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  1. Ed

    What is this?

    Reaching strut, it’s for improving the angle to the spinnaker guy when you are tight reaching with the pole almost on the forestay. You rig it usually somewhere inline with the shrouds/ mast straight out the side of the boat, pushing the guy a bit further outboard and significantly reduceing the load on it
  2. Resurrecting this topic as I found the solution, but haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else. It turns out I wasn't going mad and the system did have an issue. There was a second heading sensor on the network. Turns out the ZG100 stops transmitting heading if it sees anything else sending heading onto the N2K bus(even if its the chartplotter spitting out COG as a HDG sentence). The solution (cryptically written in the instructions I admit) is to change the instance of the Zg100/point-1 from 0 to 1. Problem solved!
  3. I can't think of any yards in the greater auckland area that you can get to mast up that have a ramp that would suit the trailer and wide multis, and the costs of building one would be significant (even ignoring the consenting requirements)
  4. If you ask nicely, they'll make it in just about any colour you want....
  5. Burnsco are showing stock online in most of their stores for orange smokes?
  6. Coastal is Cat3 minus dinghy/liferaft, got changed a couple of years ago
  7. If you want to go down the home brew route, hat labs do a NMEA200 development board https://hatlabs.fi/product/sailor-hat-with-esp32/?v=8e3eb2c69a18 An example of how it has been developed to create a mast rotation compensation unit with an external sensor https://github.com/randel0/NEMA2K-Mast-Rotation-Compensator
  8. From their facebook page... "Hardstand Closure It’s with great sadness that we need to make our users aware that following a directive from the Orakei Local Board, the hardstand will be closing for good as of the 28th of February 2023. The decision has left us stunned, especially when all of the board members were made aware that Pier 21 is (and now has) closed for good. Leaving Auckland even more drastically short of hardstand spaces and availability. The local board recently carried out a very limited “public consultation”, limited as it only consulted with members within the loca
  9. Went to the boat, switched everything on and it all works fine now, Something must have got a bit confused (bit like me sometimes)
  10. Didn't get much time to trouble shoot this at the weekend, but looking for pointers on what to check: N2K network, 2x triton displays, Vulcan 7R, Lowrance point 1 (B&G ZG100 equivelent) compass/gps, terminators on both ends of the backbone;) When the Vulcan is switched off, the tritons will pick up heading from the point 1, when its switched on, they won't. Switch off the Vulcan again, and the heading reappears on the display. When the vulcan is on, I do have an option on the triton to use COG as heading, but thats nots ideal obviously, I want true heading from the com
  11. A driftathon and then a dying breeze, basically impossible to handiap. Whats the bets the final race is 20-25+ kts Gotta say, racetrack is an incredible resource/dataset, both from trying to set handicaps, to even just researching and tracking down boats. It's also in some cases really edivent when ownership of boats changed as the rating shifts significantly. Long may it continue!
  12. The electric ferry that has been operating in Wellingtonn for the last 4 months hasn't really made the news snice coming into service, so I assume it working fine down there? Anyone been on it?
  13. Hence the "probably" To be fair, we got a nice sea breeze in the Bay which got us to the line inside the limit, there were a lot of boats infront of us on the water who pulled out before that, but yeah, that was the lightest race in a long while.
  14. Yes, there will be wind, from a direction.....probably
  15. Squaddie does PHRF results as well as PHS
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