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    Make the arm as long as possible and attach the...

    Make the arm as long as possible and attach the TP at the very end. Should work fine, especially for day sails and motoring. My wimpy TP has steered my 20 000 lb boat to Hawaii and back twice...
  2. About every 1500 miles... I was using cheap...

    About every 1500 miles... I was using cheap double-braid. It tended to wear the outer cover at the turning blocks even though they had perfect fair-leads.
  3. The Aries has the same problem with tiller lines...

    The Aries has the same problem with tiller lines chafing where they go through the holes at the rudder. Plastic tubing helps, but the easiest way to deal with it is to tie a loop in the end of the...
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    Is the main 3Di endurance?

    Is the main 3Di endurance?
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    This buoy (46027) often does not survive the...

    This buoy (46027) often does not survive the winter.....the current buoy has only been in place a few months. Similarly, the channel buoy here in Brookings that marks the rocks in the river often...
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    In the end it wasn’t as bad as predicted. The...

    In the end it wasn’t as bad as predicted. The biggest gust I saw was about 55k ... sustained winds in the low 40s. Fairly common conditions in the winter here. We’re grateful it wasn’t worse.
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    In the eye now. Sorry for the huge pics, feel...

    In the eye now. Sorry for the huge pics, feel free to edit
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    Still dropping 4920

    Still dropping
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    Yes, well here in southern Oregon we are tying...

    Yes, well here in southern Oregon we are tying things down. House roof is next.

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  10. Interesting.

    Interesting.
  11. 1. ORGANIZINGAUTHORITY: The Pacific Singlehanded...

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    The Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association located in Marina Del Rey, California, is organizing the 2020 Shaka Challenge Race from Marina Del Rey to Hanalei Bay, Kauai,...
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    Anchor at Port Orford just under Cape Blanco..??...

    Anchor at Port Orford just under Cape Blanco..?? Bad in a southerly though. Maybe go into Tomales bay ... close to home
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    Thanks for making my point! Great effort BTW

    Thanks for making my point! Great effort BTW
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    Really? How do you know this? There were no other...

    Really? How do you know this? There were no other Spencer 35’s racing in NCPHRF at the time that I’m aware of
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    If this true? If so it would explain a lot.

    If this true? If so it would explain a lot.
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    Are you being obtuse? :) One sailed with a non...

    Are you being obtuse? :) One sailed with a non engine rating of 96, and the other sailed with no engine and gained 3 seconds a mile.
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    Not really, unless the NCPHRF committee came up...

    Not really, unless the NCPHRF committee came up with the formula you just emailed me.
    So the two O30 results one above the other In the top 10 are not apples to apples. Taking nothing away from...
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    You are not following, its 6 seconds between the...

    You are not following, its 6 seconds between the two 030's 96 vs 102. 3 seconds for the headsail, 3 for the motor. So the point stands, the rating is 3 seconds different between the boats, both...
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    6 seconds with the genoa. Come on, lighten up.......

    6 seconds with the genoa. Come on, lighten up.... and how were those adjustments made? By the PHRF committee?
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    Thanks...my email is...

    Thanks...my email is gary@[gcbmarineservice.com]... remove the brackets.

    As far a changing historical results, the O30 that won last year had a 3 second advantage over Bill Stange's O30 ..... so...
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    Haha! I’ve heard people say the SHTP should be...

    Haha! I’ve heard people say the SHTP should be called “The Olson challenge” but this puts a whole new spin on things!
    Seriously though, how are the modified SHTP ratings determined, and are they...
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    Thanks for that... which leads to, who determines...

    Thanks for that... which leads to, who determines the modified PHRF ratings for SHTP?
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    Bob groks that the boats with a higher rating...

    Bob groks that the boats with a higher rating seem to have an advantage....
    How does the PHRF committee reconcile the SHTP results into the NCPHRF ratings.... or do they?
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    Looks like Jeanne Socrates will finish her second...

    Looks like Jeanne Socrates will finish her second nonstop solo circumnavigation from the west coast today or tomorrow....making her the oldest person to do so. Have to admire her determination.
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    "Biltong" Berty. Jerky is the north american...

    "Biltong" Berty. Jerky is the north american version of biltong. I leave the rest to your imagination. Berty was famous for his exploits with VOORTREKKER..

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