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  1. I believe the Vesper has SWR meter built in. That...

    I believe the Vesper has SWR meter built in. That will tell you if the antenna and coax to it are ok. The other thing that would stop it transmitting is if it doesn’t have a position it’s happy with.
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    Run whatya brung! Will we see you in the SHTP...

    Run whatya brung! Will we see you in the SHTP next year?
  3. Thread: Zoleo

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    Hi Rob, I have sold and installed the cobham...

    Hi Rob, I have sold and installed the cobham fleet one. This is a nice unit as you explained. I usually install an optimizer/firewall that also generates a hotspot, and if using WhatsApp costs...
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    Since all the racers are in their boats and...

    Since all the racers are in their boats and cannot read this thread, armchair sailors are curious about some of the tactics. Is the Wind shift the only reason For this approach?
    Also closer to...
  5. Thread: Zoleo

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    Thanks for your feedback Mike. It does make sense...

    Thanks for your feedback Mike. It does make sense as a backup or even primary for the budget conscious. I deal with a lot of commercial Tuna fishermen, and this is attractive to crewmen as they...
  6. Thread: Zoleo

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    Zoleo

    Has anyone in the forum tried one of these?
    https://www.zoleo.com/en-us/
    It seems to be a much better deal than the inreach/Garmin or the Spot. Thinking about becoming a dealer.
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    Great! this will be interesting. Thanks for doing...

    Great! this will be interesting. Thanks for doing this
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    What might have been.

    A week out from the original start date, windy shows the high far north with a rhumb line racecourse.
    Another fast year? Will we ever see a “normal” year again?
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    That looks great!

    That looks great!
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    Lol! Good onya! Recently the trophy’s have been...

    Lol! Good onya! Recently the trophy’s have been carried by the boats in the race. I think in 2010 one boats was asked to carry them all, which hardly seems fair ;)
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    Agreed Bill. Hope you enter again, would be fun...

    Agreed Bill. Hope you enter again, would be fun to see you in Hanalei again.
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    Certainly more than 10 racers will make it more...

    Certainly more than 10 racers will make it more exciting.
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    Transceiver or receiver only?

    Transceiver or receiver only?
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    And then reforms 1000 miles to the East a few...

    And then reforms 1000 miles to the East a few days later!
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    What do mechanics cost down there in the big city...

    What do mechanics cost down there in the big city anyway?
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    My friend Lee built a servo pendulum from a...

    My friend Lee built a servo pendulum from a design by Bill Belcher. It works really well and has steered his boat all over the Pacific
  18. Thread: Surprise!

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    No no no P=iv If the voltage is higher, then...

    No no no
    P=iv
    If the voltage is higher, then the amps are lower, and vice versa.
  19. Thread: Surprise!

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    Power is power. The controller takes the voltage...

    Power is power. The controller takes the voltage and converts it to an acceptable voltage for the battery. It doesn’t matter if it’s 22 volts or 17 volts. The 100watt panels in your example all...
  20. Hmmm!

    Hmmm!
  21. Thread: Surprise!

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    Yeah probably be fine. You won’t be putting much...

    Yeah probably be fine. You won’t be putting much load on it anyway. And you will probably carry spare belts. Carry on
  22. Are you suggesting racers race there, no...

    Are you suggesting racers race there, no committee..take their own times...sail back?
  23. Thread: Surprise!

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    No serpentine belt? The dust could be an...

    No serpentine belt? The dust could be an indication of misalignment. If that is a 100 amp alternator a serpentine is the way to go
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    Thanks for the explanation, always good to hear...

    Thanks for the explanation, always good to hear real world experience.
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    Thanks, I responded on that thread

    Thanks, I responded on that thread
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