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In Topic: Pacific Cup 2014 - Q&A, Tips...

Yesterday, 06:15 PM

I read somewhere on here that in a past Pacific Cup several boats got together and rented a crane to unstep their masts in Honolulu before going to Keehi for the haul out.  Is anyone interested in doing that this year?  Our mast is easy and it's hard to justify the $500 Keehi charges.  $500 is small potatoes in this whole thing, but there are an awful lot of small potatoes! 


Thanks - Eric

In Topic: Anyone know the story behind this?

10 April 2014 - 06:27 PM

My guess is he built it in his apartment.  My dad did this (a long time ago, before I was born) with a much smaller boat, and this photo reminds me of stories of removing it from the 3rd floor. 

In Topic: Wilderness 40

09 April 2014 - 08:17 PM

I also briefly sailed on the Portland based Geronimo before he traded up to a J/130. It was a good boat in many conditions.  Offshore it could use some kind of mini-dodger to cover the hatch, we lost a computer or two before installing a shower curtain behind the nav station. 

In Topic: Suggested Watch Schedule Crew of 3 Pac Cup

29 March 2014 - 05:09 AM

No Strings - the Honolulu yard told me there are no discounts on decommissioning no matter how much work we did. Is your experience different? We can prep our rig so that it's literally only 15minutes of their time, but he said still $500 for that step.

In Topic: Suggested Watch Schedule Crew of 3 Pac Cup

29 March 2014 - 05:05 AM

Our quote from Matson is $65/measurement ton and is exactly the same as the calculator, ie. there is no increase from 2012 (just under $9k). Of course you have to add yard charges in Hawaii ($500 to unstep the mast on a J/105...), delivery from yard to Matson, etc....we had to go fully crewed just so we could get the crew to chip in!