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  1. Go Free or any other wifi hub/router will let you access you instrument data via wifi. Note the Gofree is not a hub/router so B&G sells another device for that or see my post above that just uses a cheap generic router that does it all and more.
  2. I have two zeus chart plotters and use this device to connect everything together and give me wifi access to the instruments and give the plotters internet access. https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-ar750s/ It can be configured to connect to a hotspot via wifi to give everything connected to it internet access. (It has two wifi radios that operate at the same time.) By doing that when I run expedition I can have internet access and access to the instruments through the same wifi connection. Slightly bigger than a deck of cards all the way around. Only issue is you need to ge
  3. Come on down for the AYC Spring and stay for the Edlu. Are you sailing 2up or fully crewed. I am sailing a Sunfast 3300 mostly 2up in ORC races and crewed when PHRF is the only option. (Crewed for us is 4 people.)
  4. Curious if other owners had an issue with the way the skeg was made, it would not allow a small donut zinc to be installed. I ground it down slightly and it fits perfectly now but seems like they could make right at the factory. Don't new boats ship with zincs installed? Hard to see but the trailing diameter of the skeg is about the exact same size as the zinc. Anyway all good for me now.
  5. Of the three 3300 in the USA I know about which are in New England, all have water ballast.
  6. Interesting the UK is still with IRC. Across the pond everything has moved to ORC and a few ORR holdouts. One of the differences between the 3300 and 99 is the 3300 has a straight keel but the 99 has a shoe at the bottom. My understanding IRC treats the straight keel more favorably and is the reason the 3300 has it.
  7. Made the national news in the USA tonight on CBS. 15 second story.
  8. The boats over in the UK have significantly shorter gaff battens!
  9. furled on a furler like code 0 but no cable. We have two tack lines so can set an A2 or Code 0. As far as angles not quite as tight as the J2 but when we use that sail it is light about 6 and under so the J2 won't be that tight either. Probably about 45 true.
  10. Right now our orc ratings is not with that J1 since don't use it double handed for now. But it adds about 3 seconds based on the test certificate. WLIS has different PHRF ratings for round the buoys and distance. They are 57 and 45 for distance. But most of our PHRF races are beer can so although the ratings are harsh don't really care that much.
  11. We beer can race our 3300. PHRF rating in WLIS is harsh but not going to worry about it since all the important races are now ORC. We do have a flying J1 that is a light air killer. Under 6 knots we can go upwind with the well sailed and prepared 40 footers. Maybe that is why the rating is harsh. If you have any specific questions let me know. Water ballast is nice since when we sail fully crewed it is only four people since you have 220kg on the rail. Also carbon rig is the way to go, for the J99 they are pushing the non carbon. I think the J99 has a furler for the jib. Hanks for us
  12. I had a 60' boat controlled by Czone. Couple of observations. Happy to answer any specific questions. Best feature is you have virtual main panels all over the boat. Via using the B&G char plotter. (I am not sure it integrates with other manufactures.) System was difficult to program. Really not for the end user, although they may have changed their software in the last two years. Not sure of how easy/hard the Raymarine system is to program. For high loads like autopilots we used a relay. Raymarine has a better bypass mode. In Czone you need to move the actual
  13. https://gcaptain.com/flood-knocks-u-s-buoy-data-offline/?subscriber=true&goal=0_f50174ef03-71f6f116d4-170031681&mc_cid=71f6f116d4&mc_eid=90b1ab074a Flood Knocks U.S. Buoy Data Offline Mike Schuler Total Views: 2424 March 15, 2021 A flood at the U.S. National Weather Service’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland has knocked out power to servers processing NOAA’s marine buoy data, rendering the data inaccessible to the public. A timeline for when the data will be restored has not yet been determined. The NOAA National Da
  14. Saying the below in jest don't flame me. I feel the pain for the people who us that data. Nobody pays enough attention to security as they should until they get hacked. The weather station I support is still spitting out data. On a rocky outcrop about 300 meters from land. Picture is taken at low tide. Davis weather station that transmits to shore using their own wireless tech. No cellular connection needed. https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KNY273 A 75knot puff once knocked it down but not out. It was still transmitting but data was a little off.
  15. If replacing or building new something like these would work. As far as regen the bigger the boat the better. For small boats the propeller that is good for pushing through the water is not good for regen. (At least that is my experience.) Ideally you have a variable pitch prop but that complicates things. Download Seagoing Systems Brochure: Beta Marine Engines Download Seagoing Systems Brochure: Yanmar Marine Engines
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