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  1. RImike

    Stainless Wire Railings

    Where does IBC stand on this? Other than spacing 3 inches apart (so a 4" sphere can't pass through) is there any local codes that would prohibit it?
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    Sources for Rope by the spool...

    Call the West Marines that have rigging shops and ask if they have a spool of 3/8" Warp Speed. I know most of them are blowing it out dirt cheap such as the Newport one. I also know 3/8" Warp Speed has been discounted all over the place so you might just want to call around the retailers and riggers and ask.
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    New Stuffing box

    If there isn't much space there now, how do you go about re-packing the nut in the future? I've had good luck with the PYI shaft seal: https://www.shaftseal.com/pss-type-a-seal.html and at an uncompressed length of around 7" I don't see how this wouldn't fit considering 1" or more is over the glass tube.
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    Best furler for code and gennaker

    I would talk to your sail maker on what is required, generally it's advised to remove the pressed in rings and go straight webbing which could be lashed. Also the luff length of the sail vs cable length should be considered, especially your spinnaker. The best cable (that money can buy) would be an Armare torsion cable. That is fixed both ends and can't be adjusted unlike clamped cables which is probably what you should consider. The new Gen2 Marlow Pro Drive is nice however it's cost comes close to that of an engineered stay. An alternative would be the Hapidjan cable which could be clamped or sewn as well and is high quality and is what most brands use. Yes, the FR125m is the correct size and model as your sails will most likely furl from the top down but again that would be a sail maker question.
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    Best furler for code and gennaker

    You would most likely require the FR125. the RW suffix stands for Rewind which incorporates a manually engage-able ratchet to prevent accidental unfurls. Are your sails designed to be a top down or bottom up furl? If it's a top down the "m" would be following the FR125. What's your sail area?
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    Alternative to facnor flatdeck furler?

    The Ubi Maior jiber is best suited for head sails with little to no overlap. Think Class 40 style but with the option to drop the headsail on deck as opposed to going aloft to unlash it. As for the J/112e comment, the reason it was hard to furl/unfurl is that the backstay needs to be eased just as with any furler style which others whom have furlers of this style understand. The comment about the set screw was a result of the furler being rotated to ensure proper line leads aft. The set screws weren't tightened correctly and as a result caused the ratchet not to work. There holes on the shaft in which they index to and some how they missed the 3mm hole...
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    Red Beard Sailing out MD is the US importer for this. I saw it last year at the Annapolis show, there was lots of interest in it.
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    Calling out all the MacGuyvers out there

    That wasn't really MacGuyver'ing it. Had you been at sea and used your shoe lace to lash the block in place, and then it stayed that way for another 30 years because it never failed then that would be a different story all together.
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    Twisted cover

    Was it a line in which the core was inserted into the cover after it was braided or was the cover braided over the core?
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    gyro autopilot compas heading

    The MHU height is a know constant value to the processor, but while it's the MHU velocity, it's an input compared against the pitch angle for a corrected TWS which is what you said you don't believe anyone is doing, NKE is.
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    Coach boat cut up ceremony

    Pack it full of fireworks, Colin Furze style. drag it offshore and set a fuse.
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    gyro autopilot compas heading

    Considering that as a bow goes up and down (Mast pitches fore and aft) in rough sea state with low wind for example, the MHU accelerates/decelerates quite often. With a slow speed MHU, think 1 Hz this isn't an issue however with a MHU running at 25 Hz it is sending data that wouldn't correlate to a "smooth" TWS. Therefore the processor reads the pitch angle and makes a computation to correct for the acceleration/deceleration of the MHU.
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    gyro autopilot compas heading

    NKE does in their high end HR Processor. More about it on how it's used can be found on page 33 of the user manual: http://nke-marine-electronics.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/43_Processor_HR_um_UK_37.pdf There even is a nice flow chart for visualizing it.
  14. There was a video recently about the foils, at the 45 second mark they show the pump. If someone is able to identify the motor, then it's power consumption would be know. They state in the video it runs for 15 seconds to recharge the system