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    Thanks all, it is wonderful to be home again,...

    Thanks all, it is wonderful to be home again, though I do miss those Hawaiian waters. The passage was much more pleasant than I had expected.

    The stats:
    Time en route: 22 days
    Average VMG: 4...
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    I do have crew! A friend popped out of the...

    I do have crew! A friend popped out of the glasswork at the last moment. I'm starting to see the point of this whole crew thing. So many things take much less time. Neat!
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    Maris heads for home

    Should be departing tomorrow morning from Ko Olina Marina on the SW corner of Oahu, Berkeley bound. Tracking and messaging can happen here: https://share.delorme.com/BrianCline


    See ya soon!
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    Aloha from Nawiliwili, The remaining fleet,...

    Aloha from Nawiliwili,

    The remaining fleet, Frolic, Grace, and Maris, are all snug in slips and within a few boat lengths of each other here in Nawilwili. I saw Brian and Steve this morning as...
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    On YB: Consider working with Delorme. Their new...

    On YB: Consider working with Delorme. Their new Explorer unit I used on the race enabled very easy 2-way messaging, canned messages, SOS, mapping functions, and made for a very nice backup GPS. For...
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    The kit has been taken.

    The kit has been taken.
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    Wait, there isn't some SSSwear included in our...

    Wait, there isn't some SSSwear included in our registration fees? Or there is and this some extra custom stuff?
  8. Does anyone have a general idea of the agenda...

    Does anyone have a general idea of the agenda content and timing for the weekend?
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    Free: Spare VHF antenna kit

    I've got a Shakespeare Mariner 4200 3' 3dB VHF Sailboat Antenna, about 15' of Ancor RG-8X coax, and a Shakespeare PL-259-CP-G easy connector. I've got the other connector somewhere as well. The cable...
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    It is strange and can be quite cluttery on the...

    It is strange and can be quite cluttery on the screen when folks are transmitting from the slip. You should be able to see Black Gold all the time as well in Berkeley. You see me because I'm running...
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    Can we get a tally of boat names and sizes? The...

    Can we get a tally of boat names and sizes? The Berkeley Yacht Club guest dock is booked for that week, but the Berkeley Marina typically has a good amount of open slips. I'd be happy to ask the...
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    Very interesting development! It would be amazing...

    Very interesting development! It would be amazing to see these guys out there. For what it's worth and as far as I have found, there is no mention of human powered craft in the COLREGS. They have...
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    Hi Marshall, I have no experience yet with a...

    Hi Marshall,

    I have no experience yet with a drifter, so take this with a salt lick.

    For the SHTP this year I'm building a drifter (150%) out of 1.5oz nylon and a 135% genoa out of 5.4oz...
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    Safe moorage in Hawaii

    Option A) Instead of departing immediately for WA from HI, I'm contemplating staying in HI during the remainder of July-August, flying back to CA for a two week contract at the end of August, and...
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    Waawaawaaaaa. Looks like I'll have to be...

    Waawaawaaaaa. Looks like I'll have to be safer...and heavier. It does have an inflatable floor option which should help insulate and perhaps make it a reasonable piece of oh-shit-kit for coastal and...
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    I'm definitely getting the picture now. Poring...

    I'm definitely getting the picture now. Poring over good old fashioned pilot charts was also very helpful. I can probably safely carry about 106 hours of fuel. Is there somewhere near Hanalei to...
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    Great tips Bob. I'm listening with great...

    Great tips Bob. I'm listening with great curiosity. Perhaps Peter might expand on cutting through vs. sailing around.
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    Hawaii to Washington

    Has anyone sailed to the Pacific Northwest after Hawaii? I would love to discuss how this changes navigation of the High relative to sailing to SF or LA.

    Thanks,
    Brian
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    It certainly appears that it does and I've posed...

    It certainly appears that it does and I've posed this question the Switlik. Will let you know what comes back. I've also asked about the difference between the model w/ floor (+$200) and w/o floor.
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    Very interesting info, both of you. Here is a...

    Very interesting info, both of you. Here is a little more info from Switlik regarding service intervals and costs.



    They recommend only servicing through Switlik.
  21. Rebate on Vesper Marine AIS Transponders

    Thinking about installing a class B AIS transponder in preparation for the SHTP? Steven Gloor of Vesper Marine San Diego is hooking us up with a tidy little discount. Vesper won't be at Strictly Sail...
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    I just heard back from Switlik. It does not...

    I just heard back from Switlik. It does not include a repair kit, but that doesn't mean one could not be added to the package along with a pump if the RC so requires. This raft is designed to be...
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    Single Person Life Raft

    Switlik makes the Inflatable Single Person Life Raft. Costs less than $1K and weighs about 6lbs. If it includes a repair kit with inflation pump (the oral inflation tubes may be sufficient given the...
  24. Receiving weather fax at sea (without SSB transceiver)

    FWIW, I've had good luck receiving weather fax via a world band receiver and a smartphone or tablet.

    My current setup: Kaito KA1103 Worldband Radio ($80) [Amazon], a Nexus 7 2013 ($250) [Google...
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    Liferaft sought for loan or sale.

    Anyone with a 4 person (or smaller) life raft for sale or loan from June-August for the SHTP? I'll be happy to send you pictures of me and it enjoying exotic locals together.

    Thanks,
    Brian
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