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  1. In the examples of results you posted, it’s...

    In the examples of results you posted, it’s notable that in one race you registered as Frederick Hoppe and in another as Ted Hoppe. Are they both you? Season scores are tracked by “skipper” not boat...
  2. Thread: What I Saw

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    Happy new year!

    Gorgeous day on SF Bay today. None of the predictions held true. No clouds, warmer than forecast and a bit more wind, but there was THAT big ebb. Beware of those big steel red and green things...
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    I’ve owned three boats with built-in heating...

    I’ve owned three boats with built-in heating sources:
    - 42’ cruising sailboat with Dickinson Newport Diesel Heater (requires 3” chimney thru deck)
    - 24’ mini-tug with Force 10 Propane Cozy Cabin...
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    Please, PLEASE be careful and have plenty of...

    Please, PLEASE be careful and have plenty of ventilation in enclosed spaces with propane/butane devices that consume oxygen and produce carbon monoxide (CO). CO is the silent killer.
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    I have clamp envy. One can never own too many...

    I have clamp envy. One can never own too many clamps.
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    Stephen, Thank you for all the pictures. Please...

    Stephen,
    Thank you for all the pictures. Please keep them coming. This is SO much fun to watch, and you make it look so easy. Maybe others will be inspired.
    Question: What are the challenges...
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    And one who actually sailed singlehanded! 7039

    And one who actually sailed singlehanded!

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    Howard, Opportunity awaits! Milly has an...

    Howard,
    Opportunity awaits! Milly has an “extra” 110 keel salvaged from one of those aging Kaneohe 110’s just waiting for a builder.
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    Many years ago, working at a major corporation,...

    Many years ago, working at a major corporation, it was suggested that my job title should have been, “Manager of Winds and Tides.” I’m good with that.
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    Very good question that deserves an explanation. ...

    Very good question that deserves an explanation. We know that the mouths of tidal estuaries, river mouths and beaches change shape both horizontally and in profile seasonally, and they can silt-in...
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    Sled wrote, “At the north end of the beach I...

    Sled wrote, “At the north end of the beach I searched for a way up onto the bluff overlooking the Cove from where the Hondius map, above, was originally sketched….”

    “What many people do not know...
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    Jackie, I’m sorry that I don’t have a humorous...

    Jackie, I’m sorry that I don’t have a humorous answer, but I actually know what those are. The two shackles with captive pin are each part of a Racelite sliding gooseneck. They are for connecting the...
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    My earlier Yes was based on the information...

    My earlier Yes was based on the information supplied at that time, and any unknown affects of current. With the newly presented data and photo, I question the windspeed. From the surface condition...
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    (another) YES!

    (another) YES!
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    Interesting… and it’s named AERO. I know nothing...

    Interesting… and it’s named AERO. I know nothing about this boat, but what I think we are looking at on the back is an inverted empennage or tail assembly as on an aircraft. As on an aircraft,...
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    For inquiring minds, here is a little more...

    For inquiring minds, here is a little more background on this story. This is from a BBC earth article.
    https://www.bbcearth.com/news/who-really-discovered-new-zealand

    According to Māori myth,...
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    DRAKE’S COVE 6811 Looking ESE across...

    DRAKE’S COVE

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    Looking ESE across Drake’s Cove. Rancher Bill Hall built a dam in the 1940’s across the entrance to the cove to trap the spring water for his cows. The red dot is...
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    My experience with boats “new to me” has been...

    My experience with boats “new to me” has been first to just try what’s there for a while without making changes. I often learn something. But then, I’ve also said it takes a few years to get...
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    Happy day! Look at that smile. 6698

    Happy day! Look at that smile.
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    Ants, Alan suggested: “You can also try making a...

    Ants,
    Alan suggested: “You can also try making a change so the boom rides an inch or two further forward, relative to the mast.” Wouldn’t moving the yard aft do the same?

    It looks like the eye...
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    Barlovento

    BARLOVENTO (not to be confused with the Rhodes ketch BARLOVENTO II) abandoned off Crescent City, CA.

    From WOODEN BOAT:

    Design Specs
    LOA: 64′ 5″
    Beam: 15′ 6″
    LWL: 50′ 0″
    Draft: 9′ 6″
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    ¿Expedition? Don’t need no stinkin’ software! ...

    ¿Expedition? Don’t need no stinkin’ software!
    Just follow Skip’s pre-race advice: “…sail the closest tack to 225 m.”
    And now, on day two the software agrees.
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    Interesting to see which boats’ AIS signals were...

    Interesting to see which boats’ AIS signals were being received the greatest distance from shore based receivers. NORTHERN STAR, SIREN and GREEN BUFFALO all look to have had the best signals. In...
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    Sled, It looks like there’s an annoying low...

    Sled, It looks like there’s an annoying low pressures area (with counterclockwise rotation) developing ~125-130 Nm due West. For us armchair sailors, what do you recommend? Which way to go? Is that...
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    Alan: I’m a life-time marina explorer. My...

    Alan: I’m a life-time marina explorer. My favorite warning is the often posted sign that says: “Boat Owners and Guests Only.” I’m a boat owner and so are you so that means we must be OK.

    Bring...
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