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  1. Chucky

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Looks like this boat will have a play with the SYC MC31, does not look like a rating boat!
  2. Chucky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Hopefully AT will pick up a ride and take to Cape Town
  3. Chucky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    AT is lucky to have some calm weather and warm temperature for the epoxy/carbon matt to cure before he enters the Southern ocean. It would be great to get some before and after pics of the repair. I would imagine AT is pretty good at these type of repairs and also he would have been trained well for this type of issue.
  4. Chucky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    HB foils also look like they are more all round foils and may be better suited to heavy down wind conditions Such as in the Southern ocean. In heavy winds the HB foils could be more stable with any change in heel angle!
  5. Chucky

    B&G H3000 green connectors

    I bought a complete set a few years ago from my local B&G dealer
  6. I am looking at buying a new Ronstan series 160 standard furler for my code 0. I have had a look at the unit and it appears be a nice unit for the cost compared to the other units on the market, ie Ubi. Would appreciate any feed back on the Ronstan series 160 furler unit with a code 0 before I buy the unit to make sure this unit works well on a code 0. my boat is a 5,300kg 42 foot racing boat with a code 0 of approx 117 square metres. The Ronstan unit has a MWL of 3,000kg and BL of 6,000kg.
  7. Chucky

    Showtime capsize on return trip

    I believe AS have completed their report on the keel loss but I do not think it has been released to the public yet! I have heard via Scuttlebutt that there is no clear blame to be had on why the keel failed, ie no issues with the design and construction works apparently.....
  8. Chucky

    Construction of a Pogo 50

    I agree with you 100% on this area. I have gone through two electrical And instrument upgrades on my boat and the latest upgrade is to Lithium batteries. If I was having a new yacht being build I would put a lot o effort into this area including the charging(engine and hydro generator) systems as it is much easier to un all the cables while the boat is being build than later on. The same effort is required or the instruments, Autohelm, radios, radar, inverters for microwave ovens etc.
  9. Chucky

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I like the movable nav station but the whole boat has too much black!
  10. Chucky

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Yep let’s call it a Sydney to Hobart bubble!
  11. Chucky

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    The CYCA have sent out a survey to all the entered competitors with various questions about if there were restrictions in Sydney and Hobart are the boat owners still keen to race. The restrictions are around having no friends and family to see boats off in Sydney and welcome boats in Hobart. There will probably be no prize giving ceremonies also. Good on the CYCA for trying their best to run the race in COVID times, but in the end it will be up the Tasmanian government to open up their borders!
  12. Chucky

    Australian Sailing

    I see that the AMS rating system has flagged the 2020/2021 re validation fees. I could not imagine AS offering IRC or ORCi free re validation fees!
  13. Chucky

    NMEA2000 to Fastnet (B&G) converter?

    Another option is to use the Zues2 or 3 chart plotter as they have a N2K and 0183 interface (send and receive) which does work both ways.
  14. Chucky

    NMEA2000 to Fastnet (B&G) converter?

    Go and check out the B&G website or contact your local B&G supplier There is a Fastnet to 2000 converter available which is only around $200.
  15. Chucky

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    copies from the CYCA website: ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE We are aware many owners, crews and stakeholders are eager for a decision on the status of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the remaining Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore races. A large portion of the meeting was spent discussing a risk analysis and matrix that had been prepared by the Sailing Committee and the Management Team. It was agreed that we will continue to work towards a decision in mid-October as we continuously consult with the stakeholders of the race in the meantime.