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    Final Product , 8 coats of varnish and re...

    Final Product , 8 coats of varnish and re sanding back to bare wood twice.

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    Trophy pass 3

    Re sanded - re stained - and one pass with varnish - getting closer: 6982
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    Trophy refurb

    Thanks Bob,

    My boat suffers from lack of varnish care and here I am working on a trophy !
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    Maybe. Let me try another pass with sanding. ...

    Maybe. Let me try another pass with sanding. Novato , while a nice destination, is a long drive from Los Gatos.
    Thanks.
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    Trophy Round 2 - First Pass Fail

    I sanded the old surface down to bare wood, thought I had all the old name plague discoloration worked through. Alas, a test coat of stain and they re appear ! Time for another pass at sanding more...
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    What year are you referencing ? This would be...

    What year are you referencing ? This would be a good time to remove any boats that don't belong on the trophy. Everyone send in your lists :)
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    I still have all my fingers, proof positive she...

    I still have all my fingers, proof positive she knows
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    SHTP Trophy Refurb:

    The Jim Tallot ULDB Trophy (Kyle won this in 2021) has become a larger project than anticipated. To remove remnants of the old corroded plaques is requiring sanding and re-staining the base. All...
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    Hey Tom, I am betting you will need the club...

    Hey Tom,

    I am betting you will need the club radios. They are in the SHTP packing case. We need to transfer them over. BB
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    Yes, Kyle stopped by and said hello just prior to...

    Yes, Kyle stopped by and said hello just prior to the start. I just got the plaques from the engraver.
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    I suppose all that can be corrected with Board...

    I suppose all that can be corrected with Board approval. Maybe a protest is in order ? Meanwhile I am proceeding with a rebuild of the labels and the creation of a more ordered plaque placement. ...
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    Tom, Thanks for SI's. The PDF seems to not...

    Tom,

    Thanks for SI's. The PDF seems to not contain the referenced chartlet - I know this is a YRA doc .
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    The Board has approved $$$'s to upgrade/refresh...

    The Board has approved $$$'s to upgrade/refresh some of the SHTP trophies. Plaques were getting a bit corroded, the ordering was mysterious, likely due to the fact that the space on some trophies...
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    Sailing Today: USCG boards Red-Sky . ...

    Sailing Today: USCG boards Red-Sky . Another quiet day in the South Bay, with the exception of the SFO aircraft ascending. I was out sailing in circles, no vessels in sight. A USCG rib,...
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    Post Race Thoughts - RC point of view

    Issues:

    - Trophies - a true PITA. Racers don't want to take the large trophies home on their boats, or by other means. Going forward the SSS should not ship these to Hawaii as they just need to...
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    anything else Robb ? Ice cream ?

    anything else Robb ? Ice cream ?
  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Awesome job Chad and crew.

    Awesome job Chad and crew.
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    Gary, to be clear, you vote for spending an...

    Gary, to be clear, you vote for spending an additional $400 on entry correct ? So I wonder if those interested will be ok with about a $1500 entry fee ?
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    You can set intervals - see my post about having...

    You can set intervals - see my post about having a max interval period of four hours. Intervals doesn't solve the problem. They need to be synchronized and that isn't possible with these systems. ...
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    Some certainly did. THer was mention of heavy...

    Some certainly did. THer was mention of heavy cloud cover but a nice display of he moon rise.
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    Yellow Brick

    I am ahead of you . Yellow Brick sends me a quote every year for tracker use. They have the added issue of having to get a commit on quantity well in advance. Had we done this year, with 1/2...
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    Dear WB CHristie, Calculating and sync-ing the...

    Dear WB CHristie,

    Calculating and sync-ing the positions could be done with some degraded degree of accuracy using as estimated velocity. A spread sheet could be created. In the spirit of...
  24. Relative Distance Between Boats as Noon Today

    Note - boat positions taken at various times so these calculations could be as much 4 hours off between position pings. Using to estimate VHF Range.

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    NEarly all the boats are checked in today,...

    NEarly all the boats are checked in today, waiting on two but hours to go.

    A note from Seawisdom:

    Dear SHTP RC,
    Confirming receipt of position report. I’m doing well. Slowly getting adjusted...
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