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    Maybe people looking for the SSS Islands...

    Maybe people looking for the SSS Islands (Saba,Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, part of the lesser Antilles) because of Hurricane Dorian?
  2. Thread: Drakes Bay 2019

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    Thanks Jackie- and first of all thanks to the RC...

    Thanks Jackie- and first of all thanks to the RC for organizing!

    DB was two beautiful days on the ocean, and I was happy that I could finish both races.I am not really that satisfied with my...
  3. Thread: Drakes Bay 2019

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    It is 2159 again. Our boats can make this,...

    It is 2159 again. Our boats can make this, Jackie.... if there is some decent southerly wind. Given that this is not overly prevailing this time of the year- what are the conditions this year if a...
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    Reminds me of my boat, about the same vintage....

    Reminds me of my boat, about the same vintage. New wiring to the stern light. New until the last three feet, that is, when there were three different wires soldered together. I guess they ran out of...
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Metropolitan

    Hi, very cute car! By the way, only the early cars had the common A 40 Devon engine. The Metropolitans after 1955 used the extremely common Austin B series engine. This is good news, since parts are...
  6. Thread: Update Please?

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    SH Farallones OYRA JR Waterhouse

    Hi, is there something that can be done to have the SH Farallones not at the same day as the OYRA Jr Waterhouse? Thanks for considering, Jan
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    Congrats, Bob! Yeah, I think some of us had...

    Congrats, Bob!

    Yeah, I think some of us had navigation problems. I sailed around the wrong leeward mark first before I noticed it and corrected myself with a little detour. . I heard others had...
  8. Thread: Race Dates 2019

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    Thanks for the update, Dave! Cheers Jan

    Thanks for the update, Dave! Cheers Jan
  9. Thread: Race Dates 2019

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    Race Dates 2019

    Hi, are the race dates for 2019 already set? Would be appreciated if you guys could post them if they are, need to put in my vacation requests already.... Thanks! Jan
  10. Thread: Things change

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    Hi, It has gotten a lot better since they opened...

    Hi, It has gotten a lot better since they opened the emergency line eastbound on the Richmond Bridge 4-7 earlier this year. Why they did not do that years ago and why they don't do that in the other...
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    These were two long, but fun days, I am sure for...

    These were two long, but fun days, I am sure for everybody. And I appreciate the dedication of the race committee! Communication was great throughout, and they seemed very much on top of things....
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    Charging batteries?

    HI, I just replaced the main battery in my boat, maybe I won't need to bring that jump starter any more.... The question came up if it is allowed to use the engine without putting it in gear to...
  13. Thread: Farallones 2018

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    Hi, thanks again for the help! Brought the...

    Hi, thanks again for the help!
    Brought the sails to the sailmaker and started installing other stuff, so I may not have time to try to sail without boom.
    I brought my boom to Buzz Ballenger on...
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    Thank you for the tips! Greatly appreciated! So...

    Thank you for the tips! Greatly appreciated! So far Buzz Ballenger got back to me, his pricing is actually pretty reasonable compared to a Sparcraft boom that a friend just bought. 8 weeks, he...
  15. Thread: Farallones 2018

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    Hi, thank you all for the help! Sled-dog,...

    Hi,

    thank you all for the help!

    Sled-dog, you are right on, I switched the main to a loose-footed sail and, yes, she came with mid-boom sheeting. Nevertheless, crew error was the big problem,...
  16. Thread: Farallones 2018

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    Yup. If anybody has a good source for a new boom,...

    Yup. If anybody has a good source for a new boom, it would be appreciated....
  17. Thread: Farallones 2018

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    Hi, Sweet Pea and I arrived a bit late, just...

    Hi,

    Sweet Pea and I arrived a bit late, just in time to see Ma's Rover round the wrong buoy to start, followed by me frantically double checking the sailing instructions. I had started the Duxship...
  18. Thread: HMB Race

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    No worries, I was not offended. As for the start,...

    No worries, I was not offended. As for the start, I was very happy that I managed get out of everybody's way, port starts are the devil...
  19. Thread: HMB Race

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    Sweet Pea

    That 's it :o!

    Thanks for the compliments- I will enjoy it before Sweet Pea and I regress back to the mean....

    Both me and my crew learned quite a bit over a great and active season, and...
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