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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    Thank you for the Welcome. Since we’re showing...

    Thank you for the Welcome. Since we’re showing off projects including DM’s new electrical thingies, here’s the before and after of DAZZLER’s new electrical panel installed today. The original just...
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    Rob should get credit for “most correct answers”...

    Rob should get credit for “most correct answers” AND the best mental visual while most of us stay at home.

    I’m pretty sure the answer to #6 is Blue Glaucus (either Glaucus atlanticus or Glaucus...
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    [QUOTE=Black Jack;26196]Was surprised to see this...

    [QUOTE=Black Jack;26196]Was surprised to see this when watching youtube under the SIP. Warren Miller was kind enough to include my boat in his film Hot Yachts Cold Water from 1982. I took the clips...
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    Wooden Boat Festival Update, April 24, 2020 ...

    Wooden Boat Festival Update, April 24, 2020

    “After much careful consideration, we feel we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Wooden Boat Festival. There is great uncertainty of festivals being...
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    Alan, If you wonder, there are lots of us...

    Alan,
    If you wonder, there are lots of us following your thread(s) and impressed by your creativity. Please keep posting.
  6. SSS members Rick Elkins (LIGHTSPEED, Wylie 39)...

    SSS members Rick Elkins (LIGHTSPEED, Wylie 39) and Steve Hodges (FROLIC, Islander 36) both have experience converting from wheel to tiller. I’m sure they’d be happy to share their experiences.
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    Ted, It’s not long after April 1, but are your...

    Ted,
    It’s not long after April 1, but are your serious? You really need to start paying attention.

    I for one, had hoped you would see the folly in your proposed race around TI/YBI with the prize...
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    Worth noting are the telltails everywhere, even...

    Worth noting are the telltails everywhere, even on the antenna. All too much focus these days on electronics.
    Looks like North Sails, probably from the Sausalito loft where I was working at that...
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    I’ve long been a Jack London fan and reading his...

    I’ve long been a Jack London fan and reading his TALES OF THE FISH PATROL makes for great stuff while anchored out by China Camp, or for when you've wondered, “Where the heck is Collinsville.” It’s...
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    I’m no bird expert, and at my best identifying...

    I’m no bird expert, and at my best identifying Big Bird, but thanks to living with a scientist we have an excellent library. Per THE SIBLEY GUIDE TO BIRDS, there are 27 species of gulls in 5 genera....
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    Per their AIS track, they are safely in Pillar...

    Per their AIS track, they are safely in Pillar Point Harbor (HMB) having made excellent time up the coast. The track shows they probably came in under sail, made a few tacks back and forth before...
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    Great memory from Tom K. Very interesting to...

    Great memory from Tom K. Very interesting to think about the state of ocean racing in the late 60’s/early 70’s. MORA (Midget Ocean Racing Association) was relatively popular in boats less than 30’,...
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    Is this a direct challenge or what? Sorry, but...

    Is this a direct challenge or what? Sorry, but the boat name and a rendering was featured on another website yesterday. And yes, I know the Bill Lee connection, but I’ll leave that for someone else...
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    Your quiz triggered a memory of reading a recent...

    Your quiz triggered a memory of reading a recent article in THE NATURE CONSERVANCY magazine about the Kona Hema Preserve on the Island of Hawai'i. The 8,245 acre preserve (not open to the public)...
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    Too easy! I’d know that smiling face anywhere....

    Too easy! I’d know that smiling face anywhere. That’s Amelia* and Duke*, and of course the wood is Koa.

    *famously lost aviator Amilia Earhart and the father of surfing Duke Kahanamoku.
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    That location is more commonly known as WRECK...

    That location is more commonly known as WRECK BEACH. it’s actually indicated as an anchorage on charts. There’s a good description in Brian Fagan’s book CALIFORNIA COASTAL PASSAGES. It’s only viable...
  17. Thread: Surprise!

    by Dazzler
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    Bob, What are the strings for that are tied to...

    Bob, What are the strings for that are tied to the seat locker latches?

    Sorry, can't help with the AP compass wire question without just speculating.
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    On this point you need to do further research. CA...

    On this point you need to do further research. CA does not require DMV licensing just because you are a CA resident. The state licensing requirements in the US vary by state. Unlike some state, CA...
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    PJ, I would guess you have already considered...

    PJ, I would guess you have already considered registering/documenting the boat and getting the radio station license in the country of your citizenship (Belgium?). It’s something to seriously...
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    I do not have the experience of buying a boat...

    I do not have the experience of buying a boat abroad, but I have owned several boats and addressed transfer of ownership, etc. You will need to address two separate issues: first “registering” or...
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    About the routing... One can’t help bit wonder...

    About the routing... One can’t help bit wonder how much “local knowledge” comes into play. It would appear that these guys either know what they are doing, or are incredibly lucky. I suspect the...
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    Skip, thanks for the squid video link. That’s not...

    Skip, thanks for the squid video link. That’s not the guy that was preparing to be Humboldt Squid bait in Mexico, but still an interesting story. As a scuba diver and underwater photographer, there’s...
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    I had been thinking it best to let others enter...

    I had been thinking it best to let others enter Skip’s quiz. I responded with comments about the loss of SHAMROCK VI because I remembered the event so well. The black schooner SHAMROCK VI lived in a...
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    5003 Actually the “classic, 100 foot black...

    5003

    Actually the “classic, 100 foot black schooner” is an interesting story. I suspect Skip is remembering when in 1972 the 125’ black SHAMROCK VI went up on the beach at Santa Cruz and became a...
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    Time to read, or even re-read, R.H. Dana’s TWO...

    Time to read, or even re-read, R.H. Dana’s TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST.
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