George Hackett

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About George Hackett

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  1. George Hackett

    Full Main + HW Jib?

    Here is a photo of the new delivery Jib in X-Drive with LiteSkin
  2. George Hackett

    Beau Geste 52

    I bought it. It’s coming to the Philippines, you can only get a ride if you bring extra nice sandwiches.
  3. George Hackett

    Dobroth MORC 30

    Oh yea! Sailed on Mokuwahi ( I am sure I misspelled it)!!
  4. George Hackett

    RIP - Stuart Walker

    R.I.P Dr. Walker. Even here in the Philippines you were well read. Thank you for all your insights
  5. George Hackett

    Super Typhoon Yutu Strongest Storm 2018

    Well, we are waiting to see where this one is headed. Several trackings are show rather extreme tracks.
  6. George Hackett

    New wireless wind transducer from B&G

    TackTick, now Raymarine Wireless has been at for a long time and the stuff works just fine. So I see no reason for the B&G stuff not to work just fine!
  7. George Hackett

    IRC Handicap Advice

    Yup! Started with 1.167 with the sprit only. Then we added the pole and went up to 1.179. Would be interesting to see how this works on our J35?!
  8. George Hackett

    So.....Pontos Winches....Out For A While...Any Good?

    I installed Pontos and generally like them. Very fast line speed. And easy to maintain. Shoukd have gone with the Timmer, not Grinder for the Jib winches. And not keen on actually having to line up the winches with where the line loads are coming from.
  9. George Hackett

    IRC Handicap Advice

    While getting ready for the recent China Coast Regatta, I found out by mistake that our Spinnaker Pole is worth .012 of a rating increase. This amount to about 43 seconds per hour increase in our rating for a 43ft boat. We are in the process of going with a longer Sprit, removing the pole, and increasing our kite sizes accordingly. Based on Trail Certificates I ran, the increase would only be about.002!!
  10. George Hackett

    AsianYachting Grand Prix

    Well after the dust settled, we were third in division. Our boat speed was actually quite impressive as were normally first boat at the windward mark in the W/L. But we had two races where we were 32 and 19 seconds out of first due to botched kite drops. And that is sailboat racing! Tuffie’s old stead, the Mills King-40, Blondie, now Hero Racing, cleaned house with six bullits and a second, helmed by Tiffany Koo.
  11. George Hackett

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Two shots from the recently concluded China Coast Regatta in Hong Kong.
  12. George Hackett

    Full Main + HW Jib?

    Sorry. Just to much regatta prep that I never got to try out the new Jib. Am back in Manila but the boat is still in HK having some work done to it. After she comes back to the Philippines I will take the photos.
  13. George Hackett

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Mills-43. Built by Vision Yachts in the UK.
  14. George Hackett

    AsianYachting Grand Prix

    Actually we are here in Hong Kong getting ready for the China Coast Regatta. Boat just left RHKYC for Middle Island. We are in a split division of light weight flyers (4) and lead mines (4). And a little history in the making?,,,,the original Tiamat (Mills40) and the second Tiamat (Mills43) are going to duke it out for the first time in thier lives on this side of globe! 5 of the 8 boats are Mills designs. Along with Phonex and Misty Mountain, there is Ambush, Quest, and tuffie’s old boat, Foxy Lady now Hero. Should be fun.
  15. George Hackett

    Full Main + HW Jib?

    I just ordered a Jib with this setup. Should see it this week. Will take pictures of and let you know how it goes.