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  1. C&C owners, need parts?

    The drive north from the Falls to Niagara-on-the-Lake ain't bad either. Lots of history on both sides of the northern end of the Niagara River too - Fort Niagara on the US side and Fort George on the CAN side. Plus there's a great view of the Toronto skyline from along the south shore of Lake Ontario. Just west of the river is the northern terminus of the Welland Canal. Well worth a visit to the area. Be sure to check out Toronto if you do.
  2. How to build large format display

    Not thinking of solar cells. Rather a unit that could be left below on a charger (if the boat has shore power) or taken off the boat and recharged, like an ipad or iphone. If I have to drill a hole in the mast, I want it to be as small as possible.
  3. Malcolm Young DTS

    This video has the trifecta: Malcolm Young’s brillance Great intros (referencing Soak-Ed’s thread) and One of the best sailing videos ever!
  4. How to build large format display

    This thread has evolved from the original question of how to build a large format to display to a discussion of the options available on the market now, which is great. Obviously the discussion has gotten somewhat technical as to the characteristics of the data formats, which is way above my head. A few observations from my non-technical viewpoint: Allen's display and offer to help is awesome, but I think there may be off-the-shelf options that work better for me. The Race Geek looks like it could be a good option for me, even though it has capabilities I don't need at this time (but I may value later when/if my grandkids get a little older and we race again). I also like R Geek's openness to improving the product based on market feedback. The Advansea displays mentioned in post 10 are probably not widely available or supported in the USA, which is where I am located, so not a good option for me. I have the same Raymarine wind display shown in the photo in that post and the difficulty in reading wind speed on it is one reason why I posted the question in the first place. The Zaptfware nmea remote app linked to in post 20 which enables use of an Ipad as a mast mounted repeater is interesting at ~ $18.00, cause I have an extra Ipad and it would be in in the shade of our Stack Pak much of the time so it would be (mostly) daylight readable. However, the comments in the App Store mention crashing when connecting to nmea data. Might be worth the $18 and a DIY mast mount to give it a try however.... The NasaMarine repeater in the link in post 36 is being sold in the US under the "Clipper" brand name, and there is a whole line of Clipper instruments coming on the market here. The repeater shown in the link is $472. One thing that I am highly interested in is not drilling any holes in either my mast or around the boat, so a rechargable unit linked by wi-fi in a mast mount that attaches via the mast groove below the gooseneck would be ideal. If I had to drill holes, I want them as small as possible, so large connectors are not wanted.
  5. Sooooo perty...

    My first car was almost an A-H 3000. The dealer had one each used Triumph TR-4A and A-H 3000. Drove both of them and liked the A-H better, but couldn’t swing the extra $600, so I bought the Triumph. Called it Dudley. It was stolen from in front of my future in-laws home one warm Saturday evening, but the already slipping clutch gave up the ghost completely about 2 miles away and the ner-do-well(s) abandoned it in an overgrown field and broke both headlights. The po-po found it the next day. Saved my neck 6 months later when I rolled it. Next car was a Porsche 356 SC. Selling that car was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made. Hi-jack over.
  6. How to build large format display

    No wind speed or wind angle display probably means the race geek doesn’t work for me. If the wind data is available, how difficult is it to put it on the screen? Seems like if performance cruising is a target market, wind data would be a priority.
  7. How to build large format display

    Got to say, the Race Geek looks pretty sweet. It has more capability then what we need at this time, as we don’t race, but let’s face it, any time two boats are sailing the same direction, it’s a race! The Sailmon looks awesome, but way too many boat $$ for our purpose plus SWMBO wants some new furniture!
  8. How difficult (and pricey) would it be to build a mast mount instrument (ie mounted on a bracket under the gooseneck) that would display sea-talk/nmea data received via wi-fi from on-board Raymarine instruments and autopilot? I already have a box that sends data to iregatta on my ipad. More interested in a dedicated panel with large enough digits to read from 20 feet away and in bright sunlight. I'm most interesting in seeing boat speed and TWS. BTW, the person asking the question (me) has extremely limited knowledge of electronics and coding, but I can solder and follow directions pretty well. I'm aware of sites like Digi-key and Mouser that might have the components needed, but not sure what to look for. TIA
  9. Best Rock Song Intros

    Couple more: Welcome to the Jungle - Guns and Roses. Train, Train - Blackfoot Machinehead - Bush
  10. If you're sold on Duralac Fisheries Supply sells it - $40 USD for 115ml tube. Personally I use Tef-gel and Blue or Red Locktite, depending on the application. Loctited screws can be removed by heating the fastener. I believe Loctite creates a corrosion barrier in the threads themselves, but not necessarily between the head and surface, so corrosion could occur there.
  11. Best Rock Song Intros

    Hell's Bell's - AC DC (the tolling bell is actually Big Ben) Shotgun - Jr Walker and the All-Stars Enter Sandman - Metallica Moby Dick - Zep (whole 4:21 is intro to Bring it Home) Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crew Sat. Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd Eminence Front - Who Love will Find a Way - Yes Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine And for the biggest letdown intro: I Need a Lover - John Mellancamp
  12. Ubi Maior Jib Furler

    Thx. Great article that highlights all of the benefits I see (and more) of the Jiber. I probably ought to just get a subscription to SH. Christmas is coming!
  13. Ubi Maior Jib Furler

    I spotted some sweet new-to-me gear by Italian company Ubi Maior while lusting over the photos of the J121 in the link Blur posted over in the Jboat forum: http://www.blur.se/2017/09/26/j121-provsegling-newport-detaljer/ . The jib furler looks especially interesting in that it requires no foil. To me, that is a big advantage for shorthanded sailing, because eliminating the foil has some significant advantages - sails are much easier to hoist and douse, jib is more controlled when on the deck (the luff stays fully attached), you can actually see the headstay, and of course much lower weight aloft. Anyone seen or have anything to share re UM gear?
  14. NKE

    Thx all. I’ll give Mike at EMT a call next week.
  15. NKE

    EMT is the importer, not a dealer (I thought). I didn't look for west coast retailers (where Mauri is located). Apparently EMT is now THE east coast dealer (per Rail Meat).