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LETTERS year?

Chad Hedstrom

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Chad — We have no meteorologists on staff. Mike Dvorak of Sail Tactics had been providing us and our readers with occasional forecasts — for free — on the Friday mornings before the really, really big regattas, but Mike has been super-busy with other endeavors lately.

One of the three bridges — actually the Blackaller Buoy — in a northerly.

⇑⇓ MYSTERY BOAT, NEEDS ID The boat appears to be an O'Day 2+2. I owned this model more than 25 years ago and moored it abutting my 50-ft ketch at G dock, Pier 39. The boat was about 10 years old at the time. If it's my old boat, the rudder was com- What kind of boat is it? Latitude Nation weighed in. pletely rebuilt, as the laminate and wood had collapsed, and there should be some clear signs of the rebuild on the rudder. Patrick S. Cole

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Definitely a Balboa 20, Lyle Hess design. I used to have hull #247, now owned by my son and named Sailing With Ambiguity. Hull #16 is hung off a buoy locally in Eld Inlet, Puget Sound (but unfortunately doesn't appear to get used much). A later flush-deck version (same hull) is named the Ensenada 20. A fine, curvy little boat. I'll probably finish my sailing days with one of these. Paul Brogger Mid-Life Cruises, San Juan 28 Tenino, WA (Olympia area)

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⇑⇓ OUCH That picture [above] hurts my brain. Boats approaching the bridge on that course on starboard tack. Guess I'm a summer sailor. Dag Gano

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Latitude 38 March 2019  

The March 2019 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.

Latitude 38 March 2019  

The March 2019 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.