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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    Regarding that soft attachment (above), I'm not...

    Regarding that soft attachment (above), I'm not sure what to do here. I've used Harken "Loups" for a long time and I've never come close to breaking one - but Surprise! is a bigger boat.

    For the...
  2. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    That is indeed very cool. It puts a bit of a...

    That is indeed very cool. It puts a bit of a damper on the Singlehanded Tahiti Race I've long envisioned, but a May start could work. Thoughts?
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    Half Moon Bay 2021

    There's only Tom's Race Deck thread about HMB - what a bunch of slackers! How about some stories and photos?

    How'd you like that flood, that stretched its tentacles all the way down to Pt. San...
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    Solid report! I am SO BUMMED that as we...

    Solid report!

    I am SO BUMMED that as we entered Drake's Bay, I didn't put 2+2 together and motor over to say Hi. I enjoyed meeting you in Ayala Cove recently.

    We'll try again.
  5. Thread: Surprise!

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    It's a date. Sorry you didn't bail out as...

    It's a date.

    Sorry you didn't bail out as early as the rest of us. Of course if you'd finished, you'd have made us look like the flakes we are.

    You missed out on my chicken street tacos with...
  6. Thread: Surprise!

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    While I'm here - You know that gybe under the...

    While I'm here - You know that gybe under the Gate to head over to the GGYC finish line? Yeah, That One.

    A remaining item from Skip's List is to change the boom bail to a soft attachment. I...
  7. Thread: Surprise!

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    Elmer* helped build a boat... When I replaced...

    Elmer* helped build a boat...

    When I replaced the electric halyard winch, I saved the box that covered the old motor because it was kind of cool. Well, most of it was - apparently Elmer didn't...
  8. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    That was above and beyond normal R/C duty - many...

    That was above and beyond normal R/C duty - many thanks to all of you!
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    As a SHTP tradition geek, this is great news to...

    As a SHTP tradition geek, this is great news to me. Thanks Brian.

    Speaking of ULDBs, Kyle was helping to double-hand Bloom County this weekend.
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  10. Thread: Drakes Bay 2021

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    Drake's Bay was Surprise!'s first racing since a...

    Drake's Bay was Surprise!'s first racing since a Valentine's Day midwinter in Berkeley.

    As for most boats, Saturday included a bunch of motoring. A photo from Margie Woods (or Brendan Huffman) is...
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    Note: Another set of everything was just...

    Note: Another set of everything was just published and now we're back to starting at the GGYC.

    I think.
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    Thanks 'Zia. Surprise! is entered under our...

    Thanks 'Zia. Surprise! is entered under our SSIs, not OYRA's, but now we know they apparently apply to our fleet as well.

    They could have simply put the first warning time in the Drake's Bay...
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    The missing chartlet would be nice (three days...

    The missing chartlet would be nice (three days after Brian pointed it out) but how about just telling us what time to show up!

    Whomever is doing this forgot to include the first warning time in...
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    Trying to post from my iFone since we’re out of...

    Trying to post from my iFone since we’re out of town…

    OYRA’s SIs are up on Jibeset (Addendum 7).

    You can blame Andy Newell and me for the concept, which we cooked up when I was the SSS Race...
  15. Thread: Surprise!

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    I remember SHTP 2006. That's when I ate those...

    I remember SHTP 2006. That's when I ate those 5-Minute Heater Meals and lost 23 pounds.
  16. Thread: Surprise!

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    Not true! The sparker things don't spark...

    Not true! The sparker things don't spark (probably from lack of use) but the burners lit yesterday by using matches. And I still have those plastic forks you gave me.
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    Makes perfect sense! There's some...

    Makes perfect sense!

    There's some back-channeling going on about this. I speculated that you aren't a vegetarian because you drink beer and Sailor Jerry's. So maybe I'll clean up the little...
  18. Thread: Surprise!

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    They're each 6-1/2" wide, 12-1/2" long and about...

    They're each 6-1/2" wide, 12-1/2" long and about 4-1/2" deep (top to bottom).

    As to cooking dinner for us, you're taking your life into your hands. I'm told Dave may try to catch a fish on the...
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    Sweet ride Greg! IMO Beiley got the proportions...

    Sweet ride Greg! IMO Beiley got the proportions just right on the B25, with a nice bit of sheer spring that's often missing in racier boats of that size.

    A local B-25 active for about 20 years...
  20. Thread: Soft Shackles

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    I have them all over the boat. I use the soft...

    I have them all over the boat. I use the soft shackles with the knots for attaching blocks and sheets, and I use the loops for emergency attachments around spars and at the jib clew for attaching...
  21. Thread: Surprise!

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    It's time to meet with our favorite marine...

    It's time to meet with our favorite marine textile engineer, maybe in Drake's Bay. I'm thinking about soft covers for the winch motors/gearboxes, with some padding inside for occasional encounters...
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    Also, it's time to plan the next SSS Cruise-Out...

    Also, it's time to plan the next SSS Cruise-Out for early November. After seven(!) years of doing it, Jackie is ready to hand off the planning responsibilities. THANK YOU JACKIE!

    I'll be out of...
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    Random Sailing Opportunities

    Things have been slow here on the forum. Hopefully that's because everyone is out sailing.

    13 months ago, a couple of us sailed down to visit Kynntana at Embarcadero Cove in Oakland. We walked...
  24. Thread: Surprise!

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    Hi LD. The aft face of the cabin trunk, where...

    Hi LD. The aft face of the cabin trunk, where I'm installing the boxes, is teak-veneered plywood. The material I bought to make the boxes is solid teak - so you're right on with your suggestion. ...
  25. Thread: Surprise!

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    After tracking down the teak, I'm finally making...

    After tracking down the teak, I'm finally making boxes to hide the backs of the instruments. They say the hardest part of woodworking is getting the finish right - no kidding! I thought the teak...
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