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  1. Ocean View

    Barlow 3 Speed Automatic

    http://www.arco-winches.com/products/service They also have a lot of the parts if you need them
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    Interpersonal Wireless Comms Aboard

    if this thing is really IP68 tested - it should do the trick. there are lots of motorbike bits out these days. https://www.grootgadgets.com/bt-s2-motorcycle-helmet-intercom-bluetooth-headset/
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix

    I was there yesterday on the water and here's a bit of on the water info. People I know who were there Friday night - Said Tech2 caught the finish line buoy mooring line with their rudder - which is what flipped them and ripped the back of the boat off on Friday night in the first race. You can see the video on the sf news section of their webpage The boats heading back to Nowra to be repaired as they couldn't fix it in the on-site repair tent. Saturday All boats seemed to be having problems moving their foils up and down and ID Intranet had a lot of problems with the port foil, Euro raced with both foils down most of the day - was that the plan? When Euro was back on land the boat was 3 metres up in the air so they could deploy the foils and they were working on the foils going up and down - so maybe they had similar issues. Euro were the the best crew, had it very together but as noted above - they were not slick everytime. The lack of close racing didn't make it very exciting, we had a couple of crosses occur and ID intranet had to duck, but that was about it. It was fun to be there, interesting to see the technology in action, but as for exciting racing, I'm not convinced it will bring the masses or make good TV coverage. I'm not going out there on Sunday to watch more.
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    Battery for Tactick Micro Compass uk

    Try someone like this and see if they can make one for you. http://www.maplin.co.uk/c/batteries-and-power/specialist-batteries Flying / freighting batteries is a continuing problem and I've been getting custom battery packs made up for a lot of items by taking it to a local battery company similar to the link above. Basically I take an old pack to them - they pull it apart work out if it has thermistors etc for charge circuits and they build me a new one and it's ready in days - not weeks. or you could try raymarine
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    Tacktick Race Master battery

    Charge it up as per the above might work - but if they've been flat for too long - they might need to be replaced because they're past recovery. I've got set from these guys before - just ask them which ones you need for your unit. https://www.velasailingsupply.com/tacktick-3-up-replacement-battery-pack-seal-kit/
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    decent foul weather gear for women

    I'm interested in the same subject. Does anyone know how well the Henri Lloyd gear fits when worn. My partner is 50kg and around 1.6m tall and we're looking at getting these for her - just for inshores and twilights to keep her dry and warm. Other brands and suitable salopette recommendations are welcome. Henri Lloyd Hi -Fit Freedom
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    The Perfect AIS Transceiver?

    Send GME an email and ask them USA disties are listed here - but I often find emailing the vendor (GME) directly is often the best option. https://www.gme.net.au/contact-us.aspx
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    Containers at sea

    Interesting documentary about his on TV last night - Lots of of it sinks, lots of it break down into very small particles and the floating islands are a minute percentage of total plastic content that enters the sea each year. quotes from the show: "We quantified and estimated that 8 million metric tonnes of plastic entered the ocean (in one year)." Environmental Engineer Scientists say vast amounts of our discarded plastic is ending up in the ocean. "There's so much plastic going in and we have no idea where it is." Oceanographer Lots of it sinks. It's worth the time to watch it. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2017/02/27/4624878.htm
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    Containers at sea

    Maybe the numbers aren't as high as we think. Industry figures suggest around 546 per year - plus catastrophic events - which can skew the numbers up to 5,578 in one year when a complete ship was lost. (Broke in half and sank) http://www.worldshipping.org/industry-issues/safety/Containers_Lost_at_Sea_-_2014_Update_Final_for_Dist.pdf The broken ship and pics of the containers floating after they came off the ship can be found here. http://gcaptain.com/mol-comfort-incident-photos/ Reports by the indian coast guard mentions "There is no fear that they might reach the coast, they will sink midway. ICG is keeping a close watch," he said. - We have asked the fishermen and people living in the coastal belt not to touch any container, if it floats onto shore," Captain VH Ingle, a port official of Maharashtra government, told PTI. . Obviously they were confident they will sink ....... or were they... http://www.mangaloretoday.com/headlines/Coast-Guard-on-alert-for-floating-containers-off-Goa-coast.html How many yachts hit floating containers - hard to tell but some indications can be found here - but who knows if it was always a container they hit ...... http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/sailing-skills/how-big-a-risk-are-shipping-containers-32722 But - if you're in mid pacific and you hit something in the night and you sank - who'd ever know what you actually hit ..... I've almost hit sunfish once - and I've never seen a container - So maybe it's not worth worrying about.
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    Containers at sea

    I get your point duster but I also think that studies like this suggest that many of them they do actually sink - eventually So the sooner we can make that happen - then all the better. - ie waterlogging the cargo is going to reduce it's buoyancy sooner Along with tying them on better / newer methods Article link leblow - 2014 - by a US govt - Office of Marine Sanctuaries "The physics of taller stacks require new innovations to adequately secure them. While transport capacity per ship grew from 4,000 to 15,000 TEU over a period of only 15 years, design principles and securing methods remained largely unchanged (MARIN 2009)." The Containerized Shipping Industry and the Phenomenon of Containers Lost at Sea http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/science/conservation/pdfs/lostcontainers.pdf
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    Containers at sea

    Better version of a sinking capability. it's obviously an issue that would be nice it it was properly addressed by the industry. where does the snake oil come in ?
  12. Ocean View

    Containers at sea

    http://www.containersinka.com/ Looks like a better version - the one I know about was a couple of decades ago and was salt based and dissolved after xx hours when it was in the water
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    Containers at sea

    I know of someone who invented a dissolvable vent that melts in water so when a container goes overboard it sinks (Providing it's not full of a floating material of course) But it's never been taken up by the shipping industry AFIK
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    The Perfect AIS Transceiver?

    I'd be looking at a GME https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/navigation-and-sonar/aist120.aspx They are a well respected brand in Au Doesn't have the splitter - but it supports does 0183 and 2000 - and has an internal GPS antenna - with the option to connect an external GPS antenna. They also do an active zero loss splitter if you want one https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/navigation-and-sonar/aiss120.aspx
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    J/35 Ball Compass?

    There is a thread from last year re compass oil. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=175620&hl=%2Bcompass+%2Boil#entry5404401