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    Here's one place to start reading about what...

    Here's one place to start reading about what happened:

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showthread.php?2383-Corinthian-Race-2020&p=25493#post25493
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    Maybe Skip will chip in here and let us know how...

    Maybe Skip will chip in here and let us know how much he used the windvane compared to the electric autopilot he also had aboard in 2008. He's double-handed in that photo so that was probably an...
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    I think there's some middle ground in there. ...

    I think there's some middle ground in there.

    Windvanes are pretty useless if you're racing to Hawaii with a spinnaker, especially on lighter boats like yours. They ARE very effective for making...
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    Alan and I were headed out to the Farallones one...

    Alan and I were headed out to the Farallones one year when he realized I had turned around. My Raymarine drive had broken clear in half at the seal and fallen on the cockpit floor. The plug was...
  5. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I'll take 3 and 5, Alex. “(It) essentially...

    I'll take 3 and 5, Alex.

    “(It) essentially create(s) this cavitation bubble,” said coral reef biologist Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian Institute. “And when the bubble collapses, it generates...
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    Awesome - thanks Tom.

    Awesome - thanks Tom.
  7. Thread: What I Saw

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    That's in the ball park. I might have been a...

    That's in the ball park. I might have been a year or two older.

    Now that's what they call a "sprit boat."
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    Are those 3Di sails? I built a model of a...

    Are those 3Di sails?

    I built a model of a skipjack a *few* years ago but had forgotten about them. This is great!
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    Yes, I e-mail Brian now and then. It's...

    Yes, I e-mail Brian now and then. It's one-to-one communication that doesn't promote the race or build any rapport among the entrants.
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    Hi Ryan, What are the likely conditions? ...

    Hi Ryan,

    What are the likely conditions? Catalina 22's aren't bad little boats but if there wasn't much wind you'd start to feel like you were earning that twenty grand.

    What electronics and...
  11. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Yep! (2019 LongPac.)

    Yep! (2019 LongPac.)
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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    I was hoping Philpott would give it the white...

    I was hoping Philpott would give it the white glove test, but she was gone by the time I arrived at RYC.

    No wonder - I heard DM maintained 12.9 knots coming down from Benicia - exactly 12.9 the...
  13. Thread: Surprise!

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    Very nice installation! I love Blue Sea's stuff....

    Very nice installation! I love Blue Sea's stuff. Not as much as Harken's stuff, but it's close.
  14. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, maybe they...

    Giving them the benefit of the doubt, maybe they chose areas where they could develop shorthanded racing, figuring we already have it going here.

    The forced shorthanded racing caused by the...
  15. Thread: Surprise!

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    With the refinished cabin sole coming next week,...

    With the refinished cabin sole coming next week, it seemed like a good time to clean the bilge.

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  16. Thread: Hedgehog

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    You certainly went to extremes to put the rest of...

    You certainly went to extremes to put the rest of us on hold while you got it repaired.

    Congratulations!
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    Brian, since this forum isn't it for some reason,...

    Brian, since this forum isn't it for some reason, what is the preferred means of communication between the SHTP Race Chair and the racers (and hopefuls)?
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  18. Thread: Surprise!

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    This is what I'm talking about. They're going to...

    This is what I'm talking about. They're going to try to save this big piece - we'll see how it fits on Friday and then they'll apply the new coatings. The ugly piece by the galley was in better...
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    If you weren't Up-the-Delta somewhere on your...

    If you weren't Up-the-Delta somewhere on your perfect boat, you would know that we have a new resident on E-dock. (Yes, I'm changing the subject.)

    None other than Dazzler (the second, but without...
  20. Thread: Surprise!

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    Indeed she is. And I am jealous of your voltage...

    Indeed she is. And I am jealous of your voltage chart.

    My curiosity was piqued because the voltage display on your USB receptacle doesn't look like a real voltage display. Do you have a pic of...
  21. Thread: Surprise!

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    "Bespoke" because it was perhaps the only...

    "Bespoke" because it was perhaps the only electrical system that was designed around improving the boat's in-the-water trim.

    DM's new battery monitor and compass look simply divine! But wait. To...
  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    I confess: Early-on I experimented with the...

    I confess: Early-on I experimented with the concept of covering it over:

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    Thanks Tom. You took on the job of Race Chair at...

    Thanks Tom. You took on the job of Race Chair at an "interesting" time.

    Round-the-Rocks starts in the Bay from a committee boat. Hard for R/C crew to stay six feet apart on a boat, and...
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    Thanks. She's a really nice boat but she has no...

    Thanks. She's a really nice boat but she has no sole.

    At least not at the moment.

    Two words: Stimulus check.
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    UNCLE! After botching up one piece and seeing...

    UNCLE!

    After botching up one piece and seeing bad wood and delam in a couple others, today I turned the project over to a pro.
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