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    5497 Anchored in Catalina Harbor ("Cat...

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    Anchored in Catalina Harbor ("Cat Harbor"), June 2015.
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    Having spent many nights at anchor in the...

    Having spent many nights at anchor in the former,* and a handful in the latter, it does to me.

    *Clarification: by 'the former' I mean Catalina Harbor, on the west side of the isthmus (top side of...
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    Congrats, indeed. No small thing. And great turn...

    Congrats, indeed. No small thing. And great turn of a phrase, Greg. There should be T-shirts.
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    System says: "AlanH has exceeded their stored...

    System says: "AlanH has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space."
  5. Thread: Surprise!

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    Wow. That's awesome. I have had occasion to...

    Wow. That's awesome. I have had occasion to contemplate such surgery on Morning Star, and don't know that I would ever have the nerve to try. Kudos.
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    GPS buy - sell

    For sale: Si-Tex SVS 460C Chart plotter.

    Details: https://www.hodgesmarine.com/sitsvs-460c-sitex-svs460c-color-plotter-winternal-antenna.html

    Like-new condition, with a new power/data cable...
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    +1

    +1
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    Thank you, sir. It was sobering to realize that...

    Thank you, sir. It was sobering to realize that all the plastic I saw out there was created in my lifetime. Your hope for this Earth Day is well taken. Perhaps the powers that be will address the...
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    No. "Boating for recreational purposes" has been...

    No. "Boating for recreational purposes" has been prohibited. Singlehanded sailing is a type of boating for recreational purposes -- or at least it is my intention to have it be such each time I cast...
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    FWIW: San Diego County and the Port of San Diego...

    FWIW: San Diego County and the Port of San Diego have closed San Diego Bay to recreational boating as of today. No exception for single handing.
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    Morning Star will remain in her slip at SGYC, and...

    Morning Star will remain in her slip at SGYC, and I will remain in Phoenix, so long as strict social distancing is appropriate. I had planned on sailing this past week, possibly up to Oxnard and the...
  12. Thread: Surprise!

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    Morning Star's electrical budget for the 2018...

    Morning Star's electrical budget for the 2018 race predicted almost one hour of engine time to charge every day. And that was expecting 7 hours/day of sunshine on rigid solar panels with a total of...
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    The offset twin rudders on Changabang are mounted...

    The offset twin rudders on Changabang are mounted far outboard, and with it's flat bottom the machine is a kelp magnet. A serrated blade on a long pole will need to be part of the gear for sailing in...
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    By 0330 PST Saturday, March 7, Changabang and...

    By 0330 PST Saturday, March 7, Changabang and Morning Star were secured in their respective slips at SGYC. A long afternoon into evening into the wee hours of the morning with more...
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    I am very glad to hear all this. I bought these...

    I am very glad to hear all this. I bought these plans in 1995, when I had sailed just enough to start thinking about a boat of my own. This looked like something do-able for a first-time wana-be...
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    Good home found. Your skill, experience, and...

    Good home found. Your skill, experience, and enthusiasm tip the balance against waiting for anyone else to claim them. I will be looking forward to seeing your posts about the build, whenever that...
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    Boat plans

    Complete set of plans to build a 14’ 4” fractional rig sloop with kick-up rudder and center board trunk, in ‘stitch & glue’ construction. Plans include full size patterns for tracing shapes onto the...
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    HI to SD delivery

    Arctic Ace, a 1977 factory-finished Westsail 43 lying Ke’ehi Harbor, O’ahu, needs to get to San Diego this spring.

    The owner is the first and only owner and has sailed her double-handed over...
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    A conversation today veered into a discussion of...

    A conversation today veered into a discussion of single- vs. short-handed sailing in ocean passages, and it reminded me of a nice little essay on the topic by (formerly?) Alameda-based single-hander...
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    Dazzler is 100% correct on both points. Morning...

    Dazzler is 100% correct on both points. Morning Star was a CG documented vessel when I purchased her, and my prior research told me that was unquestionably the way to go for any boat headed out of...
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    Yes, congratulations are indeed in order --...

    Yes, congratulations are indeed in order -- although selfishly I'm disapointed that I won't have the chance to crew for you on an Atlantic crossing. :-) And thanks for including the link to the...
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    Good call. Option B looks out of proportion.

    Good call. Option B looks out of proportion.
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    Randall Reeves is passing through the Bering...

    Randall Reeves is passing through the Bering Strait today. Seems like a significant milestone, though it doesn't draw the attention of, say, rounding Cape Horn. Puts him back in the Pacific Ocean...
  24. Fantastic! Great job, Brian & Co.

    Fantastic! Great job, Brian & Co.
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    And I'll post my bid to host one of the prep...

    And I'll post my bid to host one of the prep seminars as soon as that happens.
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