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    Cruising my F31. Given crew, maybe a race or 2

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  1. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    That condomoron is awful. Seems like I saw a post somewhere about a place in SE Asia that has something like this for charter, Singapore, Hong Kong or something like that. On another note, I do not know on what thread my following offering belongs. It is definately not a zombie or cool boat, nor is it on CL so not those. The owner definately should be truely admired for his devotion to sailing though. Maybe someone knows of a more appropriate spot. This is Woodrow's boat. (Is it the beloved McGregor 26 that often gets lampooned? I just don't know keel boats so you tell me.) Obviously the genoa is a notable feature and, other than Rimas, it makes this the first 1KSB (as far as I know). I have watched that sail slowly deteriorate over the last 6 or 8 years. The permanently deployed bumpers are nice too. What is most admirable however is that Woodrow sails his pride and joy nearly every nice day in season and often in the winter. He also sails into and out of his slip in a flukey-wind/lee-of-a-hill marina, albeit slowly with many tacks with that jib. I have to admire the guy, he is the only person on our part of the lake that sails more than I do. I heard from his dock neighbor that he has terrettes syndrome and this is an outlet for him. Maybe that is the reason for the boat's condition. Thus I admire (but won’t mock) him. Does this belong in a different thread?
  2. Yachtmaster Certification

    I meant to add that it seemed that there were a bunch of options for locations and time commitments to take the USGC classes in the 48 North ads. I seem to recall one location was surprising far north of Seattle so maybe not so bad a drive from SW BC if that is a possibility.
  3. Yachtmaster Certification

    If you are in Vancouver get a copy of 48 North Magazine or find it online. There are a couple ads for USCG captains license training culminating in the exam for the license. Dont know if you need to be a US citizen or not. An outfit offered the first nite free and I took em up. The instructor seemed very qualified and competent. I did not take the class in the end as I just couldnt devote the time, (I forget exactly the time requirement but it was something like one or 2 nites a week for a month or two) Re Euro canal licenses. Netherlands require nothing. France requires CEVNI but many ancedotes online about US citizens cruising them for years without a license - Google Latitude 38 magazine + CEVNI to get the publishers personal experience with this.
  4. Cool boat. No expertise on this but I thought I would clarify the saying that we use in the USA. I realize you are in Norway. The saying is: "most bang for the buck" Buck being dollars and bang being what ever it is you want to optimize. Fair winds
  5. Registration Roadblocks

    My son registered a boat in Colorado where he bought it and lives. But it was a production boat and had previous Co. registration. All done by mail. I think it was ~$15 or so for any size. I'm not even sure it needed annual tags and fees every year.
  6. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I gotta bring this back just to say that the hard dodger looks like it is a repurposed 1974 F250 front door.
  7. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Just one more picture for posterity. It looks like he may have other gems in the back ground, might be worth a trip for a look see.
  8. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    its free. https://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/boa/6182868590.html
  9. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Quote: "Which also brings home that solid and powerful human drive, and the ability/willingness to use it has been important in all races. About the only way to dodge this need is amazing light air performance like the MAD Dogs had last year." I'm pretty sure Mad Dog had plenty of human drive last year. The pics of them in Johnstone are impressive. Less days of it but probably a just as, if not more, intense.
  10. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Gotta admire Heart of Gold (and any others out there) in the middle of Johnstone Strait all alone in the middle of the night. Been a long day on the tracker. Phew. Congrats to FB & BB. Time for bed.
  11. 2017 Race to Alaska

    In other news, Russell is poking out for a nice evening sail at ~10 knots. And N2AK is giving it a go. At this point I so amire the perseverance, of everyone!
  12. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Nice to have good gear, but didn't you have to change sides every 20 minutes while tacking up some of the channels. I probably should have said; "getting out of the weather with atleast an chance of ("undisturbed") sleep must be important". What a finish! Gonna miss seeing your boat in the neighborhood. Congrats Third year tracker junkie, do I get a patch?
  13. 2017 Race to Alaska

    I still wonder what happened to Kitty back there. Could it have been a 3 boat race? Wiil be interesting to hear the story. Could Kitty sleep in the hulls while underway? I assume FB had sleeping accomodation(s) in the cuddy. Getting out of the weather, regardless of sleeping or not, has to be helpful. It would be interesting to hear Randy's thoughts on that from last year.
  14. 2017 Race to Alaska

    My guess is that they are paddling now. both going 4 knots, (don't know bout current though). ~ 8-10 miles to the finish is my guess. How long can you paddle/pedal flat out. You know they will. Bragging rights are more important than 10K. Arrrrrrrg ............. I gotta go get my wife at the airport.
  15. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Too funny Rasp. I've never heard that old song. The last 2 years I get this ear worm when I see RB's boat, (it might be more appropos for this race):