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  1. alctel

    FIFA world cup 2022

    Hahaha eat shit Spain Over 1000 passes and 1 shot on goal. Hopefully they take Tika Taka with them for good this time
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    Better sailing performance on a liveaboard cruiser?

    I had a similar question regarding my boat on this thread https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/threads/can-someone-help-me-make-my-lead-mine-actually-move.238847/ Lots of good stuff in this one, thanks!
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    Can someone help me make my lead mine actually move

    Ah, I see. I didn't think about where the draft came from! I just repainted the bottom so it better be in good condition! And the interior of the boat wasn't bad. The PO were the archetypal cruisers who don't really sail much (and with a 120 gallon of fuel it's easy not to) I'll look into...
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    Can someone help me make my lead mine actually move

    This is pretty good advice, thanks. The sails are really bad though - the main is undersized by at least 6 foot on the hoist and 9" on the foot (and is a slugged foot) while the genoa is similarly undersized. The PO only sailed when they were crossing oceans in the trade winds, the rest of the...
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    Can someone help me make my lead mine actually move

    I have a two blader on right now that rotates to hide behind the skeg under sail (at least that's what the PO told me - I've never actually checked). A folding prop may be in my future Yup, still a cutter rig. The staysail is a hank on though right now but that's not a huge issue So in heavy...
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    Can someone help me make my lead mine actually move

    So my old boat was an old 1980 hunter 36. Loved it, could sail in 2 knots of wind on flat water. Got stuck in Mexico during covid and had to sell it eventually. My new boat is a Rafiki 37 https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/rafiki-37. It displaces twice as much as the old hunter (26500lb vs...
  7. alctel

    Curious Double Fatality at Sea

    Reading this, the 'passengers' did exceptionally well in an awful situation. Wow.
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    R2AK 2022

    ?
  9. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    I think Ziska last race also approached from the north if I remember correctly? So there is precedent.
  10. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    Not to mention it'd shift most of the entries towards fully tricked out raceboats - removing the engine is a giant pain and keeps a lot of those boats out of the race (for the better imo)
  11. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    Looks like they will be third fastest finishers?
  12. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    P&W are sending it! Outside def worked out for them
  13. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    From a comment on team pocket rockets insta 'Well. It was great to meet team pocket rocket. Sorry it wasn't under better circumstances for you guys. That being said it was a fun recovery to help you with. Glad we got you upright. For those wondering the boat ended up being compromised by the...
  14. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    Oaracle dropped out?
  15. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    Lowest tides for 12 years tomorrow or something like that, it can get nasty in the JdF even without once in a decade tides. My friend in swiftsure saw 10 foot standing waves near the point at swiftsure bank this year, conditions were 30 g40
  16. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    The tracker is so much better than the old swiftsure one which was really showing it's age - hopefully other races in the area start using it too
  17. alctel

    R2AK 2022

    Wow the weather for the outside route took perfect on the 16th - could see the fastest finish record broken!
  18. alctel

    Hat's off to the...Coast Guard - Sinking/Rescue s/v Faule Haut

    Sure there is 1000s of years of maritime tradition, the entire concept of GMDSS as well as basic human decency, but on the other hand have you considered the fraction of a fraction of a cent that it'd cost Robalex117's tax dollars? Lets start restricting the GFS to Americans Only as well while...
  19. alctel

    Wind Child, USA 74329

    That version of events still doesn't paint the skipper in a particularly good light at all.
  20. alctel

    You're not qualified to have lithium batteries

    So has anyone actually heard of a boat fire caused by a LifePO4 bank? Most of the ones posted have been different chemistries. A lead acid battery will also catch fire at 500c, after exploding. The worst that will happen if you overcharge your cells is that you will totally ruin them and be out...

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