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  1. Thread: Zoleo

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    I looked at this device but I don't think it...

    I looked at this device but I don't think it allows grib files. It supports:

    2-way messaging (text, email or app-to-app)*
    *Characters supported: SMS/text up to 160, email up to 200, app-to-app...
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    Lots of them in the Vendée Globe and offshore...

    Lots of them in the Vendée Globe and offshore races ... I think they've been improving the design and fabrication regularly. Bill Hatfield had one too, although it's unclear how old it was when it...
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    DDW, dead down wind? The short answer is: yes,...

    DDW, dead down wind? The short answer is: yes, Watt & Sea confirmed that both systems can charge the batteries at the same time. This would only make sense if I'm really slow, and the biggest...
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    Where the money goes ... 5549...

    Where the money goes ...

    5549
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    Here's another update:...

    Here's another update: https://pjsails.com/more-practice-time/
    Note that I'm not posting a new link to all the blog posts here. Feel free to sign up for the blog posts. Let me know if you don't know...
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    How about a one-two? In collaboration with PSSA?...

    How about a one-two? In collaboration with PSSA? Just throwing out an idea ... not signing up for execution :-)
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    I'll just ping this thread to say that I got a...

    I'll just ping this thread to say that I got a new epirb and mast climbing gear; I am still looking for:

    1. Iridium GO preferably with its antenna, wiring and accessories (twice in fact as I need...
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    Update from Changabang land:...

    Update from Changabang land: https://pjsails.com/raw/

    Ups and downs ... How's Whitall doing with his Open 50?

    Oh, and you did notice the tracker, right?
  9. Thread: Hedgehog

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    Sweet, congrats and happy days of sailing!

    Sweet, congrats and happy days of sailing!
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    https://pjsails.com/the-tracker-is-live/

    https://pjsails.com/the-tracker-is-live/
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    More updates:...

    More updates: https://pjsails.com/out-with-the-new-in-the-with-the-old/
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    Thank you both for the encouragement :-)

    Thank you both for the encouragement :-)
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    Update: https://pjsails.com/mid-may-update/

    Update: https://pjsails.com/mid-may-update/
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    The main difference is that the field of view is...

    The main difference is that the field of view is wider in the second one.

    I'm not sure what drove Bob's decision process. Mine was both informed and opportunistic. There are many ways to go about...
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    When I was in need of mast climbing gear for the...

    When I was in need of mast climbing gear for the 2018 SHTP, I made a stupid decision to buy lots of line and a 5:1 purchase block and tackle system. I'd hoist my own weight by pulling hard. I can't...
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    Ah, yeah, with only two spinnakers, I'm sure to...

    Ah, yeah, with only two spinnakers, I'm sure to finish with none! I wouldn't mind a few spares :-)

    I don't have measurements for these sails. The mast is about 55 feet tall. If anyone has...
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    That's correct, although I now must correct point...

    That's correct, although I now must correct point 4. The heavy is also a masthead spinnaker, even reefed.

    Hi Jackie ... if thing get tangled up ... I just received a mastclimber from ATN to go up...
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    First picture: correct, I did lead the sheets not...

    First picture: correct, I did lead the sheets not so the right way, on both sides! I only discovered when I was already flying the spinnaker, but was able to fix when it came down the first time. I...
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    Oh yeah! Check this out and see if you can spot...

    Oh yeah! Check this out and see if you can spot the problems: https://pjsails.com/whats-wrong-with-these-pictures/
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    Update: https://pjsails.com/the-usual-conditions/

    Update: https://pjsails.com/the-usual-conditions/
  21. Thread: Davis sextant

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    The one that's in here?...

    The one that's in here?
    https://www.starpath.com/catalog/accessories/1998.htm#
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    5292

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    One word: there are two ways to secure a chafe...

    One word: there are two ways to secure a chafe sleeve. You can splice it or sew it. Splicing can be easily recognized by the whipping, which is what may cause the bunching up. All hypothesis ......
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    Nope, but they look decent, aside from the chafe,...

    Nope, but they look decent, aside from the chafe, which itself was done when the boat was on the dry.



    I can cut some off but it wouldn't be enough to help with the cover damage. Yes, I can see...
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    Rant: all the headsail halyards have major chafe...

    Rant: all the headsail halyards have major chafe damage, except maybe the solent's. The staysail, masthead spinnaker, and 2:1 code fractional spi/code 0/ gennaker have their cover chafed 4/5 through....
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