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  1. TheMorgan

    R2AK 2018

    As for Ravenous I think they are just making the most of the experience based on how their race has been going. Although it does certainly seem like they could be making it easier on themselves as far as not sailing at night. When I talked to them before the race they seemed like their plan was to push moderately hard and make a decent place in the race. A bit overloaded and light wind at the start it would seem they have re-evaluated. They are one of the few if any small boats to go right into the middle of Hecate. Gotta be a sloppy light wind sail slapper experience now with the wind dialed back after the stop over.
  2. TheMorgan

    R2AK 2018

    I think power drain and range would make that a non starter for something like a kayak or a beach cat. I think the gen 3 spots go into some power save mode if they detect no movement. It would be cool if they upped the update interval on the spots and the tracker to their maximum though. 2.5 min I think.
  3. TheMorgan

    R2AK 2018

    I think Broderna hit it in the dark pretty close to max ebb in 2016 in 25knts of breeze. Sounded like it was a bit dicey, as I recall they were spun towards the wall and I think their reef-point snapped.
  4. TheMorgan

    R2AK 2018

    Unfortunately the sail from the start line was the second sail of the boat. He didn't gave enough time with it in Florida and it just didn't get to PT with enough time for him for even test sail. It seemed like with enough time to tune the boat could have done well in the race.
  5. TheMorgan

    R2AK on a Beachcat

    You have to finish to be able to finish fast. Volume and simplicity over the most highly strung boat give the best chance of finishing and finishing fast. Skip a self tacking jib if it means giving up roller furling, maybe roller furled hooter/screacher or spin. The ability to not have the boat super overloaded with racks/gear/food/water will make more of a difference in the final speed in the race compared to the the initial speed of the boats you listed or even compared to any super modern beach cat. Any of the boats you listed would be good, probably not a more modern boat. Make sure you have a spin or a big genaker, build modestly lightweight racks or have them made, insulate some of the tramp with a sleeping pad, eat like karl kruger did, use oars with somewhere that allows you to sail and row at the same time, practice in 30knots+.
  6. TheMorgan

    2017 Race to Alaska

    The curse of the digital chart zoom! At the time we definitely had not zoomed in enough to see it on the chart, but staring it down, it is quite large. Duncan and I both had our backs to the passage rowing as we approached I turned around and took a look. I glanced over at Duncan and gave him the "you need to give a look at this $&?#" look. He turned around for a second and we both have a wide eyes open look while rowing. At the particular point we went through there that only one side of that mound was open and it was tight. Tight enough that I my oar tip was pushing off dry land. Water depth ranged from 1m to .1m with exposed bits in that little section. Curious how well it went for big bro and ketch me if you can. Glad ad to see russel is doing so well.
  7. TheMorgan

    2017 Race to Alaska

    Not to take anything away from this years epic race, last years Ocelot would have likely won this year. The number of people you can put on the pedals with a boat that big outweighs most of the advantages of the trailerable multihulls. Until you get into the region where the multihulls are planeing and ocelot isn't, which isn't a huge band. Or you get a lot of reaching, which this race doesn't seem to have a lot of. I was skeptical when I saw the entry until I saw them pedal into Victoria.
  8. TheMorgan

    2017 Race to Alaska

    You should get through with an F-boat. Maybe leaving a bit of bottom paint on a couple of rocks though. MOB did. We went south of this little island and there was a big mound in the middle that isn't really in the chart. Sorry wish we had pictures, but the camera battery died. The north side of this little island looked better.
  9. TheMorgan

    2017 Race to Alaska

    We got coverage last year into queen charlotte sound from port hardy and alert bay, then in Bella Bella, and for a brief period mid Hecate 2/3 of the way up north, long enough to check the tracker and send some texts. Comercial pedal drives are mostly either the hobie unit, the sea cycle unit, or stuff designed for fishing kayaks. The sea cycle has an oil dump, so you can't turn it sideways, the hobie unit has to be on a plate down to the water, the kayak units are heavy and have the wrong prop/ ratio for bigger boats. That kind of leads everyone to custom drives.
  10. TheMorgan

    2017 Race to Alaska

    I think Ketch Me If You Can is running an Inter 20. http://www.sailboat-data.com/en/sailboat/33-nacra-inter-20, Not exactly the FCS, but still fast if they can keep the weight down. It also shows as 20.0', so perhaps they could file off a millimeter off the bow and get it to 19.99' if they want that to shoot for the 1k. Assuming they can keep their gear to a minimum if you can seems like the fastest boat that has stated they are in the hunt for the buy back...
  11. TheMorgan

    2017 Race to Alaska

    If it is the 2015 pattern with mid 20s upwind and heavy air in jonstone I would put it as a toss up between Broderna and Pure and Wild. Conditions stay under 30 in Jonstone and I would say it is Bad kitty, then Broderna for the knives. Unless BK breaks something. If there is a southerly in the south portion of the course I would put TPSR in for the knives.
  12. TheMorgan

    2017 Race to Alaska

    Norse, did you have a lot of flys last year? Curious how much the bugs were an issue for the small boats last year.
  13. TheMorgan

    2017 Van Isle

    Drove by there a couple weeks ago. Seems they have had a mast on the boat for about a month, sail is on the boom with a cover. Boat looks ready to go. I would imagine they will do VanIsle or R2AK this summer...