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    Several ship captains I know have had answers...

    Several ship captains I know have had answers from finders of their messages in bottles set adrift at sea.

    But if you haven't visited Randall's Figure 8 Voyage blog recently, there's a terrific...
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    That's WILDFLOWER at the start of the 2000...

    That's WILDFLOWER at the start of the 2000 Pacific Cup..Crew is Viola Nungary, a Moore-24 skipper from Tahoe and still a best friend.

    Just visible on the port side of the mast, in a white bag, is...
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    Hi Ants, DAZZLER may know better than I..but...

    Hi Ants,

    DAZZLER may know better than I..but there are no reports of adverse impacts to humans from snapping shrimp. The whole sonic explosion, though intense, is very small.
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    Again, Beetle has answered the Quiz 100%. ...

    Again, Beetle has answered the Quiz 100%. Congrats, Rob. Randall's book and Marianne's Macapuno awaits.

    1) In 1944 and 1945 (and perhaps at other times) the US Navy deliberately used snapping...
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    Nobody has, as yet, answered correctly by...

    Nobody has, as yet, answered correctly by selecting from the above 6 options ...although DAZZLER and HEDGEHOG have identified correctly a benthic crustacean, the snapping shrimp, AKA "pistol shrimp."...
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    Now we know Marianne's ice cream is available in...

    Now we know Marianne's ice cream is available in the East Bay, 15 minutes from DURA MATER, prizes will be easier to award during Shelter In Place:

    We've already identified the amazing pelagic...
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    Actually, MAGIC's pinnace, carried aboard, was...

    Actually, MAGIC's pinnace, carried aboard, was means for the ship's Bengal, "Archie", to go visiting. Here Archie is about to board WILDFLOWER in Blunden Harbor, British Columbia. Max disappeared...
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    While walking the western side of Santa Cruz...

    While walking the western side of Santa Cruz Harbor this morning, taped to the hoist I caught sight of notice of a benefit regatta this coming Saturday for Santa Cruz 27's and Moore 24s....presumably...
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    I would like to share Steve Woodside's eloquent...

    I would like to share Steve Woodside's eloquent message below to all of us regarding Memorial Day, 2020.

    Friends,

    For many of you, this Memorial Day will be difficult. No traveling to that...
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    Congratulations, Mr. Hedgehog! Will celebrate...

    Congratulations, Mr. Hedgehog! Will celebrate your relaunch with a Dark and Stormy. And wish you many happy sailing adventures.

    Least we forget, David on his Wilderness-30 DOMINO was overall...
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    Our CBC Port Captain, Howard Von Zipper, appeared...

    Our CBC Port Captain, Howard Von Zipper, appeared recently with a sweet looking Honda Monkey 125cc scooter.

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    After initial shakedowns, Commander Zipper pronounced acceptable mileage around...
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    At Rob's request, I am going to relay a bit more...

    At Rob's request, I am going to relay a bit more about the fascinating, ocean going water strider, the Halobates.

    Halobates are "superhydrophobic," meaning they are able to achieve extreme water...
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    Thanks, Magicians. How's the build of your new...

    Thanks, Magicians. How's the build of your new schooner proceeding? Pics? Best to Fluffy.
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    On WILDFLOWER I sanded and taped off the...

    On WILDFLOWER I sanded and taped off the floorboards, then painted on cream holly strips. Finally a coat of semi-gloss clear polyurethane flavored with non-skid, and Bob's your Uncle.
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    While PJ was yo-yoing up and down CHANGABANG's...

    While PJ was yo-yoing up and down CHANGABANG's mast, I attempted a different belay this morning. Many CBC visitors over the years have been introduced to Andre', the Anna's Hummingbird, who hangs...
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    Regarding Post #3775 on May 8, 2020 Hi Greg, ...

    Regarding Post #3775 on May 8, 2020

    Hi Greg,
    I wonder if you and Ian are talking about the same race, the 2019 Los Angeles to Honolulu Transpac in which he competed with NADELOS.

    I can...
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    In unanticipated conditions at least 5 kite...

    In unanticipated conditions at least 5 kite surfers drowned recently off the coast of Schevenigen, the Netherlands. All were experienced watermen, instructors, lifeguards.

    How could this happen?...
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    Hi Stephen, Sprits have been offset to...

    Hi Stephen,
    Sprits have been offset to starboard since the 16th century...back then they were also angled upward about 50 degrees. Here's JOLIE BRISE, probably the most famous English race...
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    Thanks, Ants. I just spoke with Linda Newland,...

    Thanks, Ants. I just spoke with Linda Newland, and she corrected my recollection. Dan has won 3 SHTP's, not 2. So they have 6 total crossings, including her still standing woman's solo record from...
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    What remarkable husband/wife team has 6 total...

    What remarkable husband/wife team has 6 total Singlehanded Transpacs to their credit, with three overall wins and the current woman's solo record (52 days) across the Pacific?

    I just got a note...
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    Big ship's do break in half on occasion. And...

    Big ship's do break in half on occasion. And even keep floating. One of the classic and best sea stories ever written is the tale woven by author and conservationist Farley Mowat about the ocean...
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    5400 Parting shot of SS KAUAI in Gatun Locks. ...

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    Parting shot of SS KAUAI in Gatun Locks. Somebody got the bell off her bow.

    Meanwhile, da dum, Matson's just launched replacement ship for the KAUAI has a little problem...the mate saw...
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    Apologies for the nostalgia, but Captain Tony,...

    Apologies for the nostalgia, but Captain Tony, Captain Bob, and I are watching live Panama Canal web cams of SS KAUAI being towed through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks on her last voyage to...
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