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  1. Had a bit of an epiphany while cruising this summer up in Canada. I was short handed with a distinct lack of experienced hands on board. The class 108sqm kite worked fine with an ATN sock. I could basically do everything, with my crew steering. Besides the sock, the trick was to leave the main down. With no main blanketing, we could sail nearly DDW with breeze > 5 kts. Since you're from the PNW, I'm sure you understand the value of this when in amongst the islands. With the sock, I felt comfortable with sets and douses up to about 14 kts. Above that point it would have been a little exciting on the douse for me (not being able to blanket the kite behind the main)...I didn't go there. So for cruising, my new trick downhill is kite with a sock and no main. Racing of course would be a different story.
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    Shore power gfi tripping

    I really appreciate all the input. I am hoping to get enough time to get out to the boat soon to dig into this. Dont know if it matters, but we do have a gfci outlet onboard in our AC outlets circuit. It does not trip when i have the AC outlets on.
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    Shore power gfi tripping

    Shoreside gfci (or efci?...not sure what that is). Boat is in the water (fresh water).
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    Shore power gfi tripping

    Yep - if I have shore power connected, but the breaker for the charger off, the gfci will still trip after I switch the batteries from "off" to something else (i.e. 1, 2 or both). This reproduces with everything on the panel off - both AC and DC sides. Just connect shore power with the batteries in anything other than "off" and the gfci will trip. Even with absolutely nothing on at the boat's breaker panel.
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    Shore power gfi tripping

    @jerryj2me - the charger is not connected through the switches - i.e. when the battery switch is in the off position, the batteries still charge. That part seemingly works fine. Oh and also there is no inverter involved for AC.
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    Shore power gfi tripping

    I need help understanding the best way to find my wiring problem that is causing the newly installed gfi on my shore power to trip. Here's my current state: with battery switch in "off", I can connect shore power and run the battery charger and AC outlets without a problem. Bilge pump works no problem. All DC switches on the panel are in the off position. When I turn the battery switch to "1", "2" or "both", the gfi on the shore power will trip after about 10 seconds (not immediately). This is with no power being supplied by the DC switches on the panel. I'm looking for advice on where to start looking, and perhaps a method/procedure for identifying the specific problem. This is my first time diving into the back side of the electrical panel, and don't have much experience with electronics and electrical systems, but I'd like to get to the bottom of this. Thanks! Tom
  7. What products to you use to quickly and easily clean spider poop stains off gelcoat and painted non-skid decks? Power washer did nothing to them.
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    Sooty transom

    Thanks all - I will look into these suggestions. Sounds like we are overloading her (I'm seeing belt dust as well). And I'll look into the mixing elbow too. FWIW, hull #106, with Yanmar 3GM30.
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    Sooty transom

    Our J/109 develops a sooty transom from diesel exhaust super quickly. It's a pain to keep clean and looks terrible if not washed off. Anyone have advice on how to avoid or minimize this? I can't believe I'm the only one with this problem...
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    2 bolt lifting eye for J/22

    Not sure of the J/22, but on an older J/24 you just have a beefy steel bar with holes for the bolts. Just secure the bar on top of the existing keel bolt nuts with nuts of the same size (sandwich the bar between the nuts). Attach your lifting strop however you wish.
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    Dynaform changing tuning numbers?

    check this thread (nsfw: includes internet "art"):
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    Live Racing Thread

    Wow that was a shocker! Thanks for the tip.
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    Penalties? Huh?

    Just extrapolating from the RRS (I know, they have their own rules...) they couldn't take as much room as they wanted because they were port and STJ stbd. To my eye, ART overstood they layline, came screaming in, hunting STJ, and then stuffed their turn to sell the "not enough room for a seamanlike rounding" thing. If STJ had stayed out of the circle, I don't see how anyone could argue that it wasn't enough room to round in a seamanlike manner. But from the nbcsn coverage it looks like they were inside of it.
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    Team NZ

    Regarding the SBTJ penalty at the top mark in their last race, how much room does he need to give there? If he stays completely out of the "yellow circle" shown on TV, would that be enough? My understanding is that he only needs to give enough room there for a seamanlike rounding only (SBTJ was stbd), not a tactical rounding. I thought ART quite dangerously gave it a pretty hard sell job to get the penalty. So again, how much room is enough?
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    Penalties? Huh?

    Two things: 1) most concerning was that PB was unaware his penalty was cleared. Either he's clueless or the "lights" are not a reliable communication method. Seems like you'd want a positive indicator - maybe audible, in addition to xmas tree? 2) with all the "app" tracking and data collection - seems like you could have a "course made good" penalty (relative to your opponent) that would show up as an instrument readout - sort of like a temp gauge. So you can see if you are burning it off, or in fact adding to the penalty distance by ripping it while your opponent is going slow. And umpires could give it a bump if you add a second penalty or are not prompt in scrubbing it.