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    The 2020 Motorcycle Thread

    Days gone by, my favorite commuter when I was in the bay area...
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    Greta Rides Again?

    Am I the only one that finds it amusing that the thread about Maintaining Sailing Interest is right next to the thread bashing a young girl for choosing to sail instead of fly? Seriously, stop hitting yourselves in the face! Let go the conspiracy theories and then try breathing in and out at a nice steady pace. Mouth closed for extra points.
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    Sailor, small boat lost off Oregon Coast

    I've paddled one of Brian's F1's for years. Best kayak I've had out of a dozen. Bulletproof and simple- and perfectly balanced in the water. The sheer/rocker/deck all combine to make a sea kayak that is nimble and can surf while still able to pack a load. All that in a 30 pound package. Can't be beat. Brian is a mad genius.
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Humpback whale magic. Apologies for the sail trim- crash sail raising and then immediate red october move at 1 knot hahaha...
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    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    Boris doesn't seem too worried: "Of course we are aware of the storm Chantal, but due to the colder water up North it will not become a critical storm for us, and rather give us the necessary propulsion to go West."
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    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    "Day 4. Pos 46° 20‘ N 015° 46‘ W Eating and sleeping well and no sea sickness so far. Life on Malizia II is like camping on a roller coaster!"
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    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    Also- looks a bit rough there, and I see resolve on her face. The only surprise for her may end up being how much she loves sailing. If she still has this look in her eyes in a week I propose the thread title be changed.
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    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    This thread needs more pictures. 1 year ago nobody knew her name. Today she's ripping across the Atlantic on an Open 60. She must be doing something right.
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    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    Funny, no poop complaints on the new zero carbon Hugo Boss thread. Either he can hold it for a long time or the double standard is glaring.
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    R2AK 2019

    Here's a shout out to Ziska for going where no contestant has before, if I'm not mistaken?
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    R2AK 2019

    Team Solveig in 6th in the Norwegian faering. Optimal conditions for them today I imagine.
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    R2AK 2019

    I think all the competitors know that Leg 1 is no gimme. They knew it when they paid their money. Hurts, and we'll miss some otherwise epic efforts. But its named The Proving Ground for reason it seems.
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    The daggerboard fell off!

    No bilge on this boat, you're looking at the floor/hull. It's maybe 3/8ths to half of an inch of uncored fiberglass. Not sure I'm entirely understanding the key hole thought. The exit on the bottom is a rough match of a cross section of the daggerboard. The board has wide sections on port and starboard sides near the top, which ride inside corresponding wide channels in the case, and these channels stop a couple inches above the floor which keeps the board from dropping out the bottom. Hope that makes sense. I found some system 3 hardener from my last kayak project, so will probably go that direction. Thanks again to everyone for the advice and/or understanding. Soon as work tapers off I'll get this sorted properly.
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    The daggerboard fell off!

    Straying a bit off topic, I figured I'd share some Homer scenery. It's not all daggerboard horror here. I can't imagine a better place to sail, or a better motivation to get this fixed.