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    Bob Bill Merrick apparently never told you his...

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    Bill Merrick apparently never told you his side of the story of his rescue by the USCG on the return trip from the 2006 SHTP. The fact that he was returning from an SSS event does not relieve...
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    Bob, with respect, the SSS already legislates a...

    Bob, with respect, the SSS already legislates a great deal about how we each sail our boats. 80 minimum equipment requirements for the 2015 Longpac, SOLAS training, qualifying sails to get to the...
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    If Mike's account of the 2015 Longpac is not a...

    If Mike's account of the 2015 Longpac is not a wake up call for the SSS, I am not sure what will be an appropriate catalyst for action. Hallucinations and disorientation are not uncommon experiences...
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    Longpac Mavericks?

    Given that the NOAA forecasts are actually pretty accurate over a three or four day period and the current lack of wind the Longpac racers are experiencing was not a surprise, wouldn't it be better...
  5. Thread: Delorme Gribs?

    by Grace
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    Delorme Gribs?

    Is there any way to download weather forecast grib files using a Delorme InReach by linking it to a laptop or other device?
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    Certa Ceto vounteers to rent and be part of the test. I have been thinking about purchasing the Delorme Explorer unit in any case, so this would be good experience.
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    There are currently only 3 singlehanded entries...

    There are currently only 3 singlehanded entries in the 2015 Longpac which has traditionally been the primary feeder event and qualifier for the SSS Transpac. There are 80 individual equipment...
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    Switlik Parachute Company, Inc. of Trenton, New...

    Switlik Parachute Company, Inc. of Trenton, New Jersey, announced their success in delivering 500 of their Inflatable Single Place Life Raft (ISPLR) to the United States Coast Guard for their rescue...
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    I completely agree with Jack's request to have...

    I completely agree with Jack's request to have the Switlik single person liferaft added to the Longpac/Transpac minimum equipment requirements. The chance of spending more than 24 hours in a...
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    In the 30 to 40 year history of the SSS, how many...

    In the 30 to 40 year history of the SSS, how many cases have there been of single handed skippers actually using their liferafts?
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    Liferaft vs. Immersion Suit

    Having priced liferafts at the boatshow recently, I have been thinking about alternatives. The minimum size liferaft that gets the ISO/ISAF nod is a 4 man raft priced around $2,000; weighing in at...
  12. Thread: SOLAS Flares

    by Grace
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    SOLAS Flares

    I am finding that meeting the current Longpac SOLAS flare requirement is not cheap. The best prices I have discovered are:

    Orange Smoke $54 x 2 flares = $108
    Red Handheld $18 x 4 flares = $72...
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    Hi Ben and Lucie Yes, I sold Grace in Oahu...

    Hi Ben and Lucie

    Yes, I sold Grace in Oahu last year and bought a new (to me) Albin Ballad. Would love to see the links you mentioned.865
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    Stable Stove Mount and JetBoil Solution

    Thanks for the suggestions for the UK Stable Stove gymbal mount and the JetBoil product. They are a really good solution to a boat without alot of extra space.
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    Longpac Stove Requirement

    I recently moved down in size from a 35' boat with a stove, oven and propane system to a 30' Albin Ballad that does not have a stove.

    What options are sailors using to fulfil the stove requirement...
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