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  1. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Something is going on with the Treasure Island...

    Something is going on with the Treasure Island Sailing Center. I wrote to the guy I've been communicating with about dry storage and got a bounced e-mail. He doesn't work there any more, but gives...
  2. Thread: 2022 Farallones

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    https://rvshare.com/ This place does RV...

    https://rvshare.com/

    This place does RV rentals. I did a search for driveable RV's within 15 miles of Oakland and came up with a lot of options. Prices were from about $225/night to over $400 a...
  3. Thread: Piper Blog

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    You'll probably be splashing the Caravelle right...

    You'll probably be splashing the Caravelle right as I'm finishing up the RoG. Good. We can come up with some Bay/Delta RAID.
    TISC wouldn't even put me on the wait list for a spot. How long do you...
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    It's awful. I hope you are recovering from your...

    It's awful. I hope you are recovering from your broken sternum and that it's not too painful...enough pain already.
    Please, please let us know when Ben's memorial is. I will do everything I can to...
  5. Thread: Piper Blog

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    BTW, you'll never see Alpha in an SSS event....

    BTW, you'll never see Alpha in an SSS event. She's an open-cockpit boat with no internal flotation. I'm not taking her out in the Central Bay on a big day. 95% of her sailing will be in the...
  6. Thread: Piper Blog

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    For now, at Embarcadero Basin in Oakland. The...

    For now, at Embarcadero Basin in Oakland. The slip I'm applying for is on the same dock as Mike and Linda of HARP.

    While she's in the water I will work on the trailer, as it needs new wood bits...
  7. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Tomorrow I rig up the mainsheet, and put some...

    Tomorrow I rig up the mainsheet, and put some cleats in, to tie off the jib sheet twings. The twings lead to convenient spots below decks. Finally, the backstay adjustment system needs to get put...
  8. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Splash. She didn't sink. Hurrah! 7415

    Splash. She didn't sink. Hurrah!

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  9. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Today was a Big Day! 7414

    Today was a Big Day!

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  10. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Yes, though the system needs some re-thinking....

    Yes, though the system needs some re-thinking. The lines and blocks that were on it were 1960's vintage, so they're now gone. The "tail"...the part that goes through the turning block just below...
  11. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Alpha, now painted, with DF#'s and name applied,...

    Alpha, now painted, with DF#'s and name applied, is sitting at British Marine waiting to get the last of her ancient bottom paint removed and a new one applied, and to have the mast stepped. I hope...
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    I just came here to post this news, you beat me...

    I just came here to post this news, you beat me to it. This is just awful. Lucie is the sweetest person you could ever meet, and Ben was such a great character.

    My last memory of Ben was sailing...
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    Delta Boatyards ...

    Delta Boatyards

    https://www.deltaboating.com/boatyard.htm

    i've written about the ones on Bethel Island. I don't know anything about the yard in Antioch.

    Pacific Boat Services in Stockton...
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    About Bethel Island... I both called and...

    About Bethel Island...

    I both called and dropped by Bethel Harbor and talked to the harbormaster about hauling out there. Now, my boat is small and not glamorous, but even though I was polite and...
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    If you're planning on SHTP 2023, this thing will...

    If you're planning on SHTP 2023, this thing will steer your boat and satisfy the race rules. It probably won't steer a 45 footer, and it's too heavy for an <30 foot ultralight, but otherwise, should...
  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I've never met Commodore Tompkins, and I'd sure...

    I've never met Commodore Tompkins, and I'd sure like to, someday.
  17. Thread: Legalities

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    The other issue with this is that while you can...

    The other issue with this is that while you can go to lengths to select crew who understand the risks, you can spend days going over every details of the boat, every detail of the route and have...
  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    That's a cold couple of days on the water, but...

    That's a cold couple of days on the water, but still 'n all... everybody is smiling.
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    OK, what's this all about? Is there a contingent...

    OK, what's this all about? Is there a contingent casual-racing down the coast?
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    I'm amazed at how much structure there is in this...

    I'm amazed at how much structure there is in this little 15 foot boat.
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    Thanks, Bill!

    Thanks, Bill!
  22. Thread: RayMarine Depth

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    The deal is done. There are two fewer boxes under...

    The deal is done. There are two fewer boxes under my workbench and a new-to-me drill press on top of it!

    ...which is so heavy that I'm going to need to reinforce the bench top supports!
  23. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Many moons ago...years ago, actually, someone on...

    Many moons ago...years ago, actually, someone on this forum was so kind as to give me some used, but perfectly usable kevlar halyards from off of....I think, their Express 27. They left the halyards...
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    Looks cold.

    Looks cold.
  25. Thread: Piper Blog

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    If you need a welder in the Redwood City area, I...

    If you need a welder in the Redwood City area, I have gone to John Romanoff many times. From boat stuff to Highland Games equipment, he's always delivered on time at a reasonable price.

    (650)...
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