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    Update from Changabang land:...

    Update from Changabang land: https://pjsails.com/raw/

    Ups and downs ... How's Whitall doing with his Open 50?

    Oh, and you did notice the tracker, right?
  2. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Sweet, congrats and happy days of sailing!

    Sweet, congrats and happy days of sailing!
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    https://pjsails.com/the-tracker-is-live/

    https://pjsails.com/the-tracker-is-live/
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    More updates:...

    More updates: https://pjsails.com/out-with-the-new-in-the-with-the-old/
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    Thank you both for the encouragement :-)

    Thank you both for the encouragement :-)
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    Update: https://pjsails.com/mid-may-update/

    Update: https://pjsails.com/mid-may-update/
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    The main difference is that the field of view is...

    The main difference is that the field of view is wider in the second one.

    I'm not sure what drove Bob's decision process. Mine was both informed and opportunistic. There are many ways to go about...
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    When I was in need of mast climbing gear for the...

    When I was in need of mast climbing gear for the 2018 SHTP, I made a stupid decision to buy lots of line and a 5:1 purchase block and tackle system. I'd hoist my own weight by pulling hard. I can't...
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    Ah, yeah, with only two spinnakers, I'm sure to...

    Ah, yeah, with only two spinnakers, I'm sure to finish with none! I wouldn't mind a few spares :-)

    I don't have measurements for these sails. The mast is about 55 feet tall. If anyone has...
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    That's correct, although I now must correct point...

    That's correct, although I now must correct point 4. The heavy is also a masthead spinnaker, even reefed.

    Hi Jackie ... if thing get tangled up ... I just received a mastclimber from ATN to go up...
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    First picture: correct, I did lead the sheets not...

    First picture: correct, I did lead the sheets not so the right way, on both sides! I only discovered when I was already flying the spinnaker, but was able to fix when it came down the first time. I...
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    Oh yeah! Check this out and see if you can spot...

    Oh yeah! Check this out and see if you can spot the problems: https://pjsails.com/whats-wrong-with-these-pictures/
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    Update: https://pjsails.com/the-usual-conditions/

    Update: https://pjsails.com/the-usual-conditions/
  14. Thread: Davis sextant

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    The one that's in here?...

    The one that's in here?
    https://www.starpath.com/catalog/accessories/1998.htm#
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    One word: there are two ways to secure a chafe...

    One word: there are two ways to secure a chafe sleeve. You can splice it or sew it. Splicing can be easily recognized by the whipping, which is what may cause the bunching up. All hypothesis ......
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    Nope, but they look decent, aside from the chafe,...

    Nope, but they look decent, aside from the chafe, which itself was done when the boat was on the dry.



    I can cut some off but it wouldn't be enough to help with the cover damage. Yes, I can see...
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    Rant: all the headsail halyards have major chafe...

    Rant: all the headsail halyards have major chafe damage, except maybe the solent's. The staysail, masthead spinnaker, and 2:1 code fractional spi/code 0/ gennaker have their cover chafed 4/5 through....
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    Well, although it looked like I had remove the...

    Well, although it looked like I had remove the twists when using a messenger line, when I tried to hoist the code 0 again, the halyard was again twisted on its own 4-5 times. I'm not sure what it is....
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    I'll just ping this thread to say that I am still...

    I'll just ping this thread to say that I am still looking for:

    1. Iridium GO preferably with its antenna, wiring and accessories (twice in fact as I need a backup);
    2. Freeze dried food and...
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    Without wanting to boast or doing the "don't jinx...

    Without wanting to boast or doing the "don't jinx it" thing, I would like to highlight a couple things. When I bought Double Espresso I first motored in the Santa Cruz harbor. Those were very timid...
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    Allow me to share a few details about the sail...

    Allow me to share a few details about the sail arrangements on Changabang (CaB for short). I'm not aware of everything since I've not tried everything yet.

    1. Mainsail: Dyneema/Black Technora,...
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    Yep, when I was born ...

    Yep, when I was born ...
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    New cable in place, was one foot too long but...

    New cable in place, was one foot too long but seems to be working. Will see what happens in the long run ...
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    That's exactly what I did to remove the twists...

    That's exactly what I did to remove the twists :-) I think it took 3-4 hoists.

    I'll keep an eye on what happens at the winch going forward. I'm guessing that when I remove the line from the winch...
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