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    Good idea, thanks!

    Good idea, thanks!
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    Tom, that is super kind of you but this is 1/4”...

    Tom, that is super kind of you but this is 1/4” plywood. Could I have it planed down, do you think? Some cabinet shop around here???
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    Relaminating an Inspection Board

    This spring I removed a factory-installed inspection board (5 " x 6" teak and holly plywood) near the mast which had gotten wet from the rain water coming down the mast. I was worried that there was...
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    Heros

    The people who have participated in the Golden Globe Race are my heros, whether they finished or were rescued or are still sailing towards the finish line. They all carry the spirit of what it means...
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    Ordering Books

    Thanks, Christian! That was a cool video and now my Amazon Cart is now rather full. I had read several of the books - but so long ago that it hardly matters. Moby Dick is the best - my old edition...
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    very, very cool. thanks, christian.

    very, very cool. thanks, christian.
  7. Let us all know when you have speaking...

    Let us all know when you have speaking engagements for the new book, okay? Always good to hear your stories in person.
  8. nice video. speaking of singlehanded trips to...

    nice video. speaking of singlehanded trips to hawaii, isn’t your new book due out soon?
    my bookshelf has a spot waiting...
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    That was very interesting. Now we’re headed back...

    That was very interesting. Now we’re headed back to the beginning of the series. Thanks!
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    I am curious, for those of you who wear the PSD...

    I am curious, for those of you who wear the PSD harness, if it's also necessary to wear a crotch strap?

    One well-documented problem with the inflatable vests is that if they are not cinched quite...
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    hats

    Sure, I'd take a couple. I agree with the previous poster, white embroidery on blue sounds pretty cool. Thanks!
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    Images of Mischief Maker?

    Hi Harold - can you post some images?
    Thanks!
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    hey, that sounds like fun. we’ll be there.

    hey, that sounds like fun. we’ll be there.
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    new year’s day sail

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    we had a lovely sail on new year’s day. light winds and around 60 degrees. it was grand!
    that’s anacapa island in the distance.
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    awesome

    Thanks, Christian, that was really nice. She sure is a lovely vessel.
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    Video

    Love the video, Christian! Very cool.
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    great day

    Thank you, Christian, for the awesome
    sail, well described in the post above. Life can be so damn good.
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    Heck yeah

    If you still have room, Pete and I would like to join you! Heck yeah.

    (oops, switching to PM...)
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    Wow, great video Christian. I really do...

    Wow, great video Christian. I really do appreciate your take on life and sailing and the sea and even that Forespar pole.
    Thank you for all your efforts to create and share with us.
  20. On our E30+, with a (new) 130 furling headsail,...

    On our E30+, with a (new) 130 furling headsail, 15 knot wind, flat seas, clean hull, folded maxprop, and careful trim, we have seen 7.4 knots. We hardly ever have flat seas outside of Ventura...
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    Nice video!!

    Nice video!!
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    Yes, I'm sure it's okay. I don't have a manual...

    Yes, I'm sure it's okay. I don't have a manual for this old S&L windlass, but the wildcat is stamped 160 which I have looked up. I need a 12 links/foot. The link thickness can vary a bit. ...
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    Is all G4 chain created equal?

    Hi everybody,

    I need to replace my anchor chain. The current rusty mess was proof coil and I don't want to use that again. I have found that 5/16 G4 will fit the wildcat. But the vendor from...
  24. Have a wonderful trip!!

    Have a wonderful trip!!
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