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    Joshua Slocum went West, and I remember reading...

    Joshua Slocum went West, and I remember reading in his book that this was the hard way. Capt. Bligh of the Bounty tried to sail from England to Tahiti going West, spent a month trying to beat past...
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    Isn't a West circumnavigation doing it the hard...

    Isn't a West circumnavigation doing it the hard way?
  3. Thread: New Hawaii race

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    Hey trolls and anon accounts need love too.

    Hey trolls and anon accounts need love too.
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    A couple of links for those wishing to go down...

    A couple of links for those wishing to go down memory lane

    http://sfbaysss.org/shtp2018/history-of-the-race/

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/main/resources/#archival
  5. I ran stats one time, for the SSS Forum, and also...

    I ran stats one time, for the SSS Forum, and also on Sailing Anarchy, and something like 5% of users generate 80% of posts. I think this is a universal rule, there are always a lot more lurkers...
  6. Thanks, it is nice to have a laugh in the middle...

    Thanks, it is nice to have a laugh in the middle of the day.

    I'm on a mailing list because I once downloaded this paper: Hagin – Influence of a conservative sleep management strategy during a...
  7. The Maritime Soundscape and the Sailor as “Other”

    For some reason, I was alerted to this academic paper. It should be of interest to you fellow nautical history buffs. It is so funny I'm attracting attention at work by laughing so loudly.
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  8. Is the current board still as shown here? ...

    Is the current board still as shown here? https://www.sfbaysss.org/main/contact/

    The bylaws of the SSS set it up as a self-perpetuating oligarchy, much like the Catholic church. ...
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    Price?

    Price?
  10. Thread: Sss raid

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    Back when I had my Norseboat 17.5, I rowed it all...

    Back when I had my Norseboat 17.5, I rowed it all the way up from the mouth of the Petaluma River (Black Point ramp) up to the basin in downtown Petaluma, and then back all in one day. A very long...
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    I could buy it and then finish mine and then I...

    I could buy it and then finish mine and then I would have a his-and-hers set. If I had a 'her'.

    Seriously , it looks very nice. I visited Hanalei one time and was hosted by another Ulua...
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    I was visiting Idaho a few weeks ago and every...

    I was visiting Idaho a few weeks ago and every fourth car seemed to be towing a drift boat. Really made me want one.
  13. Thread: Emails bouncing

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    Possible DNS issue at your end? The SSS uses...

    Possible DNS issue at your end? The SSS uses inmotionhosting, same as Jibeset. There should be no connection with 'dnchosting.com'. Are you sure you did not send to .net or .com?

    Try looking...
  14. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    We will be meeting on Wednesday, July 24 at...

    We will be meeting on Wednesday, July 24 at Encinal Yacht Club at 7:30, but try to arrive earlier than that for socializing and enjoying the BBQ of the junior sailing program.
  15. The thought of doing DH windward-leeward races...

    The thought of doing DH windward-leeward races in 25 kts in the Slot with all the traffic is fairly terrifying.
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    He tried to call it the Mini Transpac, but got...

    He tried to call it the Mini Transpac, but got shot down by the TPYC's very aggressive IP lawyers. I can't remember what they called it. They had 2 or 3 starters? There is sailboat crazy, and...
  17. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    LOL for the Freudian slip. It's worse than...

    LOL for the Freudian slip.

    It's worse than that though. My worry was not losing the boat; I could eat the cost or be dead. It was going aground on a reef in Hawaii and having to pay for...
  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    This is like those baseball records set by ball...

    This is like those baseball records set by ball players who were doped to gills on steroids. They need as asterix by their 'record' finish time.
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Rudder-post Anxiety Syndrome (RPAS) is very real!...

    Rudder-post Anxiety Syndrome (RPAS) is very real! Heavy doses of carbon fiber can alleviate but not eliminate the symptoms. I speak as a fellow sufferer.
  20. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    Glad to see you and everyone made it home safe. ...

    Glad to see you and everyone made it home safe. Congrats to all!

    As to the 'robust' drive fallacy, the exact same thing happened to us on PacCup 2012 -- putting all the eggs into one hydraulic...
  21. Thread: Globe 40

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    DH Classe 40 damn that would be amazing. Need...

    DH Classe 40 damn that would be amazing. Need a lot of shoreside support though.
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    I know I slept better knowing the ships could see...

    I know I slept better knowing the ships could see me, as well as me seeing them. It's a bigger investment in kit though.
  23. Damn that looks great. Leg 5 seems like the...

    Damn that looks great. Leg 5 seems like the nice warm weather run.
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    That profile looks sweet!

    That profile looks sweet!
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    I got a custom-designed (Antrim) , custom-built...

    I got a custom-designed (Antrim) , custom-built (Waterrat) rudder for my O-34. The boat handled nicer, and the new bearings were nice too. There were lots of issues, exacerbated by my...
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