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    At the risk of talking to myself… 1. Here's some...

    At the risk of talking to myself…
    1. Here's some "Intenet analysis" of the failure that sank Tapio's supposedly bullet-proof boat: (starts about page 12)...
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    Max: Thanks! Thats actually a very do-able and...

    Max: Thanks! Thats actually a very do-able and simple setup. I like simple. What I would not have known was how well it worked. I do have a very old wire plus hanks reacher sort of sail with 40 ft...
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    Here is an Excel spreadsheet with SHTP results...

    Here is an Excel spreadsheet with SHTP results you can play with to get some idea of finish time. Credits are in the spreadsheet. So far only up to 2012 because beyond that I have to scrape each...
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    Quick post as I read above… wrt Monitors at Blue...

    Quick post as I read above… wrt Monitors at Blue Pelican. I was there last weekend (or about) and met an ex-SSS sailor dropping off an old Monitor. You might want to call, apparently they go pretty...
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    I got the same question for myself… I am hesitant...

    I got the same question for myself… I am hesitant to predict any SHTP finish based on PHRF as compared with the Westsail 32s because those Westsail 32s in the SHTP are really good sailors… Look up...
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    Here's a very interesting update with summary of...

    Here's a very interesting update with summary of the Tapio rescue and another breakage. Elliott broke his bowsprit:...
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    Rescue was successful. When I did some research...

    Rescue was successful. When I did some research into the similar Vendee Globe incident that David and Brian referenced in our SHTP seminar all I could really find on that rescue was here:...
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    Does anyone have any experience with YB3i? Fixed...

    Does anyone have any experience with YB3i? Fixed or handheld?

    I am getting less and less impressed with my Iridium GO! Somewhat neutral on my Garmin 86sci.

    I am impressed with the performance...
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    GGR 2022 as a valuable safety reference

    I went to the SHTP seminar that David and Brian gave this week and they referenced the Route du Rhum incidents (a sad finish to this race). I found this:...
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    Thanks David and Brian. That was a very useful...

    Thanks David and Brian. That was a very useful seminar. Could you post your slides? I have a few questions. I think the slides would form the basis for some good Q&A but I dont know whether that...
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    Here is the movie of the unusual HMB race weather...

    Here is the movie of the unusual HMB race weather event. Stolen from Mike Godsey but I know he won't mind as long as I give him credit and point you to his blog that explains what happened......
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    Hope this may help someone next time. This is...

    Hope this may help someone next time. This is what the HMB harbor looked like at 1:14 pm Sunday. It was taken by a windsurfing friend. And here also is the wind sensor data that shows it was blowing...
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    I decided to start the HMB race with a friend,...

    I decided to start the HMB race with a friend, with three of us for dinner, but we tried to do some risk assessment on the way to HMB. The factors, assessment and decision might help another newbie...
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    I just talked with CG Command and they let me...

    I just talked with CG Command and they let me know the distress call I got on Saturday (see above) at about 1:33 pm local was "inadvertent" / "equipment malfunction". Whats interesting is it probably...
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    Kalia: I like that. So the chain goes out to...

    Kalia: I like that.

    So the chain goes out to 100', the attachment line comes up, you hang on to the chain somehow (brake works in this situation somehow) while you untie the line, attach the 1/2"...
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    (Me) >> Hi Kalia. Thanks for the great comments!...

    (Me) >> Hi Kalia. Thanks for the great comments!

    I agree with Intermission’s observation that you were extremely fortunate to have not been injured given the sequence of events you described. The...
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    (Me) >> Thanks Intermission. Thanks Grace. I will...

    (Me) >> Thanks Intermission. Thanks Grace. I will fill in a bit more detail for Intermission then next for Grace ! Keep advice coming, please...

    Since I wasn't there, I probably should not comment...
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    Ted Hoppe Pretty Penny and all on Quantum......

    Ted Hoppe
    Pretty Penny
    and all on Quantum... Huge thanks for you just being there. It's one thing to be in a situation like that quite another to go through it totally alone. You guys were awesome...
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    My next newbie lesson at Drake's Bay was...

    My next newbie lesson at Drake's Bay was anchoring...

    I have anchored a few times but always in controlled and relatively light conditions
    My first time to Drake's Bay
    I was not prepared for how...
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    I had two important newbie lessons from Drake's...

    I had two important newbie lessons from Drake's Bay: Safety and anchoring. This one is on safety... I got an All Ships distress call on VHF.

    Long story short:
    I got an ALL SHIPS SAFETY distress...
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    Liferaft

    My liferaft is coming up for renewal and I have email alerts set for new ones. I don't think I will renew or buy a renewed raft but I may switch from Viking Rescyou Pro valise to canister on the...
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    Hi! As another newbie in a similar situation to...

    Hi! As another newbie in a similar situation to you, I can't offer you much in the way of experience and advice, but I can tell you what I have on my Cal 2-34 (wheel on a YS pedestal similar to...
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    Oh and BTW I got that Stan Honey weather video...

    Oh and BTW I got that Stan Honey weather video from this page, which continuing with my learning as a newbie, was really helpful to me: https://cruisingclub.org/article/weather-seminar-videos-2020
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    Help me out here. I went by the SIs and this:...

    Help me out here. I went by the SIs and this: https://youtu.be/Nl8cGyzakTE?list=PLilS16PFFp6SPQTo3pPeBwdvoO2tPdmbq&t=566 (at that time in the video). That was a very useful video, I know I will have...
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    I have a similar setup to DaveH 1. I have an...

    I have a similar setup to DaveH

    1. I have an Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 phone, like this https://www.bluecosmo.com/inmarsat-isatphone-2-satellite-phone.html but the one time I tried to call David H at...
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