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    I would have to see what exactly he was...

    I would have to see what exactly he was referencing, but i think it would be in regards to how the boat was impacted by the swells, and how the helmsman or crew then had to sail the boat differently...
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    Good advice, but a couple notes... As someone...

    Good advice, but a couple notes...

    As someone said earlier, you likely won't get any helpful response over the phone or email. It's Kauai and operates at a different pace than much of the US. Just...
  3. have you thought about selling it once you get...

    have you thought about selling it once you get here? while it's true I had a very hard time selling my Moore in Hawaii after the SHTP in 2012, and eventually had to ship home, the Olson's are a...
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    That is the best thing i've ever seen Bob J, I...

    That is the best thing i've ever seen Bob J, I want to try that sometime. Sharing is caring.
  5. Sorry Scott, it sold several months back.

    Sorry Scott, it sold several months back.
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    Jackie, did you ever get the Navik wind vane...

    Jackie, did you ever get the Navik wind vane going on your 2-27? I thought you bought one
  7. Major bummer Whitall, glad you are safe and hope...

    Major bummer Whitall, glad you are safe and hope you are sailing again soon.

    Best of luck,

    Ronnie
  8. Elliott 10.5 'Basic Instinct' - info or contact?

    yo SSS peeps,

    Does anyone have any info, pics or contact info for the Elliott 10.5 'Basic Instinct' that sailed in last weekend's Vallejo 1-2? I have been researching it online to find photos and...
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    i was my first time.

    i was my first time.
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    my plan was manage my sleep so that i am easily...

    my plan was manage my sleep so that i am easily woken by changing conditions and remain semi-awake for the entire trip. i pretty much did that on the Moore. by extending the hulls forward with more...
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    Thanks for all of the other contributions to this...

    Thanks for all of the other contributions to this thread, it's turned into an interesting read.

    thanks for your kind words Bob and I understand where you're coming from on bending rules, but I...
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    Brian, I don't know if I am familiar with the...

    Brian, I don't know if I am familiar with the design that you are referring to.

    Ryan Finn however is attempting to put together a Bieker-designed Proa to establish a solo non-stop NY to SF...
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    Beach Cat in Singlehanded Transpac?

    To any SSS members that have the power to accept or deny an SHTP race entry, I have a question for you.

    If someone (me) were to put together an offshore-capable beach catamaran that was 20-feet or...
  14. Harken MK 2 furler, foil and a couple of head sails off my Cal 29

    Up for sale is Harken MK 2 furler, foil and all necessary parts for install, aside from head stay. My head stay is 39' long, and the foil is about a foot shorter than that. This set-up includes 2...
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    my blog www.openbluehorizon.com has pretty...

    my blog www.openbluehorizon.com has pretty thorough write ups with photos from prepping my Moore 24 for the 2012 shtp and Cal 2-27 for a real trans-pacific journey in 2014. both are good choices. my...
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    I am in Marina Village in Alameda and would be...

    I am in Marina Village in Alameda and would be happy to check out a boat that is in the immediate area. Looks like you're set, just if you needed...
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    SSS classifieds strike again! Special thanks to...

    SSS classifieds strike again! Special thanks to Dave H of 'Domino' fame. His Navik wind vane will soon be my Navik wind vane and will be promptly renamed 'Jean Le Cam' and mounted on the back of my...
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    special thanks to Tom from Cover Craft. he GAVE...

    special thanks to Tom from Cover Craft. he GAVE me a pretty decent spinnaker pole that should work for my boat. what a great guy!
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    Hi Tom, The spin pole with fittings would help...

    Hi Tom,

    The spin pole with fittings would help me out a lot. Thanks!

    I am in the middle of a few projects on the new boat right now, but could sail over to San Rafael or Richmond in the next...
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    a 1975 Cal 2-29

    a 1975 Cal 2-29
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    Need to purchase spinnaker pole

    I need to purchase a spinnaker pole. J length on the fine Cal Yacht is 12'4". That should be about right to race PHRF, though a turbo pole would not be frowned upon.

    Please let me know if you have...
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    Sell me your wind vane

    I will soon be purchasing another fine Bill Laptworth-designed yacht, a Cal 29, and am in the market for a good wind vane self-steering gear. I would be very happy with a Navik after watching one...
  23. Turn your old serviceable racing sails into cold hard cash. Cal 29 needs sails.

    Hi SSS people,

    It looks like I am purchasing a Cal 29 very soon. She's a nice little yacht but in need of a good sail inventory. Pretty much looking to buy one of everything, some probably new,...
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    good comments sdpaine. and nice math/ equations/...

    good comments sdpaine. and nice math/ equations/ science to flush out the heresay. I still have a hard time believing the vane's drag only slows the boat down .012 knots. after a lot of sailing on...
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    smokester, Harrier is exactly right, couldn't...

    smokester, Harrier is exactly right, couldn't have described the differences better myself. Another thing to think about is the drag in the water of the wind vane rudder/ paddle. On a PSC 37 this may...
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