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  1. Thanks for confirming iNavX is still in development.
  2. Thanks both. @penumbra TZ iBoat looks good - have downloaded and will give it a test run. Scuppers my plan slightly as I had planned to switch from the iPad to a Samsung Galaxy Active 2 for the daylight viewable screen. However it might now be worth sticking with the iPad as TZ iBoat is iOS only.
  3. Having just sold our boat and bought another, am going through a few electronics upgrades. Last boat was a small (23’) racer. I set it all up in 2013, and at the time bought a DMK Box (GPS to WiFi) and used it with an iPad running INavX. That worked well until 2018 or so. Now we have a new (to us) boat, A 32’ cruiser with a pretty recent Raymarine plotter, pilot and instruments. No AIS, and I like to have the option of using a tablet so am fitting a em-trak 924b transceiver. That will get AIS onto the plotter but also send AIS / GPS over WiFi / Bluetooth. So far so good. Ho
  4. There’s a Dehler 33 CR (the Judel/Vrolik one) called Ruthless which races regularly on IRC on the UK South coast. Google it’s results, they’re usually pretty good.
  5. Haha no I’m not Roger - the name is just a coincidence. The nature of both boats are indeed covered in the books. They’re both junk rigged, fitted with extra buoyancy and have cabins which can be sealed watertight. He can adjust his self steering from inside, and can reef from standing in the hatch. So although I wouldn’t fancy either boat for sailing a long way, Roger sails the boat from “indoors” as it were, a very different strategy.
  6. Highly recommend Roger Taylor’s books - a unique approach to sailing.
  7. Westerly Fulmar. Not as popular as the Centaur.
  8. Sad to see this, but respect your decision Roger. I really enjoyed seeing all your work over the years. Welcome to come sailing on my janky old Fulmar any time.
  9. Bump. Had a chance to get back to it yet Roger?
  10. Yep, looks like a yucky job. I have only done a little interior grinding (re-tabbing bulkheads) and it's a horrible job. Why do boatbuilders smear their interiors with chalky crap? The boat I did had carpet glued over that and the glue had crystallized into hard globs that tended to tear the sanding discs. Of course none of it had any structural properties worthy of the name. FB- Doug Glue grinding -That was my 2007 Doug, whilst theboat was still in the yard - i set about about cleaning all the vinyl off the inside of the boat, cleared the local motor factors out of 'tar remover' solve
  11. Ironic that one of the members actually doing major work on an iconic UK boat gets banned from YBW. Says a lot really. SA may have more swearing / banter but people are actually a lot nicer on here. YBW members give lots of great advice but it's often delivered in an odd way where people are trying to one-up the other contributors. Shows the difference between a heavily moderated and lightly moderated forum, and it's no surprise that lighter moderation (SA) works better providing you're not an uptight armchair admiral.
  12. The Loch Long class. Only raced on the Clyde (Scotland) and at Aldeburgh (Suffolk, England). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Long_One_Design http://www.lochlong.net
  13. Awesome work as always Roger. I'm also guessing you're the only Centaur owner who's ever been to a PE gig.
  14. We have a small swing keeler which sits on the trailer with the keel up, and as a result is a PITA to antifoul. I re-did the bottom and chose Coppercoat because: I wanted to do the bottom once. The boat is hard to paint and I don't want to be under there every season. Coppercoat is tough as hell and lasts at least 10 years. We scrub every 4 weeks so the actual antifouling properties aren't that important. It works okay but not amazingly. People report different results depending on their area. We're in a high fouling area and nothing works that well. Coppercoat works just as well a
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