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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    I'm no expert but I use AyeTides on my iPhone...

    I'm no expert but I use AyeTides on my iPhone (from the App Store). They update it frequently and it references a lot of stations around the Bay - some are tide only and some are current.

    I also...
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    There are three pieces: About 17', 22' and 33' ...

    There are three pieces: About 17', 22' and 33' The longest piece has 26" of the white cover stripped off. It's all Ancor 2 Cond, 18 AWG.

    Anybody need it? If not, I'll put it on Danny's...
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    I was camped out in the lazarette yesterday...

    I was camped out in the lazarette yesterday afternoon, installing a rudder reference transducer. When I started to run its cable forward I discovered a couple of unconnected, two-conductor wires. ...
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    I remember that one. I started and headed...

    I remember that one. I started and headed directly for Raccoon Strait - I didn't want to get near the Gate. I dropped out when I got close to the rocks at Pt. Cavallo!

    Might take out Blackaller...
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    Since 3BF is a pursuit race, I hope I see...

    Since 3BF is a pursuit race, I hope I see Barcanova only because you're sailing in the opposite direction.

    Nothing personal of course!
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    I'll bet Ray is scrambling to write the code for...

    I'll bet Ray is scrambling to write the code for Jibeset as we type...
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    3BF will sell out in less than 24 hours - only...

    3BF will sell out in less than 24 hours - only five more spots as of 1830.

    Brian was last seen in a trench coat outside the gate at RYC. "Hey sonny, wanna buy an autopilot?"
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    He does! Nice photo, Philpott. Here are more...

    He does!

    Nice photo, Philpott. Here are more photos from Sunday's race, taken from the mark set boat:

    https://www.mpal.pictures/BYC-Photos/BYC-Midwinters-January-2021-Sunday/
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    I'm glad we had some breeze - it wasn't in the...

    I'm glad we had some breeze - it wasn't in the forecast.

    I've about had it with the snuffer (again). I gave up on it with the J/92 and am ready to "bag" it with this boat, except for ocean races....
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    To your points: 1. It's not just the start. ...

    To your points:

    1. It's not just the start. The riskiest and most intimidating situation is when you have to short-tack solo up around Pier 39 from YBI, or up the City front towards Blackaller,...
  12. Welcome Tom! This page should answer most of...

    Welcome Tom!

    This page should answer most of your questions:
    https://www.sfbaysss.org/main/racing/how-to-enter/

    If you plan to enter more than 2-3 SSS races this year, it's a better deal to...
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    Dura Mater left RYC mid-day, looking for breeze. ...

    Dura Mater left RYC mid-day, looking for breeze. Surprise! left a bit later. Breeze was found and photos were taken:

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    The sailing-on-NYD tradition is intact. Two words: Cocoa Bomb!
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    I tend to agree. Unless your boat rates 129 or...

    I tend to agree. Unless your boat rates 129 or 150 the GGYC start isn't TOO bad.

    Or I have amnesia...
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    You end up having to call some skippers anyway. ...

    You end up having to call some skippers anyway. Of course the Circle start will be the singlehanders and they're the salt of the earth - they wouldn't dream of not calling in their DNF!

    We didn't...
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    I'm only into it 150 bucks. It's all about...

    I'm only into it 150 bucks.

    It's all about choosing when to start counting, and I keep saying "I would have done <that> anyway."

    Rationalization - it works for me.
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    Philpott wrote: "It's a good thing you aren't a...

    Philpott wrote: "It's a good thing you aren't a troglodyte, too."

    It's hard to be a troglodyte on E dock. In fact, it can be hard to get anything done!


    Intermission wrote: "If you do go,...
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    Today on Faceplant, I saw that folks plan to...

    Today on Faceplant, I saw that folks plan to again cruise around Alameda (Island) on NYD:

    IYC 'Round the Island

    Despite hanging around Alameda with a boat for most of my life, I've never done...
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    Dave Morris left a message this morning,...

    Dave Morris left a message this morning, suggesting that some kind of lubrication might slow the Teflon from eating itself up. Does anyone have the direct e-mail to Whitall aboard Sparrow? If so,...
  20. Thread: What I Saw

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    I printed out Philpott's list above and checked...

    I printed out Philpott's list above and checked it over. Surprise! didn't have the required placards. The "Discharge Oil Here" plaque was inside the engine box where nobody can see it and she...
  21. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Besides, we know old Harry went around on a...

    Besides, we know old Harry went around on a converted fishing boat out of Santa Cruz Harbor.

    Or something like that...
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    But you were fast enough to win Paul - nice job!...

    But you were fast enough to win Paul - nice job!
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    Snuffers are like Listerine - "I HATE it, twice a...

    Snuffers are like Listerine - "I HATE it, twice a day!" Everything that could go wrong with it did - although I managed to keep it out of the water. I sailed the final upwind leg with it still...
  24. Thread: What I Saw

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    "Hello, Waypoint? Can I get a large delivered to...

    "Hello, Waypoint? Can I get a large delivered to Ayala Cove? Extra anchovies - the sea lions don't want my cold oatmeal."

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  25. Thread: Surprise!

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    Sharp eyes may notice that in the middle photo...

    Sharp eyes may notice that in the middle photo above, the starboard (lazy) spinnaker sheet is not resting in the "gybulator" as it should be. That's because the sheet was under the boat when the...
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