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About Devoforedeckus

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  • Birthday 08/26/1953

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    Castro Valley, CA.
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    505's, 18's, Olson 30's, Offshore racing, Jr programs

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  1. It's built like a Laser. The deck is just glued to the hull. Not too many fasteners. They tried to sail one around the Farallons during the "Tragic Doublehanded Farallons" race. All they found was part of the deck washed ashore near Bolinas. Look elsewhere young Jedi, it is not the boat you are seeking.
  2. How about Amaryllis it was so fast they banned it from racing?
  3. Rich sailors from rich nations trying to buy gold medals. It's the 5.5 meter debacle all over again.
  4. I remember that George Olson and Wayne Kocher had a Cal 20+ named Sopwith Camel just before Grendel. Little bowsprit, masthead kites. They raced it in the midget ocean. That boat had a lot of influence on George's design ideas at the time. It was for sale awhile ago here on SA.
  5. I always enjoyed the "story" of Dave Wahle during the SORC riding his motorcycle down to the boat, stomping down the docks in his bandana, motorcycle boots & leathers and climbing aboard Improbable. He was busily working on the rigging when the owner of the yacht next door asked if he might possibly borrow Dave's rigging knife. Dave pulls out his switchblade, opens it up and hands it to a very wide eyed "proper" yachtsman. Those guys were legendary!
  6. "I'm the owner, I don't grind anything"
  7. I don't want to get ahead of your excellent series of celestial sights, but now is the time to prepare for the Total Solar eclipse happening August 21st, 2017. Already in Oregon and Idaho (and probably many other states) all available hotel rooms have been booked in the cities near the path. Make your plans now! Excellent site: http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm
  8. Here is the face book page of a group of people I hang out with at night. We have some great skies and some good equipment. https://www.facebook.com/pages/KEASA-Kauai-Educational-Association-for-Science-and-Astronomy/265230216218?sk=photos_stream&ref=page_internal “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ― Oscar Wilde
  9. Temptress won the Pac cup I don't remember when (maybe the late 80's). Nice boat. Did very well in the Danforth series as well. The front end would oil can upwind in the breeze, so ring frames and hat sections were installed, after that it was bullet proof.
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