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    Could you please spell my last name correctly... ...

    Could you please spell my last name correctly... there is no “R” in Bill Stange, thank you.
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    Hula update: Currently in Eureka, my Westsail and...

    Hula update: Currently in Eureka, my Westsail and I are taking our sweet time on our delivery from Driftwood Key (15 miles north of Seattle) to the Bay Area. All is going smoothly except for the...
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    (Continued) Crawling westward in super...

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    Crawling westward in super light air, I had a chance to google “diesel runaway”. Scary videos!!! I realized that I was indeed lucky that my motor hadn’t exploded! It turns out...
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    (Continued). After calming down, I called the...

    (Continued). After calming down, I called the wife and told her what happened. She basically said to relax, the motor is kaput, and to go play my guitar for a few minutes. That helped. Realizing...
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    The Yanmar 53 ran for I would guess about a...

    The Yanmar 53 ran for I would guess about a minute at an RPM that I never thought was even possible. My first reaction was to throttle back, which put the engine in neutral. To my shock, this had...
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    Haha I’ve only done the SHTP once, in ‘88. I...

    Haha I’ve only done the SHTP once, in ‘88. I will have to work on my 2.1 knot average speed if I want to make the party. No more parking with the albatross for days at a time. Incredibly, I did a...
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    The Westsail 32 with the blown engine and the 2.1...

    The Westsail 32 with the blown engine and the 2.1 knot average
    Speed for nearly 8 days is “HULA”, and my name is Bill Stange.
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    Woo hoo! Just got back from my new qualifier. ...

    Woo hoo! Just got back from my new qualifier.
    I went out the Strait of Juan de Fuca and back for the 400 NAUTICAL (!)
    miles. Scared myself half to death when my Yanmar 53 diesel decided to
    do...
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