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    Thelonious II Solo to Oahu and Return

    Here's a video introduction to my new book, "Philosophy of Sailing: Offshore in Search of the Universe."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwCbQ01HTRA

    Here's a video of the solo round trip in...
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    There are arguments against adding a check valve...

    There are arguments against adding a check valve to a bilge pump hose.

    --They clog and fail. This has happened twice to me over the years, and the pump, uh, won;t pump if the hose is blocked.
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    For example at the end of a rope (instead of...

    For example at the end of a rope (instead of whipping)

    Whipping with waxed line takes 1.5 minutes to do, per end, and gives a most satisfactory personal feeling of accomplishment, wisdom and...
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    I don't know why a racing boat would add a bow...

    I don't know why a racing boat would add a bow anchor roller just to anchor in Hanalei. Such an assembly has to be really strong and exists for permanent anchor storage and convenience with a...
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    Moleskin. Small format for carry-around lists and...

    Moleskin. Small format for carry-around lists and notes, large format for logbook. Worth the extra money because we keep these invaluable personal records for a lifetime.
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    For what's it's worth, I rented an Iridium 9555...

    For what's it's worth, I rented an Iridium 9555 phone this summer. Never dropped a call Hawaii and back (well, once or twice during a squall). Much (much!) better than the old Inmarsat Isatphone...
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    Emergency Life Raft for Sale [SOLD]

    This is an Offshore Commander 4-person auto-inflating emergency life raft manufactured December, 2016, by Revere Survival. Serial number: 2C4K068.

    The dimensions are 26" x 17" x 10". Weight is...
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    2017 Hawaii Cruise Video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5m9yT06Khg

    It ain't racing, but it is the same ocean.

    And somebody is planning to swim the route next.

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    + Two cents well spent.

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    Two cents well spent.
  10. Ditto on the gooseneck. Awkward to jury rig, not...

    Ditto on the gooseneck. Awkward to jury rig, not easy to fix even in a slip.

    Current wait for a common cast gooseneck from Rig-Rite (the only supplier for Kenyon): "Backordered. Maybe in stock...
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    There are photos here:...

    There are photos here: http://sports.sohu.com/20161115/n473270520.shtml

    If I guess it right, he was clipped on at the extreme end of the starboard ama--a very insecure place to be on a big tri...
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    Installing Fuel Tank Inspection Ports

    In case you are considering this job, here's a video of my procedure:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1UgjkCZMV8

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    Hmmm. The Manoa passed me at night within a mile...

    Hmmm. The Manoa passed me at night within a mile going 23 knots halfway to Hawaii. Got my attention.

    It had not occurred to me that she might be shedding containers, too....
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    Skip, Please check a private note from me in...

    Skip,
    Please check a private note from me in your mail on this board.
    Best,
    CW
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    Brian, you devil, it looks like you made a...

    Brian, you devil, it looks like you made a straight beeline home. Some day I'll tell you what you missed up at 41N!

    Nice going and a grand time at Nawiliwili with you all.

    Christian
    Thelonious
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    Withdrawn.

    Withdrawn.
  17. "Thelonious" departing July 1, Los Angeles to Kauai

    Hi folks,

    I'm not entered in the race but may be in AIS or radio range in the Hawaii approaches.

    Thelonious
    Ericson 32-3
    MMSI 367592790
    Satphone
    VHF
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