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    I just noticed that is also sail a small boat day...

    I just noticed that is also sail a small boat day at RYC. Going to be a full house...
  2. Thread: Old Splice

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    Maybe, but Linda had to take the dog for a walk...

    Maybe, but Linda had to take the dog for a walk because I had to talk to it during splicing....
  3. Thread: Old Splice

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    Thanks Ants, even with the new line, getting the...

    Thanks Ants, even with the new line, getting the core back through the cover at the neck is going to take some practice. This is my first attempt at an eye splice for a A-Spin tack line. The outer...
  4. Thread: Old Splice

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    Old Splice

    With no good TV on since Mash & Seinfeld, I decided to buy a line splicing kit and learn how to splice all my running rigging “to do” projects. I also wanted to learn how to make some soft shackles....
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    That is true. Even when you arrive in the middle...

    That is true. Even when you arrive in the middle of the night in the rain. One of my favorite pictures of Lightspeed safely anchored in Hanalei Bay 2014
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    Look Ma no hands!

    Look Ma no hands!
  7. Thread: 2020 Fiasco

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    Jackie, be glad you do not have a 150 Moore or...

    Jackie, be glad you do not have a 150 Moore or 129 Express 27 rating for a bumper car TBF start!

    Both fleets are still going strong for a Santa Cruz built boat that I think was from a great...
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    They should be wearing #10 Jimmy G Jerseys..After...

    They should be wearing #10 Jimmy G Jerseys..After the great Joe M & B Walch run, the new era will be..Gar...op...polo...with Shanahan & Lynch...
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    Sled, to add to your point. Sometime back and may...

    Sled, to add to your point. Sometime back and may not be exact but I remember Robert Flowerman telling me a similar issue if you are over cranking you motor trying to bled the fuel, to also close the...
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    Thank you Slackwater! Good picture and first I...

    Thank you Slackwater! Good picture and first I have of my new toy Koke Honu on the water. Looks like just before the start when I was a little early and I was trying to scrub off time before sheeting...
  11. Thread: 2019 Fiasco

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    Yep, I really miss our old Golf 108 and under...

    Yep, I really miss our old Golf 108 and under group, you on Ragtime, Dirk multiple boats, David Temerity, Brian Red Sky and many other great racers. SSS is turning into the Doublehanded Sailing...
  12. Thread: 2019 Fiasco

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    Unfortunately no. As former RC I got my ear...

    Unfortunately no. As former RC I got my ear chewed of many time over NOR/SSI #10a which defines you need compilation to win. Best I can hope for is a Participation Trophy = T-Shirt
  13. Thread: 2019 Fiasco

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    Was it something I said? Of the 333 boats in...

    Was it something I said?

    Of the 333 boats in the race 25 are Multihulls but only one singlehanded multihull..signed lonely
  14. Thread: 2019 Fiasco

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    Not sure if this is a computer programing issue...

    Not sure if this is a computer programing issue but for last few days SailFlow has shown little to no wind all day. Now and all of a sudden the early morning spiked to 11-12K with gusts 25-33K. Hard...
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    Poll: You mean like an internal fold down or push down...

    You mean like an internal fold down or push down erudder? That would be really cool and keep the stern clean. I guess you could make some kind of a water trunk like some of the small sailboat...
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    Poll: Bob, not sure about the original building intent...

    Bob, not sure about the original building intent on sail balance, but it seems like a larger main (maybe more roach or square top) could makeup the lost sail area with less hassle. Not sure how it...
  17. Thread: 2019 Fiasco

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    More options yes. With Lightspeed’s hanked on...

    More options yes. With Lightspeed’s hanked on headsails it was either a 110 or 135 stuck with dock pick, and with no windless no quick anchor hold in place. Now with both jib & screacher...
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    My strategy is to take a sheet of paper rip it in...

    My strategy is to take a sheet of paper rip it in half and write clockwise on one and counter clockwise on the other. I wad both up and put in my pocket. At my 5 min mark I put one out and that’s the...
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    Sat looks like good TBF race practice weather,...

    Sat looks like good TBF race practice weather, light to no wind. I will be practicing keeping the spin flying, in any competition?
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    Besides 2019 SSS and a few BAMA races my new Honu...

    Besides 2019 SSS and a few BAMA races my new Honu ride wants to try out the Delta. I can finely explore places Lightspeed could never imagine. I do need to start over on my NCORC gear before any...
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    Tom is thinking about SSS races in 2019 but is...

    Tom is thinking about SSS races in 2019 but is frustrated PHRF rated CLOUD at 114 the same as a Cal40. That makes it hard to compete.
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    Jackie, RYC is definitely an SSS Club. Gordie was...

    Jackie, RYC is definitely an SSS Club. Gordie was also around and Al & I just sponsored Tom Patterson and Sue Estey.

    I got tired of towing Koke Honu down so she is now in the dry yard ready to...
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    BAMA website has 2019 SSS race dates posted as...

    BAMA website has 2019 SSS race dates posted as part of BAMA’s calendar if you want to look and save the dates..Rick
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    Cruise Forum Idea. Bob said we just need to get...

    Cruise Forum Idea. Bob said we just need to get organized, and Solosailor said we do not need another Crusing Org. So what about just adding a main topic of Cruising in the Forum.

    When I became...
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    Now this sounds like the direction I am looking...

    Now this sounds like the direction I am looking for. Lightspeed was always a hassle without a windless. Koke Honu’s anchor is only 4#. She has more space than you might think with the “top up” and...
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