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    That makes me feel better and I'm not even having...

    That makes me feel better and I'm not even having a bad day!

    Tom K
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    So I'll try again... Perhaps the marbles were...

    So I'll try again...

    Perhaps the marbles were intended to roll around - or perhaps move more vigorously - inside the hull to break up or loosen accumulated crud and maybe also some rough...
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    Marbles... I had Laser #1172 IIRC, so only...

    Marbles...

    I had Laser #1172 IIRC, so only slightly less old than Bob's. The Laser's flotation tank was the entire hull. It had a few - not very many - large chunks of foam wrapped in plastic that...
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    Ages ago now, the late great Jocelyn Nash, with...

    Ages ago now, the late great Jocelyn Nash, with whom I worked for many years, described the 110 as "a prehistoric Wabbit". We'd been talking about 110s, which I'd always admired, and I owned a Wabbit...
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    I'd have to guess it's the folding propeller....

    I'd have to guess it's the folding propeller.
    Tom K.
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    Aha! I cheated (looked it up), the Star sailing...

    Aha! I cheated (looked it up), the Star sailing couple are Skip and Mary Etchells.
    Always good to learn something from Sleddog's quizzes.
    Tom K
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    First is a Herreschoff 12-1/2, aka Doughdish,...

    First is a Herreschoff 12-1/2, aka Doughdish, designed by Nathaniel Herreschoff.
    Second is a Penguin, designed by Philip Rhodes. My dad built a penguin in around 1960 but only attempted to sail it...
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    I think I'll just let this one lei...

    I think I'll just let this one lei...
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    My favorite Martec prop story... It must have...

    My favorite Martec prop story...
    It must have been in the very early ‘80s when I went along on a sail check in Santa Cruz with my boss Jim Dewitt, as we had just completed and delivered the sails...
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    But there is a half moon, or at least there was

    “One of the reasons for this particular trivia was a friendly question asked this morning at Coffee Club: why is a moon that looks to be half a pizza pie called a "quarter moon," and there is no...
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    I look forward to visiting CBC. But it will have...

    I look forward to visiting CBC. But it will have to wait until I can sit in the car longer, my hip replacement isn’t there yet. :(
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    1, Cal 2-27 aircraft (guessing from published I...

    1, Cal 2-27 aircraft (guessing from published I dimension)
    5, Richardson Bay bridge clearance per chart 18649, 39’
    6, Olson 30 aircraft (guessing from published I dimension)
    7, 13’ depth seems...
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    Ooh, what fun! Tom K

    Ooh, what fun!

    Tom K
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    If I recall correctly, the sailor was Joshua...

    If I recall correctly, the sailor was Joshua Slocum on Spray, and his singlehanded instrument was an alarm(?) clock missing its minute hand. Not much of a chronometer but he couldn’t afford one.
    ...
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    That video looks like it was taken from the Bay...

    That video looks like it was taken from the Bay trail in San Rafael, just north of the NE corner of the Target store on Shoreline Parkway. Nice that Mount Diablo is visible in the video, helps with...
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    I’m going to say it’s a bungee cord with hooks on...

    I’m going to say it’s a bungee cord with hooks on the ends (but I’m having trouble imagining it as a mast step!)

    Tom K
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    Thanks for the update on Admiral. I’ve often...

    Thanks for the update on Admiral. I’ve often wondered what became of him in the last couple of decades since he worked for Rich at Richmond Yacht Service.

    Tom
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    Sweet! Love schooners. I wish I was a better...

    Sweet! Love schooners.
    I wish I was a better woodworker.
    And I like your trike in the background.(I ride a Gekko.)

    Tom
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    Ensenada Race 1971,72? Ranger 26 Walrus

    Yours truly on the cabin top, Dad steering.
    I don’t remember what year Magic passed us in the night but this was the last bit of the race getting closer to Ensenada. I was astonished that my Dad...
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    Aha! The second question gave me the answer to...

    Aha!
    The second question gave me the answer to the first. Both boats were named Magic.

    I’ll always remember when the later Magic passed us in the middle of the night on an Ensenada Race (I was...
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    Now, that makes me think of my days(years) at...

    Now, that makes me think of my days(years) at DeWitt Sails and later Sobstad. The old design files were a similar who’s who of sailmaking and yacht design There were designs by Jim DeWitt of course,...
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    That’s a beauty! Nicely trimmed although I’m...

    That’s a beauty!
    Nicely trimmed although I’m itching to ease the mizzen vang a bit. It took several generations of sailmakers and sailcloth manufacturers to develop spinnakers without tight leeches....
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    Hmm. The flare of the topsides forward looks an...

    Hmm. The flare of the topsides forward looks an awful lot like a Wilderness 30. (Too big for a Moore 24.) So does the partly recessed traveler. So I’ll guess it’s a Wilderness 30 with a sugar scoop...
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    Aaarrrggghhhh, The old grey cells ain’t what they...

    Aaarrrggghhhh, The old grey cells ain’t what they used to be. I was trying but couldn’t shake loose “Scampi” even though I knew the builder. And technically I misspelled the dog’s name because I...
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    Those look like the bows of an Albin 30 and a...

    Those look like the bows of an Albin 30 and a Moore 24 with snout added on. (That would make for a directionally challenged catamaran!) And of course that’s Eyrie sailed by Synthia and Rreveur.

    Tom
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