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Rudderdundancy…

First, the backstory… Ordered emergency rudder from Competition Composites in Canada.  It shipped UPS and we redirected it to the UPS warehouse in north Austin because it required a signature and we wouldn’t be home to sign.  Rudder arrived at the warehouse Monday morning.  Monday evening we spend an hour …

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When the Sun shines down…

We finished installing the solar panels today.  Two 70W panels and two Genasun GV-10 controllers to charge a 110 amp hour Firefly Oasis carbon foam battery.  We only dropped one small, important, non-standard part for one of the clamps in the water, so for a boat project, we can call …

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Yeah, it’s got a Hemi!

We’ve had many great weekends for sailing and racing this winter, but this week and next have been reserved for off the water projects to get Spadefoot ready for Pacific Cup in July.  First up, was a big one.  We’ve had Spadefoot for 1.5 years and the boat came with …

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Orange is the New White

Some things are arriving in the mail and others we are making.  This weekend we can share a little of both.  Our storm jib arrived from Voyager Sails.  I like orange, but in this case, it is a requirement that storm jibs are safety orange, so we didn’t even have a …

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A Good Day for Testing…

We’ve been really lucky with great breeze this winter. Trying out our new (old) fully batten mainsail, which is much, much flatter than the Pentex main. A reef, #4, 6 people on the rail, max backstay, and traveller down. She’s given all she’s got Captain. Thanks so much, John Bartlett, …