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    Just noticed Wildflower's passage to her new...

    Just noticed Wildflower's passage to her new owner. I well remember first meeting the original Wildflower, and the Redcrest, in 1987 in Moorea although it seemed you mainly commuted on your...
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    My first landfall on both Transbacks was Two...

    My first landfall on both Transbacks was Two Harbors, Catalina. What a great place to decompress after the 25 (plus or minus) day passage from Hanalei Bay. My personal preference is the leeward...
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    Hi Randy, I know this is off topic but it's time...

    Hi Randy, I know this is off topic but it's time I confess that every time I see your forum name "captleasure" my messed up mind sees "cattle pleasure". Don't know why and the image is kinda creepy...
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    Thanks for the memories, Skip. When we spent two...

    Thanks for the memories, Skip. When we spent two weeks there in 1988 on the way from NZ to Hawaii, the only residents were two wonderful dogs, Army and Palmyra. They would herd small sharks in the...
  5. Thread: What I Saw

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    Hey Mike, I had more than a "diesel leak" since...

    Hey Mike, I had more than a "diesel leak" since Hawaii - in fact my diesel died last August on the way to Catalina. Spent the last three months of 2019 pulling my 35yr old Universal Model 40 and...
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    Actually I was thinking of flying over (just...

    Actually I was thinking of flying over (just cancelled my reservations for this year) and helping out at the yellow house and the on the crash boat. But who knows, with another year to get the...
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    As painful as that may be, it would seem the...

    As painful as that may be, it would seem the right decision given all the facts. Maybe the extra year to prepare will be welcome to many of the entrants and that is our silver lining. Stay safe and...
  8. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Dave, You are right of course. Why would we...

    Dave, You are right of course. Why would we expect anything less? All the best in your preparations for the SHTP and passage to Hanalei.

    Bill Meanley
    Dolfin, Pacific Seacraft 37
  9. Thread: Hedgehog

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    David, I would think the SHTP committee might...

    David, I would think the SHTP committee might give you a waiver on any kind of "qualifier". If memory serves me right, you won the last SHTP you entered and your qualifications are beyond question. ...
  10. She does look good. But so does Tortuga - what's...

    She does look good. But so does Tortuga - what's up with her?
  11. Thread: Seminars

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    The Marina Village Inn is right next door to the...

    The Marina Village Inn is right next door to the Oakland YC so is the most convenient - if rather modest.

    Bill
    Dolfin, Crealock 37
  12. I also read the forum, almost every day. My...

    I also read the forum, almost every day. My take-away is that the SSS is really special, there is nothing else like it on the west coast. It's sad that traffic makes it harder for many to attend...
  13. At the risk of whatever, my instincts are the...

    At the risk of whatever, my instincts are the same as the Hedgehog. Doing the SHTP from San Diego makes it even harder to get to the starting line but after so many years of dreaming there was only...
  14. Guess we better pack an alarm clock for those 3am...

    Guess we better pack an alarm clock for those 3am arrivals. Happy to help any way we can.

    Bill Meanley
    Dolfin, Crealock 37
  15. Brian - My first thought is Friday is not a good...

    Brian - My first thought is Friday is not a good day to start the race, or any ocean passage. There are some serious superstitions involved. Be that as it may, Patty and I plan to be in Hanalei the...
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    Skip, I totally agree about the movie, Maiden. ...

    Skip, I totally agree about the movie, Maiden. Patty and I saw it on opening night here in San Diego. The reviews said it might be good but it was even better than I had hoped.

    Bill Meanley...
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    Great job Bob on first leading the race and then...

    Great job Bob on first leading the race and then dealing with the autopilot and sleep issues. I hope this means you will be sailing to Hanalei Bay next summer.
  18. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    So true. All of us "weirdos" may not fully...

    So true. All of us "weirdos" may not fully understand why we spend so much time and money (and risk) for this race - we just know that we have to do it because it's there.
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    We were all nuts, some of us just got lucky.

    We were all nuts, some of us just got lucky.
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    That absolutely counts. I was thinking of just...

    That absolutely counts. I was thinking of just flying over to Kauai next year to shake everyones hand and pat them on the back. I know that doesn't count - unless maybe I go out on the Sea Squirrel...
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    I stand corrected. Oh well, you can still be the...

    I stand corrected. Oh well, you can still be the second but then you would probably have to sail all the way to New Zealand to cross the "whole ocean". I think the SHTP is fine just the way it is. ...
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    Hi Mike, I think your idea is super and I have...

    Hi Mike, I think your idea is super and I have already made some additions to the initial set of survey questions you sent.

    Bill
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    Gee Carliane, that does put you in a very select...

    Gee Carliane, that does put you in a very select group. And the way I see it, in two years you could be the only female in the history of the world to have done it twice.

    Bill
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    I had nothing better to do last night so I dug a...

    I had nothing better to do last night so I dug a little deeper into the spreadsheet of the SHTP results through 2018 that David Nabors recently updated. In the 40 year history of the race 224...
  25. Thread: What I Saw

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    Thanks so much Jackie. Kind of makes you wish...

    Thanks so much Jackie. Kind of makes you wish you were still there in that "other" world.

    DolfinBill
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