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Old 08-07-2013
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

This whole water kerfuffle mystifies me. The boat in question tips the scales at about 10 tons. Somehow I really SERIOUSLY doubt that filling the tanks would have made much of difference in her performance. I think the skipper just forgot to top them off before he left. He sure doesn't seem to have put a whole lot of thought into much else (like a decent sail inventory, organizing a shakedown cruise or two, making sure that HE knew how to fly a spinnaker, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera).

For that matter, why did "Good Ol' Skippy" opt to go to the Big Island, rather than Oahu? At the time he made that decision they were far enough north that the difference between going to Hawaii and going to Oahu couldn't have been more than half a day or so.

Finally, how is "Skippy" going to get his boat back to SoCal? Is Chef gonna crew for him?
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