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  1. not many (none that i know of) integrated foam and harness combos. I spent a significant amount of time in drysuits in college sailing. Hugely comfortable for my wrists - moderately comfortable for my neck but the perfect seal mostly made up for that... unless i nicked my neck shaving. Nothing worse than my henri lloyd neoprene seal going bad and getting waves down my neck - ditto for standard dinghy smock neck seals and waves down the neck. Less of an issue on leadmines. For offshore, i'd really like to see a standard jacket with drysuit wrist seals... maybe i'll butcher one up one of these days and try it.
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    Is wearing sunglasses cool?

    welcome to the life.
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    Beneteau dropped the First line? looks like a decent shape through the water... but that keel is megh, and the cabin house looks very hard to get over. You never really get standing head room in boats like that, and if you do it's sort of whats the point - why not just make it easy to sail and if you want to sleep in it you make pretend you're camping?
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    Old Sails

    my 29er came with the original main, so about ten years old in 2008. Was amazing, looked great.... till it blew out a panel just about every time i sailed with it! The hobie has a spinnaker built by nuclear or something, not sure how old it is but my suspicion is roughly my age.
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    Hold Down strap

    nah you eventually learn that after many years of dinghy and trailerable boat sailing. Even i knew that and i are not that bright.
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    Hold Down strap

    i don't trust those for over the road travelling. At all. I use the ratchets, but if it hums a High C when you flick it, it's too damn tight!
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    Port Tacking the Feet.

    also not a bad option.
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    Port Tacking the Feet.

    the very same
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    none. my code is perfect. it's the compiler that's wrong.
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    absolutely none. ETA: but yes it would be a state machine. Such that when the state exists, it will reset to not exist. Because... who the hell knows.
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    Port Tacking the Feet.

    once port tacked the Farr30 fleet at KWRW. That was exciting. Thought we were doing a port approach, only put couple wraps on the winch. Apparently a few seconds after the gun it started "banging" out through the cam cleat The main trimmed evidently screamed like a girl that the driver shouldn't chase the tell tails down. Only a few boats and it basically amounted to everyone match racing each other and we were able to take advantage of the situation. yelling out fake rules is a really shitty thing to do and they deserve to be reprimanded for it.
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    i love the smell of burnt transistors in the morning (or voltage relays. Man those things burn BRIGHT when you wire them wrong)
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    depends how much the horn draws.
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    Very easy to trigger a relay. SainSmart has some great optically isolated relay boards that make that sort of thing easy. Just remember to power the relay board from a different power source, else all that noisey shit gets back to the arduino anyway. (ie, wall wart for the arduinio, wall wart for the relay board)
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    it... is completely useless. It sets a (boolean) variable of "are boats OCS?" to = 0, if there are any. In all seriousness, I could probably come up with something. This would be a good thing to post a github for. IF i have some time I'll do that - then multiple people can push/pull to the same repo (repository (place where code lives)). Only trouble is I have 3 other arduino/esp32 projects i'm supposed to be working on... It was some shitty code to make boats never be OCS. Any OCS? Yes? nah, no there aint.
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    void handler_OCS() { if boats_OCS = 1{boats_OCS = 0;} } There, got your OCS problem sorted out.
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    Get offa my lawn! Man put up electric fence at bus stop

    my elementary school had a couple neighbors with electric fences - i always thought it was for their horses but maybe it was for us! I don't remember anyone being dumb enough to touch it, or lick it for that matter...
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    Trapeze harness recommendation

    The zhik t2 is by far the most comfy harness I've ever worn. Worth every cent.
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    How Did You Pick Your Profession?

    when i gradueighted college i went to work for our family company. Wasn't the intended route; pilot was always first, but in 2009 (when i graduated high school) the pay was still pretty awful (i fucked up), and fighter planes weren't going to happen for a variety of reasons , so i studied finance like every other person that doesn't know what they want to do with their lives. Kind of liked it., Decided to work back home for a bit to figure out what i really wanted to do and haven't left. I watch way too many planes fly over and think of how nice it'd be to not need to worry about the litany of bullshit i have on my mind at any given moment - if my only job was to get in and turn the key (plus, you know, I kind of like flying), but it's hard to walk away from family. And, i know, there are downsides to professional aviation as well. I get to do a lot of varied shit that, at least at a bigger company, i wouldn't get to do. Today was developing procedures for some an old filling machine who's operator is no longer with us, writing some SQL for inventory management, monday will probably be doing some safety reviews (not... not so fun) to check on existing procedures etc, probably write some label and sell sheet copy for new products we're developing...
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    29er ocean sailing

    some of the best 29er sailors in the country came out of Santa Barbara.
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    Civil kindness.

    can.....can someone explain this one for me?
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    Civil kindness.

    i thought there were 10 types. those who understand binary, and those who don't.
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    3D printer anarchy

    did you try turning it off and on again?
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    working with baby boomers:
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    Climbing legend Jeff Lowe Passes

    Man that's rough. To go through all that, take all those risks, and get kicked by something like that.