Extra Cheese

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  1. Extra Cheese

    Rigger in Newport, RI?

    +1 if he is available you can’t do better.
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    ECMWF Gribs

    Looking for a cheap source for the ECMWF Gribs, only need them for a month. Best I found is PredictWinds Pro Subscription at $250 for 3 months. Anyone know any cheaper options? -Cheese
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    "Send it" for Jim Hahn

    Wow, this is horrible news. Jim and his wife Alix are two of the really great people in our sport. I can't imagine the road ahead of them and sure they could all use our support. https://www.gofundme.com/jimhahn
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    Single burner gimbaled propane stove

    Big fan of the jetboil and we have it setup on a gimbal, it works great for double handed racing but we have added a few crew and need something with more capacity would be nice to be able to do a full kettle of water in one go instead of 4-6 cycles. There were some ideal options on the market a few years ago (like the forespar) but they have been discontinued and nowhere to be found in the secondary market. Ideally we are looking for a gimbaled single burner propane stove capable of doing at least a ½ gallon of water at a time. Does anyone know of a commercially available one? If not does anyone have any experience constructing one? Thinking a coleman stove and gimbal, but would much prefer an off the shelf solution. Thanks -Cheese
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    Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Doghouse- One more question for you (ok two more really) 1. If I am reading this correctly the MOB had a personal AIS in his lifejacket, if so was it deployed? and curious if so if it is set to deploy when vest is inflated or manual? 2. More importantly if deployed did any boats report receiving the MOB signal and location on their chartplotter? I have been a huge advocate for personal AIS units and won't go offshore without one but no idea of their effectiveness. I am somewhat worried that bobbing around in any sort of sea will greatly reduce their range. Thanks again for sharing all this with the community, this is what great seamanship is all about. -Cheese.
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    Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Doghouse- Thanks for the amazing report, I will be honest given some of the initial reports I was skeptical of the reaction time. I have to say from the sounds of it you guys did everything right, and my initial assumptions were all wrong. One question, what is your martin breaker setup? I have had some good results and some bad results with various set ups. Thanks and Bravo Zulu Cheese
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    Watermaker for double-handed boat

    Guys thanks for all the input, we getting a water maker not a question of if, but rather a question of what. Does anyone have any specific recommendations as to brand/model etc? Any one have any experience with the Katadyn 40E? Thanks Cheese
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    Watermaker for double-handed boat

    Looking for any input or suggestions on a small and energy efficient (and hopefully reliable) water maker for a double handed boat. Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated -Cheese
  9. I am about to deliver a boat from NYC down to the BVIs. Boats has a fully functioning SSB and it would be a great to be able to get some news (and follow the US Election) on the way, so does anyone have any reliable frequencies? Both BBC World and Voice of America seem to have transmitters in Africa but was hoping for something a bit more reliable in the western atlantic. Also any general SSB advice would be more than welcome as while I am pretty technical don't have much experience with SSB. Thanks Cheese