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    Worth noting are the telltails everywhere, even...

    Worth noting are the telltails everywhere, even on the antenna. All too much focus these days on electronics.
    Looks like North Sails, probably from the Sausalito loft where I was working at that...
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    I’ve long been a Jack London fan and reading his...

    I’ve long been a Jack London fan and reading his TALES OF THE FISH PATROL makes for great stuff while anchored out by China Camp, or for when you've wondered, “Where the heck is Collinsville.” It’s...
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    I’m no bird expert, and at my best identifying...

    I’m no bird expert, and at my best identifying Big Bird, but thanks to living with a scientist we have an excellent library. Per THE SIBLEY GUIDE TO BIRDS, there are 27 species of gulls in 5 genera....
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    Per their AIS track, they are safely in Pillar...

    Per their AIS track, they are safely in Pillar Point Harbor (HMB) having made excellent time up the coast. The track shows they probably came in under sail, made a few tacks back and forth before...
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    Great memory from Tom K. Very interesting to...

    Great memory from Tom K. Very interesting to think about the state of ocean racing in the late 60’s/early 70’s. MORA (Midget Ocean Racing Association) was relatively popular in boats less than 30’,...
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    Is this a direct challenge or what? Sorry, but...

    Is this a direct challenge or what? Sorry, but the boat name and a rendering was featured on another website yesterday. And yes, I know the Bill Lee connection, but I’ll leave that for someone else...
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    Your quiz triggered a memory of reading a recent...

    Your quiz triggered a memory of reading a recent article in THE NATURE CONSERVANCY magazine about the Kona Hema Preserve on the Island of Hawai'i. The 8,245 acre preserve (not open to the public)...
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    Too easy! I’d know that smiling face anywhere....

    Too easy! I’d know that smiling face anywhere. That’s Amelia* and Duke*, and of course the wood is Koa.

    *famously lost aviator Amilia Earhart and the father of surfing Duke Kahanamoku.
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    That location is more commonly known as WRECK...

    That location is more commonly known as WRECK BEACH. it’s actually indicated as an anchorage on charts. There’s a good description in Brian Fagan’s book CALIFORNIA COASTAL PASSAGES. It’s only viable...
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    Bob, What are the strings for that are tied to...

    Bob, What are the strings for that are tied to the seat locker latches?

    Sorry, can't help with the AP compass wire question without just speculating.
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    On this point you need to do further research. CA...

    On this point you need to do further research. CA does not require DMV licensing just because you are a CA resident. The state licensing requirements in the US vary by state. Unlike some state, CA...
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    PJ, I would guess you have already considered...

    PJ, I would guess you have already considered registering/documenting the boat and getting the radio station license in the country of your citizenship (Belgium?). It’s something to seriously...
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    I do not have the experience of buying a boat...

    I do not have the experience of buying a boat abroad, but I have owned several boats and addressed transfer of ownership, etc. You will need to address two separate issues: first “registering” or...
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    About the routing... One can’t help bit wonder...

    About the routing... One can’t help bit wonder how much “local knowledge” comes into play. It would appear that these guys either know what they are doing, or are incredibly lucky. I suspect the...
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    Skip, thanks for the squid video link. That’s not...

    Skip, thanks for the squid video link. That’s not the guy that was preparing to be Humboldt Squid bait in Mexico, but still an interesting story. As a scuba diver and underwater photographer, there’s...
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    I had been thinking it best to let others enter...

    I had been thinking it best to let others enter Skip’s quiz. I responded with comments about the loss of SHAMROCK VI because I remembered the event so well. The black schooner SHAMROCK VI lived in a...
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    5003 Actually the “classic, 100 foot black...

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    Actually the “classic, 100 foot black schooner” is an interesting story. I suspect Skip is remembering when in 1972 the 125’ black SHAMROCK VI went up on the beach at Santa Cruz and became a...
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    Time to read, or even re-read, R.H. Dana’s TWO...

    Time to read, or even re-read, R.H. Dana’s TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST.
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    Thanks to all that responded to my question. And...

    Thanks to all that responded to my question. And yes, the requirement is for a 10GPM MANUAL bilge pump. Although those portable “tube style” pumps satisfy the requirement, they really don’t seem very...
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    Manual Bilge Pumps?

    SSS requires, for races East of the GG bridge, a “Manual bilge pump with capacity of at least 10 gallons per minute.” Somewhat surprisingly, considering her history, the new DAZZLER does not have a...
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    What’s the draft? Probably not very convenient...

    What’s the draft? Probably not very convenient for you, but Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, Richmond claims: “With a 12-foot deep entrance channel all but the deepest draft boats are free from having to...
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    Bob, I highly recommend Nigel Calder’s book...

    Bob,
    I highly recommend Nigel Calder’s book BOATOWNER’S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL MANUAL to help guide you through making any electrical changes, modifications and/or upgrades. All the tables and...
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    Trailer

    Ad on Craigs List. Not mine. Picture looks to be at Berkeley Marine Center.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/berkeley-dual-axle-sailboat-trailer/7027865136.html
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    You’ll particularly find Patent Horses on gaff...

    You’ll particularly find Patent Horses on gaff rigged sailboats. I’m trying to remember where I’ve seen them locally. Maybe GAS LIGHT or ALMA.

    And of course “Coach” is WMT, Jr.
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    Pat, I considered the implications of the lowered...

    Pat, I considered the implications of the lowered stanchions. I think you are right that they don’t meet the lifeline height requirements for offshore. The boat also has perfectly lovely vinyl coated...
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