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  1. Thread: Surprise!

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    Landed pricing: Sunpower 110W @ $250, Victron...

    Landed pricing: Sunpower 110W @ $250, Victron MPPT Bluetooth controller $120, Poly backing $50, Tape $30 = $450 - 7amps. I'd prefer to see an even stronger backing behind that for rigid mounting...
  2. Thread: Surprise!

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    Yes, the panels are way to flex to even move...

    Yes, the panels are way to flex to even move carefully with no wind and at a minimum should have the twin wall polycarbonate backing.

    The 100W & 110W Sunpower panel are both rated at 5.9A @...
  3. Thread: Surprise!

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    Hmmm..... its the opposite with an MTTP...

    Hmmm..... its the opposite with an MTTP controller. You need the higher voltage since the controller is really a DC-DC converter. Same amps, more voltage = more power.
  4. Thread: Surprise!

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    I know of several returns on the Ronogy...

    I know of several returns on the Ronogy panels..... but at least I think they will be around to warranty their products. Unless the physical sizes are a factor there are few reason to buy...
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    It seems Singlehanded Sailing is allowed by the...

    It seems Singlehanded Sailing is allowed by the Alameda County shelter in place doc:
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    Have we applied for a singlehanded race permit...

    Have we applied for a singlehanded race permit yet to get denied?
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    I'm sorry to see the Round the Rock race get...

    I'm sorry to see the Round the Rock race get cancelled. I do suggest we do not try to reschedule the race. Trying to pack in all these cancelled events later in the season will likely cause more...
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    Somehow I've managed to not have wind instruments...

    Somehow I've managed to not have wind instruments on any of my boats...... yet. Certainly don't see needing one on a Cal20.
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    I hear you on keeping above board with the USCG. ...

    I hear you on keeping above board with the USCG. It's be great if they allowed a singlehanded race to run.
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    Check on? By whom, the police?

    Check on? By whom, the police?
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    Why couldn't it be official. We are not with...

    Why couldn't it be official. We are not with anyone else, neither is the RC. Heck, if people are out walking, w/dogs multi-x times a day, cycling, etc. for exercise and health we should be able...
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    If it were single handers and I imagine the count...

    If it were single handers and I imagine the count would be low and we could easily have a committee of 1 with a video camera, no?
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    SSS races during shelter in place

    Have we considered to make the Round the Rocks a Singlehanded only race to comply with the shelter in place vs. cancelling?
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    I'm not sure people are allowed to help just yet.

    I'm not sure people are allowed to help just yet.
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    I take it those are multiple crack at the leading...

    I take it those are multiple crack at the leading edge of the hull to keel joint? I'm not sure what you meant by "fixed" but I wouldn't just fair that out. Could be much more hiding underneath. ...
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    Maybe it's as simple as separating the starting...

    Maybe it's as simple as separating the starting times of the fleets by a large margin (at least an hour) for the in the bay races? Spreading out the fleet should help.
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    What a horrible experience, my stomach is in...

    What a horrible experience, my stomach is in knots reading this. I have been put into precarious situations more times that I can recall with over aggressive doublehanders. There is a thing...
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    Well your research should have alerted you that...

    Well your research should have alerted you that live aboard status is very difficult to get in most locations. You can't just pull into a marina, even with empty slips available and expect to get...
  19. Thread: Seminars

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    Rigging Seminar Next

    It's always a good idea to inspect your rigging on a regular basis and before any long distance trip. Here is the skipper of the Hobie 33 "Still Crazy" with his assistant getting it done.
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    Locked out of Jibeset for updates

    I tried to upload my current PHRF cert. and since registration is closed I can't. Also, my crew is likely to change before the race tomorrow so I guess I have to radio that in?? Cheers.
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    Dates fine. I would bet that most people that...

    Dates fine. I would bet that most people that celebrate Easter Sunday do it on Sunday. Cheers.
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    We stopped there with Ocean Planet on our way...

    We stopped there with Ocean Planet on our way toward Panama..... very industrial.
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    2nd Overall 2000 Singlehanded Transpac.

    2nd Overall 2000 Singlehanded Transpac.
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    What rules does the fixed floatation PFD meet? ...

    What rules does the fixed floatation PFD meet? Inshore? Offshore has certain specific requirement, does this meet that?
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    Great product but ALL races don't allow use of...

    Great product but ALL races don't allow use of their products as the routing is done on-shore, using their proprietary models.... both of which are not permitted while racing. Based on past...
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