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Everything posted by billr

  1. No but the wheel can slip if I don’t have it tight enough. I make the belts from polyurethane transmission tubing that is textured on the outside and is pretty grippy.
  2. I use a Hot rodded Necchi BU Nova with a Consew servo motor and a large weighted Sailrite handwheel.
  3. In the past as soon as he is on land he switches to FB and posts from the Delorme stop. If he's stuck on a reef than its a different story.
  4. There is a small group of his friends who have been posting wind maps and realize he's drifting too far north for Fiji.
  5. Noooo. Solo sailing around the world. World record book.. Alaska was just a distraction.
  6. Using a handheld VHF with a range of maybe 5 mi?
  7. He's a professional indigent, feckless halfwit. Been doing it his whole life. He won't work, can't sail, won't lift a finger but he's impressively good at grifting and managing his staff of enablers.
  8. You can only change your bet if you commit to sailing the next leg with Rimas. So...what's your new bet?
  9. All of his Delorme posts show up on his Facebook page. Enablers there feed him info and arrange tows.
  10. Alex, how do you have the radar reflector attached?
  11. New #1,#3 jibs, main and A3 spin from Ballard Sails just before that race. They cost more than I paid for the boat and trailer but all that is covered in other threads on how expensive old cheap boats can really be especially when you want to race them. Crew is all from Seattle too (well, just for that race). The first sail Ballard made was for a Santa Cruz 33 - Muffin.
  12. CS30? Nope. Santa Cruz 33 That's a very rare boat and it looks like you keep in very nice condition. Well done! Thanks. Its an ongoing project. She's been in Lake Michigan pretty much her entire life - formerly City Limits. Here's another shot at the other end of the Mac race after going under the bridge.
  13. Jean has not commented on FB since Rimas has landed. Actually he has: Jean Mondeau1.9 kts average speed. Like · Reply · 2 · May 4 at 1:41pm That's all I've seen.
  14. San Francisco, open your golden gate You let no stranger wait outside your door San Francisco, here is your wanderin' one Saying I'll wander no more
  15. he can probably broad reach well enough to stay away from land and head south to Baja. Nasty looking low moving in from Hawaii....Rimas better get south of it.This cracks me up! You don't even know where he is... Can we please confine the conversation here to informed discussion about his supply of oats and 'taters until we have some verifiable navigation info? I would really hate for this thread to devolve and disintegrate into baseless speculation... :-) :-) You need to go to oats and taters anarchy. This is baseless speculation anarchy. We do know which way the wind has been blowin
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