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  1. Thread: Staying warm

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    I am big guy, losing a lot of heat easily. I...

    I am big guy, losing a lot of heat easily. I can't just tough it out like that. Once cold getting warm again is where the struggle is. Hence I'm looking for something to make the job easier.
  2. Thread: Staying warm

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    Staying warm

    Most of us have no cabin heaters. Has anyone tried ways to stay warm?
    I've read about using a hot water bottle in the sleeping bag. I'm not a fan as this requires fuel.
    There are 12V heating...
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    Thanks for looking at this Ragnar. The valve...

    Thanks for looking at this Ragnar.
    The valve with the black lever has 3 positions: fill port ballast, fill starboard, closed. The valve with the red lever is to allow gravity fed discharge. There's...
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    Asking for help ... I need help with the...

    Asking for help ...

    I need help with the ballast system. It's a very important piece of the sailing puzzle on Changabang. But because it has a leak I am always reluctant to use it. If you have...
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    4 large spin lock deck mounts free

    See picture5660
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    Thanks for letting me know. It's not set in stone...

    Thanks for letting me know. It's not set in stone ...

    A rainfall of ginger candies as I pass under the bridge? Sounds interesting :-)
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    Quick updates: haul out scheduled for mid August;...

    Quick updates: haul out scheduled for mid August; start/finish line confirmed with WSSRC to be "sail under GG Bridge"; got a few used sails from Buzz; applied for a grant with the Ocean Cruising Club...
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    PM sent. In fact if anyone has a Kindle or else...

    PM sent. In fact if anyone has a Kindle or else with books/movies/music ... I am sure I'd make good use of it out there :-)
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    I did see the answer on barometer watch. Some...

    I did see the answer on barometer watch. Some phones have barometer sensors. The Pixel for example uses this:...
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    YB3 MK3 GPS tracker

    Listed on eBay:

    http://ebay.us/gsRkMj?cmpnId=5338273189
  11. 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?
  19. 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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