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  1. PaulK

    where in the world

    Palm trees and volcanic cliffs... Polynesia? Didn't think Papeete had such fancy road infrastructure, however.
  2. PaulK

    Rules question - defining the start line after the start.

    Maybe, but that is not what they did. The question as to where the line that the OCS boat had to recross remains.
  3. PaulK

    Cruising a Beneteau 40.7

    We looked at a 40.7 to possibly replace our J/36 and decided it was not a good choice. There is minimal stowage below. The J/36 had space behind the settees and below the V-berths, and under the quarter berths and cockpit too. There was also a hanging locker, as well as cupboards and shelves in...
  4. PaulK

    where in the world

    Lac D'Annecy?
  5. PaulK

    Rules question - defining the start line after the start.

    It doesn't seem that the OP's question has really been answered. In his case a competitor snagged the mark and it moved to windward, so the RC "knew" it was out of place and that the OP hadn't returned far enough. What if the mark wasn't well anchored and the tide was moving it? Most SI's...
  6. PaulK

    where in the world

    Shebeen is correct! You can see the indent for Rockport and to the distant right the Owl's Head peninsula. To the left, Vinalhaven. Great view from up there.
  7. PaulK

    where in the world

    Yikes! I will have to take more pictures. There must be some dinghies somewhere in this shot: I will be having spotty internet access until Friday, so please be patient.
  8. PaulK

    where in the world

    Maybe something in Piraeus?
  9. PaulK

    where in the world

    Looks like Mediterranean from the topography and architecture.
  10. PaulK

    Start watches, gill race timer no longer made?

    Timex Ironman works well for most. Simple to operate and fewer quirky features that aren't that helpful. A LOT less expensive.
  11. PaulK

    where in the world

    Chris is correct! The photo is taken from Chappaquidick Island, looking across the entrance channel to Edgartown. Go Chris! Sorry for delay responding. We are in Maine with spotty internet.
  12. PaulK

    where in the world

    Not Cape Poge. Cape Poge is not on Martha's Vineyard, btw.
  13. PaulK

    bench hinges for interior seating cushions

    Perhaps the hassle with cushions is why many designers put tanks under the berths, so you don't have to get in beneath them. Maybe the solution is to use stowage under the berths for things you don't access often. Wire cutters for the standing rigging. Engine belts & filters. Spare parts for...
  14. PaulK

    where in the world

    Don't know of any lighthouses that short on Long Island.
  15. PaulK

    where in the world

    and it is not on the mainland.
  16. PaulK

    bench hinges for interior seating cushions

    Doesn't putting the back cushions on top of the seat cushions tend to hold them in place? Without the friction or weight of the back cushions, the seat cushions would tend to slide off the seat whenever they were to windward. Having the seat cushion extend beneath the back also creates a wider...
  17. PaulK

    where in the world

    Shebeen is thinking in the right direction. Further north, however. It is not in Rhode Island.
  18. PaulK

    Sharpest hull colour scheme

    Always thought this one looked nice:
  19. PaulK

    where in the world

    Was suspicious about the way the clubhouse was reached by a walkway, and knew it wasn't Ida Lewis. Burgee matched WHYC so...voilà. Where's this?: not my best picture, but should be recognizable.
  20. PaulK

    where in the world

    Looks like the Watch Hill Yacht Club, Watch Hill RI. They had really good hamburgers last time I was there. (Well after this photo was taken.). This boat may have been tied up on the other side of the clubhouse:
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