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  1. Answer is solely dependent on how many solar panels you fit and the size of inflatable you can carry. Duh! That said we have friends with a small full keel steel boat. Took them 6 days to do a leg we did in 2 days. Both got there just fine. Speed gives you many more choices. Now can we get back to important topics like electrifying lifelines to deter all the pirates or should I just put some tacks on the deck?
  2. Here is a screen shot of our stack pack rolled down and tied up. Not exactly racy looking, but gets it out of the way.
  3. Another vote for Roque! OP has a pretty nice setup though!
  4. We have a stack pack on our J/46. It’s wonderful for short handed sailing. It can be rolled to the boom and the jacks pulled forward when needed to reduce chafe and windage. It’s also not hard to remove if you want to go seriously racing.
  5. You’re correct, after some reading up I realize I misunderstood the orbit. Although, I’m still not going to hold my breath.
  6. Unfortunately it is not as viable at sea for the immediate future. The satellites are fixed above the location it serves. Starlinks over the mid-ocean are not likely in the near term. It would be cool if it happens, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.
  7. What type of boat and what is your budget? Based on your initial post I get the feeling your expectations may exceed the budget and time commitment. Expedition is the standard. Running it on a handheld PC or relaying the screen to an iPad will be your most economical choice. Maybe just run an app like RaceQs?
  8. Ughhh. Not a good sign for this sailing season. We are in Grenada now, was a covid free bliss....now curfew is back in effect. Thanks Sandals! Fingers crossed they can still pull off Antigua Sailing week.
  9. I once heard a story of a catamaran in the ‘70s that used some anchor chain as standing rigging and went racing. When you are in a pinch in the islands, whatever works I guess. Stainless, galvanized, dyneema, carbon, pbo, chain, hemp.....it’s all good if it gets you out there and it doesn’t fall on your head before you get back.
  10. airacer

    J/45

    What’s it Rate? Why has no one asked this yet? SA is slacking!
  11. It is funny everyone on SA is waiting for catastrophic failure. The funny part is I think most of them want to fail, as it gets them clicks, views, and $$. We just heard of another YouTube’r that decided to use galvanized wire for his standing rigging. The fake sailors have everyone hooked, even the “real” sailors on SA have fallen for it.
  12. airacer

    J/45

    Simply not true, at least in the J/46 and up. The deck is solid glass under the factory deck fittings. The J/45 seems to check all the boxes for a really good offshore boat that is fun to sail. Can’t wait to see one on the water.
  13. Diamond shoal about is 8 miles out. Why would one go much inside it? Hugging the inside to avoid the Stream is one thing....smh.
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