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    Check your grub screws :-)

    https://www.yachtingworld.com/news/loose-grub-screw-led-to-x-yacht-being-abandoned-mid-atlantic-136886
  2. Rod Collins " Marine HowTo" had a severe stroke

    I have used https://marinehowto.com a lot for DIY boat projects. Referenced it multiple times during prep for 2016 and 2018. Maybe some of you have too.

    The sole proprietor of the (now closed)...
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    Well then. Food for thought...no pun intended.

    Well then. Food for thought...no pun intended.
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    Yep, the exhaust sounds like a small rocket motor...

    Yep, the exhaust sounds like a small rocket motor when the thing is turned up high. I have the outlet located hi on the stern so no issue in the boat but in a marina or crowded anchorage it is going...
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    I installed a "cheap chinese diesel heater"...

    I installed a "cheap chinese diesel heater" (google it) last year before my trip to the TBF. Also installed a CO monitor. I used to use an electric heater when I stayed over in marinas but now I...
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    Swarm Technologies

    New sat tracking outfit. Looks interesting...and cheap. Someone's gonna have to integrate their "swarm tile" into a simple tracking device.

    Brian, you could integrate one of these things into...
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    Well, now I am looking over my shoulder. This is...

    Well, now I am looking over my shoulder. This is the second or third boarding report. I see CG buzzing by all the time on my Delta runs so, sooner or later, I am going to get inspected. The only...
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    Congrats Kyle!!! Great race, but what do you...

    Congrats Kyle!!!

    Great race, but what do you expect from a Cal Maritime alum?
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    Showers on the foredeck, drone flying, ships...

    Showers on the foredeck, drone flying, ships passing becalmed boats, birds in bells, hemp seeds, no wind

    Now that's an SHTP to remember. What fun is wind when you can be in the middle of the...
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    Kyle's tracker is headed south again.

    Kyle's tracker is headed south again.
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    who's sailing X "bottom left" :cool:

    who's sailing X "bottom left" :cool:
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    Meanwhile, David Garman reports Perplexity is...

    Meanwhile, David Garman reports Perplexity is hitting 18 kts on his way down from Seattle.

    A little practice I guess.
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    lodging in Kauai

    Things will be a little different this year in terms of lodging in Kauai. The Yellow House was not available for rent so the RC will be located in a small condo in Princeville. As a result, the couch...
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    Inspection info bump

    bump
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    SHTP 2021 Inspection info.

    as of 6/19/21


    Remote boats,

    Aloha in San Diego -Inspection complete
    Siren in LA - Inspection complete
    Hula in Pt. Townsend - Inspection complete
    Mountain in Bellingham - Inspection...
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    Northwester, I've sent you a PM re inspection. We...

    Northwester, I've sent you a PM re inspection. We should talk.
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    That was a really fun day. I should have entered...

    That was a really fun day. I should have entered the no AP division. I was on the helm almost the entire race.
  18. 2021 SHTP SERs now posted on Jibeset

    SHTP racers, for those who have not yet seen them, SERs are now posted on jibeset

    https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=JACKY_T007588480&DOC=nt&TYP=pdf
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    All joking aside, I understand the value of...

    All joking aside, I understand the value of getting back to basics. I am just thinking about those long...long helm sessions fighting an opposing current in 5 kts of wind.
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    Who the heck needs a depth sounder. Get the old...

    Who the heck needs a depth sounder. Get the old lead line out of the garage. If we're going to do it, lets do it. No plastic hulls either!

    If you don't have one in the garage here's a pretty sweet...
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    No Autopilot?

    Next you'll be asking us to rig ratlines, carry cutlasses and eat hard tack for lunch.

    I will, however, gladly welcome the rum ration.
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    Wow, hopefully Geico does not troll this forum...

    Wow, hopefully Geico does not troll this forum else in addition to getting screwed on my insurance premium every year, I might get cancelled.

    Thanks for the great news Cliff Shaw!!

    With regard...
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    I really like that beautiful little 30 footer in...

    I really like that beautiful little 30 footer in the distance over Synthia's right shoulder.
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    Jackie, Thanks for your track which,...

    Jackie,

    Thanks for your track which, essentially, was my track too since we were fairly close the whole way round.

    My race by the numbers

    1. No wind
    1a. Stuck for an hour trying to get...
  25. I have a spare rudder which I purchased from a...

    I have a spare rudder which I purchased from a guy parting out a Freedom 30. I would not attempt a replacement at sea but, in theory, I could use the same process as described in the video at the...
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