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    That one's bigger, but sure has a lot of rust for...

    That one's bigger, but sure has a lot of rust for three grand. If you happen to be nearby, I'm curious...but don't go too far out of your way. My main concern is the keel bunk being above the...
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    Thanks for the lead! That one turned out to be a...

    Thanks for the lead! That one turned out to be a bit light for my boat, but it was a great lead and almost happened!
  3. Thread: insurance

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    I have insurance through another agent I really...

    I have insurance through another agent I really like, Gowrie, but am eager to give Chris a call. I've spent a lot of time on this project and sadly have also come to the conclusion that the only way...
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    Redtim--great lead, but unfortunately Solo is...

    Redtim--great lead, but unfortunately Solo is right; I'll need something with a bit more heft. I have to assume the boat with all the gear is approaching 8500 lbs, which means I'll need about 12k min...
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    Barcanova Heads West!

    My boat's slow migration toward the Singlehanded Sailing Society has taken another big step.

    It started in July, when my father and some friend started moving the boat south out of Norfolk. Just...
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    Wanted: buy / beg / borrow a trailer

    I am in need of some wheels for my Sun Fast 3200. She's 32' and 7500lbs. The boat is in Houston and coming to the Bay.

    Ideally, I'd like to buy a solid trailer.

    Failing that, I would like to...
  8. Thread: Qualification

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    Qualification

    Right now I am not sure what the future holds for next summer's racing. But I am pretty sure I need to get my boat from one port to another that's about 400nm away. I don't see any race documents for...
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    Rabbit starts are awesome, and THE way to go when...

    Rabbit starts are awesome, and THE way to go when you've got a small crowd or you're starting folks casually without an RC. The only disadvantage is that they do require a fair bit of boathandling...
  10. All of that sounds interesting enough to me. ...

    All of that sounds interesting enough to me.

    The US doesn't really have a pipeline for the offshore Olympic medal, so it'll be interesting to see what evolves. I suspect the big names, or at...
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    I'd be interested if it could accommodate my fat,...

    I'd be interested if it could accommodate my fat, heavy boat (11'5 wide/7.5k lbs). PM sent.
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    My thoughts after posting this message were, meh,...

    My thoughts after posting this message were, meh, looks like this idea isn't going to excite anyone in the theory stage.

    So, guess I should show up for a few events and talk to folks and see...
  13. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    Thread hijacking? That's usually where the fun...

    Thread hijacking? That's usually where the fun stuff starts.

    Istvan, like many of us, probably suffers from extreme memory loss when it comes to offshore sailing. Funny how we remember the big...
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    Did someone say small boat race? Mine's the...

    Did someone say small boat race?

    Mine's the blue one.4109
  15. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    I am particularly terrible at talking about, or...

    I am particularly terrible at talking about, or really even figuring out, why I'm so into this ridiculous, expensive, somewhat dangerous venture of singlehanding offshore.

    I'm the kind of guy...
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    One design, anyone?

    Iím about to start talking at length, always a risk, so let me present my lack of qualifications first, so the discussion thus enabled has context. I am not old enough to be widely experienced (36),...
  17. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    Awesome, thanks guys. That's more or less what I...

    Awesome, thanks guys. That's more or less what I was thinking. I may, actually, have a trailer for it (depends on how I get it out there to begin with!) and I am mostly confident I can get under 13'...
  18. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    *mouth waters*

    *mouth waters*
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    Shtp 2020!

    In 2014, I sold my Moore 24 and migrated to the other coast. I never made it to Hawaii in the Moore--I think I sailed about five shorthanded races, total--but the idea was firmly planted.

    Later...
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    Moore 24 "Hurricane" For Sale

    1982 Moore 24 #110 "Hurricane" is for sale. I'm moving to the East Coast and feel this boat should stay with its pals out West.

    She's a classic-deck and -cockpit Moore that I've always drysailed....
  21. Ronnie, you're hurting my plans for a Moore OD...

    Ronnie, you're hurting my plans for a Moore OD fleet in the next race.
  22. As a dude prepping a Moore for the SHTP that...

    As a dude prepping a Moore for the SHTP that lives in Fernley, I was kind of astonished that someone's doing it in Reno. Excellent! Perhaps we can have a singlehandled tahoe-pac to prep.
  23. Thread: AIS options

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    Sounds like this one may be a winner. Thanks,...

    Sounds like this one may be a winner. Thanks, gents.
  24. Thread: AIS options

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    AIS options

    Does anyone have tips on AIS? I'm equipping my Moore and specifically am looking at the small/light/cheap/low power drain types. From a quick look, it seems to me that the AIS/VHF combos offer a good...
  25. Skip---how do I contact you to grab the kite? My...

    Skip---how do I contact you to grab the kite? My email is talonf4u at gmail dot com
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