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    Nice to hear Siren is making Drakes Bay. I did a...

    Nice to hear Siren is making Drakes Bay. I did a windy and pretty dark Pac Cup with Brendan in '12 and was damn happy he was on board. Great driver and a funny dude. He will be tough to beat in '23. ...
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    Eyrie

    Synthia and Eyrie coasting past Pier 39 on their own fiasco.
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    Aloha is now signed up for both Ditch and SHT....

    Aloha is now signed up for both Ditch and SHT. The Ditch is pretty demanding itself with either a long delivery back or trailer time with hours of breakdown/set up, so this is most ambitious.
    In...
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    The only sail I passed Saturday was my own...

    The only sail I passed Saturday was my own spinnaker.
    Twice.
    My race started ugly and never fully recovered.
    I failed to rig the lifeline netting causing the pre rigged kite to shrimp (in the...
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    More Pretty Penny

    It was nice sailing alongside on the beat back.
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    Yup- and derelict boats are the reason behind the...

    Yup- and derelict boats are the reason behind the new law.
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    "Begining March 1st 2020, all vessels 26' in...

    "Begining March 1st 2020, all vessels 26' in length and greater operating on State waters will be required to have vessel insurance."
    The times they are a changing.
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    Sorry to hear this Alan. Glad you're coming out...

    Sorry to hear this Alan.
    Glad you're coming out for Rocks though.
    I sent you a pm for the Garmin.
    Cj
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    The PCExpress underwent mast inspection/repairs...

    The PCExpress underwent mast inspection/repairs in Jan. We found some serious ugly at the mast base and cut an inch and a half off the bottom. It's now supported by a nice block of phenolic. Thank...
  10. I'm sure a boat going back on it's own bottom...

    I'm sure a boat going back on it's own bottom woukd happily take the extra weight and safety.
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    Agreed Cjordan The PCExpress

    Agreed
    Cjordan
    The PCExpress
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    Are they still holding to being vaccinated within...

    Are they still holding to being vaccinated within 3 months of visiting? If so that cuts out most of my family who've already had shots.
    As for me who knows.
    The timing on this is pretty tight and...
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    1962 Knarr - FREE

    "Svalen", hull 117.
    Sound hull, deck and rig but needs lots of tlc. Aluminum rig in like new condition.
    Hoping I don’t have to crush the ol' girl but time is ticking and if Hawaii is going to...
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    The approach to SHS on port board was nuts. This...

    The approach to SHS on port board was nuts. This race may be cursed!
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    Just before the park up. Bombora, Fugu and...

    Just before the park up.
    Bombora, Fugu and likely Hedgehog smartly stayed outside. The Pork Chop Express got caught up in the mess but squeezed through.
    A real horror show!
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    Just my humble opinion but the out and back...

    Just my humble opinion but the out and back option seems alot more appealing than running down a foggy, ship littered coast singlehanded.
    As for testing gear maybe go with 3 crew on CRW and see what...
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    I would be fine forgoing awards/water taxis etc....

    I would be fine forgoing awards/water taxis etc. but quarantine could be a deal killer.
    Moreover, without both shots I'm reluctant to fly back and the little Express is a tough return- plus the wife...
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    I love Brickyard/Richmond but the 0500 wake up to...

    I love Brickyard/Richmond but the 0500 wake up to make the start(s) was no fun this round.
    Brian, our longtime renter at Pier 39 E dock recently bailed- 45 ft slip, no snarling dogs, mellow...
  19. Iridium Go in 2018 Pac Cup- no troubles. This...

    Iridium Go in 2018 Pac Cup- no troubles. This year same deal on Pork Chop.
    Go the extra step and install the external antenna.
    We ended up very disconnected on that last trip which was kinda nice....
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    Pork Chop mast plate not seating- didn't see in...

    Pork Chop mast plate not seating- didn't see in dark.
    Cannot race. Message left with RC.
    Sad!
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    Registration is open.124 spots left.

    Registration is open.124 spots left.
  22. "We are considering using Berkeley Circle as a...

    "We are considering using Berkeley Circle as a separate start/finish line for Singlehanded entries. This will help race committee members stay physically distanced for Covid."
    Sounds reasonable.
    ...
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    Ah, I just noticed the spurtle link... my wife...

    Ah, I just noticed the spurtle link... my wife even has one aboard. I now know clockwise is the way.
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    I recall cranking the old Volvo clockwise aboard...

    I recall cranking the old Volvo clockwise aboard the Nicholson 32 I grew up on when the starter didn't catch.
    A somewhat dangerous affair if you didn't get the engine crank out quickly if it did...
  25. Yesterday was a workout. Light air kite work all...

    Yesterday was a workout. Light air kite work all day, and towards the finish, against heavy current.
    Every physical move to adjust, hoist, trim etc usually resulted in a a loss of speed.
    3...
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