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    Hey, that's right. I knew about that one, but I...

    Hey, that's right. I knew about that one, but I didn't pay a lot of attention because there's a charity regatta in Oceanside that weekend. Maybe I'll scoot down to SD instead.
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    Drivn: I feel your pain. I was a longtime SSS...

    Drivn: I feel your pain. I was a longtime SSS member, but when I retired I moved to Borrego Springs and moved my boat to Oceanside, chosen because it's the shortest drive from home. I joined PSSA,...
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    Yikes - epoxy? It never occurred to me to epoxy...

    Yikes - epoxy? It never occurred to me to epoxy my new Foss rudder before I slapped bottom paint on it.
    Anyway Jackie, it looks great. Enjoy!
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    I can report that (as of 2012, anyway) Doug's...

    I can report that (as of 2012, anyway) Doug's Boatyard in Opua looks just the same. It boggled my mind that a yard could function in that tiny space and on such a slope. I didn't get to see the...
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    Skip, I've been enjoying Dick Carter's...

    Skip, I've been enjoying Dick Carter's autobiography, which includes some mentions and good photos of you from the 1969 Fastnet race - which you guys won aboard his Red Rooster.

    For everyone, I...
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    I think the answer may be "none of the above". A...

    I think the answer may be "none of the above". A team in the Robotics lab at SRI International, from which I retired a year and a bit ago, builds teeny diamagnetically levitated robots and has...
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    Rick, not quite 50/50. I've done a "figure 4"...

    Rick, not quite 50/50. I've done a "figure 4" (Red Rock first or last) a few times, and once it even resulted in a class win.

    Have fun, everyone. Wish I were there!
    Max
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    I'm back down south, but planning to head out...

    I'm back down south, but planning to head out from Oceanside this afternoon and stay out overnight to stress test the electrical system, since I'll be doing this starting next month to get up to...
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    Highly unlikely, but thanks.

    Highly unlikely, but thanks.
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    Copy that. Thanks anyway Greg!

    Copy that. Thanks anyway Greg!
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    Anybody thinking of sailing on Boxing Day (i.e....

    Anybody thinking of sailing on Boxing Day (i.e. Dec 26)? Room for two more?
    Thanks
    Max (& Jan B.)
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    Boxing Day Sail?

    Anyone sailing Dec. 26? Former SSS member, in town for the holiday, +1 (both former race chairs fwiw), would like to join you if you have cockpit space.

    Thanks
    Max & Jan
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    James, I have one. Very rusty due to a water...

    James, I have one. Very rusty due to a water leak, but I don't think it's cracked. You're welcome to it for free if you think you can use it. I have some other (better) parts too, but I've promised...
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    Nice pictures - I miss you guys! Speaking of...

    Nice pictures - I miss you guys! Speaking of Galaxsea, can someone please put me in touch with Daniel? I am in possession of Galaxsea's documentation certificate - I have no idea why - and I'd like...
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    In nearly all races (no matter in what body of...

    In nearly all races (no matter in what body of water) you can't use engine propulsion while racing, and you're racing from your prep signal (normally 4 minutes pre start) until you finish or retire....
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    The obvious: give the island a wide berth!...

    The obvious: give the island a wide berth! Especially the northwest corner where there's a projecting shoal area. I like Stan Honey's rule of thumb because it's easy to remember: add the predicted or...
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    I imagine that a net that doesn't attach to the...

    I imagine that a net that doesn't attach to the headstay would still be effective, if it's right next to the furled jib and well tensioned. But to be sure, loops around the jib (dyneema, to slide up...
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    Here's mine. Very simple, I threw it together in...

    Here's mine. Very simple, I threw it together in a hurry from the luff tape of an old jib and my old jacklines. A ring at each corner and lines at the tack and clew to tie them down.

    The foot is...
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    That's what I was thinking. I've never used wool...

    That's what I was thinking. I've never used wool or (horrors) rubber bands on a spinnaker, and I think mine is a fair bit bigger than Philippe's. I've never had big problems on the hoist ... jibes...
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    Quite right! It's permissible to abandon most...

    Quite right! It's permissible to abandon most aspects of hygiene out there, but not dental hygiene.
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    Hey Jackie, I just discovered the pictures of me...

    Hey Jackie, I just discovered the pictures of me on p. 1 of this thread, thanks. The toothbrushing photo is from the 2009 LongPac and is an homage to Synthia Petroka who posted a similar selfie a...
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    Hi Philippe, As I recall, I'm the one who...

    Hi Philippe,
    As I recall, I'm the one who dreamed up this course several years ago. It's been tweaked since, but I think it's something like:
    Start on Berkeley Circle
    Alcatraz to stbd
    Harding...
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    Holy cow! I better get another one!

    Holy cow! I better get another one!
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    I recall Max Ebb's description of the finned...

    I recall Max Ebb's description of the finned steering oar some time ago in Latitude 38. Paul often seems to plagiarize Max Ebb! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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    Jackie - check your private messages? I need to...

    Jackie - check your private messages? I need to shift this thing asap.
    Max
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