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    I mean, just the idea of a steady 3 kts breeze...

    I mean, just the idea of a steady 3 kts breeze seems implausible. There'd be gusts and lulls, wind shifts. I found this interesting:
    https://youtu.be/jyQwgBAaBag
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    I'd say ... Maybe theoretically but in real life...

    I'd say ... Maybe theoretically but in real life conditions? You'd need perfect sea conditions, great oversized sails, intent steering (light winds are never steady), a super slick bottom, all dead...
  3. Thread: Legalities

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    That certainly solidifies the allure of...

    That certainly solidifies the allure of single-handed sailing ...

    And here I thought I'd sign up three intrepid intrepid sailors for a crossing to Yokohama and back ...
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    Legalities

    Hello there,
    I've been wondering what the legalities are of bringing people aboard your boat. Say you take a couple of friends for a quick cruise to Santa Barbara. You go well offshore, hit a whale,...
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    Not so fast ... I went up the mast and tried to...

    Not so fast ... I went up the mast and tried to install one of the custom sheaves. The shaft goes through the sheave; the shaft goes through the mast. The shaft does not go through the mast and the...
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    Thanks, I ended up manually sanding the hole and...

    Thanks, I ended up manually sanding the hole and all is good now.
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    Thanks, guys. I couldn't find anything standard...

    Thanks, guys. I couldn't find anything standard (incl. rigrite). I got a pair of custom sheaves. But, when I tried them on the shaft, the hole was too small. Picked up the calipers to cross-check and...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Someone posted on my...

    Thanks for the suggestion. Someone posted on my blog that these guys make custom sheaves ... An order will be made soon ��

    Comment:
    Don Green at https://dreamgreen.org/ can replicate your sheave...
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    I used to wonder why I was being told to watch...

    I used to wonder why I was being told to watch for halyard chafe. I figured, well, if it hasn't chafed so far, why would it start chafing now? Well, for the usual reason: because things break.

    My...
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    How about a SF-Yokohama 1-2? :-)

    How about a SF-Yokohama 1-2? :-)
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    To clarify, my question wasn't meant as a...

    To clarify, my question wasn't meant as a critique. I'm just trying to understand context.

    About the HMB race, it was nice and slow again, at least for us ��
    Even on elapsed we got in 90 minutes...
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    I'm wondering ... Pillar Point harbor looks like...

    I'm wondering ... Pillar Point harbor looks like a great starting place to organize multi days offshore races, with buoys off Santa Cruz, weather buoys West, some North. Room for nice triangle...
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    Thanks for the reminder. We tried but ran aground...

    Thanks for the reminder. We tried but ran aground when trying to make our way to the fuel dock.

    sqrt(40) = 6.32 kts
    I can't even get to that kind of boat speed on flat water ... So there's a good...
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    CaB hugged the shore but never got past Muir...

    CaB hugged the shore but never got past Muir Beach. Short on fuel we sailed back to Sausalito (which included a stint under the bridge, kite up in 25 knots of wind, and a broach in hurricane gulch)...
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    Nice lines!
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    We turned around, put the kite up, then saw 25+...

    We turned around, put the kite up, then saw 25+ under the bridge, and broached when the tower "gave it back". We recovered nicely and carried on.
    Sad that we didn't make it all way up ...
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    Hey Greg, What sort of sail combination is that?...

    Hey Greg,
    What sort of sail combination is that? And when does it work well for you?
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    I think North is mostly down. It'd be Drake's...

    I think North is mostly down.
    It'd be Drake's cove in Drake's estero.
    https://www.discoveringnovaalbion.org/evidence-hondius-inset
  19. Thread: Surprise!

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    +1 I had been wondering what was up since the...

    +1 I had been wondering what was up since the announcement that you had moved out of your boat ...
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    Looking good!

    Looking good!
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    I was looking at the picture and thinking what a...

    I was looking at the picture and thinking what a nice looking boat. I bet I could race that ... Then looked closer ☺️
    Thanks for sharing the picture, I'm so glad to see DE still doing good!
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    +1 Impressive racer determination! Rational...

    +1 Impressive racer determination! Rational decision making in a very rough spot. That's what I'm striving for. "Well done" doesn't even cut it ...
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    Guilty! I dropped a lot of the water I had...

    Guilty! I dropped a lot of the water I had onboard when I found myself behind and not gaining, then I put out the #2, which was a better idea :-)
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    Thank you, purchased!

    Thank you, purchased!
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    It was a good day, double handing with Todd. We...

    It was a good day, double handing with Todd. We came out of the harbor and made a left, hoisted the A2, and had a good run. Then we came back to HMB and went down for another run with California...
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