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Decades later, boat and skipper are reunited

In the late 1970s, Brad Tinius sailed from Australia to the Pacific Northwest in a 29-foot  boat called Chencharu. Now, after a series of owner changes, the boat is back in his possession and he plans set off on a 2,600-mile solo journey across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.

"I'm just hoping for good weather," Tinius, 56, told The Herald.