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    Bob, Foxxfyre's weight was grossly...

    Bob,
    Foxxfyre's weight was grossly underestimated in the manufacturers brochure. After many years in the water, the hull was saturated with water, which contributed quite a bit to the basic weight...
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    Hello Lee, The odds of arriving in Hanaleii at...

    Hello Lee,
    The odds of arriving in Hanaleii at midnight in a squall are just as good as arriving in the daylight with clear weather. Having done both, I will say that regardless of the arrival...
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    Howdy everyone, I have anchored in Hanaleii Bay...

    Howdy everyone,
    I have anchored in Hanaleii Bay on 7 ocassions since 1992. Hanaleii Bay is a serious, hard core anchorage and anyone sailing to it would be well advised to ignore people babbling...
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    OlyJeff, I did the SSS TransPac in a Yamaha 33,...

    OlyJeff,
    I did the SSS TransPac in a Yamaha 33, Foxxfyre, in 1992, 1996, and 2000. All in all, I did about 25,000 nm of shorthanded offshore sailing in her, before Doug Soderstrom took her over....
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    If I can be of any assistance with information,...

    If I can be of any assistance with information, tips, mentoring, etc, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email is cmjeffe at attglobal.net. I am in Utah until late May, so you won't have to...
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    Hi, You have a robust boat well suited for...

    Hi,
    You have a robust boat well suited for ocean sailing, and it sounds like you have the gear to manage a long passage, and can probably maintain and fix it. That is a good part of the difficulty....
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    There is a practical approach to getting back...

    There is a practical approach to getting back aboard after a tethered fall. I have carried for years a nylon stepladder, made by sewing steps in a long loop of thin 1" nylon webbing, folded up and...
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    I do not consider a piece of flan the size of a...

    I do not consider a piece of flan the size of a ping pong ball a dessert that I should have to pay $60 for.
    Michael Jefferson
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    Here are my thoughts. Firstly the argument that...

    Here are my thoughts.
    Firstly the argument that a small boat cannot power an SSB is dead wrong. On receive it draws at most only an amp or two. Similar to a VHF. In transmit, although on the highest...
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    Hi all! Mouton Noir is planning to go, pending...

    Hi all! Mouton Noir is planning to go, pending some unrelated issues resolving. I will probably officially enter in the spring, depending on how things turn out with that.

    All the best,
    Michael
  11. Hello everyone! i finally got on the forum!!...

    Hello everyone!
    i finally got on the forum!! Mouton Noir is planning to do the 2014 race, but not signed up yet. Some issues with a relative's health may be an issue. We will see...With respect to...
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    Howdy all, I am pushing very hard to get Mouton...

    Howdy all,
    I am pushing very hard to get Mouton Noir, the Garcia Passoa 47 ready for the TransPac. Although I did the longPac in it a while ago, I need to do another qualifier. I am hoping to get...
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