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    I agree that land values and environmental...

    I agree that land values and environmental regulations have played a large part in small, independent boatyards disappearing. But I think there's another reason: lack of traditional customers. The...
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    I kept my Newport 30 a few berths down from Ron...

    I kept my Newport 30 a few berths down from Ron Anderson's Yard at Clipper YH in Sausalito. The SfFYC bought 2 Solings and converted them to "foil" boats. They'd tow out in the morning and tow back...
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    I was YRA Chairman when YRA began to abandon the...

    I was YRA Chairman when YRA began to abandon the Oly Circle. Yes, dredging, but an impractically large area to even think about. Not just a channel; the whole area; several square miles. The...
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    $237 for a 30 foot slip? Don'e even think of a...

    $237 for a 30 foot slip? Don'e even think of a 30 footer in Sausalito! I "sponge" off the Sausalito YC (where I used to belong) and contribute $$$ to their Youth Sailing Program as partial...
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    Alan, I've never understood the Redwood City...

    Alan, I've never understood the Redwood City Marina. Here's what the official marina website says about berthing. I don't know that you have to join the SYC to get a berth. I'd give the harbor...
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    Last year's Windjammer's Race had 3 PHRO1, 2...

    Last year's Windjammer's Race had 3 PHRO1, 2 PHRO2, and 3 Cruising boats, for a total of 8 entries. And when we arrived early in the morning the Santa Cruise Harbor welcome wasn't too great. We...
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    Paul Kamen has an article on the SSS Website

    Paul Kamen has an article on the SSS Website < https://www.sfbaysss.org/resource/doc/kamen-emergency-rudder> about "soft rudders." I can't upload photos because of their size, but if you explore the...
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    In the early 1960s we lived in Pacifica across...

    In the early 1960s we lived in Pacifica across the street from a Red Stack tugboat engineer. I was a M.A. Film Major at SFSC and thought a documentary on S.F. Bay tugs would be interesting. Walt...
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    Richardson Bay had arks, too. There are several...

    Richardson Bay had arks, too. There are several hauled out and being used at houses (cabins?)l near the corner of Bridgeway and Johnson (actually on Humboldt, but Humboldt has become a parking lot...
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    We put a lot of faith in those we hire to do...

    We put a lot of faith in those we hire to do things we can't do ourselves. My wife won't let me dive on my boat any longer; old age has its benefits. A GoPro on a stick is one way to check the...
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    The Berkeley Marina isn't alone. Fortman Marina...

    The Berkeley Marina isn't alone. Fortman Marina in Alameda (and several other Estuary marinas), Richardson Bay Marina in Sausalito (and several others), Loch Lomand in San Rafael (and several...
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    Actually the Petaluma "River" we see and think of...

    Actually the Petaluma "River" we see and think of is a 12 mile tidal slough running from downtown Petaluma's turning basin to Black Point where it enters San Pablo Bay. Until 1959 is was officially...
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    We're always on Starboard!

    We're always on Starboard!
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    Taking "Head over heels in love with sailing" too...

    Taking "Head over heels in love with sailing" too far.
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    Another thought here. EVERY ocean racing Race...

    Another thought here. EVERY ocean racing Race Committee makes a note of boats not registered that "APPEAR" to be starting a race. Sail #, boat type, apparent # of souls on board, color, etc. This...
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    Some may recall that I served 2 terms as YRA...

    Some may recall that I served 2 terms as YRA Chairman a few years ago. I have also served on many OYRA/SSS Race Committees and as PRO on OYRA races in the past.

    But first a little history. ...
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    Here's Wikipedia's Land's End history. As a...

    Here's Wikipedia's Land's End history. As a retired English Prof. I usually "correct" the ' mistake. Just a bad habit! Defender Industries has a different, but still interesting history.
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    Another thought. I purchased my first set of...

    Another thought. I purchased my first set of "new" foulies from Lands End when it was a marine mail order store in the early 1970s. Some boat parts and a sea bag, too. But then the catalog became...
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    I think we can look forward to more MW closures...

    I think we can look forward to more MW closures and a change in their marketing. They face several challenges.

    1) One, of course is the internet, which includes Defender Industries and several...
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    The YRA Schedule is more than just a calendar. ...

    The YRA Schedule is more than just a calendar. Most of the in-shore races listed also get a Coast Guard Permit as part of the arrangement, so the CG is involved. Off-shore races have to wait. It...
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    The problem with "cut" buoys is not new. When I...

    The problem with "cut" buoys is not new. When I was involved in YRA (circa 1970s - 2000s) there was repeated trouble with Ft Mason and Yellow Bluff. After repeated efforts and thousands of dollars,...
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    One of the nice things about Pressure Drop is/was...

    One of the nice things about Pressure Drop is/was the civility and restraint shown by contributors. There is some joshing, but it always appears to be in fun. Not many rude/crude comments nor...
  23. Thread: It's A Wrap

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    1 kiter down on the way to becoming an "Ace." ...

    1 kiter down on the way to becoming an "Ace."
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    Another unusual wedding proposal gone awry.
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    Berth rates are a "little" higher in Sausalito. ...

    Berth rates are a "little" higher in Sausalito. I've had a boat in Clipper YH since 1982 (a few years away with my trailered Tuna). There are boats that have sat berths for decades. Some are...
  25. I didn't do well in the Statistics course I had...

    I didn't do well in the Statistics course I had to take as part of my "liberal arts" undergraduate study, probably because I was an English major and much more interested in why Hamlet never learned...
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