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  1. GeorgB

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Ice-hockey is a big deal in Finland and Tapio wearing the IFK shirt is a pretty funny dis at Harry Harkimo, one of the most well known ocean racers from Finland. Harkimo competed in the -86 BOC and in the Whitbread in -82 and -89. Today he is more known for being a business man and is the majority shareholder of Jokerit, the other hockey-team from Helsinki. Edit: Harkimo finished fifth in the BOC, his class being won by Mike Plant. He has admitted to have been miserable all the way, crying and wanting to be anywhere but there. I'm happy to see Tapio seems to be very much content at sea!
  2. I used G-Flex epoxy with a bit of colloidal silica and microballoons to fill the gaps and a couple of clamps. I sanded the seams when the glue was dry. I guess even superglue would be fine but i managed to gouge the plastic a bit while opening the unit so i wanted something which would fill the gaps nicely.
  3. I had a layer of red oxide inside the transducer too. The source of the rust was one of the propeller bearings. The vertical bearings in mine were ok so i changed only the horizontal ones with stainless bearings. I haven't had any problems since. I considered replacing also the vertical bearings but after cleaning them and considering the trouble of replacing them i decided not to.
  4. GeorgB

    Mirka Polarshine liquid nano wax?

    A worker in the boatyard recommended it for touching up gelcoat. He recommended going trough three grades of abrasion, polishing with one of those shag carpet pads.
  5. GeorgB

    Best Sailing Knife

    I have similar experiences with Leatherman quality. I got my first one in 98 and i had it until three years ago when i lost it overboard. It was still as good as new when i lost it but all screwdrivers on my two year old wave are already broken, the tool rattles when you shake it and the pliers are twisted and stick when i open them...
  6. Yeah! I managed to repair it, works like a charm.
  7. GeorgB

    No-Wear Chafe Guard, Any good?

    Also look into UHMWPE tape from or 3M 5423.
  8. GeorgB

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    It's getting cold down there. "Lehtinen: VARUSTELEKAMERINOT,JOUTSENUNTUVAT&URSUIT&ZEALSKINGORETKEHIIN!" translates more or less as he is wearing merino, down, dry suit and gore-tex.
  9. ...tune in, drop out. You have power at the displays?
  10. I opened mine today using a hot air gun and a scalpel. Propeller bearings were brown with rust. They are sizes 950 & S684. I just ordered replacements, i'll let you know how it goes.
  11. GeorgB

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Text in norwegian says: "The first storm has given Are and Oleanna a fight. The boat was capsized twice while he was repairing the windrudder." Thought i'd share since it adds some context to the translation.
  12. GeorgB

    B&G Zeus < > Nexus - BTW off by 13degrees

    Old thread but in case someone missed it Garmin has a bugfix for he OP's issue. Data on the Nexus bus are corrected for magentic variance while that sent on the NMEA2000 network isn't. Update history here.
  13. The bearings on my nexus twin-fin transducer are shot and if someone managed to change them i'd like to know. If not, would there be any downside to replacing the nexus transducer with one that connects to the NMEA2000 network? Considering that the Nexus components on my boat are already 12 years old, i would prefer to keep options for future replacements open rather than lock myself into going the Garmin route.
  14. GeorgB

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The message is in Finnish like an earlier one about antibiotics. It says (as far as i understand) "Rear panels connected in series. Supply 15W, i didn't disconnect/cut" I saw Lehtinen and the boat at the yacht club before they left Finland. Was nice to visit the boat in person and i recorded a cassette for Lehtinen. Don't know much about the solar installation except that it looked like the panels were custom manufactured for the spaces they occupy on deck.
  15. GeorgB

    Nexus NX2 intermittent GPS

    Thanks Jarcher, i'm going to try that tomorrow when i'm on the boat again!