SimplyDabbling

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About SimplyDabbling

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  • Birthday 02/19/1992

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    Michigan -> BVI
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    Sailing, Windsurfing, Mount Gay, Ice Cold Schafer

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  1. SimplyDabbling

    Jerome Rand 2.0: Rounding the Horn via NW Passage

    Jerome is turning around . Sounds like he got denied by the Canadian Government until October 31st which is obviously just a little bit too late. Looks like he is just gonna keep sailing Moitessier style.
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    Jerome Rand 2.0: Rounding the Horn via NW Passage

    knowing Jerome, I have my doubts. He is nothing if not stubborn
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    Jerome Rand 2.0: Rounding the Horn via NW Passage

    craziness....
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    Round the world nonstop on a (insert vessel here)

    Jerome is going it again on his Westsail 32 "Mighty Sparrow". This time he is heading north attempting to go through the Northwest passage and potentially around for a full figure 8.... Follow along here: Facebook Group: Sailing Into Oblivion
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    nice. this is good advice, will try. Also, if anyone is interested, here is a video from the sail: https://youtu.be/Lye34hhkfZQ
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    Seamanship games, for kids

    1.) How about some fleet maintenance? Sanding, varnishing, general boat checks, etc. 2.) Capsize practice and recovery. Are any of the older kids allowed to drive the safety/coach boats? Could be could practice for them. Tow a laser or 420 out and then have the kids flip it and turtle it and practice righting/setting it up for towing back to the beach. Could practice for when something breaks in heavy conditions.
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    Here’s the fix that got us home:
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    Where did all the Hobies and Prindles come from? Had to be shipped in to the BVI I imagine right?
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    Thanks for the advice! This is more or less what we did. We actually ended up getting a spare pintle sent over from Virgin Gorda, but someone before us (it’s an old Hobie Getaway bought off Necker Island) 5200’d the bolts connecting the pintle to the hull! We were able to get two of them out with an impact drill, but the other two we stripped to the point where we literally couldn’t get them out. We had a pair of needle nose locking pliers, but they weren’t strong enough to turn the bolts out manually. The only thing I can think of to get those bolts off is try a bigger pair of vice grips? Any other ideas would be appreciated. For our quick fix, we ended up drilling through the fitting and finding a bolt, nuts and washer that fit. Screwed it all together and sent it. Little sketchy I suppose but worked well enough to get us back to VG haha.
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    Oh man. I think we should bring this back.
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    This isn’t ours, but is exactly what happened for reference.
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    Epic!
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    In this case, 18 miles
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    Cat BVI was a race? Sounds absolutely epic
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    Hobie Sail - Virgin Gorda to Anegada - How long?

    Definitely not as fast a proper Hobie 16 but I wouldn’t call them slow. We averaged 6 knots in 10 knots of breeze. and we had a VHF and two cellphones. Safety first!