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  1. Contact https://www.zephyrwerks.com The best sheaves. Send Ed an email with the same info and pics as your post above and include dimensions of everything you can measure, including halyard diameter.
  2. Need to make up a some dividers for a freezer section in the fridge box. Any experience with laminating G10 (1/32”) to pink or blue foam board? I am thinking the G10 will give a smooth hard surface, without having to fair or gel coat a fibreglass cloth wrap. Scratch up the mating surfaces for some tooth, and layup with epoxy. Would edge the panels first, then face both sides. Lay in a fillet of caulk or thickened epoxy to inside corners. Any other ideas or pointers? Expansion/contraction issues? Bill
  3. Thanks for this view. Had fun poking around there on Google Earth after reading your post. Read the subject line again and realized you didn’t say “20 REASONS” . Seems there are only two. Islands and water.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Super line honours for Charlie. A race so well sailed.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I pushed a Zoom meeting from 1pm to 3 pm. Just told them I was not available.
  6. Have used ST2000 in Georgian Bay and North Channel (islands and confined channels) a lot. I think you just want to use course mode not wind mode in near channel conning situations. As Zonker suggested, just trim, ease, or +/- buttons on the TP as required in flukey gusts. We have sailed a 26’ the length of Lake Ontario (150nm) with Navionics on an iPhone after our Garmin276CX was fried in a lightning strike. Funny that the TP survived. Open water and channels (Bay of Quinte). Navionics might work well for you. Only referring to it periodically. Keep your eyes up and out. Keep the phone in a pocket or the shadow of a cockpit coaming to prevent over heating. Try it for this summer, and upgrade later if you feel the need. The option of an older tablet is good too. If not internal GPS look at adding a Bad Elf or similar external device.
  7. wick

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thanks for that link. I had not gone looking for individual blogs., till now...
  8. wick

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Certainly looking ahead, while valuing the experience behind.
  9. wick

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thanks for this translation.
  10. wick

    Vendee Globe 2020

    See post 7637 above ^^^. Rudder problem
  11. wick

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thanks for translating this. Some really good insights there. JLC doesn’t owe anything to anyone.
  12. wick

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I believe that is the reaching strut he is going out on. Horizontal. Funny camera angle.
  13. wick

    Another haul out down

    Yup, we were all whining about those waves in the boot stripe. No one wanted to mention it...LOL I don’t think we noticed any waves stripes. Beautiful schooner. Where built in the PNW?
  14. wick

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Thank goodness for this. King Jean pays it backwards and forwards. What a seaman. Going to be wired thinking about this for a few more hours!!
  15. wick

    Vendee Globe 2020

    “Race Direction of the Vendée Globe alerted MRCC Cape Town and CROSS Griz Nez who have been collaborating in a rescue operation.” Any chance of South African SAR fixed wing orbiting with flares to light the area to assist surface search? There was a mention upthread that mentioned Hercules C130. Sometimes illumination just helps keep up motivation and spirits of searchers and those at risk. Not sure of the cloud ceiling out there and life of dropped illumination flares in 25 knot winds.