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  1. LFL

    What Have You Done Today?

    110 year old house... yes it does. Avoiding anything that can draw air into the house such as the gas furnace in the basement, or the vent fan over the shower. The central air fan runs all day just to keep pulling air through the filter. Air quality improved from "Hazardous" on the scale down to "Very Unhealthy" yesterday. Back up to "Hazardous" this afternoon.
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    Expensive El Toro

    Save $$ north of Seattle - a comparative steal at $1200: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/north-lakewood-76-el-toro-racing-pram/7195065312.html
  3. Re: cutting plastic... Tap Plastics cut to size when I purchased it there, don't recall what they used. Sorry, challenging to remember 8 days ago much less 8 years!
  4. Most folks at our club have given up on rollers for launching off the dock. They are higher and often don't roll that well with something heavy balanced on them, especially solo recovery in a strong cross wind. Instead we opt for a strip of plastic on the dock edge. Search for "King Starboard plastic". I put down a 4' x 2" strip on the dock edge about 8 years ago and the boat fiberglass is still glossy, and the plastic is holding up great year round. Just make sure the screw heads remain sunk down. I splash a little water on it before launching just to make it as slippery as possible for our 300+ lbs boat.. Not sure how well it works with a plastic boat like the Taz though.
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    Craigslist Finds

    Sea Spray 15?
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    Vintage racing videos

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    What to read?

    Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder. The search for the shipwreck of the SS Central America and its cargo of gold. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/701780.Ship_of_Gold_in_the_Deep_Blue_Sea
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    ID this dinghy?

    Lark by Ovington? https://www.sail-world.com/news/146730/New-Lark-from-Ovington-Boats
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    Decent sci-fi or fantasy novels

    Wool trilogy was a good read - post apocalypse sci-fi.
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    Craigslist Finds

    https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/boa/d/newberg-1947-ventnor-moth/7014362469.html
  11. With the demise of the WSC Vanguard15 and Tasar fleets years ago, I think Lidos and Daysailers are the "newest" crewed dinghys 'round here. Well plenty of weeks of racing left this year to try to meet and greet at both clubs. All your choices are good active fleets with great people. And I fully support a multiple boat plan!
  12. I think you've made a good evaluation so far. Tough choices but I'd also look at if you can get to the club in time. C15s says you probably sailed with L&C many years ago. Traffic in Portland has grown exponentially so can you get the family from school and work in Camas to SW Portland for 6:30 weeknight starts consistently if you choose DS racing at WSC? Hate to make that a factor in what should be sailing discussion. Cascade Locks is fantastic but more of an off-the-beach dinghy environment than trailerables. Lasers, Tasers, Aeros, etc.
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    Nautical names for dogs

    https://x-files.fandom.com/wiki/Queequeg