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    Yeah. You would want a clip-in point Iím the...

    Yeah. You would want a clip-in point Iím the cockpit. In my configuration they wouldnít allow you much free movement in the cockpit.
    Gybing mainsíl might be a bit of a fire drill alright. A...
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    dinghy no longer available. Chopped up for future...

    dinghy no longer available. Chopped up for future patches and glue-on bits and pieces for it's new replacement.
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    Dinghy for Hanalei Bay

    If anyone that is going to do the next SHTP and is in need of an inflatable dinghy to get back and forth to your boat in Hanalei Bay....do I have a deal for you!!

    A 8 foot Achilles hypalon for...
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    Congratulations

    Hooray for Canada !!!! Congratulations Peter . And put a beer on ice for the General

    Jim/Haulback
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    More of the same. I've done several trips back...

    More of the same.

    I've done several trips back to the BC from Hawaii, the best being 17 days from Hanalei to Cape Scott at the north tip of Vancouver Island with Haulback, and the slowest 31 days...
  6. Thread: A Bit of News

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    Bill. Thank you for letting us all know - not,...

    Bill.

    Thank you for letting us all know - not, certainly, that it is the sort of news we want to get from you - but do know that I will be rooting for you all the way

    You may recall that I got...
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    new kid in town

    Hi to everuone.

    Haulback blew into the Bay last week and took a berth at Marina Village (gate 10 - by the slipways) Anyone in the area do drop by for a visit. We'll be here probably 'til the end...
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    New computer for Haulback???

    Hi everybody....

    Have to replace computer on board and am seriously considering buying one from Island Time PC.

    website address ......... http://www.islandtimepc.com/marinepc.html
    ...
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    Hey Skip: Look forward to meeting up with you...

    Hey Skip:

    Look forward to meeting up with you in the Gulf Islands this summer. Let me know when you are headed up this way. I am sure Haulback will be up for it by then.

    Jim
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    Hey Max Yes it was/is John Bassingthwaite who...

    Hey Max
    Yes it was/is John Bassingthwaite who now owns ex-Zapped.

    As I said before..no problemo on the rides. That's one of the things RC is supposed to do in Hanalei.

    Will be down In the...
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    Zapped resurfaces!!

    Ran into a guy I know last week - actually he was the broker who sold me Haulback (11 years ago next month - how time flies!!) here in Vancouver.

    He is now retired and has himself a new-to-him...
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    Wow...that really sucks!! Glad the skipper is...

    Wow...that really sucks!! Glad the skipper is Ok and he has had a chance to dry off.

    Best wishes for getting the boat back up and running again.

    Jim/Haulback
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    Hey there Mark/Pegasus. Long time, no see ...

    Hey there Mark/Pegasus.

    Long time, no see

    Nice to see you re-surface. If you want to do the next SHTP this is a good time to get started on it. ....and the best place.

    What kind of boat are...
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    Thanks Ronnie, Ken and Skip.......I'm sure...

    Thanks Ronnie, Ken and Skip.......I'm sure everything is going to work out just fine one way or another.

    Still planning on taking off and doing some long-distance cruising again - just that it...
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    go for it, guys. Good on ya'..... Haulback's...

    go for it, guys. Good on ya'.....

    Haulback's entry looks very questionable at this time due to a fully blown-out right knee.

    But I will be watching with great interest.

    Jim/Haulback
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    2012 SH TransPac

    Best of the New Year to all my friends in the SSS - as well as assorted hangers-on like myself.

    Good to see Super-mondo Race Chair (Bob J) poke the bear to arouse next round of race commitee for...
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    Hey Bob.....why not just go sailing if you...

    Hey Bob.....why not just go sailing

    if you wait for a crowd to go with, you may 'miss the bus'

    solo around, in a year, is a J-92.....what could possibly go wrong??

    Doubt I would hang around...
  18. Thread: Shtp 2012

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    How much have I spent over 3 races?? I'd really...

    How much have I spent over 3 races?? I'd really prefer not to think about it.....and I was sponsored for the first one in '02 to the tune of $30K....

    The one thing I can tell you, is that by...
  19. Thread: Race Progress

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    Go Ben !!! Go Al !! See you in Hanalei.... ...

    Go Ben !!! Go Al !! See you in Hanalei....

    Fair winds and straight wakes

    Jim/Haulback
  20. Thread: Race Progress

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    I can hear from here in British Columbia the...

    I can hear from here in British Columbia the whining and sniveling from all the other race vets as well, reading the logs and wishing they were out there sharing in the thrills, spills and fun of it...
  21. Thread: To all racers

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    To all racers

    Many congratulations to all the competitors who stuck it out and made it to the start line for this year's Singlehanded Transpac Race

    May you have fair winds, reasonable seas and great sailing...
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    Haven't tried it recently, and can only assume it...

    Haven't tried it recently, and can only assume it is still broadcasting, but when I sailed to Hawaii and back the first time - in my previous boat - the only wx info I had access to was on WWV (the...
  23. Thread: free ride

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    free ride

    Who says there is no such thing as a free ride???

    In return for 4 years of bumming free rides up-and-down the hill to Princeton for fuel and provisioning it is, this year, Haulback's turn to pay...
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    I must admit that, in my humble opinion at least,...

    I must admit that, in my humble opinion at least, Mr Starboard has extremely refined taste (not to mention flawless judgement) in his appreciation of classic plastic.

    Lets hear a round of...
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    Good Grief!!! Bigger boats...bigger problems

    Good Grief!!! Bigger boats...bigger problems
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