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  1. The problem is the algorithm doesnt like the same things you do. A regatta winning sailor chick that knows her stuff and drives a big J Boat gets no love from the code. Instead some dude that runs over his anchor chain while trying to pick up instagram hoes gets paid big. Stop watching and sharing the idiotic crap and the problem is solved. But y'all can't help yourselves from gawking at the train wrecks. Example:
  2. H3000 0183 output -> ActiSense -> NMEA 2000 Network -> Vulcan and any other N2K display or device you wish. I had an H2 system with Zeus3 configured that way, worked well enough for 2 years, but finally but the bullet and went to all H5 to get the H5 pilot. Wind data displayed OK on Zues3, can’t tell you for sure for Vulcan, but would bet it’s fine.
  3. This https://www.bandg.com/en-gb/bg/type/spares-and-accessories/cables-and-connectors/h5000-fastnet-interface/ Or This https://actisense.com/products/nmea-2000-gateway-ngw-1/ Keep your Halcyon conpass IMO.
  4. Call C-Map. Have patience. Pay with CC over the phone. (The credit card processing system they use is what causes the problem.) Pretty sure there is only one person at Navico that knows what Expedition is, but when you get him on the line the problem is almost instantly solved.
  5. I just went down memory lane. What fun!
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. Another vote for Roque! OP has a pretty nice setup though!
  9. 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.
  10. You’re correct, after some reading up I realize I misunderstood the orbit. Although, I’m still not going to hold my breath.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. airacer


    What’s it Rate? Why has no one asked this yet? SA is slacking!
  16. 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.
  17. airacer


    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.
  18. 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.
  19. MOTORING Engines shafts are not sealed and motoring is permitted. A maximum fuel allowance at the start will be specified. Really?
  20. Reading this thread helps me understand why we win so many races. Enjoying my popcorn.
  21. This may be the best idea yet. They could sell the keel lead, mast, sails, winches, hardware, cut 3 feet off the rudder, break even and have a nice trawler for almost free.
  22. We went from Annapolis around Hatteras to Cape Fear NC, then direct to the Bahamas November of last year. It was tricky, sloppy, and cold, but not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. It was fun if you ask me. Modern forecasting and routing should keep one out of trouble. A big Amel should have been able to sail out of trouble unless it was taking on water. I can’t understand why someone would pop an epirb and leave their boat due to engine failure with plenty of sea-room.
  23. That’s good. Makes the ROI better! Cheering them along! Another friend of ours did something similar to a Pearson 39, full grid rebuild. He’s in the water. Proof they will make it. Have to give lots of props to their video quality. It’s hard to shoot and work. It probably adds 50% to the time needed to get a job done. We tried to film all of our boat work, but in the end prioritized getting in the water over making videos. The difference in camera work shows. Their editing is also on-point.
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