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    Tom - When you spend decades listening to and...

    Tom - When you spend decades listening to and working with trademark and patent lawyers helping them create narratives in present complex litigation you pick up stuff. Besides bad oysters make a poor...
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    I am well versed on section 107 of the US...

    I am well versed on section 107 of the US copyright code. It is an adaption and creative artistic enchancement to images similar to an historical image that has a long history of being freely taken...
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    Louis has agreed to make a few of these. I will...

    Louis has agreed to make a few of these. I will reach out to those who sail in the non autohelm/minimal/non electrics for sizes provided gratis (free). Others only need ask if they want one.
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    Oh, I am embracing the technical arms race in the...

    Oh, I am embracing the technical arms race in the days and weeks to come. This one race is something special. It has been a blast to sail in the non spin, solo class, enjoying each moment with hours...
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    maybe... talking to Louis this morning about a...

    maybe... talking to Louis this morning about a limited run subversive SSS t-shirt. :D

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    I always gave him the benefit of the doubt that...

    I always gave him the benefit of the doubt that he was caught in a puff when the photo was taken beleiving that a beauty aboard took his mind off his sailing for moment.

    it sure would help our...
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    Oh, yeah! I'll join that get back to basics...

    Oh, yeah! I'll join that get back to basics class for racing seamanship. Maybe include a no GPS either provision either, with cell phone stashed securely in cabin the way in a JFK did it. Style...
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    [QUOTE=AlanH;28929] Alan - Once you shook it...

    Alan - Once you shook it out you were in fine shape. It was nice to share some of the straights with you before you kicked in the afterburner.
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    The best way to run twins is with roller-furling....

    The best way to run twins is with roller-furling. But I staggered hanks instead. No roller furling on WF. But knowing what I know now, I would have roller furling headsails, especially more...
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    Epic long sailing day on Saturday - as a now...

    Epic long sailing day on Saturday - as a now "veteran" non spin solo sailor who is always tried in a full moon tides races, we know the days are always long. I was the last boat in my division to...
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    As usual, your wealth of knowledge, sharing of...

    As usual, your wealth of knowledge, sharing of experience and good recommendations really added to my inquiry. I spent the day reading the book on line and thinking about applicable modern solutions...
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    Growing up in the Canal Zone with my dad (a canal...

    Growing up in the Canal Zone with my dad (a canal pilot whom I often went to work with) and working as a line handler hundreds of times for extra spending money, i saw a lot of crazy things that...
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    Twin Headsail question for racing

    In accordance with the purpose of these races, the following equipment and practices
    are allowed: ii. Twin headsails set on two poles for downwind sailing. This modifies RRS 50.2.

    So the question...
  14. I signed up solo and non spin despite being more...

    I signed up solo and non spin despite being more than ready to fly the kite for the RTR (which stood at 116 at 1126 am). I figure I can sail my own race keeping with the organization mission and...
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    She is lovely. Tempted. I hope you find a good...

    She is lovely. Tempted. I hope you find a good caretaker for her.
  16. Last year before I picked up Pretty Penny, I...

    Last year before I picked up Pretty Penny, I inquired with my friends in the Master Mariners; Paul Dines and Tom List where Polaris was. She had been sitting at the San Rafael basin for a couple of...
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    I was in the last group to start and was one of...

    I was in the last group to start and was one of the last to make the starting line along the rocky shore. With my sister boat, Lively Lady, when we got to Blackalher, it was pleasant with plenty of...
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    I know how you feel and experienced. I will agree...

    I know how you feel and experienced. I will agree there was a raised level of palpable aggressive sailing that i did not see in the solo group. This Corithian was quite a different feel than the...
  19. Thank you Tom & Alan! It must have been a ride...

    Thank you Tom & Alan! It must have been a ride and a story to match in that great bay boat. I haven't seen a Golden Gate on the bay in a long time. The last one i saw was sitting on Craigs list...
  20. Maybe there was a miss reading or grammatical...

    Maybe there was a miss reading or grammatical error in OP. Forgive me. I am severely dyslectic which is often revealed in my silly inquires or personal reflections.
    My question or consideration was...
  21. What is the oldest boat ever to complete the SSS SHTP?

    I was pondering the idea of sailing one of the oldest boat to ever compete in the SHTP as a way to get the boat to begin a series of legs of pacific navigations. It would be a good record to hold...
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    Good points. I think I will add a PLB in my ditch...

    Good points. I think I will add a PLB in my ditch bag as i prepare for my eventual solo trans ocean run. Cheap insurance that can be stored with reasonable care. Thank you.
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  24. Great day! Thanks much to SSS and my fellow...

    Great day! Thanks much to SSS and my fellow sailors. see ya at the next one!


    https://youtu.be/nQ0cr16uAHo
  25. Looks like push button sail racing is here to stay

    It seems the great debate has happened with few shots fired and many have moved on acceptance. There are a few folks who raised objections during the zoom session with the Three Bridge Fiasco race as...
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