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    Good news for PJ: Just watched STAR LIMA with...

    Good news for PJ: Just watched STAR LIMA with CHANGABANG on deck enter Mazatlan Harbor. The webcam on the El Faro lighthouse has a bird's eye view above the the Mazatlan breakwater entrance.
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    For a current log entry I don't have to dig very...

    For a current log entry I don't have to dig very deep into my duffle of sea stories. Yesterday, to celebrate 75 circumnavigations of the sun, Annie and I had booked passage on the 45 foot whale...
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    Correct! Nat and Synbad will be sailing aboard...

    Correct! Nat and Synbad will be sailing aboard ENVOLEE in the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race. Their class starts March 6, which means if STAR LIMA, with CHANGABANG aboard, is on schedule to dock...
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    The quiz question above, accidentally deleted,...

    The quiz question above, accidentally deleted, was "what two SSS Bay Area singlehanders on what boat will pass CHANGABANG aboard STAR LIMA, likely within sight, on March 6-7, between Ensenada and...
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    Boat: Dogpatch 26 BEAR GARDEN, Designer: Jacob...

    Boat: Dogpatch 26 BEAR GARDEN, Designer: Jacob Van Heeckeren, Builder: Hank Jotz How Many:2 Built at: San Francisco
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    Boat has found a home at Richmond YC.

    Boat has found a home at Richmond YC.
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    Affirmative. MOONSHINE, with B&M Erkelens,...

    Affirmative. MOONSHINE, with B&M Erkelens, finished 1994 Pac Cup in 11 days, 9 hours elapsed, winning first in class and first overall.
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    5150 This fine little ship is not for sale,...

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    This fine little ship is not for sale, and I'm not an agent. Just helping an old friend pass his sweet 26' x 1,800 pound racer/cruiser along for free to someone who will use and lovingly...
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    STAR LIMA is currently anchored outside Puerto...

    STAR LIMA is currently anchored outside Puerto Quetzel and has not yet unloaded before departing northbound for Manzanillo. STAR LIMA's approx ETA San Diego has been shoved back 3 days, to March 10....
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    CHANGABANG aboard STAR LIMA is steaming north at...

    CHANGABANG aboard STAR LIMA is steaming north at 15.4 knots in the Pacific from Panama to Puerto Quetzal, Guatamala. Apparently she will then call at Manzanillo, MX, before embarking for San Diego. ...
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    A Man a Plan a Canal Panama Good news for...

    A Man a Plan a Canal Panama

    Good news for those who've caught a case of "waiting-for-the-boatitis: CHANGABANG, aboard bulk carrier STAR LIMA, is currently transiting the Panama Canal. Once...
  12. Thread: Halyard hitch

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    I can think of half a dozen scenarios where being...

    I can think of half a dozen scenarios where being able to remove a halyard from the head of a sail on a RTW attempt would be advantageous. The only knot that can be released without a knife after...
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    World Speed Sailing Record Council records...

    World Speed Sailing Record Council records "unassisted" Round the World voyages validated by Stan Honey's "Black Box" that is required equipment. The Black Box belongs to the WSSRC and tracks the...
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    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do: Escape...

    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do: Escape insanity gripping our nation.

    Prepped for off the grid, 25 miles from the nearest store, Annie and I towed her canned ham, RUBY, 2.5 hours south to...
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    I'm not sure a polyester halyard is a mistake in...

    I'm not sure a polyester halyard is a mistake in PJ's application. Apparently an old, hi-tech halyard has chafed on CHANGABANG. If I were planning on sailing 25,000 odd miles, I would want means to...
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    CHANGABANG arrives tomorrow at Panama Canal...

    CHANGABANG arrives tomorrow at Panama Canal aboard M/V STAR LIMA.

    https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/STAR-LIMA-IMO-9593866-MMSI-257844000

    If you click on the yellow dot in the center of the...
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    Tom is correct. Pfeiffer Pt. is 7 miles...

    Tom is correct. Pfeiffer Pt. is 7 miles southeast of Pt. Sur. I've poked in there a couple of times, even anchored once for 30 minutes. The bottom is foul with poor holding. Swell wraps around...
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    Though cursed by many stuck in their cars with...

    Though cursed by many stuck in their cars with Highways 17 and 1 closed, as well as many local streets, because of fallen trees and live wires, yesterday was a splendiforus time here in...
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    Though I have not spoken with PJ regarding his...

    Though I have not spoken with PJ regarding his proposed route nor timing, I have studied pilot charts, taken world ocean weather classes, and sailed much of his route from California to Australia.
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    5106 Words fail me...

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    Words fail me...
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    5101 What can happen singlehanded when falling...

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    What can happen singlehanded when falling asleep on approach to Hilo, Hawaii. The 63 foot ketch MIDWAY ISLAND, 34 days from Los Angeles, had its skipper helo rescued in a Billy Pugh net...
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    I'm proud to say younger brother Scott, of...

    I'm proud to say younger brother Scott, of Annapolis, MD., has been nominated for the National Sailing Hall of Fame...competition is stiff with 129 submissions, including Walter Cronkite, Nathanial...
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    Capt. Ivo aboard BARZAN in the Persian Gulf is...

    Capt. Ivo aboard BARZAN in the Persian Gulf is following this SSS Forum and thanks you for your questions and comments. Unfortunately, he has a data limit and couldn't view the BARZAN video I posted....
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    Thanks for your questions and I shall query Ivo...

    Thanks for your questions and I shall query Ivo when he next has time to chat. Currently BARZAN is entering the Gulf of Oman, heading into the Persian Gulf, to the Port of Jebel Ali, port for Dubai....
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    5096 As you may recall, Capt. Ivo (in photo...

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    As you may recall, Capt. Ivo (in photo above sailing Alameda Estuary), of the ultra-large container ship MSC TORONTO, allowed me to visit aboard his ship, 400 miles west of Santa Cruz, Sept....
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