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    Our beloved Ants of Bodfish probably has more...

    Our beloved Ants of Bodfish probably has more combined waterline in his navy than any other SSSer. Here is a fine photo of Ant's WEE LASSIE above the regulating dam between Lake Thomas Edison and...
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    Huge congrats to Bay Area sailor and racer John...

    Huge congrats to Bay Area sailor and racer John Clauser of Walnut Creek being awarded the Nobel Prize Tuesday for his landmark achievements in quantum mechanics beginning 50 years ago! In 1972 as a...
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    Sleddog appreciates photos, whether of schooners...

    Sleddog appreciates photos, whether of schooners with a bone in their teeth, sailmaking, pretty sunrises and sunsets, cats, dogs, dirtboats, motorcycles You name it, we don't discriminate.

    Dan...
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    Sat/Sun 10/1-10/2 Bender/Oko Series, Day 3 and...

    Sat/Sun 10/1-10/2

    Bender/Oko Series, Day 3 and 4 at Inverness. Wind light and puffy from S to SE, even SW at times. Saturday was marine layer all day. Sunday was beautiful, clear, and warm....
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    Brief update from my bro about their condo in...

    Brief update from my bro about their condo in Boca Grande, 10 miles north of Ground Zero "Missing some outside siding and the roof is in the front courtyard. Likely water damage inside. Many boats...
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    Coming at ya. 7703

    Coming at ya.

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    Though they are not in residence, it's about to...

    Though they are not in residence, it's about to get interesting at Hurricane Ian Cat 4, Ground Zero at my brother's condo, a 3 story cement building on the ocean beach at Boca Grande, FLA. They've...
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    There's a fun backstory about SAGA, and her...

    There's a fun backstory about SAGA, and her owner, Kimo, a talented naval architect and enthusiastic supporter of sailing. Kimo loves SAGA and keeps her tip top. However, "I need more lines to...
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    7684 My only comment is that IMO black sails...

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    My only comment is that IMO black sails on SAGA do not do her (or YUCCA) light green hull justice.
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    7683 Speaking of shallow draft. We are taught...

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    Speaking of shallow draft. We are taught to believe the oceans are limitless. Check out the above and the below explanation from Woods Hole:

    "How much of planet Earth is made of water?...
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    7681 Adult Sailing Classes today at IYC aboard...

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    Adult Sailing Classes today at IYC aboard 3 Flying Scots. Chris had 4 enthusiastic ladies who concluded their training by doing "touch and go" landings at the main dock, the perfect...
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    Port Madison YC held its annual Round the...

    Port Madison YC held its annual Round the (Bainbridge) Island Race yesterday. 25 mile counter-clockwise circumnavigation in Puget Sound, opposite Seattle. Single and Double-Handed classes including...
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    7679 Given the colors, you would be forgiven...

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    Given the colors, you would be forgiven thinking this is the 110 fleet at Inverness YC. Nope, it's the fishing fleet at the Portuguese town of Fao. A good friend is hiking the coastal...
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    Ants has graced us with a splendid visual of Alex...

    Ants has graced us with a splendid visual of Alex Bratenahl, the VOYAGER navigator:

    Despite various clues, my traditional thinking showed a navigator on board his vessel sailing along to his...
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    If you're having a bad day, besides Macapuno...

    If you're having a bad day, besides Macapuno icecream and lemon bars, CBC offers this service free of charge:...
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    Dec.8, 1982. Not a hurricane. But put more than...

    Dec.8, 1982. Not a hurricane. But put more than two dozen boats on the beach at Cabo, including JOSHUA. An Olson 40, NOTORIOUS, survived the best. Picked her up off the beach, onto a trailer, and...
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    There seems to be residual trauma about pulling...

    There seems to be residual trauma about pulling up anchor singlehanded on another thread also. Having recently pulled a dozen anchors of all variety, back to back, a couple of tips. You don't need...
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    Hold on. What I wrote above is "the mooring line...

    Hold on. What I wrote above is "the mooring line jumped off the cheesy anchor roller sold by Worst Marine for $40. Once off the Delrin roller, it didn't take long for the nylon rode to chafe through...
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    After my morning paddle, I swung by KOHALA moored...

    After my morning paddle, I swung by KOHALA moored at the boatyard. While the owner was below with the surveyor, I chatted with the wife who said she had warned her husband about putting chafing gear...
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    Boat name: KOHALA Home Port: Monterey Boat...

    Boat name: KOHALA Home Port: Monterey
    Boat Species: Newport 30 (Gary Mull design) .
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    The pros appeared on schedule, 2 hours before...

    The pros appeared on schedule, 2 hours before high tide, rigged the keel strap, and began to pull. With each breaking swell, the grounded vessel advanced a few feet seaward, and after 30 minutes it...
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    Yesterday's storm brought southerly winds, 20-30...

    Yesterday's storm brought southerly winds, 20-30 knots, to the Monterey Bay coastline. At least 3 boats broke their moorings and went on local beaches. Anchoring in an unprotected roadstead with...
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    The twin spacecraft VOYAGER 1 and VOYAGER 2 were...

    The twin spacecraft VOYAGER 1 and VOYAGER 2 were launched by NASA in conjunction with Jet Propulsion Labratory in the summer of 1977, 45 years ago, from Cape Canaveral. As originally designed, the...
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    Yes, Canopus in constellation Carina ("Keel") was...

    Yes, Canopus in constellation Carina ("Keel") was critical to the cited Voyage navigation. Canopus, second brightest star, is at right angles to the sun and better for navigation below 37 degrees N....
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    Sorry, Ants. The Voyage navigator was an avid...

    Sorry, Ants. The Voyage navigator was an avid sailor of Central CA waters on his FUN. But she is a keel boat, sails regularly, and not berthed at Brickyard Cove. I'm sorry the attached photo has...
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