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    All right, the carrier is glued 'n screwed back...

    All right, the carrier is glued 'n screwed back together. I took the opportunity to make a couple of changes. Today before work I dashed down to Alan Steel and bought a 1-foot piece of stainless flat...
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    Setback... Today I bumped the vane while it...

    Setback...

    Today I bumped the vane while it was sitting just like in the picture above and the counterweight arm bonked me on the head. My head is totally fine, it was just a tap but the plywood...
  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    A sailing buddy whom many of us know, was at some...

    A sailing buddy whom many of us know, was at some risk of losing his house...

    AGAIN...as the former house burned to the ground about 12 years ago... from one of the re-ignited fires. I hope it...
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    I realized why the whole thing wasn't working...

    I realized why the whole thing wasn't working AFTER I made a new mast, etc. from 3-inch ABS pipe. It's because the lever arm at the windvane end is quite a bit off of the axis of rotation. If I'd...
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    The other option I looked at was Hale' iwa, which...

    The other option I looked at was Hale' iwa, which is on the north shore of Oahu, opposite Honolulu and about an hours drive along the coast. It's pretty small, there aren't a lot of restaurants or...
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    I'm in. If there is any race at all, I will do...

    I'm in. If there is any race at all, I will do it. I'm 98% sure that Joan will not want to fly to Kauai and be limited to a resort room for 10 days. I have no problem with arriving in Hanalei Bay...
  7. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    Shtp 2021

    I don't want to be a nag...and I know everybody is busy with 3BF...

    But the main SSS website still says "SHTP 2020" and the associated web page has "2020" all over it. Even this forum subgroup...
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    Proposed schedule ..proposed! Not set in stone!...

    Proposed schedule ..proposed! Not set in stone!

    SSS Emergency Rudder Seminar

    First Hour

    Introduction - basic principles and requirements: Alan Hebert.... 7.5 minutes. (Confirmed)
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    However, the system is ~very~...

    However, the system is ~very~ sensitive.....that's good.


    https://www.facebook.com/100060710409719/videos/113086144058399/
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    I thought I was ready to test, but ....no. ...

    I thought I was ready to test, but ....no.

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    Everything looked good, I'd eyeballed all the geometry, it all should be fine....but it wasn't. I'm kind of frustrated.

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    The control...
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    Tentative Date: Wednesday, February 24th....via...

    Tentative Date: Wednesday, February 24th....via ZOOM.

    The plan is to have the following...

    At least two video'd demonstrations of SSS members deploying their e-rudders. (one is being shot this...
  12. I agree with some of what you just wrote, for...

    I agree with some of what you just wrote, for sure. Like..."save rudder as it may be a repairable back up if the cassette system did not hold. " Absolutely! You'll need a mess of carbon fiber...
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    More fiddly bits today, including this little...

    More fiddly bits today, including this little masterpiece of plywood, ABS plastic, sawdust and epoxy. It needs some "filling in", which will be done after I cement the ABS pipe in there that will...
  14. However, having 2-3 people who have actually had...

    However, having 2-3 people who have actually had to deploy emergency rudders at sea actually speaking at the seminar is a great idea.

    Brian B. --- Max C. --- Rob McF.

    I know Max had to...
  15. Yeah, but who on an Express 27 is willing to...

    Yeah, but who on an Express 27 is willing to carry a completely new rudder on board "just in case"? I mean, carry the dowel and hammer, for sure! It would be 10X easier to have brackets prepared on...
  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    And since this is the thread for all things...

    And since this is the thread for all things unique and unusual, I'll present this..

    the Flettner Rotor-Sailor - which I'd never even heard of until about an hour ago, on a totally unrelated site....
  17. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    OH sleddog! I found the service invoice for that...

    OH sleddog! I found the service invoice for that troublesome piece of kit you had installed, and sent in for service...

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    Here's some random windvane "stuff" setting up...

    Here's some random windvane "stuff" setting up after an afternoon of improvisation. The green and yellow blade was repurposed from the "cables in housing" experiment. I'm sure I can use the...
  19. Thread: 3BF update

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    I wish this forum had a "LIKE" button!

    I wish this forum had a "LIKE" button!
  20. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    The stuff nightmares are made of, and we're just...

    The stuff nightmares are made of, and we're just going to see more and more of it.
  21. Wow. RESPECT.

    Wow. RESPECT.
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    Count me in for a Race Committee shift...AM... I...

    Count me in for a Race Committee shift...AM... I can bring a table, chairs and a pop-up tent if the GGYC is not available. I also have a portable gasoline generator.
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    I'll have one tablet and two old Android phones...

    I'll have one tablet and two old Android phones on board, just because they've got GPS's in 'em and I loaded on OpenCPN and a free GPS app. So they function just like a handheld mapping GPS but also...
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    I was assuming that George McKay could get a...

    I was assuming that George McKay could get a mphrf cert and we'd race in a division with other multis. He seemed confident that was possible. Me? I know nothing.
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    The 3BF goes through four different Counties: San...

    The 3BF goes through four different Counties: San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda. So it could be health officials from one or more of those counties that is the issue.

    I wonder if I...
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