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    Re: Spinnaker Pole Bridle Attachment

    And if you ever load one up and break it on a tight reach it turns into shrapnel. I'm a believer in alloy or carbon poles.
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Some great data on building costs and hours here! This really speaks to the difference between one-off and production boatbuilding and points out the effects of the economics of scale. It also...
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    Re: It Must Be Fall

    WOW! Tough neighborhood. Autumn leaves on black water, geese circling for the southbound migration, last of the dahlias going brown...almost time to fire up the woodstove. Oh...I guess I can't...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    A little video someone put together of the Portland British Field meet. Shows how smoky it was! You get a brief glimpse of my MGB with the huge driving lamps (not even hooked up) at 8:10 over the...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    The first few minutes of this are the bikes...and a few more about 18 minutes in. I'll post it on the Sports Car thread, too.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txohPbN1kjY&t=558s
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    True UHMW might be stiff enough. Most of what you see these days is really HDPE,,,like the "StarBoard" which flexes like mad. UHMW is a bit more like aluminum...even machines like it.
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    More Vietnamese:
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    Re: Calendar Island Yawl 18 - First Sail

    Very nice! I like your color scheme :)
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Shot with a loooong lens, that!
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    Re: H-28 on Portland Or C/L

    I know nothing...but like you....must resist! Difficult as I'm practically with in rock throwing distance!
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    H-28 on Portland Or C/L

    No affiliation, etc...
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    WOW! That presses about the entire gamut of "quirky"!
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    Missed that, Nick :) I've always been intrigued by those and by the airborne rescue boats :)
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    Re: quirky boats we like or love

    How about the Fairey Atalanta? Or does anybody really like them? I'd love to sail one some day :)
    https://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/boats/big-boat-review/fairey-atalanta/
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    That's an amazing amount of space for an 18 footer, Alex. Tad came up with a great concept that you've done a brilliant interpretation of. Really looking forward to seeing some cruising reports! ...
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    Re: Close hauled!

    They are holding down on that wheel, aren't they. Seems like they might want to trim on the mizzen a bit?
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    Re: Sovereign Citizens

    Wait 'til one of them is a victim of a crime and scream for help from law enforcement.
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Sounds like the same boat :) Last time I was up there she was in the water and listed for sale and I was sorely tempted, but the Columbia is noplace for that boat...she needs open water, not a big...
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    Re: NH Craigslist

    OH YEAH! I'd have that, wife or not, were it not on the wrong coast. (WHEW!)
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    Re: GGR 22, Guy De Bour on the rocks

    Dese ain't "race boats" like the new sleds. Old CCA designs that were designed to sail well in any conditions...make damn fine cruisers.
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Is Helma the one the Center rebuilt a few years ago and they sold with an empty interior? Beautiful work they did!
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    Awesome results for your labors, Alex!
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    I clipped this out of my journal this morning and wanted to see what feedback people have:

    "Itís coming up on 8:30 in the morning and while making coffee, I was musing on a couple of memories from...
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Thanks for that Bruce! A great reminder of what the Festival is al about...yes, there are boats, but the people who make, use and care for them is the ultimate focus.
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    Re: the most famous sailing photograph

    A local favorite was from the first Race to Alaska: Hobie 33 in Johnstone Strait:

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    Re: Farmers burning fields

    Fortunately, no. I was down a U of O in the mid '70s and we'd roll up towels and stuff them under doors to try to keep out the smoke. When the wind sifted north (summer winds after all) we'd have...
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    HA! Those remind me (visually...I'm sure these actually float) of the old Elvstrom vests that had vertical tubes filled with open cell foam. The tubes were open at the bottom so upwind, you'd dunk...
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    Re: Moments when you wish you had a camera

    Heading out through the Strait of Juan de Fuca as the sun was setting one evening I had a whale dive under the boat and fluke directly in line with the setting sun. Beautiful sight...but no camera...
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    Re: One detail of stitch & glue method

    I've been told (but have not verified it myself) that the Mirror kits were supplied with polyester resin. From what I've read poly is not the best sealant. My only experience with it was my first...
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    Watching with interest. I've been thinking about one for my Santana and have looked at the usual suspects. My system (in process) will all be NMEA2000 so anything compatible should work. I did...
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    Re: 58 in 3 days

    58 was 16 years ago and too many old injuries have caught me up a bit. I'm waiting for approval for my 2nd knee replacement and when that's done look forward to digging out the ol' bike again for...
  33. Re: How to go insane or try working this one out.....

    Good on ya! The best way to pay it forward. Too many kids (of many ages) out there with no one to show them the way.
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    ...Or...are you gaining on them or not :) I've used a hand bearing compass quite a bit on distance races (when you can see the competition, anyway).
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    Re: Helmet, jacket, and boots.

    I like her choice in bikes :)
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Some great shots! Thanks for that!
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    Re: Boeing 777 9X

    We always used to call those, "Yard Darts".
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    Re: Doggone Funny

    I don't have any, but I'll share that one :)
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    Re: Port Townsend wooden boat festival

    Thanks for those! Bummed that I missed it, but thankful for the folks sharing their memories :)
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    Re: Western Washington Forest Fires

    WHEW! Hope the fires stay away from all that dry bracken! My side yard looked similar, but we got a sprinkle last night that'll help.
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    Re: Sunrises are under-rated

    I was on a delivery at the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca for this one with the sun coming up over Mt. Baker:
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    Re: Skookum Maru

    Great stories Chris and Bruce. Hopefully your guys' tales will become the stuff that kids will recall forty years hence, reminiscing over a brew and recalling the early days at the Wooden Boat...
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    Had the binnacle light go out on a delivery, but my LED headlamp had a red light so we just taped it over the compass and that worked fine :)
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    Re: Western Washington Forest Fires

    Winds here shifted to SSW last night. Brought a bit of moisture and flushed out some of the smoke. Makes breathing a bit easier, but I feel for folks downwind!
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    Had one...loved it! Same color even :)
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    Re: 'free' boat! (5.5 metre)

    That does look like docking (or even trailering) damage, but one-design can be a bit of a pinball game, so anything's possible. Racing in college was always deemed a "contact sport".
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    Re: Leaky Boat

    X3 on the "avoid hardware store caulk". I'm not familiar enough to know if Old Town used any ply for their planks, but you'll want to make sure moisture can't get to edge grain if it is. As Rich...
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    Re: I know nothing: Choosing a PFD?

    I suspect that it's because they'd be virtually impossible to don once inflated. A standard life jacket might be struggled into, but I think an inflatable would just be another floating object. ...
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    Since most of my sailing has been racing, I've primarily used the compass to track windshifts. Nighttime sailing offwind I'm stuck going by compass, but have never liked it. When I have I've had a...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    It's a "Frequent Flyer" at the Portland meet...next year I'll try to remember to shoot the info card for you :)
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