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    Ladyhawk reacted to BNG in Tips on satying in the boat by using jacklines.   
    Cant say I have used jack-lines when Sataying in the boat, usually just a slightly spicy peanut sauce.
     
    Wouldn't webbing jack-lines be chewy?
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in Tidying Cables?   
    Thats why I said plastic board - like starboard - HDPE.
    Pre finished, no paint or epoxy, stick it to the hull with marley spouting glue. Dries in a minute, pro looking, easy and fast. Can sand it and router it if  you want.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in Tidying Cables?   
    The hull will be thick enough, but if in doubt, glue on a little bit of plastic board, screw to that...
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in Solar question, existing setup...   
    KM, lets get it right!
     
    AMPs are current flow. Amp Hours are capacity. There is a huge difference in a panel that can give 4-5 amps, and one that can give 4-5 amp hours per 24 hours.....
     
    And, your 0.2a draw as above is 4.8 amp hours per day actual draw. There are losses and inefficiencies in charging, you'd really want 5.5-6 amp hours per day out of the panel to keep up with this.  Allowing for crap weather, but still getting this charge, I'd use a panel of around 30w to be certain. That's 30w/13.6v = 2.2 amps x 3 hours useful charge in winter = 6.6 Ah. Thats guessing available sunlight, and using 13.6v as the float voltage for the batts...
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    Ladyhawk reacted to vesper1 in 2 alts better than 1   
    The beauty of two alternators is the redundancy offered, this is a good enough reason on it own. I've had a 120 amp alternator charging house batteries plus original Yanmar alt charging dedicated engine battery for almost 20 years and have never had a problem starting the engine. It's a simple system and 100 % redundancy you won't regret it.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to lateral in 2 alts better than 1   
    From what I understand:
    Current is the only indicator of charge acceptance/ SOC whilst charging.
    Bulk = increasing voltage, constant current, Absorb= constant voltage Vset decreasing current. Bulk is usually over quickly.
    Time at bulk to Vset  only indicates how flat your batteries were.
    240Ahr batteries at 0.01C indicator means a tail current of 2.4A for 100%.( Probably
    How long is it going to take to get your acceptance to that rate?
    Otherwise you are doing a partial soc charging.
    Which LA batteries don't like.
    Correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Sudden5869 in The Ocean Race   
    Cool! hope its an IMOCA not a VO65!
     
    Connecting to Alicante from Auckland, New Zealand, Bianca Cook, who raced on board Turn the Tide on Plastic in the 2017-18 event, announced she would be spearheading a New Zealand flagged team.
    © Ainhoa Sanchez/The Ocean Race 
    Tony Rae (Trae), a veteran of six editions of the race, twice as a winner, as well as seven America’s Cup teams, is on board to manage the campaign.
    “After the race finished in The Hague, I was ready to go again and since then I’ve been working with Trae to put together a team for the next Ocean Race,” Cook said.
    “We have a deep pool of New Zealand sailors to draw from as we put together the crew – I can’t mention any names just yet – but watch this space.”
     
    Link to the whole article:
    https://www.theoceanrace.com/en/news/12236_The-Ocean-Race-enters-new-era-with-global-launch-event.html
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in Integrating Raymarine auto pilot/B&G wind gear   
    Oh, and  Frank, a multiplexer is how we would have done this 15 years ago! N2K is far superior, and much easier.
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from harrytom in The Beast   
    Well I'd rather the 0.1%ers used faux leopard skins, that's a whole lot better than destroying the real thing for a tasteless headboard, that would be a crime against mother nature as well as against fashion and taste
           
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Fish in The Beast   
    Well I'd rather the 0.1%ers used faux leopard skins, that's a whole lot better than destroying the real thing for a tasteless headboard, that would be a crime against mother nature as well as against fashion and taste
           
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Dr Dave in Offshore Medical Course   
    Thank you Razz, Fish and others for your support.
     
    Steve Pope as to your comments - ".. it is surely a commercial venture."
     
    Actually -you are quite wrong.
     
    I do this to help NZ yachties and do NOT get paid to do so. I do it because I enjoy it, because I was asked to do it and I want to give something back to yachting.
    It also enables all of the volunteers (there are many of us - Sally, Bek, Jenny, Angus and I) to donate money to a yachting charity.
     
    All of the profits are donated to charity. 
     
    I was paid to rewrite the YNZ Medical requirements -  I donated this money to Youth Sailing.
     
    Profits from the first "Dr Dave course" - were donated to Cyclone relief in Fiji
     
    All of the other course profits were donated to Disabled sailing.
     
    Firstly we outfitted a boat for a disabled race officer to help her get in and out of the boat.
     
    Last years profits are going to buy Defibrillators for patrol boats and the RAYC for cardiac arrests.
     
    We are also putting money towards building a yacht to teach disabled sailors how to sail
     
     
     
    I suggest prior to making ill-informed comments - you find out the facts
     
    Dr Dave
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    Ladyhawk reacted to KM... in Albino Tui   
    Suss the look of disdain on the one on the left, a classic case of White Privilege.
     
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Priscilla II in Grainger R42   
    Grainger R42
    Sure looks like fun but cost must be moon beams.
    https://www.graingerdesigns.net/photo-galleries/r42-build-gallery/

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    Ladyhawk reacted to Fish in Manson Supreme 25   
    I can second this. Like I said earlier, I get everyone to sit down in the cockpit before backing down now. If I've only got chain out, it really is like backing into a brick wall. 25 m of chain, then 100 m rode, so for short lunch stops etc in 8m or less of water (i.e. most of the time) the boat snatches up on the excel sharp enough to knock the kids of their feet if they are just standing.
     
    I specifically got the excel so I can sleep onboard with the bids onboard, without that nagging feeling of 'did I set the anchor properly, did it bite in, will I drag out of the bay at 2 am if the wind backs?... kind of stuff that stops you having a good deep sleep on the boat.
     
    Oh, and on the pricing, I've never understood how CRA price the Excel. All I can say is go in and ask them, in person. Not phone. Not interweb. They might be able to explain their pricing better than I could.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to idlerboat in Sheeeit. Diesel bug!   
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Priscilla II in Letter to Santa   
    Santa has always delivered freight free in the past and I have no evidence as to date that his no cost policy has changed.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Sabre in Buckets   
    Gotta be careful with them.. you tend to use them way before you really need them.. and most will rip the whole stern right off ya boat
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Island Time in Buckets   
    I read it as you can have a para sea anchor, OR a drogue, OR a proven device, which can be tires. You've got to have something, and you have multiple choices as to what that maybe.... that's how I see it
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from harrytom in Buckets   
    I read it as you can have a para sea anchor, OR a drogue, OR a proven device, which can be tires. You've got to have something, and you have multiple choices as to what that maybe.... that's how I see it
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Sabre in Anti-fouling stick on film ?   
    I think its okay to film your own bum, just don't film anyone else's.....
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