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    Dinghy build: Two-Paw 8 nesting

    Just found this thread. Thanks for posting your build! We did develop some "quick connect" hardware for our nesting dinghies with the idea of replacing the through bolts normally at the bottom in favor of some dovetailing CNC cut starbaord pieces. You can see some pictures of this being tried...
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    CatFive, Thanks for the write up it was all too familiar. I hope to do one for our trip as well before it leaves my brain. We enjoyed hanging out with you at the finish. Canada was well represented this year. Johnny Mac pictured below...you're all welcome :). This sailor figured someone should...
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    This report says the boat was upright when found, with no sailor aboard. Everything else is speculation. Still a very tragic loss.  https://www.tampabay.com/news/breaking-news/2020/03/13/search-suspended-for-st-pete-sailor-who-went-missing-during-long-distance-race/
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    I can speak about the design. Graham and I at B&B are the designers of the Core Sound 17 mark 3 and we are overwhelmed with grief over this outcome. I can't begin to express the feeling. We designed this boat with safety in mind and it has about 300lbs of water ballast assuming it was...
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    Roll call complete. Start set for 900.  Best tribe name  Beerdeddragon
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    Im pretty sure he was able to borrow a mast. Saw the boat rigged outside the campground last night. He didnt leave the boat on the beach so im not sure if he'll have to launch at the ramp or if theyll let him on the beach this morning. I saw it happen and I think all the sailors around felt the...
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    Everglades Challenge 2017

    You can say that again. I got some close up pics of some of the details of his sailing canoe/yacht lol. I could spend a week studying it. https://goo.gl/photos/ry3zwu7CEr1PEMMv7
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    Everglades Challenge 2017

    The race manager who had direct comm with cg told us that when the guy couldn't "self rescue" he vhfd the cg and talked through his options. they ultimately told him to trigger the plb and then he used a flare for the helo to pinpoint him. It sounds to me like he was out of his boat more likely...
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    death threat, anyone?

    I usually just read and don't post but the "death threat" article by Brian and his earlier article on his views of PFDs and harnesses compelled my to include my opinion. Scare tactics against being sheep? When was that a thing. Oh you must feel really cool because you don't wear a PFD ever...
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    Everglades Challenge 2015

    Agreed on all points! I'll take compliments any day. It's how my head go so big. jk Boom!
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    Everglades Challenge 2015

    With respect to you, I feel obligated to say that my Mom's version of events doesn't make her sound nearly as helpless. Granted I wasn't there and she did choose a low volume kayak to paddle in this year, I feel pretty confident that she would have been just fine. Considering her hatches were...
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    Everglades Challenge 2013

    Hey, Alan here 'SOS' Jarhead just came in. Smashing the class 4 single male record held by wizard by about 5 hours. Some pictures on the beach here. Talking to him right now has some great stories. http://sailnaway.blogspot.com/2013/03/jarhead-is-in.html
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    Everglades Challenge 2013

    Class third place class 4 on the horizon and first sea pearl and first class 4 single male. GO JARHEAD




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