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    Good news for Oahu and Kauai. Contrary to...

    Good news for Oahu and Kauai. Contrary to National Hurricane Center forecast tracks, Hurricane Douglas passed to the north, never made landfall, and little damage was reported.

    As a kid I grew up...
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    Hurricane Douglas, currently Category 2, is 36...

    Hurricane Douglas, currently Category 2, is 36 hours from making landfall Sunday night, likely along the north shore of Oahu. By then his winds will have reduced to Cat. 1/Tropical Storm force.
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    Hurricane Douglas is currently 700 miles SE of...

    Hurricane Douglas is currently 700 miles SE of the Hawaiian chain, tracking WNW at 16 knots with 100 knot winds. Intensity will began to drop as he passes over cooler waters and may diminish to...
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    5652 Surprising wildlife can make their way...

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    Surprising wildlife can make their way aboard. You've likely had a bird's nest in your boom end or a wasp nest fall from the mast head when hoisting the main. In Friday Harbor Marina I had...
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    Hi Ants, If correct, I wish to donate the books...

    Hi Ants, If correct, I wish to donate the books to anyone who who would like either or both:

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    Speculation not fact based.

    Speculation not fact based.
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    NorthWest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat...

    NorthWest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation are holding a virtual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival September 12. Looks like fun, especially a new documentary on the Race2Alaska.. ...
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    [QUOTE=Badger27;26961]Hi everybody. I am new to...

    [QUOTE=Badger27;26961]Hi everybody.
    I am new to the forum. I have a few of Wyliecat questions I was hoping you all could help me out with. It seems like there are a few guy who have 30s that are...
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    If your boat wants to race Honolulu Transpac,...

    If your boat wants to race Honolulu Transpac, here are the requirements regarding engines, outboards and inboards. Nutsy rule that an outboard must be an inboard, with a hole in the bottom. WTF? I...
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    Hi Greg, When originally launched in 1975,...

    Hi Greg,

    When originally launched in 1975, and sailed in the 1978 SHTP, WILDFLOWER had no engine, just a sculling oar. Then we briefly suffered a Seagull outboard on the stern. In 1982 we put...
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    Here is a model of COMMON SENSE, designed and...

    Here is a model of COMMON SENSE, designed and built by the "Wizard of Hurricane Gulch," Matt Walsh, in San Pedro in 1932. Six were eventually built, and proved so fast that Transpac YC changed its...
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    The '79 Transpac was exceedingly slow. With 644...

    The '79 Transpac was exceedingly slow. With 644 miles to go, we on MERLIN had a 44 mile lead on our competition, DRIFTER, who was further north. Then the leading pack hit a giant wind hole and...
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    Congrats, Cap'n Bob! #25 is false. 1-24, though...

    Congrats, Cap'n Bob! #25 is false. 1-24, though strange as they may sound, are true.
    COMMON SENSE did finish last in '34, but because of a broken mast.
    A giant squid attached to the hull did slow...
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    [QUOTE=AlanH;26934]OK! I think #19 is false!...

    [QUOTE=AlanH;26934]OK! I think #19 is false! /QUOTE]

    Sorry, #19 is true. In the 1982 Pacific Cup, Kent Massey aboard the Davidson 50 GREAT FUN had his weapons of choice, a shotgun and semi-auto...
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    Ahh, come on and take a chance. You have a 4%...

    Ahh, come on and take a chance. You have a 4% chance of being right. And either way, if you guess wrong or right, I'll give you the backstory. Alan, just say, "I think #19 is false," rather than...
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    We need to spice things up a bit on this Forum...

    We need to spice things up a bit on this Forum before it goes moribund. Therefore, offering lunch at a local Mexican restaurant (outside dining only) to the first to answer which one (one only) of...
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    5619 WILDFLOWER' finish:. 13 days, 9 hours, 52...

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    WILDFLOWER' finish:. 13 days, 9 hours, 52 min., 31 seconds. Thanks to Ruth Petroka, Synthia's mom, for the memorable painting that hangs here at CBC.

    And thanks to norcalsailing.com for...
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    Land Ho! Mountains on E and NE side of Kauai...

    Land Ho! Mountains on E and NE side of Kauai coming into view ahead and to port. A nice day, azure seas, and hot sailing angle of 150 AWA with twins, genoa staysail, and full main, averaging 7.3 in...
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    Day 13 1200 Posit 22-37 N x 158-21 W. 24 hour...

    Day 13 1200 Posit 22-37 N x 158-21 W. 24 hour run 172 miles run at 241 degrees. Wind 18-20 knots from 88 T.
    25% cloud, 1018 mb. Hanalei Finish is 67 miles ahead. ETA 9:40 pm PDST or 6:40 pm HST....
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    Day 13 1200 Posit 22-37 N x 158-21 W. 24 hour...

    Day 13 1200 Posit 22-37 N x 158-21 W. 24 hour run 172 miles run at 241 degrees. Wind 18-20 knots from 88 T.
    25% cloud, 1018 mb. Hanalei Finish is 67 miles ahead. ETA 9:40 pm PDST or 6:40 pm HST....
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    Day 12 7/08/20 Noon Posit 23-37 N x 155-26 W. 24...

    Day 12 7/08/20 Noon Posit 23-37 N x 155-26 W. 24 hour run: 165 miles at 240 M (253 T) Wind 17-20 knots from 81 T, 5-7 foot seas, 25% cloud, 1019 mb
    If all goes well, this our last full day at sea....
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    Despite best intentions, what happened last night...

    Despite best intentions, what happened last night at oh-dark-thirty cost us probably 1-2 miles. I had laid my head down for a nap after scanning for squalls on the moonlit horizon astern. The next...
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    Unclear how many rowers are currently attempting...

    Unclear how many rowers are currently attempting CA-Hawaii. Angela Madsen died 2 weeks ago on a second attempt....
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    Tuesday, July 7,2020, from my Log The trades...

    Tuesday, July 7,2020, from my Log

    The trades have backed into their usual direction, ENE. which puts the Finish DDW. On this displacement hull, the twins have come into their own, and we're always...
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    Day 10 7/07/20 Noon posit 25-22 N x 149-34 W 24...

    Day 10 7/07/20 Noon posit 25-22 N x 149-34 W 24 hour run 169 miles @ 243M (255T) Wind 17-18 knots from 78 T. Seas 4-6 feet from ENE, 25% cloud with squalls, 1022 mb. 577 miles @ 243 M to Hanalei...
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