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Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
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Arrived in Grenada earlier today after about 5400 miles from Cape Town. As we entered St David's Bay we crossed our track from 2009. More details later, after a really good sleep. The worst part of the passage was the failure of the double tangs that held the lower shrouds (port side). Made a huge noise when it went and really shook the boat. The crew thought we had hid something very hard. We jury-rigged (lets hear it for Spectra runners) and went about 900 miles babying the rig, but still had the longest 24 hours of the whole trip. The replacements will be about 8" by 8" by 2" thick. Not a relaxing situation to be in.
 

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Good people, hearty congratulations to you both. Sorry to hear of your shroud trouble but glad you made it safe and sound.
 

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Congratulations on completing this awesome task and having great adventures! This is what makes life fun! :)
 

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Congratulations!

Now time to relax a bit!


Mark
 

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That is AWESOME, KS - my heartiest congratulations, I'm raising a glass to you as we speak...

Look forward to the full debrief, glad you managed to keep the stick in the boat... A cruising boat cannot possibly have too much spectra/dyneema rope aboard. My best eBay steal of late, was 250' of 3/8 spectra for less than a dollar/foot, that could turn out to be the best money I've ever spent some day... :)

Again, Cheers! What a marvelous accomplishment...
 

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Great news... Must feel terrific about that.
Looking forward to more details.
 

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Good news. What now? The season in El Caribe?
 

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congratulations to you. Been through a lot, seen a lot, even saw some genuine history being made.. can't beat that
 

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congrats!
 

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Wow. That's excellent!

Regards,
Brad
 

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Congratulations, enjoy the sun, relax and get the boat back into shape.
 

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OK, I'm sorry, but you've had a few hours now. You know the forum rules require that you update your footer already, right? ;) More seriously, CONGRATULATIONS! This is awesome, and I'm very envious!
 

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BRAVO ZULU! WELL DONE!

...now, take a well-earned break. :)

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