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    Hi Ronnie/Ken/Bob et al!! Good to see you're...

    Hi Ronnie/Ken/Bob et al!! Good to see you're planning it again, Ronnie... and as for Ken - "Good on yah!" Can't keep a good man down...!

    Can I come up from SE/Tahiti across Finish line, if...
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    SSS is unique

    Hi guys!
    Lovely to be back reading all your comments! .... and what AlanH has written is so true - you all make up a great group of people who are simply enjoying sailing with and against each other...
  3. Thread: Wind Vane

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    Hydrovane v Monitor

    Greetings to you all from Cape Town (again - 14 months on...!)
    I've found the Hydrovane to be excellent DDW - and I mean DEAD DOWNWIND...! I was 'parked' in sight of Table Mt well offshore for...
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    Hi Rob! I understand 'Pakele' is leaving around...

    Hi Rob!
    I understand 'Pakele' is leaving around 22 July (I'm planning to leave 26/27 July, which I hear is maybe 2 days after Ronnie on 'Warrior's Wish'?)
    Makes 3 of us headed to Puget Sound (Pt...
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    Poll: Ais

    Hi Bob!
    Can't remember if I've already voted or not....! I have AIS

    Regards to you and family,

    Jeanne
    Guernsey
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    GPS input

    Happy 4th July to all of you from sunny Guernsey!

    FWIW, at least Don knows his EPIRB works....!

    I totally agree with Bob and Mark's comments... ACR have kindly donated (!) their all-singing,...
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    "Nereida"

    Hi Bob
    Thanks for posting picture of my new "Nereida". Maybe I'm biased - but I have to agree she looks lovely!
    I'm presently quietly panicking & losing out on sleep, trying to make sure all...
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    MOM v. Jonbuoy

    Hi Max!

    I 'Googled' the MOM 8 and 9 - looks as though the MOM9, with its separate inflated 'pole', is a poor half-cousin to the Jonbuoy in that it has a raft so person can get out of the water...
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    Jonbuoy

    Hi, Rob!
    Good to hear from you!
    Yes - you've located the precise website for all the info - if you follow your own link in detail, all is made clear!
    Jonbuoy module has a strobe light which comes...
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    Lifesling??

    Just a point here - what if someone has the Jonbuoy module? - which is far better than any pole (ever tried retrieving someone on the end of a pole? - impossible!!) and also way better than the Sling...
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    Shtp2010

    Thanks, Bill!
    Have to figure out my route .... a variety of options!
    Cheers,
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    Shtp2010

    Bill
    I think that date is going to make quite a few people happy - and galvanize a lot more into action to prepare for the start line!
    19th June is the exact day last year that I lost the old...
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    Ok, Jim.... now pull the other one...!!! ...

    Ok, Jim.... now pull the other one...!!!

    Although we do believe you when you say you're 'serious' about the 'pre-race conditioning program' regarding the bottom work... just like last year! That...
  14. Thread: Wind Vane

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    Thanks, Bill! Sounds as though the Hydrovane...

    Thanks, Bill!

    Sounds as though the Hydrovane could meet most of your requirements (seems to behave fine with auxiliary rudder but no servo-pendulum)... let's hope my experience with it comes up...
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    Hi, Paul! Is Hesperus back on the East coast - or...

    Hi, Paul! Is Hesperus back on the East coast - or still in the NW?

    Also just for the record, with talk of drogues & suchlike.... I'm NOT replacing the parachute anchor I had on board the old...
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    I seem to have got onto the Forum when everyone's...

    I seem to have got onto the Forum when everyone's gone back to their winter sleep after their Christmas/winter solstice relaxation&merriment (dog teams, indeed - give me a break, eh!!).... But I'm...
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    :)A Very, Very Happy, Healthy, Harmonious, New...

    :)A Very, Very Happy, Healthy, Harmonious, New Year to all of you!!:)

    I've also been looking over my photos from time to time .... always with happy, warm, 'fuzzy' (!) feelings, remembering all...
  18. Thread: Wind Vane

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    Windsteering ......

    Hi, Bill (and Happy New Year to you and everyone else!)

    I'm writing this from sub-zero (C) Sweden! ...I just wondered what was the model of your 'bad' windsteering gear?? I'm about to instal a...
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    Wildflower

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    I just got to read your story - I'm so very, very sorry. What a painful decision for you to have to make. It'll take a long time for the pain to die down - but your happy memories of times on...
  20. Thread: watermakers?

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    Watermaker failure

    As someone who has a watermaker on board, I must say I regard it as a bonus if it's working - which it (unusually) wasn't when I came up the S. Atlantic this year, when I would have really felt the...
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    From one crazy sailor to another...!!!

    John - Your boat is very aptly named! So glad you not only got your dream back.. but are acting it out ... Good luck to you ... & I couldn't agree more with your 'crazy' statement .... people that...
  22. Thread: TP Trophy Call

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    2006 Navigation Award

    Hi, Tatia!

    So far as I'm aware, my trophy is still sitting safely locked away at Oakland Y.C.

    Cheers,
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    Bad news from Colon

    Hi, Erika!
    Yes - a boat last week went at 15 minutes' notice, 13 days ahead of schedule ..! But had to get Tito from Y.C. here to help with immediate tyres, lines & handlers (paid). I linehandled on...
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    One thin/dehydrated, deceased gecko found on "Nereida"

    Hi, John & Sleddog (name?)

    Thanks for your replies - but I'm sad to say that one very pale, dehydrated, thin, DEAD gecko was found on board "Nereida"on Saturday.

    Obviously, the many flies,...
  25. Thread: AIS antenna

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    AIS Antenna

    I'm using the Milltech Smart Splitter on my VHF antenna - works without any problems... so no extra antenna needed.
    Either feed it into my AIS stand-alone display or into my laptop Nobeltec software...
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