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  1. This is the best I've seen especially for a boat racing in the "holy city" https://goo.gl/images/G1hwGg
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    Finished upgraded solar system

    Thanks for all the detailed replies. Interesting stuff
  3. Mizzmo

    PredictWind vs Sail Flow vs Whoever - The sequel

    Proof that one Man with a good idea can be extremely effective. Thanks
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    Finished upgraded solar system

    Newb question. Why use a separate controller for each panel?
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    Trailer-able performance cruisers under 5k?

    I was on that J24. The kite blew up within the first hour of the race leaving a small scrap at the halyard. We did the rest of the race with the Genoa and Main, alternating between wing on wing and deep reaching. I doubt I will ever go that fast on a J24 again. That race will forever be one of the best of my life.
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    Electrical Issues

    Nice update, thanks for following up.
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    R2AK 2018

    What do you guys with Local knowledge think about the weather conditions in the Hecate Straights? Will Wild Card get more wind due to the funneling effect. I think I remember the Burds saying that in the Straights the wind always blows right down the straight, so you are always either going upwind or deep downwind.
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    R2AK 2018

    Good point, my bad.
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    R2AK 2018

    I compared Ptarmigan's track to the M32 and Wild Card. They have been making a ton of tacks, and their angles are pretty terrible. They seem to be handling the boat pretty well, so maybe their strategy of playing the shore isnt working. Typically an F-boat will point a little lower than a mono, but this seems excessive.
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    R2AK 2018

    Go Dock Rat. Grounding and waiting it out, then re-floating and continuing on is pretty impressive in that boat. Now they just have to worry about the dreaded sweeper.
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    R2AK 2018

    There’s an interesting video of team wright yachts hoisting their spinnaker on FB. They are sailing really deep, with their main wayyyy out. A boat like that should be sailing much hotter angles.
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    R2AK 2018

    Looking at the videos, it doesn't look like they have much of a human propulsion system.
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    R2AK 2018

    So the SW breeze is filling in. 16kts at sisters island, but still 3 to the north at Sentry Shoal. This should bring the back of the pack forwards. Ptarmigan is up to 7.5kts, FFSLG just posted a picture of the spinnaker up on FB so I'm guessing they are about to get the new breeze as well. Proa seems to think that the only time you can get through Seymour Narrows is at slack, going to Ebb. Surely any Ebb current will do though right? Max Ebb on this cycle is "only" 8.7kts so it seems to me that if there is wind the "gate" should be open from about 1000 until 1700 or so, but I have never sailed there. I am only a R2AK tracker junkie.
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    R2AK 2018

    I looked at that too, but the current wind is not doing what the forecast says. The GFS model looks closest to current reality and that's a whole lot of paddling
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    R2AK 2018

    Sail like a girl is kicking it into gear, 5.7 kts when everyone else is around 3. That M32 is a weapon. Based on their track it looks like they have been beating to windward at roughly normal tacking angles. Prob not too much paddling going on