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    To get to the other side? I am really...

    To get to the other side?



    I am really curious, I hope someone guesses it.
  2. https://www.tscasacramento.com/

    https://www.tscasacramento.com/
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    Sold the boat but kept the dog. Now the only...

    Sold the boat but kept the dog. Now the only keelboat I have is a robot, but Casey likes sailing dinghies and standup paddling. He is not a big fan of the boston whaler. One day I'll have another...
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    I always carried my handheld VHF with DSC+GPS in...

    I always carried my handheld VHF with DSC+GPS in my pocket for singlehanding on the bay. The range is not good for offshore, but I felt like the panic button on this device would go straight to the...
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    I went out with my wife and oldest son yesterday...

    I went out with my wife and oldest son yesterday in our Boston Whaler Montauk. We originally planned to go from RYC to Pt. Bonita or thereabouts to see if there were any whales around and take...
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    Is it a hum like a hobie rudder or laser...

    Is it a hum like a hobie rudder or laser daggerboard, or is it a lower-frequency shake?

    I wonder if it could be control-surface flutter like airplanes sometimes have? The fix for this is usually...
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    Can anyone explain why Sparrow's route includes...

    Can anyone explain why Sparrow's route includes the big island to port and then eastabout? Seems like a longer route than maybe needed. Is it a bailout contingency, or is there a strategy to sail...
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    I really thought we were done at lug wrench! ...

    I really thought we were done at lug wrench! Then I thought maybe a spare tire is a hiking aid, which is funny, and half of us probably have one, but couldn't get it to work with the other clues.
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    This is fun to watch and I wish PJ the best...

    This is fun to watch and I wish PJ the best voyage!

    I worry about Chubby Girl and the hurricane; Changabang is a big fast boat and should be able to sail through whatever weather she can't sail...
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    It is but I wasn't there so I wouldn't tell it...

    It is but I wasn't there so I wouldn't tell it right. I remember he proved that an outboard motor is not a good emergency rudder (by itself) and he got towed in by some friendly coast guard folks. ...
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    I look forward to watching your voyage, I hope...

    I look forward to watching your voyage, I hope you'll share the tracker with us all.

    I have been impressed by your belt-and-suspenders-and-a-spare-sailtie approach. I was wondering if you have...
  12. We sold our Laser 28 Firebolt a couple of years...

    We sold our Laser 28 Firebolt a couple of years ago because the boys spent so much time sailing dinghies (RYC juniors plus high school program at EYC) we didn't use it enough-- and when they had a...
  13. Thread: Surprise!

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    I think LEDs pull about 25mA but there could be...

    I think LEDs pull about 25mA but there could be more to the ACRs. Depending on where the current sensor is could the aft battery be charging the fwd bank or something? If their voltage was different...
  14. Anyone looking for a garmin inreach? I have an...

    Anyone looking for a garmin inreach? I have an explorer+ I bought new for the 2017 baja haha and haven't used since.
    In great shape and holds a charge well. You can send text messages and your...
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    I've been enjoying the progress! I have never...

    I've been enjoying the progress! I have never been on a boat with a windvane and only vaguely understand the mechanics and was also wondering if it is a trim tab. I went back to look for the paper,...
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    If you open "device manager" in windows 7 it will...

    If you open "device manager" in windows 7 it will list the com ports and numbers for hardware and USB devices. The easiest way to find it is to click on the start button and type "device manager"...
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    The raft-up looked good! (I was cruising with my...

    The raft-up looked good! (I was cruising with my family at TIYC on the Boston Whaler- we circumnavigated TI and had Clam Chowder after)

    Sunny when we got there around 11. Breezy when we left...
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    Thanks Bob, I would like to try the #4 but no...

    Thanks Bob, I would like to try the #4 but no rush, it will be a little while before I get the furler installed. I've been going through the old sail pile in my garage, the original tuff-luff had...
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    So I just got a used furler and am trying to...

    So I just got a used furler and am trying to check for the loose screws before installing it, but I can't quite figure out the picture. Is this a mkIV furler?
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    A little googling shows that the 93B is a NPN...

    A little googling shows that the 93B is a NPN while the 94B is a PNP darlington transistor. An H-Bridge circuit would make sense for the motor driver and this circuit takes 2 NPN and 2 PNP very...
  21. Nice work David, it looks great. Now if there...

    Nice work David, it looks great.

    Now if there was only a place here to get a daily mermaid picture, my favorite has gone dry.
  22. This is copied from:...

    This is copied from: http://offshore.ussailing.org/ (but it is blog style so may drift down the page)
    The spreadsheet link is this: http://offshore.ussailing.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=19079
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    Well I will add that I was happily surprised. I...

    Well I will add that I was happily surprised. I have to work on the original date and now I can go. I'm happy the races get run either way, thanks race committee for your work.
  24. Really great results. Do you know how...

    Really great results. Do you know how directional the antenna you have is (how accurately do you have to aim it)? Did you have to aim it at the boat you were communicating with or just in the...
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    Great story, nice recovery! Are there any...

    Great story, nice recovery! Are there any pictures around of your emergency rudder setup?
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