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    I understand the anticipation and anxiety of the...

    I understand the anticipation and anxiety of the current situation for all those committed to racing the 2020 SHTP even though I don't have any skin the game. However I am a healthcare professional...
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    I read your thread and I am inspired. Thanks.

    I read your thread and I am inspired. Thanks.
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    I have to replace my batteries this year and I...

    I have to replace my batteries this year and I was thinking of going with the carbon foam. I've read that you don't want to charge them at more than 14.4 volts. is this true. I have found that with...
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    Try the cruising forum on SailingAnarchy. You'll...

    Try the cruising forum on SailingAnarchy. You'll get an assortment of opinions...and "advice"
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    Bob's advice is probably the best and friendliest...

    Bob's advice is probably the best and friendliest advice you will get.
  6. Thread: Surprise!

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    I'm almost positive you have air in your fuel...

    I'm almost positive you have air in your fuel system. I would start from the fuel tank and trace all lines to the injectors. I bet you're sucking in air from somewhere. That has been my experience...
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    It looks as if you guys are going to have a fast...

    It looks as if you guys are going to have a fast race. Those with windvanes will definitely be encouraged to use them. I say the first 5-7 days will be a challenge and after that you're all going to...
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    Your charge controllers should be connected...

    Your charge controllers should be connected directly to your batteries.
  9. Thread: 2018 Seminars

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    Thanks for sharing. They covered all the...

    Thanks for sharing. They covered all the essentials. Here's a picture of my jib halyard at Nawiliwili. I replaced it with spliced wire for the sail back to the mainland. Chafe on everything was our...
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    This is available now....

    This is available now....
  11. Thread: 2018 Seminars

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    Jackie, I sent you a PM.

    Jackie,
    I sent you a PM.
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    "I was also considering them but I was told that...

    "I was also considering them but I was told that they're not allowed under the SHTP rules"

    Ah yes...I suppose I should read the rules. The funny thing is I never used the routing software, only...
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    Philippe, I purchased my Iridium Go! through...

    Philippe, I purchased my Iridium Go! through Predictwind which also included their service. It was very easy to set up and reasonibly priced. I used it all the way to Kauai at found it quite...
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    Good job Philippe. Next stop Hanalei! If you...

    Good job Philippe. Next stop Hanalei!
    If you don't want to ship her back when you reach Kauai, there is a nice Olson 30 fleet in Nawiliwili. You would have no problem finding a buyer and getting a...
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    Got it.

    Got it.
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    I know there's been talk among some about not...

    I know there's been talk among some about not bringing a spinnaker. One of the first projects I will undertake when I get home is setting my boat up for easy spinnaker handling.
    My passage to Kauai...
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    2604 Here's our route. Not pretty but it got us...

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    Here's our route. Not pretty but it got us here.
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    The gooseneck breakage or I should say...

    The gooseneck breakage or I should say disassembly happened at our thousand mile mark at 3 in the morning after a series of squalls and flogging. We heard a ping and then the boat depowered. I...
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    In regards to the life lines, I had...

    In regards to the life lines, I had unintentionally released the the jib sheet on the poled out headsail in 25 knot wind which immediately wrapped itself around the forward turnbuckle of the lifeline...
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    The video is fluff as most of you know who have...

    The video is fluff as most of you know who have made the passage. This was my first ocean passage, in my own boat and as "skipper". It was a tough trip, more accurately it was a challenge. We...
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    Humboldt Bay to Hanalei Bay

    Here's a little heavily edited video of our passage to Hanalei Bay. It has always been a dream of mine to cross an ocean since I was a child with my Dad sailing on Tahoe in an El Toro, capsizing it,...
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    The contacts you sent me AZ were very viable....

    The contacts you sent me AZ were very viable. Thank you. I can relax.
    This forum has been the best resource and essential to our success in our passage.
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    Thanks AZ.

    Thanks AZ.
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    Delivery Captain Recommmendations

    After 23 days and 4 hours at sea from Humboldt Bay to Kauai my wife and I just set anchor in Hanalei Bay. It was a rough passage. I would like to share my experience and what I learned along the way,...
  25. I can see how this would work if the shrouds were...

    I can see how this would work if the shrouds were outboard where the jib sheets will naturally follow the lifeline, if inboard I can see the fitting (clamp,thimble or otherwise) wanting to grab the...
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