Dan Dow has not received any gifts yet
I really have been remiss in keeping up with this blog, but as usual life has gotten in the grand plan a few weeks back we sailed to the Farralone Islands for a good shake down cruise, sucking up a crab pot and sheering off the bolts between the transmission yoke and the flex coupler. These bolts don’t appear all that difficult but a machinist is required to produce them. With a little redesign to make them removeable and replaceable in the future we are …Continue
The United States Coast Guard in response to the recent deaths at the Farralone Islands, have decided to suspend Offshore racing for a period of 30 days while they review the entire process of Offshore Racing from the Northern California area.
Big time offshore shakedown, 24 hour run westerly, tacking out of the gate, with an awsome headwind as usual. Great trip, a little quezieness on board, cold and foggy throughout the night so the night watches froze. We picked up a crab pot after firing the engine in the middle of the night, when we had zero wind, zero visibility and was time to start east. Discovered crab pots can present and immediate emergency situation, crew performed admirably. So far damage appears to be the…Continue