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  1. let me clarify on the limitation - we were reduced our cant angle to 37.5 degrees from 55 degrees. The boat is only 7000 lbs at 40 feet, so we noticed right away that we had a hard time keeping her on her feet during the reaching portion. Once we got her pointed down wind, we had barely any cant angle at all, and when we could fly the spins she would fly down the course (top speed we recorded on the boat was 22kts.) I'm not complaining. Not one bit. Just LOVED the challenge. Perhaps, next time, instead of putting a boat into a fleet based on a canting keel, the decision will be made to p
  2. I do have to say... we nailed that start. LOL!!!
  3. 17.5 degree limitation, and I can tell you after three days of reaching - it mattered. lol. As Alfonso (guy that funded the Schock 40 molds) said, "Oh, man... they chopped your balls off." Don't get me wrong. My little "Gamble" is still a quick boat, but holy crap... In the included picture - you can pick out Gamble as the only boat with white sails on the line at the start. She's a bit wee compared to the others.
  4. Well - that was a lot of fun. Yes, Gamble was the smallest boat on the fastest line. My favorite question was, "who in the hell did you piss off to get put on THAT line?." Quite a few people wondered why I did it in a Schock 40. "Do you know that the keel falls off," they would ask."OH MY GAWWD!! You're kidding!?!" became my standard response. Sure, nobody knows the amount of refit I put into that boat for the past year to make her ocean ready. Well, maybe a few do, but the number is small regardless. Surely not a single person on the dock before the race that asked that stupid question.
  5. Don't be mad, Jack. It's okay. This is all off-topic. We can go back to you talking about sailing, but if you WANT to talk about bitcoin, you might want to rethink your process. People think of bitcoin as an investment, or that there should be some expectation of a return. That's where the entire process fails. Bitcoin is two things: A brand, and a protocol. It is also what most people think of as an intergalactic credit. It is a value transfer protocol that people store value in the network, and then transmit/transfer it from point to point. The current "price" of bitcoin is the reflect
  6. This should be the nextgen AIS systems - full data mesh networks. Here, they use AIS to help route efficiently. https://www.cut.ac.cy/digitalAssets/106/106626_1mcecn-2011.pdf One thing this proposal does not address, and is also a current weakness of AIS data, is corruption and security issues. But that can be addressed in time.
  7. Industries are slow to change. they fear change. Interestingly, the bitcoin protocol is based off of a 1980s encryption concept. So, it's really been around for nearly 40 years. Just slow to implement, slow to be adopted. But "internet of things" is a big deal, and having a reliable data source for that information, trusted enough to solve disputes, is a worthy thing.
  8. Blockchain is merely a database. the reliability of the database is its distribution across diverse parties on a global scale. Currently, the Bitcoin blockchain is the most diverse and widely distributed with billions of dollars in infrastructure. Without the distribution, the trust component of the database degrades. A blockchain with only one node is just a database. The real interesting prospects that I'm seeing are around side chains to larger backed existing chains. For the shipping solution, I looked at moving the client towards a side chain with audits to the bitcoin blockchain. e
  9. Ha! Not quite, but sort of. The problem is dispute resolution between two parties when they don't trust each other, and/or when cargo arrival/delivery time is disputed. One party says X while the other says Y. Through a combination of sending messages through communications channels in the AIS transmission protocol, and verification of the data transmission through sat-com integrated devices, the information can be audited and stored in a blockchain distributed database. It's called the "internet of things" and blockchain solutions can provide the neutral third party evidence to resolve paymen
  10. I forgot, Jack, you speak for EVERYONE on the planet. Cool. How this devolved into a semantics discussion is interesting. I suppose that means the whole thing is beat to death. My apologies to the group for allowing that to happen. Bringing it back to the relevant discussion for a moment: I used this splitter https://www2.vespermarine.com/antennas-splitters/antenna-splitter-sp160 on Gamble with a Vesper antennae to increase clarity and range on my AIS install on the recommendation of my riggers here in Texas. Prior to this, on my O30, I used a dedicated AIS antennae mounted on the p
  11. https://static.fleetmon.com/static/downloads/FleetMon_S1-C_Satellite_Transponder.pdf This is what people sometimes refer to as satellite AIS. Working with some blockchain solutions for tracking this data for asset proofs of location and delivery.
  12. When you say "satellite" do you mean the thingy flying in the sky a few miles up in the air?
  13. 11.4 Changes to Special Regulations • Special Regulation 3.24.5 (c): The minimum amount of engine fuel that shall be carried at the start of the race shall be at least Litres = LWL(metres)/0.135. • Special Regulation 3.25.1(d): All boats shall carry on board a satellite phone. The satellite phone shall have coverage and be switched on for the duration of the race and be connected to main power or have a spare battery. • Special Regulation 4.09 (a): An AIS Transponder shall be carried and be switched on, such that it is receiving and transmitting. The rule is mum as to the quality of the A
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