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  1. I don't believe I recharacterized the issue. To...

    I don't believe I recharacterized the issue. To paraphrase Greg's initial question is asking a response to whether or not the SSS should allow power-assisted boats to race, but if so should they be...
  2. There's a distinction between meeting racing...

    There's a distinction between meeting racing rules (electric winches or not) and how a particular boat scores in the results. The discussion concerns what it means to sail a boat (stored power or...
  3. Thread: Zoleo

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    Hi Dave - Globalstar publishes a constellation...

    Hi Dave -

    Globalstar publishes a constellation footprint, and that shows a fringe area almost but not quite extending to Hawaii. I have heard anecdotal evidence that sometimes the Spot works to...
  4. Thread: Zoleo

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    Deciding what to purchase first requires...

    Deciding what to purchase first requires determining what functionality you're looking for over what geographic range. The range is: transponder, SMS messaging, email, email with attachments, and...
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    Remember Ray Thayer on his Brewer 60 Wild Thing? ...

    Remember Ray Thayer on his Brewer 60 Wild Thing? He had 3 - count 'em: 3 - roller furling headsails mounted on the giant 90' carbon spar. The boat also flew an enorous spinnaker (in a sock). This...
  6. Most likely not. I am supposed to be in French...

    Most likely not. I am supposed to be in French Polynesia this year, the border closures across the South Pacific ended that idea. Hopefully next year will work.

    - rob/beetle
  7. I'd be happy to do a Rosie Ruiz and show up at...

    I'd be happy to do a Rosie Ruiz and show up at Cat Harbor having skipped all the excitement down the coast. Perhaps Morning Star and Beetle could provide some sort of finish line - maybe a crepe...
  8. Hi Brian - I thought that Globalstar was using an...

    Hi Brian - I thought that Globalstar was using an LEO satellite constellation, and based on the information regarding their 2nd generation satellites there are 24 of them up there orbiting at...
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    The diver's boards talk about the feeling of...

    The diver's boards talk about the feeling of being 'shot' by a snapping shrimp as the equivalent to being snapped by a rubber band - the surprise of being snapped is most mentioned.

    The Mantis...
  10. Spot utilizes the Global Star satellite...

    Spot utilizes the Global Star satellite constellation - this a continent-oriented system that intentionally does not cover open-ocean areas.

    i do not know which unit you have, the Spot X manual...
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    Hi skip - There are lots of fiberglass mites...

    Hi skip -

    There are lots of fiberglass mites (aka snapping shrimp) are well known to anyone that has spent a night in marina del rey - their incessant clicking sounds like something is outside the...
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    Hi Skip - I am an amateur entomologist and...

    Hi Skip -

    I am an amateur entomologist and have looked for those water striders for hours on end while passing through the High - that's amazing that you found them! Can you tell us more about...
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    There is a Halobates water strider that is...

    There is a Halobates water strider that is pelagic, I have spent a lot of time looking for them and never seen one.

    Skip, is this what you're talking about? If you've seen them I'd love to...
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    The trouble with dinoflagellates is they are a...

    The trouble with dinoflagellates is they are a plankton and plankton live in the water. So do pelagic crabs (they have gills). That's why I'm suspecting Skip is aiming at something metaphoric here...
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    Hi, Skip - if you don't like the bacteria (which...

    Hi, Skip - if you don't like the bacteria (which *are* there but not visible to the naked eye), I'll vote for dancing stars reflecting in the smooth water of the High as the answer to you last...
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    Lakota Foremast and mainmast, depending upon...

    Lakota

    Foremast and mainmast, depending upon height of mainmast and whether or not the gollywobbler is set.

    Hal Holbrook

    Yes. Could also build one in ferrocement, but it would be slower!
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    Raymarine specifies the minimum compass safe...

    Raymarine specifies the minimum compass safe distance as 9" between the i40 display and the magnetic compass. It's in the i40 manual section 3.5...
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    That will entirely depend upon the depth sounder...

    That will entirely depend upon the depth sounder readout display. Can you tell us what you're planning to put in the cutout?

    On the other hand, if you treat an SSS TransPacific race boat as an...
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    This morning I got up and went reading about what...

    This morning I got up and went reading about what you are constructing - that's a fascinating design, solves a problem in a clever way, and looks like it can be made to work.

    My suspicion is that...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    The ticket for veneer removal is a belt sander,...

    The ticket for veneer removal is a belt sander, and as you're working on a flat surface you want to support the belt sander in a base that keeps the belt level to the surface you're sanding. I have...
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    Well, the Dark Side has cookies! :)

    Well, the Dark Side has cookies! :)
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    Is the age of the halyards known? You definitely...

    Is the age of the halyards known? You definitely don't want to be headed off across the pond and having halyards break as you go.

    - rob/beetle
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    I was race chair for SSS TransPac when we had 8...

    I was race chair for SSS TransPac when we had 8 boats (2002) - and that was particularly exciting in the sense that we were struggling to figure out how to break-even financially! Hint: have every...
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    Hi Randy - Thanks for the update. Are there...

    Hi Randy -

    Thanks for the update. Are there plans to put this information the SSS website and the SSS TransPac site?

    Where did May 4th come from? I'm unaware of anything suggesting that...
  25. What currently prevents the rudder stock from a)...

    What currently prevents the rudder stock from a) falling out the bottom of the boat, and b) rising up into the hull? Whatever that mechanism is you might want to keep it.

    To hold the rudder...
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