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  1. solosailor

    Mainsail Bolt-rope Track

    Yes, 22mm with bolt rope. Stripped the old track and used SpaBond to install. Worked great Sat. but there was never over 10k of wind. I'll be wincing for a while is strong with and lumpy sea state.
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    3BF 2020

    This was a low year for the 3BF.... it's usually in the 350 range as I recall. The Mac certainly has waaaaay more people on course.
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    How is Invanka working out.... besides fodder for your walking, or is it Jared?
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    Mainsail Bolt-rope Track

    I did go the Antal route and had a new luff put on.
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    How are J/88's doing in PHRF light air?

    I'll sell you mine for only $225k..... or maybe a bit less!
  6. Admiralty 30 (ex-JS9000) is a great singlehanded but doesn't meet most ocean race rules. Has no interior, squeeze-in kneeling room.
  7. I singlehand a boat similar to those all the time.... yes challenging, can be scary, but certainly gratifying.
  8. I've been in contact. No firm info yet regarding the boat charters.
  9. I didn't miss the point. A delivery vs a race is quite different on gear and people. Doing a delivery is usually done with less people, carry extra gear as you mentioned, etc.
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    Roof condensation

    Napa Marina is where dreams go to dry or die.
  11. That's a hell of a feeder race. Many boats did not do the Coastal Cup (288nm) in May because it was to close to the Transpac or Pac Cup start. A very long, possibly rough, passage just weeks before making another 2k+ passage is a bit much for most. Especially since there is generally a return from Hawaii delivery involved for many.
  12. That is correct re: Transpac. I think he was referring to the Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race? If so, a motor is not even required for that race.
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    J/99 vs. J/111 for DH racing

    Anger Management Issues? WTF? He clearly stated his experience in races where those boats competed..... how is that "uninformed" and anger based? That's a stretch.
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    Direct lead acid to lithium replacement batteries

    800 to 1500 watt to propel what at what speed? In calm conditions I can do 5.8k with a 3.5HP outboard on my 30' boat.... very easily driven. With the 3hp Torqeedo 1003 I could do 4.5 - 4.7k. With the Torpedo 2.0 (5hp equivalent) I could do 6 - 6.5k and that took 2000 watts.
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    Direct lead acid to lithium replacement batteries

    The NCORC which is used for the west coastal races is 4 hours now but still a hard target without a huge battery bank as you have to take into account the commute to the starting line as well.