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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    OK - I'll try.... tough one though. Looking...

    OK - I'll try.... tough one though.
    Looking through the 1980 entries was not the path...
    I'm going with ISIS for Part one, only because I know there was a M-30 by that name, and PRETTY NICKEL is to...
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    Pardon the interruption of non-native equines -...

    Pardon the interruption of non-native equines - Breaking News from the other side of the world:
    SailDrone Update
  3. Starting Voyages on a Friday really is is a...

    Starting Voyages on a Friday really is is a "thing", as the kids say.
    I Understand the politics with Corinthian, and I'm glad to see the wooden boat festival is evidently growing.
    Heretofore (for...
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    Bertie Reed - The BOC name was Stabilo Boss,...

    Bertie Reed -

    The BOC name was Stabilo Boss, which was not his first nor last BOC boat

    DH
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    Sold!

    Sold!
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I got to ride in the fire truck!

    So there's a story, but It's true - I got to ride on the back of a fire truck on the way back from HMB!
    Synthia and I had a good day of testing things on HEDGEHOG, and found the limits of some...
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    As long as you anchor out and don't row in for...

    As long as you anchor out and don't row in for latte's and brioche, I'd say probably...
    of course you'd need to sail into & out of the harbor, On & Off the anchor etc...
    Sausalito sounds easier...
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    yes, there is! - you should check out PSSA aka...

    yes, there is! - you should check out PSSA aka the Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association.
    http://www.pssala.com/

    Best,
    DH
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    well there you are... its a very nice picture!

    well there you are... its a very nice picture!
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    speaking of "how old is that?" ... i presume the...

    speaking of "how old is that?" ... i presume the (now) required crotch straps are attached but not pictured?
    DH
  11. Thread: Liferaft rental

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    Alan - Since I'm not going you (or someone...

    Alan -
    Since I'm not going you (or someone else) can rent mine.
    in cert, nice and light (35lbs- aircraft pack winslow).
    first come first served.

    pm me
    DH
  12. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    re RAM - Lanikai is correct; I am applying a...

    re RAM - Lanikai is correct; I am applying a colloquialism to something that actually has a precise definition under the COLREGS; at the very least Restricted Ability to Maneuver is supposed to be...
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    Assuming they are operating under COLREGS and not...

    Assuming they are operating under COLREGS and not the RRS, neither technically has "Right of Way".
    right of way does not exist in COLREGS world.
    But I digress...

    the Trimaran is the giveway...
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    Hi Michael - you're on the right track with the...

    Hi Michael -
    you're on the right track with the AIS... the baseline is to upgrade your existing VHF to one with AIS reception and display. Most people seem to have settled on Standard Horizon's...
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    Ah yes, memories of my youth... there's a good...

    Ah yes, memories of my youth... there's a good reason the local moniker is Driftsure.

    DH
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    It's very indirect, but the answer is they "sort...

    It's very indirect, but the answer is they "sort of" do. see part 3 here.
    Because they use ORR and IRC as reference points (when available), both of which do use polars as part of their VPP, I'd say...
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    here's my best guess... Ketch (immediately to...

    here's my best guess...
    Ketch (immediately to port) - Storm Vogel
    Sloop - Kialoa 2 - the cabin is unmistakeable
    Schooner - Serena

    DH
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    Here's a polar expedition I find fascinating on...

    Here's a polar expedition I find fascinating on all sorts of levels.
    https://www.saildrone.com/antarctica
    It's a far cry from getting out and seeing it with your own eyes, but the science is...
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    This story has some weird six-degrees qualities...

    This story has some weird six-degrees qualities for me...
    I met Bud (and his brother Lud) McCrary when I was the production manager for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, around 2003.
    Long time community...
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    The reality, from my POV, is that the logistics...

    The reality, from my POV, is that the logistics of running the race over an extended time frame, compounded by vagaries of SSB in a mast dense environment, make the RC playing a role in a twice or...
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    It's probably not stainless, but likely is...

    It's probably not stainless, but likely is another non-ferrous metal often found around boats.

    Magnets don't work any better on Lead... don't ask how I know this.

    DH
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    SI's are up on Jibset as of this AM... ...

    SI's are up on Jibset as of this AM...
    https://www.jibeset.net/JACKY000.php?RG=T008165961
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    Not that I'd be up for it, but Wyliecat is for...

    Not that I'd be up for it, but Wyliecat is for sale; molds, tooling etc.
    http://www.latitude38.com/classifieds/classy_display.lasso?cat=Business%20Opportunities

    An argument could be made that a...
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    Synthia and I had a great shakedown sail on...

    Synthia and I had a great shakedown sail on Hedgehog.

    Really great day once we drifted past lands end on the ebb.
    My instruments and my eyes had the breeze a little higher than PJ's 10-13, but...
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    short answer; no, not for any appreciable...

    short answer; no, not for any appreciable distance.
    At least not without some pretty extensive reworking to the deck layout. But you may be planning on that.

    there are some fundamental...
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