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    I take your point, Alan, but closer in = fewer...

    I take your point, Alan, but closer in = fewer miles. Perhaps you would like to bring DM back up the coast for me, write it up? It would be interesting to read about the different perspective and...
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    9.21.20 Monday Dura Mater and I are in San...

    9.21.20 Monday
    Dura Mater and I are in San Simeon Bay. Got in, dropped anchor last night at 9:30 pm after leaving Monterey at 6:30 am.

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    This morning I re-anchored away to the side of the...
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    Does fog clear around Pt Conception? Well jeez...

    Does fog clear around Pt Conception? Well jeez louise, I sure hope so! Look, Ma! I can text from sea! This fog business makes for a boring passage. San Simeon was splendid. Safe and quiet and...
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    A day in Santa Cruz is always a pleasure, and...

    A day in Santa Cruz is always a pleasure, and this one started out sitting on the breakwater drinking coffee waiting for the fog to lift. Howard and Rainer were there, then Skip showed up and a...
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    Before we left HMB I “helped” Philippe test his...

    Before we left HMB I “helped” Philippe test his Pelagic. Meaning: I stood aboard Changabang as we motored around the harbor w him studying and tweaking while I called “look out!” and “aaauugghh!”
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  6. Wonderful news, Tom! HMB rear commodore Karen...

    Wonderful news, Tom!

    HMB rear commodore Karen and Dave Morris are ready for the SSS

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    Hi, Brian I don't know. Maybe here? ...

    Hi, Brian

    I don't know. Maybe here? https://www.jibeset.net/daysail.php

    This Jibeset tracking site is for entertainment NOT for safety. Jibeset uses wifi, not satellite. If you check...
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    Yesterday I decided that it would probably be a...

    Yesterday I decided that it would probably be a good idea to try out the new-to-us Navik windvane before going offshore. Yeah. I know. Duh.

    So we did, in about 7 knots of wind, out the RYC...
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    5821 Your diver just walked by on his way to...

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    Your diver just walked by on his way to someone else’s boat. I gave him this.
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    Thank you, Greg!

    Thank you, Greg!
  11. Thread: What I Saw

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    This was an eerie day for sure. Here is the RYC...

    This was an eerie day for sure. Here is the RYC marina

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    I went down to add teenie cleats to my tiller and found that Dura Mater had a heavy, silt-like layer of soot on everything. Not a...
  12. Thread: Hedgehog

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    great writing, David. Was it cold out there?

    great writing, David. Was it cold out there?
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    DM has provisions. 5814

    DM has provisions.

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    Well, okay. That's a purty ... vessel. And a good...

    Well, okay. That's a purty ... vessel. And a good price for it. Do I sit in front or back of the skipper? Will we leave the harbor? Since you'll be gone camping with Annie next week I'll call ahead...
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    That is a beautiful boat. Where is a photo of the...

    That is a beautiful boat. Where is a photo of the new Wildflower? I’m coming down and I’d love a ride. Pleeeeaze?
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    Today was the day for re-installation of the...

    Today was the day for re-installation of the windvane. Well, yesterday would have been the day but it was too hot. Today was hot, too, but I figured I would be more likely to waylay someone on a...
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    Wow. Now that is what I call a "zoom zoom boat"....

    Wow. Now that is what I call a "zoom zoom boat". Do they go faster than the drug runners' boats, d'you think? I'll bet they have bigger "bam bam" guns. Glad they're on our side.
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    G-10 for the Windvane

    9.3.20 The Windvane is in pieces down in DM's cabin and tomorrow I'll go down and re-install it, this time with backing plates. I took it apart and put it back together several times, then I washed...
  19. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Aaaaand he's off!

    Aaaaand he's off!
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    Fair winds, Mr Hedgehog. Your site is on my...

    Fair winds, Mr Hedgehog. Your site is on my homescreen.
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    Yes. Patience, grasshopper.

    Yes. Patience, grasshopper.
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    Years ago, shortly after I bought my current Dura...

    Years ago, shortly after I bought my current Dura Mater I decided that I needed a windvane. I did some research and decided that the Navik was the windvane for me. I posted on this forum and Tom...
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    Clash of the Titans

    Whoa! If we ever have another Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race that will be the race within a race to watch.

    I chatted with Jim just before you all left RYC yesterday (and there were ALOT of...
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    I used the blue tape only long enough to keep the...

    I used the blue tape only long enough to keep the wiring from dropping into the the deep bilge while I was organizing my tools. When Bob teased me about it I came up with a story that would make him...
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    Excellent trick, Rick! Thanks! I'll stop by...

    Excellent trick, Rick! Thanks! I'll stop by Whalepoint tomorrow.
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