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    Bay of Biscay. North of Spain
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    More racing than cruising

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  1. silex

    Hydra 2000 MHU

    Agree with Chucky, an internal PCB replacement, and vane and cups new bearings and you have a good MHU. Regarding the compass, which one have you got now? The Super Halcyon 3 was replaced by the Halcyon 2000 for the late systems, now discontinued.
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    What AP tiller drive unit is this?

    I think it’s the Octopus Type R sailboat drive.
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    iPad Mini waterproof cover with hand strap

    Be careful, the one you've linked is not waterproof. I use the Lifeproof nuud iPad mini case. No strap, but hanks to fix a necklace. I think its discontinued.
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    Beneteau First 30 mast

    In Europe, Sparcraft S260, 170x115 mm.
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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    The ORCi polars are public. Maybe not as accurate as the designer polars, but enough to play with the routing software
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    Lewmar Or Harken Winches?

    I love my Antal´s winches. They are awesome.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    0945 local time in Spain. No Work to be done this morning...
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    It seems no work be done this afternoon...
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai Here’s a subtitled edit from the previous video.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    In the last live from Mapfre, Ñeti repeats more or less the same from the last video, but he says that they have restarted without the main. The sail in insaid the boat, for finish the dry and cure process of the adhesive. They expect to hoist it tonight.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Something broken on Mapfre’s boom end in the pictures
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Mapfre repairs The pictures of the Mapfre anchored and repairing main and mast track are awesome
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Spanish sailor here. Ñeti says they are sailing in 40/45 kts, with the J2 on the front. Not jibing, just tacking to reduce risks. They are sailing without the connections between the battens and the cars, in the damaged mast track area. The temporary fix allows a 1 reef or 2 reefs configuration. They are thinking how to rig it for a full main/1 reef config. Expecting some reaching conditions, Also they are inventing some way to increase the luff tension and get the luff close to the mast (remember they have removed the studs between the cars and the batten receptacle.