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    I put one on Starbuck before the SHTP in 2000 and...

    I put one on Starbuck before the SHTP in 2000 and it's still there as I recall.
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    Nice work Alan.

    Nice work Alan.
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    Thanks all..... great news if it happens.

    Thanks all..... great news if it happens.
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    I had (2x) above deck all-in-one units, two below...

    I had (2x) above deck all-in-one units, two below deck brains, compasses, 4x drives..... all interchangeable. Didn't have one failure though...... Raymarine drive is still going strong 20...
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    If a new main is not in the works I would go the...

    If a new main is not in the works I would go the "backup" main plan and carry both.
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    Redundant brains.

    Redundant brains.
  7. Well mixed gender doublehanded IS in the 2024...

    Well mixed gender doublehanded IS in the 2024 Olympics and until the recent cancellation the DH "World Champtionship" was to be in Malta.
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    Rudder and Cassette

    Small primary fiberglass rudder and cassette system from a 21' ultralight inshore racer. Would work for a smaller offshore boat. 1/2" pins included.... add "U" shaped gudgeon brackets to your...
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    Problem with electronic tracking is electronics...

    Problem with electronic tracking is electronics fail. I think a single RC person would be enough if the starts were spread out enough and a few video cameras running.
  10. ONLY East Coast or Great Lakes DH racing scheduled for USSailings DH series.

    Not one event on the West Coast.... home to by far the largest and oldest shorthanded racing orgs in the country. Ugg.


    2020 Mixed Offshore Doublehanded Events:

    Atlantic Cup | June 10-21...
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    I feel for the guy but many do this race on a...

    I feel for the guy but many do this race on a shoestring..... some sell their boat in Hawaii. Very, very, very few are ever supported through corporate sponsorship and to say it's "typical" is a...
  12. I believe PSSA is racing today in SoCal.

    I believe PSSA is racing today in SoCal.
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    I hope I'm not coming across as demanding,...

    I hope I'm not coming across as demanding, certainly don't want to go against the USCG if they deem it prudent to not issue a race permit. I just see a lot of people out and about enjoying all...
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    Obviously not an issue for the SH Farallones but...

    Obviously not an issue for the SH Farallones but unless something drastic changes in regarding to testing I see no way to have doublehanded entries until the state changes the orders and allows those...
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    I mentioned this in another thread. The PSSA is...

    I mentioned this in another thread. The PSSA is holding a race on the 9th.... wonder if they got a USCG permit?

    https://www.pssala.com/news/2020/5/1/santa-barbara-island-race-is-on-may-9-2020
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    I see the PSSA is holding a race sooner than the...

    I see the PSSA is holding a race sooner than the SH Farallones..... just saying.
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    They have bio-degradable plastic but of course it...

    They have bio-degradable plastic but of course it isn't at the same low price point of regular plastic. Laws could easily change the scaling.
  18. All the battery monitoring and controlling is...

    All the battery monitoring and controlling is done via a BMS (battery management system). There are more than a few doing electric propulsion systems, shaft, sail drive, etc.
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    I would strongly recommend going with a Standard...

    I would strongly recommend going with a Standard Horizon 2200 with GPS and AIS. It can output NMEA to your Raymarine chartplotter and has it's own display if the Raymarine goes out you still have a...
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    Exactly. Should be a late decision and be based...

    Exactly. Should be a late decision and be based on the closure of Hawaii to visitors during the race dates.
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    The nifty remote is your new friend.

    The nifty remote is your new friend.
  22. 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...
  23. 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 @...
  24. 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.
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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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