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    Yes, the old separate banquet room behind the bar...

    Yes, the old separate banquet room behind the bar with "Auntie" waxing poetic about Hanalei.
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    It's a very old edit and it uploaded a bit wonky...

    It's a very old edit and it uploaded a bit wonky leaving out some audio, etc. I will have to dig up the original footage and do an edit someday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDAGnXy3J48
  3. Solar setup with rail mount & controller

    110W Sunpower Solar Panel currently setup with adjustable rail mounts. The panel is on top of a polycarbonate sheet to channel air, keeping the panel cooler, and mounted to a carbon/foam backing...
  4. Of course they can do and go where they want but...

    Of course they can do and go where they want but I guess I'll be labelled with a "close-minded mentality" since I find it in very bad form to create an event with the same format, time and now finish...
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    That trailer would likely fall short..... your...

    That trailer would likely fall short..... your boats base weight is 7500, plus gear, sails, etc. Have you had it weighted in full trim or otherwise? I have a similar trailer and the tires are...
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    As this is not an SSS event and some might think...

    As this is not an SSS event and some might think it is.... the thread title should be "un-official Singlehanded Lightship Rally".
  7. Maybe put on every t-shirt: www.sfbaysss.org

    Maybe put on every t-shirt: www.sfbaysss.org
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    I was in touch with the team about a year ago...

    I was in touch with the team about a year ago after the boat had been sitting long after the Chuan tragedy. Went back and forth a few times to find out their plans for selling or chartering the...
  9. WTF???? This is something the current board...

    WTF???? This is something the current board approved? I think this is something that the membership base of the SSS should decide. Not pleased to hear they published this in their NOR. Let...
  10. Let them do their own race, we should not combine...

    Let them do their own race, we should not combine our clubs races. The PSSA Shaka Challenge being held the same years as the SHTP is an issue for me and I've told Jerome that many times since he...
  11. Thread: Seminars

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    Anywhere in Alameda..... on Wednesdays.

    Anywhere in Alameda..... on Wednesdays.
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    The ratings game is far from perfect but it's all...

    The ratings game is far from perfect but it's all we got unless you want to buy us all Figaro IIIs.

    I have had my "certified" DWPHRF (ie calibrated weigh-in and measurements) change 3x times in...
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    The SSS hasn't given the Olson 30 a rating...

    The SSS hasn't given the Olson 30 a rating "break", ever. The SHTP has nothing to do with a 37sec/mile rating drop in a boats rating. The PHRF doesn't take into account these races. Your issue...
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    So if your complaint the Olson 30 is unfairly...

    So if your complaint the Olson 30 is unfairly rated you are wrong. They show up to SSS races (and crewed races) all the time and don't always do well, actually quite the opposite. Boats that rate...
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    There is no rating credit for "non-engine" in...

    There is no rating credit for "non-engine" in PHRF..... unless you are talking about inboard vs. outboard. Olsons in general do not have an inboard.

    The <125% jib credit used to be 6...
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    Well certainly the O30 has had more entries than...

    Well certainly the O30 has had more entries than most other boat designs. They certainly have not won every time they race. 2x were in the 2000 edition and they didn't fare to well.
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    The SSS used the PacCup rating system which...

    The SSS used the PacCup rating system which modifies the PHRF rating based on displacement/length ratio, etc. (I could be misquoting) even after the PacCup moved on. It was similar to the mods used...
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    They do not reconcile as PHRF is based on crewed...

    They do not reconcile as PHRF is based on crewed racing inshore..... not singlehanded racing offshore with a modified PHRF rating.

    These are the what the PHRF rating are based on:

    The...
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    Say it ain't so, Joe.

    Say it ain't so, Joe.
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    Well I kept the entries to those starting with...

    Well I kept the entries to those starting with "A".
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    $50k at most.

    $50k at most.
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    Outsider has always stayed on the floating HMBYC...

    Outsider has always stayed on the floating HMBYC dock and she draws 7.2'. Only once did I find myself leaning a bit sideways for a few hours. Never been stuck when coming in or leaving.
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    There are many margin Class 40s that are not fast...

    There are many margin Class 40s that are not fast anymore compared to the last few generations, but at least it's still a Class 40. An old Open 40 with a makeshift rig is only worth it at an...
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    A boat with a heavier, shorter mast is not going...

    A boat with a heavier, shorter mast is not going to be faster. The Open 40 is worth $<50k. You would also never be able to sell it vs. the Class 40.
  25. Thread: Surprise!

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    I came in hot with the A2 doing 14k+ and then had...

    I came in hot with the A2 doing 14k+ and then had the rude awakening of the barge anchored directly in the path. Very sketchy take-down but managed to not really shrimp or tear the spinnaker.
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