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About Jackdaw

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  1. Jackdaw

    The back fell off

    Another navy stepping up to again prove the point that you never win a collision with a container ship. This time it’s the Greeks. Here they are towing it back into the environment.
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    position of wind transducer

    Measured & forecast wind speeds are usually done at 10M which is a lot closer to masthead, making it easier to compare current vs forecast. If you really want water-level measurements, there are many published conversion equations that take into account the 'roughness' of the surface at the 0M level.
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    Masthead kites on Fractional design

    The 40.7 & 36.7 have an alloy stick with swept spreaders. The factory halyards ARE mast-top, they just run down the face of the mast to a very beefy halyard restrainer just above the hounds. That's why its so tempting. You just re-run the hali to skip the restrainer and you're masthead.
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    Most comfortable inflatable PFD

    Agreed, have both a Deckvest Pro and LITE, and I find the Pro so comfortable that I forget I have it on. Amazing when spin trimming, the neck roll helps support your head. No kink.
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    Masthead kites on Fractional design

    We thought about this on the 367 as well. Hard to blame them for not wanting to comment on that. Instant liability. How about leaving one halyard frac and using that with an old frac kite when things get reachy?
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    36.7 or 109?

    Sweet looking boat, too bad the sailplan is from the 1980s
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    ST2000 doing crazy ivans

    Hey @EvaOdland, Good thoughts and ideas. Right now I'm pretty sure it was the proximity of the speaker. After looking at all the things I could try, I simply removed the speaker, covered the hole with tape, and when out. After re-doing the circle-calibration, it has worked flawlessly ever since, both in course and AW mode. I wished/hoped that was not the case but it seems so. I'm guessing that the antique fluxgate in the St2000 is more susceptible to mag fields then the 9-axis wonder in the Pelagic. Also wish the ST2000 would use HEADING data on the Seatalk network if available. The doc says it will if it comes from a Raymarine ST50 AP compass, which must use a dedicated seatalk sentence for heading. What shit. I might try and shield the speaker better, then failing I'll have to move it and fill the 5-inch hole in the footwell. Or sell the whole kit and replace it with a Pelagic, which has the compass in its remote unit.
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    Construction of a Pogo 50

    I’ve sailed a lot on a pogo 12.5 absolutely loaded down with crap; gear, stores, sails, miles chain, etc, and it was still a rocket ship. Damn thing planed On a white-sail close reach. Bigger denominator on the 50. Amazing boats.
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    Trucking a 40.7

    Hence the old nugget: ’move money, not boats’
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    Trucking a 40.7

    When we moved our 367 (7'3" draft vs your 7'8"), we removed the bow pulpit and tilted the boat back for so the forepeak and the tip of cabin top where the same height. That got us under the max height restrictions that would have required an escort truck, as well as some crazy routing and time restrictions.
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    Best mainsheet for racing j109 (35 ft)

    Normally I'd say Salsa or swiftcord. But you're running your mainsheet through a PXR?? Why? Anyway non-covered lines like these are not the best in devices like PRXs that crush; they do much better in cleats. Best go with a covered line.
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    Oceanis 30.1

    Lucky for you, some people do. Because they don't build 'used' boats.
  13. Interesting thought. While the doc from every other brand of GI says to connect to either side, the Victron doc is silent on the matter. I've broken down and sent them an email.
  14. LOL right. I've pretty much convinced myself that its is OK installed either way. Now I COULD install it as labeled, but on the starboard side with the shore-power on the right, I've have to install it UPSIDE DOWN. I know for a fact that the electricity will not like that.
  15. I'm installing a galvanic isolator on my boat, and was surprised to see that they labeled one terminal 'shore' and one 'boat'. My understanding of the wiring of the diodes inside make the device symmetric with respect to boat and shore. Thoughts?