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    Progress looks spectacular! Lots of carbon...

    Progress looks spectacular!

    Lots of carbon fiber was used. Did the designer specify the carbon fiber or was it builder’s choice?

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    Herreshof design and Herreshof boatyard...

    Herreshof design and Herreshof boatyard (historical) or Brooklin boatyard (modern).

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    Pools like those pictured are why I like to hike...

    Pools like those pictured are why I like to hike with a fly rod. A chance to say Hello to the aquatic neighbors.

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    Starting in the 1980’s, I celebrated Columbus Day...

    Starting in the 1980’s, I celebrated Columbus Day in a simple fashion. Columbus was a sailor. I went sailing on that day.

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    I sometimes see the wisdom of buying watercraft...

    I sometimes see the wisdom of buying watercraft ready to use, rather than building or restoring. The Wee Lassie was built by David Barrett, a superb craftsman who does beautiful work in wood and...
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    Thanks for documenting the sail making maestros...

    Thanks for documenting the sail making maestros in action!

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    Well, golly gee! I can sleep better with one...

    Well, golly gee! I can sleep better with one less puzzle on my mind.

    I realized my search may have been too narrow (confined to sailboats) when Dazzler commented his father was an aircraft...
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    If you know the answer, you have a different...

    If you know the answer, you have a different perspective than I do.

    The photo was identified (thanks to a little help from a friend), the name is extensively used, so the name leads to more dead...
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    Thanks for the additional clues. For me, the...

    Thanks for the additional clues. For me, the clues do not complete the puzzle.

    However, I know which sailboat you are referring to. It is nicely restored and sitting on a low trailer at...
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    Could this be the correct guess? The vessel -...

    Could this be the correct guess?

    The vessel - Jeremiah O’Brian
    The navigator - Rear Admiral Thomas Patterson
    The voyage - bringing the ship back to CA.

    Cheers,
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    Max is right about the Vallejo 1-2 being long,...

    Max is right about the Vallejo 1-2 being long, long ago.
    The SSS began with the Singlehanded Farralons Race in 1977.
    The inaugural Singlehanded Transpac was in 1978.

    The Vallejo 1-2 was part of...
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    Sleddog - you do not make this easy. ...

    Sleddog - you do not make this easy. Nevertheless….

    Date 1962

    Voyage - recreation of Christopher Columbus voyage from Canaries to San Salvador.

    Portolans were used for navigation if a...
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    How many times can I be wrong, time will tell. ...

    How many times can I be wrong, time will tell.

    Another guess.

    Voyage started in 1947

    Common name is the Kon Tiki Expedition

    Skipper - Thor Heyerdahl
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    Try again - thank you, I will. The time of the...

    Try again - thank you, I will.

    The time of the voyage was 1982-1984

    The name of the expedition was the Globe Star expedition by Marvin Creamer.

    One of the stars could have been Canopus, also...
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    The Transglobe Expedition circumnavigated the...

    The Transglobe Expedition circumnavigated the globe (vertically - whose reference) from September 1979 through completion in 1982 as described in a book (To The Ends of The Earth) by Sir Ranulph...
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    Maybe Skip and his brother raced a Tempest in the...

    Maybe Skip and his brother raced a Tempest in the Olympic trials. Lead was allowed in the Tempest keel. Since the two youngsters ( I presume) were lighter than the adult skipper and crew, the lead...
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    Well, Howard, I guess we don’t get answer until...

    Well, Howard, I guess we don’t get answer until there are more or correct responses.

    Sleddog is very careful about his wording so it is good to review the question. “fill his air tank with...
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    Marbles in the air tank - if it were for weight,...

    Marbles in the air tank - if it were for weight, another substance would be more effective, so it must be another purpose.

    My WAG is the marbles provided a feedback sound that helped determining...
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    It seems to be a drone picture of the South Pole,...

    It seems to be a drone picture of the South Pole, with people playing the role of ants. The polar lights are fantastic.

    I can not give the people any names since I know they are not my Bodfish...
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    Kilkenny and Inverness Yacht Club and TSCA and...

    Kilkenny and Inverness Yacht Club and TSCA and Carl Nolte and Skip and Milly and so many more. It was a smorgasbord of delight that moved from the beach to IYC to on the water, and repeat as many...
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    The Ouija Board was dusted off to sort out the...

    The Ouija Board was dusted off to sort out the options. It showed options 1, 3, and 4 were likely answers. Thanks to tje race committee. Wish I was there!
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    I don’t recall any SSS finishers with age...

    I don’t recall any SSS finishers with age information, but I would guess the youngest was Amy Boyer in her Wilderness 21 Little Rascal.

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    Last evening, CBC galley had to substitute...

    Last evening, CBC galley had to substitute Marianne's Peach Icecream for PJ's prize. Seems Macapuno is OS at local supply outlets. For extra credit on the above CHARAL trivia, who first invented...
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    Number 4 inshore lane Ants

    Number 4 inshore lane

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    Woo hoo! Five millions views have been exceeded....

    Woo hoo! Five millions views have been exceeded. Sleddog knows how to attract readers and continue setting records!

    Cheers! More cheers!

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