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    I haven't ever seen that photo of Skip under the...

    I haven't ever seen that photo of Skip under the bridge. It is wonderful! Who took it?

    and Alan? Regarding electronics and the windvane? DM and I aren't going across that ocean, but we are in...
  2. Thread: What I Saw

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    Dura Mater and I wandered out of the bay...

    Dura Mater and I wandered out of the bay yesterday, into the Golden Gate. We saw a number of boats, all singlehanded, doing the same thing, headed ... out there. Since there wasn't much wind we...
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    Wait just a minute! What am I: your proxy? I...

    Wait just a minute! What am I: your proxy? I can't have sailors breaking down my door in Oakland yammering about how they won something you promised! Besides, I've just spent hours negotiating an...
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    That all sounds terrific, Philippe! Assuming the...

    That all sounds terrific, Philippe! Assuming the keel bolt is okay, the other issues appear minimal and you do look happy up there on the bow.

    Weíll be down there to see you in August if not...
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    Who knew that such an esoteric post would bring...

    Who knew that such an esoteric post would bring out the inner nine year old? We here at the What I Saw thread aim to please.
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    Skip, so glad you continue to post here. Where is...

    Skip, so glad you continue to post here. Where is everybody? I thought I would return to a sailing bay area, but instead I return to a world of improved boats and people still engrossed in boat...
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    Oh, I get it. Duh. My brain is still relaxed from...

    Oh, I get it. Duh. My brain is still relaxed from being in the Delta where I didn't have to keep up or fend off.

    12.9. Still making fun of my decal. It's a jungle out here in the big city.
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    That's an exaggeration. I motorsailed the whole...

    That's an exaggeration. I motorsailed the whole way and made it to RYC in under three hours. 10.1 maximum speed with the ebb. I love the ebb coming back from the Delta. During the last three summer...
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    Reading this with some trepidation from my one...

    Reading this with some trepidation from my one night slip in Benicia. DM and I are returning to a much changed E dock! Classier! Two additional singlehanders! Higher end doohickies! Bilges cleaner...
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    The Delta is open for business

    Dura Mater has been up here since Easter Sunday and is slowly winding her way back to Richmond.

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    The Delta is open for business.

    Chatting on the outdoor patio at Tony’s (Walnut Grove)...
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    Hey, Bob! Where did your insult go? It was very...

    Hey, Bob! Where did your insult go? It was very funny.
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    Anchored bow and stern (thank you, Rob) @ 38...

    Anchored bow and stern (thank you, Rob) @ 38 13560, 121 31659. One led anchor light, one iphone. Now Iíll stop photo bombing your thread, Bob

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    Oh, but Alan! I don't want to BUY a mushroom...

    Oh, but Alan! I don't want to BUY a mushroom anchor! I could do that any time! I want to borrow someone's mushroom anchor, then give it back! I would only use it as a stern anchor for one week up...
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    Delta Itinerary

    This week in the Delta is forecast to be sunny and not too very hot. The Mokulemne River Bridge has been closed and the Three Mile Bridge has been out of commission, too. Because of this, the only...
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    Well, that is wonderful! Welcome, Tom! Now we...

    Well, that is wonderful! Welcome, Tom! Now we just have to get Hedgehog to move over and everything will be just perfect. Like my boat.
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    Thank you. Well, since my batteries are in such...

    Thank you. Well, since my batteries are in such excellent condition I will have to wait until a morning after I have run the anchor light all night, read until midnight by the led in my vberth and...
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    You're just jealous. Rob says my batteries are in...

    You're just jealous. Rob says my batteries are in excellent shape. Rob says my boat is a wonderful boat. You're just envious of my high end comforts. He said he could re-do my electrical system to...
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    Oh, that's too bad! Ouch, indeed! And since you...

    Oh, that's too bad! Ouch, indeed! And since you are briefly distracted by your own misfortune here's where I brag shamelessly about Dura Mater's upgrades, installed by the same electrician-magician...
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    Thanks, Alan. Mebbee, mebbee not. So you donít...

    Thanks, Alan. Mebbee, mebbee not. So you donít have one I can borrow?
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    It looks muddier up there than it seems when...

    It looks muddier up there than it seems when you're ... UpRiver. Until you pull your anchor up. Then you say, "Whoa! Thassa lotta mud."
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    Mushroom Anchor?

    does anyone have a small mushroom anchor I can borrow for a week or so? In Half Moon Bay last year, after you all had sailed home, I helped Dave Morris raise all the danforth and mushroom anchors...
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    Last summer I scrubbed Dura Materís sole but then...

    Last summer I scrubbed Dura Materís sole but then it got dirty again so quickly!

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    [QUOTE=BobJ;26336] sailing on a stunning,...

    [QUOTE=BobJ;26336] sailing on a stunning, mostly-empty Bay:

    Oh yeah. That's what it's all about.
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    Maybe duct tape?

    Maybe duct tape?
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    Thursday May 8, 2020 This week's unrace on the...

    Thursday May 8, 2020

    This week's unrace on the San Joaquin River had five boats chasing each other around. Four singlehanded boats left the dock @ 4 pm and we returned just as the sun was setting...
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