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About AmericanVagrant

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  1. The other anchorage at Two Harbors (adjacent to Cat Harbor) often has space to squeeze in at anchor. I go over the anchorages at Emerald Bay and Cat Harbor in a post on my website: http://americanvagrant.com/anchoring-catalina-island/
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Regardless of the pitting, you'll be able to get some good money for a pair of NOS self-tailing winches on ebay
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    It sounds like they're going to come out of this ahead of how they came in. According to the afore-linked interview they're in talks to be given a boat. That, with the excess funds from the GoFundMe, in addition to name recognition when they inevitably start their vlog. Maybe not a great lesson (for anyone looking to learn one), but nonetheless good for them.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Maybe...looking at the photo, the apparent shallow depth may just be an optical illusion. Very clear water and sun directly overhead casting the shadow straight down. I just feel like it would be extremely odd that they could own a 31 and not know it. Not to mention this: http://www.columbia-yachts.com/c-28info.html (which given the name is almost certainly the same vessel).
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    From what I can tell, they are asserting that it's a 31 based on this photo - which makes it appear as though the boat is beached too close to shore for a 4'4" draft. Could be a shelf right there. Or could have brought it in at a higher tide and the wave action settled the keel in a bit. Or maybe they charged in at ramming speed. Or maybe...? Personally I don't think assumptions based on this photo alone are sufficient to make the assertion.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Really good point
  7. http://www.tampabay.com/sold-everything-to-sail-the-world-boat-sank-next-day I'm not gonna hate...this is really sad. Even more so due to the extraction bill. Sure they made mistakes, but a keel getting torn off?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Ah yes, of course. I don't believe there are any SD options. Pretty sure stay limits are enforced at all the anchorages. There might be a way to rotate amongst the options but don't think Rimas would be up for such coordination.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I believe that's Richardson Bay, no?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I might know of an engine-less Catalina 27 in SF Bay area sitting at anchor available for free. I just don't know if it's worth the psychological investment having to worry about it sinking with him aboard. It's easy to be brazen with the idea of it, but I think in reality I'd feel terrible.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    You take that back!
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    Cabin Table

    On my last two boats (Albin Vegas) I installed Lagun mounts. They were great - relatively economical and simple to install. If you purchase a second mounting plate, it allows you to move the table into the cockpit.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/boa/d/1981-scout-fairchild-30/6475302823.html No idea about the value of this thing, but I find it peculiar and interesting. Really love the well kept, antiquated technology.
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    Monterey to sf bay?

    I did Moss Landing to Half Moon Bay to Brisbane marina. Easy trip under power, I really like the Half Moon Bay stopover.