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    The Richmond Yacht Club was very good to us with...

    The Richmond Yacht Club was very good to us with guest moorings but more comradery with other like minded people in Alameda
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    The last time I was in Hanalei Bay in 2014 one of...

    The last time I was in Hanalei Bay in 2014 one of the other competitors set two anchors because while the boats tend to be wind rode and lie with bows towards the beach the swell comes around the...
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    Given that everyone hates all the extra weight of...

    Given that everyone hates all the extra weight of added chain you might find the attached link interesting. the links linked to the link (if you get my drift) are also interesting. Big eye opener for...
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    This was on Scaramouche with a truly massive...

    This was on Scaramouche with a truly massive assym. I never used it in heavy winds because I couldn't manage it in heavy winds by myself But the loads would be radically scaled down in any of the...
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    This will probably be of no help to anyone...

    This will probably be of no help to anyone but.... my sailmaker, when I ordered my assym., insisted that the efficiency of the sail increased significantly the further forward of the forestay that...
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    To defend my misquote above. I was reading the...

    To defend my misquote above. I was reading the latest edition of Classic Boat Mag. and the editor in the opening editorial used the same quote that Nightmare used only attributing it to TS Eliot. Now...
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    "There are old sailors, and there are bold...

    "There are old sailors, and there are bold sailors, but there are no old bold sailors"
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    Sorry for the red herring, the thread is about...

    Sorry for the red herring, the thread is about more important things but...I'm definitely having a senior moment. and I spelled Eliot incorrectly. One more glass of wine and I'll be ready to arm...
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    and on a more trivial note Daydreamer, I think...

    and on a more trivial note Daydreamer, I think you'll find your quote should be attributed to TS Elliot. Not Lawrence but what do I know?
  10. Thread: Boat survey

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    Inorder to become a Muslim you only need to...

    Inorder to become a Muslim you only need to repeat three times (and be sincere), "There is no God but Allah and Mohamed is his prophet." It's basically the same to become a surveyor, "I am a...
  11. Thread: Drakes Bay

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    There is a well defined notch in the land...

    There is a well defined notch in the land surrounding the bay. The wind positively howls thru that notch. I've always found anchoring away from the notch provided a better lee. Enjoy the race.
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    Bella Bella is one of the two gates on the course...

    Bella Bella is one of the two gates on the course and you can see Al heading there now. After that there is a long series of narrow channels all the way to Prince Rupert. To avoid these narrow...
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    I was just down on Scaramouche and a retiring...

    I was just down on Scaramouche and a retiring team (something express) straggled in out of the Strait. I think they will be retiring after beating their heads against the westerlies since Sunday....
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    So Al and crew have headed OUTSIDE Calvert Is. I...

    So Al and crew have headed OUTSIDE Calvert Is. I have to admit that I never would of thought of doing that in a million years since inside is generally flat water and quite wide (except for Llama...
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    If you look at the tracker you can see they are...

    If you look at the tracker you can see they are just killing everyone and in conditions that have made me stop in 40' diesel powered
    fishboats. Last I looked they were off Cape Caution which is one...
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    Well grizzlies are definitely something to keep...

    Well grizzlies are definitely something to keep in mind when beach camping altho it is pretty rare for anyone to be hurt. The very fast currents at Seymour Narrows are only very strong for less than...
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    My understanding is that the boat that is leading...

    My understanding is that the boat that is leading by an insane amount of miles has an SSS member/alumni on board. There has been a lot of attrition amongst the main fleet as our normal summer time...
  18. Thread: Free books

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    Once I'm a rich and famous author I will expect...

    Once I'm a rich and famous author I will expect to be treated with a good deal more respect Steve (but thanks for the review)
  19. Thread: Free books

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    Free books

    I hope members aren't getting upset with me for flogging my book on the forum but at least this time the book is FREE. We are trying to generate more online Amazon reviews for the book so from May 22...
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    "Rules? I don't need no stinkin' rules"

    "Rules? I don't need no stinkin' rules"
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    More videos of the 2014 SHTP

    https://youtu.be/5_v8c2zQ3k8 I finally managed to get the videos of Scaramouche I took during the 2014 SHTP posted on Youtube. They are your basic home movies with few, if any, redeeming...
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    Historically rudders were not at the stern of a...

    Historically rudders were not at the stern of a boat but on the quarter. I've often wondered if any thought has been devoted to a quarter rudder as an alternative. The mounting might be an issue but...
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    Why didn't I think of that? Glass production...

    Why didn't I think of that? Glass production boats never have any safety problems, well if you discount keels and rudders falling off, masts falling overboard, hull/keel joints leaking, ports blowing...
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    Kind of strange that they insist on production...

    Kind of strange that they insist on production boats when few if any of the original participants were production boats. This would eliminate (I think) all wood boats when in fact Suhali was wood as...
  25. Thread: seasickness

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    The good news is that most people get better as...

    The good news is that most people get better as they get older (there had to be something 'better' about getting older). I've struggled with it most of my life altho I have pretty much outgrown it...
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