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    One 150 Ah deep cycle AGM battery, or two 75 AH...

    One 150 Ah deep cycle AGM battery, or two 75 AH deep cycle batteries? If I buy two, I'll have to replace the main switch. If I go with one, the charging questions are easier...the charge controller...
  2. Thread: SPOT Gen 3

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    No takers, it's goin' on Craigslist.

    No takers, it's goin' on Craigslist.
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    Merry Christmas in July from a buddy on the...

    Merry Christmas in July from a buddy on the Wooden Boat forum. OK, knotmeter requirement, checked off!

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    We are now the owners of a 2013 Subaru Outback. ...

    We are now the owners of a 2013 Subaru Outback. I wanted a truck but Joan seriously did not like the single post-design-makeover-of-2015 GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado I could find for <$20,000. I had...
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    excellent!!!

    excellent!!!
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    Space Cowboy's story is kind of infamous....and a...

    Space Cowboy's story is kind of infamous....and a good lesson for all. Hobie 33 is a fast ride!!
  7. Thread: Surprise!

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    I dunno, but you and your crumpet need to keep...

    I dunno, but you and your crumpet need to keep your distance! 6 feet! :p
  8. YRA Seminar, featuring some of our rockstars...

    I got this from the YRA today.

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    The YRA Presents - Shorthanded Sailing in SF Bay
    When
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM PDT
    Add to Calendar
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    cha-chinggggg.... $200 worth of stainless...

    cha-chinggggg....

    $200 worth of stainless steel for rudders, tiller and the stern pushpit, plus one 8-inch bit of aluminum tubing to repair dads old trekking pole that I busted on a day hike two...
  10. At this point I'm just hoping for a Vallejo 1-2,...

    At this point I'm just hoping for a Vallejo 1-2, though we'll all be sitting around the VYC in surgical masks, 6 feet from each other. But at least we would have sailed there.
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    It was a busy weekend, I made good progress on...

    It was a busy weekend, I made good progress on getting a stern pushpit set up...checked off a couple things on my list, but I won't bore everyone with that. I'll just show you a picture of my pretty...
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    I just bought this...$10.89 ...

    I just bought this...$10.89

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/201728579933

    It's four waterproof LED strips, five LED's per strip in red and green in waterproof casings. Combined, it's ten red and ten...
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    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE SEPTEMBER? 1....

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE SEPTEMBER?

    1. Replace the stern light...hopefully $15..ordered 6/10 - $20.70 free shipping ebay. Installed 7/4

    2. Buy second 12v wet cell battery…. $160....
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    After a couple of weeks of not really making...

    After a couple of weeks of not really making progress, i got into West Marine and dropped a bundle on s.s. hardware. Today, a bunch of it got used.

    I now have port and starboard teak cabintop ...
  15. Thread: SPOT Gen 3

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    SPOT Gen 3

    ...for the price of the postage, call it ten bucks. I'm crazy-busy right now, so it might take me a week or so to get it mailed to you.

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    Read about my experience with it, locally, in my...
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    All the glaring lights in the cockpit were...

    All the glaring lights in the cockpit were exhausting, at night....the charge monitor, the blue USB port lights, the navigation ipod screen and so on.

    ....but no lights for the autopilot, because...
  17. We could, maybe..almost completely free the SSS from using ...

    As I thought about it more, this was a bad idea.

    Admins, y'all can delete this thread if you like.
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    A friend of mine in Washington has a windmill. ...

    A friend of mine in Washington has a windmill. Remember to keep the weight in the BACK of the boat when running downwind in a breeze! Trust me on this!
  19. Thread: Mast Oxidation

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    I'm not sure that it's a structural problem. I...

    I'm not sure that it's a structural problem. I have in mind some severely oxidized, actually partially corroded aluminum masts I've seen for years on 60's and early 70's vintage boats; Santana 22's,...
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    San Francisco Boatworks sent me to Svendsens and...

    San Francisco Boatworks sent me to Svendsens and mentioned Chris.

    Ruben at BMC says they have a metalworking guy, but he's slammed with work right now, and recommended Chris at Svendsens. So...
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    I just got a verbal estimate from Chris at...

    I just got a verbal estimate from Chris at Svendsens, he was helpful and the cost is reasonable. OK, then!
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    Nice! Yes, we thought about going up to Sonora...

    Nice!

    Yes, we thought about going up to Sonora Pass and following the PCT south a bit for one afternoons hike, but we had two really good thunderstorms in the afternoons and evenings. These...
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    rail-maker recommendations.

    I know Svendsens used to make stern pushpits, pulpits and so on, and they seem to still be in the business...

    https://sbm.baymaritime.com/commercial-welding-fabrication-and-metalwork

    is there...
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    I couldn't put Joan off forever... "Honey, who...

    I couldn't put Joan off forever...

    "Honey, who knows if or when the Singlehanded Farallones and the Round the Rocks races will be rescheduled!! We can't plan ANY-thing this summer!"

    We...
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    It's worked for me, many times, though I do...

    It's worked for me, many times, though I do recall on a Vallejo race, taking nearly the entire distance between the Richmond San Rafael bridge and Point Pinole...back and forth to get it unwound.
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