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    New sailor question

    Another vote for structured sailing lessons/classes/camp. That's what I did with my dad before we bought a boat. So glad we did. Then we bought the right boat for us instead of blind guessing. I am so glad my dad was an early hot rodder (SCTA pre-NHRA)! Even before we even thought about racing, he bought a boat that was more than capable and continued with performance boats until he decided he didn't like buying new sails!
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    What is it?

    Look at the abrupt change of the color of the rocks. The answer you seek is "tidal range".
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    What's the significance of the SF Bay Potato Patch?

    Potato Patch is way less specific than that. It is used to describe any tract of water with markedly rougher surface conditions than the surrounding water. Named after the agricultural fields where potatoes are grown with particularly steep and deep furrows compared to other crops. In other locales I've heard similar conditions called "The Popcorn Machine".
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    Minneys Closed

    Mark Hugh's fleet. Age catches up with us.
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    Tower of Power

    The incorrect way of saying "stern pulpit".
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    Ericson 35? Ed is mooching for pickle dishes

    PHRF-NW ratings do not correlate with ratings anywhere else in the country. I've looked.
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    Ericson 35? Ed is mooching for pickle dishes

    It can't be any worse than PHRF-NW. What a shit show.
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    Ericson 35? Ed is mooching for pickle dishes

    I hadn't read that before I hit Submit Reply...
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    Ericson 35? Ed is mooching for pickle dishes

    The Ericson 35 is a good choice. It sails decent enough. It has a fine interior for the size. He has some built-in good competition in his local fleet. It's cruising worthy, family sailing casual. Maybe the largest boat he can fit in his slip (not counting something like an 8 Meter with wooden boat maintenance requirements.) Look at his last several boats. He's been heading towards something to relax/cruise on but made a bad detour with the SC33. That one was understandable. Back in the Ventucky days when Swenson was dominating the fleet with his SC27, the SC33 came out and one was snatched up by one of the better Ventucky sailors and became the hot boat of the fleet. Scot remembered those days but his glasses were rose-colored. Truth is, the SC33 is not a very good boat. Performance was "Ok" but cruising accommodations were never going to be New Girlfriend-worthy. But the SC33 had the best interior of any boat he's had. I've cruised for a week on an Ericson 35 and didn't have any complaints.
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    Ericson 35? Ed is mooching for pickle dishes

    Don't forget the mast for those sturdier strippers. FOUR STRIPPER POLES!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Ericson 35? Ed is mooching for pickle dishes

    Trump is actively setting up for Civil War Mk II
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    Oh Shit, the things boaters do

    Missing: the dick-head with the euro-shades in the center-console boat full of bikini-clad lasses who gets knocked on his noggin.
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    Minneys Closed

    Not really but... They have a lot of rope spool ends, lengths under 100-feet, that they sell by the pound. I used to get all my dock lines there. The have an interesting collection of books, some new, many out of print. I got a hardbound copy of Richard Henry Dana's book there.
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    armchair Protest Com.

    So what do you think about the RC yelling at people going the wrong way, "Hey! Idiot! Over here!" or something to that effect?