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  1. Thread: Other Races

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    I'm hoping to do the Silver Eagle if the IYC will...

    I'm hoping to do the Silver Eagle if the IYC will open up registrations on JibeSet.
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    Thanks for these!

    Thanks for these!
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    All good ideas, though I probably wouldn't bother...

    All good ideas, though I probably wouldn't bother with flyers. But the other ones are easy.

    Where going and for how long? I have no idea. Here, I'll make up something, for starters.

    When?...
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    Suggestions on where to advertise/organize

    A small boat RAID in the 2022 season, with how to say... "preference" ...given to SSS'ers... but NOT organizing it on this forum.

    Why not on this forum? As has been pointed out before, if an...
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    Using lashings is great. It allows you to move...

    Using lashings is great. It allows you to move things around, as you see. While it's very unlikely that you will move the sail enough to induce too much lee or weather helm, if you DO happen to get...
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    Ohhhh! Nice! Where did you find her? Did you...

    Ohhhh! Nice! Where did you find her? Did you have to drive across the country to get her?
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    Look closely at the sail attachment on your boat....

    Look closely at the sail attachment on your boat. It's loose-footed on the boom. I would suggest having a loop of line that keeps the clew close to the boom, but is loose enough that it will slide...
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    This picture is of a skerry in France...it's not...

    This picture is of a skerry in France...it's not my old skerry, but I rigged the downhaul the same way as 3:1 with smaller blocks... except that the lower block on my setup was affixed to the mast,...
  9. Thread: Thank you

    by AlanH
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    The Wildcat's mast is back together in one piece,...

    The Wildcat's mast is back together in one piece, thanks to Ryan at Rogue Rigging, and the welding guys at the Berkeley marine center. There's an internal sleeve and a LOT of rivets. The mast and...
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    I'm still hoping that an SSS "raid" - small boat...

    I'm still hoping that an SSS "raid" - small boat cruise is in the works for someday. It would be fun to see your Koster out with RoG
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    I "watched" the development of the Deer Isle...

    I "watched" the development of the Deer Isle Koster on the Wooden Boat forum, it's a gorgeous boat and a wonderful camp-cruiser.

    About balanced lug sail trim...low stretch halyards are your...
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    Y'all done good. Especially good, considering...

    Y'all done good. Especially good, considering the headaches that COVID threw into the mix. Props to all the RC!
  13. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    It's good to catch up...I've been afk for a week,...

    It's good to catch up...I've been afk for a week, backpacking. Looks like Aloha has finished...congratulations!
  14. Thread: Piper Blog

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    Hey! Thanks for this. Oh, it's good to see her...

    Hey! Thanks for this. Oh, it's good to see her in good hands, still, and going strong..
  15. Thread: Piper Blog

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    I bought an inexpensive pressure washer, which...

    I bought an inexpensive pressure washer, which took off about 40% of what was left from 20+ years of slowly flaking off. I'll take a can of Jasco Paint remover and a tarp next time I'm out there. I...
  16. Thread: Piper Blog

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    As my time with the Wildcat starts to wind down,...

    As my time with the Wildcat starts to wind down, I'm back to working on the Piper a bit more. Last weekend I started stripping the old bottom paint off. It's pretty surely old 70's- 80's vinyl paint...
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    The Wildcat should have her mast by then. I'm...

    The Wildcat should have her mast by then. I'm in!...Westpoint Regatta, Silver Eagle and if I still have the boat in October, Vallejo 1-2.
  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I always figured that the trackers were primarily...

    I always figured that the trackers were primarily for safety. That they provide a way for the folks at home to watch the race progress and calculate within a mile or two exactly who was ahead and who...
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    Thanks for passing these along.

    Thanks for passing these along.
  20. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    i think the days where someone could wait...

    i think the days where someone could wait patiently at the dock gate, get let in, and quietly walk the dock to view a boat are over. There have been harbor rules about "No Visitors On The Docks"...
  21. Thread: Surprise!

    by AlanH
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    I was at the BMC today to do some simple fixits...

    I was at the BMC today to do some simple fixits to the Wildcat, and lo and behold, Surprise! is getting her superfast sprayed-on bottom.

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  22. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    They look great. I saw them under construction at...

    They look great. I saw them under construction at a recent visit to Beats Mowin' the Lawn!
  23. Thread: Surprise!

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    So when do we get to see Surprise! in her new...

    So when do we get to see Surprise! in her new dress?
  24. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Hey hey! Mini-Magic is looking fantastic!

    Hey hey! Mini-Magic is looking fantastic!
  25. Thread: SHTP stuff

    by AlanH
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    Seriously? No SSS'rs or SHTP'ers want these...

    Seriously? No SSS'rs or SHTP'ers want these paper charts? Here's a list.

    Half Moon Bay #18382
    Monterey Bay #18685
    Tomales By and Bodega Bay #18643
    San Francisco Bay Entrance #18645
    Point...
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