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    The cost of the race

    Wrote a comment about the expense of the race and then thought better of it. Have an outstanding experience all. I am glad to help in any way I can.
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    I see Barry Bristol often (last night in fact)...

    I see Barry Bristol often (last night in fact) and I know his Capri 30 is for sale. It has completed the round trip twice to Hawaii and back. I am sure it would not be all that expensive....
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    Live in San Diego, sail a Capri 25 that did SHTP....

    Live in San Diego, sail a Capri 25 that did SHTP. Boats I recommend for SoCal in the 20 to 25 foot range. 1st choice based on your local and short coastal uses and cost concerns- Capri 22 (full keel,...
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    If the primary objection to the ISPLR is the...

    If the primary objection to the ISPLR is the below the waterline position and the restultant danger of hypothermia, how does that danger differ from that of a larger life raft with no insulated...
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    Got down to the boat this afternoon. Here are the...

    Got down to the boat this afternoon. Here are the pictures you requested of the reinforcement of the cabin top. Please be forgiving of the rough state of the cosmetics below. I pushed hard to get the...
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    I don't have any pictures on hand. but I will be...

    I don't have any pictures on hand. but I will be on the boat this weekend and will get some shots to post.
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    Hadn't thought of the Mahi angle. Next race, a...

    Hadn't thought of the Mahi angle. Next race, a few trolling lines out the drains??? Great idea! Thanks to you Brian and to the General for your kind words.
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    Jack Modifications

    The list is really pretty extensive. I totally acknowledge that the parts of Capri 25 build quality is less than stellar. I stated in an earlier post that I would not sail a stock Capri 25 in the...
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    Barry Bristol (referred to above as the Capri 30...

    Barry Bristol (referred to above as the Capri 30 sailor) and I both think that a glass Thunderbird would be a great boat for the Transpac (with the later model rudder). It has good speed off the...
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    To be fair, my request of the consideration of...

    To be fair, my request of the consideration of the one-man life raft first occurred in an email sent on Feb. 1st of this year a full half year ahead of the race, not "less than two months before the...
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    The powers that be have decided the one man life...

    The powers that be have decided the one man life raft is cannot be used to meet the life raft requirement for SSS races. It was stated that you would be sitting in below water level, likely in a pool...
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    This is a re-post of a comment on the LongPac...

    This is a re-post of a comment on the LongPac thread. If requirements are being reconsidered it seemed like this might be added to the list. I have asked for a final decision on whether the smaller...
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    The raft I have was made by Switlic for the...

    The raft I have was made by Switlic for the military. The website for information on the raft is:
    http://www.switlik.com/aviation/isplr

    The raft has a complete canopy, it self inflates (not not...
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    I am pretty sure Barry Bristol would part with...

    I am pretty sure Barry Bristol would part with his from the Transpac. I recall his mentioning that awhile ago. He kept them in their original boxes. I agree, the cost is a big hit.
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    Respectfully, I would like to disagree a bit with...

    Respectfully, I would like to disagree a bit with Mr. Simpson above. Pretty much like everyone else who uses self-steering of a sort, I have wondered about the effects of the drag of a servo blade. I...
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    Not that this will help all that much, but i have...

    Not that this will help all that much, but i have been using the same Hasler SP vane for over 35 years on three different boats. It is a horizontal pivot, so it is not quite a efficient as a...
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    Jack (Capri 25) has two hatch boards, the bottom...

    Jack (Capri 25) has two hatch boards, the bottom of which is below the deck level. I used a cut up bike tube for a gasket and secured it in place with two stainless right angle braces screwed into...
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    OK, Jack and I are in. Who could pass up the...

    OK, Jack and I are in. Who could pass up the chance to once again experience what it feels like to be a sock in a front loading washing machine?! Waaaaay to fun to miss. Must confess the earlier idea...
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    I was really weather stupid when I started. In...

    I was really weather stupid when I started. In fact I was not able to get any weather fax for the first two weeks, until I realized I needed to shut down all the electrical noise on the boat to allow...
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    Welcome home Doug

    Welcome home
    Doug
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    Jack is back on the trailer at Mission Bay Yacht...

    Jack is back on the trailer at Mission Bay Yacht Club and project by project getting put back in order. Had the terrific experience of hoisting sails all the way up to the top of the mast while...
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    Given 4-6 man liferaft

    Certification is up this month. Everything that could be replaced during last years certification was replaced. Fiberglass canister. Built in 1987 but tech said it was in near new condition when it...
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    I strongly agree with Peter's concerns as...

    I strongly agree with Peter's concerns as expressed above. I very much agree with his concerns that one accident could perhaps cause the termination of the race. It might also come as a surprise that...
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    Yes, and the video was great for those of us who...

    Yes, and the video was great for those of us who do did not have the wisdom to move to the Bay Area
    No, think Black Feather. The smaller boats do fine with over the transom replacements. My Capri 25...
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    I am basing out of Corinthian YC starting on June...

    I am basing out of Corinthian YC starting on June 15th, but plan to do a lot of 'shake down' sailing to various spots around the Bay in the week or so prior to the start. I would love to sail down to...
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