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  1. Vendee Globe 2016?

    http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/18197/how-to-follow-the-finish-this-thursday
  2. Vendee Globe 2016?

    Is it just me or is Forss tracker back up and running?
  3. B&G True Wind Angle calibration

    B&G manuals (at least H2000) tell you explicit to not mess with AWS.
  4. Vendee Globe 2016?

    The best and most sensible explanation I've read in the entire thread. But I'm afraid the alien ship didn't sink, but keeps floating around just under the surface. So when the next foil incident comes up, we will all know the reason was hitting that said alien ship... I guess you were right micha.. First PRB and now even Josse who hit the UFO Damn those aliens! Right. And your theory has made it onto the mythical front page
  5. Vendee Globe 2016?

    The best and most sensible explanation I've read in the entire thread. But I'm afraid the alien ship didn't sink, but keeps floating around just under the surface. So when the next foil incident comes up, we will all know the reason was hitting that said alien ship...
  6. Airmar leeway measuring log/depth sensor

    Is that a follow-up to the Airmar DST 900, which apparently never got on the market?
  7. one touch winchhandles

    We have Lewmar OneTouch and Ronstan Quick Grip (the Ronstan handle is the former Holmatro handle). They are both great, but I like the Ronstan handle a bit better, it's a bit more slim and fits the hands better. I have tried the Dax, too (looks exactly like the Harken handle), but found it too "bulky".
  8. The converter in your link is RS232. Would it still work transferring NMEA to Bluetooth?
  9. One desgin offshore races

    Solitaire du Figaro: http://www.lasolitairebompard.com
  10. Does it really work with a simple, cheap serial-to-wifi (or Bluetooth) converter? So I could just use this thing to get my NMEA0183-data via bluetooth to the phone? http://www.usconverters.com/serial-bluetooth-adapter
  11. But we haven't been brave enough to put it on AWA when the boat is zooming around in big waves, especially running. However single handers on Open 60s and the like must routinely run downwind in big seas and wind and be able to trust their auto helms, and presumably there's some talent and info involved in setting up the AP properly for that. AFAIK, the pros have their autopilots steer on TWA, not AWA, when going fast downwind, because AWA will be changing too quick when surfing. As described here: "For best results switch between true or apparent wind angles as conditions change. Use a true wind angle when sailing downwind; it will allow the boat to surf down waves, accelerating as the apparent wind angle moves forward, but staying on track. Switch to apparent wind mode when sailing upwind to allow the pilot to ‘follow the telltales’ just as we would." http://www.yachtingworld.com/yachts-and-gear/get-best-autopilot-60038
  12. Danish X yacht

    +1 But she does have runners. And I never trim the checks... no-one does in the class Almost everyone just tapes the checks to the lower shrouds, so they're out of the way
  13. 8mm too smal for J/35 genoa halyards?

    I use an 8mm genoa-halyard on our 33footer, genoa is around 30sqm. Clutch is a Spinlock XTS, but with the 6-10mm cams. Line holds well in the clutch, but gets tear every two seasons from the cam. But no slippage.
  14. Jules Verne Trophy

    Hendrik is out, unfortunately. Broke his ankle. Boat is in Cape Town.
  15. SOG from Raymarine A60 to B&G H2000

    Hmm??? For true wind data, you don't need GPS-data. You only need apparent wind angle & speed, heading and boatspeed. Heading is usually supplied by a magnetic heading sensor. GPS wouldn't give heading, anyway, only COG.