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    I usually try to schedule my SHTP Inspection...

    I usually try to schedule my SHTP Inspection about 3-4 weeks before the start. That way I have time to address anything big that appears. The three weeks before that are spent in a blur of "getting...
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    I know...well, I'm 97% sure....that if Hawaii...

    I know...well, I'm 97% sure....that if Hawaii 2021 doesn't happen, I'm not waiting for 2022 or 2023. However, after all this work, I'm taking the boat SOMEWHERE. Catalina and then to Long Beach is...
  3. Thread: shore dinghy

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    The Excursion would normally be priced up there...

    The Excursion would normally be priced up there with comparable Sea Eagle models. I notice that nobody is selling the Intex boats at these prices, I'd never have found them if I hadn't visited the...
  4. Thread: shore dinghy

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    shore dinghy

    Ever since I saw Chris Humann tooling around the fleet in 2008, I've thought that an inflatable kayak was the ticket for a shore dinghy in Hanalei, particularly on a smaller boat. I had an...
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    From another article on that website... ...

    From another article on that website...

    https://beatofhawaii.com/kauai-go-it-alone-resort-bubble-approved-next-proposal-announced/

    The first current option to going to Kauai is a preposterously...
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    OK, we're looking tidier for the Corinthian race....

    OK, we're looking tidier for the Corinthian race. I've taken off the windvane. I haven't swapped out the rudders, maybe I'll get around to that before Friday, but the boat steers just fine with the...
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    Finally, a major success, today. For starters,...

    Finally, a major success, today. For starters, the NOAA wind report was so wrong it's almost comical. This morning it was blowing 27-30 with gusts to 37+. Whoops! Coyote Point Marina has installed a...
  8. I seem to recall someone taking a Golden Gate...

    I seem to recall someone taking a Golden Gate across. A Golden Gate is basically a miniature Bird Boat, but you know that.
  9. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    don't be thinking that this gets you out of...

    don't be thinking that this gets you out of fabricating a quarter-pound version of the CQR plow that I see hanging below big Magic's bowsprit! LOL
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    Those turnbuckles are great! I would not put...

    Those turnbuckles are great!

    I would not put it past Magic's skipper to design a servo-operated working capstan and fabricate an appropriate sized anchor!
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    Oh, Mini-Magic is looking GREAT!

    Oh, Mini-Magic is looking GREAT!
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    I made a spinnaker turtle today. All the...

    I made a spinnaker turtle today. All the materials except for the aluminum bar that will get bent to keep the mouth open was stuff I just had lying around.

    I still need to buy that bar from OSH,...
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    Wow. I'm sort of shocked at how expensive those...

    Wow. I'm sort of shocked at how expensive those low-friction ferrules are.

    EDIT...oops, the Antal ones are half the price of the Tylaskas. What the heck is the difference?
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    I fixed the electrical problem on the boat. YAAY,...

    I fixed the electrical problem on the boat. YAAY, me! it was two butt-joint fittings in the main power and ground wires going from the main switch to the electrical panel. Those wires are in the...
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    I really need to learn how to splice dyneema.

    I really need to learn how to splice dyneema.
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    Yes, the mast comes down in April, assuming that...

    Yes, the mast comes down in April, assuming that we get a "GO!" on march 15th and new sheaves get installed, as well as a new main halyard.
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    New sheets for the assy are here. Should I put...

    New sheets for the assy are here. Should I put shackles on them or tie them on? Hmm.
  18. Jackie, our class is looking pretty tough right...

    Jackie, our class is looking pretty tough right now. Miz Synthia Eyrie will be out. There goes one of the top three spots!
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    Sure, Bob. I 'll edit that stuff and get it up...

    Sure, Bob. I 'll edit that stuff and get it up on Vimeo or YouTube.
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    I see that the 3-Bridge Fiasco awards meeting and...

    I see that the 3-Bridge Fiasco awards meeting and the Corinthian race skippers meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday February 24th. I'm not ready to put this thing on earlier than that, and...
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    I know why it doesn't work. I just didn't think...

    I know why it doesn't work. I just didn't think it would be that much of a problem.

    I tallied it up. Total amount of money wasted on the windvane, $530.35. The HOURS spent, easily 150+. At $15...
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    I could get one of those ferrules-in-the-dyneema...

    I could get one of those ferrules-in-the-dyneema loop things. I'd rather have the block installed on a spare jib track slider, as a backup. I've got one, and I've got the slider for the second one....
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    Assy pole installed. There's supposed to be a...

    Assy pole installed. There's supposed to be a breeze tomorrow! Time to test!

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    That's just a piece of light nylon line as a spritstay. I'll swage up a s.s. wire one, here shortly. Despite...
  24. The concept of actually cooking on a boat is so...

    The concept of actually cooking on a boat is so foreign to me. "Cooking" on the boat to me is heating up a can of chili on a camp stove!
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    Dura Mater looked GREAT, sailing upwind to the...

    Dura Mater looked GREAT, sailing upwind to the finish!
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