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  1. b393capt

    J/109 Chartplotter Advice

    I have more displays, ran out of time last season to install them. Still not much of a priority. I do like the MFD on the companionway. I can setup, without reaching through the wheel, while someone else takes the helm.
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    Garmin Instruments - Any Experience

    How about wind chart?
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    J/109 Chartplotter Advice

    That is our $2 indoor kitchen timer with big buttons, that excels in ease of use vs. B&G. The ultraviolet light is unkind to them, so they are velcro'd on/off, and there are normally two of them, one is spare.
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    Need Chartplotter Recommendation

    Take a look at Practical Sailor February 2018 issue, featured article is an evaluation of the B&G products on J/109 STRIDER. Attached are some additional pictures, and the model numbers of the mounting products used Picture 1: B&G 7" Zeus3 at the helm in a Seaview SP3S squeezed in almost right up against the wheel, plus 2x Triton 2's in Seaview SP1 Instrument Pods, pointing starboard and port viewable from the rail (hidden among the white cup holders) Picture 2: B&G 7" Zeus3 at the companionway flanked by Triton 2's. Mast mount sports a large and small B&G display.
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    J/109 Chartplotter Advice

    Take a look at Practical Sailor February 2018 issue, featured article is an evaluation of the B&G products on J/109 STRIDER. Attached are some additional pictures, and the model numbers of the mounting products used Picture 1: B&G 7" Zeus3 at the helm in a Seaview SP3S squeezed in almost right up against the wheel, plus 2x Triton 2's in Seaview SP1 Instrument Pods, pointing starboard and port viewable from the rail (hidden among the white cup holders) Picture 2: B&G 7" Zeus3 at the companionway flanked by Triton 2's. Mast mount sports a large and small B&G display.
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    J/109 needs new batteries

    Thank you.
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    J/109 needs new batteries

    Existing 12v batteries are 3x Lifeline GPL-31T, 2 in parallel bank#1, 1 alone as bank #2
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    J/109 needs new batteries

    The boat is used 80% racing, 5% cruising to get to the race, 15% cruising. Within 200 miles of home, north short long island Weight is important. Alternator is rated at 110 Amp (so it gets about 60 Amp after warming up a bit); Shore charger is 30 amp. No Solar, No Wind All loads are 12v. No Inverter. Heavy on racing electronics,
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    J/109 needs new batteries

    3 large Lifeline AGM batteries are end of life. Charging system includes smart regulator on Alternator and shore charger with for 2 battery banks. What is the preferred choices for replacing batteries? 2 lifelines and a small starter battery? Firefly, Mastervolt TPPL, Lifelife AGM?
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    J/109 needs new batteries

    3 large Lifeline AGM batteries are end of life. Charging system includes smart regulator on Alternator and shore charger with for 2 battery banks. What is the preferred choices for replacing batteries? 2 lifelines and a small starter battery? Firefly, Mastervolt TPPL, Lifelife AGM?
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    Garmin Instruments - Any Experience

    B&G Zues3 (With or without H5000) deserves a look. There is a review of a B&G install on a J/109 that appears in last weeks February 2018 Practical Sailor Magazine. B&G has superior sailing focused features and is now priced down in the same range as the other major brands like Garmin / Raymarine / etc On the plus side for Garmin the instrument displays have prettier graphics, for example the display of wind direction and speed against heading. On the plus side for B&G, it has superior sailing features in the Zues3 / Triton2 product line, even before you add the H5000. Go for an H5000 and you get more precise sailing math from more calibration options, get the ethernet protocol direct to your computer either wired or wireless (use a standard browser from a laptop or smartphone over WiFi) bypassing any need for messy interfaces to NMEA-2000, etc to the computer. Expedition has added support for the direct ethernet connection which is a big plus. Ask Eric at Farrallon electronics for help around a B&G setup including the reuse of Nexus displays.
  12. Would anyone have J/109 OD polars they could share with me in a format that can be loaded into an H5000 from a PC?
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    j/109 whisker pole

    For jib and main racing, whats a good setup for a whisker pole?