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  1. Thread: 2021 Qualifier

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    Well, now the secret is out. I suck at math.

    Well, now the secret is out. I suck at math.
  2. Thread: 2021 Qualifier

    by jimb522
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    Alan, Its been a long time. I had planned to...

    Alan,
    Its been a long time. I had planned to enter the 2016 SHTP in a trimaran. Then in late November, 2015, my wife was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer, and I could go nowhere. I need to start...
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    Capt. Leisure, I think you guys made the right...

    Capt. Leisure,
    I think you guys made the right decision, and applaud you for doing it early enough that you will not have a bunch of aggravated sailors all dressed up with nowhere to go. Now they...
  4. Thank you Mike. I wol check them out. Jim

    Thank you Mike. I wol check them out.
    Jim
  5. Rob, China Doll is a steel Bruce Roberts Spray...

    Rob,
    China Doll is a steel Bruce Roberts Spray 38 on which I have been working on for a couple of years. It has a somewhat oversized Gaff rig. My other concession to performance is a feathering...
  6. you are correct. The $14,000 was the price quote...

    you are correct. The $14,000 was the price quote for C and J Transport the China Doll from the Gulf Coast to California. I am looking for a local boatyard and marina to launch and put the rig in. ...
  7. thank you. I will give him a call. Jim

    thank you. I will give him a call.
    Jim
  8. recommendations for marina and boat yard in Bay area

    Hello,
    I am gathering information to see if is a reasonable possibility to bring a boat to participate in the 2020 SHTP. So far I have a price of $14,000 to haul a 39 ft, 32-35,ooo pound boat...
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    NKE auto pilot new in box

    I purchased from the NKE rep Bob Congdon, a complete new NKE system for a 36 ft loa, by 25 ft beam Trimaran, which I was putting together for the 2016 SHTP. The system cost over $15,000 as I...
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    Hi all, As some of you may recall, I was...

    Hi all,
    As some of you may recall, I was actively putting together a 36 foot trimaran, The Prodigal Son, for the 2016 SHTP. I had to drop out when 6 months before the race my wife, my wife was...
  11. Thread: Bounty Voyage

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    thank you for posting this video alan. I hadnt...

    thank you for posting this video alan. I hadnt seen it, or even heard of it, and found it both interesting and enjoyable.
    Jim
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    Weather and Wind forecasting for SHTP

    In my pursuit of one day bringing a boat to San Fran to participate in the SHTP, when my personal circumstances allow, I have been studying routing strategies to Hawaii. Years ago I read what was...
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    Steve, I assume you use H.O. 249 when reducing...

    Steve,
    I assume you use H.O. 249 when reducing sights? How do you get your exact time?---i.e.--do you use a timex, or a gimballed chronometer in a box that cost a few thousand bucks. What is your...
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    Steve, Well, I would give you an A plus on the...

    Steve,
    Well, I would give you an A plus on the quiz. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to give such a detailed answer. You confirmed most of my suppositions. I did about three...
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    Steve, Thank you for replying to my post. ...

    Steve,
    Thank you for replying to my post. Congratulations on your achievement. If you don't mind, I would appreciate a few more details. Under the race rules, were you allowed to take any gps...
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    Navigators trophy

    Hi all,
    I was wondering what facts the race committee considered, when they're deciding if the navigator's trophy should be awarded, and if there were any particular rules about it.
    ...
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    one way to solve the problem

    Lucie,
    My concern is that my wife might want to solve her problem the same way as you, i.e.-get a new husband.
    I dont know where I would find again such a good cook, that looks that good in a...
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    back from the deeps

    Lucie,
    I replied to you on page 5. Sorry for the delay. You will understand.
    Jim Bates
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    LUcie, It is I, Jim Bates. I have been away...

    LUcie,
    It is I, Jim Bates. I have been away from the forum since my original inquiry about autopilots, due to unscheduled clinical depression over sinking my boat shortly after making the...
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    where would I find the skip allen posts referred...

    where would I find the skip allen posts referred to?
    Jim
  21. re: "I dont trust smartphones"

    Hi folks,
    Not to hi-jack the thread, but I have an equipment endorsement, in view of this ongoing discussion, that some might find helpful re smartphones total lack of ability to withstand...
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    autopilot review

    Brian,
    As I understand what you are saying, I can disconnect the tiller drive, and route those two wires to a hydraulic pump attached to a below decks tiller, but at the cost of more electrical...
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    autopilot review

    Hi All,
    I have been trying to get a boat to the starting line since the 2008 SHTP, without success. I am now finishing, and have actually raced in a couple of casual races, a 36 foot Trimaran,...
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    pacific high

    I assumed that would probably be the answer. Too bad my boat is not a candidate for a berth on Matson. Thanks.
    Jim
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    Hanelei to san diego

    Rob,
    I thought I sent this yesterday, but I can't find it on the forum, so maybe I hit delete instead of send

    As I appreciate your preferred route of flight, to go from hanelei to san diego, I...
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