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    Trapeze on Cyclone 13

    looks like a close relative of the Coronado 15. you can get C15  shrouds and trapeze and other pieces parts from catalina direct. as said above, I'd glass in a bulkhead to stiffen up the whole thing and give you something solid to mount the chainplates to.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Really? How skinny is skinny? She's got less than 7 1/2 feet of beam and measures nearly 39 feet LOA...  At least we agree on beautiful :)
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    Coolboats to admire

    speaking of nice transoms and skinny wooden beauties, here's the lovely Lady Van.
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    It was indeed :) As for the Rendezvous, I'd love to -- will just have to see what the date ends up being this year. For some reason, I've had schedule conflicts pretty much every year that I've known about them. Sure looks like a good time, and some truly prime dock strolling. Here's hoping...
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    that's a great picture, Steve. It calls to mind a vivid memory I have of you sailing up Port Susan and onto the buoy in front The Shack. Panope looked just about perfect that day.
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    Dec 5 - WA State Ferry Hits Powerboat

    It appears to me the ferry may well have been responding sooner than much of this discussion is presuming; I replayed the video looking for clues as to when the ferry took any action to avoid the collision and, it seems to me it was actually quite early -- likely well before the video starts. My...
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    Origami Boat Thread

    cold. with coffee.
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    Backstay adjuster- Proper use of.

    "There are a couple of different factors coming in to play..." Including swept spreaders, which add another dimension to the equation. Thanks for adding that, Semi, I totally spaced it -- even though I use it every time I rig my daughter's dingy.
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    Any tips for a November crossing from LA to Oahu?

    alas... no can do that timeframe.
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    Backstay adjuster- Proper use of.

    There are a couple of different factors coming in to play; on different rigs, backstay tension will do different things. To answer your question regarding your fractional rig, I'd say, there is no reason for "prebend". Bending the mast changes the draft of your main sail -- more bend=flatter/...
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    My newest project

    THERE's your problem... when I ride a lot, I sometimes even get down past 215... my carbon frame is a magic blend of lively, responsive, vibration-damping comfortable awesomeness. Even for me though, big aluminum tubes are harsh-o-rama. I do want another nice steel frame someday, though. Don't...
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    My newest project

    yeah, but that won't stop them from stinking...
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    My newest project

    the CA'ers or the cattle? I have most of the things Bob mentioned. I'd ride with Austin to get him west.
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