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About Norse Horse

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    Squamish, BC Canada
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  1. Norse Horse

    Tattoo 26- WTF???

    I found some evangelical writings about the purity's and virtues of the Mac. Some kind of religious encleatment occurred here.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    She mentioned a wind shift and the large rollers in her last blog entry. Keep warm, Jeanne!
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    If I lived in Dryden I think my adventure in a sub 20 boat would start at Thunder Bay and take in the Great Lakes then south for the winter. That would be an epic freshwater trip. Here is a great link for your winter reading and an ebook called "A Year in a Yawl" by Russell Doubleday. A Year in a Yawl, by Russell Doubleday—A Project Gutenberg eBook
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    R2AK 2019

    It rates 198 locally and is best described by poster Westcoast boy. "The Windward 30 is a great boat. The first 5 were built in Richmond BC under the name "North Coast 30" in 1969 and 1970. The young engineers who built them to a high structural standard but couldn't make the business end of the operation function. The mold and production rights were sold and renamed "Windward 30." My Dad bought one in 1972. We sailed as a family on her, and 41 years later I am still sailing on it with my family. We have been out in every kind of exciting sailing weather you can imagine, from 45 knot storms in the Gulf of Georgia, to waking up after spending a night ashore and finding that a failed chain on a mooring resulted in her grinding on the beach. These are strong, safe boats. Her sistership, the Surger sailed across the Atlantic and is likely still in the Mediterranean. She sails well. Might be a bit heavy for light airs. There are faster modern designs out there, but for a (now) cheap, safe, reasonably fast boat, this is a good option. "
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    Haha Not judging them, I find their adventure to be inspiring to that generation and brings back memories to older sailors. He does a clear monologue in the video and touches on observations like how the pedestrian crossing light figure in Nassau looks compared to the USA one, out of the blue things like that. Kudos to them for putting that much work into the adventure and the video. I love how they fiqure things out and make do, like a bag of bricks for a kellet. Cal 20 plus 2...
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    Life aboard a sub-20' Sailboat

    You may have seen this Vaeredil, it has a good introduction to some under 20ft sailors like Alfred Johnson and Alain Bombard who sailed offshore in tiny craft. The video starts with an explanation of derelict boats and the fifth type of sailor.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    "Tuesday 11am Going well in NW wind of 24-27kt, soon expected to back to WNW. Bright overcast with very occasional hint of sunshine. earlier.. Seas at 4-5m - pretty big and small sections of crest breaking slightly from time to time - adds to the resulting motion as we often surf a little - at ~8.5kt - as the wave passes by. Impressive to see these big rollers approach our starboard quarter - and catching sight of a majestic albatross gliding on fixed wings above. I'm studying my bird book to remind me of all the other different birds hereabouts - prions, petrels, shearwaters, etc. Weather looking good for next few days' onward passage to the Cape."
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    That listing has a funny pic of chute trim and a closeup of some home wiring.
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    R2AK 2019

    New tream listed from Victoria. 2019 Teams – Full Race Participants | Race to Alaska - sailboat designs of Richard D. Carlson by year - WINDWARD 30 Sailboat Roger Mann filming his human powered effort. Adventure Mann - Posts | Facebook
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    R2AK 2019

    With a weapon like that, why would you not try? I can't see the race ending, it is likely to be held every 2 years. That is a lot of volunteers to call on every year. Hope to see you try for the solo record.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I'll have to do better. How about some interior decorating? I googled the designer Patrick Cotton but little to find other than he built boats out of Half Moon Bay south of SF Cal in the 70's. A Sailnet poster estimated 10,000 ferros were built on the west coast back then.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Must be a turbo'ed beer wort
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    This seller gets top marks. This one was re listed to no include any pics of the cabin top. Just a beauty shot, warm red leatherette, sun washed dinette, clean vee berth...but, that buyer scaring pic of a thru hull contraption that nobody will understand. Hard enough to get a good angle boat pic of the cabin even from above, without making the freeboard look too low or the companionway enormous.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    Watching this wind prediction video on Ventusky. Always interesting to follow her progress.;-102.4;3&l=wind-10m "Monday 4am Spoke to Peter, ZL1PWM, at 2am and he repeated a weather warning of possibility of a nasty system expected in Cape Horn area at the exact same time as I was expecting to be there late next weekend: Sun/Mon. 50-60kt winds and 8m swell with 10sec period - very unpleasant and likely to be dangerous... Discussed my options - very limited, except that if we were to continue on SE, we could not avoid that big system - so best to stay near to 50S. I don't want to get much closer to Chile coast by heading E so my only sensible option is to heave to - now done. Will stay here, drifting a little, until weather outlook shows it to be clearly safe to move on. Uku on 'One and All' had the same warning - he's likely to round the Cape when I do."
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    Cough out a brocolli lately?