George Hackett

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About George Hackett

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  • Birthday 12/11/1956

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  1. George Hackett

    J35 Anarchist

    Hey Andrew. I got a set of templates from Compu Keel. Made my life easier and made our J sail like a champ. i too have been thinking of going to a cascade of some sort for the Backstay. Does class rule allow that? We race IRC, so that is not a concern for us.
  2. George Hackett

    Testing GPS at home w/ 12v 5a power supply?

    Red, Hot, Positive Black, Shows less fat in clothing, Negative
  3. George Hackett

    Best top down furler for a 88

    Ubi Maior and Harken
  4. George Hackett

    Personal Pics Thread?

    Me on a Skye51 delivery to HK from Manila back in 81.
  5. George Hackett

    Propeller help

    I changed an aged Martec two blade folder on our J35 for an EWOL three blade feathering prop. Getting an extra knot and a half in general. We don’t have to haul out to adjust pitch. And got my IRC rating down .002. And no I do not sell EWOL.
  6. George Hackett

    Ultrasonic Antifouling Systems

    As with many boat owners, Antifouling is a pain in the ass. Especially in the tropics with a river feeding fresh water into the basin. So I am looking at alternatives. I started a thread once before about Vinyl types and not interested. So I have started reading up on Ultrasonic devices. And there is a lot of marketing out there, but no real customer assessment. so flame on as we anarchistis do so well! Inquiring Minds want to Know!
  7. George Hackett

    Moosehead Awards

    If I remember correctly, back in the 80s, Stamford YC got it for multiple divisions using the same finish line coming from opposite directions?
  8. George Hackett

    Which boat against Farr 40?

    Landmark43, GTS43, King40, Fast40, and many more.
  9. George Hackett

    Looking For a J36:

    Being the J35 grew out of the 36,,,,aJ36 rig should work well in a 35?
  10. George Hackett

    Close

    Yup senior, bustin your chops too!! Here is UK leading North!
  11. George Hackett

    Sail on Olaf

    Sail on Olaf. The last time he was in Manila, he had dinner with my mom and I at home. What a larger than life man he was. It was a couple of years ago when Peter was in Manila for an American School reunion that I first heard Olaf was not doing well. the Harken’s, Parson’s, and Hackett’s have very long histories here in the Philippines. And now there are fewer still. Below is a picture of Peter on board our J35
  12. George Hackett

    Close

    So North Sails are the only ones allowed to win races? From the front page. “And it even included a rare sighting; a UK sail actually winning. ”
  13. George Hackett

    Raymarine/TackTick to a chartplotter?

    Hmm? I like both system for their intended use. For the Grand-Prix level of racing the B&G is the system of choice. That is what I have onboard Misty Mountain. For club racing on Jo de Ros, the Raymarine Wireless which used to,be TacKTick is great. history. Back 1997 when TackTick started, I became the dealer here in the Philippines. The reason was the ease of installation. I hate running wires. And their service policy was to replace a readout instead or repair being that each unit is water tight. Plus it was cheaper to replace than repair. To me a win win. And if I could setup my own boat, it would mean I would have no problem with my clients. each Wireless Readout is a mini computer. They all gather info from transducers that are hard wired to transmitters. It is the transmitters that send out info to each readout. And each unit does it’s own computation. A chart plotter can be connected to the system and will take and give info to the readouts for a complete system. the Raymarine chart plotter like the B&G chart plotter have racing functions like Start Line and others. the B&G system in Misty was installed in England by Diverse Yachts when she was being resurrected before shipping out here. I had a brand new H5000 with Zeus3 installed and three years later, all is working great with no issues at all. so my choice of Raymarine for Jo de Ros is just continuity and upgrade from an already cool, working system. they are both very good system and I highly recommend both.
  14. George Hackett

    Gybe Ho

    Back in the 70s we used to do this for fun. Towed I life ring. And then scored each attempt for form and splash!!
  15. George Hackett

    Raymarine/TackTick to a chartplotter?

    Currently in our J35, I am running a Raymarine e7D chart plotter, hard wired NMEA0183 to the TackTick NMEA Transmitter. And it works great showing all the racing information and then some. Basically, every bit of information that is supposed to be available on the readout is there. And the same information is also in the chart plotter. I am now in the process of making the e7D a stand alone plotter as a back up. I am installing an Axiom9 with a MicroTalk direct to the plotter which will pick up all the info from the Hull Transmitter, the masthead unit, and send all the info to the TackTick readouts. This now means I only need to run the Hull Transmitter up front and the MicroTalk replaces the NMEA Transmitter. An easier setup than the older nmea0183. something to note. I experimented running a MicroTalk into the B&G H5000 System on our other boat and it works like a dream. I was able to get info from the B&G system to read out on TackTick readouts.