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    I think so, too. .... i spent a very hot...

    I think so, too.

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    i spent a very hot day wood butchering the forward end of the sea hood. This took me HOURS, but then it's got three complex curves in it. One was done with a hand saw,...
  2. Thread: Hedgehog

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    sliding hatch cover. ~Sliding~...sweet. Now, I'm...

    sliding hatch cover. ~Sliding~...sweet. Now, I'm starting to think if I could re-design
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    We have autopilot; calibrated and tested on a...

    We have autopilot; calibrated and tested on a four hour sail, yesterday. I even learned how to use the auto-tack feature. Works a treat. Also, the old, old, OLD dacron genoa, while the shape is...
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    OOooOOOooOOoooo...pretty! Your bilge is...

    OOooOOOooOOoooo...pretty!

    Your bilge is pretty, too, Bob!
  5. I'm surprised that US Sailing has gotten into DH...

    I'm surprised that US Sailing has gotten into DH at all.... but that's kind of annoying.
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    So, I've messed around with bungee cords and...

    So, I've messed around with bungee cords and rope, quite a bit and never found a setup that works at all on my boat. My S2 7.9 has a characteristic which come to find out, all the 7.9's and 9.1's,...
  7. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Yeah, I want to hear, too. That's way sexy-lookin!

    Yeah, I want to hear, too. That's way sexy-lookin!
  8. Thread: Sal's

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    I heard back from Silvia at Sals. yeah, theyr'e...

    I heard back from Silvia at Sals. yeah, theyr'e open, just "challenged" in the 21st century communications department.
  9. Thread: Mushroom Anchor?

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    Oh I know this feeling. You should see my study....

    Oh I know this feeling. You should see my study. I can barely get into the closet.
  10. Thread: Mushroom Anchor?

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    But look, Jackie... ...

    But look, Jackie...

    https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bpo/d/elk-grove-river-anchor-with-chain/7124953682.html

    A hybrid...part mushroom, part grapnel. That will probably set quicker and at least...
  11. Thread: Mushroom Anchor?

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    I don't. I have a leetle, deenky Danforth with...

    I don't. I have a leetle, deenky Danforth with 60 feet of chain and 1/4 inch nylon, that I used to use on the Skerry, that you can borrow. It's too small for the Piper, but I was gonna use it on...
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    Autohelm 2000 is in, is on it's own line, with a...

    Autohelm 2000 is in, is on it's own line, with a 10 amp fuse and a switch in-line. It's low-class but it works, for now. Come to find out that Raymarine has slightly changed the plug and...
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    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF......... Yesterday as I...

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.........

    Yesterday as I was packing the truck to head up to Coyote Point, I threw in a couple of things to install the depth sounder transducer, just in case I had the time. I...
  14. Thread: Sal's

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    Joan wanted me to have flares for the May 30th...

    Joan wanted me to have flares for the May 30th Farallones run, and with me not knowing if Sals was open, and time getting short we bought 'em from Fisheries Supply. I might add that Fisheries...
  15. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    This is GORGEOUS....you know, the Wooden Boat...

    This is GORGEOUS....you know, the Wooden Boat Forum guys and gals would love to know about this!
  16. Thread: Mushroom Anchor?

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    Jackie, I'm not sure that a mushroom anchor is...

    Jackie, I'm not sure that a mushroom anchor is what you want to anchor a Cal 2-27 for a few hours or a day. I think mushroom anchors need to work their way under the surface to really grip, they're...
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    Cockpit cover is on. The stern light wood base...

    Cockpit cover is on. The stern light wood base has a fresh coat of paint, which is drying on a piece of plastic under the cockpit cover. I replaced the wood block that holds the autpilot pin, today,...
  18. Thread: Surprise!

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    See? This is what happens when you have a really...

    See? This is what happens when you have a really nice boat!!
  19. Thread: Sal's

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    Yes, but if you let it ring and ring and...

    Yes, but if you let it ring and ring and ring...nobody will pick up, and you get a canned answer that says 510-522-1827 can't pick up your call right now.
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    I tried this, the other day... 5424 See the...

    I tried this, the other day...

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    See the temporary, clamped-on midline tiller on the pendulum oar? ...and the spreader, with the little blocks to redirect the tiller line? That's exactly...
  21. Thread: Sal's

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    Sal's

    I've dialed the number Yelp gives me for Sals Inflatable Services a couple of times now...(510)522-1824 and all I get is a message that says that the number (510)522-1827 can't take my call right...
  22. Thread: Surprise!

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    About the little Holly strips, you CAN buy small...

    About the little Holly strips, you CAN buy small amounts of Holly...

    https://www.bellforestproducts.com/american-holly/

    I'd be tempted to VERY carefully....with a router and a flat-bottomed...
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    After looking at this photo of the Auto Helm...

    After looking at this photo of the Auto Helm again...

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    and thinking that maybe those bicycle brake ferrules were part of the problem, I took them and their brackets off, and made these from...
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    I bet you'd have been just fine with wood, but...

    I bet you'd have been just fine with wood, but ooooh, la-la...seXy!
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    I've seen "Sea Hood" as well. Chalk the use of...

    I've seen "Sea Hood" as well. Chalk the use of the word "scabbard" up to my Ren Faire background!
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