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  1. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    I see your point. Maybe I should rethink this.

    I see your point. Maybe I should rethink this.
  2. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    Every party has a pooper.

    Every party has a pooper.
  3. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    I heard from a mostly-reliable source that there...

    I heard from a mostly-reliable source that there will be popcorn, with special dips!
  4. Thread: Sss raid

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    Jim suggested promoting it at Totally Dinghy, not...

    Jim suggested promoting it at Totally Dinghy, not having it on that date.
  5. Thread: Sss raid

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    I'll be focused on the Vallejo 1 and then getting...

    I'll be focused on the Vallejo 1 and then getting S! back to RYC and cleaned up. But I think these events could catch on, so I'm interested.

    I have a question. As pretty as that Penobscot 14...
  6. Thread: Sss raid

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    Sadly, the Penobscot 14 has disappeared. The...

    Sadly, the Penobscot 14 has disappeared. The young man got married recently and the house was re-rented.

    What about this one? The ad says that both main and jib are on roller-furlers. Well,...
  7. Thread: Surprise!

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    No comparison to Sled's thread. Once the new...

    No comparison to Sled's thread. Once the new Wildflower was completed, that thread took on a life of its own.

    Regarding the pink flamingo, Surprise!'s first cruise-out is coming up.
  8. Thread: Surprise!

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    Coming up on one year so I'm thinking of killing...

    Coming up on one year so I'm thinking of killing my "new" boat thread. Would anyone miss it?
  9. Thread: Drakes Bay 2019

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    I moved the posts that included questions about...

    I moved the posts that included questions about Half Moon Bay over to that thread. It's in the SSS sub-forum.
  10. Thread: Surprise!

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    All done except the interior cosmetics, and it...

    All done except the interior cosmetics, and it works fine. Does anyone know where to have teak boxes made? The off-the-shelf teak dorade boxes aren't deep enough.

    Gamayun named Surprise!'s old...
  11. Thread: Surprise!

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    TPI loved fender washers and untreated plywood! ...

    TPI loved fender washers and untreated plywood! At least the deck is solid glass in that area, not cored.

    This old winch is single speed in manual mode, which makes it tough to grind in the...
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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    I guess I'll go pull a winch off and see what's...

    I guess I'll go pull a winch off and see what's underneath. The replacement has been sitting in my office way too long:

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    In a terrible twist of fate, it was the photo of...

    In a terrible twist of fate, it was the photo of me driving the patio boat!
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    It looks like we've been found

    1,600 viewers at the moment, 1,700 a few minutes later and 1,800 by tonight = new records in the middle of a holiday weekend.

    It must have been my post about "the motion of the ocean."
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    I'm guessing the powers-that-be will combine the...

    I'm guessing the powers-that-be will combine the Drake's Bay awards with the HMB Skippers' meeting.

    Keep the Colorado Reef buoy and HMB #1 to port, or Mulan might find herself participating in a...
  16. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    As Ronnie is known to say: "Make it so."

    As Ronnie is known to say: "Make it so."
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    Does anyone else remember the "Motion of the...

    Does anyone else remember the "Motion of the Ocean" woman from the boat show several years ago? I got buttonholed on my way to the Scanmar booth - she was pushing her book pretty hard. Something...
  18. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    If someone with deeper forum magic wants to...

    If someone with deeper forum magic wants to create the new sub-forum and move the old one, I can move the recent SHTP posts. That's the only part I know how to do.
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    I recall Anasazi Girl lost her mast and suffered...

    I recall Anasazi Girl lost her mast and suffered other damage in the Southern Ocean, but that was several years ago and I assume all has been restored.

    I also believe several children were...
  20. Thread: Drakes Bay 2019

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    He raced non-spin. We talked about cockpit-run...

    He raced non-spin. We talked about cockpit-run snuffer lines and are planning to have a demo on Surprise!, so you may see him in a spinnaker division in the future.
  21. Thread: Surprise!

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    Racing to Drake's Bay and back, the AP drive...

    Racing to Drake's Bay and back, the AP drive worked well and the code sail rocked it! It would have rocked more had I hoisted it sooner on Saturday. I had it in my head that I needed 47 degrees...
  22. Thread: Drakes Bay 2019

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    Agreed - light wind but enough, most of the time....

    Agreed - light wind but enough, most of the time. At first it was a bit bumpy for raft-ups but it calmed down. Mulan tied alongside for the night. Fugu tried as well, but was bouncing around too...
  23. Thread: Sss raid

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    According to FUGU's draft, something less than...

    According to FUGU's draft, something less than 5.5 feet by the Brazos drawbridge, and a couple spots downriver.
  24. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    The topic has been discussed before in this very...

    The topic has been discussed before in this very thread, but it was easier to find the original article:

    "In the early 1700s, when the Spanish first began exploring what is now Northern...
  25. Thread: Surprise!

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    There seems to be some interest in making this an...

    There seems to be some interest in making this an SSS event, so I looked into it further.

    One rule (yes, there are rules) was apparently added after the race in the video. The boat and trailer...
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