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    7679 Given the colors, you would be forgiven...

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    Given the colors, you would be forgiven thinking this is the 110 fleet at Inverness YC. Nope, it's the fishing fleet at the Portuguese town of Fao. A good friend is hiking the coastal...
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    Ants has graced us with a splendid visual of Alex...

    Ants has graced us with a splendid visual of Alex Bratenahl, the VOYAGER navigator:

    Despite various clues, my traditional thinking showed a navigator on board his vessel sailing along to his...
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    If you're having a bad day, besides Macapuno...

    If you're having a bad day, besides Macapuno icecream and lemon bars, CBC offers this service free of charge:...
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    Dec.8, 1982. Not a hurricane. But put more than...

    Dec.8, 1982. Not a hurricane. But put more than two dozen boats on the beach at Cabo, including JOSHUA. An Olson 40, NOTORIOUS, survived the best. Picked her up off the beach, onto a trailer, and...
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    There seems to be residual trauma about pulling...

    There seems to be residual trauma about pulling up anchor singlehanded on another thread also. Having recently pulled a dozen anchors of all variety, back to back, a couple of tips. You don't need...
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    Hold on. What I wrote above is "the mooring line...

    Hold on. What I wrote above is "the mooring line jumped off the cheesy anchor roller sold by Worst Marine for $40. Once off the Delrin roller, it didn't take long for the nylon rode to chafe through...
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    After my morning paddle, I swung by KOHALA moored...

    After my morning paddle, I swung by KOHALA moored at the boatyard. While the owner was below with the surveyor, I chatted with the wife who said she had warned her husband about putting chafing gear...
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    Boat name: KOHALA Home Port: Monterey Boat...

    Boat name: KOHALA Home Port: Monterey
    Boat Species: Newport 30 (Gary Mull design) .
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    The pros appeared on schedule, 2 hours before...

    The pros appeared on schedule, 2 hours before high tide, rigged the keel strap, and began to pull. With each breaking swell, the grounded vessel advanced a few feet seaward, and after 30 minutes it...
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    Yesterday's storm brought southerly winds, 20-30...

    Yesterday's storm brought southerly winds, 20-30 knots, to the Monterey Bay coastline. At least 3 boats broke their moorings and went on local beaches. Anchoring in an unprotected roadstead with...
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    The twin spacecraft VOYAGER 1 and VOYAGER 2 were...

    The twin spacecraft VOYAGER 1 and VOYAGER 2 were launched by NASA in conjunction with Jet Propulsion Labratory in the summer of 1977, 45 years ago, from Cape Canaveral. As originally designed, the...
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    Yes, Canopus in constellation Carina ("Keel") was...

    Yes, Canopus in constellation Carina ("Keel") was critical to the cited Voyage navigation. Canopus, second brightest star, is at right angles to the sun and better for navigation below 37 degrees N....
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    Sorry, Ants. The Voyage navigator was an avid...

    Sorry, Ants. The Voyage navigator was an avid sailor of Central CA waters on his FUN. But she is a keel boat, sails regularly, and not berthed at Brickyard Cove. I'm sorry the attached photo has...
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    Thanks, Ants, for reminding us of the JEREMIAH...

    Thanks, Ants, for reminding us of the JEREMIAH O'BRIEN's epic voyage to Normandy and return in 1994. What a story of determination and seamanship celebrating all who fought in the largest invasion...
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    Anchor down, S. Gerstle Cove. No wind, not much...

    Anchor down, S. Gerstle Cove. No wind, not much viz either. Humpback broaching earlier almost fully airborne. On his giant splash, he'd slap his pecs so hard it sounded like a thunderclap.
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    The navigator of note died during the voyage...

    The navigator of note died during the voyage which successfully continued. You've named the bright navigational star, Canopus. If you can't name the epic voyage nor its primary navigator, can you...
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    I did not rephrase. It was there from start, post...

    I did not rephrase. It was there from start, post 5134.
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    Not subjective: the father of one of our posters...

    Not subjective: the father of one of our posters was primary navigator. More knowledge gained than any other voyage of exploration. A bright star used as primary aid to navigation. Carry on. Wind...
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    Sorry. Not recreation of Columbus , nor Apollo...

    Sorry. Not recreation of Columbus , nor Apollo 11. Guess again.
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    Sorry, Mr. Ants. Not Kon Tiki. Try again.

    Sorry, Mr. Ants. Not Kon Tiki. Try again.
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    Shackleton's Voyage from Elephant Island to South...

    Shackleton's Voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia and Frank Worsley's navigation certainly ranks at the top of small boat voyaging anytime, anywhere..Thank you for reminding us. The JAMES...
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    Hi Ants, Your persistence has got us halfway...

    Hi Ants, Your persistence has got us halfway home. The second brightest star in the sky is Canopus, and curiously it is not visible at a latitude north of Capitola..Just further south and into the...
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    Polaris, the North Star, is nowhere near "one of...

    Polaris, the North Star, is nowhere near "one of the brightest stars," ranking #50 in brightness. As well, Polaris is visible from most everywhere in the N. Hemisphere, including RYC, IYC, CBC, EYC,...
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    Another hint for trivia post 5134, posted...

    Another hint for trivia post 5134, posted yesterday above: The primary celestial object, one of the brightest stars, used in the navigation of this voyage of exploration, can be seen from the deck of...
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    There seems to be some contention about using Hog...

    There seems to be some contention about using Hog Island as a mark in the Hog Island Race. Imagine successfully navigating close in and through these astral rounding marks with their 220 moon...
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