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    caption contest

    Hold my beer, i got this.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    This months edition of the Dutch saling magazine Zeilen has an interview with Mark Slats whilst he was delivering the boat to the start. Also some nice pics from the boat. The boat was painted in the sponsors colors two weeks before delivery. He did it in a dinghy whist the boat was already in te water. The main bulkhead is totally covered in a forest scene showing trees in the fog. He finds that comforting. Marine toilet replaced with an extra heavy duty bucket.
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    How make a cruising boat fast for racing?

    You not only pay the price in sail area, but in sail shape as well. Being able to properly power up or depower the main makes a lot of difference. I never seen a furling main that responded well to mast bend, or could properly use a cunningham. If you want to single handed reef, best to have the halyard and reefing lines at the mast. Also, i agree with the symetrical spinny. You will be able to sail deeper. With a carbon pole hadling becomes easier. My .02$
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    How bad are oversized hanks?

    Thanks for the feedback all. After two weeks of sailing it does not seem to be a problem. Actually the bigger hanks are very easy to snap on/off. There is a sight mismatch in the offset of about 1.5 cm. Does not seem to be an issue besides to lower hank sometimes floating on the headstay.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Lol, teaches me to never trust the news on the internet. I hope he manages to fix things and stay in the race though.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    According to the news on the GGR site: "Istvan Kopar pulls in to Sao Vincente, Cape Verde and joins the Chichester Class". 12 Competitors remain in race class, 2 in Chichester Class, 1 Corozzo and 3 retired.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Not trolling. I checked the list of boats competing but could not find find it. After checking the skipper names it seems the boats appear on AIS as the skipper's name with the postfix " - SOLO SAIL". I do not see why hailing other vessels for information would be cheating?
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Pretty sure i talked to one of these skippers on VHF near La Coruna last week. He was asking if we could see him on AIS, what his GPS position was and we supplied him with the weather forecast for Finistere. Seemed rather odd at the time but seeing the rules of this race it makes sense. Can't remember the boat name name though.
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    Restraining headsail when on deck

    +1 to sails ties.
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    How bad are oversized hanks?

    Hello anarchists, For my 30 feet old skool IOR boat i have just converted the mylar #1 and dacron #3 headsails from luff groove to hanks. Changing headsails with a luff groove is no fun single handed, hence the conversion to hanks. Now it seems i have had the sailmaker to use the Wichard 65mm hanks instead of the 55mm ones. The forestay of the boat is 6mm rod and these hanks seem way too big. The gap between the forestay and the sail luff is now about 3cm. How bad is this gap for actual sail performance? Should i replace the large hanks with smaller ones, or is it no big deal? Can you help me with my buyers remorse? Cheers, Peter
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    Garmin 158i to B&G Hydra 2

    Yesterday i managed to get the Garmin and B&G talk to each other. Just for reference, connect the black wire on the Garmin to - 12v and to the blue wire on the NMEA FFD. Then connect the white wire on the Garmin to the brown wire on the MNEA FFD. Happy days.
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    Garmin 158i to B&G Hydra 2

    Thanks for the manual, i did not have the B&G one digital. I already set the baud rate to 4800 on the Garmin through the menu. Maybe the voltage is giving issues, as the Garmin uses the 12V - for NMEA ground.
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    Garmin 158i to B&G Hydra 2

    Hello forum, As my old MLR Valsat 03 finally decided to give up, i have purchased a new Garmin GPS 158i. The Valsat was connected to my B&G Hydra 2 NMEA FFD with just two wires (brown and blue) and i had high hopes the new Garmin could be connected as well. So far no luck connecting both. There is no GPS data like SOG/COG/BTW shown on the NMEA display at all. Digging in the old B&G manuals i noticed the MNEA FFD uses 'the latest NMEA version, 0183 1.5'. Maybe the Garmin output can just not be read by the B&G due to the FFD being rather old? It would be nice to know if connection between these two units is possible at all, before i spend more time on this. It's not like a must have or anything, but having GPS data available on the FFD in the cockpit would be nice. Thanks for any insights!
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    Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

    Very nice job. She looks sweet!
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    never fuckin' mind

    I want everything. Would that include a bullet from this gun?