Frank White

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  1. I drove a buddies 47 Morgan a couple of months ago in the hills behind Santa Barbara. Right hand drive, with a none synchro manual gearbox that had first gear in the upper right...Actually really fun till it overheated. Apparently the older Morgans used something called a Hydro-Syphon to cool the engine as opposed to a water pump. Car design really has a come a long way in the last 70 years.
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    I had the opposite experience, I was driving my 70 Electra 225 convertible when a kid ran the stop sign in front of me. They needed a fork lift to pick up the, brand new still had paper plates, pick up truck and put it on a flat bed. I had to stop and fill the punctured radiator up, but I drove the Buick to work that morning.
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    Still Sailing?

    Thanks, We are having a lot of fun with them. All the boats are equally slow so the racing stays pretty close.
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    Still Sailing?

    Columbia 5.5 meter. We have a small one design fleet, 12 boats of which 9 are actively raced, on the Oakland/Alameda estuary in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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    Still Sailing?

    Got our first race of the season in a few weeks ago, now doing a short handed Wednesday night series.
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    British Marine Closing Its Doors?

    Bummer if this is true, had a couple of bottom jobs done there and really liked those guys. By the way, Isn’t British Marine in Oakland?
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    2020StFYC Big Boat Series

    I have the red Mt Gay hat from the 2001 BBS. I don't think they ever distributed them, its the only Mt Gay hat that I own.
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    The worthless passport

    I sent mine in for renewal mid March, still haven’t gotten it back. They cashed the check the day they got it though.
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    Alameda Marina Development Fuckery

    Alameda Marina's latest trick is to no longer supply water and power to liveaboards at least the one on the eastern side the marina. They got that notice earlier this week.
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    Used sails

    Funny you should say that... These guys have taken in used sails and make bags out them also. Not sure if they are still an ongoing concern though... https://mafiabags.com/pages/welcome-to-the-family
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    prize givings

    Oakland Yacht Club gave a Lead Ingot to the winner of the Columbia 5.5 class not that long ago.
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    Oct 14 earthquake Bay Area

    14 miles away, slept through it. Another reason being a live aboard is the best.
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    NBA Playoffs

    Six, they will want to close it out at home to give Oakland a final send off before moving over to San Francisco.