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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Not a drone photo, nor are the "ants" people...Sounds like you know the answer, Ants. Let us in on it before someone else figures it out.
    He he ... Answers here: https://science.nasa.gov/little-planet-south-pole

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    Amudson-Scott South Pole Station. The 12 ants in the photo are the flag poles of the 12 signatories to the Antarctic Treaty surrounding the geographic South Pole.

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    The nightly news letter Scuttlebutt is currently having a "Guest Commentary" naming reader's "Coolest Yachts." Commodore Tompkins was first to write in, naming the America's Cup defender RELIANCE. Someone followed with DORADE. The number 3 choice is a bit of a surprise. Not SPRAY, AMERICA, SUHAILI, WINDWARD PASSAGE, IMP, TICONDERGOGA, SAGA, or MERLIN. If curious, you'll have to go see for yourself under "Guest Commentary" near the bottom of the Scuttlebutt page https://email.sailingscuttlebutt.com...FD2F38AC4859C/
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    Filmed 100 years ago, 1922, Nanook of the North made quite an impression on this writer. The kayak scene is epic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNTYxR445y8

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Filmed 100 years ago, 1922, Nanook of the North made quite an impression on this writer. The kayak scene is epic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNTYxR445y8
    Can't be claustrophobic to travel like that ...

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    Having crossed the Tommy Thompson trail numerous times on foot and bike, it is sad to see the bridge over Fidalgo Bay from Anacortes to March Point again burned by arsonists early yesterday morning. This is a big loss for the community and will put all the cyclists that used it up on busy Hiway 20 (not good). A similar incident occurred in 2009 and $300,000 in private donations repaired the damage. It took a couple of years.. This time all the damaged creosote pilings will have to be replaced with steel (environmental) so the total cost will be "up there". Why someone would do this, is the big question. It's pretty obvious we live in radically changing times.

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    If there is one thing aspirants to sail the Singlehanded Transpac usually run short of is time. We are now 10 months out from the start of the 2023 SHTP. If you are seriously giving thought to this endeavor, now, not next week, is the time to begin to act. Just completing the Qualifier can be a major chore. Getting hauled, rig checked, sails and electronics tested, etc. all take more time than anticipated...Word to the wise: You are racing now. Four Qualifier attempts is not unheard of.

    To check your sanity, we still have some Macapuno for your delish. Just answer this question correctly: Why did the Laser dinghy sailor fill his air tank with marbles? Don't laugh too hard, this is serious, singlehanded stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    If there is one thing aspirants to sail the Singlehanded Transpac usually run short of is time. We are now 10 months out from the start of the 2023 SHTP. If you are seriously giving thought to this endeavor, now, not next week, is the time to begin to act. Just completing the Qualifier can be a major chore. Getting hauled, rig checked, sails and electronics tested, etc. all take more time than anticipated...Word to the wise: You are racing now. Four Qualifier attempts is not unheard of.

    To check your sanity, we still have some Macapuno for your delish. Just answer this question correctly: Why did the Laser dinghy sailor fill his air tank with marbles? Don't laugh too hard, this is serious, singlehanded stuff.
    Marbles in the air tank - if it were for weight, another substance would be more effective, so it must be another purpose.

    My WAG is the marbles provided a feedback sound that helped determining if proper hull trim was achieved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsUiga View Post
    Marbles in the air tank - if it were for weight, another substance would be more effective, so it must be another purpose. My WAG is the marbles provided a feedback sound that helped determining if proper hull trim was achieved. Ants
    Hi Ants, The "feedback sound" of marbles in the Laser air tank is on the right track. But not to add weight or determine "proper hull trim." Guess again. Anyone else?

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    I'm still intrigued by that "pee equity" argument in the Scuttlebutt article you posted. Couldn't tell if the writer was serious or not. Am I really the only one who read more than Skip's contribution?

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