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    This has been great fun so far. Nice weather,...

    This has been great fun so far. Nice weather, pleasant anchoring and mooring around Catalina Island, and plenty of time well spent on punch list stuff from the refit and other little projects. And a...
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    So, it is back to Plan A. Morning Star and I...

    So, it is back to Plan A.

    Morning Star and I will depart San Diego tomorrow for the Channel Islands. On October 27 (or later as weather presents) we plan to leave from there for the Hawaiian...
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    "Persons arriving in the State [of Hawaii] on...

    "Persons arriving in the State [of Hawaii] on recreational boats that have been at sea for at least 14 days do not have to self-quarantine if no one on the boat is ill or experiencing COVID-19...
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    Great fun following this. Excellent pictures and...

    Great fun following this. Excellent pictures and report. Hope to be up there in the next week or so, isolating in such anchorages.
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    Good job.

    Good job.
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    Yes, almost poetry: your wind-powered vessel...

    Yes, almost poetry: your wind-powered vessel being steered by the wind.
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    Yes, at the present. If current plans hold,...

    Yes, at the present. If current plans hold, however, that will change with my departure for Hilo this October.
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    Ross: Do everything you can possibly do to...

    Ross:

    Do everything you can possibly do to make it happen.

    You have a cruising boat, racing might not be your main thing, and you are South of Pt. Conception. That describes the situation I...
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    On average, the last 3 editions of the race’s NOR...

    On average, the last 3 editions of the race’s NOR (for 2016, 2018, and the lost/postponed 2020 race) have been issued 8 months prior to the posted race date. The race date in that span has been the...
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    If anyone heading out has SSB they would like to...

    If anyone heading out has SSB they would like to try out while off shore, PM me and we can try to set up a roll call from Morning Star here in So Cal. I've replaced the mic that gave me trouble...
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    Fingers crossed for a negative test result and a...

    Fingers crossed for a negative test result and a quick return to feeling healthy. Hang in there, Mike.
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    5497 Anchored in Catalina Harbor ("Cat...

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    Anchored in Catalina Harbor ("Cat Harbor"), June 2015.
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    Having spent many nights at anchor in the...

    Having spent many nights at anchor in the former,* and a handful in the latter, it does to me.

    *Clarification: by 'the former' I mean Catalina Harbor, on the west side of the isthmus (top side of...
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    Congrats, indeed. No small thing. And great turn...

    Congrats, indeed. No small thing. And great turn of a phrase, Greg. There should be T-shirts.
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    System says: "AlanH has exceeded their stored...

    System says: "AlanH has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space."
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    Wow. That's awesome. I have had occasion to...

    Wow. That's awesome. I have had occasion to contemplate such surgery on Morning Star, and don't know that I would ever have the nerve to try. Kudos.
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    GPS buy - sell

    For sale: Si-Tex SVS 460C Chart plotter.

    Details: https://www.hodgesmarine.com/sitsvs-460c-sitex-svs460c-color-plotter-winternal-antenna.html

    Like-new condition, with a new power/data cable...
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    +1

    +1
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    Thank you, sir. It was sobering to realize that...

    Thank you, sir. It was sobering to realize that all the plastic I saw out there was created in my lifetime. Your hope for this Earth Day is well taken. Perhaps the powers that be will address the...
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    No. "Boating for recreational purposes" has been...

    No. "Boating for recreational purposes" has been prohibited. Singlehanded sailing is a type of boating for recreational purposes -- or at least it is my intention to have it be such each time I cast...
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    FWIW: San Diego County and the Port of San Diego...

    FWIW: San Diego County and the Port of San Diego have closed San Diego Bay to recreational boating as of today. No exception for single handing.
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    Morning Star will remain in her slip at SGYC, and...

    Morning Star will remain in her slip at SGYC, and I will remain in Phoenix, so long as strict social distancing is appropriate. I had planned on sailing this past week, possibly up to Oxnard and the...
  23. Thread: Surprise!

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    Morning Star's electrical budget for the 2018...

    Morning Star's electrical budget for the 2018 race predicted almost one hour of engine time to charge every day. And that was expecting 7 hours/day of sunshine on rigid solar panels with a total of...
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    The offset twin rudders on Changabang are mounted...

    The offset twin rudders on Changabang are mounted far outboard, and with it's flat bottom the machine is a kelp magnet. A serrated blade on a long pole will need to be part of the gear for sailing in...
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    By 0330 PST Saturday, March 7, Changabang and...

    By 0330 PST Saturday, March 7, Changabang and Morning Star were secured in their respective slips at SGYC. A long afternoon into evening into the wee hours of the morning with more...
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