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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    It's fresh in my mind because of Will's boat in the LongPac and because I've been spending time in Surprise!'s stern area, staring at the rudder post, lower bearing, etc. Then we have Sled's post above, "at least five rudders compromised..." then OEX - and the Transpac is still in its early stages.
    Rudder-post Anxiety Syndrome (RPAS) is very real! Heavy doses of carbon fiber can alleviate but not eliminate the symptoms. I speak as a fellow sufferer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    Here's a drone shot of COMANCHE's cockpit and their powered winches.
    This is like those baseball records set by ball players who were doped to gills on steroids. They need as asterix by their 'record' finish time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleddog View Post
    In the bigger fish and breaking news department, two boats I've sailed on have been involved in a rescue 200 miles off the Coast. The modified Santa Cruz 70 OEX, reportedly with rudder post damage and water ingress, has been abandoned, and her all pro crew taken aboard the nearby Andrews-70 PYEWACKET. PYE will be returning to the Mainland carrying 9 extra bodies. But what of OEX with nobody aboard? Her tracker is still working and drifting south at 2 knots.

    Not for long.
    As reported by owner/skipper, Transpac sled OEX sank this morning at 0455 a.m. PDT. The crew was either in the liferaft, or already taken aboard PYEWACKET. They should be back in Long Beach early tomorrow morning with details of catastrophic injury to the hull in the rudder area. Navigator aboard was well known SF Bay Area Express 27 sailor Brendan Busch.

    OEX was short for ORIENT EXPRESS, so named to distinguish from owner's other boat.

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    OEX was built by Bill Lee, was #9 Santa Cruz 70, and launched in 1988 as SILVER BULLET. Her heyday came in the Transpac of 1991 when she was First-to-Finish (Barn Door trophy), first in Class A, and first Overall. Clean Sweep. That year she was navigated by world class navigator and SSS great, Mark Rudiger, who sailed 2 SHTP's and won the SHTP overall on his 29 footer SHADOW FOX in 1984.

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    Not to pour cold water on it, but this is the biggest reason why another SHTP is not a sure thing for me. These collisions, with resulting foil damage and DNFs (or worse), are becoming a frequent occurrence. Not just a regular occurrence, a frequent occurrence. Given the resources it takes to participate, it's a big consideration in the decision.
    Since insurance in a distance range single/doublehanded isn't an option I've always had to come to grips with writing off the hole boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solosailor View Post
    I've always had to come to grips with writing off the hole boat.
    LOL for the Freudian slip.

    It's worse than that though. My worry was not losing the boat; I could eat the cost or be dead. It was going aground on a reef in Hawaii and having to pay for salvage and environmental damage. I got a blanket liability insurance policy for a couple of mil and hoped for the best. Specific marine insurance was not an option as you say.

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