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    Cruising my F31. Given crew, maybe a race or 2

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    Daysailer for old people

    My first thought:
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    'Triple Jack' rebuild...FU Irma!

    This thread is great, I love to see how you solve all the problems of doing it right. l'm not a glass expert and you are doing far more than any thing I've ever done, but when I have a compound surface like where your dumb bell weight is I often first put a plastic bag of sand smushed and poked into the corners and contours all around the wet glass area. On top of that goes the weight and "weight distribution" board. Grocery produce bags are nice and thin to get in all the corners. Finally, I push down hard on the weight and sand with more smushing and poking to make sure there is pressure against all surfaces. I like how you've wound the twine round and round to keep the weight from falling off. That would probably be more important with a bag of sand in the mix there. Seems to me a vacuum pump system would be best for this kind of repair but I don't have one and I don't do important structural work anyway.
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    Sidecar suggested in post 143 that the pedal drive be facing forward. Here is team Narwals comment on their setup: Joel was perfect for the pedal drive. He once owned a company designing and manufacturing recumbent bikes. He made 2 drives, one on each aft aka/beam. They faced inwards, toward each other and made it easy to steer with a hiking stick and pedal at the same time. This freed up one member to do other things; boat work or rest. It was extremely useful and appreciated. Joel’s effort was unique in that the drives had a 5 speed derailleur. Few other teams had this advantage. This enabled them to dial in their preferred cadence and level of effort. Bill mentioned that he appreciated the ability to back off from time to time to relieve his sore knees by just spinning along. You can see Narwal's full presentation to our club here with further info on the boat here Scroll down a bit to get to their presentations.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Wow, that is an astounding couple of films. He's on a Fleming motor yacht and his name is Tony Fleming. I'll assume there's a connection.
  5. Just for this month, we’ll meet on the 2nd Tuesday! Pacific NW Multihull Zoom meeting, Tuesday Nov 10, 630pm, Charter cat in Cuba. Usually we have the meeting on the first Tuesday but thats election day and that's too big a conflict. Vote people! Passwords are below. If you have a problem getting hooked up at that time PM me or post on here and I'll try and monitor this thread to get you up to speed. This is more a potluck where we meet new folks and catch up with old friends, though we will probably have a discussion regarding next year's club officers. Then we'll have our interesting presentation of Chartering a big cat in Cuba. Meeting Tuesday, November 10 Once again we will not be meeting at Puget Sound YC. The meeting will be online using the "Zoom" app, info is at the end below. Plan on joining us from near and far! 6:30 pm PST - Virtual Potluck 7:00 - Club Meeting, then “A Trip to Cuba” presented by Rob and Teresa S. In April 2019 six friends with a shared sailing problem traveled together on a two week vacation to Cuba. They chartered a catamaran for a 6 day trip out 70 miles off the coast to the Canarreos Archipelago, and also visited Old Havana, the old colonial city of Trinidad, New Havana and the beautiful Vinales Valley for a horseback trip to a tobacco co-operativo. This turned out to be one of the most interesting vacations ever, because in Cuba everything is "Complicated". Rob and Teresa S. took their first sailing class with the University of Washington Yacht Club in 1992. Following graduation and a brief life in suburban Redmond, they bought a 1984 Baba40 sailboat and moved aboard at Shilshole Marina. Eight years later, after lots of international chartering, local racing, and many sailing classes, they set sail for a 4.5 year 32,000 mile loop around the Pacific. Now back home 10 years later, they're closing in on retirement and ready to head out offshore again soon on an encore voyage, once again aboard their beloved Baba40. Where the winds will take them next time is yet to be discovered! Hope to see you there! Northwest Multihull Association Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 892 1599 3640 Passcode: 542383 Diane J. of our club will host the Zoom event and if you have problems setting things up you can post here or PM me and I will get you in contact with her. Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 892 1599 3640 Passcode: 542383 Find your local number: More about Zoom….. works on just about any device but it will work best on a laptop or desktop because the screen size allows you to see more participants. You don't need a camera but it's nice to have so other members can see you. You will need a microphone, but almost every laptop has a microphone built-in. Headsets also work well. From the download site install the ‘Zoom Client for Meetings’ for your computer. There are also ‘Zoom Mobile Apps’. One Minute Video instructions: Zoom also has a "test meeting" running continuously so you can see if it's working: I’ve participated in Zoom meetings and have discovered that it's the ‘mute’ feature that makes it work - 40 people can’t talk at the same time and some are effected by feedback that’s not apparent to the person creating it. It is best to mute yourself (and the host can also mute participants). If you’ve been recognized or want to speak don’t forget to unmute yourself! After ensuring your system and Zoom are working correctly, click to join at 6:30. Attachments area Preview YouTube video Joining & Configuring Audio & Video
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    Here Comes The Night

    Winter Harbour. 6-20-19
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    Can you buy an old/new sailboat without an MSO?

    Some states are pretty easy on titles. Colorado for one where my son lived and helped me with something similar to this when I bought a 28 footer there. IIRC Colorado didn't require boat registration/title, just a hand written Bill of Sale and a nominal fisheries fee. Trailer of course had to be titled and it already was. The boat went in his name then some months later I bought it from him and moved it north. No inspections, no title search just went to the Washington DMV and 10 minutes later it was in my name. Nothing shady or illegal about it. Maybe AZ or NV is the same if you have some connection there.
  8. Maybe this is a bit of a drift but I happened to be reading the Feb 2020 issue of Latitude 38 last night and Max Ebb on page 78 had a great explanation of tide rips. I've always wondered about these around the Salish Sea but never looked into their actual cause other than "tide". It is very interesting to learn the mechanism that causes them. Maybe it applies to the Potato Patch. I couldn't figure out how to link the specific issue & page but its easy to navigate to it.
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    Nuclear Sailing

    Convalescing from a broken rib so I had the time. I've never watched a 2 hr u tube before and I'm not that dialed into the sailing scene but that interview was great. Paul's enthusiasm was infectious and captivating. I've never followed sailrocket so hearing the whole story from start to finish from him was icing on the cake. He sounds like a great guy.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Ish, I had Comet, same vintage. Try tracking that! The oily smoke (quite blue) comment is right on. Even now you sometimes get a whiff, then look around to see an old car that just went by. Kind of a nostalgic odor that brings back memories of fun times with that old car.
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    Saildrone - how long until someone hits one

    Good on em to get after illegal fishing. 7 meters is a pretty big drone to run into in the dead of night. I love my pilot friend's take on flying his 172 thru big clouds, "the big sky" theory. I'm a seldom flyer so its a little unsettling for me going into that white room.
  12. Wow, looks nice. Way to get after it. Seems a shame to paint such purdy wood. Did you scarf that small panel on the side?
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    West Coast 8m fleet

    Pics of the salad bowls & fish please.
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    Cats between 30 -35 feet

    Ran across this and thought of this thread: