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    Were masts on classic cruisers too short?

    Appreciate your point but the teak assembly 5' ahead of bow will increase pitching, by how much no idea. A lighter alu assembly will help with helm and not add as much to pitching but would be "out of character ". Life is full of trade offs. Not sure about all the ad hoc changes, glad the new...
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    I'm a police officer and a swat team member, ask me anything?

    Apologize if this has been asked and answered, long thread. Park Police, Bijan Ghaisar, righteous or not? Politics or not? Thanks.
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    Spinnaker handling preferences?

    I concur with the notion that you should plan for the worst. Recently had a large asym up on 31'er when the rudder broke off, broached, beam on, kite full. Would've been a tough furl, almost had rigged a martinbreaker but didn't think that I'd need as the boom bag ruled out letter boxing. Almost...
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    Woman dead after power boat collides with sailboat in Narragansett Bay

    Thinking about her death lately. Seems wrong that the perp keeps his boat and the use of it. It must grate a bit to see @Last on the water.
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    Chartplotter Question

    Appreciate any feedback on the Si-tex svs 760c.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Boat is a light air flyer.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Sailing canoes, given enough breeze, can sail much deeper than one might think. Even by the lee. They can also generate some apparent inthe process, I guess due their extremely low resistance. So they can gybe through 30 d easily. May or may not apply to Jzerro.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Impressed by how well he keeps his average speeds up in lighter conditions, obviously sailing excellently. But also a very slippery design with low wetted surface, light weight, and not much appendage drag.
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    Wind Instruments for rotating mast

    Ryan Finn's solution, putting up a secondary mast 16' to weather for his wind instruments is interesting. It may be that's what  he had to do as his mast rotates 180 d and that ama is always to weather but it is simple, low cost ish, and easy to access. It is vulnerable, lower, and maybe not...
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    NY to SFO the hard way

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    NY to SFO the hard way

    His system as is seems to be working for him, he'll only get more out of his panels as he proceeds. But those electric systems are 4-5k plus power.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    As impressed as I am by his sailing, he's getting alot out of his equipment. I think that he's using an NKE pilot with a Pelagic ram? Said some where that he had multiple back ups but that was the part he needed to stop for. The apparent wind must be an issue as well as the shunting. And the...
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Sounds like his autopilot can steer offwind at speed. I imagine that he is getting some surfs in, impressive.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    From my readings (stress that) if you look further up the course to the Baja portion, he may (stress that) have missed his window there. All the more reason to throttle back. It might be time soon to re-victual and consider some options. No shame, he's in the S Pacific (looking ahead) and it's...
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Fantasic accomplishments getting to where he is now, of course we all hope for the best. Inside route costs time but so what? Relax and enjoy the ride, he's doing great, stay safe, intact, and finish the trip. Experience of a lifetime. Enjoy it.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Gunkholing NW, if Windy is to be believed, may be a viable exit strategy towards his destination. I believe it has been active Southern Ocean summer, based on swells.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Best of luck to him, heckuva an adventure. Sometimes big steel ketches have an advantage. 
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    Stolen boat in Newport Beach this morning. Doesn't end well. (Thursday, March 10, 2022)

    $3m baili, did he hit Judge Smales' boat?
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    World’s largest sailing yacht, Sailing Yacht A, seized

    Normally I would say that to those can rationalize blowing up hospitals this is their idea of pretty. But then I remeber Kunduz Hospital and just don't have much to say.
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    Solent Rig

    With today's technology it's easy to have a floating or removable stay, in the luff or out. Not having two stays is great. And the Kraken is wrong, you can reef a self tacking jib, down, it just doesn't look so swellegant.