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Toto, we’re not in Austin anymore

Road Trip complete… Spadefoot, Oren, and I spent about 30 hours driving from Austin to Richmond Yacht Club.  1727 miles.  The trip, spread over 3 days, was uneventful except the 20-30mph headwinds we had across most of New Mexico, Arizona, and California.  At times we going 55 mph due to …

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600 miles, and we are still in Austin

Over the last 10 days we’ve made 10 trips to Austin Yacht Club.  AYC is 30 miles from our house, so that is 600 miles.  Oof.  That’s a lot of time sitting in the car/truck. The good news is that we absolutely killed it.  Boat hauled, emergency rudder installed, bottom …

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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 …