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    Best Sailing Sunglasses??

    Native Its an American brand and not owned by the Italian monopoly that tries to control US sales via SunGlasses Hut and Walmart and the other store fronts they own. Oakley was put out of business by them, and now the brand owned by them. Maui Jim too! Boycot those brands.. Support the American...
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    Oh dear Honda out trucks Toyota, Chevy and Nissan

    With that argument my 7yr old Subaru still has it beat. It does Colorado trails easily, beats the Honda in mileage easily, rear seat is huge compared to the Honda, oh and yes we tow with the Subaru too. 1300lb loaded camp 4x6 trailer we do trip averages at 21mpg towing. So the honda is kinda...
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    Oh dear Honda out trucks Toyota, Chevy and Nissan

    Three reasons #1 The Family had $$$$ tied up in Tesla #2 Numi was shuttered and had no chance of any existing companies wanting it #3 Was reported a big interest of the Family was Elon's process or methods to drive creativity and product development. Even the Family knows people view Toyota...
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    Oh dear Honda out trucks Toyota, Chevy and Nissan

    I went to school with a production engineer that ran the line in Freemont ca. The frames were sourced and hauled in daily from a couple of small shops, some body work was rolled on site, beds were hauled in daily like the frames. I worked across 880 from the plant drove past toyota rigs loaded...
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    Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    Swing keel thats my solution. Hull is more likely to be engineered to actually support the keel. Its fused..... That and I can raise it for a shallow harbor access. Seems like a simple solution to me. Pogos are nice.
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    Oh dear Honda out trucks Toyota, Chevy and Nissan

    Narrower than the really wide full size rigs. Around the bay area thats a big parking deal. An over heated AT on a brand new and empty truck would suggest the Honda is no more than a lifted Accord with a bed vs trunk. Nothing worse than simply lacking cooling capability for an unloaded drive.
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    Oh dear Honda out trucks Toyota, Chevy and Nissan

    Not really.. The AT overheated on TFL during their comparison test driving empty up a dirt road. It was first to be parked. The Canyon caught its low airdam, next and they parked it 《 easy fix. The Taco and Frontier went the whole way. The old Frontier got the most votes for one major reason...
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    A cloud formation to make you shit your pants

    I know two close friends run over by a water spout. One was on a 40ft charter. Lost all their dodger gear, they dumped sails just before being hit. The other friend was on a U20, they were rolled twice. Boat is still racing today everyone was ok. Scary but being prepared is key
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    Can someone explain the economics of this?

    Some young gal in our area won one two yrs ago. Wife suggested she talk with me. She knew nothing about boats. So the broker the show uses offered to store it for her for $450 a month!!!! I told her she was getting dragged over the coals on dry yard fees. I was even headed to that area for a...
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    ~34'~ Coastal Cruiser

    Skip the newport. As one designer said to me. Why look at a brand that targeted the low end of the 80's hey days. He had a good point. Olson 34 is an awesome boat great sailor. The Catalina 34 is a solid CA boat, not exciting but not a bad boat either. Large group of them do low key racing in...
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    Wells Fargo bullshit

    Never had an issue with them. My First Interstate money was lost, the local WF bank branch manager paid my bills by hand till they found my money took 4 weeks! With our recent loss of grandpa and my wife being the trustee. I will say this.... People die..... Banks have policies in place to...
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    Another stolen boat.

    Wow wild story. Makes me happy I skipped trucking a boat to CA from the great lakes even after looking at a couple of boats.
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    Lone yachtsman rescued from upturned vessel

    Looks a little small for a mini. Looks narrower. Elan 21? The narrow nearly vertical rudders makes me think Elan, or 18-20ft something
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    Fu-c-( San Francisco bay!! I need to get my boat OUT!!

    That ^ and if the boat was one of the many sitting dry docked in Alameda. Make sure it floats before you sign for the slip.
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    Croatia captain tipping question

    Dijo they still do the stern tie off the rock wall and moring lines off the bottom across from the main Quey in Havar? Agreed not a place to be with weather given any anchors outs get blown out. I messed up spelling sorry. Korcula was great. Brac was very cool also. Vis was ok but a tad...
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    Croatia captain tipping question

    Depends which way you go? Right or left? Up the coast is to the more remote islands think protected parks. Head down coast lots of awesome ancient cities, massive history etc. Lots of hidden deep water coves all up and down the coast. Ston was a favorite and not a common stop. But the river...
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    Looking for my next boat

    What region are you in? I've never been a big Jboat fan but the J/70 is basically designed for your exact target audience. And are not rare hard to find boats. The U20 is the original and still very relevant option to consider. Keel down they will all be over 5ft. But keel up most are 2ft or less.
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    Croatia captain tipping question

    5 days? And why do you need a captain? We did two weeks just the wife and I. Possibly the easiest place to charter and cruise ever! More islands and nice quiet places to anchor than you can count. Go any time end of June -July avoid August <- gets busy Italians visit in August. Even the busy...
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    A suggestion for the next Perry boat

    Bob there are some truly awesome 30-40 footers today. I find my self wondering what the Millenials will car top, or nest on the tent trailer. And make new generations of sailors with? I like the PT11 nesting dinghy but its too small to day cruise with 4. Too small to do a lake water access...
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    SLO Town / Moro Bay sailing

    Cool area G. I was down there with the wife staying in Cambria for a few days. A skinny water sailer would be a great way to see the Bay. I would have jumped at the chance to rent one for 2hrs when we were there. Kayak rentals were the SOP and dang $$$. I dont get why plastic Kayaks are so damn...