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    Ha ha, the trick is to look like you are doing...

    Ha ha, the trick is to look like you are doing something when you are not. I got pretty good at that before I retired.

    I think I designed my entire electrical system for the 2016 SHTP while I was...
  2. Yea, I am too. My stuff is more fluff though. New...

    Yea, I am too. My stuff is more fluff though. New cabin lights, new headliner, repairing diesel leaks, oil changes, coolant changes, etc. My AGM batteries are 13 year old now and they need to be...
  3. Peter Sellers trying to talk Chinese. God, that...

    Peter Sellers trying to talk Chinese. God, that is funny! I wonder what that sounds like. Next time you hear it, turn on the voice recorder.
  4. Singlehanding is the rough version of Covering in Place

    I don't know about you all but I am finding covering in place to be rather luxurious compared to longer distance singlehanded sailing. Decent chow, shower every day, good sleep, no tedious chipmunk...
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    I bought one of Toss's splicing tools. Can't...

    I bought one of Toss's splicing tools. Can't remember the name but it's basically a fid with a little wire at the end which you can cinch up around the core to facilitate pulling through the cover. I...
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    I live in Discovery Bay. lots of people out in...

    I live in Discovery Bay. lots of people out in small boats, Kayaks, and SUPs. Everyone being responsible. It's a hell of a way to social distance but still have a little fun. Not only that but I am...
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    If the curve is flattened as we all ardently hope...

    If the curve is flattened as we all ardently hope it will be, the timing is going to be very tight. Hoping for the best.

    The Real Jacqueline and I are huddled down with a couple of cases of...
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    Zipstitch

    This looks pretty interesting. Always wondered what I would do if I got a deep laceration during the race.

    www.zipstitch.us
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    Yes, looking around I have found a number of...

    Yes, looking around I have found a number of comfortable looking jackets but no integrated harness. I guess I'll have to select a seperate harness if I go this route. Adds some complexity,...
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    yea, that's nice.

    yea, that's nice.
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    With regard to bars. I clearly remember there was...

    With regard to bars. I clearly remember there was a bar somewhere within staggering distance of the beach. If you can stagger sucessfully for a thousand feet or so you'll be good, however I suggest...
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    Life vest replacement

    My mustang inflatable is getting pretty ratty and I used my last (bloody expensive) spare recharge. I happened to be looking at an R2AK video and saw the guys wearing fixed vests (or whatever you...
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    A bluetooth speaker might be a good bet so long...

    A bluetooth speaker might be a good bet so long as the speaker is well away from compass, etc.
  14. Another non bay area alternative would be a yard...

    Another non bay area alternative would be a yard on the Delta. Ladd's in Stockton, Delta Boat Works in Isleton, and others.

    Access to the Bay is a simple matter of sailing/motoring downriver about...
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    stuff for loan - 2020 SHTP

    I posted this in the sale/loan section too.




    i have a few loaner items for the race


    waterproof plastic can containing all required (and unexpired) pyros. assuming no rule changes from...
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    stuff for loan - 2020 SHTP

    i have a few loaner items for the race

    iridium go including fresh sim, external antenna and rail mount, you will have to bring your own terminated RF cable, 12 v power and activation/sub $$.
    ...
  17. Note paragraph 3. For some reason David want's to...

    Note paragraph 3. For some reason David want's to get to Hawaii in a hurry.


    Olson 29

    Conceived as a revamp of the Olson 30, the Olson 29 was in 1984. The 29 has the same hull as the 30,...
  18. Let's see...Quancy has forced air heating,...

    Let's see...Quancy has forced air heating, Johnson has a bathtub and a rubber duckie, what next, a Jacuzzi?
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    Count me in. I have a Holder 14 which would be...

    Count me in. I have a Holder 14 which would be perfect for a raid. Where would we start?
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    Man, does that sound familiar. In 15 the wind...

    Man, does that sound familiar. In 15 the wind wasn't nearly as bad as you all experienced this time but the sleep issue and hand steering sucked. I wish I had done what you did and hove to for awhile...
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    Yea, he's always bragging about baking pizza...

    Yea, he's always bragging about baking pizza while the rest of the fleet are freezing their buns off. That is... when he's not helping people like me with gummed up rudders.
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    Good Luck Longpacers

    Good luck to all you gals and guys.

    Be safe, stay warm, and have a blast.

    Bob, I have an extra rubber duck if you need one for your bathtub.
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    Raft is sold.

    Raft is sold.
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    Iridium Go + Avessories

    19 LongPackers and 20 SHTPers. I have a nice Iridium Go available for sale.

    The unit includes

    protective cover
    bulkhead bracket
    external antenna RF dongle
    external antenna + railing mount...
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    Well, I can't comment to the erud question but...

    Well, I can't comment to the erud question but your post makes it perfectly clear that we need to start up the SHTP 2020 thread. We are only 16 months out.

    The Mai Tais were pretty good too, what...
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