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    2022 Singlehanded Golden Globe Race

    The 2022 edition of the Golden Globe singlehanded non stop round the world race for traditional boats started yesterday with 16 skippers.

    Tracker is here: ...
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    Economics: Lofrans Manual Windlass $300 used...

    Economics:

    Lofrans Manual Windlass $300 used from an auto detail shop in Stockton sourced on Craigslist. It works great.
    3" hawse pipe and lid $30 Blue Pelican in Alameda. Sometimes they have...
  3. Thread: Drakes Bay 2022

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    Here's my setup. Lofrans Royal manual windlass;...

    Here's my setup. Lofrans Royal manual windlass; 100' of 5/16s HT chain; 100' of 1/2 three strand line. The chain goes around the windlass 270 degrees so it will accept a 5/16s shackle connecting...
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    Mike I agree with Intermission’s observation...

    Mike

    I agree with Intermission’s observation that you were extremely fortunate to have not been injured given the sequence of events you described. The forces developed on the bow of a 35’ boat...
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    I also have an Ericson 34-2 (Kalia) sailing out...

    I also have an Ericson 34-2 (Kalia) sailing out of Sausalito. It has the more standard cable and sheave steering to a quadrant not rack and pinion. I also have a Monitor windvane and a Raymarine...
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    #5 Definitely motoring. From the Pacific Cup...

    #5 Definitely motoring. From the Pacific Cup 2022 NOR:

    5.1. Cruising Division
    The Cruising Division will race with an allowance for motoring.
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    Vendee Arctique 2022 Started Earlier Today

    3,500 nm France around Iceland and back. 25 participants. Qualifier for Vendee Globe 2024.

    Excellent tracker here:

    https://www.vendeearctique.org/en

    Dock walk and boat review here:
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    Skip Oddly enough, I have some information on...

    Skip

    Oddly enough, I have some information on Freelance. On May 16th, I discovered an absolutely perfectly restored 1980s Shannon 28 cutter named Summer berthed in Pelican Harbor in Sausalito. ...
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    Todd reversed course this morning at 1:21 am at N...

    Todd reversed course this morning at 1:21 am at N 37.09 W 123.96. Any news?
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    Good detailed information on this Ericson Yachts...

    Good detailed information on this Ericson Yachts forum thread on replacing a Hurth transmission on a Universal M25XP engine including costs, sources for the Twin Disc and some issues to consider...
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    Brian What was the cost of the new Twin Disc...

    Brian What was the cost of the new Twin Disc transmission? Did a local vendor provide it or were there shipping costs involved? About how many hours were involved in swapping out the new unit for...
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    I have looked up to Kenichi Horie for many years....

    I have looked up to Kenichi Horie for many years. To me, he showcases some of the best qualities of the single handed sailor: consistent devotion to his craft, independence of thought, fearless...
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    Horie-sama's tracker is here: ...

    Horie-sama's tracker is here:
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    I have been experimenting with InReach Explorer...

    I have been experimenting with InReach Explorer for the past six months. Seems pretty solid and it's a relatively low power solution. Unlimited tracking points for $24.95/month plus texting send...
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    Dave Thanks for posting the race documents. ...

    Dave Thanks for posting the race documents. Massive undertaking - well done!

    Regarding the NOR, page one refers to the dates July 5 - 12, but the schedule in section 11 has the race start on...
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    Thanks for that clarification Dave. What's the...

    Thanks for that clarification Dave. What's the plan for posting the full 2022 Longpac SER?
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    7220 Kalia is a 1987 Ericson 34-2 I bought...

    7220

    Kalia is a 1987 Ericson 34-2 I bought about six months ago. Berthed in Alameda for the last ten years, her owners were out of state and the boat needed lots of attention to systems which...
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    Thanks Bob. Seems like you came up with a couple...

    Thanks Bob. Seems like you came up with a couple of good solutions. I didn't realize the requirement had changed over the years.

    I probably will wait for the 2022 Longpac SER to be posted before...
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    Longpac Storm Jib Question

    Section 3.33.4 of the 2019 Longpac Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) states that a "storm jib shall be equipped with an alternate means of attachment to the headstay in the event of the failure of...
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    Thanks, Bill!

    Thanks, Bill!
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    Must have been a dream, but a really good one......

    Must have been a dream, but a really good one...

    Steve Saul

    SHTP 2004 Kaien Waterline 45
    SHTP 2014 Grace Pretorien 35
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    Bob Bill Merrick apparently never told you his...

    Bob
    Bill Merrick apparently never told you his side of the story of his rescue by the USCG on the return trip from the 2006 SHTP. The fact that he was returning from an SSS event does not relieve...
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    Bob, with respect, the SSS already legislates a...

    Bob, with respect, the SSS already legislates a great deal about how we each sail our boats. 80 minimum equipment requirements for the 2015 Longpac, SOLAS training, qualifying sails to get to the...
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    If Mike's account of the 2015 Longpac is not a...

    If Mike's account of the 2015 Longpac is not a wake up call for the SSS, I am not sure what will be an appropriate catalyst for action. Hallucinations and disorientation are not uncommon experiences...
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    Longpac Mavericks?

    Given that the NOAA forecasts are actually pretty accurate over a three or four day period and the current lack of wind the Longpac racers are experiencing was not a surprise, wouldn't it be better...
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