Great White

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About Great White

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    Bremerton, WA USA
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    Racing, cruising, bicycle riding and touring, hiking, xcountry skiing.

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  1. I have not seen anything that makes Agate Pass part of the course. The bridge vert clearance is 75 ft. I have lived and sailed in Kitsap County west of Bainbridge Island most of my life. Sailing thru Agate Pass and Rich Pass is not very difficult. We race thru those passes regurarly. Just need to know the currents and hope you have enough wind. The winds west of Bainbridge Island are notoriously fickle. The only reason I can see to go that way could be for small boats to avoid more adverse conditions in the main part of the sound. If I was to race this race, I would consider going west of Bainbridge Island just so I could moor at the Illahee State Park dock and walk up the hill to my house for a pit stop.
  2. The charts show it has 58 vert clearance. It always makes me nervous to go under it with my J35, but never had any problems. I did hear of a report from a owner of a 40 ft C&C that his masthead antenna hid the bridge once.
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    Fisheries Supply

    I remember the old store down on the waterfront. When I was still in school, I worked at a marine hardware store in Bremerton. I would have to drive the old flatbed truck to Fisheries to pick up orders. In the summer it was fun trying to back down the pier to the loading dock and not run over tourists. Later when I worked in Seattle, I made a lot of trips to Fisheries for boat stuff on my way home to the ferry. Now most of my trips to Fisheries are on the bicycle. Seattle has good bicycle routes from the ferry to Lake Union. Fisheries has always been my goto place for marine hardware.
  4. RTS started at Shilshole on a Friday night, around Vashon Island, PT Hudson buoy, Hat Island and finished at Shilshole. Seemed like 135 nm. I did it on a Cal T2 in 1977. It was windy almost the entire time. We finished very early Sunday morning. Great Equalizer seemed to stay mostly within Puget Sound on multiple laps between Point no Point and Pt Robinson. But remember once going to PT Hudson and another time drifting around Hat Island. Good times!
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    IOR landfills?

    I remember this. It was on a piece of public trail next to SDYC. I used to visit it when i was in San Diego on business. I did not know that was Doug Petersons home.
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    USN Ship In San Diego on Fire

    Here is the latest I just heard: I would hope that some effort would be put into salvaging any machinery that was not fire damaged. But this was a boiler ship and the new ones are gas turbine, there may not much usable equipment.
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    YouTube is down

    And I thought it was just me that couldn't get YouTube.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    And for those without Facebook.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    For you people on Facebook. Here is a boat for Rimas. Rawson 30 cutter.
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    PNW Race Week 2021: Who's In?

    I am probably going try to make if I can find a ride. I don't know where the racing area will be. Many a Anacortes sailor chime in. This could be a good venue.
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    Garage Gym Anarchy

    When i bought the current house in 2006, the basement was finished with two bedrooms, rec room and a bonus room. The bonus room was too small for a bedroom and had no closet. I finally turned it into a exercise room. Cushioned mat covering carpet, a Bowflex machine, spin bike, Nordic Trac and bench. But I also installed a TV high on the wall and found a wall mounted fan to help blow away the sweat. It is a bit crowded, but one of the better investments I have made.
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    My tomb

    I always thought that I will be cremated. Since I have no immediate family, I need to finalize this someday. I have another issue that needs to be addressed. I have an artificial hip joint. The metals used are somewhat exotic and there really is a small market for those in the aerospace industry. I wonder if the crematorium will sell it or throws it away and can that be used to defer the cost of cremation. My dad has a similar issue with both hips. As far as ashes, my folks bought funeral plots many years ago for the family. He sold three to his brother for him, his wife, and daughter. My sister doesn't care anymore and my mom is in another plot with my dad's next to hers. It leaves one for me if I want it. Or maybe I will request to have my ashes put into the cats litter box. He might appreciate it.
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    J35 Anarchist

    I remember when it came to the PNW. And yes, it was red. It was only raced for a couple of years before it disappeared. I had heard that it was being rebuilt, now I see where it went. Looks good.
  14. I owned one of these...well just long enough to harvest the 302V8 and transmission and have the remains hauled away and scrapped.
  15. I actually live just south of Illahee State Park. No, I do not have waterfront property. I drive illahee road often to Brownsville where I moor my boat. I know the area well. Yes, I know Flying Circus. Usually only see it once a year when we go to Olympia for the Toliva Shoal Race.