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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:13 PM
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was that the book about tall ships? I put in down for a minutes and then it was gone. it looks like a nice book, you scored.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Naaaa, Great American Yacht designers... I few of my heros there- not "the" hero though.

Sorry I missed out on the Owens due to my "indecisiveness" but she went to a good home!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:51 PM
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nice stuff being sold, and the items that did sell were very low in price. maybe the word will go out that good deals are at our show/swap . $11.00 bucks for a boat.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:38 PM
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$11.00 bucks for a boat.
can't beat that... and it was an excellent boat too!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Craig, as you saw, I worked around the conflicting scheduling.
I did have concerns but nothing came of them and nothing succeeds like success - Good job, Rob

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:57 AM
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more is better

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Reminder: Swap meet today at sfmyc clubhouse!

The swap-meet was a success by any (all) standards.

Note-South County RC (AC) holds a swap-meet in the spring before flying season AND in the fall after flying season.

Lets consider opening our season with a swap-meet and closing (like this year) with a swap-meet.

Clearing the "garage" before the season and at the end of the season is a good thing.

Jerry, e-wop (enthusiast without portfolio)
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Observations About the Swap Meet

Thanks for the kind words, guys! I think more promotion would have gotten more sellers, but because of the two meetings (board and general), we would have been hard pressed to fit them in.

I actually screwed up, because I missed the memo in the newsletter about starting in the afternoon. I've been stretched pretty thin with volunteer work lately, and constantly run behind in reading newsletters. So, I did what I tend to do with repeat events that I'm in charge of, and took short cuts by using the previous year's email broadsides, graphics, photos, text, times, etc. This year I shamelessly purloined Craig's excellent Swap Meet graphic, brought it into Photoshop, and added text. In other words, I don't do work unnecessarily, because I simply don't have time.

All that said, I would never have chosen to schedule a swap meet to run concurrently with two club meetings and a sailboat race. However, as it turned out, we had buyers and sellers who inadvertently attended their first club board meeting, and/or general meeting, so there was more community building than usual. In addition, holding the swap meet the way we did, with most sellers setting up before the meetings started, meant that club members who may have only come for the meetings were exposed to all that stuff for sale. The result was a higher number of buyers, which translated to a higher number of sales.

By ending the silent auction at 1:00 PM, the "beer can" sailors had a chance (and the space) to prep their boats, and swap meet attenders got to walk to the lake and watch the races, or play with their new acquisitions.

All in all, everything worked out. The club made $86 on the silent auction, which would have paid for the snacks and drinks, had I remembered to procure them. And I personally took in $150, to boot, which enabled me to turn around and buy stuff I wanted. So, I intend to take the very same approach next year, if it's approved, and publicize the beer can race too (assuming it happens).

Rob
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:59 AM
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Anybody in the Club have a (lend-able) small (1 - 2 cubic ft.) cement/concrete mixer??
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:00 AM
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nice work!

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All that said, I would never have chosen to schedule a swap meet to run concurrently with two club meetings and a sailboat race. However, as it turned out, we had buyers and sellers who inadvertently attended their first club board meeting, and/or general meeting, so there was more community building than usual. In addition, holding the swap meet the way we did, with most sellers setting up before the meetings started, meant that club members who may have only come for the meetings were exposed to all that stuff for sale. The result was a higher number of buyers, which translated to a higher number of sales.

By ending the silent auction at 1:00 PM, the "beer can" sailors had a chance (and the space) to prep their boats, and swap meet attenders got to walk to the lake and watch the races, or play with their new acquisitions.
Rob,
How much better can it be? The 7 beer-can skippers adjusted because a beer-can race is informal and fun by definition. The point is for everyone to have a good time doing this-or-that and that we did. Please consider a "season opener" swap-meet AND season ending swap-meet. Some of us want to "clear-the-garage" at the beginning of the season while others want to "clear-the-garage" at the end. Its all good.

Jerry, e-wop (enthusiast without portfolio)
SBOD&WOD 2012 off-season beer-can race promoter
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Surf boats !

A bit of a change of subject, I know there are more than a few members who are into the CG rescue boats ( Mr. Leggo, Fodigo ) last night on KQED I saw a Rippin show called "Guardian of the Gates: The Surfboats".

Here is some text:


"This documentary takes a look at one of the elite Coast Guard Search &Rescue crews that conduct over 600 rescues a year. Filmed at the nation's second busiest Coast Guard station - located right next to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco - it gets an inside look at what makes these search and rescuers put their lives on the line every day."

Great onboard footage !

Gave me a GREAT appreciation for what these guys do every day, Anyone on a boat out there is Lucky these guys exist.

It will air again several times this month on KQED.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:13 PM
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Training off of Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Coast Guard (1 min 51 sec)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:32 PM
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 06:41 PM
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Set your DVRs for 11:00pm Thursday night for the Guardians of Gates

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:57 PM
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It is not playing in my area yet.
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Two of my Motor Lifeboats are currently dry docked and being refurbished...
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