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39 minutes ago, NeedAClew said:

Tea, no. She's a little too bland. 

But I am concerned you are missing a lucrative demographic...aspirational cougars (we prefer not to be called "horny" (tacky) or "older") who will be interested in @fish food can relate to Hass, and can identify with moi. We buy stuff, not just porn. Product placement opps abound. 

That can be worked into the script. You are an engineer on the oil rig and first see him shirtless, drifting into the superstructure, which is teeming with baby tiger sharks....
 
 
 
An abbreviation for "Hot ass". Used as a slightly sexist but positive comment, it's not something you tell to someone’s face but rather to your mates when observing a really nice-looking piece of ass.
God-dame! Guys/girls, look at that hass
 
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1 hour ago, Norse Horse said:

NeedaClew, we may have a deal...

I kinda feel like, between Al Paca, Ed Lada, with supporting performances from NorseHorse and NeedaClew.... the way movie deals are done has become the interesting story.

Maybe that's the movie to make, and FF is just the token bit-player providing context for all the back-room dealings, and giving reaction-shots as he realizes how badly he's been screwed along the way....?

 

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10 minutes ago, Norse Horse said:
That can be worked into the script. You are an engineer on the oil rig and first see him shirtless, drifting into the superstructure, which is teeming with baby tiger sharks....
 
 
 
An abbreviation for "Hot ass". Used as a slightly sexist but positive comment, it's not something you tell to someone’s face but rather to your mates when observing a really nice-looking piece of ass.
God-dame! Guys/girls, look at that hass
 
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Hasselhoff. The Hass.

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5 minutes ago, NeedAClew said:

Hasselhoff. The Hass.

The Urban Dictionary is swarming with hass. You didn't say "THE Hass' :o

Gotta go, Pam is on the line, she is not going to like the bad news, like telling Rachel Welch she missed the part...

 

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14 minutes ago, NeedAClew said:

Pam would want vegan stuff like tofu kielbasa. 

everyone wants the kielbasa

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Pam took it better than I expected. She countered with a west coast gulf islands grandmother co-starring role. She says she will take the role if The Hass comes aboard. And her own trailer so she doen't get in a cat fight with Miss Clew, the leggy cougar role model/engineer.

Where is that agent and his kid, did Prolooper show him how to control a bridal wench in that kind of weather? Why are we the last to know?

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On 11/22/2019 at 12:46 PM, Norse Horse said:

 

You will need more room for supplies and a bigger boat. Think room for live arts, pottery and dance.

 

And the cheese man. You can't forget the 500lb wheel of parm... Sprouts too.

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On 11/14/2019 at 9:57 AM, FishFood said:

For people who think I have any interest in anything other than accomplishing something worthwhile for once, I don't. I don't have social media, I don't have friends or acquaintances to show off or brag to, etc. I'm just a stupid fucking loser who's was finally able to sail a damn boat and decided to go big while doing it.

My being here is sorta for some ounce of recognition and help with the trip/sailing.

Anyhow, thanks to those who have provided such. Keep up the banter and I'll cut your fucking toes off though.

Well FF.  At least you are not shooting up some high school/community college and you are not living in your moms basement playing the incel game.  You seem to have some decent keep myself alive skills, so go for it.  Just don't let your feel sorry for myself cause I have no friends and can't get laid attitude force you into doing dumb shit.  You do realize that out there, in the middle of no where..  There aren't any girls (or boys) ether, and it can get rather lonely without having some sort of screw loose(see Slocum/weedo/hotrod/can man) or any of the many many that entertain us worker bees stuck in an office.  

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5 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

Pam took it better than I expected. She countered with a west coast gulf islands grandmother co-starring role. She says she will take the role if The Hass comes aboard. And her own trailer so she doen't get in a cat fight with Miss Clew, the leggy cougar role model/engineer.

Where is that agent and his kid, did Prolooper show him how to control a bridal wench in that kind of weather? Why are we the last to know?

FYI it's "The Hoff" people, not "The Hass".:lol:

And Go FishFood, just be careful.

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9 hours ago, sledracr said:

Maybe that's the movie to make, and FF is just the token bit-player providing context for all the back-room dealings, and giving reaction-shots as he realizes how badly he's been screwed along the way....?

This. It’s chapter 1 in the Hollywood handbook. Fish Food  is just a vehicle for sleaze bags like me to stay a few steps ahead of my creditors, ex wives, boatyard etc. The kid could be whisked away by space aliens or fall into a bottomless sink hole and there’s dozens more just like him waiting to take his place. I always get mine on the front end of the deal.  I love you kid.......but, this town eats it’s own. And keep your distance from Ed. He couldn’t manage a puppet show in a mental hospital. Well, maybe in Poland. 

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I am in Richmond marina if you can help tomorrow unloading Stratis.

Very nice.   You leaving this one on the bay?

 

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59 minutes ago, justsomeguy! said:

Run, FF, run!

These Hollywood types will steal your soul.

Better get a good deal up front, the residuals are fuckall.

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10 hours ago, Al Paca said:

This. It’s chapter 1 in the Hollywood handbook. Fish Food  is just a vehicle for sleaze bags like me to stay a few steps ahead of my creditors, ex wives, boatyard etc. The kid could be whisked away by space aliens or fall into a bottomless sink hole and there’s dozens more just like him waiting to take his place. I always get mine on the front end of the deal.  I love you kid.......but, this town eats it’s own. And keep your distance from Ed. He couldn’t manage a puppet show in a mental hospital. Well, maybe in Poland. 

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Al.  I know your type, you are just as replaceable and disposable as your latest toy.  Your not a puppet, you are one of those cardboard cutouts with a life size photo glued to it, one dimensional, nothing behind the curtain.  

I knew this when you jumped in an started repping the kid, but I like the kid and I offered some help and was willing to take a very small cut, nothing wrong with that.  And you go all Al Pacino on me and showed your true colors just like the dirty bottom feeding scum that you are.  I've gotten brushed off of way better people than you, people that had legitimate reasons to be full of themselves unlike your pathetic narcissism, before breakfast without even breaking a sweat. 

You're just a sad sack Pacino, a wisp of a man that will blow away in a little gust, a blustering wannabe trying to play with the big dogs.  Your nothing Pacino, if you wanna play with the big dogs, you better learn how to piss in the tall grass because right now your just wetting yourself.  You have no idea who I am or what I've done and that's fine, I forgot about you already kid.  

Good luck, I'm washing my hands of this whole stinking mess, because that's what it will turn out to be, a real train wreck.  But I can tell you one thing Pacman, if you hurt Clew, then I'm suddenly gonna remember you and you won't forget me for the rest of your life.  My people are watching.  And yeah, that isn't a threat, it's a promise.  Nobody puts Clew in a corner as long as I'm around.  

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I'm here, helping multihuller today. No Wi-Fi or data on boat and I was stuck there for the past two days besides my root beer run.

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My new to me phone isn't really charging well and my boat is out of power. Blog (can we call it a collection of writings please?) Will be updated later and SA. 

I'm really bored and will probably cruise the bay/delta instead of going back to school. Then something bigger after me and Scorpion are ready. Spitball some passages for me if yah would.

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Oh no, the kid is surely going to be shown the 'dark side" today from Multi. Gawd help him if he gets a ride on it...

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On 12/1/2019 at 5:23 AM, Ed Lada said:

Hey Al, why don't you get the kid a dog.  Many people love dogs and a stalwart, handsome, clever Lab, (they love water) can add a lot of value.  With that open stern, the dog can easily get in and out of the boat.  Even though Labs are excellent swimmers, think of the cuteness factor of the pup wearing a canine life jacket that matches FFs.  Think of the sponsorship $s, dog apparel, dog food, etc.   A boy, a dog, and a sailboat, adventuring around the world = irresistible.   Look how well Timmy and Lassie did. 

The idea is gratis, it's all yours, because I like you.  You can thank me later.

Hey, Fish Food, you like dogs don't you?

Yea, hate to disagree with you Mr Ed..  ;) but.. That would be the worst Idea Ever, and I highly doubt a kid living on a boat with no $$ is the priority partner for adoption.  Also, No way he could go off shore soon with said pup.  Unless he has the time and the patience to train said beast in the arts of peeing/pooping at sea.  Also, big dog = lots o doggie chow, $$ and space used to store) Little dog will prob be confined to the cabin or  placed somewhere when stuff got rough, and with little sailing experience let alone the knowledge needed to forecast said shit weather, the pup will be neglected through no fault of the kid or dog.  Not to mention the fact that said dog will be a whole nother pain in the ass to clear into other intl ports and gone are the 21 yo hookups as you gotta get back to your dog regardless of what is happening on said romantic front.  All that adds up to a major red doggie flag.. 

Also, Believe it or not, your boat aint the panty dropper you imagine (she is crazy sexy to the right eyes tho) and unless you are parked right in front of the YC or a restaurant(read $$$ for that spot) they are ether gonna find you creepy, ask ya for $$ or flat out not believe you.  All that adds up to a major red doggie flag.. 

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15 minutes ago, shaggy said:

Yea, hate to disagree with you Mr Ed..  ;) but.. That would be the worst Idea Ever, and I highly doubt a kid living on a boat with no $$ is the priority partner for adoption.  Also, No way he could go off shore soon with said pup.  Unless he has the time and the patience to train said beast in the arts of peeing/pooping at sea.  Also, big dog = lots o doggie chow, $$ and space used to store) Little dog will prob be confined to the cabin or  placed somewhere when stuff got rough, and with little sailing experience let alone the knowledge needed to forecast said shit weather, the pup will be neglected through no fault of the kid or dog.  Not to mention the fact that said dog will be a whole nother pain in the ass to clear into other intl ports and gone are the 21 yo hookups as you gotta get back to your dog regardless of what is happening on said romantic front.  All that adds up to a major red doggie flag.. 

Also, Believe it or not, your boat aint the panty dropper you imagine (she is crazy sexy to the right eyes tho) and unless you are parked right in front of the YC or a restaurant(read $$$ for that spot) they are ether gonna find you creepy, ask ya for $$ or flat out not believe you.  All that adds up to a major red doggie flag.. 

 \whispering      (Shhhhh!  Shaggy, You realize this Hollywood stuff is all a big joke right?)     \\whispering

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3 hours ago, FishFood said:

I'm here, helping multihuller today. No Wi-Fi or data on boat and I was stuck there for the past two days besides my root beer run.

 

2 hours ago, FishFood said:

My new to me phone isn't really charging well and my boat is out of power. Blog (can we call it a collection of writings please?) Will be updated later and SA. 

I'm really bored and will probably cruise the bay/delta instead of going back to school. Then something bigger after me and Scorpion are ready. Spitball some passages for me if yah would.

You are so going to Alaska. You just don't know it yet.  Sadly, Pam will not be coming.  Done with the dogs; moving on to the cats.

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Yes, but I think FF is listening. I have a 21yo.  The secret to communicating is to put the bug in their ear.  80% of the time you will get into their testosterone filled brain and they will actually take the advice.  The other 20%, well, hopefully he comes home alive..  :P

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I think FF could take on the R2AK on his way up. That's always good for getting sponsors and giant paper bags of oats.

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Maybe a stop over in Port Angeles at Leo's for a week's work on Tally Ho.

Wait... I might be starting to envy...

Nah!  Too old to live on a 1/2tonner

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Pam called, she's worried the kid is getting weapons training already....he hean't even turtled a Hobie yet...:o

 

 

 

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Some of you were spot on. Yes, @multihulerhas been dragging me into the dark side. Someone throw me on a fast monohull before I buy a hobie and throw a camping tent on it for living quarters. I can't afford anything but a beach cat if I go multi...

Yes, I'm likely going to Alaska. I'm going to push/help MH get Wild Thing ready for the race. Hopefully flying back from my Christmas East Coast trip into Vegas and heading to Lake Mead to prepare the boat. Me and MH are still working on the logistics and he's not 100% on the race but I figure that pair of steak knifes will get a godly ray of sun, glaring his eyes and making him realize he can't forever be second. Plus, our boats would look gnarly together in Port Townsend. (I'd sail up)

Somehow I ended up in Reno with him last night and spent the night at his casa. Good times and I'm looking forward to seeing what we end up doing together. If this doesn't pan out, I may enter my boat as the engine is easy to remove and the drive will be easy to reconfig for pedal. I'll only be competitive for the social aspect but that's a-okay. I see good things coming regardless.

I have some pics next to Hydroptere and more, Starbucks Wi-Fi won't upload them for some reason though...

Of course the story is more colorful than can be portrayed in a single post. For instance, I carried around an anchor on the bus and train and have it next to me in Starbucks. People think I'm crazy. I think people are crazy. Anyhow, more to come. I have tons of writings but I hate typing, especially considering I've been reduced to a phone to do so.

I'm not headed back to school next semester. I've gotta live life and take advantage of the opportunities that seem to be coming my way. This has made me super excited for the future and stoked to be living. I looked around on the train and bus earlier and concluded that so many people live bullshit, contrived lives that are meaningless and I won't be one of them. Looking for ways to sustain my independent poverty. (《 Stolen from Webb Chiles)

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Oh, Fishy. Just a couple of weeks ago you were a naive adventurer and now you are the guy getting sitting in Starbucks clutching an anchor...hopefully, not muttering to yourself or chuckling too much. 

The sailing to Port Townsend itself will be a piece of cake, I'm sure (not). 

Glad to hear from you but reeling in shock. I hate cold water. You DID read the part about the "bear infested waters" right???? Get rid of the kielbasa and go plant based food. No Progresso they can smell it.

Damn Pam is coming back I just know it...

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3 minutes ago, NeedAClew said:

Oh, Fishy. Just a couple of weeks ago you were a naive adventurer and now you are the guy getting sitting in Starbucks clutching an anchor...hopefully, not muttering to yourself or chuckling too much. 

The sailing to Port Townsend itself will be a piece of cake, I'm sure (not). 

Glad to hear from you but reeling in shock. I hate cold water. You DID read the part about the "bear infested waters" right???? Get rid of the kielbasa and go plant based food. No Progresso they can smell it.

Damn Pam is coming back I just know it...

Fuck! You made me chuckle just past the point of normalcy clew! Now I look crazy. Thanks...

I did toss the Progresso yesterday though. It was taking up a lot of space and I need to switch to something that doesn't remind me too much of puke. 

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Well that escalated quickly...

Carrying an anchor into starbucks is a first...make sure you put that on your r2ak resume, just the kind of racer they are looking for. You could carry an anchor into the Empress Hotel in Victoria and have High Tea.:)

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7 minutes ago, Norse Horse said:

Well that escalated quickly...

Carrying an anchor into starbucks is a first...make sure you put that on your r2ak resume, just the kind of racer they are looking for. You could carry an anchor into the Empress Hotel in Victoria and have High Tea.:)

I will carry an anchor with chain wrapped around my shoulders like ammunition for the entirety of land-based shenanigans. I figure my R2AK social media campaign is already in full swing with this thread. 

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33 minutes ago, Norse Horse said:

Carrying an anchor into starbucks is a first...

Perhaps, but it wouldn’t surprise me if there is a picture of Rimas in a Starbucks with his life ring. An anchor is a whole lot more useful for a singlehander than a life ring. 

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In Reno?

That's a weird place to have an anchor in a Starbucks. 

But, yeah, can you give me a ride from the airport tomorrow?

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Rimas did have a ships wheel/chronometer in Starbucks...

Image result for rimas meleshyus mahi mahi

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1 hour ago, Norse Horse said:

Well that escalated quickly...

Carrying an anchor into starbucks is a first...make sure you put that on your r2ak resume, just the kind of racer they are looking for. You could carry an anchor into the Empress Hotel in Victoria and have High Tea.:)

If FF makes it to Victoria, I'll give him some excellent High Tea.

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Be sure to bring along a pregnant transgender tactician/navigator so the costies won't release tescue details

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6 hours ago, FishFood said:

I'm not headed back to school next semester. I've gotta live life and take advantage of the opportunities that seem to be coming my way. This has made me super excited for the future and stoked to be living. I looked around on the train and bus earlier and concluded that so many people live bullshit, contrived lives that are meaningless and I won't be one of them. Looking for ways to sustain my independent poverty. (《 Stolen from Webb Chiles)

Go for it FF, I think you have the spirit and the right attitude.  

I am 64, 'retired', and taking it easy.  I never had a plan for my life, a career or worked anywhere very long and I've never had a lot of money.  I have had 3 wives, lived in 5 countries on 3 continents and spent almost half of my life outside of the US, living in strange and wonderful places, meeting strange and wonderful people, and doing strange and wonderful things, and I have the scars to prove it.  When the only decision you have to make is how to survive 'till tomorrow, suddenly the options become very clear.  In my opinion, comfort, stability and security are highly overrated, and often very boring.  If I had my life to live over, I wouldn't change a thing.  Some folks rock climb, para-sail, bungee jump or some such activity to get some excitement to temporarily relieve the 9 to 5 boredom, to actually feel alive.  Don't just scale the cliff and go back home to the 'burbs in your SUV afterwards, live on the cliff!   Edge work isn't for everybody, actually it isn't for most people and that's OK, somebody has to make the world work.  But if you really want to do it, there are ways to make it work, as long as you aren't afraid of heights.

I remember when I was young my father always told me, "Ed, don't burn your bridges, you never know when you might need to return to something".  I used to think that was good advice.  Then one day I burned a bridge and the world didn't end, and it felt pretty good.  After that I didn't just burn the bridges, I blew them up in spectacular fashion, with flaming timbers falling everywhere.  You get up, check for broken bones, brush the burning embers out of your hair, grab you bag, and keep going.  When you can't go back, there is only one path, and that's forward.  And I have to say there are few things more satisfying than throwing your keys and your ID badge on the boss' desk, giving them the finger, and walk out standing tall without looking back.  

It's a big, crazy world out there, why not take advantage and enjoy life, especially when you are young.  Being a wandering nomad isn't always easy, but to me it's far easier than sitting at the same desk every day, or standing in front of the same machine, working for the man and hating life.  My family doctor told me recently that I am pretty much worn out because I have lived two lifetimes, crammed into one, so actually I am 128 years old, not 64.  So given that, I feel pretty good for my age.  Life is too short to have regrets when you are old and feeble; wearing diapers, eating baby food, and thinking; "I wish I woulda..." 

Carpe diem!

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25 minutes ago, Ed Lada said:

Go for it FF, I think you have the spirit and the right attitude.  

I am 64, 'retired', and taking it easy.  I never had a plan for my life, a career or worked anywhere very long and I've never had a lot of money.  I have had 3 wives, lived in 5 countries on 3 continents and spent almost half of my life outside of the US, living in strange and wonderful places, meeting strange and wonderful people, and doing strange and wonderful things, and I have the scars to prove it.  When the only decision you have to make is how to survive 'till tomorrow, suddenly the options become very clear.  In my opinion, comfort, stability and security are highly overrated, and often very boring.  If I had my life to live over, I wouldn't change a thing.  Some folks rock climb, para-sail, bungee jump or some such activity to get some excitement to temporarily relieve the 9 to 5 boredom, to actually feel alive.  Don't just scale the cliff and go back home to the 'burbs in your SUV afterwards, live on the cliff!   Edge work isn't for everybody, actually it isn't for most people and that's OK, somebody has to make the world work.  But if you really want to do it, there are ways to make it work, as long as you aren't afraid of heights.

I remember when I was young my father always told me, "Ed, don't burn your bridges, you never know when you might need to return to something".  I used to think that was good advice.  Then one day I burned a bridge and the world didn't end, and it felt pretty good.  After that I didn't just burn the bridges, I blew them up in spectacular fashion, with flaming timbers falling everywhere.  You get up, check for broken bones, brush the burning embers out of your hair, grab you bag, and keep going.  When you can't go back, there is only one path, and that's forward.  And I have to say there are few things more satisfying than throwing your keys and your ID badge on the boss' desk, giving them the finger, and walk out standing tall without looking back.  

It's a big, crazy world out there, why not take advantage and enjoy life, especially when you are young.  Being a wandering nomad isn't always easy, but to me it's far easier than sitting at the same desk every day, or standing in front of the same machine, working for the man and hating life.  My family doctor told me recently that I am pretty much worn out because I have lived two lifetimes, crammed into one, so actually I am 128 years old, not 64.  So given that, I feel pretty good for my age.  Life is too short to have regrets when you are old and feeble; wearing diapers, eating baby food, and thinking; "I wish I woulda..." 

Carpe diem!

Like. Yes, never go out thinking, I wish I would've

Sage advice

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6 minutes ago, Dark Cloud said:

Like. Yes, never go out thinking, I wish I would've

Sage advice

We might disagree here at times, but I think you and I would probably get along in real life.

Sorry for coming across sharply to you in the past here.   You know, it's an internet thing.

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6 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

… It's a big, crazy world out there, why not take advantage and enjoy life, especially when you are young.  Being a wandering nomad isn't always easy, but to me it's far easier than sitting at the same desk every day, or standing in front of the same machine, working for the man and hating life. ...   Life is too short to have regrets when you are old and feeble; wearing diapers, eating baby food, and thinking; "I wish I woulda..." 

I keep a shotgun in place of the diapers.

I think the kid ought to go RTW.  There will never be a better time imo. This isn't an idiot like Rimas. I was incorrect calling him a pussy. A pussy would have had the boat trucked north. Go kid. We'll all chip in for a tracker, but do the rest on yer own. no begging like Rimas ot any real sailor. You likely have what it takes.

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Newbie goes north around Pt Conception with a jib, motor, blown-out main, lucky off shore winds, then lends the 'devil' a hand with Stratus, gets his hands on Hydroptere and a big Mod and will probably end up in Port Townsend. This kid has some sand!

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5 minutes ago, olsurfer said:

Newbie goes north around Pt Conception with a jib, motor, blown-out main, lucky off shore winds, then lends the 'devil' a hand with Stratus, gets his hands on Hydroptere and a big Mod and will probably end up in Port Townsend. This kid has some sand!

and a jet ski:)

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Well, how does this r2ak race work for the part of Prolooper in the movie? Does he get the invite for the team and go dark? The Hass saw the kids post, he is worried about the Speedo shots in the PNW. He wants a stand in. 

Does Clew enter the race to win the first female solo cougar to complete the r2ak, maintaining the drama/ tension and to inspire non sailing cougars?

Who plays Multi in the movie?

Mathieu McConanchy is available... can we get a Buick placement, too?<_<

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I was looking at the qualifications. Apparently they might screen entrants. https://r2ak.com/qualifications/  Might need a First Aid kit and some safety equipment. 

I hate cold water.  Matthew McC and I will be on the sweep boat. Lots of his voice over wisdom while I try to ensure we don't pass @fish food  

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18 hours ago, FishFood said:

Some of you were spot on. Yes, @multihulerhas been dragging me into the dark side. Someone throw me on a fast monohull before I buy a hobie and throw a camping tent on it for living quarters. I can't afford anything but a beach cat if I go multi...

Yes, I'm likely going to Alaska. I'm going to push/help MH get Wild Thing ready for the race. Hopefully flying back from my Christmas East Coast trip into Vegas and heading to Lake Mead to prepare the boat. Me and MH are still working on the logistics and he's not 100% on the race but I figure that pair of steak knifes will get a godly ray of sun, glaring his eyes and making him realize he can't forever be second. Plus, our boats would look gnarly together in Port Townsend. (I'd sail up)

Somehow I ended up in Reno with him last night and spent the night at his casa. Good times and I'm looking forward to seeing what we end up doing together. If this doesn't pan out, I may enter my boat as the engine is easy to remove and the drive will be easy to reconfig for pedal. I'll only be competitive for the social aspect but that's a-okay. I see good things coming regardless.

I have some pics next to Hydroptere and more, Starbucks Wi-Fi won't upload them for some reason though...

Of course the story is more colorful than can be portrayed in a single post. For instance, I carried around an anchor on the bus and train and have it next to me in Starbucks. People think I'm crazy. I think people are crazy. Anyhow, more to come. I have tons of writings but I hate typing, especially considering I've been reduced to a phone to do so.

I'm not headed back to school next semester. I've gotta live life and take advantage of the opportunities that seem to be coming my way. This has made me super excited for the future and stoked to be living. I looked around on the train and bus earlier and concluded that so many people live bullshit, contrived lives that are meaningless and I won't be one of them. Looking for ways to sustain my independent poverty. (《 Stolen from Webb Chiles)

I'm glad you connected with MH - he's a cool guy who thinks outside the box - I'm sure you'll get along well.

Wild Thing is also a very cool boat and a beautiful sight to behold - IMHO a bit lightly built for pushing hard in the R2AK but MH has much more experience in such matters than I. 

However it plays out you're bound to have unforgettable experiences.

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19 hours ago, Ishmael said:

If FF makes it to Victoria, I'll give him some excellent High Tea.

I'd like it extra strong please. ;)

18 hours ago, DA-WOODY said:

Be sure to bring along a pregnant transgender tactician/navigator so the costies won't release tescue details

Well me and multihuller do need a third and it would make my leg up a lot more interesting. Not sure that's the interesting I'm looking for though... Plus the CG press coverage will be beneficial for me or my team.

12 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

We might disagree here at times, but I think you and I would probably get along in real life.

Sorry for coming across sharply to you in the past here.   You know, it's an internet thing.

Easier to quote yah here, but exactly. I'm not ok with getting my fix and returning to mundanity. I've never felt as if I've had as many options and now that they seem laid out, I'd choose this route any day.

7 hours ago, Blue Crab said:

I keep a shotgun in place of the diapers.

I think the kid ought to go RTW.  There will never be a better time imo. This isn't an idiot like Rimas. I was incorrect calling him a pussy. A pussy would have had the boat trucked north. Go kid. We'll all chip in for a tracker, but do the rest on yer own. no begging like Rimas ot any real sailor. You likely have what it takes.

Thanks. I knew you'd come around -_-. I enjoy being independently impoverished but would accept the tracker and chipped in gear (not asking, just referring to prior donations from the likes of prolooper). Not into the GoFundMe route. Would rather find a way to mometize my efforts in what I view as a more legitimate way (book, etc; not my reasoning but money is a necessity in today's world). Will probably try and pick up some skills like diving so I can pick up more odd jobs like hull cleaning in the meantime.

5 hours ago, olsurfer said:

Newbie goes north around Pt Conception with a jib, motor, blown-out main, lucky off shore winds, then lends the 'devil' a hand with Stratus, gets his hands on Hydroptere and a big Mod and will probably end up in Port Townsend. This kid has some sand!

No* "motor" but I'm sure you meant that. Thanks though! We'll see where it goes from here.

6 hours ago, NeedAClew said:

Now it's really turning into a made for TV holiday movie :)

I'd like to think this is the good will of PL snowballing. He's been pretty instrumental to this story despite his limited interaction on the thread.

5 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

Well, how does this r2ak race work for the part of Prolooper in the movie? Does he get the invite for the team and go dark? The Hass saw the kids post, he is worried about the Speedo shots in the PNW. He wants a stand in. 

Does Clew enter the race to win the first female solo cougar to complete the r2ak, maintaining the drama/ tension and to inspire non sailing cougars?

Who plays Multi in the movie?

Mathieu McConanchy is available... can we get a Buick placement, too?<_<

Well, we would need a third. Hey @Pro looper, want to help fend off bears and crazy Canadians? Can't say you'll get anything but that good karma though ;)

3 hours ago, gspot said:

I'm glad you connected with MH - he's a cool guy who thinks outside the box - I'm sure you'll get along well.

Wild Thing is also a very cool boat and a beautiful sight to behold - IMHO a bit lightly built for pushing hard in the R2AK but MH has much more experience in such matters than I. 

However it plays out you're bound to have unforgettable experiences.

I'm glad I hopped into a stranger's car and drove 6 hours away too. He is indeed a cool guy and his panel van full of candy made the ride even cooler! SA and R2AK is in for a treat if we do race together. Can't say more than that.

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@multihuler and I cut up Stratis on the spot to create some outriggers for Scorpion. Will be testing foil ability and the loads on the duct tape soon.

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And my new to me anchor (Thanks MH) with a cup of joe

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21 hours ago, TalonF4U said:

In Reno?

That's a weird place to have an anchor in a Starbucks. 

But, yeah, can you give me a ride from the airport tomorrow?

I came across a harpoon in a bar once.   In Missoula Montana!  Barkeep uses it to break up fights.  Seems to work.

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33 minutes ago, jamhass said:

I came across a harpoon in a bar once.   In Missoula Montana!  Barkeep uses it to break up fights.  Seems to work.

You never know when a narwhal tusk might come in handy.

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11 hours ago, FishFood said:

Easier to quote yah here, but exactly. I'm not ok with getting my fix and returning to mundanity. I've never felt as if I've had as many options and now that they seem laid out, I'd choose this route any day.

Actually, that was addressed to Dark Cloud, but that's OK.

Onward and upward.  Or sideways.  It's all good.

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20 hours ago, olsurfer said:

Newbie goes north around Pt Conception with a jib, motor, blown-out main, lucky off shore winds, then lends the 'devil' a hand with Stratus, gets his hands on Hydroptere and a big Mod and will probably end up in Port Townsend. This kid has some sand!

LA to SF is an accomplishment. And I've heard rumors of a race between Portland and Victoria (hats off). But how about the passage between SF and Portland?

I realize that youth is indestructible, but Pt. Blanco kind of feels like the the Mr. to Pt. Sur's ma'am - if that makes any sense. And in terms of opportunity, it seems to me that there are plenty cool boats already up there - in the pound so to speak - just waiting for a new master. (like that once awesome one tonner strapped to a dock somewhere near Victoria).

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3 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

Actually, that was addressed to Dark Cloud, but that's OK.

Onward and upward.  Or sideways.  It's all good.

Well I understood that, just didn't want to edit the quoted response to me and didn't want to leave your large response included in my already long winded reply. I guess this is one of those times where a shortcut ended up backfiring into something much longer lol.

16 minutes ago, floater said:

LA to SF is an accomplishment. And I've heard rumors of a race between Portland and Victoria (hats off). But how about the passage between SF and Portland?

I realize that youth is indestructible, but Pt. Blanco kind of feels like the the Mr. to Pt. Sur's ma'am - if that makes any sense. And in terms of opportunity, it seems to me that there are plenty cool boats already up there - in the pound so to speak - just waiting for a new master. (like that once awesome one tonner strapped to a dock somewhere near Victoria).

Ehh. My mantra is that if other humans can do it, so can I. Doesn't seem to be the pinnacle of danger in sailing and the plan is to focus on boat travels for the foreseeable future so I'm bound to encounter worse.

That sounds like the boring way to do things. Plus, offloading my current boat and dealing with the importation of another sounds like more work than the sail up there. 

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Still a dangerous passage at the time of year you wold be forced to get there for the r2ak June 8 start.

Boats have been lost off Santa Cruz returning from transpacs, I remember reading an SA poster's account of his SC27.

 

 

 

If Multi can't do the race, then you would be better to hitchhike up to PT, find a free Hobie or something, and do the race for the glory of the  dirtbag award, the cheapest boat. Some oars, a bag of oats and a big brick of Canadian cheese and you will be set.:rolleyes:

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5 minutes ago, FishFood said:

Well I understood that, just didn't want to edit the quoted response to me and didn't want to leave your large response included in my already long winded reply. I guess this is one of those times where a shortcut ended up backfiring into something much longer lol.

No problem.

 

7 minutes ago, FishFood said:

Ehh. My mantra is that if other humans can do it, so can I. Doesn't seem to be the pinnacle of danger in sailing and the plan is to focus on boat travels for the foreseeable future so I'm bound to encounter worse.

That sounds like the boring way to do things. Plus, offloading my current boat and dealing with the importation of another sounds like more work than the sail up there. 

Except that sailing can go pear shaped very quickly, especially in blue water, or difficult coastlines.  Youth, ignorance, balls, and a bit of luck got you to SFO, things could have turned out differently, very easily. 

Obviously I am not trying to quash your spirit, since I extensively encouraged you in my lengthy post, but some reasonable even if minimal thought toward staying alive is a good thing  if you want more adventures.  There is a difference between somewhat controlled risk and flat out crazy.  I made it to 64, crazy people often have short lives.  But if pure adrenaline is your goal, then maybe wing suit flying is for you.  Many of them go splat within a short time period, but it was probably a real rush until l they hit that rock, so maybe it was worth it.  The down side is the only memories of it belong to their family and friends left behind. 

Sometimes there is a fine line between getting kicks, and kicking the bucket.  Proper balance is the key I think Slowly pushing the limits, getting a feel for it rather than flooring the gas pedal the first time.  A good analogy is a first timer skier rents some gear and goes down a double black diamond slope completely out of control, skis wide apart, arms flailing and he's screaming.  Somehow he makes it down safely and thinks, "Wow, that was cool!"  Liking that rush, he goes back up, tries again and cartwheels into the trees and dies.  Then there is the expert that is doing a slalom course on the same run, cutting through the gates quickly, in the zone, that place where you are right on the edge of losing control, but you don't, by design, not by accident.  It's good to know where that edge is, and flailing blindly isn't the best way to find it.  It comes with time and experience.  Another good example, look for "Idiot Supercar Drivers" videos on YouTube.  There appears to be a lot of them  :lol:

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43 minutes ago, Norse Horse said:

Still a dangerous passage at the time of year you wold be forced to get there for the r2ak June 8 start.

Boats have been lost off Santa Cruz returning from transpacs, I remember reading an SA poster's account of his SC27.

 

 

 

If Multi can't do the race, then you would be better to hitchhike up to PT, find a free Hobie or something, and do the race for the glory of the  dirtbag award, the cheapest boat. Some oars, a bag of oats and a big brick of Canadian cheese and you will be set.:rolleyes:

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Norse, if you want to steer me away from something, you're best doing it saying "FF, that passage is for wimps and too easy for a hardcore sailor like yourself." Your compliment will distract me from the trick.

Look, I blindly put my faith in luck last time and will do it again. :D (not srs, plz don't verbally rape me for this)

Things are extremely tentative at the moment though so we'll see. If MH enters Wild Thing, we could attract both the mono and multi crowd, bridging the divide with our varnished wooden boats. It would be too cool to be scared away from.

31 minutes ago, Ed Lada said:

No problem.

 

Except that sailing can go pear shaped very quickly, especially in blue water, or difficult coastlines.  Youth, ignorance, balls, and a bit of luck got you to SFO, things could have turned out differently, very easily. 

Obviously I am not trying to quash your spirit, since I extensively encouraged you in my lengthy post, but some reasonable even if minimal thought toward staying alive is a good thing  if you want more adventures.  There is a difference between somewhat controlled risk and flat out crazy.  I made it to 64, crazy people often have short lives.  But if pure adrenaline is your goal, then maybe wing suit flying is for you.  Many of them go splat within a short time period, but it was probably a real rush until l they hit that rock, so maybe it was worth it.  The down side is the only memories of it belong to their family and friends left behind. 

Sometimes there is a fine line between getting kicks, and kicking the bucket.  Proper balance is the key I think Slowly pushing the limits, getting a feel for it rather than flooring the gas pedal the first time.  A good analogy is a first timer skier rents some gear and goes down a double black diamond slope completely out of control, skis wide apart, arms flailing and he's screaming.  Somehow he makes it down safely and thinks, "Wow, that was cool!"  Liking that rush, he goes back up, tries again and cartwheels into the trees and dies.  Then there is the expert that is doing a slalom course on the same run, cutting through the gates quickly, in the zone, that place where you are right on the edge of losing control, but you don't, by design, not by accident.  It's good to know where that edge is, and flailing blindly isn't the best way to find it.  It comes with time and experience.  Another good example, look for "Idiot Supercar Drivers" videos on YouTube.  There appears to be a lot of them  :lol:

Of course! I plan on setting sail and puttering around the Bay Area for about 4-5 months prior to that. I figure sailing a couple times a week and consuming as much knowledge as I can will probably put me above and beyond most "sailors". This passage wouldn't be as illprepared as my last and if I couldn't find a window to do it safely, I wouldn't do it.

I very much want to stay alive and will make sure I don't repeat what started this thread. Like I said, things are very much in the air for me at all times.

Edit: I'm not saying I'm going to be better than everyone in 6 months time. Just that a lot of people think they know more than they do and are kinda posers. This is at least what I can glean from most people who call themselves a sailor. News flash, if you sail 12 hours in a month; I have over 2 years of time underway at your rate. Again, not a proclamation of my knowledge as much as a statement about those who think they know a lot because of the quantity of years lived since they first took the helm.

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If you're (no one in specific) saying there is no way to safely make this passage at this time, I don't believe you. Maybe not using your gauge of safety but I think the opportunity for a passage with a tolerable amount of risk will just depend on things out of the control of anyone on this planet. We will have to wait and see. People were swift to generalize the conditions of the LA to SF portion and it was really too calm for the majority of the time (see where I floated in place for 48hrs).

In no way is this blatant disregard for concerns, just me voicing that generalizing the risk for an entire two month window I would leave in and thinking I'm going to maintain my current state of sailing experience and knowledge isn't really true. 

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I plan on finding a spot for the major Bay Area races to also up my racing experience beforehand. I've been reading/watching a lot of content on sailing, design and tactics. Not sitting around and swimming in my ignorance.

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Captain Ron is a great teacher. If anything's gonna happen...

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6 minutes ago, FishFood said:

People were swift to generalize the conditions of the LA to SF portion and it was really too calm for the majority of the time (see where I floated in place for 48hrs). 

You really don't get how atypical the conditions you experienced were or that the weather conditions could have been much severe.  What would have happened if while sailing north you had the conditions you experienced while at anchor in a protected anchorage at Half Moon Bay?  Things might have turned out much differently.

What most people are saying is that you just need to manage risk by being prepared and not sailing off into known adverse conditions.  Perhaps you are managing risk and you studied the weather forecast before your journey - but your posts and described boat preparation do not seem to support that conclusion.

Also, what happened in Half  Moon Bay?  Perhaps I missed something.  There was the post you were on the beach.  Then you stated you were thrown from the boat - from being beached?  Then scrambling across rocks bare foot - was your boat on the rocks? And, finally, your boat magically appears at the dock.  Is there more to the story or are you saving the story for the movie?

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1 minute ago, FishFood said:

I plan on finding a spot for the major Bay Area races to also up my racing experience beforehand. I've been reading/watching a lot of content on sailing, design and tactics. Not sitting around and swimming in my ignorance.

Swimming in Jabsco juice, pop can pee and Murphy's Oil Soap you said...

We want to use that in the movie. I'm working on a product placement for Murphy about Murphy's law.:D

 

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19 minutes ago, FishFood said:

If you're (no one in specific) saying there is no way to safely make this passage at this time, I don't believe you.

It isn't that it is impossible.  It is that the risk/reward equation is upside down.  For most of us.

When I bought my boat (in SoCal), I "could" have sailed it up the coast in mid-December to its new home in Puget Sound.  I didn't, because the combination of winter weather on the NorCal and Oregon coasts in a boat I really didn't know yet was a combination that I didn't like.  Even though (perhaps because?) I have a fair number of blue-water miles in my log, I *chose* not to do it.

$.02

PS - a couple of months of sailing around the Bay will, absolutely, put you ahead of most of the "honey let's buy a boat at the boatshow" crowd.  But doesn't really help with the experience you probably want to have.

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2 minutes ago, FishFood said:

I plan on finding a spot for the major Bay Area races to also up my racing experience beforehand. I've been reading/watching a lot of content on sailing, design and tactics. Not sitting around and swimming in my ignorance.

Sure.  We knew a guy here, Hot Rod, with no boat experience of any kind, that studied thousands of sailboats before he built a rather large catamaran out of Home Depot 2x4s and CDX plywood.  The interior was lined with drywall.  After living on it in the back bay in SFO for a while, and kidnapping SA spy lil' murray, he finally set sail and made it out of the bay against all odds, but not much further.  The boat started to self destruct out in the Pacific, surprise, surprise.  Fortunately for him, the Coast Guard rescued him and his decidedly mixed crew.  We never heard from lil' murray again.

You can read all about it here in the epic 126 page thread.  It's an SA classic.  :D

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22 minutes ago, Team Subterfuge said:

You really don't get how atypical the conditions you experienced were or that the weather conditions could have been much severe.  What would have happened if while sailing north you had the conditions you experienced while at anchor in a protected anchorage at Half Moon Bay?  Things might have turned out much differently.

What most people are saying is that you just need to manage risk by being prepared and not sailing off into known adverse conditions.  Perhaps you are managing risk and you studied the weather forecast before your journey - but your posts and described boat preparation do not seem to support that conclusion.

Also, what happened in Half  Moon Bay?  Perhaps I missed something.  There was the post you were on the beach.  Then you stated you were thrown from the boat - from being beached?  Then scrambling across rocks bare foot - was your boat on the rocks? And, finally, your boat magically appears at the dock.  Is there more to the story or are you saving the story for the movie?

Well I think I would have actually faired better as it would have been pretty easy to reduce sail area on only a headsail and navigate the waves. I hit fairly steep, frequent, tall waves twice and have a decent idea of how keep my boat from being pounded to a pulp. Certainly wouldn't have had to worry about beaches as I was 10-20 miles offshore the majority of the time.

Definitely agree with all that you said though and just pointed out that I wouldn't kick off from the docks in that state of preparedness again.

Yeah that was confusing. I thought it was beached after falling overboard and heading ashore. I was in the Harbor Patrol office updating you all with just a presumption. Then my boss found it parallel parked at the YC docks, thought it was was tied off and told HP while I was asleep on a fisherman's boat waiting for morning to come and figure it all out. Then HP went out when the storm cut off, found it slightly backed off from the docks, realized it was just floating there and tied it off. I try to keep things from getting too long winded on here and have more detailed writings but I've been pretty busy with working on others' boats and doing shit on my own boat and have yet to even finish the trip journal. 

16 minutes ago, sledracr said:

It isn't that it is impossible.  It is that the risk/reward equation is upside down.  For most of us.

When I bought my boat (in SoCal), I "could" have sailed it up the coast in mid-December to its new home in Puget Sound.  I didn't, because the combination of winter weather on the NorCal and Oregon coasts in a boat I really didn't know yet was a combination that I didn't like.  Even though (perhaps because?) I have a fair number of blue-water miles in my log, I *chose* not to do it.

$.02

PS - a couple of months of sailing around the Bay will, absolutely, put you ahead of most of the "honey let's buy a boat at the boatshow" crowd.  But doesn't really help with the experience you probably want to have.

Yeah I need more heavy weather offshore experience. Doing Farallones race hopefully and will consider some shitty weather offshore sailing outside the bay.

8 minutes ago, Ed Lada said:

Sure.  We knew a guy here, Hot Rod, with no boat experience of any kind, that studied thousands of sailboats before he built a rather large catamaran out of Home Depot 2x4s and CDX plywood.  The interior was lined with drywall.  After living on it in the back bay in SFO for a while, and kidnapping SA spy lil' murray, he finally set sail and made it out of the bay against all odds, but not much further.  The boat started to self destruct out in the Pacific, surprise, surprise.  Fortunately for him, the Coast Guard rescued him and his decidedly mixed crew.  We never heard from lil' murray again.

You can read all about it here in the epic 126 page thread.  It's an SA classic.  :D

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Oh I know about Hotrod. I've been hoping back and forth between Rimas, Stowe and that thread for almost a month. Quite entertaining and it's nice to be able to binge on it after the fact like Netflix. At a combined over 50k replies, it's been slow. I figure I'll be reading those for about a year.

Edit: I think Bob Perry's book is a little more reputable than Hotrod's studies. It actually is really helpful knowing about the design of boats and understanding the implications just for sailing imo.

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16 hours ago, FishFood said:

 

 

16 hours ago, FishFood said:

I'm glad I hopped into a stranger's car and drove 6 hours away too. He is indeed a cool guy and his panel van full of candy made the ride even cooler! SA and R2AK is in for a treat if we do race together. Can't say more than that.

FF, you might want to tell your tale of the trip with multihauler to the Sacramento Police Department...

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1 minute ago, FishFood said:

Oh I know about Hotrod. I've been hoping back and forth between Rimas, Stowe and that thread for almost a month. Quite entertaining and it's nice to be able to binge on it after the fact like Netflix. At a combined over 50k replies, it's been slow. I figure I'll be reading those for about a year.

I didn't know if you had seen that or not.

The Rimas, 1,000 Days , and the Hot Rod threads should be mandatory reading for new folks here, but it is quite a significant investment in time for sure.  But than again many people watched every season of The Game of Thrones.  But then again those threads don't have Queen Daenerys I Targaryen.  Oh shit, I am probably being sexist. Again!  I really need a spanking for repeated violations.  If only I could find some hot chick to do it...

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It's all fun and games until you end up on a Vietnamese fish boat unable to pee by yourself.

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Well I think I would have actually faired better as it would have been pretty easy to reduce sail area on only a headsail and navigate the waves.

Of course you would have.   Easy peasy.

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3 minutes ago, solosailor said:

Of course you would have.   Easy peasy.

Hey, Solo! Nice to see you again, seriously. I only meant my boat was nearly destroyed so it couldn't get much worse than that! I mean, death I guess. Highly unlikely considering I watched "Unbreakable" before leaving and contracted Bruce Willis disease.

When are you coming over to HMB for a smoke and a drink? I'm getting lonely now that MH is temporarily out of my life.

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Yes, you can certainly harbour hop up the coast to Canada. Take your time and watch the weather and don't do a leg more than 200 miles (because you will be too slow to see bad weather coming). Don't go 50 miles offshore where the seas are bigger and it takes too much time to get to shelter if a blow happens.

Have a backup plan if your planned harbour closes due to a bar being closed out.

Do watch the weather near the OR/CA border. It's like it's ALWAYS blowing near there. Not always from the SE either. Sometimes it's a NW gale. I think the inland mountains near the coast give a compression effect to wind blowing parallel to the coast.

Today's weather:

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1 hour ago, Zonker said:

Yes, you can certainly harbour hop up the coast to Canada. Take your time and watch the weather and don't do a leg more than 200 miles (because you will be too slow to see bad weather coming). Don't go 50 miles offshore where the seas are bigger and it takes too much time to get to shelter if a blow happens.

Have a backup plan if your planned harbour closes due to a bar being closed out.

Do watch the weather near the OR/CA border. It's like it's ALWAYS blowing near there. Not always from the SE either. Sometimes it's a NW gale. I think the inland mountains near the coast give a compression effect to wind blowing parallel to the coast.

Today's weather:

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Wow, useful information, after flipping half of you off last time around I never thought I'd see that again. Thanks!

Any direct sources for the passage come to mind? Getting light on reading material.

1 hour ago, Norse Horse said:

Bruce Willis disease?

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Yeah like in the movie, he can't die. I figure if I just believe hard enough, I'll have the same problem(?).

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1 hour ago, Zonker said:

Yes, you can certainly harbour hop up the coast to Canada. Take your time and watch the weather and don't do a leg more than 200 miles (because you will be too slow to see bad weather coming). Don't go 50 miles offshore where the seas are bigger and it takes too much time to get to shelter if a blow happens.

Have a backup plan if your planned harbour closes due to a bar being closed out.

Do watch the weather near the OR/CA border. It's like it's ALWAYS blowing near there. Not always from the SE either. Sometimes it's a NW gale. I think the inland mountains near the coast give a compression effect to wind blowing parallel to the coast.

Today's weather:

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Looks like FF should head out right now. It's practically all downwind/milk run in these conditions. And he does profess to know how to navigate waves and such...What could possibly go wrong?

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2 hours ago, solosailor said:

Of course you would have.   Easy peasy.

Have some faith. He does know how to navigate waves! 

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On 12/4/2019 at 7:02 PM, FishFood said:

Someone throw me on a fast monohull before I buy a hobie and throw a camping tent on it for living quarters. I can't afford anything but a beach cat if I go multi...

I've got a R2AK experienced Hobie 18 on a trailer right near Half Moon Bay. If you wanna look further into the dark side, let me know.  It is certainly cheap thrills.

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I have been reading this thread since it was a one-pager and I am truly impressed, both by your determination and fearlessness as well as the outpouring of generosity and good advice. When I first saw the thread I thought, this can't be real, had to be made up shit. Then as pictures started coming in and it really was real I found my ancient self starting to live vicariously as I follow what I could only dream of at your age back in the 1970s. I was hoping to see you and your boat in Santa Cruz but missed it. Sounds like you made great connections with Prolooper and MH and are breaking into the Bay Area sailing scene.

As far as sailing up the coast, as others have said, the Northern California and Oregon coasts are no joke. The OR coast was getting 120kt gusts in the same storm you had your HMB escapades in. (SC harbor mouth was over 50kts that night also). A good read would be the loss of the Kelaerin http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/199424-epic-boat-loss/&tab=comments#comment-6290883 (there are others but this one is pretty recent and well documented).

Just be careful because I want to live vicariously through your R2AK experience!!!

The Single Handed Sailing Society https://www.sfbaysss.org/main/ might also be a good place for you to explore. The 3 bridge has already been mentioned, do it! Have fun and I hope sailing helps you find yourself and gives your life some direction and joy. You're on your way there.

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3 hours ago, casc27 said:

Have some faith. He does know how to navigate waves! 

Lol, I only mentioned bc...

5 hours ago, Team Subterfuge said:

You really don't get how atypical the conditions you experienced were or that the weather conditions could have been much severe.  What would have happened if while sailing north you had the conditions you experienced while at anchor in a protected anchorage at Half Moon Bay?  Things might have turned out much differently........

to show that I at least know not to head down below, cower and make things worse. Don't worry casc, you're safe in the basement and won't have to worry about adverse conditions when you take the daysailer out ;)

1 hour ago, tama_manu said:

I've got a R2AK experienced Hobie 18 on a trailer right near Half Moon Bay. If you wanna look further into the dark side, let me know.  It is certainly cheap thrills.

Ooh, that could be fun though...

1 hour ago, msvphoto said:

I have been reading this thread since it was a one-pager and I am truly impressed, both by your determination and fearlessness as well as the outpouring of generosity and good advice. When I first saw the thread I thought, this can't be real, had to be made up shit. Then as pictures started coming in and it really was real I found my ancient self starting to live vicariously as I follow what I could only dream of at your age back in the 1970s. I was hoping to see you and your boat in Santa Cruz but missed it. Sounds like you made great connections with Prolooper and MH and are breaking into the Bay Area sailing scene.

As far as sailing up the coast, as others have said, the Northern California and Oregon coasts are no joke. The OR coast was getting 120kt gusts in the same storm you had your HMB escapades in. (SC harbor mouth was over 50kts that night also). A good read would be the loss of the Kelaerin http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/199424-epic-boat-loss/&tab=comments#comment-6290883 (there are others but this one is pretty recent and well documented).

Just be careful because I want to live vicariously through your R2AK experience!!!

The Single Handed Sailing Society https://www.sfbaysss.org/main/ might also be a good place for you to explore. The 3 bridge has already been mentioned, do it! Have fun and I hope sailing helps you find yourself and gives your life some direction and joy. You're on your way there.

Thanks, glad to know I'm providing somewhat of an outlet for those interested! I will definitely be cautious of how I approach this passage if it is the path I end up taking. You all have made me aware of what I'd be up against and I will be sure to look into what I can regarding the trip.

I'm probably going to be better off crewing the Bay Area races so I can put less wear and tear on my boat and focus funds on prep for making ocean going passages.

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Well I'm boat sitting and another storm came through. Currently dragging anchor on this 75ft boat and having to blast through pretty gnarly wind waves and rain to run back and forth between my boat and this one to make sure all is well. image-2019-12-06-17-42-49.thumb.jpg.c27369d3f45a0aba93fbf29c571bc1ab.jpg

As you can see, it's dragging a lot. Over 500ft at this point. Going to have to cut the steel rode with an angle grinder and drive a 75 footer for the first time into a narrow breakwater in these conditions.

Edit: Will have to do that if it drags another 150ft. Have another boat close by. Any ideas?

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