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    Ya, we have a furler up front. It’s the only...

    Ya, we have a furler up front. It’s the only piece that isn’t synthetic, and it’s the only piece of rod we have left on the boat.

    We we have some wire and a couple of Hi-mod fittings that will...
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    Sounds like some well versed folks have chimed...

    Sounds like some well versed folks have chimed in, the only thing I would add is about docking. The midship line made a big difference for me when I was docking solo regularly. With a quick wrap...
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    I think we are gonna save Fiji for the return...

    I think we are gonna save Fiji for the return from NZ. Why rush? Tonga seems like it has a lot to offer.

    -P
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    Has anyone just removed the rub rail? The insert...

    Has anyone just removed the rub rail? The insert on Cinderella has some IV damage and now when we scrub it, a white chalky film drips down. It seems like the stuff is getting harder and harder to...
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    I think turns out Tahiti and all of French...

    I think turns out Tahiti and all of French Polynesia is fantastic. After a year and change we finally checked out and headed west. At the moment we are bound for New Zealand to hopefully find work...
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    I guess we should be glad... the check in and out...

    I guess we should be glad... the check in and out of Mexico took us 3 days!

    Seems like the only folks that have it right are the French... itís quick, friendly, and costs no money.

    An app...
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    What I donít understand is why moving a lever...

    What I donít understand is why moving a lever would stop a sailboat from sailing off 😉
  8. Thread: Heaving to

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    I also have a similar rudder on Cinderella. But I...

    I also have a similar rudder on Cinderella. But I also have an Express 34 rig.

    In short itís hard to truely heave to. She will always forereach. Which is nearly the same, but instead of sliding...
  9. What do you need a steaming light for??? Your E27...

    What do you need a steaming light for??? Your E27 has to be the best sailor of all the 27ís ;)

    -P
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    What at Year was it not?? I believe that is whay...

    What at Year was it not?? I believe that is whay the slogan is ďalways a challenge.Ē

    We raced Cinderella in the lightship classic back in 2017. We used the race to shake down the rig after we...
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    We bought a 9í Tinker Tramp off another forum...

    We bought a 9í Tinker Tramp off another forum member. Think has sailed halfway around the world with us. The glue is now starting to fail, but they stopped making them several years ago.

    Tink...
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    Sounds like he got most of it out from the last...

    Sounds like he got most of it out from the last post.

    Glad to hear the mooring held up, could have been really bad.

    -p
  13. Maybe I can chime in. We have been sailing around...

    Maybe I can chime in. We have been sailing around the world on 100% renewable energy for a while now. Solar makes 99% of our power.

    We have 2x 345w SolarWorld panels installed above the cockpit...
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    Very easy fix... Convert to electric ;) ...

    Very easy fix...

    Convert to electric ;)

    Sorry, couldn't help it

    -p
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    After two months of nothing but work on...

    After two months of nothing but work on Cinderella, we finally got to get out of Tahiti and do a lap through the Tuamotus.

    The list was long, pull the rig, install new Colligo rigging, reinstall...
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    Hey Rob, would love to meet up! That sounds...

    Hey Rob, would love to meet up! That sounds great, Iíll pm you when we get closer to heading south. The next 6 months or so will be dedicated to exploring the SP.

    im hoping to pick up some work...
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    I can weigh in, The is something to be said...

    I can weigh in,

    The is something to be said about taking a ďlight boatĒ across an ocean. Loads are smaller, and you really get to feel things.

    The experience I described was from a previous...
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    Itís been a long tow months... leaving your boat...

    Itís been a long tow months... leaving your boat in the tropics in the rainy season really letís you find the leaks.

    And i thought Seattle was rough...

    we we are still in Tahiti, havenít...
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    For this application, a couple of low friction...

    For this application, a couple of low friction rings in a dyneema soft shackle is probably the best move.
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    Lots of info on here! I's say our average on...

    Lots of info on here!

    I's say our average on Cinderella is in the 5-8kt range on pretty much all points of sail.

    Before we left, on the flat, current free water of Lake Union, we pushed...
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    Being the instigator of this thread, I have gain...

    Being the instigator of this thread, I have gain a bit of experience since I posted that.

    - I never installed the trisail track on Cinderella's mast
    - If I was to do it, I would run the track...
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    Turns out I met Guy on the dingy dock. Small...

    Turns out I met Guy on the dingy dock. Small world, even in the South Pacific.

    We will be back stateside October 1 and making a trip to Colligo to pick up some new Dyneema rigging.

    We are...
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    Hey Mark! Still waiting for the quotes to come...

    Hey Mark!
    Still waiting for the quotes to come in, but so far Colligio Dux looks like an interesting option. Haven't heard back from Buzz yet.

    I'm trying to find out whether the Colligio...
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    BANG! That sound no sailor wants to hear

    We lost our port lower shroud on a 500nm passage from Nuku Hiva to the Tuamotu Archipelago.

    400nm into one of the best passages we have ever had, we hear that gut-wrenching sound.

    We were...
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    If I was back in the neighborhood, I'd crew for...

    If I was back in the neighborhood, I'd crew for ya ;)

    We all have our vices.

    -P
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    Great move! Some lines belong in the cockpit -...

    Great move! Some lines belong in the cockpit - foreguys and pole lifts especially. Some are much simpler at the mast.

    I think jib haylards belong at the mast, and arguably main halyards. If you...
  27. 2kts isn't bad, my electric drive can handle...

    2kts isn't bad, my electric drive can handle that. One thing that will always help... Timing. Get yourself in sync with the tide tables.

    Trickiest part is controlling the boat in reverse in a...
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    A very important piece, that I did not do and...

    A very important piece, that I did not do and wish I did is to order the tank with TWO vent fittings on either side of that tank or at least as either side as you can. that way you can get airflow...
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    Try using Fisheries Supply out of Seattle. I used...

    Try using Fisheries Supply out of Seattle. I used their lewmar pawls and springs and they work well. Though I have found that every 3000nm or so I need to take everything apart and relube it.
    ...
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    We found wifi! We have been exploring the...

    We found wifi! We have been exploring the Marquesas pretty actively over the past month. This is the most incredible place I have ever experienced. Food literally falls off the trees and the ocean is...
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    Hey Mark! Unfortunately, wifi is very slow here,...

    Hey Mark! Unfortunately, wifi is very slow here, find our Instagram and Facebook. That is where we are posting everything. Maybe in Tahiti it will be better.

    -p
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    33 days! 5 beating south in light winds, 5 more...

    33 days! 5 beating south in light winds, 5 more of really hard pounding in 20ish kts and about 6-8' steep seas, then 23 days of boredom. It turns out even our moderate designs pound like crazy in big...
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    Puntarenas projects, projects, projects. We were...

    Puntarenas projects, projects, projects. We were able to find closed cell foam at the local mattress shop in Jaco. For $125 we bought more foam than we needed of 2 different densities, hard and soft...
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    Have a great race! Cinderella raced the lightship...

    Have a great race! Cinderella raced the lightship classic last year and we won the lantern rogue.

    My crew ended up at a fisherman store and bought large orange lined fisherman rubber gloves, they...
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    We headed up the Gulfo de Nicoya a few days ago...

    We headed up the Gulfo de Nicoya a few days ago and made it to Puntarenas, CR.

    It's a really wild place, one side looks like a major fishing port, the other looks like the Amazon. Tides are 10'...
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    I think the Olsen might be a bit more fun, so...

    I think the Olsen might be a bit more fun, so long as you don't load her down too much!

    Our plans are shifted a bit. It's getting a bit late in the game to follow the boats from MX and start the...
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    If budget is in mind, an AIS receiver can be had...

    If budget is in mind, an AIS receiver can be had for under $100. I think ours was about $50. I spent another 75 on a powered VHF splitter that allows our VHF and AIS to share the same antenna atop...
  38. We sailed Cinderella (our 35-2) from Seattle to...

    We sailed Cinderella (our 35-2) from Seattle to Costa Rica and are about to sail across the Pacific.

    I think some Caribbean sailing should be no problem pending you inspect your rig, steering,...
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    We installed two thru-hulls before we left the...

    We installed two thru-hulls before we left the PNW. We hauled out in pretty of Everett for an overnight hang in their slings and installed one forward for our head and a second aft for our sink.
    ...
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    I also forgot to add, we have outlined or plan...

    I also forgot to add, we have outlined or plan for crossing the Pacific. We decided to continue on south. The lows in the North Pacific should start cooking in a couple weeks, and we don't really...
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    We did! What an amazing place! First off,...

    We did! What an amazing place! First off, checking in is... Free! We licked or wounds in Playa Del Coco for a few days, then headed off to Bahia Samara to visit with friends from Seattle that moved...
  42. Fair winds! Maybe we will cross paths, we plan to...

    Fair winds! Maybe we will cross paths, we plan to depart in about 2 weeks.
  43. When I bought Cinderella, her winches hardly...

    When I bought Cinderella, her winches hardly spun. When I pulled them apart, I found 2 bent pawls and some springs that needed replacing.

    Being that I was living aboard down the street from...
  44. And turtle Bay is a wide open entrance/exit! I'm...

    And turtle Bay is a wide open entrance/exit! I'm slightly ashamed to say that we went in under cover of dark... Santa Maria too...

    But when the entrance is really small or littered with obstacles,...
  45. Yet nearly all boats out cruising have at least...

    Yet nearly all boats out cruising have at least an AIS receiver even if not transmitting.

    Something as stupidly simple as an openCPN AIS alarm on that Navy ship could have prevented these...
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    It's been a while sinceI checked in. We sailed...

    It's been a while sinceI checked in. We sailed south through Mexico, and had some fantastic sailing. Mostly flat seas with sea breeze during the day and land breeze at night. Just jibed the Spinnaker...
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    Hey Mark, I can one up that, we got the drone out...

    Hey Mark, I can one up that, we got the drone out for some video, I just need to figure out how to upload it.
  48. Thread: Rudder swap

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    Upwind? Downwind? Both? That E27 will be...

    Upwind? Downwind? Both?

    That E27 will be worth 100k when you are through.

    -p
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    Hey Mark, we are currently hauled out in La Paz....

    Hey Mark, we are currently hauled out in La Paz. They are putting paint on us tomorrow. Next time you are thinking about paint, come on down!

    Haulout, sanding, and painting for $22/ft you just...
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    It's blowing down here in La Paz right now!...

    It's blowing down here in La Paz right now! Though, I don't think you would like the community here too much, they close the port when it blows 15-20! Not quite that Santa Cruz mindset.

    If you...
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