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    Thanks Greg! Last year about this time I...

    Thanks Greg!
    Last year about this time I painted my boat. Your comment was that she should be faster as the old paint was rough. I thought to myself, naah, it couldn't make a noticeable...
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    I'll be at the boat this weekend, likely Sat, up...

    I'll be at the boat this weekend, likely Sat, up the mast mounting a new wind indicator. Please drop by if you have the time and say hello!
    Chris
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    I went to the high end of the recommended amount...

    I went to the high end of the recommended amount of solvent and never regretted it, I had heard about the special additive that made tipping almost unnecessary, but too late as it needed to be...
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    Looking good! And making great progress! Sanding...

    Looking good! And making great progress! Sanding and painting makes me grateful I have a desk job!!
    FUGU is painted with Sea Foam Green from Alexseal a two-part paint. Rolled on and tipped with a...
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    It's worth it!

    It is complicated, something new always requires more thinking than something familiar. Two cool parts, one you learn a new skill and second it will look fabulous!!!6464
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    I'd foreseen the coming cluster at SHS, and jibed...

    I'd foreseen the coming cluster at SHS, and jibed well to the east, accepting the I might loose places to single handers that might emerge from the scrum unscathed, and ahead. Acceptance of the...
  7. Thread: What I Saw

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    Thanks for the compliments! Fugu deserved an...

    Thanks for the compliments! Fugu deserved an upgrade! Now I am in the "let's put off the first scratch as long as we can phase!"
    I have been very careful docking since the paint job. I bought more...
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    Taz and FUGU, both single-handers, stuck it out...

    Taz and FUGU, both single-handers, stuck it out till the bitter end after a southerly filled in around 4:15 PM and allowed the two of us and about 10 other folks still anchored near the Richmond Long...
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    Scott; Ditto Chad's sentiments! And good to hear...

    Scott;
    Ditto Chad's sentiments! And good to hear your have SHTP in your future!

    Chris, Fugu, Wilderness 30
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    Trinket (will eventualy) rides again

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    Trinket, a 6'-6" canvas covered dingy, purchased...

    Trinket, a 6'-6" canvas covered dingy, purchased by my younger more impetuous self (age 20 ish) from a summer camp that I had worked at in the Berkshire hills in western Mass. I stored in my parents...
  12. Thread: Muddy Water

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    No offense taken, I do deserve a ribbing and...

    No offense taken, I do deserve a ribbing and know that it is all in good fun!!

    What story did the French Press remind you of?????
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    Not sure if this is the best thread to post this...

    Not sure if this is the best thread to post this to but I have been struggling and failing to get a weather fax onto a computer via a SSB reciever. I have found the SSB signal, can hear the fax...
  14. Thread: Muddy Water

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    Preparing for the SHTP is all consuming, i have...

    Preparing for the SHTP is all consuming, i have felt short of time for more than a year! Friday morning felt no different as the Napa Valley Marina folks reminded me they need the higher end of the...
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    How is section 2.1.2 interpreted? Specifically...

    How is section 2.1.2 interpreted? Specifically the statement that the windows are to be at least as strong as the surrounding superstructure? Minimum of ??" thick plexiglass?
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    I have mine mounted like Jackie's (sans lavendar)...

    I have mine mounted like Jackie's (sans lavendar) at the aft end of the cockpit facing forward. Dyslectics like myself need to think before pressing buttons when the box is facing this direction,...
  17. Count me in!

    Count me in!
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    This is why we need to do these qualifiers, to...

    This is why we need to do these qualifiers, to learn about additional gear we need on the boat, addition skills the skipper needs to work on before going the distance to Kauai. In this instance the...
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    Thanks for all the support! Now the rest of the...

    Thanks for all the support! Now the rest of the story.
    After the turn I thought I’d have more of a reaching romp, instead once I did the math, 60 degrees apparent wind was as low as I would go...
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    Qualifier is done!!! Seemed like I'd never get...

    Qualifier is done!!! Seemed like I'd never get the boat ready, but once I did, I realized, shoot, now I have to go!! The decision that allowed me to make the weather, and admittedly my work windows,...
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    Planning to do a qualifying run out to 126.4,...

    Planning to do a qualifying run out to 126.4, starting early Saturday. I was loaned a SPOT, thanks Greg! And a stove, thanks Jackie! Pat needed to deal with a little fire up north so we couldn't do...
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    Once I waded thru the distractions, I found one...

    Once I waded thru the distractions, I found one kernel of truth, Pat was going to search his garage/boat locker to see if a swing stove was hiding in there.
    For that I thank him!!

    P.S. I admit...
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    Jackie, that is very generous of you, if I can't...

    Jackie, that is very generous of you, if I can't lay my hands on one in the next week I'll take you up on your kind offer!! I know Dura Mater does not have cooties!!
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    Pat, that would be very appreciated!!

    Pat, that would be very appreciated!!
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    I am hoping to do a qualifying run before the end...

    I am hoping to do a qualifying run before the end of October. Two relatively small tasks on my list before heading out, a tiller for my e-rudder, hoping to make a nice one, but to get the qualifier...
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