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    I've had one before...just that I abhor Google in...

    I've had one before...just that I abhor Google in every way and believe it or not, I didn't grok that Android = Google at the time. It was a Samsung, I believe and it had a GPS in it and I sold it...
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    There's kind of a lot to figure out. I just...

    There's kind of a lot to figure out. I just changed the pre-set messages and the quick-messages...sent a test message to the unit, downloaded the north american topo map database, and confirmed that...
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    Spent 2 hours this morning synch'ing the InReach...

    Spent 2 hours this morning synch'ing the InReach and starting to figure it out. Downloaded the North American topo maps, in case I ever take it backpacking.
  4. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Nice. Congrats, Brendan!

    Nice. Congrats, Brendan!
  5. Thread: Drakes bay race

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    Just goes to show out of touch I am with racing...

    Just goes to show out of touch I am with racing outside the Gate'
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    I got started because I got sick of spending...

    I got started because I got sick of spending hours on the telephone, trying to round up crew. Everybody wanted to go, once...~maybe~ twice. For every race that first season on my Cal 20, I had a...
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    Back from a week of backpacking with Joan in the...

    Back from a week of backpacking with Joan in the Desolation Wilderness. We hiked out of Wrights Lake and over Rockbound Pass (elevation 8650) and down into Rockbound Valley. It was six days of peace...
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    Reading back a bit...Stanford has axed ( pun...

    Reading back a bit...Stanford has axed ( pun intended!) Synchronized Swimming and field hockey. And Sailing...and Fencing. Are those "country club sports"? I take umbrage with that title, but they...
  9. Thread: Surprise!

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    Well if you want to make two labels that say: ...

    Well if you want to make two labels that say:


    IMPORTANT!

    Remove bolt before raising centerboard!

    Otherwise I'll have to get out a sharpie and some white electrical tape!
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    I see that you're having fun!

    I see that you're having fun!
  11. Thread: I got schooled

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    Those emergency blankets are the bomb. I still...

    Those emergency blankets are the bomb. I still carry one backpacking. Negatory!!! fist pump
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    Nah. You just need a bigger bulkhead. Just expand...

    Nah. You just need a bigger bulkhead. Just expand the plans by 15%. You got this!
  13. Thread: Drakes bay race

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    Isn't that OYRA?....not an SSS race. However,...

    Isn't that OYRA?....not an SSS race.

    However, your post got me to thinking that Drakes Bay might be a good place to head to the 3rd weekend in October, sort of as a season-ending long cruise.
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    Website is back up. They claim that no data from...

    Website is back up. They claim that no data from Garmin Pay was stolen...but I would not trust that. I got mail from Garmin today so that's functional again.
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    I know nothing about these systems, but have two...

    I know nothing about these systems, but have two thoughts... 1.) go sailing, engage autopilot, or friend, go lie down on the cabin sole right next to all that stuff and turn on the pump. Watch...
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    Garmin website hacked; ransomware

    If you own a recent Garmin product...a fitness watch, a step-logger, a GPS...and your InReach and so on, you may be unable to use the item. Garmins infrastructure has been compromised by ransomware,...
  17. Thread: In October...

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    I can do that! Some of us may want to sail down...

    I can do that! Some of us may want to sail down to the Central Bay on Sunday to sail off with Philippe, if he does his testing/qualifying run that weekend.
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    Garmin's website has been having big issues...

    Garmin's website has been having big issues communicating with their customer database since last week, and now their website is down.

    There has been progress but instead of putting every little...
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    The ditch bag/dry bag in shocking orange, with...

    The ditch bag/dry bag in shocking orange, with shoulder straps is here. It stinks of vinyl, so it's airing out in the garage. whoooieee, it came with a shocking orange phone protection dry bag. I...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    I have a titanium spork in my backpacking kit. I...

    I have a titanium spork in my backpacking kit. I bought Joan (aka "The Coffee Queen") a vacuum-enclosing titanium, 800 ml. coffee cup with a lid for Christmas a couple of years ago. Since I...
  21. Thread: 2021 Qualifier

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    OHHHH! :o I am looking forward to meeting you!...

    OHHHH! :o
    I am looking forward to meeting you! Westsail 32 is a bit different from your first SSS ride!

    For those that aren't old enough to remember, Bill held the elapsed time record for the...
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    OK, then! You have to have your "outboard" set...

    OK, then! You have to have your "outboard" set up in a "trap door" arrangement, like the Hotfoot 27 did, or the Flying Tiger 10M, or the Seascape 27.

    You know, that's just a bizarre rule....
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    oh, NOT GOOD with the Yanmar, but you're right....

    oh, NOT GOOD with the Yanmar, but you're right. It's a SAILBOAT! Good on ye, slow or not!

    Hey, tell us more about yourself and your boat.
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    Tiller stuff....new primary tiller. Here are the...

    Tiller stuff....new primary tiller. Here are the side plates, still need to get them punched for the hinge bolt.

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    Here's the pad for the attachment of the autopilot pin. I'll drill into the...
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    Item #6 on the list...check! 5633 I gave...

    Item #6 on the list...check!

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    I gave them a quick sand and a coat of satin exterior polyurethane, too. The "backup" hatchboard is on the sawhorses, drying from two coats of exterior latex. ...
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