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  1. Wrong - short handed ratings on AMS are only for when racing in a short handed division - they do not apply in fully crewed events, otherwise we would see a lot more go that route.......
  2. Yanmar 2ym15 delayed transmission function

    AMS - a five minute delay in throttle response is a serious issue - I believe the engines have up to a 5 year warranty which you may want to follow through on. Our response delays are more like 3~5 seconds.
  3. After anything in particular? The biggest problem we had on this boat was that the keel was designed to be raised in a centre board case but it didn't have the gear to do this. The keel was secured by two stainless pins about half way down the case and the top of the keel had a carbon-fibre plate which was meant to hold it in position - a minor design flaw was that they used cheap stainless steel 1/4' bolts tapped into the glass to hold the top plate in position - this failed when crossing Bass Strait on its maiden delivery on a pitch black night. Same thing happened a year or two later when the new owner took delivery. You can see the keel in my avatar....
  4. Here's a photo of the swinging d#@k from inside our boat when we had it...... and here's a pic of the neoprene sock
  5. Same as the Stomp setup, with the pole canting each side, but the neoprene wetsuit gasket worked fine. We used a local wetsuit manufacturer to cut and sew a replacement for what was on the boat when we purchased it. OP, let me know if you want a photo - I may have one somewhere.
  6. We had a Stomp 38 for a while (now in NZ) and we used a wetsuit neoprene sleeve which was pretty easy to fabricate - probably nee to replace it each season because of UV degradation.
  7. Tom Petty DTS

    And don't forget his part with the Traveling Wilburys - what a line up that was.... http://www.travelingwilburys.com/
  8. Yanmar 2ym15 delayed transmission function

    AMS and myself both have Sunfast 3200's. It has an Yanmar 15hp and SD20 leg. There is a distinct throttle delay whether in or out of gear - nothing to do with the sail drive or the throttle/gear cable linkages. It must be the setup for the injector pump that is different to other engines. Two boats ago I installed a new Yanmar 30hp and the throttle response was instantaneous in comparison.
  9. Yanmar 2ym15 delayed transmission function

    On mine it does the same thing when only the throttle is moved (push in the lever so that it doesn't go into gear). Its just this particular engine as I noted above that has a delay before responding and increasing revs.
  10. Yanmar 2ym15 delayed transmission function

    Same as ours of course - whether hot or cold there is delay - sometimes feels like it is a lawn mower Briggs & Stratton where the throttle cable is connected to a wish list!
  11. F1 2017

    The F1 rumour mill is now suggesting Red Bull will be sold to Porsche in 2021 with the obvious outcome of having a Porsche engine http://www.planetf1.com/news/porsche-red-bull-rumours-gain-momentum/
  12. cool or horrifying?

    Did they even use their tethers? The guy on the leeward side was a man overboard candidate....
  13. Random PicThread

    When we visited Austria & Germany last year we found a small museum at Gmund (http://www.auto-museum.at/) and they had about six of the wooden female bucks from the which the very first Porsche 356's were built as part of their displays. The panels were built over these moulds by hand - very skilled craftsmen to manufacture them in that way.
  14. Hanks vs Luff Tape

    We changed from brass piston hanks to soft hanks (essentially a nylon strap and plastic clips) across our sails and it is far easy to flake and manage the sails. The brass piston hanks would always get caught up on the lifelines, especially if flaking the sail at the dock, and when its windy those brass hanks flying about can cause some serious damage. This is on a Sunfast 3200, and so far after several seasons, no significant wear present. I would say they should last at least 3~4 years with year round use.
  15. F1 2017

    From the race winner which sums it up ..... "Seb probably sometimes doesn't think before he acts," Ricciardo told BBC Sport. "It's probably driven through passion and hunger. He's kind of just got to put a lid on it sometimes." "I respect Seb a lot for his grit and his love for the sport, which turns into a lot of passion and sometimes aggression. I respect and like that about him. "But today you have seen… whether it's over the radio, sometimes he will just go crazy. It is probably – what's the word? – spur of the moment? There's a better word." "Look, whether Lewis slowed down or not, he has every right to dictate the pace. He's the leader, and it was too early for him to accelerate. "You're not going to make the restart out of Turn 15. Seb was probably just a little bit over-excited."