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    Sad News: Ben Mewes passed 5/3/2022

    Ben and I were on our way to Port Orchard WA to begin our new cruising life aboard our Monk 40’ Pilothouse CAMELOT. We were once again traveling north from Mexico towing our travel trailer, this time...
  2. Thread: New Boat 4 Sled

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    Hmmm. I was there that year, it was a lot of...

    Hmmm. I was there that year, it was a lot of fun. But I remember that John Dukat researched and provided the recipe. A very particular tomato as I recall.

    Good work Bob!
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    Georgia, Cust VanDeStadt 40’ for sail

    Yes, the Mewes have news. This excellent SSS TRANSPAC vet is ready for a new Captain. She’s made an excellent racer/cruiser and just did 320 miles in 48 hours on our recent passage from Guaymas to...
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    40’ main cover for sail

    Brown canvas. Nicely reinforced seams. I don’t know how to add photos! 8’ wide. Good condition but a bit faded. $200.
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    Hi. We have One in brown. 40’ x 8’. Older brown....

    Hi. We have One in brown. 40’ x 8’. Older brown. Not worn out like the green one currently on GEORGIA. $200.
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    Hmmm. Past years Wooden Boat Festivals have been...

    Hmmm. Past years Wooden Boat Festivals have been held in conjunction with the SHTP. The Festival runs on Sunday. Boats arrive Saturday after Transpac entries sail off. Why not this year?
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    My calendar shows June 22, 2018 as a FRIDAY. ...

    My calendar shows June 22, 2018 as a FRIDAY.

    NOt everyone is as superstitious as me but FRIDAY?

    Hmmm.
  8. Thread: Tracker Chatter

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    Or the wry...

    Or the wry...
  9. Thread: Tracker Chatter

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    Love the tracker! Love Galaxsea's stealth....

    Love the tracker! Love Galaxsea's stealth. Everybody's out the gate. Isn't this the Great Longitude Pacific Race?
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    Yeah, I lost my unlimited data when I upgraded my...

    Yeah, I lost my unlimited data when I upgraded my Blackberry. No ifs, ands or buts.

    But Verizon goes anywhere I do.

    When I get back into the cabin I'll send you a text.

    PS life is just...
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    Hello - I can't find the results help, please......

    Hello - I can't find the results help, please... Lucie
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    Here's the thing. If you go by Gayamun and post...

    Here's the thing. If you go by Gayamun and post enough eventually some of us lurkers will figure out your boat name.

    But maybe not. And maybe someone doing the same kind of race prep wants to...
  13. Thread: seasickness

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    We use all forms of ginger: candied, chocolate...

    We use all forms of ginger: candied, chocolate covered (back at Trader Joes), hand made 3 ginger molasses cookies, ginger ale (Canada dry is our favorite, some like Vernors). Not those Chewy Candies.
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    Ahhh...one of my fondest 2nd half openers was on...

    Ahhh...one of my fondest 2nd half openers was on Ed Durbin's Mistral. We were fortunate to be at the head of the fleet as the ship turned. It was a breathtaking couple of minutes as we glided to the...
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    God luv 'im! It was great to see him in Hanalei...

    God luv 'im! It was great to see him in Hanalei last summer, and I knew the Marquesas had some unfinished business waiting for him. Where can I catch up with his travels?
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    Steve, there was QUITE a discussion of this topic...

    Steve, there was QUITE a discussion of this topic in the last Singlehanded TransPac thread. One person life rafts are available, built (I'm told) for pilots who bail over the ocean and are picked up...
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    Now I see who XL is! Lucie

    Now I see who XL is! Lucie
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    Do tell...Cal what?

    Do tell...Cal what?
  19. Thread: SOLAS Flares

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    And...the subject of the cost of flares also runs...

    And...the subject of the cost of flares also runs through the Long Pac MEL discussion thread.
  20. Thread: SOLAS Flares

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    Borrow them fro last year's racers. ...

    Borrow them fro last year's racers.
    Selectively purchase them so that you'll have rolling expiration dates.
    I recall a package deal somewhere...

    Every time I pull out my tether for a night...
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    Oh goodie! A new thread with photos! ...

    Oh goodie! A new thread with photos! Congratulations Steve, too. Terry Cobb is now sailing a 30' Albin he inherited from his dad, as I recall. I wonder if he's started racing it, last I saw him...
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    Ha ha! Mr Wonderful doubts the existence of the...

    Ha ha! Mr Wonderful doubts the existence of the GF too. It didn't stop any of us aboard GEORGIA from watching for it the sunset over Banderas Bay Tuesday March 10. We'd gone to Yelapa for the day...
  23. Thread: Sailing Tomorrow

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    Speaking of Pirates of the Caribbean, one of the...

    Speaking of Pirates of the Caribbean, one of the 25 things you might not know is that if you see 4 Capt Jack Sparrows as you float around you've seen Johhny Depp himself. He's allowed to play behind...
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    I believe that the Moore, Express 27 and SC27...

    I believe that the Moore, Express 27 and SC27 racers are fond of the Jetboil system. I was just a moment ago reading about these on Cruisers Forum. Several cruisers had links which you might like to...
  25. With DSC? Or is it DCS.?

    With DSC? Or is it DCS.?
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