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About Murphness

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    Sailing, Brewing Beer, Drinking Beer, Skiing and other outsidey things

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  1. Murphness

    New Moore 33

    One huge drawback of The Cone on distance racing is the ability to charge the batteries reliably. I can't see how this design will be different. Solar has come a long way since then, but are they going to cover it in panels? Fuel cells? Portable generator? It also makes it much harder to single or double hand. AP would chew through even a large house bank in a couple days and it would take forever to charge with a shitty outboard alternator.
  2. Murphness

    Savannah/Charleston/Pensacola Sailing Advice

    St Pete or Sarasota Fl. Much nicer towns than Pensacola and just as good sailing/beach.
  3. Murphness

    Where is Peerless now?

    The Cone is still in covered storage in the Boston area. It almost made an appearance this year until the Trump Virus killed any hopes of that...
  4. Murphness

    Crew wanted

    Can someone reach out to Hotrod V2 and get some details about how/why?
  5. Murphness

    Tropical Storm Isaias

    30 sustained for a bit in Boston. Definitely some gusts into the low 40's. We had a squall come through in the middle of it that was probably the highest windspeeds. That was around 5pm and then it started getting lighter from there.
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    What mods to accommodate lithium battery bank?

    How do you charge these banks with different chemistry?
  7. Murphness

    Should I bother fixing these spider-cracks?

    No clue what kind of boat it is, but I doubt repairing it would impact resale. Fix it if it's really bothering you, otherwise go sailing...
  8. Murphness

    New Electronics - Simnet/Seatalkng vs NMEA2000

    Pricing it all out now. I'll be lucky if I get out of this for under half a boat buck. $30 bucks a pop for the tees adds up quick!
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    New Electronics - Simnet/Seatalkng vs NMEA2000

    What seems silly is that there doesn't seem to be a NMEA2K Tee that has a Simnet/Seatalk branch. Instead i need to buy an adapter drop and a NMEA Tee. All this stuff came with drops, so now I have to buy new drops, and TEE's. Kind of annoying...
  10. Murphness

    New Electronics - Simnet/Seatalkng vs NMEA2000

    Super helpful. Thanks!
  11. Murphness

    How Do They Expect You To Pour From This?

    This has GOT to be a troll. Please tell me it's a troll!
  12. New to me boat and new to me project - Replacing and adding new electronics equipment. I'd like to try and do it right the first time. Here's the tricky part, I have a mix of different brands of equipment. This is because some of it was gifted (Simrad), some of it is original and some replacing original (Raymarine). Raymarine: The boat came with a SmartPilot X10 which was broken, so I upgraded to an EV200 because they gave me a discount. I also have an older wind sensor. ACU200 EV1 P70rs ST60 Wind Simrad: I was gifted an NSE8 and same gen radar NSE8 (chart plotter) Simrad Radar (overlay) Simrad GPS Antenna Simrad Depth Sensor (glued to inside of hull style) Dilemma: This being my first electronic installation project, I'm new to a lot of the NMEA2000 style products. Each system came with it's own proprietary wiring system, which I've since learned is just re-branded NMEA2000 stuff but proprietary connections. Each will run off straight NMEA2000 wiring though (I think). Should I throw out the wiring that came with these in favor of pure NMEA2K wiring? Can I re-use say the Seatalk stuff and connect the Simnet stuff to that? Should I use Simnet? Cheers, Murph
  13. Murphness

    Reaching sheets for Jib

    It's called a "hobble". It's just a piece of dyneema spliced to a padeye with a tylaska at the end of it. It's length is generally sized to be perfect trim on an offset mark reach to free up a winch for the new kite sheet.
  14. Murphness

    TP 52 Cruiser

    Does anyone know if something like this (used sail marketplace) exists in the US?
  15. Murphness

    EPIC: Full Plane Bitches

    It's incredible that it hasn't snapped, but it's basically a carbon telephone pole. I've seen it curved like a banana at times. Man I miss that hum!