Leon T

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  1. Dude just can't sit still: https://www.facebook.com/Jerhobie/
  2. I'm sure hoping he took enough beverage.
  3. Heading toward Davis Strait: I thought he would have gone inside through Hudson Strait, but probably doesn't want to risk getting trapped in ice at the Fury and Hecla Strait https://explore.garmin.com/textmessage/viewmsg?mo=31d32437452d4c1dba44c35c92c29771&adr=%2b12318814762
  4. I looked on Google Earth to visualize what you're talking about (since typical maps distort higher latitudes). Screenshot below, Igloolik is green, Tuktoyaktuk is red pin. DAMN that's a long way.
  5. It was clear in 2016 https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/northwest-passage-clear-ice-again-2016 I guess he's thinking it will be even better this year by September http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
  6. I heard about Jerome Rand doing a nonstop solo circumnav in a Westsail 32. He used to work at Bitter End Yacht Club in BVI. He started the trip last October 3 out of Gloucester, MA, now he's approaching "Point Nemo" (traveling eastward) between NZ and the Horn. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1060676710732719/permalink/1231099403690448/ https://m22.com/blogs/news/around-the-world-solo-non-stop-circumnavigation Should be interesting to see when he reaches the horn.
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    Hailing USS Sequoia

    I got a chance to see her in her glory at the Maritime Museum in St. Michael's about 12 years ago. Last I heard in 2016 she was on the hard in Deltaville in serious disrepair (serving as home for raccoons) and sold for $0 and headed for restoration in Newport. Any idea on her current whereabouts? I'll be in Newport next month and love to see her, if possible.
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    Non-furler headsail handling options

    Looks like a nice idea, but I count 5 crew. Looks like tacking would be a little messy for a singlehander with the flying jib clew slamming into the regular jib. Letterbox drop, or is that a furler I see on the sprit? I'm not a fan of furlers at the sprit (at least the top-down on my asym)
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    Tracking the Lindenberg 28's

    I just saw the pics of the Deltaville L26. Damn nice boat indeed. https://easternshore.craigslist.org/boa/d/deltaville-1977-lindenberg-26-for-sale/6990251043.html
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    Hailing USS Sequoia

    Interesting: wonder if they'll park it next to Air Force One at National Harbor or the Wharf in DC (with a view from Tiki TNT)?
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    Production racer/cruiser with foiling

    "But honey, it has the word 'cruiser' in it so must be safe and seaworthy..."
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    Up the mast with in a bosun's chair.

    Totally agree on the double figure 8. You can even improve on it here.
  13. Ugh. Looks like it's time to add "flare gun warning shot" after 5 horn blasts to the list of evasive actions to attempt getting the PB driver's attention. Wonder if they make a rapid-fire flare gun model.
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    Hailing USS Sequoia

    Nice writeup today by Waterway Guide Reports it's heading to Belfast, ME
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    First Time Flying A Spinnaker

    I agree, Ajax, Chesapeake summers were made for kites (if nothing else it keeps you from staring at the floating stripers). 1st time crewing on spin boat: Lindenberg 26 "Wildcat" skippered by Dean Mulder out of AYC summer 1988. Damn those were fun times. 1st time as skipper racing my own Lindenberg 26: around 2003, quite the roller coaster ride. Now I fly the asym short/single-handed (wife or OTTO at the helm), took off the top-down furler last year and been doing letterbox drop ever since. Pure joy.
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    First Time Flying A Spinnaker

    The second row of numbers are backwards
  17. I remember the first few times docking with twin rudders, a thrill when slow-moving boat does nothing with the tiller hard over! Like Jackdraw said, boat speed is your friend. I've learned to do a gentler version of the Captain Ron approach and go hard reverse right at the very end (you learn to move quickly with the fwd/reverse controls)
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    Keel WTF...

    Underwater bull rail for improved anchoring?
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    Why I still love New Orleans..

    One of my best memories during my 2015 visit is listening to Emily Estrella sing her heart out with the Faux Barrio Billionaires at The Maison on Frenchmen Street. Agreed the Halloween Parade is a most unique experience.
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    Chesapeake Bay Debris Cancelling Racing

    Terrific. Another wave of debris just in time for the weekend. http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/environment/ac-cn-dam-junk-20180920-story.html#
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    Funniest Interaction with Non Racers Thread

    You forgot to mention the fixed starting line means many of the starts at PCRC are with the kite up. Makes for some epic maneuvering behind the line.
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    General fucking recall

    What's with boat on starboard tack at pin-end who's over with like 29 seconds to go? She's just sailing off into the sunset?
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    General fucking recall

    ADD ... apt boat name considering the attention deficit disordered' helmsman.
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    The Zombie Fleet

    I'll let the Mainers (Mariners?) answer that one. I just took the stinking pic.