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    Skip been a long time, Sarah and I had a baby...

    Skip been a long time, Sarah and I had a baby last year so I have been busy. Great to read your boat building adventure. Got any last items you need? Remember I run a yard and we are buried in old...
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    PS

    In 08 when I did this Matson wanted three times what PASHA wanted to bring my boat back, I would have rather not had the hassle of going through San Diego but it actually was an easier drive home...
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    Shipping home with Pasha

    I used loadaboat Larry last time who worked with PASHA, worked really well. I dropped the trailer in Diego at his house and it was sitting at Alawai Marina when I sailed into Honolulu on Wed after...
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    solar only

    On Polar Bear 2008 SHTP I had 130 watts of solar on the pushpit, fixed not gimbaled, I had an additional 65 watt panel in cockpit under the tiller that I would toss and around and prop up to catch...
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    Monitor on an ultralight

    I just pulled a mint condition Monitor wind vane out of the dumpster at the marina. Wondering if people have used these on an light boat like my Olson 30. Mark I know you have one on the J? I...
  6. Thread: Insurance

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    insurance

    I was able to get coverage for the 2008 race through State Farm, granted an Olson 30 is cheap enough for them to cover, "in house".

    Eric
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    Check ins and Tracking

    Please have people prove they can use the SSB and run some simple tests. Time and again people neglect to get to know their new gear. Rob had to show me how to use my radio at my inspection,...
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    Poll: Bob, Polar Bear has all the gear and the race...

    Bob, Polar Bear has all the gear and the race kitty is full again ( I can not believe how many times they will let me refinance my house!) We are a likely three, got an offer to sail to Norway next...
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    Poll: Seminars

    Bob this was a great help to getting Polar Bear out there and up to snuff! I will be calling in and listening, happy to pay, there will be at least one other doing the same from Minnesota as we plan...
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    Bob, Aquasignal makes a "waterproof" plug...

    Bob,

    Aquasignal makes a "waterproof" plug connector for 6 conductors that we often use for those small Raymarine wires.

    PS most of my transpac gear is on the Olson weatherly racing against Don...
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    Again?

    Everyone keeps asking me if I would do it again? I had a great time. At first the answer was a little muddy but if Bob is in I think I can coax the old Ford to pull Polar Bear back to the Pacific. ...
  12. Winter wishes!

    Best wishes to all the solo sailors out there on the coasts and any who are out at sea. Polar Bear is nested in a den of 5 feet of fresh snow along the shores of Gitchie Gummie. If anyone needs...
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    Hi Synthia, Happy to talk sailing as it is...

    Hi Synthia,

    Happy to talk sailing as it is snowing here on Polar Bear. The net was a godsend! I flew a full size symmetrical kite from morning till late at night each day in the trades. Wind...
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    Load a boat Larry

    I cannot say enough nice things about Load a boat Larry, We hauled out at Alawei Marine in Honolulu, long trip, 28 hours up wind with no motor. Polar Bear went out on I 80 and came back on the...
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    Notes from the Bear Den

    I will do this in order of use or I will forget too much, The 1991 F250 Diesel made it from Minnesota to the coast and back with out a hickup! Well, we did loose the breaks in Nebraska but its...
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    Bear to ravage village.

    I will be at marina village later this week, they said they would have room for me and to call a couple days out, where did you say Don was launching?

    Boat is all loaded and strapped sitting in my...
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    Iridium email

    I will confess that the most problematic session I have had is on the deck at my house with the trees around. I got all the adapters with the phone from Louis at GMN and he did say you had to have...
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    Bob, How often do your GMN emails fail? I have...

    Bob, How often do your GMN emails fail? I have about a 20% success rate!

    ET:(
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    Boats in motion

    Don,

    Wondering when you are headed out to California? and Which Marina you plan to set up the boat at? I am headed out roughly the 29th from Minnesota.

    Eric
    Polar Bear
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    Polar Bear will be shipping back with PASHA from...

    Polar Bear will be shipping back with PASHA from Kauai to San Diego, we have a float on trailer, gin pole and some help from the local O30 sailors to pull the boat at the ramp in the harbor.

    Eric
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    Strobe Lights

    What do people like for the masthead strobe requirement with Xenon type bulb? Aquasignal? Pyramid Technology? I currently have an OGM masthead tricolor with stobe but that does not meet the Xenon...
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    Loadaboat

    I have a request into Loadaboat right now and will let you know what they come back with... They picked up on the dates and details and wrote back with a few more questions and asked if I was with...
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    Seminar call in on 1/14?

    I cannot find the details for a call in?
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    Go West!

    Once the trailer tires thaw from being frozen to the ground, we will make final preperations to head west, that and a few other items on the list... Polar Bear is a 5 on interest and a 4.5 on the...
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    Synthia, Did you ship your boat back? Eric...

    Synthia, Did you ship your boat back?

    Eric Thomas
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