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  1. delta160

    Brooks & Shithouse

    See http://www.blur.se/2019/03/05/j-111-blur%C2%B3-bg-h5000-the-autopilot/ for some fairly comprehensive comments, Cred to Peter for disclosing that he has a commercial connection to the local distributor.
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    Puzzle yachts Sweden

    https://www.sailguide.com/batfakta/puzzle-36 at least some info, admittedly in Swedish, but Google translate is Your friend.
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    Small boat jib furler - what's out there?

    http://rullfock.se/ this system is about the least inexpensive You can find, and it is quite popular here in Sweden, works with hanked sails, but you can not sail with a partially furled sail. /HW PS I have no affiliation with the company
  4. I have seen Simple Plastic funnels being used for this purpose.
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    BandG zeus2 updates

    I must give credit to BandG for their SW updates, last year they updated the autopilot integration, so well that the standalone controller seems superfluous, Today I had the first sail of the year and tried the new windplot feature https://ww2.bandg.com/downloads/zeus2-software-update/ The only problem I have with it is that it shows that I must calibrate my system, since every tack shows a jump in the TWD, I wish I could claim to be smart enough to only tack on shifts, but unfortunately bad calibration is a much more plausible explanation. Now I just wish for a display which plots SOG and speed ( from log) in the same diagram, preferably as a percentage of one form the other to give direct calibration factor (assuming no current)
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    required navigation tools

    Have a look at http://www.yrvind.com/bris-sextant-for-sale/ it is a very simple but still accurate sextant.
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    Zeus / Vulcan / Ipad Configuration

    I am admittedly racing shorthanded, thus I need the plotter at the helm, The great thing about Zeus is that You essentially can show anything the Triton can show, at the Zeus, and You can split screen ( more than is practical on the Zeus 2 ) You can also have graphs of e.g.TWD, talk about nice shift detection! I would never give up my Zeus at the helm, and at the nav station I would perfer Ipad or PC. ( currently the Iphone will have to do )
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    Zeus / Vulcan / Ipad Configuration

    I have a fairly complete B&G system, Triton Zeuse2-9, autopilot VHF/AIS, wifi 1 I am quite happy with everything, but I am envious about the Zues 3, The Zeus2 has embarrassingly low resolution for a 9" dsiplay, The Zeus3 solves that + that it adds integrated wifi, thus total cost is actually lower than Zeus2+ wifi take a long look at Zeus3 before buying a Zeus2
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    Ubi Maior Jib Furler

    similar concept http://smartroller.se/ I had one on myu previous boat, worked OK
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    bandg autpilot wind mode

    Thanks! any idea where to find this magic setting? Change of topic: start time, I am sailing some evening handikap races with reverse start order, e.g. last night I had start time 17:03:17 I tried to find a setting to count down to this time, but no luck? does it exist ? where ?
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    bandg autpilot wind mode

    Well I listed all I have above, I do not know which is the main controller, the AC42 or the Zeus2. /HW PS I have entered a simple polar table in the Zeus, thus there is some support for polars even without Hx000 computers.
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    bandg autpilot wind mode

    I have an all B&G system Zeus2, triton displays. wind and log transducers, autopilot with RC42 compass, AC42 pilot controller, RF25 rudder feedback, Jefa drive unit I am mostly happy with the system, but "wind mode" confuses me. If I set it at e.g. 28 degrees AWD in wind mode, it steers quit nicely, the actual AWD just varies +/- a degree or so, but after about 5 minutes, the set direction has been reset to something like 32 degrees AWD. Does the pilot think it can pick a better VMG angel than me??? I have heard two other persons observing the same thing. Any idea what is going on? /HW
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    Stack pack or not?

    There is an alternative version of lazybag/stack pack, which looks quite nice. It has two zippers the length of the boom. just above the battens holding the lower part of the bag. while sailing the top piece is detached, but once the main is dropped between the lazy jacks into the bottom part, the top part i zipped on. Nothing flapping while sailing, but still almost as simple to handle as a stack pack. I think it is invented by Lundh Sails Gothenburg Sweden.
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    Flipper Scow by Peter Bruun

    Try http://www.flipperjolle.dk/wiki.asp and You can google "flipper jolle" I got several hits jolle is scandinavioan for dinghy /HW
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    Zeus2 vs Zeus3?? What are the upgrades??

    Thanks for reply! I did find the tables for lay lines, after some tinkering. the drop down menu also allows selecting polar, how would one enter polars? And for the "simple" table, any way to just edit a file on a computer and, read it in, what is the format ? I might try entering a few numbers manually, and when try to find if there is any exportable file,... /HW