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    Thanks for taking the time to simulate the race!...

    Thanks for taking the time to simulate the race!

    Despite plenty of coastal passages, I have never completed an offshore voyage. Well, now I can say the armchair version is done. Hmmn - I never...
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    Thanks for Stan Honey's comment on the wrist...

    Thanks for Stan Honey's comment on the wrist electronics. It is safe to say those gadgets are not something to rely on for serious endeavors. Your simple thermometer / barometer is a desirable...
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    Yes, I would be interested in any comments from...

    Yes, I would be interested in any comments from Stan Honey on barometer watches. I have used a Suunto version for about 30 years. The barometric function measures elevation as well as barometric...
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    What are you using for a barometer and how was it...

    What are you using for a barometer and how was it calibrated? Recording version or spot readings?

    The electronic gear on the boat is minimal so I am curious.

    Thanks.

    Ants
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    This recreation is a great tutorial for those...

    This recreation is a great tutorial for those that never sailed to Hawaii (me and probably others too).

    The sailing description and navigation is excellent.

    Now that your stomach has settled,...
  6. A big thank you to a volunteer position in...

    A big thank you to a volunteer position in uncertain times. The SSS is better for the volunteer efforts.

    Ants
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    The hydro generators look purposeful and well...

    The hydro generators look purposeful and well crafted.

    My out of date mind was thinking of a gadget like the old fashion taftrail log with its trailing impeller. Just waiting for a shark to...
  8. Thread: What I Saw

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    You must have your copy of Strunk & White close...

    You must have your copy of Strunk & White close by or memorized.

    Engineers were not allowed to buy the book.
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    Douglas Whynott wrote 'A Unit of Time A Unit of...

    Douglas Whynott wrote 'A Unit of Time A Unit of Water Joel White's Last Boat'. The book is a wonderful narrative including, EB White, Joel White, Steve White, the Brooklin Boatyard, and the...
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    Cat Harbor in the background of the picture is...

    Cat Harbor in the background of the picture is delightful. For reference, under a normal summer weekend, all the mooring buoys in the foreground are filled. There is little space to anchor among...
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    A fine milestone to achieve. I guess it is...

    A fine milestone to achieve.

    I guess it is back to the Kennedy Meadows Store to mark the occasion with more Kilt Lifter!!

    By the way, there are two Kennedy Meadows stores. The closer one is...
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    Brian's customer service is truly exemplary. I...

    Brian's customer service is truly exemplary.

    I sent in a used unit to checkout and software update. There was also an upgrade to a disconnect plug on the white box to make installation easier.
    ...
  13. Thread: Surprise!

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    A job well done is always inspiring. Can I...

    A job well done is always inspiring. Can I settle for less with less square footage?

    Time will tell....

    Great decision on your part, Bob!

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    I was thinking of your progress getting ready for...

    I was thinking of your progress getting ready for 2021 while stopping at the Kennedy Meadows general store in our local mountains. Here's a digital toast to your progress!

    The Scottish style...
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    Just curious - with the exception of the Spot...

    Just curious - with the exception of the Spot fracker, was the sail enjoyable around the rocks?

    Ants
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    I have spent many delightful hours listening to...

    I have spent many delightful hours listening to them when I was boat based in Southern CA.

    Now, all the details of the mechanism is fascinating.

    Is there any reported instances where adverse...
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    What a small world! While visits to CBC and...

    What a small world!

    While visits to CBC and Skip (of course) included an option for Mariannes macapuno ice cream. But , stop the presses as the newspaper folks used to say!

    My other east bay...
  18. Thread: What I Saw

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    Skipjacks are interesting working boats. I had...

    Skipjacks are interesting working boats. I had seen numerous pictures and line drawings over the years. When I saw the stern of one a few years ago, I was surprised. The transom looked like Alma. ...
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    No one has commented so I will start the comments...

    No one has commented so I will start the comments rolling. For background, I am currently retired, a less than active racer since I am 300 and some miles from SF area. I have a few races on my...
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    Impressive! I am glad I asked. Ants

    Impressive!

    I am glad I asked.

    Ants
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    The hatch cover is certainly spectacular. ...

    The hatch cover is certainly spectacular.

    But, is there a tactical advantage to having two pelagic control heads. Maybe, you can always keep your weight on the best trim point?

    How would...
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    In some towing situations, trailer brakes are...

    In some towing situations, trailer brakes are essential and other times the brakes are a nice redundancy. When towing the Moore 24 from Victoria, the trailer brakes were essential for my 4 cylinder...
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    That is gorgeous! At 1/8 scale, that would be 5...

    That is gorgeous! At 1/8 scale, that would be 5 feet long, but it looks bigger.

    Any idea of the final weight?
    Will it travel on its own trailer?

    Ants

    PS Jim Tolpin is building an 1/8...
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    Chabang is quite a speedy sailboat and a...

    Chabang is quite a speedy sailboat and a challenge to learn about. I look forward to reading about what it takes to get the skipper and boat into top notch racing trim. So far so good.

    Keep up...
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    One option would be to stain the light spot to...

    One option would be to stain the light spot to match the surrounding area. Staining takes some mixing and experiments to get the right color. If that seems like a good option, I can send you a half...
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