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About mustang__1

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  1. not many (none that i know of) integrated foam and harness combos. I spent a significant amount of time in drysuits in college sailing. Hugely comfortable for my wrists - moderately comfortable for my neck but the perfect seal mostly made up for that... unless i nicked my neck shaving. Nothing worse than my henri lloyd neoprene seal going bad and getting waves down my neck - ditto for standard dinghy smock neck seals and waves down the neck. Less of an issue on leadmines. For offshore, i'd really like to see a standard jacket with drysuit wrist seals... maybe i'll butcher one up one of these days and try it.
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    Is wearing sunglasses cool?

    welcome to the life.
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    Beneteau dropped the First line? looks like a decent shape through the water... but that keel is megh, and the cabin house looks very hard to get over. You never really get standing head room in boats like that, and if you do it's sort of whats the point - why not just make it easy to sail and if you want to sleep in it you make pretend you're camping?
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    Old Sails

    my 29er came with the original main, so about ten years old in 2008. Was amazing, looked great.... till it blew out a panel just about every time i sailed with it! The hobie has a spinnaker built by nuclear or something, not sure how old it is but my suspicion is roughly my age.
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    Hold Down strap

    nah you eventually learn that after many years of dinghy and trailerable boat sailing. Even i knew that and i are not that bright.
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    Hold Down strap

    i don't trust those for over the road travelling. At all. I use the ratchets, but if it hums a High C when you flick it, it's too damn tight!
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    Port Tacking the Feet.

    also not a bad option.
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    Port Tacking the Feet.

    the very same
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    none. my code is perfect. it's the compiler that's wrong.
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    absolutely none. ETA: but yes it would be a state machine. Such that when the state exists, it will reset to not exist. Because... who the hell knows.
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    Port Tacking the Feet.

    once port tacked the Farr30 fleet at KWRW. That was exciting. Thought we were doing a port approach, only put couple wraps on the winch. Apparently a few seconds after the gun it started "banging" out through the cam cleat The main trimmed evidently screamed like a girl that the driver shouldn't chase the tell tails down. Only a few boats and it basically amounted to everyone match racing each other and we were able to take advantage of the situation. yelling out fake rules is a really shitty thing to do and they deserve to be reprimanded for it.
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    i love the smell of burnt transistors in the morning (or voltage relays. Man those things burn BRIGHT when you wire them wrong)
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    depends how much the horn draws.
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    Very easy to trigger a relay. SainSmart has some great optically isolated relay boards that make that sort of thing easy. Just remember to power the relay board from a different power source, else all that noisey shit gets back to the arduino anyway. (ie, wall wart for the arduinio, wall wart for the relay board)
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    Calling all Arduino geeks

    it... is completely useless. It sets a (boolean) variable of "are boats OCS?" to = 0, if there are any. In all seriousness, I could probably come up with something. This would be a good thing to post a github for. IF i have some time I'll do that - then multiple people can push/pull to the same repo (repository (place where code lives)). Only trouble is I have 3 other arduino/esp32 projects i'm supposed to be working on... It was some shitty code to make boats never be OCS. Any OCS? Yes? nah, no there aint.