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    As things are going it's likely that I'll just...

    As things are going it's likely that I'll just leave from HMB, go under the bridge, and turn around. Unless maybe someone has a contact at the GGYC or SFYC, and maybe the YC would be willing to offer...
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    Dirigible USS Macon, built in Sunnyvale....

    Dirigible USS Macon, built in Sunnyvale.
    https://montereybay.noaa.gov/maritime/macon/welcome.html
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    Quick note to say that I'm still on track to...

    Quick note to say that I'm still on track to leave early October (there are still a few pending items). Latest updates here as usual: https://pjsails.com/a-blog-about-sailing-around-the-world/
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    I recognize the essentials :-)

    I recognize the essentials :-)
  5. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Latest update:...

    Latest update: https://pjsails.com/a-year-later-d-50/
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    Still interested?

    Still interested?
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    It's official! I've been awarded a grant by the...

    It's official! I've been awarded a grant by the Ocean Cruising Club! It is very exciting for my crazy sailing project to be recognized by like minded sailors and adventurers. I'm in excellent company...
  9. Lots of >70 years old circumnavigating. One won...

    Lots of >70 years old circumnavigating. One won the GGR; one holds the record of wrong way circumnavigation. Why hesitate? One gets old when one stops acting young, uh?

    I'd venture something on...
  10. Thread: Staying warm

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    I am big guy, losing a lot of heat easily. I...

    I am big guy, losing a lot of heat easily. I can't just tough it out like that. Once cold getting warm again is where the struggle is. Hence I'm looking for something to make the job easier.
  11. Thread: Staying warm

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    Staying warm

    Most of us have no cabin heaters. Has anyone tried ways to stay warm?
    I've read about using a hot water bottle in the sleeping bag. I'm not a fan as this requires fuel.
    There are 12V heating...
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    Thanks for looking at this Ragnar. The valve...

    Thanks for looking at this Ragnar.
    The valve with the black lever has 3 positions: fill port ballast, fill starboard, closed. The valve with the red lever is to allow gravity fed discharge. There's...
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    Asking for help ... I need help with the...

    Asking for help ...

    I need help with the ballast system. It's a very important piece of the sailing puzzle on Changabang. But because it has a leak I am always reluctant to use it. If you have...
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    4 large spin lock deck mounts free

    See picture5660
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    Thanks for letting me know. It's not set in stone...

    Thanks for letting me know. It's not set in stone ...

    A rainfall of ginger candies as I pass under the bridge? Sounds interesting :-)
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    Quick updates: haul out scheduled for mid August;...

    Quick updates: haul out scheduled for mid August; start/finish line confirmed with WSSRC to be "sail under GG Bridge"; got a few used sails from Buzz; applied for a grant with the Ocean Cruising Club...
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    PM sent. In fact if anyone has a Kindle or else...

    PM sent. In fact if anyone has a Kindle or else with books/movies/music ... I am sure I'd make good use of it out there :-)
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    I did see the answer on barometer watch. Some...

    I did see the answer on barometer watch. Some phones have barometer sensors. The Pixel for example uses this:...
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    YB3 MK3 GPS tracker

    Listed on eBay:

    http://ebay.us/gsRkMj?cmpnId=5338273189
  20. Thread: Zoleo

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    I looked at this device but I don't think it...

    I looked at this device but I don't think it allows grib files. It supports:

    2-way messaging (text, email or app-to-app)*
    *Characters supported: SMS/text up to 160, email up to 200, app-to-app...
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    Lots of them in the Vendée Globe and offshore...

    Lots of them in the Vendée Globe and offshore races ... I think they've been improving the design and fabrication regularly. Bill Hatfield had one too, although it's unclear how old it was when it...
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    DDW, dead down wind? The short answer is: yes,...

    DDW, dead down wind? The short answer is: yes, Watt & Sea confirmed that both systems can charge the batteries at the same time. This would only make sense if I'm really slow, and the biggest...
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    Where the money goes ... 5549...

    Where the money goes ...

    5549
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    Here's another update:...

    Here's another update: https://pjsails.com/more-practice-time/
    Note that I'm not posting a new link to all the blog posts here. Feel free to sign up for the blog posts. Let me know if you don't know...
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    How about a one-two? In collaboration with PSSA?...

    How about a one-two? In collaboration with PSSA? Just throwing out an idea ... not signing up for execution :-)
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