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    After seeing him across the water several times,...

    After seeing him across the water several times, I finally met Stan at RYC after the 2013 OYRA Jr. Waterhouse. Matt Beall and I doublehanded Ragtime! that day. Stan's Zsa Zsa finished so far ahead...
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    It's because Bob is starting another Hawaii race...

    It's because Bob is starting another Hawaii race (we start on Monday). This happens every damned time.

    Take a light #1 or code sail, and a good book.
  3. Thread: The Tin Clock

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    Jackie, that doohickey reminds me of the white...

    Jackie, that doohickey reminds me of the white doohickeys we won at the BYC Midwinters. We're supposed to lay the phone on it to charge.

    I keep trying to plug its cord into my phone to charge it,...
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    That's very cool Mike! As I fight with...

    That's very cool Mike! As I fight with technology trying to meet PacCup's latest requirements for onboard e-mail, etc., Slocum's reasons for the clock resonate!
  5. Thread: What I Saw

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    "I write about Bay stuff over there and about the...

    "I write about Bay stuff over there and about the Delta over here."

    Yesterday the rack outside Danny's office was chock full of July editions of the B&D Yachtsman, including nine full pages of...
  6. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Sled and Milly are a bit distracted from 110s...

    Sled and Milly are a bit distracted from 110s this weekend. Along with several other members including Bren Meyer, they're representing Inverness Yacht Club in the Lipton Cup races. I'm hoping for...
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    I hope this Soverel's chainplates are beefed up...

    I hope this Soverel's chainplates are beefed up better than a couple of the local boats' were.

    s/ Mr. Joy and Sunshine
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    My last idea was a solo race to Tahiti. That...

    My last idea was a solo race to Tahiti. That didn't get much traction. Ketchikan is closer.
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    Race to Alaska 2022 Tracker...

    Race to Alaska 2022 Tracker

    Oh, the irony of me posting a tracker link! Well, yeah.

    The start is at High Noon, same as the SSS Cruise-Up/Downs. Hey, I have an idea...
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    No. The only required waypoint this time is...

    No. The only required waypoint this time is Bella Bella. That means teams can choose the inside passage or the exposed west side of Van Isle.
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    I didn't want to say it but yes, Milk Bones. ...

    I didn't want to say it but yes, Milk Bones. Only snack I didn't have to argue with my sisters for. Good for your teeth too.
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    I think Sam has it right. 70 degrees magnetic at...

    I think Sam has it right. 70 degrees magnetic at 12 nm puts you about a mile inland, half way between Waimea and Waialua Bays.

    Sled once said that for a Hawaii race, Surprise! needed hell-a fans...
  13. Thread: SSS Shirts

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    At 1100 I hung up 34 shirts above Danny's table. ...

    At 1100 I hung up 34 shirts above Danny's table. When I walked by at 1700 only ten were left. I guess the price was right!
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    Tchoup, I don't have one of those in my keep pile...

    Tchoup, I don't have one of those in my keep pile or in my give-away pile. I probably didn't race the 3BF that year.

    Max, the idea for that design was to depict the CYC and all the marks of the...
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    To Danny's table they go.

    To Danny's table they go.
  16. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    You can strip down and share an oar with the chap...

    You can strip down and share an oar with the chap she posted the photo of recently (then quickly deleted). As they say, "There's a visual for ya!"

    In case anyone missed it: Philpott is well...
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    We were leaving an A's game some years ago,...

    We were leaving an A's game some years ago, following a guy wearing a SH Farallones sweatshirt. Those are less common so I figured I knew him and eventually caught up. Total stranger and again, he...
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    SSS Shirts

    Is there any interest in old SSS shirts? I really need to clean out the closet.

    These are mostly unworn (but dusty) and go back to about 2006. Men's L or XL, many in darker colors, a few SHF...
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    I stumbled across this link when preparing a...

    I stumbled across this link when preparing a social media post about furler screws falling out:

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/archive-shtp-websites/transpac2000/news/tpnews.html#6/28

    The screw-ee...
  20. Thread: 2022 Farallones

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    I would offer to bring Surprise! over but I'll be...

    I would offer to bring Surprise! over but I'll be in final prep for our PacCup qualifier, which we're sailing the week of the 23rd.
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    Our SSS Commodore finished after midnight in...

    Our SSS Commodore finished after midnight in 2017.

    Extending the deadline just to 0100 would cover all finish times for the last ten years except for Geodesic, who finished at 0136 in 2016. I...
  22. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Cliff, thanks for the good information. It...

    Cliff, thanks for the good information. It sounds like other than the Amoxicillin, I can add OTC items that will fill the void in my medical kit. All the pills (in their dozens of tiny foil...
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    Hi Mike, Here's what I tried on Surprise!: ...

    Hi Mike,

    Here's what I tried on Surprise!:

    https://www.sfbaysss.org/forum/showthread.php?2181-Surprise!&p=23019#post23019

    These were standard etriers that came in a velcro pouch with a...
  24. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Cliff, I'm glad you made it to shore without...

    Cliff, I'm glad you made it to shore without further problems.

    Surprise! has an Adventure brand first aid kit. It's one of the larger ones but it doesn't include the dental care module. Any...
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    Ben and Lucie Mewes

    Our dear friends and longtime SSS supporters Ben and Lucie Mewes were in an accident last Friday while driving in Idaho. Lucie wrote "In a minute our lives are forever changed. Friday morning wind...
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