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    The source was the Hinkley in the Long Pac with...

    The source was the Hinkley in the Long Pac with rudder issues, but it was an AIS beacon, instead of a strobe that runs two days plus.
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    Should we then assume that Orion and Weems &...

    Should we then assume that Orion and Weems & Plath will follow suit? A nautical signalling arms race?
    I wish my W&P had a good upper D ring, so that if the boat isn't sinking out from under me,...
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    I too got tired of being a good boy scout every...

    I too got tired of being a good boy scout every three years, so I also bought the same brand electronic flare earlier this year.
    It was essentially the same price as pyrotech compliance. Seemed...
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    The wind was coming from the North at 4 knots...

    The wind was coming from the North at 4 knots instead of from the West, Wildflower was moving South at 4 knots, and the french fries were from the Crow's Nest?
  5. Thread: insurance

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    I've been with State Farm for twelve years and...

    I've been with State Farm for twelve years and two boats. I've yet to make any claims.
    Both boats had low dollar property value, and thousand dollar deductibles, but the six figure liability...
  6. Alright Alan, I'll byte. Is the geographic...

    Alright Alan, I'll byte.

    Is the geographic center of the membership in Alameda?
    What if there was occasional variation in the Lat/Long of meeting places?
    Folks that normally would be...
  7. Another one of my long held fantasies crushed. ...

    Another one of my long held fantasies crushed.
    This is such an informative place!
    Thanks, Rob.
  8. There are currently 944 users on; there were as...

    There are currently 944 users on; there were as many as 3200+ on last month at one time.
    Clearly, the few who do post are entertaining to a larger audience.

    Don't whistle for a wind.
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    Father up the canal the water gets even thinner;...

    Father up the canal the water gets even thinner; you might want to walk or dinghy in to the Terrapin Crossroads, which is a wonderful place worth a visit.
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    Cypress was on station last Wednesday and...

    Cypress was on station last Wednesday and Thursday, as we came and left Stillwater Cove.
    Cutter Aspen was broadcasting her position every 20 or 30 minutes on channel 16, Saturday, as we came home...
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    Go down to the fuel dock on a Wednesday night...

    Go down to the fuel dock on a Wednesday night before 6:00 with a six pack and stick your thumb out, and you should get a ride from now til clocks fall back.
    Santa Cruz is a great harbor!
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    Cree and his merry men are devious like that... ...

    Cree and his merry men are devious like that...
    Do you put a lot of cinnamon in your oatmeal cookies?
    So okay, no tacking, but did she balance better?
    Did she track better?
    Was your wake...
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    We need to see a picture of DM with her new fancy...

    We need to see a picture of DM with her new fancy rudder; please.
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    Live by the sword, die by the sword.

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.
  15. Thread: Sss raid

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    Seriously!

    Seriously!
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    In bicycle racing we used to "sit on" the rider...

    In bicycle racing we used to "sit on" the rider in the lead, with our front tire inches away from their back tire. This was good for about a 20% wind resistance reduction. In a pack or peloton, the...
  17. Thread: Surprise!

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    Walk to 1st street, turn right. take a left at...

    Walk to 1st street, turn right. take a left at Military, and then a right on W 7th street. Go under 780, and the Burger King is near the Starbucks and the Raley's.
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    I think you might want to edit the LOA . . .

    I think you might want to edit the LOA . . .
  19. Thread: Surprise!

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    I bought a new switch for my Yanmar, my panel is...

    I bought a new switch for my Yanmar, my panel is below, but the switch fell apart one day when I was troubleshooting a starting issue.
    The key and the contacts are totally separate; the key part...
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    Tomales Bay would be nice place to RAID. Put in...

    Tomales Bay would be nice place to RAID. Put in at Miller park, run down to Marshall for some oysters, camp anywhere on the western shore, come out at Inverness.
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    It is quite good. An impressive amount of footage...

    It is quite good. An impressive amount of footage from back in the day, interspersed with present day interviews.
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    Thirty plus years ago, I went there in a 26'...

    Thirty plus years ago, I went there in a 26' swing keel pop top.
    A long trip to get a half mile away from the Sacramento river.
    It felt like I was on the jungle boat ride at the mouse house....
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    A hydro generator is one thing, but running an...

    A hydro generator is one thing, but running an engine is absurd.
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    Was the boat's VHF base station DSC, and was that...

    Was the boat's VHF base station DSC, and was that the one used for the first two Pan Pan calls, that went unanswered?
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    No Racer here, but I couldn't round Pt.Sur once...

    No Racer here, but I couldn't round Pt.Sur once on my way North, and had to turn tail back to Morro; it took all night.
    I haven't drank any soda in about 17 years, but I keep a few onboard, along...
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