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  1. Thread: What I Saw

    by AZ Sailor
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    I have had the Boat US unlimited towing coverage...

    I have had the Boat US unlimited towing coverage since I bought my first keel boat in 2005. It would take some study of the logs of Sea-Curity to determine exactly how many times we invoked the...
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    Yes, Skip, I saw where you said something to that...

    Yes, Skip, I saw where you said something to that effect in the run-up to the 2018 SHTP, so I investigated what bulb was needed as a spare. Expecting to find a plug-in bulb, I instead found a small...
  3. I'm happy to play inspector for So Cal entries,...

    I'm happy to play inspector for So Cal entries, should there be any.
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    Why not a Southern Division under the auspices of...

    Why not a Southern Division under the auspices of the SSS? Just out of San Diego itself there are three of us from the 2018 SHTP, plus other locals with several SHTP's in their wakes.
  5. Thread: Newbie

    by AZ Sailor
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    No, that is not a long time from now. And 'ready...

    No, that is not a long time from now. And 'ready to go for the most part' is a lot farther from actually ready to go than one would think. It sounds like you are now where I was in the fall of 2016....
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    In the run up to the 2018 SHTP a friend on the...

    In the run up to the 2018 SHTP a friend on the dock asked if I had a backup to my hydraulic below-deck AP. No, said I, smug in the knowledge that the Monitor wind vane would be my primary means of...
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    Maybe? The 32 has LWL of 26', and the 40 has...

    Maybe? The 32 has LWL of 26', and the 40 has 34'. Using what I think is the formula for theoretical hull speed, of 1.34 x square root of LWL, gives the 32 a hull speed of 6.83 kts, which is 87% of...
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    It has been interesting, if a little confusing,...

    It has been interesting, if a little confusing, to follow Randal Reeves over the last few days. The posts have not been coming in in sequence.

    The most recent report, of the events of May 26, is...
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    As we continue to publicly plumb the depths of my...

    As we continue to publicly plumb the depths of my ignorance, let me see if I'm starting to understand: The polar diagram is produced by a velocity prediction program, giving you the theoretical best...
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    Nice, indeed. Now can someone please post an...

    Nice, indeed. Now can someone please post an Excel template that can take the data points and produce the Spirograph-like chart typically used to display polars? I'm not very good with graphing...
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    Great stuff, Skip. Thanks. Here are the slides...

    Great stuff, Skip. Thanks. Here are the slides that go with the video: http://honeynav.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Hawaii-Race-tactics-and-weather.pptx
  12. I haven't found raster charts for the whole world...

    I haven't found raster charts for the whole world yet, but . . .

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    The equivalent agency to NOAA in either Australia or New Zealand has most of Oceania. I don't remember where I found...
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    Yes, he says that one key is you must be able to...

    Yes, he says that one key is you must be able to hold the working jib sheet with one hand without a winch to get it rigged. I.e., needs to be small boat/small headsail.

    I think this is how it...
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    Many thanks Greg, Don, and everyone for going...

    Many thanks Greg, Don, and everyone for going through the effort to post pictures here. Social-media-challenged croozing schlubs like me would not see them otherwise. Sail on, people.
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    To these questions, in order: There is, of...

    To these questions, in order:

    There is, of course, an identical strap on the port side. These are the stainless steel plates installed to take the bridle for the Jordan Series Drogue he carried. ...
  16. Thread: Surprise!

    by AZ Sailor
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    New in 2019 for NCORC, but this was part of the...

    New in 2019 for NCORC, but this was part of the SER for the 2018 SHTP. Someone questioned whether that was necessary for a single-handed race, and someone else replied with a rationale that sounded...
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    . . . and the San Diego Chapter of the 2018 SHTP...

    . . . and the San Diego Chapter of the 2018 SHTP Alumni Association was able to convene a lunch meeting with Webb last Tuesday.


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    Bill Meanley, Webb Chiles, yours truly, David Clark.
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    This was not a problem. Shipments from...

    This was not a problem. Shipments from well-wishers poured in. Before he left Silver Gate yesterday, he mentioned that he had so many bottles of Lafroaig on board Gannet he wasn't sure how to stow...
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    Fun day today. 4240 Watching him coming in,...

    Fun day today.

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    Watching him coming in, he was so slow motoring with the electric outboard that I feared his battery might have died. But the unit still showed +/- 90% power when he turned...
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    At 07:15 this morning, Webb Chiles and Gannet...

    At 07:15 this morning, Webb Chiles and Gannet made landfall in San Diego, completing his 6th circumnavigation and Gannet's first -- no doubt the first ever by a Moore 24. By a fluke of time and...
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    Pretty much agree with Greg. I like D the best...

    Pretty much agree with Greg. I like D the best and C the least.
  22. Thread: Shtp 2020!

    by AZ Sailor
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    We had a pretty nice flotilla coming back in 2018...

    We had a pretty nice flotilla coming back in 2018 -- 8 racers as I recall, about half with crew and half single handed. Besides the SHTP boats we had Rob on Tiger Beetle, Mike and Angie on Madrone,...
  23. Thread: Shtp 2020!

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    Doubt that. Because your written description is...

    Doubt that. Because your written description is not terrible.
  24. Thread: Surprise!

    by AZ Sailor
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    The brand is Xintext Propane Fume Detection...

    The brand is Xintext Propane Fume Detection System, model P-1B-R. Made for boats, with a 20' cable to connect the sensor to the display unit. Propane is heavier than air so the sensor needs to be...
  25. Thread: Surprise!

    by AZ Sailor
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    My prior boat had a two-burner alcohol stove top,...

    My prior boat had a two-burner alcohol stove top, so I had similar concerns when talking ownership of Morning Star, with her nearly 30 year old propane oven & stove and hoses of unknown age. Nothing...
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