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    As visitors to this Forum and CBC likely know,...

    As visitors to this Forum and CBC likely know, weather depending, I enjoy regularly paddling my Kiwi kayak both inside and outside Santa Cruz Harbor. Being small, quiet, and low freeboard(sit...
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    [QUOTE=Howard Spruit;31091]the small sail is up,...

    [QUOTE=Howard Spruit;31091]the small sail is up, the full size sail arrives Friday.
    I'm off to assemble the trailer:cool:/QUOTE]

    While Howard is prepping to solo sail his just completed dirt boat...
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    Thanks to Ants for two photos taken recently at...

    Thanks to Ants for two photos taken recently at 7,000' elevation above the Kern River Valley. What looks like snow is not. Instead it is pogonip, also known as ice fog or freezing fog. Not...
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    For Monterey Bay, outside Santa Cruz Harbor, the...

    For Monterey Bay, outside Santa Cruz Harbor, the bottom is primarily hard pack sand with kelp. A Danforth type anchor has a hard time resetting when the wind changes 180 degrees from afternoon sea...
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    This past week found the DAZZLERS (Tom and Sue)...

    This past week found the DAZZLERS (Tom and Sue) aboard their Vanagon and the sleddog with Annie aboard RUBY voyaging up Highway 1 to Salt Point State Park, about 15 nm north of Jenner at the mouth of...
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    A new ride at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? ...

    A new ride at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? Nope, a Farallone 29, aka Golden Gate 30. CATS PAW had been anchored out off the Santa Cruz Wharf when we happened upon this sad sight yesterday...
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    Thanks to Beetle for this reminder why Dead...

    Thanks to Beetle for this reminder why Dead Reckoning skills and basic equipment are not things of the past. My experience has been lightning strikes do not discriminate, and grounding techniques...
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    So you know, in the 1978 SHTP on WILDFLOWER I had...

    So you know, in the 1978 SHTP on WILDFLOWER I had no electronics or instruments but a compass and Walker log. I kept a log book updated every 4 hours with estimated course and speed, as well as...
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    I agree with the above. This has been covered...

    I agree with the above. This has been covered before on my thread. What I say is unofficial, my opinion only, and at times unreliable. When I raced WILDFLOWER in a Pac Cup, head inspector Chuck...
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    Breeze on for yesterday's Half Hog race at...

    Breeze on for yesterday's Half Hog race at Tomales. One gust to 40 knots on the IYC anemometer. 110's zipping around on full on planes. 3 capsized. One bailed the water out and finished second,...
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    Not sure where the info regarding Cliff going to...

    Not sure where the info regarding Cliff going to Hono came from. The only mention of diversion was to Hilo and that on his tracker 6 days ago. https://share.garmin.com/CliffordShaw Dentistry may...
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    Not sure. We "banded" the chute with cotton baby...

    Not sure. We "banded" the chute with cotton baby yarn, not the tougher poly stuff. Prehoisting the chute without it being in stops might be dicey. The other maneuver we perfected on IMP was the...
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    Lee Johnson called a few days ago and has friends...

    Lee Johnson called a few days ago and has friends in Hilo and info to share with Cliff. But neither of us know how to contact him at sea.
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    What, do you think I give Macapuno away for free?...

    What, do you think I give Macapuno away for free? Gotta earn it on this thread. Which you have done.

    Yes the correct answer is "tack, back, jibe, set," which is a mark rounding maneuver, not a...
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    7369 "Blowing dogs off chains" is not...

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    "Blowing dogs off chains" is not Shakespeare as some would like to think. It's Aussie Bush larrikin for a strong breeze, adopted by Kiwi sailors in the not too distant past. A dog blown off...
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    Sorry, Jackie, but your nursery rhyme has no...

    Sorry, Jackie, but your nursery rhyme has no relevance to what was in the CBC's front yard yesterday. As far as I could see out to sea, it was "sheep in the meadow," an age old, Down Island,...
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    Hi Pat, Sorry, but #3 Ano Nuevo weather is not...

    Hi Pat, Sorry, but #3 Ano Nuevo weather is not the answer either. Ano Nuevo weather is spring time, reinforced trades in Monterey Bay and north, reaching brisk conditions off Ano Nuevo point. The...
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    Hi Philpott, Sorry, but the term "backstay...

    Hi Philpott, Sorry, but the term "backstay flicker" was used on your thread, Sailing Tomorrow, post #401.

    Also, apologies, but your guess "#1) Buoy of Death" is not the correct answer either. ...
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    Hi Ants, Thanks for the compliment on my good...

    Hi Ants, Thanks for the compliment on my good buddy, Andre'. And also for your guess, 6) Reinforced Trades. Sorry, but that is not the correct answer. Reinforced trades, are particularly...
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    Andre', the Anna's hummer, was in fine fettle...

    Andre', the Anna's hummer, was in fine fettle this morning just after sunrise at the Fossil Cliffs. Seaward, not far offshore, were 4-5 humpback whales and a whole lot of feeding sea birds. Here's...
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    OK all you backstay flickers, a bowl of...

    OK all you backstay flickers, a bowl of Marianne's Macapuno to the first who can answer the following about something currently in CBC's front yard. In the below list, which one does not relate to...
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    The sound of boats being crushed was unbearable,...

    The sound of boats being crushed was unbearable, even from across the Channel. In two and a half hours, 10 boats were gone with four remaining. Even the trailers were being smashed into the pile.....
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    There are many dry lakes suitable for dirt...

    There are many dry lakes suitable for dirt boating, not just Black Rock. Ivanpah, and Misfit Flats. Most are in NV and NE CA and racing is held regularly. Smith Creek, sight of the Holy Gale regatta...
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    Cliff diverting to Hilo? Hard imagining his new...

    Cliff diverting to Hilo? Hard imagining his new North main had issues. But apparently so. FYI, this morning, 4/27, at 0600 RAINBOW was 1570 nm from Hilo making ~9 knots. Good speed. That's about...
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    It doesn't seem like it. Lead has to be worth...

    It doesn't seem like it. Lead has to be worth something...but to get the keel off, or the lead out, seems too much work. The shipbreaker is a contractor with a large front hoe/cab. The aluminum...
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