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    CHANGABANG aboard STAR LIMA is steaming north at...

    CHANGABANG aboard STAR LIMA is steaming north at 15.4 knots in the Pacific from Panama to Puerto Quetzal, Guatamala. Apparently she will then call at Manzanillo, MX, before embarking for San Diego. ...
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    A Man a Plan a Canal Panama Good news for...

    A Man a Plan a Canal Panama

    Good news for those who've caught a case of "waiting-for-the-boatitis: CHANGABANG, aboard bulk carrier STAR LIMA, is currently transiting the Panama Canal. Once...
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    I can think of half a dozen scenarios where being...

    I can think of half a dozen scenarios where being able to remove a halyard from the head of a sail on a RTW attempt would be advantageous. The only knot that can be released without a knife after...
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    World Speed Sailing Record Council records...

    World Speed Sailing Record Council records "unassisted" Round the World voyages validated by Stan Honey's "Black Box" that is required equipment. The Black Box belongs to the WSSRC and tracks the...
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    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do: Escape...

    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do: Escape insanity gripping our nation.

    Prepped for off the grid, 25 miles from the nearest store, Annie and I towed her canned ham, RUBY, 2.5 hours south to...
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    I'm not sure a polyester halyard is a mistake in...

    I'm not sure a polyester halyard is a mistake in PJ's application. Apparently an old, hi-tech halyard has chafed on CHANGABANG. If I were planning on sailing 25,000 odd miles, I would want means to...
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    CHANGABANG arrives tomorrow at Panama Canal...

    CHANGABANG arrives tomorrow at Panama Canal aboard M/V STAR LIMA.

    https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/STAR-LIMA-IMO-9593866-MMSI-257844000

    If you click on the yellow dot in the center of the...
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    Tom is correct. Pfeiffer Pt. is 7 miles...

    Tom is correct. Pfeiffer Pt. is 7 miles southeast of Pt. Sur. I've poked in there a couple of times, even anchored once for 30 minutes. The bottom is foul with poor holding. Swell wraps around...
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    Though cursed by many stuck in their cars with...

    Though cursed by many stuck in their cars with Highways 17 and 1 closed, as well as many local streets, because of fallen trees and live wires, yesterday was a splendiforus time here in...
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    Though I have not spoken with PJ regarding his...

    Though I have not spoken with PJ regarding his proposed route nor timing, I have studied pilot charts, taken world ocean weather classes, and sailed much of his route from California to Australia.
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    5106 Words fail me...

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    Words fail me...
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    5101 What can happen singlehanded when falling...

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    What can happen singlehanded when falling asleep on approach to Hilo, Hawaii. The 63 foot ketch MIDWAY ISLAND, 34 days from Los Angeles, had its skipper helo rescued in a Billy Pugh net...
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    I'm proud to say younger brother Scott, of...

    I'm proud to say younger brother Scott, of Annapolis, MD., has been nominated for the National Sailing Hall of Fame...competition is stiff with 129 submissions, including Walter Cronkite, Nathanial...
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    Capt. Ivo aboard BARZAN in the Persian Gulf is...

    Capt. Ivo aboard BARZAN in the Persian Gulf is following this SSS Forum and thanks you for your questions and comments. Unfortunately, he has a data limit and couldn't view the BARZAN video I posted....
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    Thanks for your questions and I shall query Ivo...

    Thanks for your questions and I shall query Ivo when he next has time to chat. Currently BARZAN is entering the Gulf of Oman, heading into the Persian Gulf, to the Port of Jebel Ali, port for Dubai....
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    5096 As you may recall, Capt. Ivo (in photo...

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    As you may recall, Capt. Ivo (in photo above sailing Alameda Estuary), of the ultra-large container ship MSC TORONTO, allowed me to visit aboard his ship, 400 miles west of Santa Cruz, Sept....
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    Yes, the Piratess and Hound will be visiting this...

    Yes, the Piratess and Hound will be visiting this evening. Sure to be stories re recent passage Tahiti to Hawaii DH. No "rooms" aboard here at CBC. Just cabins available
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    Howard Spruit and I recently completed laying new...

    Howard Spruit and I recently completed laying new bamboo hardwood flooring at Capitola Boat Club.
    The 27 year old Berber rug and its underlayment had reached their half life. Though unseen, whispers...
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    Though I haven't been there recently, Napa Valley...

    Though I haven't been there recently, Napa Valley Marina is good bet. Dry Storage for Monohulls 20' to 35': $150.00 per mo. 36' to 44': $4.25 per ft. per mo. 45 & Up:$5.00 per ft. per mo. ...
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    One wouldn't think the San Juan Islands of...

    One wouldn't think the San Juan Islands of Washington State being a snow scene like the Bavarian Alps...
    2 feet of snow in Port Townsend...

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    Good sailing friends live atop Mt. Dallas,...
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    Documentation is not an option for non-citizens. ...

    Documentation is not an option for non-citizens. The below was written by a maritime lawyer in Marlin Magazine in 2017. I do not vouch for its accuracy. I've seen more than a few vessels in this...
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    CHANGABANG is safely tied up this morning in...

    CHANGABANG is safely tied up this morning in Antwerp, presumably waiting for a lock/bridge opening to approach the marina...The crew has earned a break. Congrats, not an easy winter passage
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    Less than 50 miles to go now to Antwerp, Belgium...

    Less than 50 miles to go now to Antwerp, Belgium for CHANGABANG. Again, good timing by Antoine and crew as they will be able to navigate up the narrowing, winding, sandbar ridden, and heavily...
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    Taking into account tides in their vicinity are...

    Taking into account tides in their vicinity are currently 33 feet springs (!) with currents to 12 knots.. CHANGABANG is getting a most favorable push with the northeast running flood. Good timing at...
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    I noticed this afternoon that CHANGABANG is on...

    I noticed this afternoon that CHANGABANG is on AIS and is ~ 30 miles west of St. Nazaire on the west coast of France, position 47-15 N x 002-40 W, headed west at about 5.5 knots...The AIS name is...
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