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  1. in_TO

    Strategies for sailing upwind simulated...

    Wow. Nice work. I have many times daydreamed about coding something in VBA. Glad you beat me to it. Instead I did something on paper, er, PowerPoint. See the attached screenshot. I had a previous presentation, now sadly lost, that did persistent shifts.
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    Wind Power

    Because electricity has to be consumed the moment it is generated. If there is no demand, the generating capacity has to be taken off the grid. It is very difficult to shut down so-called base-load generating capacity like nuclear, so renewables get shut down first. What is needed is grid-scale storage, but there is nothing in place, with a few exceptions here and there, like pumped hydro.
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    Light weight traveller block - is this new?

    Nice work!! What CAD software do you use? (I use
  4. in_TO

    Ladder rungs...upwind tactics

    A presentation I once gave. You'll have to fill in your own speaking notes. Tactics.ppt
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    J/80 furler

    I just spoke with someone in tech support at Harken, and yes, the solution is the key under the cap, which I didn't know about.
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    J/80 furler

    J/80 with a Harken unit 00 AL furler. Any tips on adjusting the forestay turnbuckle? We need to shorten it by about an inch to hit the forestay arc measurement recommended in the tuning guide. We can slide the foil up, but can only expose one-half of the turnbuckle. We could pull the cotter pin and take up the required number of turns on the threads that we can see, but I doubt we'd get the cotter pin back in, as that hole would slowly disappear up into the unit. I don't see any way to separate the drum from the torque tube. Any suggestions appreciated.
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    Random PicThread

    No it isn’t Er Yes, it is Er Neither?
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    That Shark is definitely about to round a mark. The driver was in the 2008 Olympics
  9. I remember an owner requesting a Wicked Wanda graphic. He left a copy of Penthouse for research. The loft owner said he would have to pass it by the women who ran the sewing machines. I don’t know if the request was fulfilled.
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    It Was The Race Committee's Fault

    A downwind start? Gutsy
  11. in_TO

    Northern Ontario Sailing & 2019 R2AK

    E scow racing in northern Ontario? Sweet! Whereabouts? Good luck in your quest to do the R2AK
  12. in_TO

    New Free TOD Calculations App for Android

    +1 for ToT. No one does ToD anymore, to my knowledge
  13. in_TO

    Bolt in carbon mast

    Through bolting is not possible, nor is any sort of backing plate, washer and nut, etc. The location is more than 3m from the butt of the mast.
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    Bolt in carbon mast

    A bolt securing a spinnaker track to the mast apparently has stripped. Should you fill, redrill and retap? (I am assuming the bolt was tapped into the carbon. ). Insert a threaded sleeve? Tap out to next largest bolt?