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Hang in there i2. Any word on what that beastie is? Jeez I just hope it's some weird infection.

As for Ronnie, okay the Apollo 13 thing MIGHT have been a little over the top. But, in his defense, he did give the credit to Ed for getting that thing home. He said he probably would have ditched if he'd been on his own.

But who cares about that at this point? Just focus on getting well dude.
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Yup - just get well i2f! I f I was down in that area I would give you a ride.

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I'll take the well wishes to be meant in good faith...thanks.

I am from the ghetto, E.St.Louis. E.Oakland, and a couple of others. Life has thrown me a load of crap for 59 yrs, but nothing has beat me yet. I'll be back this coming Dec. to prep Imagine to finish my sail to Hawaii, and home to the S.F. Bay area. She will be refurbished, and sail for the Philippines the following season where I will enjoy retirement for the 4th time. ..i2f
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It is meant in good faith. I hope to do the single handed transpac in 2012 and if you're willing I will buy you a beer if you are still in the bay area or Hawaii around that time.



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I am from the ghetto, E.St.Louis. E.Oakland, and a couple of others. Life has thrown me a load of crap for 59 yrs, but nothing has beat me yet. I'll be back this coming Dec. to prep Imagine to finish my sail to Hawaii, and home to the S.F. Bay area. She will be refurbished, and sail for the Philippines the following season where I will enjoy retirement for the 4th time. ..i2f
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GBurton, are you currently a member of SSS? Iíve been thinking of doing the LongPac myself next year (if I donít do the Translant instead). Mrs. B isnít too wild about me doing the SHTP however. She wants us to keep the boat in shape for Mexico in a couple of years. If you are local to the Bay area, Iíd like to trade notes with you on boat prep etc.
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Hi George -

No, I'm not currently a member. I'm up the coast a ways in Oregon. The way I'm selling it to my family is once I'm there they get to fly over to Hawaii for a vacation! Its working well
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He'd have a better chance if he wasn't hauling that buoy around in the back of his boat.

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Good luck Ronnie!
That's a number 2 windvane..
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Ronnie has a good write up on the keel failure over at SA:

Sailing Anarchy Home Page

That explains all the cracks we were seeing in the pics. Why the cracks though? Would the extra movement from a failing weld cause more stress on the hull/stringers? it seems like it should be the opposite.

Those dudes were lucky that the hull stayed tight.
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It does appear that Ed had much to do with the successful return. I doubt Ronnie would dispute this. But *whoever* was in command of the boat, Ronnie still gained some BIG experience that could help him in his future. Now, any bets if Ronnie will eventually get dismasted? He has lost just about everything below the waterline already. What's next??? Sorry Ronnie.

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Those dudes were lucky that the hull stayed tight.
And lucky that the winds were light, the seas remained calm, the wind directions remained favorable, and getting a huge fuel drop (for their motor-sail and to help ballast the hull). There was a huge amount of luck here; that nobody seems to mention or pay respect to. This year was an oddball for wind and weather offshore; the Pacific High was replaced by a weak low all summer and the winds were not the strong NNW that would normally make the return trip an upwind slog back to SF or LA.

I'm glad they made it back in without need for rescue; and that luck was on their side. Without the favorable conditions the outcome could have been a tragedy (regardless of Ronnie's experience level).
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