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    Hurricane Kay near San Diego

    Weather is hard to predict, I get that. As Hurricane Kay meanders north the various predictions get more & more disparate. Seems like it will be less than 30kts, maybe half an inch of rain. I guess the big question is how warm the water is & how quickly Kay will dissipate. Won't the Longshore...
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    Sail Drone #1033 In San Diego - Do they race these??

    Caught this Sunday in SD. Velos was towing it (why Velos? Not really a tow boat) then passed to the sportfish. Pretty cool to see it in person, then it occurred to me that a multinational around the world competition might be interesting. Maybe a box rule with remote inputs & weather...
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    What type of adhesive for antal car & slider?

    So the slider that fits inside the Antal car has become disengaged from car itself. I’ve tried Gorilla glue, Superglue and a two-part (epoxy?) glue, but the slider keeps disengaging from the car itself. It seems to slip about two thirds of the way out and then the additional friction from the...
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    Video: Single Handed form Australia to Fiji

    Sorry if this is a repost covered elsewhere on SA. Was watching some old Simple Minds videos on you tube and this came up: Single Handed Sailing from Australia to Fiji Thought it was worth sharing
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    What is the likely type of stainless of a roll / grab bar under a dinette?

    Lots of corrosion in / on the screws for the roll / grab bar base under the dinette. What is the most likely type of SS tubing for that roll / grab bar so I can get the most appropriate replacement screws so as to minimize corrosion? After 15 years the heads of the current screws began to pop...
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    burden of cost increases?

    So I'm aware of some fairly steep prices increases & shortages across the spectrum of items: tri-tip is $25 a lb at costco and a 12' 2x8 heart redwood is $100 at HD (or so I'm told). I couldn't even find a SS 8mm or 5/16 nut at WM and forget about finding the matching 2 1/2 inch or 60mm SS...
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    lots of spring in that sheer; what is it?

    Some homeless hobo types have been towing this thing up and down the RR ROW in Encinitas. Their van is full of crap so they sleep on the boat.
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    what to use for the tack line

    Zero on a furler, not happy with the amount of stretch my current tack line has since stretch causes the continuous line furler to misbehave. 33' boat, 10,000lbs /  4500kilos MH zero on a sprit what are you guys (who have a zero on a furler) using? or reccomend?
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    can anyone identify this?

    This is the receptacle / pocket end for a full length (top) batten. The backing plate popped off while out sailing yesterday No mfgr id anywhere Inside the mechansim part there is a small circle like a clock with an arrow pointing at "3" which I take to indicate the appropriate batten size
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    we're all gonna die

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    Snap Shackles popping open?

    So I've had snap shackles pop open on me at least 3 times. Spinnaker sheets, zero sheets, etc. Is this typical or am I somehow being a ditz? When I look at the shackle and the incident the only thing I can think is NFW.
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    calculating movement of the center of effort

    What is the correct formula for calculating the movement of the center of effort of a sail plan from a 140% overlapping Genoa to a 100, maybe 105% “nonoverlapping” jib?
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    it just hit me

    it just hit me that all the gear & stuff does me no good if I don't have the time to use it fancy APs, chartplotters, black widow, zero on furlers......fun but pointless dream on, dammit
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    Shorthanded Anarchy?

    Did you all know there is a shorthanded anarchy forum??!!
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    USS Midway hit again?

    That's what we heard. Dock talk is they hit the Midway at the exact same spot IIRC last year's smash up also involved a 41.1. Way to go guys. Way to go.
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    Source for rope hangers?

    anyone have a source for these rope hangers? I made some out of wood balls that I cut in half and the machined with a dremel and then painted (the ones on the right & left, not the 2 in the middle) but as you can see they are cracking and I'd like to get the real thing this go round...
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    Catalina 30 variants?

    Did Catalina ever make a 30 with a higher topsides, ie, more freeboard than some other Cat 30s? I know all about TM, BS etc but wondering about freeboard variants, if any..
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    does a

    does a self tacking jib with a traveler & car have to be double ended?
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    halyards reccs?

    A couple of weeks ago the cover on a spinnaker halyard parted where it was held inside the clutch. I stitched a cover on at that point but then yesterday the cover and the core on the main halyard parted at a turning block. Neither event occurred in very strong winds Time for new halyards I...
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    halyard reccs

    A couple of weeks ago the cover on a spinnaker halyard parted where it was held inside the clutch. I stitched a cover on at that point but then yesterday the cover and the core on the main halyard parted at a turning block. Neither event occurred in very strong winds Time for new halyards I...
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