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    As for mid hatred islands, I would speculate the...

    As for mid hatred islands, I would speculate the misinformation was for national security reasons (without knowing the names of the islands.

    Thanks for the added comments about the pleasures of...
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    These posts are a treat to read and enjoy. There...

    These posts are a treat to read and enjoy. There seem to be an absence of high profile sailing in my past.

    I wonder if a few more comments could be provided. The fifty year retrospective is more...
  3. Thread: Sss raid

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    Quite a few options have been offered. All are...

    Quite a few options have been offered. All are acceptable to me, but my preference would be the following order.

    1. Napa River. It is such a fun place. I could launch something from my dry...
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    San Simeon Bay, just down the hill from Hearst...

    San Simeon Bay, just down the hill from Hearst Castle

    Re: zebras, at the Prescott parade
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    Count me in! Ants

    Count me in!

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    Don't neglect the wherry for AlanH

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    This wherry version is the expedition ( decked) wherry by Chesapeake Light Craft. The okuome plywood is a good building material, but as a varnished finish it seems rather boring to me. My...
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    Since I didn't have the opportunity to grow up...

    Since I didn't have the opportunity to grow up near the McKenzie River, my option was to buy Roger Fletcher's wonderful book, Drift Boats & River Dories. I guess was enthusiastically inspired, since...
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    Little sailors too

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    A couple of sabot dinghies fit right into the mix. One was a standard daggerboard sabot. The second was found on the beach at the headlands of Dana Point and named Lost and Found. ...
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    The drift boats are like the pickup trucks of...

    The drift boats are like the pickup trucks of river travel, easily holding 1,000 to 1,500 pounds of cargo. The experienced river folk take pride in how few oar strokes they use in a river run. ...
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    The circumstances and the photo generates some...

    The circumstances and the photo generates some questions, or speculation.

    The whaler may have been the lightest boat on a mooring, but there may be another similar skiff behind the red boat on the...
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    4572 This McKenzie River drift boat goes up in...

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    This McKenzie River drift boat goes up in weight to about 170 pounds. The pointy end is not the bow. The broad end goes downriver first. The rocker allows the boat to pivot easily in...
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    More little stuff

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    The strip plank kayak (at 50 pounds) is a one-off version a well-designed Mariner Max kayak. The rotomolded Jackson Rogue kayak (at about 65 pounds) is better suited for bouncing off the...
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    4569 At 32 pounds, the strip plank Wee Lassie...

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    At 32 pounds, the strip plank Wee Lassie built by David Barrett is the lightest. Henry, the Corgi, was three pounds heavier.

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    Let me know when crew opportunities open up. By...

    Let me know when crew opportunities open up. By the way, I enjoy steering also.

    The postal service predicts the Bodfish version of Boxing Day will happen on the 18th, or close to that date.
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    Thanks for posting the picture of the Piper. I...

    Thanks for posting the picture of the Piper. I was curious as to what it looked like. It should be fun to sail.
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    PM sent. Ants

    PM sent.

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    I am wondering while sitting on porch in Prescott...

    I am wondering while sitting on porch in Prescott - do we have two separate issues, competing in the Longpac and completing a SHTP qualifier. Granted, I am decades out of date.

    If there is a...
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    I guess I am privileged since I have enjoyed...

    I guess I am privileged since I have enjoyed every boat I owned for different reasons.

    When I got the Mair 28 it had basic day sail equipment, not for any serious racing. Basic sails included...
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    Hi Michael, An energy audit is needed to...

    Hi Michael,

    An energy audit is needed to understand how much energy you plan to use and how much storage and recharging there is available to meet the demand. The insights are revealing.

    I...
  20. Thread: R2ak 2019

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    Nice movie! I hope there are more in the editing...

    Nice movie! I hope there are more in the editing room.

    I have a diploma with UVM on it, I must have been that young at one point in time (a half century or so ago).

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    Sure. Another cup of Shut Up and Post has been...

    Sure. Another cup of Shut Up and Post has been poured.

    I purchased the Mair 28 from Peter Klausen in 1987. It seems there also was an agreement to use the boat for 60 days to assess before...
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    Hi David, The Northeast is even less...

    Hi David,

    The Northeast is even less convenient than the SFBay area to Bodfish. However, a small token should still be granted. I am downsizing my singlehanded sailing library. Are you...
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    Another day in Bodfish, wondering where the boats...

    Another day in Bodfish, wondering where the boats without current tracker data are located.....
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    Posting success goes on (I hope) 4413 4414 ...

    Posting success goes on (I hope)
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    David (no_ballast) here is your choice of rewards...

    David (no_ballast) here is your choice of rewards for the correct answer. Obviously, accommodations and meals in Bodfish are included as well as the tour of Bodfish Boatworks. The choices are a...
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