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  1. canstead

    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    I’m not sure of the logic of water ballast and single rudder. If you’re wanting to maximise for short handed you’d go ballast, tiller and twin rudders,or maximise for fully crewed is no ballast and single rudder, with personal preference on tiller or wheel?
  2. canstead

    To smock og not to smock

    Gill KB1. Cheap AND good. Love it.
  3. canstead

    J/88

    I do hope you all realise how totally idiotic this is to everyone else reading. I'm thinking you're all 12 years old, right? That or you like licking condensation off windows?
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    J/88

    That pin boat was seeing some action!
  5. canstead

    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Definitely just a nice tight midship snug and fenders fore and aft, next stern, then sort out the mess after. You're not going to get any joy out of that prop other than a nice big lever to swing the boat either way depending on ahead or astern, being so far from the cleats amidships, and with twin rudders. I'd even forget prop walk.
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    Sailtimer Wind Instrument

    I've got transducers on my bike registering cadence and speed, and heart rate, feeding my iphone, which in turn feeds a remote screen on my handlebars, all operating through BLE The whole thing is open source, I can choose from a selection of at least a dozen apps that process the transducers, add in the iphone's gps, and feed out to the display. The transducers and display all run for at least a year on button batteries. The iphone will run for about 6 hours on a single charge. Obviously all units sit within a close proximity, and I understand that the developers have had to put a fair amount of work into getting the signal reliably from the various transducers/repeaters to the phone in my back pocket, with my body often in the way. Unfortunately I know enough about this stuff to know I'm not the man to build the marine version of this!
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    Sailtimer Wind Instrument

    Masthead is solar, read the link. And heard of mobile phone battery banks? To be honest if maintaining the batteries is the biggest issue, then it's a go-er!
  8. canstead

    Sailtimer Wind Instrument

    Imagine a world where you had wind, depth/speed, compass and gps sensors running off Bluetooth, Processed by iphone/android, and repeated by some nice daylight readable Bluetooth screens. Ooh, it's a simplicity nirvana!
  9. canstead

    J/88

    Anyone seen anything on the electric one?
  10. canstead

    J/88

    Those are some crazy expensive batteries! I wonder why the selected those after some standard LiFePO4's at about half the price!
  11. canstead

    J/88

    Anyone seen this? Sounds great! http://oceanvolt.com/jboats-j88/
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    Construction of a Pogo 12.50

    Oh, I so hope someone on this forum knows your wife!
  13. canstead

    J/88

    Having been a class measured for a number of classes with these 'same purpose' rules, I would suggest applying for a written interpretation allowing the change. With no performance gain other than ergonomics and no need to drill holes in the deck, I would have issued it.
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    new Pogo 36 - any intel?

    It's almost like they took the front half of the 12.50, and the back half of the 30. Like they decided the 12.50 didn't need that big a cockpit, better to use the 30's. The rig is almost on the longitudinal centre line, perhaps even behind the keel, huge fore-triangle on the rig Want one!
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    J/88

    TWA110 is tops for our A3 On our J130 we've got a lot of love for our jib top /staysail / a3 combos. No one seams to be trying JTs on these boats.