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  1. airacer


    What type of boat and what is your budget? Based on your initial post I get the feeling your expectations may exceed the budget and time commitment. Expedition is the standard. Running it on a handheld PC or relaying the screen to an iPad will be your most economical choice. Maybe just run an app like RaceQs?
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    so who's heading to the caribbean this winter?

    Ughhh. Not a good sign for this sailing season. We are in Grenada now, was a covid free curfew is back in effect. Thanks Sandals! Fingers crossed they can still pull off Antigua Sailing week.
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    I once heard a story of a catamaran in the ‘70s that used some anchor chain as standing rigging and went racing. When you are in a pinch in the islands, whatever works I guess. Stainless, galvanized, dyneema, carbon, pbo, chain,’s all good if it gets you out there and it doesn’t fall on your head before you get back.
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    What’s it Rate? Why has no one asked this yet? SA is slacking!
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    It is funny everyone on SA is waiting for catastrophic failure. The funny part is I think most of them want to fail, as it gets them clicks, views, and $$. We just heard of another YouTube’r that decided to use galvanized wire for his standing rigging. The fake sailors have everyone hooked, even the “real” sailors on SA have fallen for it.
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    Simply not true, at least in the J/46 and up. The deck is solid glass under the factory deck fittings. The J/45 seems to check all the boxes for a really good offshore boat that is fun to sail. Can’t wait to see one on the water.
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    Yet another sailboat rescue off Cape Hatteras

    Diamond shoal about is 8 miles out. Why would one go much inside it? Hugging the inside to avoid the Stream is one thing....smh.
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    Global Solo Challenge?

    MOTORING Engines shafts are not sealed and motoring is permitted. A maximum fuel allowance at the start will be specified. Really?
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    Sailing Instuments - What to display where?

    Reading this thread helps me understand why we win so many races. Enjoying my popcorn.
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    This may be the best idea yet. They could sell the keel lead, mast, sails, winches, hardware, cut 3 feet off the rudder, break even and have a nice trawler for almost free.
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    Rescue Monday off Hatteras

    We went from Annapolis around Hatteras to Cape Fear NC, then direct to the Bahamas November of last year. It was tricky, sloppy, and cold, but not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. It was fun if you ask me. Modern forecasting and routing should keep one out of trouble. A big Amel should have been able to sail out of trouble unless it was taking on water. I can’t understand why someone would pop an epirb and leave their boat due to engine failure with plenty of sea-room.
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    That’s good. Makes the ROI better! Cheering them along! Another friend of ours did something similar to a Pearson 39, full grid rebuild. He’s in the water. Proof they will make it. Have to give lots of props to their video quality. It’s hard to shoot and work. It probably adds 50% to the time needed to get a job done. We tried to film all of our boat work, but in the end prioritized getting in the water over making videos. The difference in camera work shows. Their editing is also on-point.
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    I say good on-em for giving it a go. That’s a long road, though I do hope they make it. Probably paid too much if over 50k. Going to learn quickly about PPE. Viewers seem to like boat work and talking heads on YouTube more than actual sailing, so they have that going for them. Does the boat have a mast? If you are keen on watching boat work, here is another one for you:
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    B&G Nemesis

    Yeah. Nice boat right back at you! Have a good rip to Antigua.
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    B&G Nemesis

    Next time you guys anchor next to the blue J Boat, come say hello. I’ll show you how B&G and Expedition can interface. With your boats potential I couldn’t see using anything less.