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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    Bingo! :D Perhaps I should have a contest to...

    Bingo! :D Perhaps I should have a contest to determine how I should fill that hole!

    Since the winch motor ended up on the side away from the compass, I thought I'd test it first. I have my...
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    This weekend's project was to convert the other...

    This weekend's project was to convert the other secondary/halyard winch to make it powered. I'd installed a powered winch on the other side months ago and thought I knew what I was doing, but this...
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    The old inverter/charger had a remote panel...

    The old inverter/charger had a remote panel mounted below the main electrical panel. Removing it left a big hole. I thought about covering the hole with one of those nautical plaques: "Marriages...
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    That's a nicely-proportioned, good looking boat...

    That's a nicely-proportioned, good looking boat Alan.

    Have fun with the Hydro-Coat.
  5. Thread: Halyard hitch

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    What we have here is a major case of...

    What we have here is a major case of waiting-for-the-boat-itis.
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    This reminds me that I have a kite out on loan. ...

    This reminds me that I have a kite out on loan. (What was I thinking?)
  7. Will we have the send-off banquet there as well? ...

    Will we have the send-off banquet there as well? I'd like fish 'n chips.

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  8. Thread: Old Splice

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    I tried it but she didn't like the smell. Oh,...

    I tried it but she didn't like the smell.

    Oh, nevermind...
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    I'm guessing Class 40 halyards (at least the main...

    I'm guessing Class 40 halyards (at least the main and code zero) are 2:1? Much longer but half the load.
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    First, setting up the jacklines and tether so...

    First, setting up the jacklines and tether so it's hard to fall off = close to the centerline and stopping short of the bow and stern.

    Second, mostly what you proposed:...
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    In a post last June, Jonathan noted that the...

    In a post last June, Jonathan noted that the Salus coastal had 69N of flotation. NorCalORC (OYRA etc.) requires 100N for a non-inflatable; LongPac and SHTP require 150N. Only a bulky Type 1 could...
  12. Thread: New Boat 4 Tchoup

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    I was hoping for an update after seeing you in...

    I was hoping for an update after seeing you in Clipper Cove on New Year's Day. Thanks!
  13. Thread: Surprise!

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    A gale warning was posted this morning so our BYC...

    A gale warning was posted this morning so our BYC race was cancelled. Surprise! has to settle for second place in the double-handed division, having lost her opportunity to beat Zenaida in the final...
  14. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    "What can happen singlehanded when falling asleep...

    "What can happen singlehanded when falling asleep on approach..."
  15. Thread: Surprise!

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    From Philpott's 2020 SHTP thread: "The kicker:...

    From Philpott's 2020 SHTP thread: "The kicker: Greg Nelsen agreed to make him an emergency rudder."

    So here we go. Today Greg made a mock-up of the lower support for the cassette. With levels...
  16. Thread: Surprise!

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    I'm using a pair of these. They talk to each...

    I'm using a pair of these. They talk to each other and create a right and left channel, so it sounds pretty good:

    https://www.theoontz.com/oontz-angle-3-ultra-portable-wireless-bluetooth-speaker
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    The latches are a bit loose and don't have holes...

    The latches are a bit loose and don't have holes in them for locks or clips. The strings cause them to bind enough that they won't flip open easily.

    The string on the right also ties the bilge...
  18. Thread: Surprise!

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    Gale warnings were posted yesterday so RYC...

    Gale warnings were posted yesterday so RYC cancelled its small boat midwinters. An intrepid Laser sailor went out anyway, but before long he was escorted back into the harbor by a watchful rib...
  19. Thread: In Hanalei Bay

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    Oh dear! And Jibeset says the $150 "intent" fee...

    Oh dear! And Jibeset says the $150 "intent" fee is non-refundable. Whatever shall I DO???

    Is Bubba's Burgers still there?
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  20. Thread: In Hanalei Bay

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    I call PhotoShop! And how did Jackie know that a...

    I call PhotoShop! And how did Jackie know that a BK soda is my drink of choice? I guess it will have to be from Bubba's instead.

    In related news, I got the "2 for $6" deal at BK yesterday. I...
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    All else being equal, IO would have had to start...

    All else being equal, IO would have had to start 25:34 later for Serenade to beat them. That equates to a rating of -3 for a boat with only a 24' waterline.

    I understand what you're saying, but...
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    The dreaded (and restricted) USCG terminal was...

    The dreaded (and restricted) USCG terminal was dutifully absent of sailboats. I just missed the corner of the restricted area (yes, I checked my GPS track) but as the current shifted from flood to...
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    I can't match Philpott's beautiful sky and water...

    I can't match Philpott's beautiful sky and water shot or the sharp, professional images from Slackwater, but here are a few.

    Can of Whoopass was one of the first starters and had nice breeze...
  24. Indeed, it was a blast! My first time back on a...

    Indeed, it was a blast! My first time back on a 92 since I sold Rags. Here's a photo: Dan driving and Trim timming. See you out there on Saturday.

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    That's quite a fleet: ...

    That's quite a fleet: https://race.cyc.org/2020MidWins/sheet

    I see a couple other likely shorthanders on this list, so you may have more than three.

    Between the Berkeley Midwinters, other...
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