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    On this point you need to do further research. CA...

    On this point you need to do further research. CA does not require DMV licensing just because you are a CA resident. The state licensing requirements in the US vary by state. Unlike some state, CA...
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    PJ, I would guess you have already considered...

    PJ, I would guess you have already considered registering/documenting the boat and getting the radio station license in the country of your citizenship (Belgium?). It’s something to seriously...
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    I do not have the experience of buying a boat...

    I do not have the experience of buying a boat abroad, but I have owned several boats and addressed transfer of ownership, etc. You will need to address two separate issues: first “registering” or...
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    About the routing... One can’t help bit wonder...

    About the routing... One can’t help bit wonder how much “local knowledge” comes into play. It would appear that these guys either know what they are doing, or are incredibly lucky. I suspect the...
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    Skip, thanks for the squid video link. That’s not...

    Skip, thanks for the squid video link. That’s not the guy that was preparing to be Humboldt Squid bait in Mexico, but still an interesting story. As a scuba diver and underwater photographer, there’s...
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    I had been thinking it best to let others enter...

    I had been thinking it best to let others enter Skip’s quiz. I responded with comments about the loss of SHAMROCK VI because I remembered the event so well. The black schooner SHAMROCK VI lived in a...
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    5003 Actually the “classic, 100 foot black...

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    Actually the “classic, 100 foot black schooner” is an interesting story. I suspect Skip is remembering when in 1972 the 125’ black SHAMROCK VI went up on the beach at Santa Cruz and became a...
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    Time to read, or even re-read, R.H. Dana’s TWO...

    Time to read, or even re-read, R.H. Dana’s TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST.
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    Thanks to all that responded to my question. And...

    Thanks to all that responded to my question. And yes, the requirement is for a 10GPM MANUAL bilge pump. Although those portable “tube style” pumps satisfy the requirement, they really don’t seem very...
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    Manual Bilge Pumps?

    SSS requires, for races East of the GG bridge, a “Manual bilge pump with capacity of at least 10 gallons per minute.” Somewhat surprisingly, considering her history, the new DAZZLER does not have a...
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    What’s the draft? Probably not very convenient...

    What’s the draft? Probably not very convenient for you, but Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, Richmond claims: “With a 12-foot deep entrance channel all but the deepest draft boats are free from having to...
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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    Bob, I highly recommend Nigel Calder’s book...

    Bob,
    I highly recommend Nigel Calder’s book BOATOWNER’S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL MANUAL to help guide you through making any electrical changes, modifications and/or upgrades. All the tables and...
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    Trailer

    Ad on Craigs List. Not mine. Picture looks to be at Berkeley Marine Center.

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/berkeley-dual-axle-sailboat-trailer/7027865136.html
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    You’ll particularly find Patent Horses on gaff...

    You’ll particularly find Patent Horses on gaff rigged sailboats. I’m trying to remember where I’ve seen them locally. Maybe GAS LIGHT or ALMA.

    And of course “Coach” is WMT, Jr.
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    Pat, I considered the implications of the lowered...

    Pat, I considered the implications of the lowered stanchions. I think you are right that they don’t meet the lifeline height requirements for offshore. The boat also has perfectly lovely vinyl coated...
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    Gybing a Wyliecat on a blustery summer afternoon...

    Gybing a Wyliecat on a blustery summer afternoon is a religious experience. One has to be a believer that it will all work out. Its’s properly called a “Hudson River Gybe” (look it up). The boom is...
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    Sled got it pretty much right, but what he didn't...

    Sled got it pretty much right, but what he didn't known is that my new boat has two halyards. There's some rigging variation among the WC30's and I expect to yet make a few changes.

    Deceptively...
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    +1 with regards to Chris Boome. He is a very...

    +1 with regards to Chris Boome. He is a very knowledgeable sailor. He will ask a bunch of questions to help with finding the best fit. He’s gone to bat for me more than once to solve challenging...
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    There’s a FREE boat with trailer on Craig’s list....

    There’s a FREE boat with trailer on Craig’s list. Might be just what you need!

    https://reno.craigslist.org/boa/d/truckee-sailboat-for-free/6987787170.html
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    That is ALCYONE (Hinckley 42) with the...

    That is ALCYONE (Hinckley 42) with the retrofitted SS bearing housing in post #13 above.

    Tom P.
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    The setting: Plumber has his arm down in a pipe...

    The setting: Plumber has his arm down in a pipe as far as he can reach. Looks up at me and says, “Well you know Tom, Your shit’s our bread and butter.”
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    I added a picture of the Standard VHF to post #4...

    I added a picture of the Standard VHF to post #4 above. In the upper left corner of the VHF display it indicates which frequency set is in use.

    Tom P.
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    Great video and I’m very impressed with Will’s...

    Great video and I’m very impressed with Will’s preparation and thought process. And a great testament to have spelled out emergency procedures readily at hand.



    I suspect the problem with...
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    Adding to Sled’s list of “more questions than...

    Adding to Sled’s list of “more questions than answers...”
    We hope to hear some debrief about energy management, especially with so many boats using electronics and electric autopilots. This is an...
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    Agreed that there’s much to be learned, and we...

    Agreed that there’s much to be learned, and we can hope for major debriefs. With complicated systems onboard it becomes essential to have quickly available manuals. I’ve become very appreciative of...
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