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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    Just run through this thread, a good look into a high end program.. Anyone seen or heard of OV in the last year? Was Prozak right?
  2. Low Friction Ring Anarchy

    If you use a low friction ring 'the other way round' with a soft shackle going through the middle it's a sort of snatch block. This is what I use on the outhaul, for the first block directly attached to the sail, that gets taken off every race. I heard a funny story about someones mid regatta fix. Used a carabiner on spin halyard, got clipped to the shroud on the drop, above the spreader etc etc.. Since then I've tried not to imagine all things getting clipped in them, have you had any trouble with this? Lifelines probably worst for a jib in/out/down fucker
  3. Low Friction Ring Anarchy

    Very neat, how much more friction do you find there is using the rings at 90o for halyards compared to normal blocks? Thanks, I have done a constrictor around a ring before, but you only gets 2 tails, I'm not sure how you get the 4 tails to make the soft shackle? As the noose needs 2 and the diamond knot needs 2.. Thanks
  4. Low Friction Ring Anarchy

    How do you get 2 lines around the ring? are you using 2 separate constrictor splices around the outside? Or some sort of single splice with the 4 ends coming out? I've been making some inhaulers with a single line but these integrated shackle ones look very useful for lightweight leads
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    We had some jotun stuff that someone had bought a 20gal. drum of and shipped off 2l at a time on ebay. Worked went on easily and reasonably smooth (just light sanding in some spots needed), only had to really start scrubbing the bottom after about a year, before that a light slime would appear in the sunny spots every few weeks. Unfortunately the guy has stopped or run out. Anyone tried this SilicOne stuff from hempel? It's supposed to create a hydrophobic layer around the boat so it slides through the water. Supposed to....
  6. 496/213 pcb

    Cheers, I think there will be a very light wallet in the near future! Yes, having checked the masthead unit test sheet, the 496 runs on 12v and the 213 on 6.5v
  7. 496/213 pcb

    Thanks, I'll have a look for places in the UK who do board tests, we're just running on a bit of a tight schedule!
  8. 496/213 pcb

    Thanks, the good board is currently at the top of another mast, just if someone knew it would save a bit of time. There was nothing obviously damaged on the board but I have another like this without speed so my thoughts are that it's more likely to be the board than the cable up the mast
  9. 496/213 pcb

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    Any updates on the rebuild? I read it when you started, just came back for a look
  11. 213 to digital

    Thanks, that was my initial thoughts.. Excellent, I'm going to link it up with the pi running opencpn to get true wind, vmg and polar logging. rcbrds I've sent you a pm.
  12. 213 to digital

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