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  1. Thread: 2019 LongPac

    by JimQuanci
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    Postpone... it was windy but not unusual...

    Postpone... it was windy but not unusual conditions for the first 2 days of a Transpac. This is very much about finding out what you need to improve/change to do the Transpac. You might say...
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    Interesting... did the PacCup in 1986 DH on a...

    Interesting... did the PacCup in 1986 DH on a Hobie 33... our rudder/shaft was one piece. Looked bullet proof. For an emergency rudder, we brought a second rudder/shaft. Yes we would have had to...
  3. The big lesson... as crew on a team... we need to...

    The big lesson... as crew on a team... we need to not only watch out for ourselves being safe - but we also need to watch out for our crew members... we are all human and make mistakes (forgetting to...
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    Count yourself lucky Bob...

    We (Green Buffalo) were a mile from the finish at 1230 am... the water glassed off and the tide turned... floating into the levy... no choice but engine on. Then pulling into SSC to find the bar was...
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    http://pressure-drop.us/imagehost/images/520147120...

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    Ran into Buzz in the RYC parking lot... Condor's top toggle car on their main (that hold their square head up) broke... they...
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    Yup they rounded the lightbucket maybe 100 ft in...

    Yup they rounded the lightbucket maybe 100 ft in front of us... was talking to them about if I might need to give them room. It was a Nacra 20. Met them again half way home. Yes a bit dicey their...
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    The singlehanders let me raft with them last...

    The singlehanders let me raft with them last year... suspect it was the big anchor... then Randy joined with an even bigger anchor... we stayed rafted all night... nearish the pier in 15 feet of...
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    Oh... in case anyone is interested... my...

    Oh... in case anyone is interested... my navigator captured our GPS track...1562
    You can clearly see how much the wind swung south coming around Pt. San Pedro.
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    Nope. This is "just" a 4 year old tang. ...

    Nope. This is "just" a 4 year old tang.

    Looking at it some more, some chance the problem was the ride home from HMB... with the backstay all the way out so the headstay was quite loose... and the...
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    Yes it was bumpy... check out what my headstay...

    Yes it was bumpy... check out what my headstay tank looked like when I was "cleaning up" the boat Sunday afternoon... got lucky... 1561
    Makes me thing Vallejo (or one of those Hawaii races) started...
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    Kame and Sally love their hot tub at home so much...

    Kame and Sally love their hot tub at home so much they decided to put one in the loft for the staff.
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    You gotta love it when that hitch north after...

    You gotta love it when that hitch north after Bonita - over the potato patch - pays off in spades Pat. Still not sure why more people don't do it... though how far north to go before tacking back on...
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    That last mile from the bridge to the finish was...

    That last mile from the bridge to the finish was just too cool... Jibing in a lull under the bridge... Wind going south and gusts to 27k as the south tower demon did his best to create havoc... Great...
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