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    2021 Sydney to Hobart

    It was paying $81 for handicap, I'm hoping to turn a tenner into a few good bottles of they can pull it off
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    2021 Sydney to Hobart

    Bad luck for the team, they looked like they were going well after cabbage tree, and I'd chucked a few $$ on them.  There are a lot of boats heading north that are not listed as retired, urm, zen, TSA mgmt, mille sabords. Gear breakage or late positive test results?
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    personal ocean race gear

    Good quality, comfortable, cotton free jocks. Probably some nice, cotton free quick drying socks too
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    2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The Race Committee has lodged a protest against Wild Oats XI

    I have races against boats who did not carry all of the required equipment, and who had Spinnakers of questionable size and number appear during races, and never did anything about it. For some reason, only boats known for their strict adherence to the rules ever seemed to be audited post race ...
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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    The 3m UV films are very good, significant heat reduction even with minimal visual change. The auto vinyl wrap people seem quite skilled and cheap for installation too
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Come on now Jack . . . .  It's thirsty work watching a tracker with updates that slow
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Ugly finish for ichi and friends, every time I look at the tracker speeds are dropping. They have been about an hour away for an hour!
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    You can run in as many divisions as you want for most passage races in Aus, since it's all run at the same time and just different numbers crunched at the end. It will usually cost you a few dollars though
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I've got a few pesos on alive and voodoo, hoping one pulls off a win
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    Types of mid-sized fast racing catamans for smallish budgets

    Is one of these ever going to be finished and sailing? 
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    onboard coffee??

    Almond milk with coffee can be pretty good, soy milk always tastes a little like dirt
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    elliot 780 - solo

    What, in particular, needs work on the e780 rig and rudder? We have picked up the ESPX public enemy and need to build a lifting rudder. 
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    onboard coffee??

    They make a little noise, but it's a nice satisfying crunch rather than an electromechanical whirr. They are also quite quick if you are grinding coarse, it can take a while for fine grinds. 
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    onboard coffee??

    When someone drops your grinder base for you, it turns out that bell canning jars have the same diameter and thread. 
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    PHRF is not run by self-interested clowns

    Who else is more qualified to handicap boats than designers, builders and sail makers? Their lives revolve around boats, they see more and in more detail than any owner.
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