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  1. I my case, I only had ingress at the rudder stock when the rudder was constant moved back and forward. I found the leak in force 8 under auto pilot. At that point I had one bucket of water every hour. It was easily fixed, the hard part was to find where the water came from. Remember that water in the bilge gets salty very quickly. It can easily be rain water.
  2. Have the boat been in use? I had a similar issue on my boat. It took me months to find the leak. In my case it was the rudder stock. When the rudder moved there where some ingress of water. Don't forget condensation and moisture in the winter.
  3. As worktops go there are better alternatives than Corian. Take a look at Swanstone from the US. https://swanstone.com/en Some of the advantages with Swanstone: - Very light. - 5 mm thin. - 450-celsius heat resistant. - Will not easily get colour marks as Corian. - The material got the same characteristics to work with as Corian. (According to a pro Corian fitter that tested the product for me in the UK.) All of these makes the Swanstone an excellent material for yacht worktops. Especially refurbishment. Only one problem. The product is not for sale outside the US.
  4. @WHK I am really impressed by your diagram. Very inspiring. When onboard our boat, I keep all the instruments turn on all the time, even when not sailing. At one point I had the need to get the boat power usage down to a minimum. The draw on the instruments is not bad. I am thinking of installing a switch where I turn off all the outside instruments. Why do I want to do that: - Get the power consumption down to an absolute minumum. - Allow me to check the wind, weather, position down below. - Turn the cockpit outside instruments off, no need to light up the cockpit a
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    :-) It does not matter how big your boat is. Space is always a problem. I would be more than happy to keep my wife on a $5,000 spin bag. I still find the wife more expensive than the bag! For me, space is a problem, we got lots of stuff onboard - everything needs its own space, and everything needs a minimum of two purposes
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    I can't see the point of Bean bags. A Spinnaker bag is what you need. If you are not sailing with a Spinnaker or Gennaker, yes bring a Bean bag.
  7. You are on to something there.....
  8. From a technical point of view, I think there is no difference between the two radios, except for logo. Your experience with sound quality, UI and bugs are more worrying. It might be why it's discontinued? B&G (and Simrad) normally only discontinue a product when they got its replacement. I can't see any replacement product in their portfolio.
  9. I liked the B&G V90 VHF. Not only the functionality but the backbox. Upgrade my VHF has been on the cards for some time. I am surprised to see that the V90s is discontinued. Their V60 is not the same. No black box. The handset itself is not looking as good, and don't feel so good in my hands. I can see the benefit of having a fixed small display for the AIS information. My question, is there any plans for a replacement of the V90s? https://www.bandg.com/en-gb/bg/type/vhf-ais/vhf-marine-radiodscaisv90s-system/
  10. @Ultraman Is right. You will need both sails. Adding to that, your rating will most likely require that you keep storm sails onboard. So you will most likely not get away with a storm jib only. You will quickly be in situations where a storm jib is too small to drive the boat forward, in those situations a jib a will be required. So the answer - you need both to be competitive.
  11. I got ten blocks around the mast on my Grand Soleil 42. I have had the boat for ten years, most the blocks I got came with the boat from the previous owner. There is a block of different manufacturers and spec. Most of them are now overdue to be replaced. Over the years I have upgraded most stuff to Harken. I like to keep it to one brand. How do I calculate the spec of the block I need? Harken used to have a calculator on their website. Will 50mm Aluminium ESP Blocks to the trick or do I need to go for 75 mm? What type of lines is this: Halyards (4X), reefing lines (3X), po
  12. My favourite spot is where I drop the hook next time! Seriously. Looking at all pictures posted, my next drop wherever that might be is the best. For a minute, look at it differently. Where is the worst place? When I of whatever reason can't sail around exploring new places to drop my anchor that would be my worst day. Therefore, my best anchorage is where I drop it next time. It might not be as exotic and nice as most of the pictures posted, but it is my best anchorage. We can discuss places we have been and places we like to visit, but nothing beats my next anchorage. Keep explo
  13. I think the separation of FLIR and Raymarine is a good move for both parts. Raymarine was never a good home for FLIR. There is some cross over products but not a perfect match. They can still keep a partnership alive where some products can integrate. Same for resale and service.
  14. The rig shaking I agree with. With some 1/2 battens, there will be more shaking. I am happy with the combination, top battens full, the next four battens half. Based on your rigging I think it often is the best combination. I remember the discussions well with my sailmaker. He claimed that full battens would make it more difficult to hold the main to zero wind. I have only had this setup so difficult to claim what is best. It makes no difference to me, my crew, co-worker and wife cant hold her to zero wind if it blows over 15 knots anyway. So it's me doing both jobs or the my trusted aut
  15. Sorry, I did not make myself clear. Holding the boat up to wind is more difficult with a full batten. The mainsail is stiffer. When setting or taking the sail down, it requires more of the helmsman to keep the boat on the wind.
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