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  1. Murphness

    Team NYYC

    The problem with TH is that he presumably put his weight behind the decision to hire the skipper who holds the title for what is perhaps the biggest failure in sports history. Good riddance.
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    Team NYYC

    Gutted for the team. Not gutted for Dean Barker. Why is this guy at the helm again? So much talent out there and they're paying Deano some crazy amount of money to sink the boat. Good riddance.
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    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.
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    Savannah/Charleston/Pensacola Sailing Advice

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

    Can someone reach out to Hotrod V2 and get some details about how/why?
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    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?
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    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...
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    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!
  11. 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
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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...
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    New Electronics - Simnet/Seatalkng vs NMEA2000

    Super helpful. Thanks!
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    How Do They Expect You To Pour From This?

    This has GOT to be a troll. Please tell me it's a troll!
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    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.
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    TP 52 Cruiser

    Does anyone know if something like this (used sail marketplace) exists in the US?
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    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!
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    Converting figaro

    Very cool. Where'd you put the head? Aren't they traditionally in the V?
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    Spinlock XTX soft grip clutch experience?

    I'm excited for these. I've been using textile clutches for about 6 years now and absolutely love them. A couple of the drawbacks of traditional textile clutches is their large footprint, and I've had people not familiar with them trip them by mistake a couple of times. It seems like Spinlock have addressed both of those issues, but I agree with whoever was curious about slippage, but more so in the case of initial clamping. I've never had a problem with them slipping over their lifespans (although we've had the constrictors break at sea, which is a pretty simple repair). I'm more concerned about the fact that you can't milk these forward to eliminate the initial slip, although maybe the spring part helps with that? you can have an inch or more slippage without milking with traditional textile clutches.
  20. Does anyone have any practical experience with either of these batteries as drop in replacements for AGM? I'm looking to replace two Lifeline Group 31 batteries at about 210 AH with a 100 AH LiFePO4. Costs are about equal with the respect to the lifelines and AMPS at about $650 all up. The Battleborn is about 1000 for what seems like the same battery. Does anyone know if it's worth paying $350 more for the Battleborn over the AMPS? What are the big differences? Cheers, Murph
  21. New to me boat and I went to test out the auto pilot yesterday and got a "Rate Gyro Fault" alarm. Acknowledging it doesn't do anything. Raymarine say's I'm basically fucked. Anyone have any experience with this? The two repair options Raymarine told me about don't repair this unit anymore. A used one is $700, which I don't mind paying, but it's a lot do drop on something that is unknown. Would a new ACU 200 head unit work with my existing compass and ST70 display?
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    "AMPS" Marine LiFePO VS "Battleborn" LiFePO

    Just as an update for everyone, I went with a Battleborn. I spoke at length with the owner of AMPS and felt comfortable with the product, but the boat being a family cruiser just couldn't justify the $250 savings for potential safety issues. I'm planning solar for our house and will be adding a battery bank along side it, I will look closely at the AMPS stuff for that. Will Prowse has been a great source of info. Thanks for all the input! Now to install it! I also have to put in a DC/DC charger. If anyone has any input on the best configuration, I'd love some input. Cheers
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    Goiot Hatch Refurb

    I need to replace the acrylic in two Goiot hatches. I got quotes from Hatch Master and Rig Rite and they're more than I'd prefer to spend. I have access to laser cutter, CAD, and full shop so it kills me to farm this one out. Has anyone done a DIY Goiot "original" hatch refurb? Would love to know the thickness of the material used, and what sealant you used. Most signs point to acrylic and Dow 795 for sealant. Cheers, Murph
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    Goiot Hatch Refurb

    Thanks for all the tips here. I did the first hatch today. Glad I started with the smallest one because I learned a lot! Wish I could do it over, but it's fine. I went with Dow 795 in black. Nice stuff. Should wrap this up tomorrow. The hatches are in my garage for now. How long do I have to wait before I re-install them? I used shrink tape and a few random pieces of shrink wrap to cover the hatches, but it's not a long term solution. I'd love to get these back on asap. Boat won't splash for at least another 3 weeks. One other question. Any suggestions for adhering the new foam rubber gasket to the cast frame? This is the gasket that seals the hatch cover to the base. Thanks! Murph
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    Converting figaro

    Checkout the Jeanneau Sunfast Series. There are a few generations now.