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    12-13-2018, 09:53 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Either that or Chapter 13 - whichever comes first.
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    12-12-2018, 07:39 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    No photos yet, but another project is the transducers. The PO tried to make things better but it's taking a rework to resolve the issues. Example: ...
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    12-12-2018, 07:16 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    For me, a big part of this hobby/pastime is learning new things. I'm an accountant but my dad was a mechanic and machinist, and my mom was pretty...
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    12-11-2018, 06:05 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Don't use Hydrocoat if you ever want to get it off. It's hard as nails, doesn't work, and you can't put another paint over it.
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    12-11-2018, 02:36 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Glacially slow progress. I'm trying to convince myself that the hailing port lettering is straight. Meanwhile I now know what a "joker valve" is....
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    12-11-2018, 11:07 AM
    You still have DM's "little black dress?" You should feel complete freedom to toss it in a dumpster, although DM told me she kinda likes wearing it....
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    12-10-2018, 07:37 PM
    Great photo and that's quite a sail - way to bee colorful! I'm bummed I missed this one - my boat is still at the yard.
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    12-09-2018, 09:52 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Update Please? in SSS Board Business
    Thanks David! One comment: The Vallejo 1-2 used to be a week or two earlier and usually had better breeze. More accurately, there WAS breeze. ...
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    12-08-2018, 09:46 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Update Please? in SSS Board Business
    RYC does that. "Attitude Adjustment Hour" is from 7 to 8 and then the business happens. Besides the attitude adjustment, it allows time for those...
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    12-08-2018, 11:38 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Update Please? in SSS Board Business
    Thanks Rick. Here's that link. See the right-hand column.
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    12-08-2018, 12:56 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Update Please? in SSS Board Business
    I received thoughtful replies from two board members and I'm reassured that SSS's ship is afloat and listing only slightly. We will be receiving...
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    12-07-2018, 08:55 PM
    BobJ replied to a thread Update Please? in SSS Board Business
    Apparently. I'll try an e-mail to all the last-known board members and see what I can find out. This is weird for an organization with 200+...
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    12-06-2018, 07:36 PM
    In the R2AK's new configuration, only singlehanders will be eligible to win the ten grand. I heard it on the internet - it must be true!
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    12-06-2018, 05:49 PM
    The SHTP - it's like Lay's potato chips.
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    12-06-2018, 01:26 PM
    BobJ started a thread Update Please? in SSS Board Business
    I wanted to attend the SSS annual meeting but as others have posted, "I couldn't get there from here." Can someone tell us who the new SSS...
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    11-29-2018, 07:45 AM
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    Yes! What's funny is that two of the owners were the CEO and VP/Product Info for West Marine. After emptying out the boat, my locker at RYC is...
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    11-28-2018, 08:05 PM
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    Thanks Lee. The new tank is narrower than the old one and the wood chocks don't support it in all directions. Those straps look like a good...
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    11-28-2018, 04:16 PM
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    Thanks Steve. I discovered some of Peggie's CF posts just last night. I didn't know she'd written a book. I've bought most of the parts to put...
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    11-27-2018, 11:58 AM
    BobJ replied to a thread Surprise! in Shorthanded Sailing
    Actually, women have more alternatives - the SquatShot, the SheWee, etc: "The only leak you want on your boat." But be sure to hold onto your...
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    11-27-2018, 10:10 AM
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    Down below things are smelling better. These lockers were full of head hoses which I'm convinced were installed before the head cabinet assembly...
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    11-27-2018, 09:11 AM
    Several new knees around me and without exception the recipients wish they'd done it sooner. It's a bit of down time which will enable more fun and...
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    11-24-2018, 11:29 AM
    Do you know how hard I Googled to find an image including Ponds jars and a jar with a dark blue lid???? Carl Schumacher was also a Christian...
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    11-21-2018, 01:03 AM
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    About to be hauled out for KKMI's ministrations, including some color changes. Doesn't she look better without the goofy thing on her foredeck? ...
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    11-18-2018, 08:34 PM
    I'll go with #3, although I prefer the color of Nivea lids for my boats.
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    11-16-2018, 11:21 AM
    We have the Sailing Tomorrow thread. That's probably enough organization, although it's rarely enough notice for me. Anyhow, I've been noodling...
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    And then there is today's forecast, which is incomprehensible to me:
    TODAY
    SW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT.
    NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 9 SECONDS AND S 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS.
    PATCHY FOG.
    What does it mean that there are nw swells AND s swells? Hmmm? That is, what would it mean to sailor in a 20' boat?
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    ps I also sail in the Berkeley Friday night beer cans, and there has been some wind out there, too. I'm the only single hander and sometimes I get exasperated by the comments, but it is what it is.
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    Hi, Bob
    I wonder if I can get some advice, please? I just registered my first PLB and plan to go outside the gate for the Half Moon Bay Race on my Cal 20. I sailed out past mile rock once (inadvertently, after being flushed out in the ebb during the Fiasco) and so I know that the bay and the ocean are different. ha ha. Like the whole world was under my hull, heaving up and then down, slowly. But that was then, and this is now. I have located offshore weather reports, so that's one thing. I have a handheld radio and a handheld gps doohickey. I feel fine sailing in the bay with a smaller jib in winds up to 25 knots, so it's not wind that is an unknown to me, it's the waves and "swell" and how those are going to feel that are a bit scary just because I haven't really experienced them yet. Given that I can handle almost anything the bay has handed me (I finished the 2010 Corinthian, in which there was lots of carnage), can you tell me what to expect of the following type information (this is NOAA's forecast for Aug 3)
    WED
    NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT.
    NW SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT. PATCHY FOG.
    Thank you so much, Jackie Philpott Dura Mater
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    I'll bring the splitter to the next SHTP meeting unless you need it before then.

    -jak
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    Re: Downwind Rating --

    Have you looked at the recently revised DW ratings? VALIS (my Pacific Seacraft 44) got much-appreciated adjustment, from 81 to 99. Some boats ratings were unchanged, and I have no idea what the PHRF rating folks are using to calculate the changes (or the base ratings for that matter).
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    Good Morning,

    I would very much appreciate to get your explanation about why my posting regarding emergency rudder issues of yesterday has been ceised. I thought it might be of interest for your readership whats being available on the market in terms of safety at sea today.

    Of course I am aware that Hans Bernwall is considering this as his personal playground, even knowing that we of windpilot are manaufacturing SOS rudder now since decades.

    But while this might be an issue amongst competitors I thought that a forum administration would be able to spread useful information to their readers without restricting information that might be benefitial and important.

    Perhaps I should invite you for a closer examination to our product range... very certainly you may realize which kind of product improvements have been possible at a time where so many competitors standing still during decades.

    Thanks in anticipation for your answer to peter@windpilot.com

    kind regards
    Peter Foerthmann
    www.windpilot.com
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    Hey Bob,

    Sorry, I forgot to send my check in for the dial-in seminar. I thought I had already mailed it. Will do so tonight.

    Adrian
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