I'm surprised that you weren't choking/puking on fumes!!He was exaggerating. It was only an 85 gallon tank, and we only had about 65 gallons in it. Besides, the weld cracked high enough it could still hold about five gallons.
I can say this though. It dumped enough diesel into the bilge to overflow the floorboards. That’s how I found the problem. I woke up for my watch and got wet feet. I assumed water because we had an issue on a prop shaft seal the year before. As soon as I went to pull up the floor board, I knew it wasn’t water.
Then when the whole god damned nightmare went all Groundhog Day on us, and hit us again the next day, well I just don’t want to re-live that again. Ever.
Wow, that's a very comprehensive list! The more I read about these the more I am impressed with their impact and place in history for Offshore Racing. Does anyone know how / why the class was started? Few rich owners come together or was it a build it and they will come approach by SC? I also heard that the engine and sail locker were on the port side of the boat to bias it for the long port runs on the TransPac, not sure if that's true or urban legend...My list.... updated as time permits....
Pied Piper 2, Nitemare, Warpath
Ole, Thirsty Tiger (GL)
Retro, Buono Sera
Luna Barba, OEX (per Bill Lee)
Starlight Express?, Neptune's Car
<there wasn't a #13?>
Hotel California II
Chardonnay II (charter)
Chessie, Blondie, Skylark (per Bill Lee)
Valkyrie, Maverick,, Catapult
Equation, then Orient Express again?
very different stern, per Bill Lee
Is this Dog House original from SC or was it added? Looks like a submarine...Westerly is still active in the PNW (Home port Victoria, BC) and has done a few hawaii races in the last few years. She's also had a massive refit recently; looks gorgeous and is an absolute rocketship.
PS She's for sale:
From my recollection it was the other way around. All the boats rafted up the night before the start of TransPac and PacCup were listing heavily to starboard because the first day or two are white sail reaching on starboard tack.I also heard that the engine and sail locker were on the port side of the boat to bias it for the long port runs on the TransPac, not sure if that's true or urban legend...
Sorry, yes, wrong side of the boat.From my recollection it was the other way around. All the boats rafted up the night before the start of TransPac and PacCup were listing heavily to starboard because the first day or two are white sail reaching on starboard tack.