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    For inquiring minds, here is a little more...

    For inquiring minds, here is a little more background on this story. This is from a BBC earth article.
    https://www.bbcearth.com/news/who-really-discovered-new-zealand

    According to Māori myth,...
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    DRAKE’S COVE 6811 Looking ESE across...

    DRAKE’S COVE

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    Looking ESE across Drake’s Cove. Rancher Bill Hall built a dam in the 1940’s across the entrance to the cove to trap the spring water for his cows. The red dot is...
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    My experience with boats “new to me” has been...

    My experience with boats “new to me” has been first to just try what’s there for a while without making changes. I often learn something. But then, I’ve also said it takes a few years to get...
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    Happy day! Look at that smile. 6698

    Happy day! Look at that smile.
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    Ants, Alan suggested: “You can also try making a...

    Ants,
    Alan suggested: “You can also try making a change so the boom rides an inch or two further forward, relative to the mast.” Wouldn’t moving the yard aft do the same?

    It looks like the eye...
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    Barlovento

    BARLOVENTO (not to be confused with the Rhodes ketch BARLOVENTO II) abandoned off Crescent City, CA.

    From WOODEN BOAT:

    Design Specs
    LOA: 64′ 5″
    Beam: 15′ 6″
    LWL: 50′ 0″
    Draft: 9′ 6″
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    ¿Expedition? Don’t need no stinkin’ software! ...

    ¿Expedition? Don’t need no stinkin’ software!
    Just follow Skip’s pre-race advice: “…sail the closest tack to 225 m.”
    And now, on day two the software agrees.
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    Interesting to see which boats’ AIS signals were...

    Interesting to see which boats’ AIS signals were being received the greatest distance from shore based receivers. NORTHERN STAR, SIREN and GREEN BUFFALO all look to have had the best signals. In...
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    Sled, It looks like there’s an annoying low...

    Sled, It looks like there’s an annoying low pressures area (with counterclockwise rotation) developing ~125-130 Nm due West. For us armchair sailors, what do you recommend? Which way to go? Is that...
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    Alan: I’m a life-time marina explorer. My...

    Alan: I’m a life-time marina explorer. My favorite warning is the often posted sign that says: “Boat Owners and Guests Only.” I’m a boat owner and so are you so that means we must be OK.

    Bring...
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    Spreader droop is all too common. Just look...

    Spreader droop is all too common. Just look around any harbor. They probably get away with it due to a certain amount of over engineering. But, there comes a point (and probably at the worst time)...
  12. That’s an ELECTRA not an ENSIGN. Same hull but...

    That’s an ELECTRA not an ENSIGN. Same hull but different deck with a self bailing cockpit and cabin. Rubin knows an ELECTRA intimately. ENSIGNs have a cult following in the North-East similar to how...
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    Schooner MAGIC

    For anyone interested in seeing more of the full size schooner MAGIC, there’s a nice video about the current owners. Follow this link ...
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    Lost Shipping Containers

    The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) at Moss Landing has been involved with studies of lost shipping containers. Pre-COVID they held a most fascinating annual open house. During one...
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    You obviously know more than I do about copyright...

    You obviously know more than I do about copyright laws. I can’t even spell it right. :)
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    The Reddy Kilowatt character is copywrited. You...

    The Reddy Kilowatt character is copywrited. You might want to re-think your artwork.
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    I understand that peanut butter works pretty well.

    I understand that peanut butter works pretty well.
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    Phil Frank

    Phil Frank
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    In an earlier life, I lived aboard with propane...

    In an earlier life, I lived aboard with propane stoves for 20+ years. I highly recommend the FireBoy S-2A propane monitor / controller with MS-2 propane sensor mounted low under the the stove. As an...
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    But why is the Randall Reeves presentation at 2pm...

    But why is the Randall Reeves presentation at 2pm (1400) on a Saturday? Same time as RYC Big Daddy pursuit race.
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    Maybe a clue? Found in my cockpit today... But I...

    Maybe a clue? Found in my cockpit today... But I quickly noted, it’s a graphite pencil! Not red or even blue. And it needs sharpening.
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  22. I did misunderstand considering the first...

    I did misunderstand considering the first Transpac was in 1906.

    The 1980 SHTP race was won by the oldest boat entered. Bob Counts sailed his 25-foot Golden Gate Sanderling to a first in class and...
  23. Anyone else able to ID the sailmaker’s insignia /...

    Anyone else able to ID the sailmaker’s insignia / logo on those sails?
    This is a quiz, with no prize....
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    Obviously, Craig needs to add to the project list...

    Obviously, Craig needs to add to the project list an electric inboard with feathering 3-blade prop. Then add a GPS return-to-home device like some drones have for when they get out of range.

    Or......
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    Sounds more like bad ground(s), especially since...

    Sounds more like bad ground(s), especially since the lights are dim. Dim = resistance. Look for loose and/or poorly crimped connections. Tug on wires.

    Unlikely that the panel is the problem, but...
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