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  1. eliboat

    Coolboats to admire

    You’d be surprised. Marilee points pretty damn well actually
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    Wanted, racing type dinghy

    Show some pics and details of your 505. I will gladly trade a snipe for it if it is worth while.
  3. eliboat

    Aluminum Anarchy

    Victron is a decent battery monitor, but I have to say that the Balmar battery monitor is well worth the $300 or so. It learns your batteries over time and gives you an accurate state of charge without having to constantly recalibrate. It also does not use a shunt. Other monitors really count amps in and out. As your batteries age, get abused etc, the calibration can quickly become out of wack. The Balmar doesn’t have this problem. I have the older version, and I love it. I use my old Ample Power Emon really for reference now
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    I don’t know at all. I just know the overall history of failure.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    I don’t get it. At this point he should do what most other top designers do... work closely with a composite structural engineering firm. There is no doubt that the long string of high profile structural failures over the years has hurt Juan Ks business. He knows how to design fast boats for sure. Arrogance is weird.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Who does Juan K have doing his structures? I actually think he’s a clever designer, but if he insists on doing his own structures, then I think it’s more than clear at this point that he’s not capable of doing this reliably.
  7. Agreed. That said, I’m rooting for Sam Davies. Imagine what she could do with a brand new boat!
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    Vulcan 15 (My new boat design!)

    That thing is both hilarious and awesome. Reminds me of why the Sunfish is such an enduring classic. Simple pleasures!
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    Vulcan 15 (My new boat design!)

    Don’t be a hater. This design is siiiiick
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    Vulcan 15 (My new boat design!)

    Rasputin is right, you should definitely get ahold of Doug Lord to test out some prototypes. I think you could actually get this thing into the 4th mode.
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    Vulcan 15 (My new boat design!)

    Judging by the renderings it just looks amazing. It’s going to be a smash hit, especially at that price. I don’t think there is any other boat that ticks off those boxes
  12. eliboat

    Coolboats to admire

    Hot boat!
  13. eliboat

    Craigslist Finds

    That’s a good deal. Damn.