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    Re: Cargo pants

    Have you checked out the line of Kuhl hiking pants?

    https://www.kuhl.com/kuhl/mens/pants/

    They have tappered, Klassik and full cut style pants.

    I see several cargo style pants. The Renegade...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Just one other thing to check into... I found that my mast traveler would occasionally hang up due to twist in the halyard as I raised the main. I installed a simple swivel at the attachment to the...
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    Re: Small Four-stroke Outboards

    I have a Yamaha 2.5 outboard. I love this motor, it is very quiet, burns very little fuel and is well made. I recommend going water cooled and water exhaust for the quiet performance. My friend...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Nice boats. I recognize the Hvalsoe 16, this is Big Wave Dave, which was on the Salish 100. Probably the most photographed boat on the trip!
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Any chance we could see the rest of this classic boat?
  6. Re: Travel to France, what is the best SIM card for US iPhone 12?

    Thanks, I think I understand now. My iPhone 12 appears to be good to go for use of eSIM or SIM (not locked).

    Appreciate your help!
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    Tom, Thanks for this info. Does this Airalo eSIM app allow you to keep and use all your normal contacts etc?
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    Thanks for the advice and ideas mentioned above. I see pros and cons with using my existing carrier and paying the international daily fee, which for would be $10/day per phone. Compared to buying a...
  9. Travel to France, what is the best SIM card for US iPhone 12?

    My wife and I are traveling to France soon. We will be hiking part of the GR20 on Corsica. I am interested in getting a SIM card (or eSIM) for about a month so I can call, text and use data while...
  10. Thread: boots

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    Re: boots

    Yes, for me they are the same size. I have always found Keens a bit wider.
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    Re: boots

    Over the years I have gone through the progression of wearing Keens (poor choice now) Merrill Moabs (worn out several pairs), but now I wear Oboz. These are noticeable better quality, fit and wear...
  12. What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    I think I need to apply some treatment my oar leathers and would appreciate hearing about what you use to apply to leathers.

    I have some nice oars that I applied leather Neatsfoot oil earlier in...
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    Steve, You should have joined us!
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    Re: Rowing the Caledonia Yawl

    My wife and I just finished the Salish 100. This was a great trip with some good sailing days. I did row some, and yes I did use my motor for the occasional longer stretches with no wind. Even...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    Day 7 of the Salish 100, Port Ludlow to Port Townsend. Riding the tide through Port Townsend canal.
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    Day 2 of the Salish 100 Henderson Inlet to Penrose Point. Favorable wind and tide. A great day on the water
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Cool hull, is this your Bartender? Mahogany?
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I ain't no fool! But yes, normally I take the lead mainly for the rattlesnakes. Hiking poles are your friend.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    An early AM hike to the alpine to escape the heat.
  20. Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    Nice, is that an actual crepe? If so that is a notch above my cooking skill set.

    I am pretty good at boiling water and heating precooked packaged meals. This is part of the selection planned for...
  21. Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    +1 agree, will you be there again this year?
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    Great menu ideas. Had not heard about waxed eggs before...
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    Hey Canoez, Yep, I have used this several times. The JetBoil pot has a flex heat coil around the base. Very little heat escapes to the perimeter.
  24. Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    Thanks for sharing. Some good ideas for an easy quick breakfast. We will be carrying a medium sized soft sided cooler so I might bring some hard boiled eggs.

    This morning I tried a backpacking...
  25. What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    I am getting my boat and gear ready for the Salish 100 cruise. I have a Caledonia Yawl with ample room for gear etc. Trying to plan out some easy to cook meals. I have a small galley box cook...
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    Re: A Seil in California

    +1 on Marshall's Cove. I personally like to support a smaller business like this. Their paint quality is excellent and wears well over time.
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    Final coat of varnish for my grandson's book shelf. Now I need to concentrate on getting my boat and kit ready for the Salish 100.
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    First coat of oil.
  29. Re: What do folks here recommend for a replacement table saw fence?

    I have an older 10" Grizzly table saw that needed a replacement rip fence. I went with a Shop Fox table saw rip fence kit from Amazon. I think it was around $300. This is a decent fence that works...
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    Overland, I would recommend starting with an inexpensive "ski boat" mirror which Autonomous recommended, and are found in many places like Cabelas and Bass Pro type sites. I am currently using...
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    Re: John Muir Way-also Scotland

    There are wild camping spots along the way. We met some people who did this for some stages. Booking at B&B pubs would be best if you want to avoid carrying a heavier pack with camping gear. If you...
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    Re: John Muir Way-also Scotland

    My wife and I recently completed the West Highland Way. We consider this one of the best long distance treks we have done so far. I would highly recommend booking accommodations before hand. Any...
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    Re: R2ak 2022

    I agree, but he accomplished a lot that I would be proud to claim. He built a beautiful Pathfinder with a Gunter Yawl sailing rig and made it across to Victoria and beyond under tough conditions.
  34. Re: Does anyone have experience in charging the Horizon 870 VHF radio from 12VDC?

    Thanks Rick!
  35. Re: Does anyone have experience in charging the Horizon 870 VHF radio from 12VDC?

    Steven and Rgthom, thanks for replies. I am curious how you regulate the voltage from the 26 V power source.
  36. Does anyone have experience in charging the Horizon 870 VHF radio from 12VDC?

    Hi, I have an older but so far very reliable Horizon 870 VHF GPS radio system. I am planning to use this again on the Salish 100 event coming up in July. Last year I used my single NiCad battery...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Very cool! Holding a small child is a special treat.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

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    A quick wood working project for my son. I used left over pieces of Ash and fitted to a small corner in his bathroom.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Looking at Windy app I don’t see how the outside route will have favorable winds, but of course I am no expert…
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    It actually looks like three boats are taking the outside route…


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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Looks like another day with strong winds in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    Weather conditions in the Strait of Juan de Fuca look rough today. Forecast for winds 25 to 35 kts.


    From the web site:

    Proving Ground Update from Race HQ

    With a weather forecast between...
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    Re: 2022 R2AK - does anybody care?

    The R2AK web site has a live race tracker feed.

    https://r2ak.com/

    They should also post some video updates taken along the way as the race progresses, at least they did prior years.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Yah, OK but I started my forestry career in SE Alaska, where it rained all the time! I loved it.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I envy that rain picture. It would be great to have that type of rain here!
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    Re: A Seil in California

    James, Great progress on your build. I love the boat shed. Your boys are such great helpers!
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Yes, I did several capsize drills last year, and will do more again once the water gets a bit warmer.
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Two old guys riding old BMWs.

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    Re: Skookum Maru

    You do amazing restoration work. I have messed around with old motorcycles and cars but not to the extent that you have! Is that the Mercedes 250C in the background?

    I had a 1980 Mercedes 300CD...
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