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    Quote Originally Posted by todd22123 View Post
    Sorry, not a tire rim...but has several things in common. Please guess again. I know at least one person who reads this Forum has at least two of the mystery items and doesn't yet know it. My guess is approximately 50% of Forum readers own one or more of these items.
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    I really thought we were done at lug wrench! Then I thought maybe a spare tire is a hiking aid, which is funny, and half of us probably have one, but couldn't get it to work with the other clues.

    Heavy things at the auto parts store: Hitch ball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezetrees View Post
    I really thought we were done at lug wrench! Then I thought maybe a spare tire is a hiking aid, which is funny, and half of us probably have one, but couldn't get it to work with the other clues. Heavy things at the auto parts store: Hitch ball?
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    Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! A trailer hitch ball is the correct answer. Attached to a knotted line, a hitch ball can be used as a lead line for measuring depth. Also attached to a line, a hitch ball works as a temporary anchor for small craft like a kayak, inflatable raft or SUP. Or as a kellet on a bigger anchor. As a mast step, a hitch ball comes into its own, and allows masts to not only rotate, but also be canted (raked) to windward as well, something many hi-tech racers, even Vendee Globe IMOCA 60's and Jules Verne maxi trimarans are doing these days.

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    A hitch ball is a connector, to a boat trailer hitch, and allows the driver to make his boat trailer change direction. Lastly, though not recommended, you can put a hitch ball in either pocket of your hiking jacket and be 10-12 pounds heavier on the weather rail.

    Here's the promised prize: A photo of PHILPOTT's tasty new breakfast food "brown sugar coconut ice cream by Ruthie, the pastry chef at the Madison (Wisconsin) Concourse hotel. OMG! It definitely gives Marianne’e macapuna a run for it’s $$! So delish I had it instead of breakfast."

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    PS: Phillipe (PJ) stopped by CBC this afternoon to collect his Marianne's Macapuno Icecream prize from a previous trivia about the USS MACON airship falling from the sky off Pt. Sur. Having lost 20 pounds on his recent 6,000 mile, 35 day shakedown on CHANGABANG, I reckoned a bowl of Macapuno and some triple ginger snaps would do the boy good.
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    Aww, Skip, we all count on you. And for more than just ginger snaps and ice cream. Down there at the CBC you keep the sailing world spinning on its axis.

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    When her boat blew over in a recent Cat.2 hurricane, a spreader was broken and had to be removed, and there was no one who could assist, Trish showed her typical solo sailor creativity

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    Interesting:
    When Trish climbed a ladder to service her broken spreader she was demonstrating SS creativity.
    When I climbed a ladder to replace a jib halyard block, I, got SCOLDED by the sleddog!!��
    So I guess dangerous behavior is OK for the girls��

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    Unless I misread, it appears Whitall on SPARROW has lost his 2 downwind sails, an A-2 spinnaker and Code 0, and is now down to "working sails." He reports this loss will give him more time to read. My question would be, does SPARROW have a pole to wing out a headsail? If not, getting downwind around the World may prove tedious.

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    Poor Whitall for losing his downwind sails. Poor Howard for being discriminated against. Call the SSS HR department! These round the world sailors! It's like entering a casino: better to just throw your sails overboard upon boarding. I am really enjoying Whitall's writing. He's got a whole lot of reading loaded onto his Kindle, but it's dense stuff. Maybe he shoulda taken a couple of LaDonna's bodice rippers for a different flavor book.
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    Never a dull moment at CBC when the phone rings with a robo call from the Capitola police advising to shelter in place until further notice, "a mountain lion has been sighted on your street."

    Being a cat advocate I naturally don't want to see the big kitty shot, as there is a school just up the street. I found the kitty a block away under some outside stairs, where a ranger in attendance advised me to leave slowly so not to spook the cat, and they were going to get the "trank gun."

    I'm guessing our local PD department keeps a "trank gun" in it's arsenal, every since a mountain lion came down the dry creek a few years ago, and sauntered past the Shadowbrook. In search of Marianne's Macapuno perhaps? Word is out.

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    PS at 6:45 p.m. the robo call in an automated, robotic voice reported "the mountain lion problem has been mitigated." "You are free to end shelter-in-place."

    "Mitigated?" Hey Jackie, has the steaming light issue been mitigated?
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    This fine little ship recently appeared at Santa Cruz Harbor. She's got a retracting carbon bowsprit, frac rig with masthead spinny halyard, carbon fiber mast and boom, spade rudder, and sugar scooped stern.

    The Sur-prize will go to the first to tell us what she is:
    1) A Lido 17
    2) A Harbor 22+
    3) A J-5.8
    4) A Rogue Wave
    5) A Columbia 23
    6) A Scamp 18
    7) A modified West Wight Potter
    7) I don't know what this is, but it's not a Lido 17 nor a Scamp 18.
    8) I know what this is, but it's not on the list.
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