Loose Cannon

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  1. Loose Cannon

    Lithium Ion Power Stations

    For cooling you can also go full 'MacGuyver' with a 2 litre bottle stack on a board in the front hatch and a good wind scoop. Doesn't drop humidity but does drop temp. https://interestingengineering.com/cooling-device-made-2-liter-bottles-uses-zero-energy#:~:text=The Eco Cooler uses 2,out how it works below.&text=Video Player is loading.
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    what is it?

    Have fun with that, I will hold your beer.
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    what is it?

    Yeah, they come out channels, make a 30-45 degree turn go through a stopper, go through another turn and then around a winch.
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    Sprint mk1 flip from front page

    Anyone have the details on the upside down sprint on the front page? Looks like it did a wheelie and went over backwards...
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    what is it?

    What’s up with the halyard winch location and stoppers. You really need to have loaded up high tech stoppers making a bend around the cabin to? You will wither saw grooves in the coachroof or destroy the line.
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    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    So are you saying Daedalus is dead? And that any hope of production f22 with it.? That is sad.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Great points. I may be agricultural in my thinking but I would assume that they are increasing velocity of the water flow. That increases the low pressure, to a point where the foil shape just can’t handle the velocity and it starts to cavitate.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    The firs video says ventilation, and shows ventilation. I used the second video on cavitation, and referenced it as both a cooler video to see, and an example of another way that lifting fouls lose lift. Yes it is annoying to see those two terms mixed up so much, as you have done in trying to call out my two uses of the two videos. the first video is ventilation, which is what the designers of the lifting foils are using the gates to avoid.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    The low pressure (top) of the foil is impressively powerful but loses that lift quickly when the shape is impacted by air intrusion, or even cavitation - this one is even cooler to watch. Even when air is not sucked down the foil can lose lift.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Cavitation fences. We are used to seeing them on rudder foils to ensure that air access to the low pressure section of the span is prevented. With the dynamic of the lifting foils, the ability for the air to get sucked in from either end of the lifting foil is high and the loss of lift will have dramatic consequences - SPLASH!
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    2015 DNA a class Queries

    Honestly a heigh density pvc half inch electrical conduit is bulletproof cheap and not much heavier. But make damn sure it is the type that is stiff. You don’t want any play on an a cat, particularly when you are foiling. i do not race foiling boats (I have a gravitational problem at 105 kg) but I know that you will enjoy your boat immensely. google my old article A sordid tale of Addiction and see if it is still bouncing around the internet.
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    2015 DNA a class Queries

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    Sleep management

    That is why i like double handing so much more particularly for coastal where I am more worried about other knuckleheads drinking on autopilot on their motorboat than I am about me.
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    Torqeedo Pod Drive

    can a torqueedo outboard for a smaller boat - be powered by a small 1-2kw generator for range extension? either directly, or by charging the batteries while the motor drains them?