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About Norse Horse

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    Squamish, BC Canada
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  1. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    Sea to Sky Sailing stop in Point Roberts for cheap beer? One tack to French Creek? I feel for Dock Rat too, he must have been up all night in Haro strait shipping and cooking in the heat wave here now. Keep the faith... Lagopus with 2 rowing stations seems to be going well this morning. G32 on its way to Sabine Channel to find wind? Navionics ChartViewer Bruce’s Briefs: R2AK Start – Fight the Ebb, Northwesterly Coming – sailish.com
  2. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    Looks bad for wind today north of Nanaimo. Might be some flow offshore at Qualicum.https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=02&siteID=14301 Not much last night til 2am. https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=02&siteID=14301 Always some pucker crossing the BC Ferries lanes into Nanaimo with no engine. https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:3479592/zoom:10
  3. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    Whiskey Golf is not active today. VHF 10 or 1-888-221-1011 https://waggonerguide.com/whiskey-golf-the-reality/ The race to Seymour and the chance to leave your competition behind heats up today. For the slowest boats, anchorages thin out past Nanaimo, with Hornby and Lasqueti islands and possibly Mittlenatch.
  4. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    Sail like a Girl made some local press. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/race-2-alaska-1.4709861 The Olson 30 record stands at 6d15h45m and the current boats have a strong start considering the wind. I think the hairiest Seymour story must be Roger Mann flipping at night. http://tracker.r2ak.com/
  5. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    Sorry too late to edit that is my departure forecast link. Proa does a better job at weather than me On the keelboat matchups, the times to beat are 4d12h59m Jungle Kitty 44ft 4d18h6m Madrona 40ft 6d15h45m Hot Mess O30 7d17h22m West Coast Wild Ones ODay27 8d3h49m Por Favor H33 9d3h4m Willpower Seascape 27 [2 crew] 9d22h54m Aluminum Sharpie N2AK Boys with an honourable mention and 5 determined crew in an open, yes fully open sailboat. https://r2ak.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/20171615-R2AK-Results-1.pdf
  6. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    Ventusky shows the wind easing saturday morning and picking up from the west as the day goes on. This link is from 5am sat morning. https://www.ventusky.com/?p=48.80;-123.74;7&l=wind-10m&t=20180609/12 https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=02&siteID=07003 https://weather.gc.ca/marine/forecast_e.html?mapID=02&siteID=06100 Boats will have it easy this time getting out of PT docks and again into Victoria's inner harbour. A wet delivery today for everyone not there already and some showers for sat morning. Forecast is light winds or none by tuesday. Looking forward to the keelboat matchups, the Angus Rowcruisers versus the RAID boat and Mathieu Bonnier, the deviant Bayliner 17 and Morecambe Bay Prawner and the solo Tornado 20. https://r2ak.com/2018-full-race-participants/ https://www.facebook.com/racetoalaska/ Go R2AK!
  7. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    You have a pedal platform off the transom, some of them fold up out of the way for sailing in seas. Last year, Whistler Wild Ones had a rowing station off the transom in the ODay. He might still have that kicking around if you are interested. Team Dreamcatchers from Cali and Team Lagopus from N Van are Olson 30's listed for the full race. There will be some exciting keelboat matchups this year. https://r2ak.com/2018-full-race-participants/
  8. Norse Horse

    Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Sails look great Tempest. Tugs and log booms would def be a course hazard in Collingwood Channel...
  9. Norse Horse

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Yes The sails appear to be the dacron equivalent of Tom's plywood experiment.
  10. Norse Horse

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    That is an admirable boat for somone to restore. Nice.
  11. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    I just googled to see if any new team came up but nothing not listed. The last 2 races teams were listed right at the last week or 2. I did want to see how many teams switched to pedal drives this year and this is what I found. This years R2AK racers listed to date and what the sailing teams have chosen for auxillary power. Not included are the smaller, primarily human powered craft including 2 Angus Rowcruisers. Interesting to see how many teams have chose both pedal and row for more potential human output and to use different muscles. PEDAL J88 Hotfoot 27 C&C 25 SC27 F24 G32 Nacra Tornado C 970S ROW AND PEDAL Shaw Farrier Eagle Mel 32 Olson 30 Olson 30 Hobie M20-row and SUP paddles ROW Proa Peterson 44 Bene 1st 34.5 Moore 24 S 7.9 Balboa 20 Bayliner 17 Hurley 17 PADDLE C 28CR OTHER Haida 26-push, pull with dinghy Morecambe Bay Prawner-no idea
  12. Norse Horse

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Would that lengthy stop be called the Wild Duck Inn? No need for a mast past that point anyway...plenty of Pitt-falls beyond there, Seagrams Cove, Crack Bay, Meth Arm, Coke Spoon Cove and Blunt Point...the only salvation being a Mission in Mission. Mission boasts a medium correction facility, a low risk facility, bush camps for youth offenders...so plenty of potential customers being released at a weak point in their lives...as well as the largest grow op in Canadian history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission,_British_Columbia No need to reach the head of navigable water at Boston Bar...
  13. Norse Horse

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    I like the look of this one, the largest sharpie I have seen listed out here. What say thou? https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/boa/d/41-cat-ketch-cabin-sharpie/6594502306.html
  14. Norse Horse

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Looking for a pilothouse? Oh, wait, wrong thread... You may well pass on this one... I admire the use of structural headers in the construction, rasta wiring, 2 microwaves for redundancy, claim of plentiful storage with pics of crap everywhere and the expansive flare of the ph at the stern. It is in Richmond on the Fraser, so next ad it will be listed upstream in Mission... We all know you need a guitar or banjo in the pics to sell a lady like this... https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rch/boa/d/38-motorsailer-liveaboard/6599326207.html
  15. Norse Horse

    R2AK 2018

    I have a sliding seat setup now, the tracks are about 30in long. I also have some 12ft sculling oars. I am still not able to row with the oar handles crossing at the end of the stroke like you see Colin Angus do in his Rowcruiser. Rowing a 20ft 1500lb boat loaded with gear, water and battery is more akin to rowing an aluminum cartopper loaded with your fishing buddies or rowing your wide inflatable tender loaded, with the undersized Chinese oars it comes with. The lighter the sliding seat, the better. I have an old Nanaimo RC setup. Have at look at the r2ak videos of Colin, Nate Rooks and Matheiu and other long distance rowers to see how much blade they use in the water with each stroke.