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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...
  2. 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...
  5. Thread: Boat plans

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    I am very glad to hear all this. I bought these...

    I am very glad to hear all this. I bought these plans in 1995, when I had sailed just enough to start thinking about a boat of my own. This looked like something do-able for a first-time wana-be...
  6. Thread: Boat plans

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    Good home found. Your skill, experience, and...

    Good home found. Your skill, experience, and enthusiasm tip the balance against waiting for anyone else to claim them. I will be looking forward to seeing your posts about the build, whenever that...
  7. Thread: Boat plans

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    Boat plans

    Complete set of plans to build a 14’ 4” fractional rig sloop with kick-up rudder and center board trunk, in ‘stitch & glue’ construction. Plans include full size patterns for tracing shapes onto the...
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    HI to SD delivery

    Arctic Ace, a 1977 factory-finished Westsail 43 lying Ke’ehi Harbor, O’ahu, needs to get to San Diego this spring.

    The owner is the first and only owner and has sailed her double-handed over...
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    A conversation today veered into a discussion of...

    A conversation today veered into a discussion of single- vs. short-handed sailing in ocean passages, and it reminded me of a nice little essay on the topic by (formerly?) Alameda-based single-hander...
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    Dazzler is 100% correct on both points. Morning...

    Dazzler is 100% correct on both points. Morning Star was a CG documented vessel when I purchased her, and my prior research told me that was unquestionably the way to go for any boat headed out of...
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    Yes, congratulations are indeed in order --...

    Yes, congratulations are indeed in order -- although selfishly I'm disapointed that I won't have the chance to crew for you on an Atlantic crossing. :-) And thanks for including the link to the...
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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    Good call. Option B looks out of proportion.

    Good call. Option B looks out of proportion.
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    Randall Reeves is passing through the Bering...

    Randall Reeves is passing through the Bering Strait today. Seems like a significant milestone, though it doesn't draw the attention of, say, rounding Cape Horn. Puts him back in the Pacific Ocean...
  14. Fantastic! Great job, Brian & Co.

    Fantastic! Great job, Brian & Co.
  15. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    And I'll post my bid to host one of the prep...

    And I'll post my bid to host one of the prep seminars as soon as that happens.
  16. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    We are now 309 days away from July 3, 2020, the...

    We are now 309 days away from July 3, 2020, the tentative start date. The 2020 race needs its own topic on the opening main board of this forum. The 2018 race needs to vacate that space and join...
  17. Thread: What I Saw

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    I have had the Boat US unlimited towing coverage...

    I have had the Boat US unlimited towing coverage since I bought my first keel boat in 2005. It would take some study of the logs of Sea-Curity to determine exactly how many times we invoked the...
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    Yes, Skip, I saw where you said something to that...

    Yes, Skip, I saw where you said something to that effect in the run-up to the 2018 SHTP, so I investigated what bulb was needed as a spare. Expecting to find a plug-in bulb, I instead found a small...
  19. I'm happy to play inspector for So Cal entries,...

    I'm happy to play inspector for So Cal entries, should there be any.
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    Why not a Southern Division under the auspices of...

    Why not a Southern Division under the auspices of the SSS? Just out of San Diego itself there are three of us from the 2018 SHTP, plus other locals with several SHTP's in their wakes.
  21. Thread: Newbie

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    No, that is not a long time from now. And 'ready...

    No, that is not a long time from now. And 'ready to go for the most part' is a lot farther from actually ready to go than one would think. It sounds like you are now where I was in the fall of 2016....
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    In the run up to the 2018 SHTP a friend on the...

    In the run up to the 2018 SHTP a friend on the dock asked if I had a backup to my hydraulic below-deck AP. No, said I, smug in the knowledge that the Monitor wind vane would be my primary means of...
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    Maybe? The 32 has LWL of 26', and the 40 has...

    Maybe? The 32 has LWL of 26', and the 40 has 34'. Using what I think is the formula for theoretical hull speed, of 1.34 x square root of LWL, gives the 32 a hull speed of 6.83 kts, which is 87% of...
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    It has been interesting, if a little confusing,...

    It has been interesting, if a little confusing, to follow Randal Reeves over the last few days. The posts have not been coming in in sequence.

    The most recent report, of the events of May 26, is...
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    As we continue to publicly plumb the depths of my...

    As we continue to publicly plumb the depths of my ignorance, let me see if I'm starting to understand: The polar diagram is produced by a velocity prediction program, giving you the theoretical best...
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