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    I stumbled across this link when preparing a...

    I stumbled across this link when preparing a social media post about furler screws falling out:

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/archive-shtp-websites/transpac2000/news/tpnews.html#6/28

    The screw-ee...
  2. Thread: 2022 Farallones

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    I would offer to bring Surprise! over but I'll be...

    I would offer to bring Surprise! over but I'll be in final prep for our PacCup qualifier, which we're sailing the week of the 23rd.
  3. Thread: 2022 Farallones

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    Our SSS Commodore finished after midnight in...

    Our SSS Commodore finished after midnight in 2017.

    Extending the deadline just to 0100 would cover all finish times for the last ten years except for Geodesic, who finished at 0136 in 2016. I...
  4. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Cliff, thanks for the good information. It...

    Cliff, thanks for the good information. It sounds like other than the Amoxicillin, I can add OTC items that will fill the void in my medical kit. All the pills (in their dozens of tiny foil...
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    Hi Mike, Here's what I tried on Surprise!: ...

    Hi Mike,

    Here's what I tried on Surprise!:

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showthread.php?2181-Surprise!&p=23019#post23019

    These were standard etriers that came in a velcro pouch with a...
  6. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Cliff, I'm glad you made it to shore without...

    Cliff, I'm glad you made it to shore without further problems.

    Surprise! has an Adventure brand first aid kit. It's one of the larger ones but it doesn't include the dental care module. Any...
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    Ben and Lucie Mewes

    Our dear friends and longtime SSS supporters Ben and Lucie Mewes were in an accident last Friday while driving in Idaho. Lucie wrote "In a minute our lives are forever changed. Friday morning wind...
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    That's why I call mine a speedo - is that in...

    That's why I call mine a speedo - is that in there? This is also good for raising the eyebrows of newer sailors (usually followed by an eye roll).
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    My, weren't you up bright and early! Research...

    My, weren't you up bright and early!

    Research for a social media discussion about outriggers revealed that the equipment sections of the RRS were renumbered at some point. In your RR&C paragraph...
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    Greetings, Some of you have asked why I...

    Greetings,

    Some of you have asked why I haven't been updating this thread. The answer is I've given up and moved it over to Facebook. I can no longer include photos in my posts and the SSS board...
  11. Too bad it happened but that repair looks great,...

    Too bad it happened but that repair looks great, like it was built that way.

    We do tend to complicate our boats. I just installed the hardware for a reaching strut. Why I may need a reaching...
  12. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Cliff, you lift this "Sailing Tomorrow" thread to...

    Cliff, you lift this "Sailing Tomorrow" thread to a whole 'nother level. Have a wonderful adventure!
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    Well-written Greg. I'm sorry for the loss of...

    Well-written Greg. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend and shipmate.
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    https://share.garmin.com/82X63 He's currently...

    https://share.garmin.com/82X63

    He's currently starting up the Baja peninsula with the big breeze ahead that we've had the last couple of days.

    Ryan raced the SHTP in 2004 on the family J/90,...
  15. Thread: What I Saw

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    Uh-oh...

    Uh-oh...
  16. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Ha! But knowing Cliff, I'll bet he filed in...

    Ha! But knowing Cliff, I'll bet he filed in February.

    I used to file in February. Then I retired. Now ours aren't done yet and we're going camping over the 15th. I should call my former boss...
  17. Thread: What I Saw

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    Whew - it's currently blowing 28 kts at RYC with...

    Whew - it's currently blowing 28 kts at RYC with a 36 kt gust a bit ago. NOAA shows a 41 kt gust around the corner at Marina Bay and a 46 kt gust on the Benicia Bridge. That's almost as much wind...
  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Speaking of adding and subtracting, I just...

    Speaking of adding and subtracting, I just realized that Jessie is the same age in that photo as I was when we built the spars. Circle of life...

    Regarding having the power, was that ever in...
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I'll pass on the bugs but Howard, your spruce and...

    I'll pass on the bugs but Howard, your spruce and koa work looks wonderful!

    My dad, who would have been 102 a few days ago, was a pilot with aspirations to build a small, experimental racing...
  20. Thread: Missing sailing!

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    Stephen, thank you for being faithful to those...

    Stephen, thank you for being faithful to those "work trips" so we can have the freedoms we enjoy, including being able to sail where and when we want. Your service is not taken for granted. You...
  21. Thread: Offshore Tracking

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    Absolutely. The RYC Foundation has a nice...

    Absolutely.

    The RYC Foundation has a nice Snipe for sale. It's very tempting.
  22. Thread: Offshore Tracking

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    I watched the promo video and agree w/Rob -...

    I watched the promo video and agree w/Rob - instrument data logging appeared to be the only substantive add. Developing reliable polars while sailing solo has proven elusive, so maybe collecting...
  23. Tack 18" off the deck sounds okay - you'll be...

    Tack 18" off the deck sounds okay - you'll be able to sail deeper DW with the tack eased. Head 18" from the halyard block may cause the sail to oscillate but not too badly unless it's windy - just...
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    I agree with Solo. If the cooler and dinghy in...

    I agree with Solo. If the cooler and dinghy in your original post were from your boat, and you didn't need them any more, that's what this space is for.

    Nonetheless your other posts are fine and...
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    These days you better not pick your nose or...

    These days you better not pick your nose or anything while you're out racing!
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