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    I'm a big fan of international orange, but I...

    I'm a big fan of international orange, but I would respectfully suggest that Hot Pink on black would be exciting! (Could also use Violent Green on black - but Hot Pink is harder on the eyeballs).
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  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    Wow - I can't believe we built the boat 24 years...

    Wow - I can't believe we built the boat 24 years ago. I'm glad the beast has held up!

    - rob
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    Hi Andy - Dan Benjamin on his Olson 30 White...

    Hi Andy -

    Dan Benjamin on his Olson 30 White Knuckles used this on his boat. I believe he did not try and cross the tiller lines leading to the mast, instead he would push the stick in the...
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    The best way that worked for me to do a...

    The best way that worked for me to do a loose-luffed headsail change onto a foil is to hoist the new jib inside the flying jib, tack, and drop the old jib inside the new jib. The flying headsail...
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    Hi Alan - that sucks, I'm sorry to hear that -...

    Hi Alan -

    that sucks, I'm sorry to hear that - particularly after all the energy you've put into getting ready. Hopefully the issue is something that can be worked through and you're back out on...
  6. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    Send a note over to Brian Boschma, he's the SSS...

    Send a note over to Brian Boschma, he's the SSS 2021 TransPac chair:
    transpac@sfbaysss.org

    he's also on the forum as brianb:
    https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/member.php?11-brianb

    - rob/beetle
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    And my email to webmaster@sfbaysss.org bounced. ...

    And my email to webmaster@sfbaysss.org bounced. Something is not set up correctly, either the SSS Contact page is incorrect or internally the SSS site is not correctly handing incoming email to that...
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    Request sent to the SSS webmaster to make that...

    Request sent to the SSS webmaster to make that update. I do not know if any of my login information is still valid, and even if I could login I certainly wouldn't go into the forum and do anything...
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    OK - I feel better now: the hook on the red...

    OK - I feel better now: the hook on the red background has nothing to do with Bob's question regarding the entry list Jackie has been maintaining. I something of a literalist and don't spend time...
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    That still doesn't help. I can see the white...

    That still doesn't help. I can see the white hook, but how does having that hook on a red (faux-leather?) background answer Bob's query as regards red letters on Jacquie's list?

    Confused...

    -...
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    The white hook on red background completely...

    The white hook on red background completely escapes me - clearly I am too inbred :) All I can think of is the Soviet hammer & sickle, which doesn't make sense in this context.

    Red markings meant...
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    So what was the decision of Race Committee as...

    So what was the decision of Race Committee as regards holding (or delaying) the SSS TransPac in 2021?

    - rob/beetle
  13. Ask Sal's Inflatables about how folks do that. I...

    Ask Sal's Inflatables about how folks do that. I believe you're correct about not putting the raft on an airplane due to the pressurized gas cylinder.

    I would not want to be ferrying back someone...
  14. Thread: Shtp 2021

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    Hi Bob - In 2018 I offered to help Carlianne...

    Hi Bob -

    In 2018 I offered to help Carlianne with the website, she accepted - she sent to me all the known credentials for the web host, web server, the web site, and the forum. I performed a...
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    The weather has been fairly pleasant here in...

    The weather has been fairly pleasant here in Oxnad to Catalina area, somewhat chilly in the morning with good sun, either not much wind or the Santa Ana winds are blowing hard. Wednesday...
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    Hi Talon - In my experience the boats racing...

    Hi Talon -

    In my experience the boats racing to Hawaii are in no position to go racing the 2-3 weeks prior TransPac start as you don't want to break anything; there's very little time remaining to...
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    Alan - sent you a private message. - rob/beetle

    Alan - sent you a private message.

    - rob/beetle
  18. From the jibeset race entry data, in 2020 35 out...

    From the jibeset race entry data, in 2020 35 out of 317 boats were singlehanded, in 2019 44 out of 333 boats, in 2018 34 out of 359 entries.

    I suggest that there are two reasons to NOT move the...
  19. I haven't seen the SSS survey, so I do not know...

    I haven't seen the SSS survey, so I do not know what the question(s) were.

    At least one potential issue for finishing Three Bridge Fiasco on the Berkeley Circle is can the Race Committee boat...
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    I know what a sporran is (I even have one) but...

    I know what a sporran is (I even have one) but had never heard of a spurtle - I had to go look it up. The things one learns - thanks, Synthia!

    - rob
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    Which NACA shape did you choose? A NACA 12%...

    Which NACA shape did you choose? A NACA 12% profile is fairly forgiving as regards stalling as it has a relatively blunt nose. It's not difficult to create a shape from by plotting a template onto...
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    That would be Thor Heyerdahl - they fetched up...

    That would be Thor Heyerdahl - they fetched up here while attempting to demonstrate that settlers in the South Pacific could have arrived from South America.

    And I thought a bore was a series of...
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    Hi Alan - I know that 1/4" structural rivets...

    Hi Alan -

    I know that 1/4" structural rivets can be set with a large lever rivet set tool as I keep one on Beetle for purposes of replacing the rivets keeping the boom vang tang inside the boom...
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    +1 Buzz sent to me a set for for an...

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    Buzz sent to me a set for for an intermediate (solent) stay tang and it is installed with structural rivets as per Buzz's specifications. The rivets are designed such that the center mandrel...
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    A way to solve flutter while also inducing vortex...

    A way to solve flutter while also inducing vortex shedding is to set up a sharp edge on (say) the upper half of the foil to port, and reverse that sharp edge on the lower edge of the foil. I've seen...
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