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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    Surprisingly shiny stuff, but aren’t those...

    Surprisingly shiny stuff, but aren’t those outboard anti-siphon loops just below deck level a concern? They will not stop siphoning if they are below the waterline, as in when that side of the boat...
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    "Now I am more confused than when I started." ...

    "Now I am more confused than when I started."

    FWIW, when I find myself in that state it is usually turns out to be a result of my paying more attention than usual…

    Mike, not meaning to add to...
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    "No apparent leach or luff? Identical lengths?...

    "No apparent leach or luff? Identical lengths? Singular would be "leaf," and plural would be "leaves.""

    I had thought they'd be called 'luch' and 'luches'; 'leaff' and 'leaves' leaves me feeling...
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    When my boat was in Alameda I had some help...

    When my boat was in Alameda I had some help troubleshooting problems on my Yanmar 3HM35F from Marty/Bay Marine Diesel, and was very happy with his support.
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  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Or, if not, I hope he has a loaded awl and a...

    Or, if not, I hope he has a loaded awl and a large roll of sail tape.
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Double Expresso appears to be hove to this...

    Double Expresso appears to be hove to this morning. Perhaps Philippe is getting some sleep.

    18069 - DOUBLE ESPRESSO - Latest Report
    2018-06-30 04:49:00
    2917'30.84"N 14256'55.68"W
    78 Degs at...
  7. Thread: Tracker Details

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    The Wind Display overlay tracker option is pretty...

    The Wind Display overlay tracker option is pretty interesting, with easy-to-understand forecasts. Selecting Waves and Swells gives an idea of the sea state; Advancing the time to noon on 4 July...
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    "Out for the Summer" might be a good name for a...

    "Out for the Summer" might be a good name for a Quest 30. Happens to have the same number of syllables as "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
  9. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    "I wish you'd publish an anthology or a long...

    "I wish you'd publish an anthology or a long yarn."

    ^What he said.^
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    This subject is not new, and some past posts are...

    This subject is not new, and some past posts are worth reading, for example see a succinct summary in #16, and a winning O30 method described in 19 here:...
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    This looks like a very worthwhile seminar:...

    This looks like a very worthwhile seminar: https://pacificcup.org/18/event/poa-5

    Registration 11:00
    Welcome and introductions Mark English 12:00
    Weather Knowledge Lee...
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    "Would anyone have had experience with Lee...

    "Would anyone have had experience with Lee Chesneau's Surface Pressure Chart Workshop?"

    Over the years, I've sat in on several of Lee's seminars, including surface and 500 mB ones. I also have...
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    Gorgeous boat, but how does the crew clear the...

    Gorgeous boat, but how does the crew clear the keel of streamers (kelp, etc)? https://anasazi-ltda.com/anasazi-girl/61eya270b7e0o8gn6uuoyq1pxwd5uo
    Perhaps a built-in cutter in the leading edge of...
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    "Do I read that right? 15-20 degrees to the...

    "Do I read that right? 15-20 degrees to the waves?"

    I think he meant that he set his vane for 15-20 degrees off the stern (running with waves ~160 off the bow).
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    Regarding high latitude sailing on a small boat: ...

    Regarding high latitude sailing on a small boat: I would guess much of Bernard Moitessier’s advice remains valid…. Here’s an excerpt from his book, ‘Cape Horn: The Logical Route’
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  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Dodge the otters near Monterey?

    Dodge the otters near Monterey?
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    Frolic's main electric bilge pump is a Rule 3700...

    Frolic's main electric bilge pump is a Rule 3700 plumbed to the transom with 1.5" heavy-duty spa hose via a Whale gusher hand pump mounted below the tiller. In other words, the two pumps are in...
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    Well, besides the Vendee, there is the...

    Well, besides the Vendee, there is the semi-centennial Golden Globe which starts from France in 136 days... http://goldengloberace.com/
  19. Thread: Your Boat Here

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    Like 2016, 2014 was an active hurricane season. ...

    Like 2016, 2014 was an active hurricane season. Here's Frolic and SHTP'ers Brian Cline and Brian Boschma in Nawiliwili as the docks were covered by Julio's storm surge:
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    In addition to the informative perspectives seen...

    In addition to the informative perspectives seen in this forum, consider looking at “The Complete Book of Anchoring and Mooring” by Earl R Hinz, and “Staying Put” by Brian Fagan, both available on...
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    Anyone have experience or knowledge regarding the...

    Anyone have experience or knowledge regarding the Mazu nav/comm/weather ipad-based system based on the Iridium satellite network?

    https://www.mazumarineapp.com/
  22. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    "Commissioned in 2000 with one meticulous owner...

    "Commissioned in 2000 with one meticulous owner for the past 16 years, Kobella was built in British Columbia of 3/16" plate steel, using the origami construction technique. Her stainless steel mast...
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    As mentioned above, I usually do sight reductions...

    As mentioned above, I usually do sight reductions using the Nautical Almanac Sight Reduction (NASR) method. Sight reduction using HO249 was (is?) a more popular method than NASR and it is a...
  24. Thread: dodger repair

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    That happened a couple years ago on Frolic and...

    That happened a couple years ago on Frolic and her ~15 yr old dodger. And my zippers were broken and/or frozen. I am very happy with the repair/refurbishment/water proofing done by Laurie Elliot...
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    Jim, Sounds like some great stories, and a lot...

    Jim,

    Sounds like some great stories, and a lot of fun, thanks for sharing. FWIW, I find moon sights to be the most complicated. Good luck with your current projects, and let me know if you want...
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