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  1. My experience with bureaucracies is that they...

    My experience with bureaucracies is that they don't respond to suggestions, but people are paid to respond to simple questions. I didn't suggest anything, just enquired. I'm sure they have many more...
  2. Well, enough dithering. Let's ask, shall we? I've...

    Well, enough dithering. Let's ask, shall we? I've sent this by email and USPS.

    The Honorable David Y. Ige
    Governor, State of Hawaii
    Executive Chambers
    State Capitol
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
    ...
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    Larry Conklin called, asked that the SSS will “...

    Larry Conklin called, asked that the SSS will “ help keep Kauai green” when we come. I promised we will spend money when we come. BTW, the Wake Up cafe is for sale.
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    Buy this! Buy this! Puleeze, Bob! 5200 SO...

    Buy this! Buy this! Puleeze, Bob!

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    SO much fun spending other peoples' money.
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    :-)

    :-)
  6. Thread: Surprise!

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    Sure! Why not? It's only money.

    Sure! Why not? It's only money.
  7. Thread: Surprise!

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    Maybe you need this stuff

    First of all, I don't know why Surprise! is in the shorthanded thread.

    Also, here are some items you are welcome to borrow:

    This from Max last year:

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    and this from Greg Ashby, before...
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    You are a wise man, Rick Elkins. And here's how I...

    You are a wise man, Rick Elkins. And here's how I feel about it: https://vimeo.com/399224821
  9. Amid all this Covid-19 talk, a friend who is...

    Amid all this Covid-19 talk, a friend who is considering the 2020 Singlehanded Transpacific Race asked about the chance of it being cancelled. My response:

    Of this I am confident: Regardless of...
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    Specially given the water heater for the hot tub....

    Specially given the water heater for the hot tub. That's gotta use a lot of energy.
  11. Thread: Seminars

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    2020 SHTP Seminar: Video of Rigging presentation by Ryan Nelson

    https://vimeo.com/398515929
  12. Thread: Seminars

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    okay, I concede the point. We did have a nice...

    okay, I concede the point. We did have a nice long chat, no comparisons were made with DM's alternator per se, and I WAS snuffling around for chocolate. Which I found in my galley. Thanks, Steve.
  13. Thread: Seminars

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    Drove to Dura Mater yesterday, self distancing...

    Drove to Dura Mater yesterday, self distancing myself in my car. Then I arrived to see Bob’s car in the parking lot. I dropped my sailbag off at DM and continued on down E Dock to Surprise! Found Bob...
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    Maybe turning into the wind to take sails down...

    Maybe turning into the wind to take sails down before entering HMB harbor?
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    Go, Philippe! It sounds like you are on the verge...

    Go, Philippe! It sounds like you are on the verge of ... dare I say it ... having another grand adventure. I’ll bet Changabang is not insulated and maybe a bit cold early in the morning, but it’s...
  16. Thread: Seminars

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    Yes there will be a seminar tonight

    Absolutely.
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    Response to Carol Klammer's first Singlehanded Corinthian Race

    Well, Carol, I saw you tack around Blossom Rock, and you did it with aplomb. After DM and I tacked it took me until I was in the lee of Alcatraz before I could get a reef in. I lost track of you...
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    Follow Philippe and Rob up the California coast

    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:1047850/mmsi:227722490/vessel:DESTINATION%20EVIAN
  19. Thread: Hedgehog

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    That sounds promising given the circumstances....

    That sounds promising given the circumstances. Except the money part, of course.
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    [QUOTE=BobJ;25624] Since all the money I've...

    [QUOTE=BobJ;25624] Since all the money I've spent on this boat came out of the market before it crashed, it's like I just got a 15-20% discount on all those boat parts. /QUOTE]

    You're the numbers...
  21. Thread: What I Saw

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    Sure. Bring it down and I'll sail it over to her....

    Sure. Bring it down and I'll sail it over to her. She needs a video of her emergency rudder as deployed, so I'll be sailing over on DM sometime to do that. Maybe you'd like to be my driver?
  22. I'll bet you all thought there was an eleventh...

    I'll bet you all thought there was an eleventh participant for the 2020 SHTP, didn'tcha? Well, no, but almost as good is this GREAT photo of Sea Wisdom:

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    Oooooh. So pretty!
  23. Thread: What I Saw

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    Kyntanna Sighting

    There I was, driving down Telegraph Avenue, when I noticed movement within the graffiti covering the old Kasper's Hotdog stand. Can you see her?

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    It's Carliane Johnson s/v Kyntanna. We met...
  24. Thread: Seminars

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    The Return Trip: Video Two of Two

    https://vimeo.com/396324710
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    Seminar: Rigging and Sailplan for the 2020 SHTP

    Wednesday night March 11, 2020 the Singlehanded Sailing Society will offer a seminar on Rigging and Sailplan for the 2020 SHTP. You are welcome to join us downstairs at the Oakland Yacht Club @ 7:30...
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