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    Ladyhawk reacted to wheels in Steaming Lights   
    As IT said, it's about you being seen. Most importantly, it is about making intentions clear to others. It's information. They tell others the direction of travel for one. They also tell others the size of vessel and if under power or sail. Thois helps with letting others know your manouverability and a slight judgment of speed. Large vessel under power is likely to be fairly quick.
    If you don't have a lot of use for lights or don't need to see them from a distance, then you have not done much traveling on a pitch black moonless night. And on that thought, even an anchorage on a moonless pitch black night, it is very hard to spot another boat in the dark.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in House Battery Issue   
    The cost of the one I posted above is $550. If your old battery had 2 shorted cells, its should not have produced 6v.
    Resistance in cables is a moving target. The best I can say is that a cable can test 0 ohms at no load, and still be useless at any sort of load. It depends what the problem is. Sometimes it will show resistance with no load, more often not.
    It must have a proper voltage drop test done to be certain.
    If the cable between the batts was the issue, there should have been a noticeable drop in voltage at batt,but with alternator going and trying to compensate, maybe not...
    As an aside, I'm doing an educational evening at Gulf Harbour yacht club on batteries and voltage drop testing in a couple of weeks. Free for members, small charge for non members. Bring your multi meter, hands on circuit testing. Date to be advised in next few days.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to wheels in Battery charger an solar   
    You don't understand how these regs work. First of all, you cannot use ohms law to calculate the charge current into the battery. Your comment would be correct if it were simple single stage current regulation. But multistep charge regulators don't work that way. They are changing modes from Voltage regulation to Current regulation and then Voltage regulation again. They sense the voltage level, placing then into their different modes or steps of regulation depending on the Voltage sensed and depending on the trigger points of the steps. Of which, some regs can have those trigger points manually set. For instance, the bulk charge voltage can usually range from 14.1V (nominal is 14,4V) to 14.8V. The float charge can range from 13.3V to 13.8V. So while bulk charging, all regs are poking in current. As soon as a reg senses the trigger voltage, it's output drops to float level and no longer charges due to the other reg/s continuing to supply the greater bulk charge. If you have a sophisticated reg that does a 3 step regulation producing an absorption charge, then that reg no longer pushes current into the battery. It is like a tandem bike and one regulator is not trying hard peddling letting the other do all the work.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Fish in Sex and sailing   
    There are two elements to the offence though.
    The bit that girls are somehow less capable of sailing, which isn't an acceptable thing to say,
    or the bit where a Commodore of a club is denigrating a major and very popular race of another club.
    Not to mention that that particular race is viewed widely as a real test of sailing ability, is a massive challenge, and is considered by many to be tougher than any of the offshore races to the islands that start out of NZ. A race that many would aspire to just complete.
     
    I mean, the sexism thing is sexism, but why denigrate a race around half the country? Especially when there has always been 'girls' in that race? Hence why I am genuinely interested in the context - some smack talk back and forth OK, I can get that could be taken out of context. Was this really in an official capacity?
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Rehabilitated in Alex Thomson's new IMOCA   
    Its wet now...
     

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    Ladyhawk reacted to marinheiro in Incorporating EIS/AIS, laptop or new Nav system?   
    Typical cruising source, down loaded from another cruisers laptop, who had in turn got it from another cruiser.... About 10 GB worth. When I get back to NZ in November I will find a way to pass the data on to anyone who is interested.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Black Panther in A Word from YNZ   
    Rehab, please take this as a positive comment but many of your posts are close to unintelligible. Please work on formatting, sentence construction, spelling and grammar. It would make it much easier to interact with others.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to BOIGuy in Golden Globe race   
    Black Panthers talking about making cat 1 for cruisers optional, nothing to do with what your on about, maybe if you calmed down a bit and read the posts before yelling you might make some relevant responses.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Fish in A Word from YNZ   
    There is a lot of truth in this statement.
     
    YNZ would do well to understand what is behind this. I don't believe the current safety requirements are relevant to the modern situation on the water. They are not based on an industry (as in commercial industry / construction industry) best practice risk assessment model. They are based on prescriptive lists of what were very good ideas about 30, 40 or 50 years ago. Shite, even the improvements since the '98 Hobart are significant (and not because of it). Improvements in weather forecast accuracy, reliability, access to and cost of GPS, chart based nav systems, AIS and SARTs, I could go on and on. Boat construction, rescue helicopter coverage, satellite phone comms. This all serves to reduce the underlying risks confronted in an effective yacht racing risk assessment.
     
    This needs to be reflected in the relaxing of the various category requirements, so that it is easier and cheaper to go sailing.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Fish in A Word from YNZ   
    Never mind Rehad,
    The point I'm making has gone way over you head.
     
    Everything you describe outlines how you had freedom to make you own decisions. Prescriptive safety regulations take away one's freedom to make your own decisions, and also to take responsibility for the decisions. Steve Pope's (the OP in this part of the thread) posted the GGR committee comments that outline an aspect of this, that external third parties are not in a position to dictate what is best for someone in a particular situation. As such, the GGR committee is stating that those who suffer the consequences of their decisions (i.e. sailing into the Southern Ocean) should be the ones to decide how to plan for, manage and survive the risks of the Southern Ocean. This is possibly why Steve's post got so many 'up votes'...
     
    Relying on prescriptive lists from third parties to avoid needing to make decisions for yourself or to manage your own risk is about as effective as Tits on a Bull, but Steve's post put it a little more eloquently.
     
    Have a great day.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Black Panther in A Word from YNZ   
    I'll try once more. Cat one can be made optional for cruisers. No problem.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in Replacement Exhaust Elbow   
    IMO, that wont work. The exhaust will be well over 100c until AFTER the water injection, which is why the injection is normally above the rubber pipe connection.
     
    However, I've never measured it on a diesel, so I dont know what it ought to be... 
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Fish in A Word from YNZ   
    I can't believe you applied your own judgement to this Rehab! surely there is some 3rd party with greater authority to defer to, such as a govt department, or some pointed headed clip-board carrier, that are in a superior position to advise if you should have made this decision on your own? I mean, after all, making decision based on your own judgement is fraught with risk. You could be wrong, or worse still, not completely right. You might even need to take responsibility for your own decisions, or something...
     
    Infact, I'm astounded you were allowed to make your own decision on this. How is it, in this day and age, that grown adults are allowed to make decisions for themselves? Anyone would think they are best placed to assess the risks and consequences...
     
    Which sounds a hell of a lot like the thoughts of many people who resent having prescribed and mandated lists of requirements from third parties, on the basis that those requirements are best for their boat and situation, i.e. YNZ Cat 1 requirements. Which I think is the underlying them the original poster was trying to point out in this thread...
     
     
    And a question to ponder, if you are already on a raft, what good is another raft?
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    Ladyhawk reacted to BOIGuy in A Word from YNZ   
    I don't think its really about grown adults being allowed to make decisions for them selves, more a case of a grown adult being able to make a decision for them self but not allowing any one else to do the same.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in Incorporating EIS/AIS, laptop or new Nav system?   
    Many, if not most, of the long term cruisers use opencpn....
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Rehabilitated in A Word from YNZ   
    "Imo. relevant to Cat 1 and if taken with a dose of common sense could / should make cat 1 redundant"
     
    you've missed this line Rehab.... and Steve Pope is right, its very relevant to the topic. Something along the lines of, "if a solo round the world race does not lay down the law with regard to what the vessels are compelled to carry, then maybe our own overbearing CAT1 requirements should be relaxed" ?
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Rehabilitated in Golden Globe race   
    POSTED BY 
    "Stev Pope Advanced Members

    1,654 posts
    Posted Yesterday, 05:55 PM 19/08/2019
    From the Golden Globe Race Committee: Imo. relevant to Cat 1 and if taken with a dose of common sense could / should make cat 1 redundant

    The changes to the notice of race may surprise many.
     
    "We do NOT mandate a drogue or special storm training or mandatory guidelines on masts and spars, as some suggest we could. In fact we have dropped all previous regulations that existed on masts and spars (other than lengths) and are leaving this critical issue entirely to the skippers. This is in the true spirit of the GGR. They know what to expect. We and they, are and have been, talking about it at length. Their riggers and mast makers are acutely aware of the serious challenge. they saw what happened. anything we mandate is not relevant. If the GGR said entrants must have a rig like X with Y and include Z, we would be creating a one design fleet, which no one wants.
    In relation to storm tactics and equipment like storm drogues, no individual or expert exists with a sure solution, or the ultimate answer. Every boat, storm, wave pattern and situation IS different, so we will NOT regulate what the entrants must do, or should have. Like all good sailors, we keep discussing it, learning and researching, then make our own decisions and face our own destiny. their life is in their hands. If there is one thing all entrants are very aware of and serious about, it is how they plan to survive the Southern Ocean. They do not need us to tell them and we have no guarantee to give."
     
    As the other thread was locked regarding the last race it is interesting most of the discussions in the last  race in that thread have been seriously considered especial my point it was ridiculous having the spinnaker poles on the mast. Loose the mast o/b and no spars for a jury rig. How they come to the conclusion by stipulating a rig format would be creating a one design fleet. Pretty weak argument as The second sentence after that contradicts the statement " Every boat, storm, wave pattern and situation is different"  To have a one design I thought the length, designer, hull shape, keel, rudders, engines, rig style had to be the same. 
     
    http://crew.org.nz/forum/index.php/topic/9135-a-word-from-ynz/page-2   #15  Steve Pope. 19/08/2019.
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Fish in A Word from YNZ   
    "Imo. relevant to Cat 1 and if taken with a dose of common sense could / should make cat 1 redundant"
     
    you've missed this line Rehab.... and Steve Pope is right, its very relevant to the topic. Something along the lines of, "if a solo round the world race does not lay down the law with regard to what the vessels are compelled to carry, then maybe our own overbearing CAT1 requirements should be relaxed" ?
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Rehabilitated in A Word from YNZ   
    Disagree. The first 6 words read "From the Golden Globe Race Committee: "  The rest of the article starting with the words 
     
    "The changes to the notice of race may surprise many." refers to the GGR. "This is in the true spirit of the GGR" and is a race talk thread topic.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to BOIGuy in A Word from YNZ   
    Read the first line again, its dead on topic and should be copied to the YNZ Race Regulations Cat1-Cat5; Anomalies and concerns thread too.
    The more that YNZ gets pointed out to them the dissatisfaction and over bearing nature of the Cat 1 regime the better. 
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Fish in Golden Globe race   
    Best keep this thread in YNZ, where, as per the original post, it is most relevant.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Rehabilitated in A Word from YNZ   
    This is off the topic and belongs in the race talk thread.
     
    http://crew.org.nz/forum/index.php/topic/17122-golden-globe-race/
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Rehabilitated in Tornado ripped through downtown Auckland last night including Westhaven....how's your boat?   
    Someone caught some of it on video, hard to believe that Rosella was flipped over the marina finger...
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/08/wild-weather-hits-auckland-up-to-75-boats-damaged-at-westhaven-marina.html
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Jon in Tornado ripped through downtown Auckland last night including Westhaven....how's your boat?   
    All the more reason to allow liveaboards
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from grant in Alex Thomson's new IMOCA   
    http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/209946-new-hugo-boss-spotted/
     
    What a beast!
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