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#301 DogBalls

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:48 PM

Pac Cup vs. Vic-Maui   Mid-day Monday reports

 

I seem to remember that there used to be so much more chatter on these big races, and even Spin Cup would generate 5-page threads.   I guess no one cares anymore, or they are burned out, or flicked or what?

 

 

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Glad to see Snafu on top of their leaderboard this morning!

 

Would love to have a port - starboard between fleets, ensuing protest, figure out the boat was from "the other" race to Hawaii..... Settled over Mai-Tai's on a neutral island....



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 02:08 AM

I like it.  Mai-Tais at dawn.  First team to pass out before the sun sets loses the protest.  I think you're onto something here!



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

I like it.  Mai-Tais at dawn.  First team to pass out before the sun sets loses the protest.  I think you're onto something here!

I have been know to make sense, or a funny, from time to time



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

Day nine, and another day with the Donovan 30 leading double-handed. Bill and Melinda have lead at every 20-hour position report except the second day. Thirsty is making a serious charge, though, and the race isn't over until the finish! Looks like they are finally getting 200+ mile days consistently.



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:44 PM

Day nine, and another day with the Donovan 30 leading double-handed. Bill and Melinda have lead at every 20-hour position report except the second day. Thirsty is making a serious charge, though, and the race isn't over until the finish! Looks like they are finally getting 200+ mile days consistently.

Nice, but you do realize that Bill and Melinda could enter a Cal 20 and still be leading the double handed fleets (yes both fleets) boat for boat. B)



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:10 AM

Lol. Very likely.

 

And now day ten, they are climbing up the overall leader board. Probably not enough. Thirsty, also doing quite well!



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

Big race shaping up now between the two J-125's  hamachi splitting gybes to come into the islands from the north side.  Smart move I think.  



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:49 AM

Tiburon busted their rudder.
http://www.pressure-...on-Loses-Rudder

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:46 AM

Tiburon busted their rudder.
http://www.pressure-...on-Loses-Rudder

They've got extra equipment and extra water from Cayenne (courtesy of Michael M), plus Will Paxton.

 

They'll be fine. The real question is whether they're faster with alternative steering than California Condor was a few years back ^_^



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:38 AM

Snafu is having a helluva race.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:19 AM

Tiburon busted their rudder.http://www.pressure-...on-Loses-Rudder

They've got extra equipment and extra water from Cayenne (courtesy of Michael M), plus Will Paxton.
 
They'll be fine. The real question is whether they're faster with alternative steering than California Condor was a few years back ^_^

No, the real question is whether they run out of ciggerettes!

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:49 AM

Tiburon busted their rudder.
http://www.pressure-...on-Loses-Rudder

They've got extra equipment and extra water from Cayenne (courtesy of Michael M), plus Will Paxton.
 
They'll be fine. The real question is whether they're faster with alternative steering than California Condor was a few years back ^_^

 
Here is Jim Antrim's account of that 2010 Pac Cup: http://www.pressure-...010-Pacific-Cup
 
Four days into the race, past the half way point, they went from doing 20 knots(!) in 22 knots of breeze (average speed: steady 14+) and expecting a first to finish... to breaking _BOTH_ rudders and taking another 8+ days to finish using a Jordan series drogue to steer.

 

We set to work over the next few days, experimenting with different sail combinations, trying to increase speed by reducing the length of drogue, and jury rigging one of the rudders. The drogue length we settled on was shorter than ideal, less than ¼ of the full length, which meant that we had to steer constantly and our course was unstable. “Steering” consisted of playing one leg of the drogue bridle while standing at a winch, ease for a starboard turn, crank like mad for a port turn. The boat swung back and forth drunkenly but our speed was up to around 4 knots and on average we were aimed at Oahu. After a couple days of hard work we had a rudder ready to mount, with gudgeons jury rigged from old cracked and broken pieces and spectra lashing. Would it survive a day or a week? Should we mount it now or save it for the final approach to Hawaii? We decided to go for it. Several frustrating and exhausting attempts to mount the rudder ensued over the next few days. As David said at one point, “It takes three men and a forklift to mount this thing in the boatyard.” Not an easy thing in a seaway to mount a precisely aligned blade and get two pins aligned and inserted. Each time we refined our technique, and waited impatiently for the next lull in the wind and seaway.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:48 AM

Snafu is having a helluva race.

 

Gilles does all the rigging work on my boat that I don't do, hope he does well.



#314 Mr Moab

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

Great battle going on between Pyewacket and Scarlett Runner, only a few minutes between them for class and overall. Have seen the lead swap with last two gybes. Outa be an interesting final 200 miles.



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

Anyone have an idea what the return weather will be like for boats leaving this week on their own bottom ??.where would one find this info

#316 NoStrings

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

Ocean Prediction Center
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:51 AM

Unedited short video of Hamachi lit up on her way to Kaneohe:

 

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:31 AM

Hey Roleur! If you get on line and read this......Aloooha! Welcome to HI. Nicely done. Enjoy the mai tais, jump in the pool to rinse off, and get some sleep. Then we want to hear about the shit that didn't make your blog.

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Posted Yesterday, 05:04 PM

Excellent, 15-minute interview with Bill Erkelens on the Wolfpack. https://www.youtube....h?v=IZ3peFYqaqc







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