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    B&G VHMU Wind Angle Issues

    Good to know you got it working. No pain with the B&G warranty service?
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    INEOS Team GB

    If it looks like shit, smells like shit and tastes like shit... spit it the fuck out
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    B&G VHMU Wind Angle Issues

    Sounds like a problem at the H5000, not the VMHU. The voltage tables from the mhu are available on the b&g website, but looks about right on at the junction box/cpu and there is something amiss with the cpu ADC. Get them to check your h5000 cpu on the bench. Or, on the 88, we often turn...
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    Freeing up a stuck engine

    Someone's used too much talc, as snubber suggested!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Is there any information from the boats with collision avoidance systems which shows if they have had to avoid anything? Does Sam have such system on board? I don't know the range of these devices but if you could see how many UFOs have been spotted/avoided, you could get a much better...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Wouldn't you love YWC to pop into cape town, grab some more supplies and the two of them sail finish the race together :)
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    With KE in a life raft would it not be preferable for PRB to have sank? I know the area as actually massive but is there not a small chance of an afloat/just about afloat PRB getting in the way of the vessels trying to help with the recovery? Imagine a collision between one of the on station...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    You've not noticed the kitchen-clean white tee shirts AT wears for the videos? :)
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Hugo Boss' aims are publicity from their investment. I think they've had that back 10x over.  Agree on Alex and his hard work though, a tight race between him and charal would've been interesting. If you see charal's turning block as "built too light", I guess both boats have had the same...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    A wave? In the middle of Theta? Chance in a million...
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    I found that the most impressive thing was the ease they had navigating. Coming from the UK it was shocking how _everyone_ in Holland just swung boats round like it was in their blood. After a couple of days we didn't look when people were coming past. In England 50% of boat owners can't park...
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    A view on Morf blocks

    They must be laughing, selling a $15 ring and a scrap of dyneema for $140. I make little ones for control lines, a soft shackle going through the middle of a low friction ring, then the control line goes round the outside of this ring. A velcro cable tie around the softie keeps everything neat...
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    New wireless wind transducer from B&G

    Fork out $£k on a H5000 and you can fix that :)
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Looks like he can't sleep unless he's leading...
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    Bulkhead Compass fix

    Has anyone successfully rebuilt a leaking plastimo contest bulkhead-mount compass? Ours stared leaking quite badly a couple of years ago so took it out and never got round to fixing it. I have the rubber seal off intact and the two hemispheres apart, cleaned up and ready to go back together. Any...
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    H5000 Leeway factor?

    Now I'll probably be corrected on this, but I believe the H5000 calculates TWA from the raw measurements, then corrects for heel, upwash and leeway, and then calculates back to AWA. If I'm wrong someone please correct me, I'm halfway through a custom CPU, now starting to go into more advanced...
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    Jib Sock

    But you have the tails of the top 1/3 long enough to go to the bottom. Hoist it, then tighten the top 1/3 and the bottom 2/3 separately.
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    Does this look like a lot of wear for 1200 hours?

    Left in forward while sailing so the clutch is always slipping while happily sailing around?
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    Bury shock cord into dyneema core

    Very easy to do, as you said, build and splice the bridle first. Then bury the shock cord, stitch one end, stretch the cord to a point you're happy with (not max. strech) then stich it and taper the ends. Don't forget to buy the most expensive shock cord possible; being left under tension and in...
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    Harken windward sheeting car

    Don't dremel it. Please. Just have a set of regular cams (without the little pin that opens the cleat) to put on if its looking light and use the original windward sheeting ones otherwise. Or swap them over and see if you prefer it. But once you cut those pins you can't go back. We have a short...