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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 15í 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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    I’ve never encountered snapping shrimp while...

    I’ve never encountered snapping shrimp while scuba diving. But like Rob, I’m reminded of Mantis Shrimp, which are neither a mantis or a shrimp. Mantis shrimp are territorial creatures and have been...
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    The part of the story that I particularly enjoyed...

    The part of the story that I particularly enjoyed was that after our government spent lots of $$ to understand the sound made by snapping shrimp, they then recorded it and broadcast the sound from...
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    Somewhat unfair since I heard the story on NPR,...

    Somewhat unfair since I heard the story on NPR, but hint, hint... There’s a very interesting story with #1.
    And it’s my Sue that discovered the East Bay source for Marianne’s ice cream. We have not...
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    I listened to NPR yesterday while doing boat...

    I listened to NPR yesterday while doing boat wiring and heard the whole story. I already knew about the snapping shrimp as I had been a live aboard in Sausalito for many years. What I didn’t know was...
  9. Thread: Surprise!

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    Thank you for the Welcome. Since we’re showing...

    Thank you for the Welcome. Since we’re showing off projects including DM’s new electrical thingies, here’s the before and after of DAZZLER’s new electrical panel installed today. The original just...
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    Rob should get credit for “most correct answers”...

    Rob should get credit for “most correct answers” AND the best mental visual while most of us stay at home.

    I’m pretty sure the answer to #6 is Blue Glaucus (either Glaucus atlanticus or Glaucus...
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    [QUOTE=Black Jack;26196]Was surprised to see this...

    [QUOTE=Black Jack;26196]Was surprised to see this when watching youtube under the SIP. Warren Miller was kind enough to include my boat in his film Hot Yachts Cold Water from 1982. I took the clips...
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    Wooden Boat Festival Update, April 24, 2020 ...

    Wooden Boat Festival Update, April 24, 2020

    “After much careful consideration, we feel we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Wooden Boat Festival. There is great uncertainty of festivals being...
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    Alan, If you wonder, there are lots of us...

    Alan,
    If you wonder, there are lots of us following your thread(s) and impressed by your creativity. Please keep posting.
  14. SSS members Rick Elkins (LIGHTSPEED, Wylie 39)...

    SSS members Rick Elkins (LIGHTSPEED, Wylie 39) and Steve Hodges (FROLIC, Islander 36) both have experience converting from wheel to tiller. Iím sure theyíd be happy to share their experiences.
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    Ted, Itís not long after April 1, but are your...

    Ted,
    Itís not long after April 1, but are your serious? You really need to start paying attention.

    I for one, had hoped you would see the folly in your proposed race around TI/YBI with the prize...
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    Worth noting are the telltails everywhere, even...

    Worth noting are the telltails everywhere, even on the antenna. All too much focus these days on electronics.
    Looks like North Sails, probably from the Sausalito loft where I was working at that...
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    Iíve long been a Jack London fan and reading his...

    Iíve long been a Jack London fan and reading his TALES OF THE FISH PATROL makes for great stuff while anchored out by China Camp, or for when you've wondered, ďWhere the heck is Collinsville.Ē Itís...
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    Iím no bird expert, and at my best identifying...

    Iím no bird expert, and at my best identifying Big Bird, but thanks to living with a scientist we have an excellent library. Per THE SIBLEY GUIDE TO BIRDS, there are 27 species of gulls in 5 genera....
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    Per their AIS track, they are safely in Pillar...

    Per their AIS track, they are safely in Pillar Point Harbor (HMB) having made excellent time up the coast. The track shows they probably came in under sail, made a few tacks back and forth before...
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    Great memory from Tom K. Very interesting to...

    Great memory from Tom K. Very interesting to think about the state of ocean racing in the late 60ís/early 70ís. MORA (Midget Ocean Racing Association) was relatively popular in boats less than 30í,...
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    Is this a direct challenge or what? Sorry, but...

    Is this a direct challenge or what? Sorry, but the boat name and a rendering was featured on another website yesterday. And yes, I know the Bill Lee connection, but I’ll leave that for someone else...
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    Your quiz triggered a memory of reading a recent...

    Your quiz triggered a memory of reading a recent article in THE NATURE CONSERVANCY magazine about the Kona Hema Preserve on the Island of Hawai'i. The 8,245 acre preserve (not open to the public)...
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    Too easy! I’d know that smiling face anywhere....

    Too easy! I’d know that smiling face anywhere. That’s Amelia* and Duke*, and of course the wood is Koa.

    *famously lost aviator Amilia Earhart and the father of surfing Duke Kahanamoku.
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    That location is more commonly known as WRECK...

    That location is more commonly known as WRECK BEACH. it’s actually indicated as an anchorage on charts. There’s a good description in Brian Fagan’s book CALIFORNIA COASTAL PASSAGES. It’s only viable...
  25. Thread: Surprise!

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    Bob, What are the strings for that are tied to...

    Bob, What are the strings for that are tied to the seat locker latches?

    Sorry, can't help with the AP compass wire question without just speculating.
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