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  1. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    LOL for the Freudian slip. It's worse than...

    LOL for the Freudian slip.

    It's worse than that though. My worry was not losing the boat; I could eat the cost or be dead. It was going aground on a reef in Hawaii and having to pay for...
  2. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    This is like those baseball records set by ball...

    This is like those baseball records set by ball players who were doped to gills on steroids. They need as asterix by their 'record' finish time.
  3. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Rudder-post Anxiety Syndrome (RPAS) is very real!...

    Rudder-post Anxiety Syndrome (RPAS) is very real! Heavy doses of carbon fiber can alleviate but not eliminate the symptoms. I speak as a fellow sufferer.
  4. Thread: LongPac Updates

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    Glad to see you and everyone made it home safe. ...

    Glad to see you and everyone made it home safe. Congrats to all!

    As to the 'robust' drive fallacy, the exact same thing happened to us on PacCup 2012 -- putting all the eggs into one hydraulic...
  5. Thread: Globe 40

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    DH Classe 40 damn that would be amazing. Need...

    DH Classe 40 damn that would be amazing. Need a lot of shoreside support though.
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    I know I slept better knowing the ships could see...

    I know I slept better knowing the ships could see me, as well as me seeing them. It's a bigger investment in kit though.
  7. Damn that looks great. Leg 5 seems like the...

    Damn that looks great. Leg 5 seems like the nice warm weather run.
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    That profile looks sweet!

    That profile looks sweet!
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    I got a custom-designed (Antrim) , custom-built...

    I got a custom-designed (Antrim) , custom-built (Waterrat) rudder for my O-34. The boat handled nicer, and the new bearings were nice too. There were lots of issues, exacerbated by my...
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    Yes this is the main way the qualifier is...

    Yes this is the main way the qualifier is accomplished.
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    I find I sleep very well with the boat moving.

    I find I sleep very well with the boat moving.
  12. Thread: Ocean clean up

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    Well no one likes plastic in the ocean, but I'm a...

    Well no one likes plastic in the ocean, but I'm a bit skeptical. They also don't go into too much detail on how they don't kill smaller fish, krill, jellys etc.

    Note a 500 m aperture...
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    Garmin/Deiorme inReach ...

    Garmin/Deiorme inReach

    https://explore.garmin.com/en-US/inreach/

    You need to pay a monthly subscription to have your position web viewable. Ray uses their API to pull positions for our...
  14. Thanks Brian, I'd like to point out and thank...

    Thanks Brian,

    I'd like to point out and thank Jacky and Kristen for doing the bulk of the race reports for the website. Great work and a lot of fun to keep up with all the human interest...
  15. Thread: Wrap-Up seminar?

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    I no longer have any meetings I absolutely have...

    I no longer have any meetings I absolutely have go to, but it has become clear to me at least that having mid-week evening meetings has become untenable for many of us. The Club may want to...
  16. Thread: Wrap-Up seminar?

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    #MeToo. I hit 237 at 5:30, total parking lot. ...

    #MeToo. I hit 237 at 5:30, total parking lot. I had to get into work this morning , and just could not face spending 3 hours in the car, so I bailed. Sorry I was not there.
  17. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    I think schooners don't have spankers, that is a...

    I think schooners don't have spankers, that is a fore-and-aft sail on the stern-most mast of a square-rigged ship, to give it some turning moment for tacking. Schooners also don't have t'gallants...
  18. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    If it were bigger I'd call that staysail between...

    If it were bigger I'd call that staysail between the masts a 'fisherman'.
  19. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    OK, I'm going to try by memory and probably fail...

    OK, I'm going to try by memory and probably fail

    main sail
    main top sail
    foresail
    fore top sail
    (mizzen?) staysail (on a ketch that's what it is)
    staysail
    jib
    flying jib
  20. Thread: Wrap-Up seminar?

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    "Sources say" it's at Island YC at 7:30 PM.

    "Sources say" it's at Island YC at 7:30 PM.
  21. Thread: Wrap-Up seminar?

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    So Wednesday 29 August. Time? Place?

    So Wednesday 29 August.

    Time?

    Place?
  22. Thread: 2018 Return Trip

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    Glad to hear you are back and safe on land if not...

    Glad to hear you are back and safe on land if not entirely well! That is pretty scary. There is a Return War Stories meeting in Alameda next Wednesday if you can be better enough to make it. ...
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    So starting racing in your late 40's is literally...

    So starting racing in your late 40's is literally a non-starter? ;)
  24. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    #1. My ancient chicken chute, that for some...

    #1. My ancient chicken chute, that for some reason I rarely used during most of my sailing career. It turned out that for singlehanding it was a lifesaver, allowing me to have a good 5 day spin...
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    I recall there is an issue that you have to use a...

    I recall there is an issue that you have to use a trucker that is DHS certified to work at the port. There is also a clearance issue on the height of the trailered boat, if it is too high you can’t...
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