Overnight shakedown

Overnight sail-camping mini shakedown.

Got a bit wet on the trip from Oakland to San Rafael. But warmed up quickly cooking in the hull.

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This was our first time sleeping on the boat, and it was a very comfortable night. A two person tent fits nicely under the boom on the aft trampoline. However, we’ll be sleeping in the hulls during the race.

Woke up and threw some oatmeal together, then picked up the rest of the crew for a day of sailing.

Wind was up again, and we saw 20+ kts by early afternoon. Really fun sailing. We’re hoping (but not counting) on seeing some of the same for part of the trip.

Getting our foul weather setups all sorted and shaking out some kinks with new control systems. We managed to break our mast rotation system, but we’ll try a new one this week. A bit beefier and with a better angle. `

Peddle Drive Mach III: The final form

Final gear ratio: ~ 8:1.

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Top speed: ~ 4kts

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Happiness level: ~ ecstatic. It works, it’s pretty quick, and it looks great. ¬†Huge thanks to Tom and Ginny for helping us make it a rock solid reality.

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