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  1. #11
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    Brian, glad you're home and safe. Ca
    n't thank you enough for your mid ocean texts. Made my day. cheers, Peter

  2. #12
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    Brian, you devil, it looks like you made a straight beeline home. Some day I'll tell you what you missed up at 41N!

    Nice going and a grand time at Nawiliwili with you all.

    Christian
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    Brian,

    Welcome home to you and MARIS. A most excellent passage.

    ~sleddog

  4. #14
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    Thanks all, it is wonderful to be home again, though I do miss those Hawaiian waters. The passage was much more pleasant than I had expected.

    The stats:
    Time en route: 22 days
    Average VMG: 4 kts
    Fuel used: 14 gallons
    Fresh water used: 30 gallons
    Hours motoring: 21
    Highest latitude: 37˚47'

    The weather was crazy. Crazy nice for the most part and crazy in that we were able to make easting pretty much from day one. Big header about a 1/3 of the way that forced us N-NW for 24 hours before tacking south again. The wind regained its senses 12 hours later and we were again reaching E-NE. The highest we went was around North Farallon Island. 1 night spent becalmed and rolling around, too much debris in the water to motor at night in that area. 1 giant steel submerged mooring ball cleaved by Maris' bow. No significant breakages or wear that I am aware of. Worst weather were conditions almost exactly like those at the start of the race in almost exactly the same area; the last 200 or so miles from the coast. Lots of storms and lightening in that home stretch, very confused seas.

    Brian

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  5. #15
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    Nice work, Brian.
    Good to see you and Maris home after what appears to be an interesting and fast passage.
    Fair Winds for the future, Ken

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    Welcome home, Brian! Glad the weather was mostly pleasant. It looked like you had to dodge a few hurricanes.

    Carliane

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