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    Sailing, Photography, Sailing, Mountain Biking.. did I mention sailing?

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  1. Ignorance and Ryan Zinke

    Remember when we all thought James Watt (how much energy does it take to screw up the environment? One Killer Watt) was the worst that could happen?
  2. Anybody repower with a Torqueedo Pod here

    exactly. I had a first gen 1003 and it's dead. I have 4 batteries (I bought 2, they gave me two more) but the first gens had a known issue with the sealing system. However, they also had shitty communication of the issue, so by the time I figured it out, I basically had a $2000 hunk of aluminum. They had made some other questionable decisions early on too, like steel clamps through an aluminum frame. If Torqeedo announced that they were using flooded technology like the ROVs then that would go a long way toward making me feel more confident in their pods. However, you still have the issue that the pods are bulky compared to an oceanvolt (or an SD20 for that matter).
  3. Anybody repower with a Torqueedo Pod here

    so... Black Jack. I'm not sure if you are still paying attention to this shit show, but I have a few things to say about the choice of a torqeedo pod over something like the oceanvolt or krauetler. for instance, the torqeedo pod's motor is in the pod. This means that the entire motive portion is exposed to potential damage from even a light grounding or hitting a lobster pot or flotsam in the water. If the seals are compromised, the motor will cease to function. also, since the motor is in the pod, the pod is fairly large in proportion to other saildrives. I'm a big fan of torqeedo overall, but after having my own seal issues with a travel 1003, I wouldn't want to be an early adopter on their pod technology. I have no idea how much the oceanvolt pod costs in comparison, but I really like that the motor is inside the hull.
  4. two days...no new content?

    I'll pretend I'm Clean/The Ed: "If you want new content, why don't you write something that we can publish instead of being a whiny douchebag?" ermm.. but yeah. 2 days with nothing on the FP and not much in the forums as the seasons change... where's my fix? edit: oh, hey there Ed
  5. Angled B&G plotter connectors

    Unfortunately, I don't think griff's suggestion is going to help you. this is the power cord from b&g, but I think if you wanted an angled connector you'd have to devise one yourself. https://www.bandg.com/bg/type/chartplotter/cablepowersimrad-4pin-62fd86ab/
  6. Buying a boat without a broker?

    if the boat is going to be documented, make sure you get one of these as well: https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/DCO Documents/NVDC/CG-1340_Bill_of_Sale.pdf?ver=2017-05-09-113141-317
  7. Say It from the FP

    The VOR, as fun as it can be to follow, violates the first rule of destination sailing - never try to sail to a schedule because you'll get burned. Hancock is disingenuous when describing how easy it was for Kenny Read to get a new rig in his boat to be able to continue racing - the logistics involved in even a simple repair is astounding, and all has to be completed based on the arbitrary VOR clock. Brian, you seem to be reliving glory days of sailing that simply don't exist in an Internet economy. Next you'll be telling us all how you sailed upwind, in both directions, 1,000 miles to school every day.
  8. Continuous dock line?

    looks like it could be VWAP's cousin.
  9. Hydrogen fuel cell generator

    yep, hydrogen supply is a non-starter for me. Only place near me that supposedly has it as a 'consumer' option is at Logan Airport. I thought Mercedes Benz was working on a fuel cell that used methane or propane as the H2 source, which would make it commercially viable in more places around here anyway. looks pretty neat though.
  10. Can I replace this Airmar depth sounder?

    this is not a definitive answer, but I don't think it's removable. The red herring is the "hand tighten" ring on the top that you took off. It's a little hard to tell, but it looks like the body is threaded all the way down and that ring at the deck level is holding everything in. It looks like the transducer in the upper left of your picture is the removable kind - I can just see the big cotter ring that is generally on the pin that keeps everything in place under way. you pull the pin and pull up on the transducer. Since there's no pull ring on the top of the sensor in your pic, I'm guessing it's solid. Can't find the exactl model though. Unfortunately if you want to replace it, you'll need to break it out and put in the new housing.
  11. sounds like the Vakaros on the home page might be a good choice for you. self contained, gps, enough data for a sport boat. or get an android tablet and run opencpn if you need charting. I think you're overthinking it.
  12. Deck marking

    I think this is one of those "choose one or the other" situations. I was just reading about a Farr 36 OD that was repainting their decks. they stripped the decks and shot blue gloss around the jib tracks. When they shot the white color on deck, they masked off the measurement marks in the blue gloss so when they pulled the masking tape they had perfect marks. but to make that cleanly removable, you've got to do some painting For considerably less money than a repainted deck, Sharpie makes an "Extreme" series of pen that is rain and UV-resistant. It's specifically made for outdoor use. You may have to test it because most sharpies are susceptible to sun screen, wd-40, or hand sanitizer to clean them up.
  13. Torture Board vs. DA below waterline

    oh man, Gale Yount used to swear by fartrock. That shit was nasty, but yeah, for rough work it was amazing. glasses and a dust mask at minimum.
  14. Need Chartplotter Recommendation

    you can import waypoints in gpx format from an sd card on the zeus chartplotters. the zeus2 at least has sd slots, one for data and one for charts. It works pretty well. My biggest gripe is that you can't export meaningful data for analysis.
  15. Gelcoat repair guy needed

    can you move the boat to Massachusetts? I know a guy and he's very good.