Erik has posted a trailer for videos from his summer odyssey:Well, I wish him the best. As for simple, exciting, gorgeous sailing videos, I think he has very few equals. And from a part of the world that doesn't get as much coverage due to the low bikini ratio. Ulcerative cholitis is certainly made worse by stress and I bet paying for a house with a deep water dock and keeping a cruising yacht in North Sea trim takes everything he makes, even with sponsorships.
Things where a bit battered around the arch area when Jeanne came in the last time round.I’m struggling with that now, thinking through solar panels.
And then I think of Jeanne Socrates, who made several epic solo nonstop RTW attempts (before finally succeeding a few years ago) - just look at her boat! That arch! I thought she had no solar panels on board - that they were onboard in earlier pics, but removed for the Southern Ocean voyages...but apparently not.
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I do - I have connected with him a few times and he willingly shares good info on the boat. His is a wheel setup which was interesting as most ive seen are tiller drivenBeautiful boat. I trust you know about the NBJS youtube channel - Erik Aanderaa's got a Contessa 35 and does great work with it.
Really?? is it dyneema elongating or Aluminum shrinking?Dyneema goes slack at low temps
Dyneema lengthens in the cold, thru some chemical magic. According to video
Really?? is it dyneema elongating or Aluminum shrinking?
Can't be arsed to figure out if their mast is aluminum or how tall but I just spitballed some numbers and a 60' al mast will shrink approx 0.4" going from 80 F to 30 F. If dyneema does not shrink that much (like most carbon) that may be their problem. Expansion rates for SS is around 3/4 that of aluminum so difference not as apparent with steel.
Yeah -- the guy is a pro rigger. Many rubber/kevlar V belts also shorten as they heat up. Strange, but true. And usually counteracted by tensile forces.Experience. UHMWPE has an inverse coefficient of expansion