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    Quote Originally Posted by seawisdom View Post
    Thanks Alan! Also thanks for tasting my bilge water and helping me debug the system.
    Will knows that he needs to get right down on his hands and knees. What percentage of their time do singlehanders spend peering down at their bilges? Does Sea Wisdom's bilge hold pinot noir or a chardonney?

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    Here is Michael Chammout, FINALLY wearing his well deserved Long Pac jacket, which went through seven people in its journey to him. Thank you, Michael, for driving me around the course for video taking.

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    Randy Leasure came by and took some terrific photos which are posted elsewhere on this forum and probably lots of other places, too. He also distributed bags full of donut holes. Cruelly left a whole bag on Dura Mater.

    Here are Bob and David pre deployment

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    and Lori on Hang Ten, with George Lythcott's emergency rudder, post deployment

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    Five boats participated in the Second Biennial SSS E Rudder Race: Chris Case on FUGU, the only singlehander out there, Bob Johnston on Surprise! with Alan Hebert as crew, Will Lee on Sea Wisdom with David Herrigel aboard, Lori Tewksbury with Eric the Bowman Extraordinaire (he described himself to me during a party at RYC a year ago) on Lori's Express 27 Hang Ten and Kirk Dennebeim on Mirthmaker, with crew Greg Nelsen and Steve Buckingham.

    Was it a race? Oh, yes! Video to follow, all boats looked beautiful. Who won the awards? Well, Mirthmaker got the barndoor award. Surprise! the Kraken award, Hang Ten the shortest waterline award, FUGU the solo deployment and Sea Wisdom the simplest mechanism. Thank you to Mr Hedgehog for the naming of the awards and the always gracious distribution of them. You've heard the phrase: "There's only one way to get one of these".

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    Lori's Express 27 is Hang 20, perhaps the perfect name for a fast (and wet) double-handed Pac Cup entry.

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    Default The Return Trip: By Container or Sailor?

    2020 SHTP Seminar: The Return Trip

    Yes, yes. The Fiasco is behind us and now itís time to have the next Seminar in preparation for the 2020 Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race.

    Questions to be considered: Do you plan to send your boat back by container? Will you sail her back alone or with crew? Very excellent questions, and there are people who will answer them. Yes, every single one.

    First up: David Herrigel, Winner of the 2016 race on his previous boat, a Wilderness 30, has built a large crate for which people may pay approximately $220 to send extra equipment to Kauai ahead of time. What kinds of equipment? Well, thatís something you will learn at the Seminar. Here is David hard at work at Command Central in Hanalei Bay.

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    David and everybody else who has anything to say about it, will also be on hand to talk about the process of packing up your boat in preparation for the move by container ship. Here is a photo of the boats on trailers in Nawiliwili Yacht Harbor in 2016.

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    Greg Ashby, also a Wilderness Wonk, participated in the 2018 race and then Ė inexplicably, it would seem - sailed home again. Yes, people do that. Hereís a photo of Greg as he re-entered the bay under the Bridge. How do we happen to have that photo? Well, if you sail all the way to Hanalei Bay and back again, we will greet you upon your return, wonít we?

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    Mike Cunningham, on another small boat, a Freedom 30, will be on hand to provide another version of sailing a small boat back from Hanalei Bay. Here is a photo of Mike arriving under the Gate.

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    Canít see him? Well, thatís what happens when you arrive at night. Remember that when you plan your return. Good optics require sunlight. This isnít the BBC.

    And finally, Charlie Casey sailed his Cal 40 to Hanalei solo and then sailed back, but with crew. Charlie will talk about his version of Return by Sailor, on a larger boat and with other people. Here is a photo of Charlie in the SSS Awards Ceremony at the Nawiliwili Yacht Club.

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    Well, okay. Thatís not really Charlie.

    Whatever your plans are, come 'round and talk about them with people who have considered some of the same issues already. Join us on Wednesday night, February 19 downstairs in the Regatta Room of the Oakland Yacht Club @ 7:30 pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Will knows that he needs to get right down on his hands and knees. What percentage of their time do singlehanders spend peering down at their bilges? Does Sea Wisdom's bilge hold pinot noir or a chardonney?

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    Here is an update on what happened to Sea Wisdom during the e-rudder race. After spending a week at KKMI, the water intrusion was related to LongPac repaired rudder post. The boot holding the packing nut holding the packing gland was somehow turned by the rudder post. So the packing gland was not doing it's job. The fix was to make some adjustments so that packing nut will not come lose. Also, we put in 5200 around the boot, covering the packing nut. So this thing is water tight. Yes, future maintenance would be an issue, but I will let KKMI perform it.

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    Default 2020 SHTP Seminar Reminder

    Tonight (February 19, 2020) at the Oakland Yacht Club:*The Return Trip, by Container ship or Sailor?
    7:30 pm downstairs in the Regatta Room

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