All, just to finish out the log on this thread....
Made the Yokohama to Honolulu run just fine. Route
was North Pacific
-- no surprises; cold, wet and rough, just as expected.
Reg. earlier posts -- yes, cored decks an issue on some Fuji's...as with any other cored deck, have to watch how/where you drill and prep. Later model Fuji's pulled the cored option...
Upwind work -- yes, did a lot. What really moved us along was an inner forestay w/jib...
As far as electrical
and mechanical -- yes, per original design and Japanese standards, very basic. Other Fuji owners (32, 35, 40 and 45s) have mostly replaced and updated.
Anyhow, LILINOE completed 4111 miles in 40 days, finishing her 25th trans-pacific run...I think I'll keep her for a while longer and play in Paradise for a while!
Pearl Harbor, HI