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    *ATTENTION* We have had an unfortunate medical...

    *ATTENTION* We have had an unfortunate medical incident that may be of concern. At ACE hardware we bought two SPRAYMASTER, "The Chemically Resistant Sprayer" "High Output" "5 Year Guarantee" for...
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    If you haven't checked out Kathi's video of the...

    If you haven't checked out Kathi's video of the largish bird resting on PJ's head and nesting in his hat on their delivery of CHANGABANG to HMB, itsa hoot. Good images of the deck layout.

    What...
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    Overnight, the northerly much diminished. When I...

    Overnight, the northerly much diminished. When I rose at 0300 to check around, the sloop that had anchored on WILDFLOWER was peacefully hanging about 40 feet stern. The sun rose over the island,...
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    The next time I encountered an FOB anchor was...

    The next time I encountered an FOB anchor was most unusual.

    Caleta Partida is a circular, near landlocked anchorage, remnant of an extinct volcano. A chilly, midwinter, 3 day northerly was...
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    Thanks, Synbad, for the photos. Do we know if...

    Thanks, Synbad, for the photos. Do we know if ENVOLEE has made it back to San Diego?

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    The photo of CHANGABANG's two FOB anchors (French "Bureau Veritas") brings to mind two memorable...
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    To the R2AK faithful united in isolation, The...

    To the R2AK faithful united in isolation,

    The echo in the pasta aisle is new, as are the nods and waves which have taken the place of handshakes and bearhugs. Port Townsend, home to the R2AK’s...
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    Our friends in Hanalei are used to flooding...

    Our friends in Hanalei are used to flooding ....at least 6 major floods in the last 14 years. The mouth of the Hanalei River, at the end of Weke Rd., is shoal. And when it rains and rains on the...
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    It was a wet and windy night here at CBC on the...

    It was a wet and windy night here at CBC on the coast of Monterey Bay....Saw CHANGABANG on AIS making good speed north, 12 knots at times, until 8 a.m. this morning. 4 miles SW of Half Moon Bay, PJ...
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    Sorry to hear from Nat and Synthia on ENVOLEE...

    Sorry to hear from Nat and Synthia on ENVOLEE that the wind gods have not been in their favor in the ongoing San Diego to PV Race. They are on their 7th day, making 2 knots, 270 miles to go, with an...
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    Hi Carol, A "reaching strut" is a useful spar...

    Hi Carol,
    A "reaching strut" is a useful spar for increasing the angle the afterguy makes with the spinnaker pole, especially when reaching with the pole on or near the headstay. The inboard end...
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    Congrats to Tom K. winning the triple ginger...

    Congrats to Tom K. winning the triple ginger snaps! Yes, the lovely schooner in question was named MAGIC and won the first America's Cup in 1870, held off Staten Island, NY. The 1870 America's Cup...
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    I'm sorry, Sir, but that is not the correct...

    I'm sorry, Sir, but that is not the correct answer. You can try again if you wish.
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    Listen up and read carefully. 5190 For a tin...

    Listen up and read carefully. 5190

    For a tin of TJ's Triple Ginger Snaps, what is the name of this schooner, first to win the America's Cup? And what did she have in common exactly 100 year's...
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    5188 Here's one for the record books and for...

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    Here's one for the record books and for PJ to challenge: The World Sailing Speed Record Council has just confirmed a record time for sailing solo around the world westabout in a 40-foot...
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    PJ reports CHANGABANG is motorsailing off...

    PJ reports CHANGABANG is motorsailing off Catalina with the wind dead aft at 8 knots and all well. Rob T.and Lee are also aboard. Their current weather window looks good for getting north with SE...
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    5186 Oh, dear. What happens when your 230',...

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    Oh, dear. What happens when your 230', $80,000,000 megayacht gets hauled for a fresh coat of bottom paint and something goes awry. No injuries except to the Saudi prince's floating palace. ...
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    +1 Well spoken, good Sir.

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    Well spoken, good Sir.
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    Thanks much to DAZZLER for the additional info...

    Thanks much to DAZZLER for the additional info regarding the Big Island's Koa Preserve and its inhabitants!

    Also, thank you to Howard Spruit for forwarding Santa Cruz Yacht Club's stated...
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    Correct! Thanks, Tom. Yes, Duke Kahanamoku won...

    Correct! Thanks, Tom. Yes, Duke Kahanamoku won 3 Olympic Gold medals (and 2 silver) in swimming. Amelia Earhart was first woman to fly solo both the Atlantic and Pacific (Hawaii to Mainland.)
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    Hint for the bonus points: The outrigger canoe in...

    Hint for the bonus points: The outrigger canoe in which the two yet to be recognized crew are paddling is constructed of legendary, highly revered, and sacred wood, native to and growing only in...
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    5177 Who are these people? Hint: one a triple...

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    Who are these people? Hint: one a triple Olympic Gold Medalist. The other made significant solo Atlantic and Pacific passages. Bonus points for the canoe construction material.
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    3 pm, Friday, 3/06. STAR LIMA, with CHANGABANG...

    3 pm, Friday, 3/06. STAR LIMA, with CHANGABANG on deck, secured at San Diego 10 St.Terminal. Yippee!
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    PJ, if you're listening, the cargo ship CHILBROK...

    PJ, if you're listening, the cargo ship CHILBROK GALAXY is occupying STAR LIMA's berth in San Diego. CHILBROK GALAXY was scheduled to depart at 0300 this morning. But for some reason is...
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    As PJ is currently driving a rent-a car to San...

    As PJ is currently driving a rent-a car to San Diego to meet CHANGABANG, I hope he doesn't mind my sharing a brief update. STAR LIMA will arrive in port sometime tonight and offloading will begin...
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    5168 This is Changabang, the mountain. ...

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    This is Changabang, the mountain. CHANGABANG the boat, aboard the ship STAR LIMA, is currently 40 miles abeam Cabo San Lazaro, 1/4 the way up the west coast of Baja, and 575 nm from San...
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