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In Topic: Simple shore power set-up question

06 March 2017 - 03:44 AM

"Provides a safer hook-up to 30A dockside power for up to three attached tools, and provides protection against potentially lethal electric shock. GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interruptor) trips at 4–6mA. Total load of attached tools must not exceed 15A."


I interpret this as meaning that an extension cord rated at 15 amps will work just fine.  Loads above this will trip the breaker.  The device simply allows hook up to a 30A plug commonly found at a dockside power box with a 15A breaker and GFCI circuit with 3 female outlets.  I have a 75 ft cord used for travel that works great.  Basically only charging the batteries, running the fridge, and charging misc electronics

In Topic: EasyBlock Replacement Cam Cleat

19 February 2017 - 02:48 PM

The cleat looks like it might be a brand called "Servo Cleat".  If so just buy another one.  Their website shows the sizes of cleats and the hole spacing. APS sells them, as well as other places.


Good luck!

In Topic: B 36.7 vs C&C 110

03 February 2017 - 03:36 AM

Time to Chime....I've owned and raced  a 110 for 10 years.  Its a great all around boat...does well in 3 to 15 knots TWS.  Above that the light weight boats go a bit better down wind, but the weight of the 110 will do better in the same conditions upwind.  I've had a "higher profile" professional sailor on the boat that complimented the balance of the helm  In LW/WW courses sym boats will likely always have an advantage to asym boats, however tactics, boat handling, and trim still wins the day.  I sail my boat solo against crewed boats and hold my own buoy racing or distance races.  The rating of 81 is fair.  The boat is set up to be sailed short handed.  If raced crewed I would advise swapping the position of the fore and aft winches in the cockpit so that the larger ones are forward or just replace the forward winches with larger ones.  I also race against 115 and 36.7's.  The 115 has non overlapping jibs and a bigger main to make up for it.  the 110 is rated fairly against the 115.  The cherry wood interior of the c&c's is warm and comfortable.  Its a solid boat.  Believe it or not, I'm pretty sure a 36.7 has never corrected over me..had to throw that one in, but its true.  You would not make a mistake in buying  a 110.  Boats since the end of 2004 were epoxy hulls and carbon masts.  I paid market value for the boat in 2006 and asking price on the web is comparable to what I paid..beat that...if it has value to you...good luck in your quest.

In Topic: Bungy kite take down?

28 January 2017 - 09:48 PM

I've investigated the stored energy issue myself for the spin drop/hoist.  In a discussion with Harken about this about 5 years ago the energy required to do the drop/hoist would be considered by some rating authorities such as PHRF as excessive stored energy.  At the time Harken was developing what is now used as in the foilers, the accumulators and 3 stage oil pressure generators.  I had considered generating oil pressure via stair stepper concept since hydraulic pressure is easier to control via a lever operated proportional valve.  At the end of the day I developed a continuous line drop system using a grinding pedestal mounted in the companionway that I developed. It can be used to hoist or drop the chute and is nearly flawless.