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  1. Interesting - that is a significant failure rate! Its a furuno - I would need to get a licence, but that's an interesting thought - I will have a look. Thanks.
  2. Radio nets was 1 thing I wondered about. I have no experience, but have heard that there are not really that many anymore that are regularly used. E mail and gribs I think are cheaper with ssb (I have a pactor) but I think I would end up carrying some sort of sat device even if I kept the SSB, so am still going to need some sort of sat subscription. I do like the idea of being able to chat with people rather than text/email, but would VHF will do for the local stuff anyway?
  3. I am refitting a yatch at present and am wondering whether to keep the SSB which means I need to keep the aerial when I rerig my backstay. How may people are actually using their SSB these days? Satellite is taking over and getting cheaper, so ...would you keep the SSB, and if so, WHY?
  4. So - time to replace the 30 year old profurls. They both failed last year, rebuilt both, but not very happy with the condition of the castings, etc, and am not likely to trust them again I quite like the reefrites - I like the 'kiwi slides' as they are a lot easier to manage when on your own and you have to put a headsail back up Also quite like the locking system as a back up for the furler line. Cons? -weight, spares away from NZ, harder to install than harken, perhaps dont take the depth out of the sail as well when partly furled.... So what has everyone else put on recently
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