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  1. Haven't seen a Raymarine system that gives useful data at all points of sail, heel, and so on. As far as I know the RM system(s) are limited in calibrations, damping, processing power, you name it. (I'm pretty sure there is a reason no ambitious teams use RM) I think the OP's problem is/was the lack of effort needed for proper calibration. And of course the systems needs to be installed and set up correctly.
  2. Vote goes to FoF 2-blade with composite hub.
  3. Never thought I would see a post saying Raymarine is better than H5000
  4. Is there a tracker that is usable? The one on the RMSR-page is not...
  5. Thinking about painting my keel. Now the paint is durepox clear. Can i just sand it matte and apply some hard antifouling or is a primer needed?
  6. These type of boats are pretty unforgiving, sailing needs to be perfect 24/7. Slowing the boat down might work but also going the other way could be the option that makes you competitive. About the race you mentioned: what boat was the winner and what were the elapsed/corrected times? What scoring option was used?
  7. Thanks. Bigger map, more space for number boxes
  8. Maybe a stubid question... Does expedition work/display properly on a widescreen display? So far I have only used 4:3 aspect ratio monitors.
  9. Does anyone have actual targets for Soto 40? In approx OD config.
  10. Flex issues, that's not good to hear. Do you have more details? Or maybe someone else can chime in? Looking for a new boat with limited budget is hard...
  11. Bold statement. Wonder what changes we will see at the ORC ratings next year.
  12. Looking at Canadian "predominantly upwind TOT" and "predominantly Downwind TOT" scratch sheets. Soto would need to be 4:30 faster per hour downwind and 2:40 per hour faster upwind. Does that sound doable?
  13. The search continues, so far the Soto is my favorite. The big questions is can it sail to it's rating and beat the Swan 42's and X-41's in ORC?
  14. I mean for example the D-ring which already has Spin. guy block. Can that double as a clipping point?
  15. Thanks for the replies. I'll check if I can get a battery for the floating cheapie ICOM ??? H/H VHF i have, if not will just need to get a new one. Luckily they have removed the requirement for DSC handheld. Was bit of a overkill. Other point I think has changed is clipping points for 2/3 of the crew, what is defined as a clipping point? and can it be used to hold other things as well, we say a spin block? "enable two-thirds of the crew to be simultaneously clipped on without depending on jackstays"
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