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  1. Thread: Thank you

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    That's a hell of a way to collect a "story" for...

    That's a hell of a way to collect a "story" for you life! Glad the outcome was only fiscal.

    The TillerClutch has been my friend for years. Instant on/off.
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    No real layout changes but I was trying to remove...

    No real layout changes but I was trying to remove a few pounds to compensate for some weight that was added elsewhere including 12lbs up the rig with a new Antal metal mainsail track last year. ...
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    Yeah I remember walking through Arne Johnson...

    Yeah I remember walking through Arne Johnson Boatbuilders (now townhomes) watching the master Yokem put a few more layers on the keel fin..... something like 90-110 layers per side !. She has held...
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    Well Bob's pretty boat, Chris's new shiny paint...

    Well Bob's pretty boat, Chris's new shiny paint and others doing their best peacock strut finally shammed me into painting the Azzura. She has the original Awlgrip that is 24 years old and was...
  5. Thread: Surprise!

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    Funny you should bring up MM and shipping. I...

    Funny you should bring up MM and shipping. I ordered a few small pieces of HDPE for like $12 and the shipping was $35. I called customer service and she was like "oh, I'll refund the shipping...
  6. Thread: Insurance

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    As I recall in '13 the Transpac dropped the...

    As I recall in '13 the Transpac dropped the insurance requirement as like 1/3 off the fleet couldn't get coverage. Are they standing firm on this now?
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    Oh.... I forgot a major point. I did get...

    Oh.... I forgot a major point. I did get pulled over by a Sheriff near the finish of the Delta Ditch Run and he could care less. Made me drop sails and side tie to him.
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    What a bummer. I always wondered if I would get...

    What a bummer. I always wondered if I would get boarded during a race. I'd certainly be pretty firm with them that I am participating in a COAST GUARD PERMITTED EVENT and that maybe if they want...
  9. Thanks for the course splits..... Now if we...

    Thanks for the course splits..... Now if we could just get back to starting boats from fast to slow. Sportboats and then <108 starting behind 27 slower Espress and Moores makes for a lot of slow...
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    George "the Jockey" and I were doublehanding...

    George "the Jockey" and I were doublehanding Hecla, the Hammerhead 54' trimaran that year for the SHTP return. We got a couple of days of the harsh conditions that were to set in. I remember...
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    Break out another 10+ boats bucks.

    Break out another 10+ boats bucks.
  12. I realize it's an initial list but the Sailing...

    I realize it's an initial list but the Sailing Instructions don't have a DH Sportboat division.
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    Corrosion-X is your friend. I hit all my cable...

    Corrosion-X is your friend. I hit all my cable ends and ports with it.
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    "May I please have some more sir"

    "May I please have some more sir"
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    The SSS has been the trend for many decades of...

    The SSS has been the trend for many decades of growth and was fielding more than 100 boats for several races every year. It is an issue that I think the SSS will overcome. I think a cap of DH...
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    It's called the Singlehanded Sailing Society for...

    It's called the Singlehanded Sailing Society for a reason and it should always remain intact as such. A lot of racers have jumped on the shorthanded bandwagon with COVID. Entry limits certainly...
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    It may not be downwind this year......

    It may not be downwind this year......
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    How about an SSS cruise out to Catalina !

    How about an SSS cruise out to Catalina !
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    Congrats on the maiden flight. I'd recommend...

    Congrats on the maiden flight. I'd recommend leaving the jib up when setting/dousing the spinnaker.
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    In mild it should only be 1-2A but I haven't done...

    In mild it should only be 1-2A but I haven't done extensive consumption test on the Pelagic, just short term. The X-5/Evo pulls 1-3A. I'd get an amp meter that does hundredths if possible.
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    Are you trying to add another race to the SSS? ...

    Are you trying to add another race to the SSS? I'd say the SSS schedule is already quite full. I think you would be racing alone on any course like you spoke about. First, even crewed boats skip...
  22. Rumbleseat was likely the oldest original build...

    Rumbleseat was likely the oldest original build but was completely rebuilt including a more modern keel and I believe rig before Bruce did the SHTP.
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    I see the SF3200 comes in at 7500 lbs base. Do...

    I see the SF3200 comes in at 7500 lbs base. Do you have a trailer? If the barge is an option if the crane is capable. If you have a cradle then you would need to sail it to Oahu to travel lift...
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    Others will need to chime in here but is the...

    Others will need to chime in here but is the barge from Kauai going to be available with the crane? If so how much does the crane handle weight wise because a SF3200 weighs a lot more than an Olson...
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    The right way ! CCW.

    The right way ! CCW.
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