Well, Pete (crew) knew he'd have to go back for a funeral, but when we got sacked in north of Cape Mendocino , he knew we wouldn't make it to S.F. soon enough for him to make it home.  I think he was burned out by the trip - more work than he expected.  I have a new autopilot on order, but still wouldn't go w/o a crewmember, because from here to 'frisco is a straight shot for 3 days, and I can't be awake for that long!  I look forward to seeing to in S.D.!