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    Boat on the Beach Interesting interaction between the CG pilot and the skipper: The pilot said, “We’re requesting that you get off of your vessel so that way we can guarantee your safety on the shore.” The man on the boat responded, “I’m comfortable in my bed. I’m going to bed. Good night.”
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    Boat on the Beach

    Ocean Beach pier closed today due to rising surf which is expected to be double o/h soon. 6-10' with some 12' thrown in just for fun.....
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    Boat on the Beach

    That was my thought
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    Carbon cutter No. 2

    Beautiful Boat.......My job sucks :(
  5. Sunday raft up, rum, and Mike Plant.................Let's Go!!!!!!
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    Ulysse v Virginia

    I wonder what their kids will look like......
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    Ulysse v Virginia

    Looks like gCaptain has it here - scroll on down:
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    Ulysse v Virginia

    AIS Track here
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    M5 Dock Removal Service

    I can send you a higher quality image if you like..
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    M5 Dock Removal Service

    A little more on the story: Sad it was recorded 'that' way.....
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    General fucking recall

    Wow, just plain Wow (or I guess Fucking Wow)....
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    VOR Drone Shots

    That would be my take...they dated it yesterday.
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    I've given most of mine away over the years, usually to out of town friends we take sailing. Helped an old sailing buddy move a few weeks ago and he pulled this baby out - seems they do have life beyond the pink stage - not much of a life, but a life nonetheless... As a side note, I was in Barbados a couple of years ago and was somewhat fascinated by the variety of old salty red/pink hats that folks were sporting from sailing events all over the place. Had to ask a handful where they were from as some of the events I had never heard of.
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    WOW - That had 'almost' everything.......
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    Yacht Season Series

    ok, that was funny!
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    USS Midway 1, Sea Esta 0

    I saw this happen a few years ago. We were having drinks on the deck at The Fish Market (right next to the Midway). This big Hunter motored by and there were at least 20 people on deck partying up, drunk off their asses, blasting music and such. They went in to along side the Midway and the top of the rig caught on the safety nets near the bow. The boat came to an unflattering halt, as did the fun it seems. The skipper slammed the thing in reverse but the boat wouldn't budge. People on deck were looking down, people on shore were looking up, black smoke started pumping out and you could hear the engine groaning over the sound of the music. Finally, the boat reversed - leaving all of the mast head instruments stuck in the netting. The dude high tailed it out of there and headed down towards the Coronado Bridge - last we saw of him but he did give us all quite a show.
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    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Looking for a new SSB Receiver for Pac Cup. We have a Sat Phone so only need the SSB to receive race and weather channels. We have been using a TECSUN PL-660 but it seems to have major issues at times in the receiving department. Any recommendations on portable Receivers? Many thanks.
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    How are We Perceived?

    How are we perceived... I have been a SA reader for years and don’t contribute much because most of what I want to ask, or think, is usually covered in one-way shape or form I have been sailing the better part of my life. When I was a kid, I ‘acquired’ outdated “Sailing” magazines and would spend time in the attic looking at boats (well and some other ‘acquired' mags…) . I always knew I wanted to sail. I have been through calm and storm, inshore and offshore. I have been in one incident that cost the life of a fellow crewman. It was a rough night that involved a coast guard helicopter ride home, and it crushed my soul, or at least what I think is my soul. I found him and tried to save him….I could not. I sincerely hope this never happens to anyone reading this. It took me almost 3 years before I could even attempt to enjoy what I truly love, and I am still struggling, even as I type this…..I still cannot surf. Tonight, I had a few beers with a navy buddy of mine. He knows my story and is genuinely a friend. He is actually flying out to a certain island for training soon. As much he respects and understands what “we” do (we have had him on board and he loves sailing), he also freely expressed how much the Navy hates us here locally ('we' get in the way trying to anchor, transit into the bay, etc…… sailboats always getting in the way). And it made me wonder. If the Navy sees us as an annoyance, how do others see us? I cycle regularly and when cycling I hate cars. When I am driving, I am cautious for cyclists until they become dicks and run red lights.......when I am on a sailboat I hate most powerboaters especially those who don’t know it’s easier for us if they cross astern vs crossing forward of us. I get it. But I always tried to do what's right..... I used to joke: When sailing on the water, everyone waves at you.....but those same people will cut you off and give you the finger as soon as they are in their cars and on the highway. I love sailing. I love being on the water. So I have to are we perceived?
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    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Good points Valis. Thanks to all who contributed. We will be playing with the set up this weekend on a delivery and then next weekend for N2E. Hopefully will have positive results to post after.....
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    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Thanks Valis - words of wisdom to be sure. Will report back what we are finding. Just got everything today so we'll be playing with it all over the next couple of weeks. We'll have the backup receiver just in case as well...
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    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Settled on this stuff: 1. This will be primary as it hooks directly into the laptop which should be great for downloading weather maps and such..... SDRplay USB radio tuner, model RSP1A (stands for Radio Spectrum Processor). The software is free and at Basically, the SSB stations will display on our laptop and we will be able to get weather and race data. The frequency range is 1kHz all the way up to 2 GHz! (model 150-3954). It connects directly to laptop via USB. Out the other side of the unit is the coax antenna cable. This goes to a Balun (basically a splitter). One side will ground to a thru-hull. The other will be antenna wire that will will hoist up. 2. This will be a backup receiver.... SSB portable radio: C.Crane CC Skywave SSB with shortwave band 1711-29999 kHz. Apparently fiberglass is invisible to these waves, so the retractable antenna can be run inside the boat allegedly.