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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Whats the juries opinion on Silicone based antifoul systems? Hempel have "Silic One" (see what they did there) - the benefit seems to be no copper or biocides - slow boats still need a rub with a sponge occasionally.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    RE: updating pilot charts with gribs. AFAIK When Comanche broke the North Atlantic record Stan Honey routed Comanche with historical data to identify lows they could catch all the way over the N Atlantic. This allowed them to identify the low forming a few days in advance and go for the record. My point being... apart from cruisers is there much point to averaged gribs for month? Commercial users tend to go for hindcasting AFAIK, which is kind of the same thing... but not more for defining operational limits. http://www.oceanweather.com/research/HindcastApproach.html
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I wonder how much of the Transat exeperience VDH is tapping into, both his & shorebased. On the other side of it, Transat format seems perfect for this event, just tape over the GPS displays.
  4. AFAIK He built a bigger dinghy and went towards the swimming pigs. Sorry Dylan.
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    Ugly dodger collection

    Probably didn't look as bad when it was a staysail schooner...
  6. Well. That’s awkward
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I prefer the original translation
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Trevor Robertson (also discussed up thread) seems to like using a series drogue in the southern ocean parts quite extensively and has written about it http://iron-bark.blogspot.com/. There is also an account of getting caught up in Post-tropical hurricane Cristobal without a series drogue. He has more sea time then most outside of the warm bits of the world with only a barometer in a boat that is relevant to this thread.
  9. Next time however, I might jet get someone to text me a METAREA forecast every day or so. Would be more useful
  10. Accuracy is ok, they use Ocens as the provider. It’s a spot forecast and gives a 7day outlook. 7 days is Pretty useless as you’re probably past that point. Used it crossing from Faroes to Norway this summer and would get a forecast for 60-100 miles distant when out of range of other forecasts.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    This is between Gudrun and Miller platforms.
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    Yes 12-2:30/3 at the moment it’s reasonably dark at 59N
  14. I've taken one of the old pylons apart - and it seems if I take of the PCB, I have a simple 3 phase winding. I'm assuming I can just throw in a bridge rectifier (100A from fleabay) and have me a towing generator. I think with the size of the pylon and an older IOR style transom I'd be better off mounting on the rail rather then in the water like a watt and sea. Does anyone know about getting hold of a suitable prop for this?