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    +2 on sponges. +3 on a dehumidifier if you can...

    +2 on sponges. +3 on a dehumidifier if you can get it to the boat......its changes everything. Get a very large one. The boat will smell better wet sails will dry ........
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    Rudder replacement in the ocean means you will...

    Rudder replacement in the ocean means you will need a cassette that you can slot the replacement rudder into. Or some sort of swing down mechanism. Unless the boat is perfectly still in the water...
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    The above advice is gold. I often struggled with...

    The above advice is gold. I often struggled with very contradictory opinions on technique/gear etc. When you can find advice from someone with a similar boat in the conditions you plan to be...
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    I wish you good luck finding something suitable....

    I wish you good luck finding something suitable. It is painful to shell out that much money for something you don't use. More sails would be easier to justify.
    C
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    Is 15.9 knots slow? That was a peak speed (and...

    Is 15.9 knots slow? That was a peak speed (and off a big wave, and it was very very very dark), but when winds were in the high 20s....would see a steady 10 knots.... yes it rolled....but the boat...
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    If you are willing to consider 2020. You could...

    If you are willing to consider 2020. You could alway wait in Hanalei Bay and offer cash. At that point you could have had Ventus for 25 cents on the dollar.......

    Seriously you are on the right...
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    A completely different option (apologies to the...

    A completely different option (apologies to the single hand community) would be to get a ride on Hula Girl (J-World) to the Islands.....well setup full on race boat......
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    It is worth having a set up that allows you to...

    It is worth having a set up that allows you to sail dead down wind. You may not choose to use it, but having that as an options can be quite useful.
  9. Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    If you can find someone with a similar boat with...

    If you can find someone with a similar boat with significant offshore time....their advice is gold. I tortured Bob J with questions and the advice was worth its weight in carbon fiber.

    Sail...
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    Starting now for 2018 Transpac is not as far in...

    Starting now for 2018 Transpac is not as far in advance as you might think....especially if you have a job. I started about this time for 2016 with Ventus and was amazed at how much there was to do...
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    If you are going to fabricate it...

    If you are going to fabricate it yourself....please do some of the engineering calculations or have someone help you to make sure what you build is going to hold up to sail what may be 1,000 plus...
  13. Bolts/screws etc should all be put in with some...

    Bolts/screws etc should all be put in with some Duralac (and have a selection of replacement parts)
    Autopilot (said many times before....but all aspects and Especially the connections should be much...
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    You boat is very different than what I took to...

    You boat is very different than what I took to hawaii but if you are trying to "compete" consider thinking in terms of energy management. Specifically yours. If you are in better shape that will...
  15. The nutella jar is empty after the Hawaii...

    The nutella jar is empty after the Hawaii trip....although these seem like good options. I am still in fantasy world.....$400....and 4lb.......
    I may need to wait a bit...

    Dry on a...
  16. Single Side Band --- For Long Pac and Transpac Only

    How light can one get and still have good reception/transmission with an SSB for LongPac and Transpac communications....also keeping the costs down given very limited use......

    I am speaking about...
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    Yes......or if you anchor you need to have a...

    Yes......or if you anchor you need to have a Zombie guard....probably like a squirrel guard just bigger.......
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    Do you know about Duralac......sort of a lock...

    Do you know about Duralac......sort of a lock tight for aerospace industry.....stupidly expensive but the only fitting that shook loose from Ventus was one that I had missed putting this stuff on. ...
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    Starpath Navigation is pretty good.....not Cel...

    Starpath Navigation is pretty good.....not Cel for Dummies but pretty good. It is focussed on taking you through the tables step by step for all the various celestial bodies (it is short on theory...
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    Offshore Sailing School offers a 3 day course,...

    Offshore Sailing School offers a 3 day course, followed by a 3 day offshore passage making course. YOu could just take the first. It is in Florida...... taught by Jeff Werner just a fabulous guy....
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    Ahhh.........Polars can be a very entertaining...

    Ahhh.........Polars can be a very entertaining rabbit hole that one may descend into. For high end offshore race boats they form the backbone of tactical decisions, navigation and sail selection. I...
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    It depends....... When it was rough I wished...

    It depends.......

    When it was rough I wished for a bigger slower boat.
    When it was light I was very happy I had a light boat.

    My experience was this.. In the mid portion of the race when winds...
  23. I think you are probably right about bigger risk...

    I think you are probably right about bigger risk being debris...and the priority on the steering system....being pretty new I found it easier to rest with the AIS transponder...even if it wasn't...
  24. Quick answer yes......in light winds with lots of...

    Quick answer yes......in light winds with lots of sun I usually went for shade ;-)
    Chris
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    Sounds like a good option with crew. I would be...

    Sounds like a good option with crew. I would be concerned about the ability to rest and keep on a heading if single handed.
    Chris
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