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  1. everydaysailor

    THE Biggest shorthanded race in North America

    Looks like registration is open.
  2. everydaysailor

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Ditto on the Nicholson 32 we had on Lake Erie in the early eighties. The old crank pulled us out of a number of jams when the Volvo needed a nudge. Weird, I had just mentioned this on the SSS sight.
  3. everydaysailor

    Tiller pilots - what are you using ?

    My first ev ram on an Express 27 is still going strong after 3000+ miles (East coast racing/trekking and Hawaii/coastal/SF bay shorthanding). We keep it covered with a shower curtain slip over thingy my wife made and rinse it after every use - I guess it's ok to pull the rod out manually? If it fails there's another one below ready to go. A Pelagic drive is on the list to quiet things down and maybe press a bit more? During 2018 Pac Cup the ev drove 3/4 of the trip. The first few days were fairly gnarly and sloppy with 25 -35kts. Very few if any issues that I remember. All that said I trust it only so far. It spun me out hard on the solo Farallons race this year. To its defense I did ask it to gybe under the shadow of the South Tower in 25kts and maybe didn't get the main over early enough. If Singlehanded TPac happens in June I expect to be shifting down to twins some evenings (over 20 true maybe?) later in the run to reduce drama and maybe not sleep in my foulies. Ha.
  4. everydaysailor

    Skipper required for Transpac

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  5. everydaysailor

    Where would you retire?

    Excellent points and love the glass half full approach!
  6. everydaysailor

    Where would you retire?

    Time to start tracking the % of days lost sailing due to shit air quality in the bay area. When even an ocean race (Drakes Bay this weekend) looks much less enjoyable, even unhealthy, it gets discouraging.
  7. everydaysailor

    Anarchy V autopilot

    2nd that - Ray EV100