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  1. I did misunderstand considering the first...

    I did misunderstand considering the first Transpac was in 1906.

    The 1980 SHTP race was won by the oldest boat entered. Bob Counts sailed his 25-foot Golden Gate Sanderling to a first in class and...
  2. Anyone else able to ID the sailmaker’s insignia /...

    Anyone else able to ID the sailmaker’s insignia / logo on those sails?
    This is a quiz, with no prize....
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    Obviously, Craig needs to add to the project list...

    Obviously, Craig needs to add to the project list an electric inboard with feathering 3-blade prop. Then add a GPS return-to-home device like some drones have for when they get out of range.

    Or......
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    Sounds more like bad ground(s), especially since...

    Sounds more like bad ground(s), especially since the lights are dim. Dim = resistance. Look for loose and/or poorly crimped connections. Tug on wires.

    Unlikely that the panel is the problem, but...
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    I wonder who has direct communications with...

    I wonder who has direct communications with Whitall and if he has considered Puerto Williams, Chile? There are pros/cons of Ushuaia vs. Puerto Williams.
    The website noonsite.com has good info for...
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    It looks like Bedard knows his stuff. I only...

    It looks like Bedard knows his stuff. I only learned of this issue recently ready a Bob Perry Fan Club Facebook post. It seems lots of study has been done on how to eliminate “flutter” in foils....
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    Tchoup, I’ve been enjoying seeing your progress....

    Tchoup, I’ve been enjoying seeing your progress. Thank you for posting. I’m curious about the foils, a subject I know very little about. Have you read anything about how to shape the trailing edges...
  8. It would be unusual for both bulbs to fail at the...

    It would be unusual for both bulbs to fail at the same time. I would be suspicious that you have a wiring problem. I’d recommend a thorough inspection before going up the mast. How are the...
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    My guess is that it has something to do with...

    My guess is that it has something to do with magnets, suction cups, or one of these:
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    Cape Kumukahi Light is a lighthouse in Kapoho,...

    Cape Kumukahi Light is a lighthouse in Kapoho, Hawaii at the easternmost point of Hawaii. It is best known for its survival of an eruption of Kilauea in 1960.
    Located on the Big Island, twenty-five...
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    As I recall, the kelp by the Fall can be very...

    As I recall, the kelp by the Fall can be very challenging to navigate through and especially to get an anchor to set. Some years ago we dove in Stillwater Cove, anchoring near Pescadero Rocks. We...
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    ~3 nm West-Southwest of Point Sur is the...

    ~3 nm West-Southwest of Point Sur is the relatively shallow Schmieder Bank, with the top at about 20 fathoms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schmieder_Bank

    My Sue was one of the Cordell Expedition...
  13. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Yes, this is very useful information, especially...

    Yes, this is very useful information, especially since it appeared to work very well. I have a new to me boat and have been shopping for a VHF. I put a masthead antenna and coax in when I had the...
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    AH- Very well done. Your perseverance is...

    AH- Very well done. Your perseverance is admirable. No amount of preparation or weather forecasting could have foreseen the conditions. I’ve been following the NWS Forecast Discussions, and the...
  15. Thread: Hedgehog

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    DH- Excellent report! As one who has observed...

    DH- Excellent report! As one who has observed your very thoughtful and thorough preparation, I’m not surprised it went so well.

    Question: Will you tell us about your VHF/ AIS/ Nav system? You...
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    “At home in Tiburon, Jake built a Starboat in...

    “At home in Tiburon, Jake built a Starboat in Ruth's garage in 1955 and named it RUTHLESS after his dear wife.”

    My ex-wife CAB and Susie Wosser were childhood best friends. I met Susie in high...
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    Bob seems to be pretty good at research. So,...

    Bob seems to be pretty good at research. So, what’s the story behind the boat name RUTSAN? And for extra points what was the name of the Star boat that Jake built in his Tiburon garage? And why that...
  18. I kept this boat in the Delta for about 7 years....

    I kept this boat in the Delta for about 7 years. Very quiet 35 hp Honda inside shroud; cruises at ~6 kts. Sort of Van Life on the water.
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    You keep piling on the hints and PICTURES,...

    You keep piling on the hints and PICTURES, somebodies got to make all the connections!

    This is not a hit, but I found interesting. OLVIE B is documented, 34’ with 11’ beam, built of fiberglass in...
  20. Thread: Chubby Girl

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    Another Mini

    Philpott’s post reminded me that I had noticed this 2008 Mini Transat 650 One Design - $44,000 (Buford GA) on Craigslist. Looks to be very well equipped and ready to race. ...
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    Mixed emotions no doubt, but as one chapter...

    Mixed emotions no doubt, but as one chapter closes another adventure is just around the next corner.

    All the best.
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    Looks like there are a lot of good stories in...

    Looks like there are a lot of good stories in that list. So, Sled can you relate the story of “7. MERLIN crew swimming ahead, towing MERLIN across finish in 1979.” Were you one of the swimmers?
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    This could be the start of an interesting thread...

    This could be the start of an interesting thread drift: relating your first memory of sailing (where, when, boat type). Mine is when I was 5 or 6, my parents bought a Cape Cod Mercury 15’ S&S design,...
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    I know that location. It’s the lower floor of the...

    I know that location. It’s the lower floor of the San Francisco Maritime Museum (in the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building). I wrote a paper while in college about that building and have done research...
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    On the subject of Randall Reeves and his Figure 8...

    On the subject of Randall Reeves and his Figure 8 Voyage, be sure to listen to the Ben Shaw Out The Gate Sailing podcast interview #29 with Tony Gooch (former owner of MOLI and circumnavigator in his...
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