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  1. 6281 This photo of POLARIS shows the "Mitchell...

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    This photo of POLARIS shows the "Mitchell Zap" sailmakers logo near the clews. Punky Mitchell was a very good Star sailor of the 60's and made his own sails. His small sail loft was upstairs...
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    Leave it to Hedgehog to slip in at the finish and...

    Leave it to Hedgehog to slip in at the finish and come away smelling like a rose. We have a winner!

    “Heaving to” (hove to) has many connotations. But basically means to stop or slow the boat's...
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    If nobody guesses the correct answer before 6 pm...

    If nobody guesses the correct answer before 6 pm PST this evening, all bets are off...and the winning bag of granola goes into the CBC larder and I begin the popcorn for Chuck Hawley's presentation...
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    Sorry, Philpott, but #6 is not correct. But you...

    Sorry, Philpott, but #6 is not correct. But you are correct that Star Market in Berkeley carries Tom's Best Ever.
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    Hi Eyrie I miss your smiling face and doggie...

    Hi Eyrie

    I miss your smiling face and doggie wags in these parts!

    Answer #3 would seem plausible. But is not correct. However, I'm still holding a bag of Tom's Best Ever from your previous...
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    Hi BobJ #6 is a good guess. But sorry,...

    Hi BobJ

    #6 is a good guess. But sorry, no granola for you at this time..Try again in 4 hours. I'm off to go paddling, and will check back shortly after noon.
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    Hi Ants, Greetings from Capitola! Chuck Hawley...

    Hi Ants, Greetings from Capitola! Chuck Hawley presenting tonight on an SSS webinar should be highly entertaining. He's raced 2 SHTP's, 1980 in a Moore 24. And 1982 in an Olson 30..Chuck's 6'3",...
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    Thank you Philpott. #1 seems a wise answer. ...

    Thank you Philpott. #1 seems a wise answer. Unfortunately for your granola fix, it is not the correct one.
    You can guess again at 12:15 pm if no one has answered correctly by then. PS: hint: do...
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    I'm only moderately familiar with skippering...

    I'm only moderately familiar with skippering Radio Controlled (RC) boats, the most recent being Dan Newlands in Port Townsend, WA. At Kawau Island in New Zealand I stepped off WILDFLOWER to...
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    6272 Mini-MAGIC's bronze turnbuckles, each...

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    Mini-MAGIC's bronze turnbuckles, each fully functional and about 2" long.

    AlanH, I knew you'd be an admirer of the new mini-MAGIC and posed some questions to Craig, who has owned, designed,...
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    6264 Hi Intermission A Cal 2-27 fixed...

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    Hi Intermission

    A Cal 2-27 fixed (solid) prop is well aft of the keel and there is little, if any, hydrodynamic "shadow," and no reason to mark and align shaft, which is especially...
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    Thanks, Philpott, I've committed to driving RUBY....

    Thanks, Philpott, I've committed to driving RUBY. If you'd consider swapping your 3 blade, solid prop, for a Martec, Max Prop, or equivalent, I'd be happy to crew in the future!
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    Capitola Boat Club does not discriminate in its...

    Capitola Boat Club does not discriminate in its fleet. Paddle, pedal, row, sail, power, surf, canoes, models, all are welcome, including MM's 47' ULDB powerboat SARISSA (IMHO coolest powerboat on SF...
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    Just texted w/ sailing friend in Austin, TX. 20...

    Just texted w/ sailing friend in Austin, TX. 20 degrees, no water, no power, and 40% of the city may not regain utilities until later this afternoon, earliest. The mayor of Austin can only...
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    Yesterday early morning I drove from Capitola to...

    Yesterday early morning I drove from Capitola to Morro Bay for the day, 170 miles, with intention of paddling the back bay at high tide and possibly crossing over to the sand spit on the south side...
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    At least 750 gallons of diesel leaked into SF...

    At least 750 gallons of diesel leaked into SF Bay from a Chevron Refinery pipe leading out to the Pt. Richmond Long Wharf. The leak continued Tuesday for 2 hours until someone noticed and found the...
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    Brad, et.al. Tom's Best Ever Granola is...

    Brad, et.al.

    Tom's Best Ever Granola is available at the following venues: (this current list supersedes the website's list http://tomsbestevergranola.com/

    Driver's Market — Sausalito,...
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    6238 The moon I saw two mornings ago was...

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    The moon I saw two mornings ago was waning gibbous, 53% illumination. A few hours later it had become a waning crescent moon which then continues about a week until it is a new moon.

    Once,...
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    Tom, Thanks for the lead to Henry Hudson's...

    Tom,
    Thanks for the lead to Henry Hudson's HALVE MAEN (Half Moon.) An interesting story and voyage for sure, especially for 1609. Sailing up the then as yet to be discovered Hudson River as...
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    6236 Sources differ. "moongiant.com" says...

    6236 Sources differ. "moongiant.com" says "February 4
    Last Quarter, Illumination: 53%" How can it be last quarter if it is illuminated 53% (gibbous) I ask myself.

    Apologies. Upon further...
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    Tough to call when even the RC can't get the...

    Tough to call when even the RC can't get the intended answer right. And EYRIE almost DSQ'ed for not reading the full instructions, and posting twice inside 4 hours.

    The conundrum was referred to...
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    6234 Gentle Skippers, This morning, at...

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    Gentle Skippers,

    This morning, at 7:30 a.m., at Coffee Club on the Santa Cruz Harbor breakwater, there were 4 planets and a prominent star rising behind me and beginning to poke their...
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    Though I have no proof, my guess is this is not a...

    Though I have no proof, my guess is this is not a container from the three recent mega-spills north and west of Hawaii. Judging from the barnacle waterline on the container, it is likely empty and...
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    6227 Recent sighting on Pescadero Beach, 25...

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    Recent sighting on Pescadero Beach, 25 miles north of Santa Cruz.
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    Hal Holbrook, 95, sailor and acclaimed thespian,...

    Hal Holbrook, 95, sailor and acclaimed thespian, has died. In 1980 Hal Holbrook entered his Garden design, Gulf 40, YANKEE TAR in the Singlehanded Transpac. Unfortunately he finished after the...
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