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  1. Thread: Cruise Out 2020

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    5904

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    It would seem to me that "experimental" is by...

    It would seem to me that "experimental" is by definition not rate-able against other boats and that division should logically excluded from consideration for combined trophies; same logic that mono &...
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    As has been suggested as a remedy elsewhere in...

    As has been suggested as a remedy elsewhere in the thread.
    This seems to me to be a reasonable approach.

    I think Solo's legit frustration is that this was not made clear by YRA, and that there's...
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    Looks like PJ is off the cliff house, on track to...

    Looks like PJ is off the cliff house, on track to make it in the gate near the top of the ebb (~noon).
    Tracker!
  5. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    George Wyle

    George Wyle
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    correct (other races). current requirements are...

    correct (other races).
    current requirements are for fixed cockpit mount, options are open for the 2nd.

    Hull and Structure:
    Dewatering pumps 2.5.2
    A boat shall have a second manual or electric...
  7. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    as of 0700 DURA MATER is Southbound, at sea; ...

    as of 0700 DURA MATER is Southbound, at sea;
    Jackie should be abeam Pescadero by 1100.

    https://www.jibeset.net/daysail.php
  8. Thread: Hedgehog

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    I'd recommend starting and sticking with an AIS...

    I'd recommend starting and sticking with an AIS equipped VHF (pick your make/model).
    The rest of my system is about wanting to be seen (the transceiver), and the convenience of having the targets...
  9. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Hi Tom, Glad it works so well! I am basically...

    Hi Tom,
    Glad it works so well!
    I am basically running the same system, with mostly the same components, that I had on DOMINO.
    The VHF/AIS set up consists of the masthead 15" Shakespeare antenna,...
  10. Thread: Hedgehog

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    I actually have a soft bucket, though I didn't...

    I actually have a soft bucket, though I didn't bring it this trip. It would have at least served as a backup for bailing.
    however, it doesn't afford much for one to squat on, if you get my drift.
    ...
  11. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Colder than in the bay & city last week(end),...

    Colder than in the bay & city last week(end), that's for sure.
    Air temps in the high 50's at night, mid 60's during the day.
    Felt colder in the wind, and of course when wet.
  12. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Short answer is no, but it's not that I haven't...

    Short answer is no, but it's not that I haven't thought about it.
    Nominally the spent packs are bio-degradable, consisting of paper the consistency of a toughened coffee filter and the calcium...
  13. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Ticket Punched

    So that was fun! – Apologies for a few extra days for the write up below…

    I Got to spend some time on the ocean in a good range of conditions, and find out a bit more about Hedgehog, what works...
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    oh, now I get it - you made an aluminum caber! ...

    oh, now I get it - you made an aluminum caber!

    DH
  15. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Bound for Sea

    So, here we go...
    Hedgehog and I are planning to head out tomorrow morning (or possibly wait for the ebb at noonish) for our qualifier.
    Weather looks pretty optimal tomorrow and into Fridday...
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    Any concern that the strobe may effectively blind...

    Any concern that the strobe may effectively blind you from that position?
    DH
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    Soooo - Probably my fault for fence sitting...

    Soooo -
    Probably my fault for fence sitting until 1430 yesterday afternoon, but I never received the promised email with a Zoom link for the skippers meeting.
    Nor was there a separate amendment...
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    It appears the 4 wires serve to put 3 capacitors...

    It appears the 4 wires serve to put 3 capacitors into the mix... one bridging +/- and one each connecting positive and neg to the case ground.
    I can't read the numbers on the capacitors, so the...
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    I recall hearing you check in... hard to tell the...

    I recall hearing you check in... hard to tell the transmission quality over the wind and the full power outboard, but I copied it somewhere around Pt Blunt.
    I was shocked to clearly hear the RC...
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    So, right about now we'd all be gathering for the...

    So, right about now we'd all be gathering for the skippers meeting in the ballroom at CYC... followed by lunch at noon.
    I suppose we can dispense with the com plan and other features of the...
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    Glad you're ok.

    Glad you're ok.
  22. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    perhaps I can defuse this... Is the answer #2;...

    perhaps I can defuse this...
    Is the answer #2; Snapping Shrimp?
    DH
  23. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Seen close up & in color, I would be careful with...

    Seen close up & in color, I would be careful with such a beautiful launch as well.
    Lovely from the canvass tucked gunwales to the inlaid stern bench...

    DH
  24. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Proving once again that the surest way not to...

    Proving once again that the surest way not to need the backups is to have them.
    The inverse of that is not having them is the fastest way to ensure failure...

    DH
  25. Thread: Hedgehog

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    actually, complete redundancy... 2 brains, 2...

    actually, complete redundancy... 2 brains, 2 power modules, 2 rams. 2 mounts - Port and Starboard.
    one on-off-on 20 amp toggle switch on the AP power supply.

    The fundamental intent is...
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