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Old Dec 11, 2010, 08:22 PM
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Ok, I started rigging the lights a couple of days ago and found 10' strings of battery operated LEDs at Wal Mart for $6.00 each, which I thought was a pretty good price. Similar lights at Target were the same price for 8' strings, but those would have been too short.

I added a tang at the mast base to hook the mast light string, and drilled one extra 1/8" diameter holes in the mast crane for the top of the string. The front white lights are on a nylon string so that it can stretch and flex and not interfere with the tensioned wire fore stay in the jib luff. The blue string just runs up the back stay and hooks to the mast crane. I had to make 12 new wire hooks to fasten the strings.

Because each string has a three-'C' cell battery pack attached, the next step will be to cut and re-wire the strings to run off a single battery pack which will go down inside the hull. If I can find a pico switch in time, I can make the lights switchable from my radio set

I thought stringing lights on my sailboat would be a lot easier than it has turned out to be!
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Old Dec 11, 2010, 08:57 PM
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Oh yeah! Looking good!

there was a lot of interest expressed about this event at the meeting today.

Let's light up the lake next Saturday!!!
Old Dec 12, 2010, 03:29 AM
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I'd hate to be the bearer of bad news because the messenger usually gets shot...
But I was just watching the news and they said theres a possibility it is going to start raining Friday and itll go through the weekend. Is this going to be a rain or shine event?
Old Dec 12, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 01:28 PM
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I'd hate to be the bearer of bad news because the messenger usually gets shot...
But I was just watching the news and they said theres a possibility it is going to start raining Friday and itll go through the weekend. Is this going to be a rain or shine event?
Today's forecast for the week shows the rain arriving Wednesday and staying through Friday... if it rains Saturday, I'll be staying home
Old Dec 12, 2010, 09:10 PM
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Vince has the RIGHT Attitude, if it is raining figure everyone stays in out of it, if it is just threatening we can make the decesion at Lakeside. But my forecast says it will be out of here on Friday so figure it is a go for Sat., but it all depends on the Rain Gods. See You at the Lake!!!!!!!!
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 01:56 AM
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I'm out.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Morning Vince, just wanted to say hi to someone who lives so close to me, I am in Oakland. Not a SFBC member, but I am watching closely, plan to participate next spring. Have only built one model so far, tried to start a thread but it is somehow "locked" so I gave up...
Boat looks great !
Old Dec 13, 2010, 01:19 PM
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It was these very same negative vibes that caused it to rain at WBOP...

C'mon! Think positive!

Tim B. Looking forward to you participating in events next year. You are certainly welcome to participate in the lighted boat parade this coming weekend, member or not.
Old Dec 13, 2010, 05:20 PM
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It was these very same negative vibes that caused it to rain at WBOP...

C'mon! Think positive!

Tim B. Looking forward to you participating in events next year. You are certainly welcome to participate in the lighted boat parade this coming weekend, member or not.
What's that Aero? you saying you're paying the diver this time?

Actually I have to work would not get there till late.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 09:08 PM
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Hi Tim!
You're welcome to join us at Sprekles or at Lakeshore park in Newark on Sundays.
Today's weather forecast is rainy through the weekend... let's hope things change. I've spent too much time wiring my boat to cancel!
Old Dec 13, 2010, 09:23 PM
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you saying you're paying the diver this time?
that was caused by wind/waves. not by rain alone!

Sorry you won't be able to make it, Hab.

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Today's weather forecast is rainy through the weekend...
Positive vibes Vince, positive vibes!
Old Dec 13, 2010, 10:15 PM
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I just was looking at SF craigslist and someone in Berkeley has just listed a 56" "pond yacht" for sale. The description says it has a glass hull & servos installed. It looks good in the photos. It's not my ad, and I don't know the seller. I just thought someone reading this thread might be interested. You can find the ad here.......
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/2111625067.html

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Old Dec 13, 2010, 11:01 PM
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 11:07 PM
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I just found a "Baltic Sea Trawler" model in the Tools listings. It's located in San Rafael. You can see it here.... http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/tls/2110679505.html

Once again, it's not mine & I don't know the seller.

Ken


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