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In Topic: Everglades Challenge 2017

25 March 2017 - 02:08 AM

I can't say for the speedy guys, however I do explore possibilies the course gives us. I mean, there is always this little voice inside calling to take "this short route". Everglades Challenge is gambling. There are solid choices and there are possibilities.
Hey, you never know....

In Topic: 2017 Race to Alaska

12 March 2017 - 09:30 PM

Caution to the wind; my crew rarely took off their suits,including sleeping in them,this of course reduced
their circulation. They woke up very cold. R2akteamgoldenoldies ps, I don't know why they didn't just turn the heater on

SOL company has a survival bag which is one huge step up from emergency blankets.

It will last about 5 nights before falling apart. It is warm. It is a good thing to sleep in on a trampoline/deck while wearing a dry suit.
It had been tested during UF 1200 in 2016. I would highly recommend one(or two for duration of the race) and I wouldn't go on a trip in an open boat without one.
It even has its own bag to staff it in.

I wish I had one during UF 2010.

I haven't tried their more advanced version, it might be even better

In Topic: Everglades Challenge 2017

11 March 2017 - 04:56 PM

Chatter on FB that a kayaker was rescued by CG in Florida Bay. I'll wait until details sort out before updating.

This is the guy

Flipped the boat, couldn't right it. Got airlifted. There is a video. All is good, boat is found. Thanks USCG.

In Topic: Everglades Challenge 2017

08 March 2017 - 01:49 AM

For whoever it was upthread looking for a pic of Ellie Mae...
It's mostly flat-bottomed, pram bow. Leeboard on stbd side. About 15' OA, house is about 7', bunk on each side, 1/8" plexiglass windows. Decks fore and aft...idk where you steer from. Some of it was a bit sketchy... Mizzen mast was a closet rod dowel, unstayed, looked rather marginal. Lug rigged main, boom was a 2x4. It would be fun for poking around mangroves ..

Well. Sometimes appearance can be deceiving.
Here is Send Flea, 8 ft pram Wizard used in 2007 to finish in 4 days and 3 hours.
I don't recall weather, however results shows that only 2/3 of fleet finished, so, I guess there was a day or two with SCA.

In Topic: Everglades Challenge 2017

07 March 2017 - 05:42 PM

Where do you click on the Spot Tracker info to see his speed?  I've clicked all over the place and can't find it.

The watertibe's tracker, when it works, gives all the additional info: