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  1. Mine is wired directly into Analogue channel 1 on the H5000 CPU. When you hit the configure button you are presented with a dialogue box that allows you to set Mast Rotation specifically Configure from here allows you to set angle limits and will be specific to your setup. As I said in previous posts I created a large protractor to get the angle of rotation as accurate as I could. On my rig with no sails up ( and weight of wind forcing rotation ) that ended up being 42 degrees either side of center. As soon as you have done this in the CPU
  2. Yes, it works very well in that orientation.
  3. Yes, seems to be. We made sure that the magnet component remained at the same distance (height) from the sensor throughout the whole of the arc of travel. We scribed a large protractor out on a flat bit of ply to check our results and it does seem very accurate.
  4. Yes, I use it with an H5000 Hercules installation on Freshly squeezed I sourced mine here - https://eu.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Honeywell/SPS-A100D-HAWS?qs=VPR2Pdj9HgAzdLnn7pUFgg%3D%3D
  5. Only when I'm awake.. I should add Venom is a very different boat and all of what was experienced by myself was fed back to Venom's owner and build team for their consideration
  6. I write this as I believe I am the only owner of a TR36 in the world currently. The boat was finished and launched in 2018. Since then I’ve mainly been breaking it and fixing it and while some of my problems were build quality related others were due to poor design/engineering. There’s no doubt that TG can draw a pretty boat but from my direct experience that’s about as far as his usefulness in this field extends to. I’m not entirely sure, at least for this design, what’s been “proven” yet? All that aside I now have a boat that’s better than it was and my issues have been redesigned, ree
  7. My own practical experience has been positive once I got all the components talking to each other. I have a BlueNova house battery (https://www.bluenova.co.za/files/datasheets/2019/13V/BN13V-310-4k_Classic.pdf) aboard my trimaran. I have a 20hp outboard and all that charges is a small dedicated starting battery. To charge the bluenova house battery I have a combination of a wattnsea and solar (connected via the wattnsea charge controller). The battery canbus port is connected to a victron Venus gx that in turn deals with alarms and the delivery of battery charge status to my B&G n
  8. I use the Honeywell sensor with my H5000 installation on Freshly Squeezed. It works a treat and is relatively cheap
  9. From my experience RFU’s like this one don’t work very well on the piss (angled on the horizontal plane). 2 boats ago I had one installed in this way (but to measure amounts of rudder rather than mast rotation) and it caused the pilot all manner of issues. Installing it flat resolved everything.
  10. In answer to your questions. Yes the main halyard has many such sections and yes I just drop to the next loop, apply downhaul and I'm done. No clutches, no guessing, nothing falling off of reef horns while I tighten stuff up. Yes the other hooks are for foresails and kites. Rob Meizer of Barracouta sails was the "genius" behind it all on Freshly Squeezed
  11. So far every time I have gone sailing I have managed to worry myself and so far I've yet to go sailing without breaking something /someone. "But then Buzz's crew are certifiable insane :-)" and a lot less comfortable.
  12. Generally unpleasant this morning with rain and wind so no sail hoist but I took enough pictures for you to get the gist of the system Mast hooks. All the load taken by bar that runs horizontally through mast. Carbon tabs just there to stop things slipping off. 2:1 mainsail halyard in sections linked with spliced loops. Each section length equates to reef drop
  13. I shall walk to boat in morning and take some for you
  14. On the TR36 I have hooks at deck level on the mast for all sails including the mainsail. The halyards are all fixed length. Reefs in main are handled by a mainsail halyard comprising fixed length sections, each with its own loop pertaining to a reef point and drop/hoist length. To reef the main I ease the downhaul/cunningham, unhook the mainsail halyard from its current hook and lower the halyard until I come across the next loop, hook on and then apply downhaul. My mainsail halyard has colour coded sections, each pertains to the colour of the associated reefline. Minimal faffing and easy to s
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