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  1. Pelle

    VC17 (Premixed 1yr old)

    My experience is that the copper powder settles to the bottom of container and form a more or less solid mass....I have never ben able to mix it up again..
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    the perfect boat

    There is really no such thing as the perfect boat but for the last years my Pogo 8.50 has been close for me. It's a good boat for shorthanded racing, less so for fully crewed and comfy enough for a weeks cruising.
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    Showtime capsize on return trip[24163].pdf
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    Seacock and valve

    Any knows what brand this valve is and where I could buy a replacement (preferably in Europe)?
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    On Deck Tablets

    Some good info here:, I use one of these but strong sunlight is a problem.....
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    idiots in power boats meet regatta, video

    About here:'23.7%22N+11%C2%B023'44.0%22E/@58.1335886,11.3647358,8679m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d58.1399278!4d11.3955569?hl=sv&authuser=0 or nautical chart:,11.396513&z=15&l=nautical
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    Albin Cumulus? (Other boats?)
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    The Racegeek only outputs things via wifi and only NMEA0183 or SignalK...
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    ORC For Dummies

    As far as I know there is no limit on trial certs in ORC except cost...If the boat already has an ORC cert you can run the trials yourself for 10€ a piece on ORC sailor services.l
  10. Garmin actually sells their own analog speed transducer bundled with an analog-NMEA 2000 converter. The transducer is the old Nexus 43 mm transducer which in my experience is better than the Airmair transducer (more linear over speed) and almost as good as a Signet blue-cap. Need a separate depth transducer though.
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    ORC For Dummies

    The treatment of those (and everything else ;-) ) is described in the ORC-VVP documentation. VPP Documentation 2018.pdf The end effect is normally much the same as in IRC
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    ORC For Dummies

    Generally yes but in my experience a lot depends on the individual rating officer issuing the cert.
  13. Pelle

    ORC For Dummies

    You can find the rules on but sail limits are: Also register for sailor services and access all ORC certs since 2009
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    ORC For Dummies

    The difference between ORCi and ORCclub is how the input to the rating software is generated. For ORCi this is always by measuring the actual boat except that you can use an existing offset file (do make sure that it is the right one though...using the wrong or an incorrect offset file is more common than people like to think). The ORCclub input is simplified, may be owner declared and the "missing" data (mostly stability and freeboard measurement but can also involve other things even the hull file) is then estimated by the rating office issuing the certificate. Most often this is taken from sisterships and a good rating officer can generate consistent club certificates for "his" fleet but club certs from different rating offices are sometimes a bit "off". If one looks at the ORC-fleets here in northern Europe the consensus seems to be moderation. The norm (for sub 40') is a normal C/R with 105% jibs and smallish symmetrical spinnakers. Larger/faster boats that generate more apparent wind have moderately sized assys on sprits. The better boats work very hard on unrated performance gains like bottom finish, optimizing foils, removing unnecessary stuff, weight concentration etc. Codes smaller than 75% has a rating hit but my opinion is that is a reasonable reflection of the performance increase gained.