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  1. condor

    Deep Downwind in Tidal Conditions

    Actually, there's always a magic bullet. Finding it is the hard part.
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    IOR Legend Sighting

    IIRC, Drifter sank at Metanchen Bay (sp?) near San Blas in Mexico. 82-83 winter, maybe?
  3. Cabo race mid-80's. We did a spinnaker change around 10 or 11 PM. I was at the mast for the raise and the halyard got around the top spreader once the sail was up. After cleaning up from the peel, everyone looked at me when the skipper asked, "Who's going up to clear the halyard off the spreader?" One person says, "You put it there." So out with the chair, up to the spreader, flip the halyard clear. Looking around, it was a bright moon, blowing around 25, whitecaps everywhere. Spectacular! I didn't want to come down it looked so cool. Like others above, I can pull that slide up in my mind any time. Not sure a camera would have seen it the way I did.
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    so cal 300

    Anyone know if there's a problem with Miramar? Near SB Island doing 1.5 knots. Or did they just decide to go cruising?
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    Mainsail clew, slug or strap?

    We made a long soft shackle from some Dyneema and use that. Slides on the boom even better than the Velcro strap we had before. In use now for over four years and doesn't appear to have suffered much wear. Inside the main cover so not too much UV except when sailing.
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    It's the End of the World ........

    If you have to explain it,....
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    RIP - Stuart Walker

    Golf clap. A friend used to describe his columns as 'I really screwed up, and here's what I learned. Then I did great in the next leg.' A great gentleman, always willing to talk sailing with anyone. Sail on...
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    Old Sails

    Slightly off-topic, but... We had a 1 1/2 oz spinnaker that came with the boat, used only when wind was way up. Had some great photos of it at times. At age 28 years, we put it up on a Wednesday blowing high 20's. It blew out of the tapes at all three corners, tearing across the middle. We pulled in what was still attached - the bottom half of the sail - and the rest ended up buried at sea. For what that sail had been through, I thought it was a fitting end.
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    Engine off at start?

    Thank you. Finally...
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    what?

    Cloth weight a little light for the wind. Seams showing...
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    For cleaning up the fiberglass after removal, I used mineral spirits. Did a great job of removing the last of the silicon from previous installation. Still takes a bit of elbow grease to get the last little globs off.
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    andrews 70 'alchemy'

    That was the 77. The original Alchemy is the 70 footer. Does not need so much talent to keep it moving well. Regularly did very well in SoCal with generally local crew.
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    SoCal Race M&A

    Trying to let family know about the YB tracking. No link on nosa.org. Race doesn't show up in Yellowbrick app or on-line. Big fee increase to cover the tracking. Just can't actually see it yet.
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    Compass headings on board comparison

    Add Whiskey. (West corrections + in that direction)