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    Daysailer for old people

    You probably know this but you and your parents can rent a Capri 22 in San Diego for a few hours for super cheap. I think we paid $90 for two hours on mission bay. Fun way to see if it's a workable solution.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Twelve feet you say? https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/spo/d/san-bruno-windsurfer-12-combo/7247176813.html
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    Top 10 list for SF based foiler

    Ditch Run
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I thinks it's a cousin to the Victory 21, Aurora 21? https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/aurora-21
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    nmea0183

    Make sure you connect Tx-Rx and Rx-Tx. You probably did but it's a common mistake.
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    Dylan's New Boat Anarchy

    So I was checking my youtube feed and it suggested a clip from the 70's country-music variety show Hee-Haw. I watched it for the novelty and youtube ran with it and now suggests lots of banjo-related videos. I just realized it's probably because I watched the banjo sandwich video (and gave it a thumb up). So Dylan be careful how you name the videos or you will lead us all into strange territory.
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    Daysailer for old people

    Victory 21? I rented one on mission bay many years ago; my wife had run a marathon the day before and agreed to go sailing if there was no jumping around. Worked for us.
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    Raspberry Pi Geekdom

    Not 7 segment but e-ink or e-paper looks great in the sun.
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    Raspberry Pi Geekdom

    If you really want to geek out you can use a software defined radio dongle as your ais receiver. https://www.rtl-sdr.com/rtl-sdr-tutorial-cheap-ais-ship-tracking/ I agree with those who think a good screen will be the issue, if you buy a nice tablet why bother with the pi? Many years ago I had a nook displaying boat instruments on the epaper display that looked great in the sun but I don't think it would have worked for a chartplotter.
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    Automated Sailing

    The ardupilot firmware runs on many drone flight controllers and has a boat version (rover) with sail controls. It's an adaptation of an adaptation and it shows but you can set it up in a model boat without having to write code.
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    Irwin 68 Big or Big Pig?

    I once had a business lunch on a motor yacht with a hot tub up high. It did have a pump and holding tank for passages. The owner was very pleased with the solution. This was 20 years ago and I haven't been on any other similar big boats to compare.
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    Sailing lessons for a MacGregor 26

    Why make fun of someone trying to get into sailing? And the 26S isn't the 26X so you're mean and dumb.
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    Boat Dogs - What to look for?

    He would want out of the cabin but was okay in the cockpit. The 1 cyl bukh is a bit of a hammer if you're sensitive to that kind of thing. Everyone relaxes when you turn it off and sail, not just the dog, even though you think you're used to it.
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    Boat Dogs - What to look for?

    We have Casey the goldendoodle and he is a great dog and a pretty okay boat dog. He is very mellow and smart, happy to run or just lay around as needed. He loves to stand up paddle, and will happily jump on the laser at a lake. He does not really like boats with engines. He was okay on our keelboat sailing and is nervous on the whaler (wants to sit on your lap), although that is new so hopefully he'll get used to it. He had bad motion sickness as a puppy in the car so this probably contributes. We had a lab before and he is much easier, just a great all around dog. No shedding is a bonus although the hair just dreadlocks together instead of falling out so you need to get him shaved. Would definitely get another or maybe just a poodle.
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    Piper OD .. dayboat

    I used them on wire. None wore through. Not sailing to Hawaii or anything though.