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    Where to go for a month this winter??

    My family and another family are looking to head somewhere for a month this winter. We are obviously looking for some place warm, but I would like to find a place that has an active dinghy racing scene that I could hop into. We’ve been looking at Costa Rica, Argentina, Thailand and some others...
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    New pooper. Experiences welcome

    After 30 odd years of service, I think it’s time to replace my beloved Skipper head.  I’ve rebuilt it several times, and I’m looking for something solid and reliable… manual… electric.   I like the Lavac, but I do worry about the guests I have aboard.   Anyhow, I’d love to hear your thoughts.  
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    Box for LiFePO4 batteries

    I’m putting a new battery bank in my boat. As configured, it’s about 30” wide by 9” and 12” high.  While I can certainly build an enclosure for this, I would love it if I could find an aluminum, frp or plastic enclosure that would ideally be watertight with these general dimensions.  So far I’m...
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    FO- Starlink?

    Starlink certainly seems interesting for folks on boats, however I checked out their site after reading the FP link, and it seems that it has little utility, as users are restricted to a given “cell”.  This means that if a Starlink receiver goes outside an assigned cell, then it no longer works...
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    S&S front page click bait lame

    The FP has a great shot of the iconic Frers ketch Rebecca this morning.  I clicked on it because I’ve always loved that boat, and I was taken to the S&S site...   The boat isn’t for sale, and aside from the fact that frers worked very early on in the S&S office, there is no relation to...
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    4 days to kill in EU/UK looking for some racing

    Due to some poor planning, I have a trip to France coming up that was planned and scheduled after a prior trip planned for the UK and Scotland.  From Nov 5-8 I am free before I have to meet up with my wife in London.  I would love to do some racing in the meantime if there is any going on...
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    Perko 9703 Disconnect switch gremlins

    I noticed the other day when I switched off my main disconnect switch that my panel was still on, and when I checked voltage on the panel, sure enough I was getting full voltage of around 12.8v. I switched off the main panel, made sure there was no draw anywhere and left until the next day...
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    Alternator Regulator temperature sensors (Ample power/ Balmar)

    I am looking to replace my Ample Power voltage regulator with a Balmar/Prestolite MC614 regulator. I already have battery temp sensors installed on my house bank for the Ample, but I was wondering if I could use them with the Balmar. My hunch is that I can, since I'm pretty sure that these are...
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    Voltage regulator Firefly Batteries

    I just got some FireFly carbon foam batteries to replace my aging 8D's. I was told at some point prior to ordering the batteries that my alternator regulator (Charles industries NextStep... which is identical to the Ample Power NextStep V3) would be compatible with the batteries. Now that I...
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    Suzuki 9.9 with Electronic fuel injection

    I asked this question in another thread, but I might as well start this one because I am curious. Has anyone tried this motor out? Looks like they are using the same small block to get a range of 9.9-20 HP. After having such a terrible time with almost every major brand of small 4 stroke...
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    Need some help in Marblehead...

    We are having the International 110 championship in Marblehead at EYC the second week of August this summer. Time is running out, and we are still looking for a few people (houses) that are willing and able to put up an out of town crew or two (two people per boat). We have some housing lined...
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    Sailing Program 501 (c) (3) Experiences?

    I, along with some others, been trying to get my yacht club to go to a 501 © (3) for their sailing program. The benefits are clear, as the YC really doesn't ever plan on spending needed money for maintenance, so those of us that care about the program and want to see it become something a lot...
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    Arduino control for Autopilot

    Check out this video I found of a guy that made his own autopilot control from an Arduino. Pretty slick actually! I have a couple of arduios kicking around the shop, maybe this is what I'll use them for? I mean my autopilot works just fine, but this would be fun...
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    Kiwis lost because of Asshat Kiwi trolls

    Oracle winning is this fashion is so much sweeter given all of the drivel posted here for the last year or so. Shame on you all... you know who you are. Congrats Oracle, and well done ETNZ. That was a brilliant show.
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    Interfacing older Simrad AP22 with Furuno ZDTouch?

    I have a Simrad AP22 or AP20 (I think it's a 22 off the top of my head) Autopilot on my boat, and it has really been a rock solid AP unit over the years. For all of its life, it has been interfaced with a Northstar 951 GPS that is due for replacement next month. I am pretty set on getting a...
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    C-Class meeting and goings on

    Will Clark posted up some fresh C-class news on clarksail.com. It's good to see so much action happening in the class, and from the sounds of it, the next go around of the LAC is really shaping up to be the best event ever with teams planning on foiling... at least that's the hope anyway. If...
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    Front page foggy image??

    I didnt see any threads relating to the foggy boat identification pic on the front page, so I'm starting this one. Pretty sure thats a Rodger Martin design Presto 30 with a modified house top moored in Center Harbor Maine. ... What do I win ?
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    NBC replay wtf??

    For some reason, both yesterday and today I have been able to only view the Laser and 49er feeds, which is nice, but let's be honest, the Finn class is where the action is at this point with all the drama unfolding and characters involved. Am I missing something or does the NBC feed system just...
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    Ride from Miami to Key West tomorrow

    I'm flying into Miami tomorrow afternoon pretty early, around one I think, and my boat is not going to be passing through Miami until around two in the morning. It would be great to hitch up with a ride with a boat passing through the Miami some time tomorrow if at all possible, otherwise it...
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    Patent licensing....

    Sorry for the strangely worded description, but they only allow so many characters. I'm just checking to see if anyone here has any experience with patent licensing deals, and in particular, pharma licensing deals. Be it from the perspective as a licensor or licensee, and attorney or otherwise...
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