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  1. Thread: Old Splice

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    In making splices, the core and cover can move...

    In making splices, the core and cover can move independently. An early step is usually to tie a firm knot a couple feet away from the splice area to avoid the shifting reference point.

    Splicing...
  2. Thread: Old Splice

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    Two to three decades ago, there were generic...

    Two to three decades ago, there were generic direction that were applicable to three strand and ropes with cores. There were splicing tools that were seemingly universal.

    With the new high...
  3. Thread: Old Splice

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    My simple suggestion is to wash the used lines...

    My simple suggestion is to wash the used lines before splicing - mesh bag in washer with detergent and some fabric softener to soften the braids. Removing dirt and salt makes everything easier and...
  4. Thread: Halyard hitch

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    A couple suggestions from Brion Toss's book -...

    A couple suggestions from Brion Toss's book - Rigger's Apprentice are -

    Brummell splice if you want to have a single line that serves as port and starboard sheet. (Page 167)

    For single sheets,...
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    Glad to hear about Andre also.

    Glad to hear about Andre also.
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    It seems the governing body that would sanction...

    It seems the governing body that would sanction the effort is the one to check for rules ahead of time. If I recall the effort by Jeane Socrates, iher effort was unassisted but she was in daily...
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    Barzan questions- Well, that is some very...

    Barzan questions-
    Well, that is some very elaborate choreography!
    1. Barzan's smokestack only emitted dark smoke once. Did it use any of its own power or side thrusters etc?
    2. Who directed the...
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    The only surprising thing in the photo from 40...

    The only surprising thing in the photo from 40 years ago was the weather was warm enough to go without a shirt. It must have been a warm winter day.

    There are few posts today of sailors without...
  9. That is a wonderful visit and pictures and post. ...

    That is a wonderful visit and pictures and post. After the wait to get registered on the forum, all was well.

    Looking forward to more posts.

    Sure would like to have more storage so my...
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    She sympathized with your situation but was not...

    She sympathized with your situation but was not sure she had the expertise to help with the specific concerns.

    From my experience let me add the following-
    If you bring paperwork to register a...
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    It seems there is no lack of suggestions and I...

    It seems there is no lack of suggestions and I will add another. Between purchase and importing considerations, California sales tax and personal property tax, registrations for safety...
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    I have a wonderful aid that helps me remember. ...

    I have a wonderful aid that helps me remember.

    As race chair, I delegated the course responsibility to the skippers. For an unknown set of race committee procedures, I was required to be on the...
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    Are shipping deposits at risk if the boat does...

    Are shipping deposits at risk if the boat does make it to port in time?
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    Do I spy the remnants of footprints of the gypsy...

    Do I spy the remnants of footprints of the gypsy salvage brigade as the surf washes away all traces?

    Ants
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    Great video - of course, the subject made it...

    Great video - of course, the subject made it easier.

    Jackie, send me a mailing address. I have an overwinter book in high latitudes for Randall.

    Ants

    Oops! Never mind about the address. I...
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    Are you on schedule for the E-rudder race?

    Are you on schedule for the E-rudder race?
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    The previous seminars have had delightful,...

    The previous seminars have had delightful, informative video documentation. Those were easier since the seminars were inside at a single location. The demonstrations during this event will be...
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    Kayaking places are abundant. From the looks of...

    Kayaking places are abundant. From the looks of the photo, that could have been Moss Landing. The coastal estuaries are fun from Tomales Bay to Morro Bay. The inland lakes and reservoirs are a...
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    I am glad read about the purchase and shipment. ...

    I am glad read about the purchase and shipment. Also, I have not followed all the postings so there may be information that I missed.

    I am unclear on when shipping will be complete, how much...
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    Thanks! I checked out of sailing for a while...

    Thanks! I checked out of sailing for a while after Hurricane Julliette in La Paz back in 2002 (or so). The re-entry is underway with a Moore 24. The changes in electronics, sail materials, and...
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    To put a stop to the incessant flare purchases,...

    To put a stop to the incessant flare purchases, the Weems and Plath version of electronic flare was ordered today.

    My fading memory seemed to recall the use of an electronic flare during the...
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    Who knows the timing of these things - certainly...

    Who knows the timing of these things - certainly not me.

    Maybe the kickoff leg will include the SHTP and a second sendoff from Hanalei Bay.
  23. I am sorry to read comments like this but I can...

    I am sorry to read comments like this but I can understand both viewpoints.

    The SSS has two major assets going for it. One is the current group of folks that participate in the races and...
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    Ukes! Now the SSS is getting pretty classy. ...

    Ukes! Now the SSS is getting pretty classy.

    It does take long after looking at the Moore 24 'galley' to know this a preferred group to raft up with (and eat better).

    Ants
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    In case you have not noted, there are width and...

    In case you have not noted, there are width and height restrictions on the highways. The designation of width over 8 1/2 feet is considered oversize. The specs for your boat are 11.42 ft max beam. ...
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