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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    This is not exciting but we're here at the...

    This is not exciting but we're here at the moment...

    It's been well over two years since we originally posted about not blowing up Surprise! while cooking, propane monitors and the like. I'm...
  2. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    This, dear reader, is the operative word. I...

    This, dear reader, is the operative word.

    I mostly trust Larry - he used to send me Burger King coupons before Mel asked him to stop. But Philpott? To use the vernacular of the day, "not so...
  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I normally do a little snooping around before...

    I normally do a little snooping around before trying to answer one of Sled's trivia quizzes but I won't this time - I'll guess all of the above.

    Pyewacket (the sailboat) conveniently omitted the...
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    rand24us: Searching threads, I see that the AE38...

    rand24us: Searching threads, I see that the AE38 is (at least) the second Schumacher-designed boat you've owned. It's a bit larger than the last one you posted about!

    I'd enjoy connecting with...
  5. Thread: Other Races

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    Singlehanders are gentle persons, even when...

    Singlehanders are gentle persons, even when doublehanding. It's those full-crew guys that always manhandle the helm.
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  6. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Surprise!'s new avatar is courtesy of Dura Mater,...

    Surprise!'s new avatar is courtesy of Dura Mater, because both boats went sailing yesterday.

    Thanks Philpott!
  7. Thread: Other Races

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    How about this one?...

    How about this one? https://jibeset.net/show.php?RR=EYC_T005128958&DOC=nr&TYP=pdf
  8. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Is anyone else sailing tomorrow (Saturday)? I'm...

    Is anyone else sailing tomorrow (Saturday)? I'm taking Surprise! out late morning for the balance of the day.
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    Why were you reluctant to request a local PHRF...

    Why were you reluctant to request a local PHRF rating, using your own funds like the rest of us do?

    Anyway, in years past Condor has raced with two certificates - one for full crew and another for...
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    (Edited to add my response to Skip.) In my...

    (Edited to add my response to Skip.) In my current laid-back, less competitive mindset I'm wanting a more hospitable boat, with flatware and stuff. It's common for one or more of my E-dock mates to...
  11. Thread: Surprise!

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    To refrigerate, or not to refrigerate: that is...

    To refrigerate, or not to refrigerate: that is the question:
    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
    The slings and arrows of melting ice,
    Or to take arms against spoiling provisions,
    And by...
  12. Thread: In Hanalei Bay

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    I almost listed Rags with a broker in Honolulu. ...

    I almost listed Rags with a broker in Honolulu. A month later I thought she was the most wonderful boat in the world.

    Falk just needs a little time for the amnesia to set in.
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  13. Thread: In Hanalei Bay

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    Watching on the webcam at 12:12 PDT. Hula just...

    Watching on the webcam at 12:12 PDT. Hula just came into view with spinnaker flying.

    Who is the dark-hulled sailboat leading Hula into the bay?

    (And which client should I charge this time to? ...
  14. Thread: In Hanalei Bay

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    What's it Like?

    Here's part of Ronnie's post from the 2010 Log:

    It's over. I'm in Kauai after completing my first Singlehanded Transpac. Was it worth it? Yes. Was it everything I thought it would be? No. it was...
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    What I started thinking about at 500-600 nm out. ...

    What I started thinking about at 500-600 nm out. Sadly, now closed in Hanalei.

    You can still get 'em but you have to go to (as Rob T called it) Kapa'a-a-a-a-a.

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  16. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Like Olson 30 booms, and sometimes Westsail 32...

    Like Olson 30 booms, and sometimes Westsail 32 booms?

    Indeed, hence the "pretty much."
  17. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    By the end of the weekend it should be the...

    By the end of the weekend it should be the typical 15 knots DDW for everyone. But the race for FTF and maybe overall is pretty much over.

    SDK, I watch cartoons on mine.
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    Over on Faceplant, Will posted that he's already...

    Over on Faceplant, Will posted that he's already taken two hot showers. Maybe three by now.
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Regarding Yellow Brick, I recall the club getting...

    Regarding Yellow Brick, I recall the club getting an additional $7,200 bill from YB after a SHTP. Not expected and definitely not in the budget!

    If every boat used the same device it would be...
  20. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I'm wondering if he's going with 3Di Endurance or...

    I'm wondering if he's going with 3Di Endurance or one of the regular flavors of sails. And are those powered winches?

    She's a beauty!
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    You. Rock. Greg. I hope you can sail with us...

    You. Rock. Greg.

    I hope you can sail with us on Saturday.
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    Here's Richmond YC's harbor layout. The harbor...

    Here's Richmond YC's harbor layout. The harbor entrance from Potrero Reach is by "F" in the lower, left-hand corner. Please come in slowly and watch for small boats, even on Thursday.

    Zoom in to...
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    Hopefully all boats are coming to Richmond YC...

    Hopefully all boats are coming to Richmond YC next Thursday. Here's a link to the club's weather station:
    https://weather.richmondyc.org/

    (If you like your pressure in millibars instead of...
  24. Thread: Surprise!

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    After a windy delivery from Berkeley, Surprise!...

    After a windy delivery from Berkeley, Surprise! is back in her slip. Thanks to Philpott for coming along to make sure we didn't scratch up the new paint!

    Julio, Cole, Ruben, Dave and the rest of...
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    A log entry from the 2008 SHTP describes the Half...

    A log entry from the 2008 SHTP describes the Half Way Party package I opened during that race:

    Ragtime!
    2008.07.21
    1725 I've been a bit occupied with racing a sailboat and haven't had a chance...
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