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    Long Beach, CA
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    Figaro 3-ing

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  1. Dell extreme rugged 7414 is great on my Figaro. Gets direct splashes of water in extreme conditions and works no problem. I have it mounted to a police style car mount base station so I don’t have to fiddle with cables each time.
  2. https://www.ropeye.com/shop/ropeye-pro-loop With additional layers of carbon to spread the load as needed.
  3. https://redgorillausa.com/
  4. Solid carbon walls and a pretty serious laminate schedule. Weighs about 9kg, could be ~1kg lighter and still handle the loads, but the extra strength is confidence inspiring given the amount of time a 2m sprit spends underwater when attached to a boat with so little freeboard
  5. That’s great! Maybe I can meet them halfway after the Transpac… Factory sprit is about 1400mm I think, the tack line would run to about the same position as the midsprit tack on my boat.
  6. Yes it is, as far as I know it is still the only one on the pacific.
  7. Figaro 3 is too expensive, Figaro 2 is better and more comfortable for crewed racing but needs a lot of breeze. What about the Archambault A40 if you want a bit of an interior? https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2007/archambault-a40-rc-3523099/
  8. Velcro quick pins are my favourite unless the boat is too big for them
  9. It was a hell of a slog...once we parked up with the rest of D and E ~30 miles past the offshore mark we called it and motored to SD (glad we brought extra fuel) which brought us through the division C and B parking lots. It pretty much all looked like this from until we were within 30 miles of SD at mid-day. Great for whale watching, useless for sailing
  10. @ParmaUpper bobstay is for a mid-sprit 2:1 for Zeros and the lower bobstay supports sprit-end kites.
  11. No wedge in this install as the bow is very blunt, however there are a few layers of carbon to spread the load of the Ropeye Loop. Design and engineering was done by Fred Courouble (https://www.couroubledesign.com/) and install by Peter Franzen at The Boat Yard Marina Del Rey - they both come from the Open 60 world.
  12. Great photo from Anne Beauge showing the difference in rigs between a Pogo 12.50 and a Class40. @shaggybaxter the upgrade looks good, doesn’t it?
  13. I have the OEM iridium antenna https://www.iridium.com/products/iridium-go-fixed-installation-kit/ External antenna still wins
  14. I get absolutely zero reception inside the boat without the external antenna connected. The internal antenna is pretty dinky, the external antenna gives much better signal in every condition I’ve tested.
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