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
@estarzinger (where is he these days, anyway?) earlier pointed out what might possibly be called a “fatal flaw” in one of his Dyneema splicing vids, which I had a look at when I was starting to learn a bit about it. (And it’s for eye splices for my jacklines, where something done wrong could in fact be fatal.) I think it’s in the “Dyneema School” thread. Using a lock splice for making an eye vs. a bury splice. His (dentist/rigger) video gave bad information, especially as it relates to strength, as EStatzinger pointed out - which, as a “public service” (especially for a novice!) he felt compelled to point out. (And I’ve since bought Samson’s official guide to splicing their ropes, which they have accompanying vids for too.).I know he's supposedly a rigger, what do I know. He's also a dentist. But his rig looks like absolute shit. I've followed his rigging videos for a while now and I'm just shocked at the garbage he sails. Open thimbles nearly falling out of spliced eyes, thimbles point-loaded on turnbuckle pins, etc. etc.
Yes, dyneema gets slack in cold. But his turnbuckles are already screwed in as short as they'll go. He should take them loose about half way, then re-tension, so that he can adjust in/out for temperature changes. As it is he lost a sailing day because of what you see there. He uses dead eyes (in thimbles, natch) so they can be tightened relatively easily. Lots of places are cold at night but hot in the daytime.
This video chilled me on dyneema for my rerig. I'm going with stainless.
This couple from Quebec are trying to get subscribers the old-fashioned way
Reminder of the old "Je m'apelle Guy" line
I believe that Club Super-Sex is an appropriate place for my wife and me to celebrate our anniversaire/
What the hell, she goes on at ten anyway