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    Quote Originally Posted by jamottep View Post
    Yes, yes ... November 2019?
    Yup. Find a pony.

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    It was in fact originally sponsored in large part by Lucent.
    It was actually sponsored by Ascend who was purchased by Lucent so they inherited the program, then scrapped it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnar View Post
    Yup. Find a pony.

    I plan to go sailing on this boat tomorrow, seeing that it is for sale and somehow fits the bill, although the re-fit is outside my budget ...

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1986...1#.WrWRuojwbIU

    And there is this:

    http://www.chamberlainyachts.com/yac...i-girl-234734/

    I am not sure that $55,555 is a properly sized budget for this kind of trip ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamottep View Post
    I plan to go sailing on this boat tomorrow, seeing that it is for sale and somehow fits the bill, although the re-fit is outside my budget ...

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1986...1#.WrWRuojwbIU
    't was a good day sailing. The boat is under the care of the Silicon Valley Sailing Club, a group of friendly Japanese. They were very welcoming and open. I had a great time and it felt good being on a big boat again. I was even treated to lunch!

    We left Jack London square at 9:30, sailed under the GG bridge, and back under asym through Raccoon (where the A2 went down), all the way to Richmond-San Rafael bridge then turned around and headed back. Because of the boat's very deep draft we had to wait before entering.

    The boat has tiller steering and is very responsive. For its size it's light at a bit less than 6 tons. We were usually close to or above 10 kts. It would be a good choice. The one thing to validate is how the keel was fitted to the hull. It is very deep and narrow, with a bulb.

    The re-fit is daunting, which is something that I've been trying to steer away from due to lack of time, funds and experience. I wouldn't be able to do this alone with this boat, getting ready that is.
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    I emailed Van de Stadt and received a response from the builder. In short his response says that the boat was essentially built for a one race event and is now too old and tired for what I'm considering doing with it.
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    One theme that keeps coming back for solo sailors venturing in the roaring forties and beyond is being rolled over, usually with some sail up. That's asking a lot from the standing rigging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamottep View Post
    One theme that keeps coming back for solo sailors venturing in the roaring forties and beyond is being rolled over, usually with some sail up. That's asking a lot from the standing rigging.
    Go here - http://figure8voyage.com/blog/ and check out what Randy is dealing with after being knocked down in the Indian Ocean in a boat wholly and intentionally build for high latitude sailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Go here - http://figure8voyage.com/blog/ and check out what Randy is dealing with after being knocked down in the Indian Ocean in a boat wholly and intentionally build for high latitude sailing.
    Yeah. Poor Moli. Brave Randall. I think I’ll stay around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Go here - http://figure8voyage.com/blog/ and check out what Randy is dealing with after being knocked down in the Indian Ocean in a boat wholly and intentionally build for high latitude sailing.
    Yes, that's one of the guys I was thinking of. The others I came across recently are:
    1. Vito Dumas (just finished one of his books);
    2. https://www.guirecsoudee.com

    Vito's rig was short and pictures show 3 chainplates on the main mast. Modern designs have tall rig and a single chainplate. Randall's boat seems to have 5 or at least 5 shrouds, some lower, some upper and one doubled up, then 2 backstays. I wonder how Webb's boat is rigged.
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