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  1. I was surprised to learn recently in reading an...

    I was surprised to learn recently in reading an account of the naval disaster which inspired Herman Wouk's great American novel "The Caine Mutiny" that typhoons weren't named after people back in the...
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    Rules of Road question

    Does Vessel Assist have special rights when running their yellow/red strobe lights even when not (apparently) engaged in any rescue? The boat I see seems to always have these lights on when out of...
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    I had really been looking forward to the Made In...

    I had really been looking forward to the Made In Santa Cruz Race Week this year so I might get a chance to test my proto-Jester dinghy among its one-design cousins.1880 Anybody know anybody in the...
  4. Went from suddenly hungry to suddenly non-hungry...

    Went from suddenly hungry to suddenly non-hungry in seconds.

    Happy New Year all!
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    Looks kind of ferro-cement-y.

    Looks kind of ferro-cement-y.
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    "In a hundred years, the only way you'll be able...

    "In a hundred years, the only way you'll be able to get out on the Bay is if you first buy a ticket." I scoffed when I first heard it, but not so much anymore.
  7. Similar to asking politely if someone would care...

    Similar to asking politely if someone would care to exchange two tens for a five I suppose. As the letter reads: "You may use our services to renew your USCG registration through our private online...
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    Good point. The humpbacks are said to not really...

    Good point. The humpbacks are said to not really get along with their murderous brethren and sisteren and it seems within the realm of possibility that the humpback thought it was hazing one of them....
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    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?559...

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?5597-Drone-Fisherman

    Fucking hilarious. And the drone pilot who wasn't exactly minding his own business buzzing the pier thinks the fisherman is an...
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    The time is right for anti-drone drones.

    The automatic floating feature gave me an idea.
  11. Fuck me but I was up early that morning before...

    Fuck me but I was up early that morning before the big dog was at work.
  12. Dauphin Island Regatta fatality or fatalities

    Coast Guard: 4 missing after sailboats capsize in Alabama

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Coast Guard crews continued their search Sunday morning for at least four people missing in the water after a powerful...
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    There is a definite trade-off as to where you...

    There is a definite trade-off as to where you place your depth sounder's transducer.

    /s
  14. I often tell people that it will cost 5 dollars...

    I often tell people that it will cost 5 dollars U.S. for them to take a picture of my car, but I've never had the nerve to actually try to enforce it. Maybe Oracle and Artemis feel an even stronger...
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    It could be a practical tender in protected...

    It could be a practical tender in protected waters for a boat large enough to have a drive-up ramp in back.
  16. 1524 Blinky says relax.

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    Blinky says relax.
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    Why do people drive like that?

    I look at their dashboard as they go by ... a stuffed animal, an I-phone docking station, and swinging from their rearview mirror...such a useful device!... some dogshit whose purpose must be to numb...
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    All great comments! 11:30am "I remember...

    All great comments!



    11:30am "I remember how to do this!"

    2:00pm "JESUS! IF YOU GET ME OUT OF THIS..."
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    I'm guessing that any Santana 22 will be able to...

    I'm guessing that any Santana 22 will be able to beat it around the pins of the Berkeley Circle.
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    Excellent--but I'd be interested in seeing a...

    Excellent--but I'd be interested in seeing a follow-up study and tutorial exploring what if any differences there might be when using these techniques in warm waters when the victims are wearing...
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    BS Photoshopped dinghy ad thread

    http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1506&stc=1&d=1426390688

    Or is the secret to planing an El Toro in glassy conditions a loose luff and proper hiking posture?
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    I've heard plenty of good things about it and...

    I've heard plenty of good things about it and will check it out. As Hanno mentions, cartoons can make things more interesting--one of the reasons I've always been a big fan of Patrick M. Royce's...
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    IMHO, barging, by which I mean sneaking in on a...

    IMHO, barging, by which I mean sneaking in on a full-speed reach when other boats are chugging along close-hauled (and not necessarily the situation you had to deal with) can sometimes get you a...
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    At least we aren't talking about bleeding anuses...

    At least we aren't talking about bleeding anuses now.


    oops.
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    I'd expect that since the sunny side of a boat...

    I'd expect that since the sunny side of a boat has worse growth, that light colored surfaces on that boat would make the problem worse.
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