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  1. micha571

    Runner Block Replacements

    That is a 32:1 purchase.
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    Viadana hardware

    I have had a 57mm Viadana block (the one that looks almost identical to the 57mm Harken Carbo block ) on the mainsheet of my old boat (33footer), it was sitting and working there flawlessly for seven years until I sold the boat.
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    Terminating Dyneema cored yacht braid

    Pull out the dyneema core a bit and cut 1-2 cm of the core off. Milk the cover back over the core. Now the core should have disappeard in the cover. Then just melt the end of the cover with a lighter. Job done.
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    Ultrasonic/Electromagnetic Speed Logs?

    Unlikely. At my berth, there‘s usually no current. And the log is always showing that, regardless wether I‘m at my own berth or someplace else.
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    Ultrasonic/Electromagnetic Speed Logs?

    I have a B&G ultrasonic on my new boat, it‘s the same as the Airmar CS5400. Works perfect so far. When not moving, it always shows 0.1 to 0.3 knots, but that is normal as far as I know.
  6. On our new boat, we have a little problem with the B&G FFDs. We have two FFDs in the cockpit, and two on the mast. I want to set up permanent pages on the FFDs, so when the system is turned off and back on, I have all the data where I want it. On the cockpit FFDs this works fine, I can set up the permanent pages as in the manual and these pages are always shown when the system is turned off and on again. On the mast displays, it does not work. I have tried multiple times setting up the permanent pages. But every time the system is powered off and back on, both mast FFDs show speed in the upper line and depth in the lower line, but not the wind data I want them to show. I'm a bit puzzled by this, as the system does not show any other problems. Any ideas on how to fix this? The manual says (and that's what I've tried): "2.3.2 Page Display Configuration The Page Key allows the user to configure four pages per FFD depending on the required use at that position. To store the setting in Paragraph 2.3.1 as a permanent new page, proceed as follows: (1) Press Scroll Up or Scroll Down and scroll text to CNFG DSP. Note Scroll Up or Scroll Down can be used because we are configuring the whole page, both upper and lower displays. (2) Press Enter, PAGE is shown in the appropriate display. (3) Press Enter, the digital display is blanked and the two functions selected are displayed in the text. Note At this point, either of the two functions may be changed if required using the Scroll Up or Scroll Down Keys. (4) Press Enter to accept the new page configuration and restore the digital display. You will be able to set up each FFD on the boat for the people in the immediate vicinity, each crew member being able to develop their own pages for the information that is most needed on the FFD. All page displays are held in the display memory, independent of the power supply.
  7. micha571

    Building a cunningham

    I've had 8:1 on my 33footer. Easy to pull and cleat.
  8. micha571

    Brexit, WTF

    Hi CMS, have written you a private message, did you get it?
  9. micha571

    Brooks & Shithouse

    I have a Hydra2000 system which was installed somewhere around the end of the 90ies... and still works flawlessly. Hydra2000 processor Halcyon2000 compass MHU213 wind vane Sonic Speed Sensor Depth sensor two FFD-displays two 20/20 mast displays (added later) I have changed the compass once because it was dead, but other than that, I can't complain, either.
  10. micha571

    New X-Yacht any info?

    New X 4.0
  11. micha571

    Spinlock XTR clutches

    Last update: Hats off to Spinlock. They took the XTR-clutches back and send me XTS-clutches instead without hassles. Good service.
  12. micha571

    Spinlock XTR clutches

    Another update: We had our first race with a bit of more wind last weekend. As soon as the wind piped up above 10 or 11 knots true, the XTRs started slipping both main- and jib-halyards. No chance to get any kind of power on the halyards. I can't believe this. Halyards are new with new additional covers on them and they should be thick enough (10mm). Clutches are brand new, too. Damn. I'm going back to XTS-clutches. They will - again - eat my halyards, but at least they don't slip.
  13. micha571

    Desperately Seeking B&G Depth Transducer

  14. micha571

    Spinlock XTR clutches

    33ft boat, main has 32 sqm (=345 square feet) and genoa has 30 sqm (= 323 square feet). Halyards are this line (8mm): http://www.liros.com/index.php?id=134&L=1&tx_produktfinder_pi1[uid]=7 and have this as additional cover: http://www.premiumropes.com/ropes-for-boats/covers/technora-cover?options=cart
  15. micha571

    Spinlock XTR clutches

    Here's a little feedback: I installed the XTRs for main and jib-halyards. The halyards are 8mm, I put an additional cover (technora) on the parts where the clutches grip. We have been sailing a couple of times, and up to now the XTRs are holding just fine. Easy to pull the halyard with the clutch closed, and no noticeable slip when under load.