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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    It all started when I kept Ragtime! in Vallejo. ...

    It all started when I kept Ragtime! in Vallejo.

    Rob was aboard and said what Rags really needed was an ACR, a combiner switch and a subwoofer.
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    Boat wiring and the Law of Unintended...

    Boat wiring and the Law of Unintended Consequences:

    The halyard/jib sheet winches work great but if I ran either of them for more than 10-15 seconds, they caused a voltage drop with which the B&G...
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    Take extra juice for the AP ram.

    Take extra juice for the AP ram.
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    The short answer is that July 15th is the new...

    The short answer is that July 15th is the new April 15th. I did squeeze the SHF in last Saturday. But you could check with Jim Q to make sure Surprise! isn't sitting on GB's virtual hip.
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    I don't know if you're recounting this race from...

    I don't know if you're recounting this race from your 2008 log or virtual reality but if the latter, I'll bet that red and white spinnaker belongs to BOMBORA!

    Go Rebecca!
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    Thanks Tom. I installed the Vesper AIS on the...

    Thanks Tom. I installed the Vesper AIS on the back of a door below the nav table and I leave that door open when it's turned on. I can look below and see whether it's transmitting (green light) or...
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    Since you mentioned the RC's VHF signal: My AIS...

    Since you mentioned the RC's VHF signal: My AIS transponder was intermittent all day and I was receiving a poor, static-filled signal from the race deck, when apparently they were strong and clear...
  8. I believed the forecast and set up for a port...

    I believed the forecast and set up for a port set. I could have pulled the sheets around but decided I'd set first and then jibe. The inevitable snafu delayed things just enough that the WylieCat...
  9. Clarification may be needed here - Brian's...

    Clarification may be needed here - Brian's Jibeset note says "mandatory" but the SI's don't include that word. You can install Zoom when you link to the meeting - not a big deal.

    Surprise! is...
  10. We're singlehanders - we're adaptable, right? ...

    We're singlehanders - we're adaptable, right? Thanks for staying after it, Tom.

    Here's the current gear list.

    I'll stop by storage on my way to the boat and see if I can pull it together.
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    (Smiley thing inserted here.) How about on...

    (Smiley thing inserted here.)

    How about on previous boats?
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    Yep, we used to teach it that way on the J/80s...

    Yep, we used to teach it that way on the J/80s (w/asymmetrics). Gybe early enough to allow room for a gybe back and a second gybe to the new board. When you gybe back, the wind comes off the top of...
  13. Thread: What I Saw

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    "needless" (fewer letters)

    "needless" (fewer letters)
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    Update from the "Hanalei Harbormaster"

    Since today is Jim Kellam's birthday, I'll post a note I received from him a few days ago. Not long ago, Jim was told he had carpal tunnel syndrome. He was advised that he should no longer sail...
  15. Thread: Surprise!

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    The E-dock e-regulars are calling this a...

    The E-dock e-regulars are calling this a "Ludicrous Speed mat." (I dunno - you'll have to ask them what that means.)

    5502
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    And go get checked out. No, seriously. ...

    And go get checked out.

    No, seriously. Especially before you sign the claim release.
  17. Thread: 2021 Qualifier

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    In about 100 years?

    In about 100 years?
  18. Thread: 2021 Qualifier

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    All we have to do is change the year in the...

    All we have to do is change the year in the sub-forum header from 2020 to 2021, correct?

    I have limited forum powers - I'm able to change thread titles and posts but I can't change sub-forum...
  19. Thread: Surprise!

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    Yes, it has one light above the globe and one...

    Yes, it has one light above the globe and one below. I plan to use small plugs so I can keep the wires out of the way until I need the lights.

    Philpott will be along shortly to tell us that her...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    I got the idea from a Lumbo Carbon 32 that used...

    I got the idea from a Lumbo Carbon 32 that used to be across the dock. He had a $35,000 B&G system professionally installed, including this MFD in the cockpit. That's a lot wetter boat than...
  21. Thread: Scales?

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    How accurate do you want it? I'd call Dick...

    How accurate do you want it?

    I'd call Dick Horn, our local US Sailing certified measurer. Dick has a load cell and associated equipment, has weighed hundreds of boats and lives in Pt. Richmond. ...
  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    Exactly, and these new touch screen MFDs often...

    Exactly, and these new touch screen MFDs often aren't much better. One thing I like about the Zeus is it also has a knob. Can dial telephones be far behind?
  23. Thread: Surprise!

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    And right on we go to the next project... Back...

    And right on we go to the next project...

    Back in mid-February in this very thread, Mr. Hedgehog correctly observed that a new electric winch motor was a bit close to Surprise!'s ship's compass. ...
  24. Thread: Surprise!

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    I carry on, safe in the knowledge that 1) If...

    I carry on, safe in the knowledge that 1) If needed, Philpott has coasters to fit my soul and 2) If you drool on Surprise!'s floorboards, it will bead up.
  25. "It has been a struggle to engage with the...

    "It has been a struggle to engage with the majority Bay Area counties, with many failing to even respond to repeated requests for meetings (including SF County)."

    Which counties did respond? ...
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