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    30mph Hobie 20 "DeathWish", Kaneohe Bay, Oahu Hawaii...Sissy Line

    We used to call these "chicken lines" during the T500.  We'd bolt cleats to our trap harness crossbars that would take the chicken line.  You'd hook up, push out then reach down at your feet - hoping you're not stepping on it, grab the line and put it into your trap harness cleat.  At the...
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    Worrell 1000

    If you can get 5 on the line as a class... then you could try.
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    Worrell 1000

    Yeah, in this race, those conditions happen.  Usually not sustained while in Florida, but you'll get hit by the squalls coming off the coast.  Once the race gets to the Carolinas, those conditions get more and more frequent. It's why, IMO the Nacra 20 was probably the best boat for this race. ...
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    Worrell 1000

    During the T500, I never came into Tybee at night.  Can't imagine trying to cross the Tybee Triangle at night with those deep-ass F18 boards.  Even during the day it sneaks up on you.
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    Worrell 1000

    Trying to follow the updates on this race is incredibly frustrating for those of us who refuse to participate in Zuckerberg's data mining operation. Grrr.
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    Worrell 1000

    Crew really has a huge input into how fast these boats go.  I was nothing without my crew on my old Nacra (hey bud, I see you there, been a while). Dalton is one of the best.  Really cool dude too. Seeing these pics makes me really nostalgic to get back on a boat again.
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    "BucketLust" - beware

    Had considered calling the Moorings and letting them know.  Wasn't sure how receptive they'd be to a non-customer bitching about someone who had just chartered no less than a dozen boats for the week...
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    "BucketLust" - beware

    Oh I'm sure.  If you take a look at the "itinerary" section of their website, it lists the "Rage Level" of each stop in the islands.  Anegada was "Rage Level - 5/5"  and I believe it - it caused me incredible amounts of rage as I actually felt my hangover set in prematurely while I was awake in...
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    "BucketLust" - beware

    Haven't posted in years, but I figured I'd come in here and warn y'all about these fuckwads.  "Bucketlust" is a company that offers crewed charters in "exotic" "bucketlist" locations where you meet your "forever crew".  God I want to vomit.  Be right back. Go check their cringe-worthy website...
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    Irma

    I've now heard from all of my friends down in various parts of Florida and they're all safe and sound with no damage other than a dock that was underwater.  My boss' liveaboard boat in Halifax Harbor Marina seems to be ok. Most of them have power.
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    Irma

    Anyone know how the marinas around Daytona Beach fared?  My boss has his live-aboard Bristol 40 berthed there and can't get any info.
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    Irma

    Friends in Orlando made it through ok.  Their lake dock was underwater but their house was fine.  She says they're getting power back today or tomorrow. Anyone hear how the nuke plants fared?
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    Irma

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    Irma

    This storm is really fucking up all of the areas that are special to me and my family....
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    Irma

    No offense taken.  Different strokes, different folks.  The moorings, and their inhabitants are a fact of life down there.  My idea of a sailing vacation differs from that of some of my guests.  A certain amount of party, a certain amount of creature comforts are required in certain proportions...
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    Irma

    It's going to be lonely, and a place without destinations.  Who knows what the conditions of the mooring fields are - and even then, what those mooring fields service.  Bitter End? Soggy? The Settlement?  Who knows whether those places we use as anchorages even still exist...  If your idea of a...
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    Irma

    Fortunately the deposit was scheduled to be delivered yesterday so it's either lost or not a priority right now - not too worried about that part honestly.
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    Irma

    We only got a week to work with.  Going outside the hemisphere isn't really an option due to travel times.  I keep telling myself to wait and see what they say.
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    Irma

    Dear God. That would be terrible :(
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    Irma

    I'm trying to figure out if I recommend to our guests that we cancel our trip in December.  I guess I'll just wait and see what the charter company tells me.  Sure it'd be nice to be able to get away to the tropics for a week - but if there's nothing left to visit, that would kinda suck in a...

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