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    Hi Bob, Thanks, you have always been a friend...

    Hi Bob,

    Thanks, you have always been a friend and I respect your thoughts. In this case, we must agree to disagree. I feel we are already *way* to far down the path of the coasties (government)...
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    We don't have a thread about the comm plan but...

    We don't have a thread about the comm plan but since you are all now *required* to carry the transponder is a twice daily checkin still necessary? The *only* purpose of the comm plan and checkins...
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    I just talked to Rob and found out the tracker is...

    I just talked to Rob and found out the tracker is no longer an optional piece of equipment for this race it is now required. I am not willing to have it on board under these circumstances (on...
  4. Solid Brass Belt Buckles for previous Transpac'ers

    Hi All,

    In recent years the belt buckles were brass plated pewter so if you actually wore them the brass plating wore off and they looked crappy. I am in charge of arranging belt buckles for this...
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    WOW!!! I havn't been on the forum for a while it...

    WOW!!! I havn't been on the forum for a while it seems..... As to the tracking info, I think from the posts this is *way* out of hand. I was comm boat for much of the last two races and I relayed...
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    Jim, Just catching up and saw the post about...

    Jim,

    Just catching up and saw the post about your accident. Very glad you're OK (sorta) and very sorry you won't be making the trip with us in 2012. With the extra weight you're adding I might...
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    Heck Tom, It took me 22 days to get back from...

    Heck Tom,

    It took me 22 days to get back from HI last time, so 24 to Tahiti is NBD..... Course the time might have had something to do with a notable lack of wind (in both directions for that...
  8. Thread: Shtp 2012

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    Jake, I have a CARD system on Dream Chaser. ...

    Jake,

    I have a CARD system on Dream Chaser. In the 2008 Transpac I ran it a lot and it never once went off even when large ships that the AIS picked up were visible. In the 2010 Transpac I...
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    Ronnie, I haven't been keeping up, have you...

    Ronnie,

    I haven't been keeping up, have you gotten a new ride?????

    John
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    Ronnie and Jim, You both planning on the 2012...

    Ronnie and Jim,

    You both planning on the 2012 Transpac???? Me too as it stands now. I will probably do the longpac this year too unless AJ needs my help. Might even spend a couple months in...
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    Hi AJ, I haven't been on the forum since I got...

    Hi AJ,

    I haven't been on the forum since I got back from HI till tonight. Congrats on being chairman for the Longpac *AND* the transpac!!!! You are a glutton for punishment. I was reading an...
  12. Dream Chaser would love to play radio this...

    Dream Chaser would love to play radio this evening too. I will get Al Germain on too.
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    I do not and have never owned or desired to own...

    I do not and have never owned or desired to own an MP3 player. I don't watch broadcast TV and don't read a newspaper, so there's nothing for me to miss out on the ocean really.

    As for idle time,...
  14. AJ Thanks for the coordinates. I will probably...

    AJ Thanks for the coordinates. I will probably be there before you. I have to work on the radar installation and might as well do it there. For Adam, I can bring some test equipment and we can...
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    Well done Mark!!! I know Jan and I were hoping...

    Well done Mark!!!

    I know Jan and I were hoping for a miracle, but it wasn't to be. Sooo surprising too since Tom was *very* carefull. Always had his vest on and kept the tether attached to the...
  16. Hi Adam and AJ, I am taking a short break at...

    Hi Adam and AJ,

    I am taking a short break at home but back to the boat Saturday AM. Rafting outside the Corinthian sounds like fun, need to make sure the windlass is working anyway. Boat made it...
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    George, I am just getting caught up on the...

    George,

    I am just getting caught up on the forum. I just bought a 710 and I think most everything you need to know is in the manual which is available on line if you got a used radio and it...
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    Sticky: Hi Skip, Again thanks for a great and very...

    Hi Skip,

    Again thanks for a great and very detailed discussion. We will miss you in Hanalei this time!

    John H
    Dream Chaser
  19. Thread: free ride

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    As for water rides, Dream Chaser will have a...

    As for water rides,

    Dream Chaser will have a dinghy with outboard (which will hopefully run this time, it didn't in 08) and an inflatable kayak so I can do some ferrying when I am on board. I...
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    Sticky: Hi Skip, Much more complex than what I *should*...

    Hi Skip,
    Much more complex than what I *should* have done in 08 which was to follow you. Andy Hall told me I should do that and I didn't listen. :-)

    Thanks for taking the time to do this for...
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    Hi Samuel, I got it at HodgesMarine.com. Total...

    Hi Samuel,
    I got it at HodgesMarine.com. Total with 2 day shipping was $1423 for the 710. It arrives today.

    Good Luck!

    John
    Dream Chaser
  22. I have both a Miltech AIS receiver that I use...

    I have both a Miltech AIS receiver that I use with the computer and the Nobeltech program and the standalone AIS Radar (thanks to Mark Deppe :-)) I almost never use the Miltech unit because of the...
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    Hi Again Samual, I just thought I would let you...

    Hi Again Samual,
    I just thought I would let you know I just plunked down the $$$ for an Icom M710. I had thought about installing a ham radio opened up for the marine bands (I have several), but...
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    Hi Samuel, Icom makes a great radio and the...

    Hi Samuel,

    Icom makes a great radio and the problem I had had nothing to do with the age of the radio. It had an intermittant problem that the factory could not duplicate. It happens, but,...
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    90 Days from the start and......

    Hi All,

    In case anyone is feeling pressed, I just thought I would let you know how Dream Chaser is coming. I had the bulhead that holds the chainplates for the after lowers and intermediates on...
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