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    She's a beauty, Alan! Where will you keep her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    She's a beauty, Alan! Where will you keep her?
    For now, at Embarcadero Basin in Oakland. The slip I'm applying for is on the same dock as Mike and Linda of HARP.

    While she's in the water I will work on the trailer, as it needs new wood bits and could use some cleaning up and paint. When a slot comes available at the dry storage at Treasure Island, I'll move her there.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
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    BTW, you'll never see Alpha in an SSS event. She's an open-cockpit boat with no internal flotation. I'm not taking her out in the Central Bay on a big day. 95% of her sailing will be in the estuary, the lee side of TI, and no further south than a line roughly east-west of Hunters Point. Maybe on a quiet winter day, I might go up the Cityfront and out to the GG Bridge again. Maybe....or around TI.

    Besides, with a PHRF of probably 279 and my mediocre skills, I would be so far behind the last class that I probably wouldn't even be able to see the boat in front of me, at the finish line.

    At some point I still intend to make either bateaux.com's "caravelle" from the plans AZsailor went me, or a 15 foot +/- semi-performance rowing boat that I can overnight cruise in the Delta. I'd like to do a RAID in Puget Sound, and the Texas 200, so the little 14' 6" Caravelle is the more likely candidate. I've restored boats, but never built one. A simple 14-15 footer seems doable.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    At some point I still intend to make either bateaux.com's "caravelle" from the plans AZsailor went me, or a 15 foot +/- semi-performance rowing boat that I can overnight cruise in the Delta. I'd like to do a RAID in Puget Sound, and the Texas 200, so the little 14' 6" Caravelle is the more likely candidate. I've restored boats, but never built one. A simple 14-15 footer seems doable.[/QUOTE]

    You'll probably be splashing the Caravelle right as I'm finishing up the RoG. Good. We can come up with some Bay/Delta RAID.
    TISC wouldn't even put me on the wait list for a spot. How long do you think you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tchoupitoulas View Post
    At some point I still intend to make either bateaux.com's "caravelle" from the plans AZsailor went me, or a 15 foot +/- semi-performance rowing boat that I can overnight cruise in the Delta. I'd like to do a RAID in Puget Sound, and the Texas 200, so the little 14' 6" Caravelle is the more likely candidate. I've restored boats, but never built one. A simple 14-15 footer seems doable.
    You'll probably be splashing the Caravelle right as I'm finishing up the RoG. Good. We can come up with some Bay/Delta RAID.
    TISC wouldn't even put me on the wait list for a spot. How long do you think you have?[/QUOTE]

    Apparently as of March there were two people still ahead of me. I doubt that many people will move during the summer sailing season so I would guess...August? Maybe? September?
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Something is going on with the Treasure Island Sailing Center. I wrote to the guy I've been communicating with about dry storage and got a bounced e-mail. He doesn't work there any more, but gives two other e-mail addresses and names to contact.

    One of those people is still listed on the website, but when I e-mail her, I get a bounce "addressee not found". It's been five days and no word back from the other person.

    I might be in Embarcadero Cove for a while. BTW, I'm on the same dock and Mike and Linda on HARP.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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