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  1. Nah, that's why a drysuit is worn. She'll be good.
  2. I don't have his tracker specifically but the WT site has everybody. Except, that is, when they don't. In any case, I can tell you where he is. He's on the beach in Key Largo as of 10:30 eastern. Finish time 27-1/2 hours.
  3. I'm lost on the boat in question but chimed in to point out that all those trying to determine if the building can help them nail it down are missing a key bit of info. The building is a pre-fab metal building (or "Butler" building, to use the name of the industry leader), one of tens or hundreds of thousands of very similar design around the country and the world. They're one of the cheapest ways to enclose a large volume, thus unsurprisingly will be the building of choice for many boat shops. Not a useful metric here.
  4. Yep. Much better guess. Subtle changes to the deck layout as @JL92S noted but otherwise right.
  5. Close, maybe, but to be true there would have been several non-trivial changes from the rendering on their site (https://www.botinpartners.com/project.php?id=91) Take note of the deck chine bevel and the companionway area, insofar as one exists, to see the differences.
  6. If you insist on repeating yourself, I'll have to do the same. Enough already. You have no foundation for this statement and you're beating a dead horse long after the owners and their neighbors have asked you to stop. Unless you have some agenda here that you're not sharing, maybe your time would best be spent elsewhere. Porter
  7. Enough already. As has been repeatedly pointed out, Sailorman was repeatedly pressing his "OK" button. That, combined with the general principal that the race organizers do not have the responsibility that you're trying to pin on them, is sufficient.
  8. When I find it, it'll be the right boat for me, probably not for you.
  9. This. So much this. As a member of the Tribe, but having not raced yet (still working out the perfect boat for me), I've been asking myself how their shore crew should have responded to this situation. Not, mind you, the race organization. This is NOT their responsibility. I've landed on the conclusion that I can't answer that for them, as I don't know what they know about Sailorman. Maybe they had supreme confidence that the "OK" message actually meant he was OK. Maybe they should have known that repeated "OK" messages sent as he's drifting steadily offshore meant that he was suffering f
  10. Was on the beach for the start. Amazing conditions for the faster, larger boats. Stayed for the theoretical 0900 start after the first delay but couldn’t stay longer so didn’t see them off. However, my day took me down the coast to Sanibel where I was fortunate enough to see places 3 through 6 (missed Smyth and whoever that is ahead of him) pass by from my position near Blind Pass. Great conditions - they’re staying one to five hundred yards off shore enjoying near flat seas and beam winds between 10 and 20. The leaders seem to be maintaining 15-17 knots boatspeed for long periods. I had thoug
  11. I hate to tell y'all but that's no mast. It's a light pole. The two fixtures on the near end are where the cantilevered twin arms go that support the light over the street. It originally looked something like this: Hate to say it but I see light poles, obviously knocked over by a vehicle, from time to time and always contemplate the value. Hell, in recycling alone it's non-trivial but frankly I have uses for a long aluminum pole that doens't include sailing. Very useful in the shop and around the property.
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