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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    To let the doctor know if you've been eating...

    To let the doctor know if you've been eating enough fiber.
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    I'm still waiting on autopilot parts so I...

    I'm still waiting on autopilot parts so I finished this project instead. Plumber: "In our business, a flush beats a full house."

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  3. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    On a warm, sleepy afternoon, one of my housemates...

    On a warm, sleepy afternoon, one of my housemates drank the elixir intended for long periods of hand-steering. I won't be able to bring it to the meeting since I'm too cheap to buy another bottle:
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  4. You're right! The RBBS entry fee for my boat...

    You're right! The RBBS entry fee for my boat would be $855, plus whatever it takes to get a "partially or fully-measured ORR certificate." That's not gonna happen. They should set the entry fee...
  5. "Sorry, I had to bring the Alerion because my...

    "Sorry, I had to bring the Alerion because my Class 40 was in the shop..."

    Scott Easom mentioned this possibility awhile back. I told him it might be a bunch of older 30 footers. He didn't seem...
  6. I'd be interested, but RBBS is the same weekend...

    I'd be interested, but RBBS is the same weekend as our SSS Half Moon Bay Race. Kleinman is the week before Drake's Bay - possible for others but I'll be off camping.

    Longer term I think this is a...
  7. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    That guy had too much time on his hands. Like...

    That guy had too much time on his hands. Like the friend who built me a submarine, described WAY back in your thread.

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  8. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Nah, if I'm going to hit something I want a good...

    Nah, if I'm going to hit something I want a good run at it.
  9. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Surprise! has a full bulkhead in front of the...

    Surprise! has a full bulkhead in front of the rudder post but it has holes through it for the engine exhaust hose, hoses from the cockpit drains, etc. I could seal around most of those - I'll put...
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    It's surprising that there were no mechanical...

    It's surprising that there were no mechanical fasteners.

    If you duplicate the metal "box" seen on the other boat, I'd go up a thickness on the material. While the SS plate on deck is impressive,...
  11. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    It's fresh in my mind because of Will's boat in...

    It's fresh in my mind because of Will's boat in the LongPac and because I've been spending time in Surprise!'s stern area, staring at the rudder post, lower bearing, etc. Then we have Sled's post...
  12. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Not to pour cold water on it, but this is the...

    Not to pour cold water on it, but this is the biggest reason why another SHTP is not a sure thing for me. These collisions, with resulting foil damage and DNFs (or worse), are becoming a frequent...
  13. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    Creative guess, but no. Since the mizzen mast...

    Creative guess, but no. Since the mizzen mast was mostly unrelated I'll post that part - it's too boring for the meeting anyway.

    The tiller arm centers per the drive's manual were supposed to be...
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    Will, do you still think the damage was from...

    Will, do you still think the damage was from hitting something? Could it have been from wave action (given the rough conditions) combined with the non-reinforced structure?
  15. Thread: Shameless begging

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    Well done! There's another guy in the club I'm...

    Well done! There's another guy in the club I'm working on that way. I just sold him one of Ragtime!'s autopilots.

    Come to think of it, that may backfire given my luck with autopilots...
  16. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    Brian solved Surprise!'s AP mystery inside of 30...

    Brian solved Surprise!'s AP mystery inside of 30 seconds. We are enriched to have such talent in the SSS.

    It's stretching to say the reason was the now-removed mizzen mast, but there was a...
  17. Thread: Shameless begging

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    Wait - I'm still trying to sell that boat. I...

    Wait - I'm still trying to sell that boat. I talked to a guy about it yesterday. Is Howard keeping it?
  18. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    Indeed it was - congrat's Falk!

    Indeed it was - congrat's Falk!
  19. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    Yes, please! I talked to a reputable shop...

    Yes, please! I talked to a reputable shop yesterday and they're booked until November! I have a call into another one - skilled labor is hard to find these days.

    For a 38'er the boat is fairly...
  20. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    1. With new rigging, was the apparent cause of...

    1. With new rigging, was the apparent cause of the slack lower rigging stretch? Starboard side only, or both sides?

    Scott is on his way to race Pyewacket in the TP so I'm awaiting a reply. The...
  21. Thread: Newbie

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    That's a big reason SSS runs the LongPac as a...

    That's a big reason SSS runs the LongPac as a qualifier (the race this last weekend). For most, it's the first time they've slept underway while in the ocean. You can do the same thing yourself up...
  22. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    I've tried in vain to organize the race into an...

    I've tried in vain to organize the race into an ordered commentary, so I'll just post recollections as they come to mind. Here are a few about being forced to hand-steer for long stretches:
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  23. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    Greg, I am so sorry. I understand all-too-well...

    Greg, I am so sorry. I understand all-too-well how it could happen, but that doesn't take away the sting.
  24. Thread: Surprise!

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    You DID post it! She looked much better by the...

    You DID post it! She looked much better by the end of the day.
  25. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    I plan to post race details but I still can't...

    I plan to post race details but I still can't organize my brain. And I'm still bouncing - the physical effects feel more post-SHTP than post-LongPac. This one was a doozy!
    Returning to RYC after...
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