Tom Keffer

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    Hood River, Oregon

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  1. Not a bad idea. One could imagine a honeycomb like structure, made out battens, or something crushable.
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    Calibrating TWS

    Mount it on the top of your car and take it for a ride.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Really enjoyed that. What a whacky project! Taciturn Ben is a breath of fresh air in a world of chirpy Instagram stars.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    +1 on that. I've been using it for a few years now, and it keeps getting better. It offers 80% of the features of Expedition at 0% of the price. It's missing a few things, but they would only matter to a professional or grand prix racer.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    Just curious, but why does she have to go through customs? Her last port of call was Victoria. Or, does that stop in NZ count?
  6. This is in your powerboat now?
  7. Stein’s law: "If a trend cannot continue, it will stop."
  8. +1. The wind was way better than I expected.
  9. I'll be out on MIT's boat, Mashnee. She's a 1902 Buzzards Bay 30, designed by Herreshoff. Gorgeous.
  10. From an earlier post of mine:
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    Too bad. You missed a good rant!
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    N.G. Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 30 “Mashnee”

    Little details check out: the Samson post on the bow, the antique anchor windlass, roller furler jib (I know, I know), the winches on pedestals, and, especially, the bone in her teeth. I was very impressed how this 100+ year old boat could go to windward!
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    N.G. Herreshoff Buzzards Bay 30 “Mashnee”

    They took the mast off to get her under the Longfellow Bridge.
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    Silicon, vs 4200, vs 5200

    +1 Sikaflex 291LOT. Easy to work with and versatile.
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    Source for button hatch clasps?

    I get mine from FP Marine: nickel.htm