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robalex117

Member Since 03 Jan 2007
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In Topic: How to hoist a Laser on a cruising boat?

14 July 2014 - 08:59 PM

If I recall back in my college days Harvard had lasers and they picked them up by have some sort of rod that had a rope tied to the middle.  They then pushed the rod through the centerboard trunk and the rod went port and starboard and they lifted like that with the bow up in the air.

 

Might be better that way since to fend off a boat while raising you have less area to fend.


In Topic: Bilge switches

18 June 2014 - 04:37 PM

These the absolute best switches for bilge pumps.

http://www.tefgel.co...umpswitch_price


In Topic: Yellowbrick vs other PLBs

07 June 2014 - 12:47 PM

Vey helpful thanks.

 

 

Nick,

 

Question on the tracker map.

 

How long will it keep position history.  Can you create different views/filters of the position history that would have their own public link.

 

As an fyi I have the spot trace product and although it work it only saves last 30 days of position so it no good for what I want and looking to get another product.  

 

Rob

 

Hi Rob

 

Positions are kept forever, we don't ever remove positions. To allow people to filter/view between different trips we allow you to setup different 'events' - which have a start/end date. When you set these up, you get a little drop-down on the map, allowing people to choose what event they wish to see.

 

An example of this is http://my.yb.tl/sorlandet - this is a school sailing ship which has had a unit for a few years, and have lots of trips. Note the dropdown top left, where you can switch between the latest event, previous events, and the 'All Time' option.


In Topic: Yellowbrick vs other PLBs

06 June 2014 - 12:19 PM

Nick,

 

Question on the tracker map.

 

How long will it keep position history.  Can you create different views/filters of the position history that would have their own public link.

 

As an fyi I have the spot trace product and although it work it only saves last 30 days of position so it no good for what I want and looking to get another product.  

 

Rob


In Topic: Quick remove motor/mount

05 June 2014 - 12:26 PM

I think the M24 mount would be challenging with a bigger engine. I have  a M24 and the engine is an old yamaha 2 stoke either 3 or 4 horse, (great engine by the way, starts up every year without doing a thing to it.) 

 

With the melges type mount you have to line it up to get it in the mount.  There is no place to rest the engine.   So on the regular mounts you kind of drop the engine on it and tighten up the screws.  

 

We usually don't use the engine when there is any wind but the few times we have it is a challenge at times, nothing that can't be overcome but with a larger engine it might be more of a problem.

 

Just my 2 cents.