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  1. Hi, When I was trying to readjust the settings...

    Hi,

    When I was trying to readjust the settings of my autopilot I got a bit nauseous, fortunately that went away after looking at the horizon for a bit.

    Fun fact: My boat lost a bit of oil...
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    Hi, I put an Airmar CS4500 ultrasonic speed...

    Hi, I put an Airmar CS4500 ultrasonic speed sensor in my boat in 2015, $700 at the time. It did come with a pulse converter and is hooked up to my Garmin depth sounder display. The sensor did fit...
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    Hi, rumors are spreading fast... difficulties,...

    Hi, rumors are spreading fast... difficulties, me? Well, on the second downwind run the snap shackle of the spinnaker guy opened right after the hoist, so after cursing out the foredeck crew we...
  4. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    According to AIS, Wan Hai 176 is now coming in...

    According to AIS, Wan Hai 176 is now coming in through the GGB, accompanied by 2 tugs.
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    Outhaul looks loose for an upwind course, so...

    Outhaul looks loose for an upwind course, so maybe no PRO on board....
  6. Thanks a lot to all four letters for organizing...

    Thanks a lot to all four letters for organizing this awesome race! Cheers Jan
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    Buzz Ballenger told me at the time that the...

    Buzz Ballenger told me at the time that the forces on the boom are a lot less with end boom sheeting, so you are probably fine with your old boom. I upgraded by one size anyway after that experience...
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    Islander 30-2 traveler

    Hi, after I broke my boom gybing too fast under the GG bridge I put in a new boom and added a traveler at the end of the cockpit of my Islander 30-2 Sweet Pea. I like the setup way better than...
  9. Thread: TSA and SSS

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    TSA and SSS

    Hi, I wore my 2017 Corinthian t-shirt today for my flight. Apparently the design on the back blocks the TSA scanner, so I got special treatment.... Cheers Jan
  10. A statement from the EPA:...

    A statement from the EPA: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-wheeler-announces-proposed-action-cancel-irgarol-uses
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    OYRA has singlehanded division this year

    Hi, OYRA has a single handed division this year. Will go as a separate division if there are 5 boats coming- currently there are two..;);).. First race is the Lightship race on 4/17. Cheers Jan
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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    Congrats! Propane smell on a boat is not...

    Congrats! Propane smell on a boat is not good....For Propane, a boat is just a hole in the water.
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    Hi, I was looking for some background data: ...

    Hi, I was looking for some background data:

    To my knowledge a regular J-100 has a rating of 81, the electric version Eight Ball was rated 66, so a penalty of 15 for the electrics.

    If rated in...
  14. I just checked and did not

    I just checked and did not
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    Thanks to the Race Committee for the hard work...

    Thanks to the Race Committee for the hard work and for keeping us safe! I will be more fun on a different day, too....
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    Holding my breath, metaphorically.......

    Holding my breath, metaphorically.......
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    West of the Entrance Marker? Not east? Thanks Jan

    West of the Entrance Marker? Not east? Thanks Jan
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    I find PHRF very important, it reduces the...

    I find PHRF very important, it reduces the influence of money in sailing and helps the better sailor, not the better boat, to win. Certain improvements carry a penalty, for example an aftermarket...
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    Maybe a rough ride back? Would prudent sailors...

    Maybe a rough ride back? Would prudent sailors already be out of the way? Cheers Jan

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/23/weather/hurricane-douglas-forecast-hawaii-rapid-intensification/index.html
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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?
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  25. 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...
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