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A Boy Named Stu

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Ocean Racing, One Design, Rigging & Electronics

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  1. The thought did cross my mind… Thought I would consult the brain trust first.
  2. Not a bad idea. I would have to open up the hole below the plate as well to let it move.
  3. Today while mounting a plate on an aluminum mast the drill bit drifted on me and one of the holes does not line up. Wondering if anyone has had success filling, drilling and then tapping a botched hole before. Using a M5 0.8 tap, rig is for a 30 foot boat. Cheers
  4. I guess I didn't make that clear enough. It does matter, but in a video I saw earlier mark richards said something along those lines.
  5. 11.4 Changes to Special Regulations • Special Regulation 4.09 (a): An AIS Transponder shall be carried and be switched on, such that it is receiving and transmitting. http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/media/3438679/rshyr-si-final.pdf Does anyone have a link to the interview with mark richards on the dock? I think he mentions having the tracker on but not AIS, and said something about being able to see the other boats the entire race so it shouldn't have mattered?
  6. any news on when we can view online or buy a copy?
  7. There's some girl on Facebook trying to "use the internet" (what I got from it) to find a ship near Rimas to drop off supplies. Cheaper on the tax payers than calling CG I guess, knowing king inneptune's luck they somehow might pull this off. They're also waaay behind the times. There were a few people arguing over whether or not he has fishing gear. Amateurs
  8. Isn't it appropriate that "our hero" did not have his sails up once in this video?
  9. He does make some poor decisions. Now, for the benefit of his fanclub lurking here, this is what good decisions would be: Stopping in Hawaii. Stay a while, until cyclone season in the South Pacific is over. Use the layover time wisely... get a job (he IS a Japanese interpreter, right? Lots of Japanese tourists in Hawaii, should be easy to get a job.) Make any needed repairs/improvements to the boat. Learn to sail and navigate. Buy charts, pilot book, and sailing directions. Maybe even buy a used sextant and learn to use it, in case the car GPS takes a dump. Get a windvane, or learn to use s
  10. i'll start the fund for this. hell i'll pay for it. where do I send the go pro ?......I've had fantasies of flying to Hawaii,,,chasing the guy down,,,tieing him to the mast,,,, . ...................and forcing him to learn to sail You can lead a horse to water... All I'm saying
  11. So far he has onions, potatoes and garlic. Scurvy is a historical circumnavigating problem right?
  12. I guess I live under a rock because I've never heard of that record
  13. Why not? Perhaps a new class, under 28ft, value less than 5k, vessel must be at least 20 years old. Also must be bought within a certain distance of the starting marina
  14. Damn I'm already ahead of the curve (I live in Halifax). / The scavenger hunt aspect sounds like fun. Also we would be targeting a different audience than the volvo ocean (wouldn't have to compete for viewers who would dont have the time to follow two offshore one design races). Why not have at least one "in port race" on each coast (basically crash a well established regatta and demand our own start). To name a few ideas for the east coast: miami sailing week, key west, charleston race week, etc. /s Also award points for who has the most spare parts / safety equipment left over a
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