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    Island Time reacted to 44forty in BOP Trailer Yacht Sqd Alan Civil Classic 50 miler (for the big boys), shorter course for smaller TY, plus Sport boat Div. 21 Nov 2020 Lake Rotoiti   
    Just got  this from our 11 year old floater/bow monkey / media officer / beer opener . Edited with help from his dad 
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    Island Time got a reaction from erice in Etnz boat 2   
    So I went to the launch last night. Sure is an impressive vessel up close. Took lots of pics, here are some.

























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    Island Time got a reaction from harrytom in Etnz boat 2   
    The more I watch this boat, the more I like it! It's a marvel of engineering!!
     
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    Island Time reacted to Deep Purple in BOP Trailer Yacht Sqd Alan Civil Classic 50 miler (for the big boys), shorter course for smaller TY, plus Sport boat Div. 21 Nov 2020 Lake Rotoiti   
    Thanks guys, had a great time. It's been a very nervous few weeks having no idea how we're doing in the boat. Beating the local mixed Keeler fleet by 10 minutes an hour doesn't prove much. Anyways she seemed to go okay. My son Matty said on the 2nd beat "sh*t this boat's fast, we're sailing like bunnies and it's still ahead" Prick  We had our moments.
    Great location, great course, basically a 7.5 mile windward leeward and a good friendly bunch. Sorry we didn't hang at the club much, Friday was my birthday and Saturday we were shattered.
    See you next year
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    Island Time got a reaction from harrytom in Have you encountered a Leopard Seal?   
    Yes. Expect this summer to be hot but unstable...
     
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    Island Time got a reaction from tuffyluffy in Etnz boat 2   
    The foil bearing pics are on the old boat, but give some idea of the structure arrangement for the foil pivot. A LOT of carbon for the huge loads...
    So, the canoe body is more pronounced, to help earlier lift off.
    The large flat hull is not for plaining, but to meet the form stability requirements.
    The crew will now be below deck in the side pods, and the deck is clear.
    The lower deck gives about 400mm more sail area for free.
    Yes the foils in the pics are different on each side, these are foils 3 and 4 of the allowed 6.
    She is to be out sailing this morning.....
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    Island Time got a reaction from tuffyluffy in Etnz boat 2   
    So I went to the launch last night. Sure is an impressive vessel up close. Took lots of pics, here are some.

























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    Island Time got a reaction from 2flit in Solar panel readings   
    Quite true 2flit.  I'd like to emphasize to everyone READ YOUR SPECIFIC BATTERY PDS (Product data sheet). Don't take anyone's word for the correct settings, check them yourself. Its not hard, and if they are wrong, the battery life will be reduced, possibly substantially. It's your money, and your risk. 
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    Island Time reacted to ex Elly in 2020 Rum Race, 23 December   
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    Island Time got a reaction from ex Elly in Etnz boat 2   
    The foil bearing pics are on the old boat, but give some idea of the structure arrangement for the foil pivot. A LOT of carbon for the huge loads...
    So, the canoe body is more pronounced, to help earlier lift off.
    The large flat hull is not for plaining, but to meet the form stability requirements.
    The crew will now be below deck in the side pods, and the deck is clear.
    The lower deck gives about 400mm more sail area for free.
    Yes the foils in the pics are different on each side, these are foils 3 and 4 of the allowed 6.
    She is to be out sailing this morning.....
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Solar panel readings   
    Ok, battery charging basics. When the batts are full, a good regulator will drop to "float" - the storage state for batts. Typically for a LA 12v battery, this will be circa 13.5-13.8v. The current (AMPS) going in to the batts is "decided" by the battery resistance - basic V=IR. When the battery is full, it should accept somewhere around 1% or less of bank capacity - so <1a for a 100a/h battery. 
    If you want to test the solar panel, then discharge the battery to <70%(so the battery will accept a decent charge rate)  and then see what the solar produces in direct sunlight, panel set at 90 deg to the sun angle. Measure amps, check the voltage when the amps is read. AmpsXvolts=watts. A 160A panel should produce around 13a at 12v in perfect conditions.
    What amps the panel puts into the batts at or near full charge is not really an indicator of anything. Check the voltage, and make sure it's the right voltage for your batteries. 
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    Island Time got a reaction from 2flit in Shouldered Rigging Pins   
    In lieu of any other responses, I'd say this is unusual.  Most boats use clevis pins with a shoulder,  and simply a split pin on the other end.
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Repair to an old PVC inflatable   
    Check out seafarer. Good quality NZ made, and fair pricing...
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    Island Time got a reaction from CarpeDiem in Shouldered Rigging Pins   
    In lieu of any other responses, I'd say this is unusual.  Most boats use clevis pins with a shoulder,  and simply a split pin on the other end.
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    Island Time got a reaction from BNG in Free S-63 charts now available from Linz   
    Add the plugin.  Go to https://www.o-charts.org/ and get an user permit Key, $22. Use the unser permit in the OCPN plugin to generate a fingerprint file for the install. Go to https://www.encservice.linz.govt.nz/ and make an account - free. Insert user permit and then wait until they authorize it, giving you a permit.txt file. Download that, and the charts. Use the info in the OCPN plugin to decrypt the charts for use, and then away you go. It is a bit of a learning curve, took me about an hour the first time.
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Free S-63 charts now available from Linz   
    Add the plugin.  Go to https://www.o-charts.org/ and get an user permit Key, $22. Use the unser permit in the OCPN plugin to generate a fingerprint file for the install. Go to https://www.encservice.linz.govt.nz/ and make an account - free. Insert user permit and then wait until they authorize it, giving you a permit.txt file. Download that, and the charts. Use the info in the OCPN plugin to decrypt the charts for use, and then away you go. It is a bit of a learning curve, took me about an hour the first time.
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    Island Time got a reaction from erice in Free S-63 charts now available from Linz   
    Basics first. S-63 charts are Vector charts (Digital, lines not pixels, data layers built in - like Navionics and Cmap). They are used on some ECDIS systems (what large commercial vessels can use instead of paper. 
    Only some display systems can use S-63. OpenCPN is one free one. Here is an example;

    In this image I've just hovered the mouse over the light on Maria Island to bring up the light sectors - an example of data layers.
    So what's the big deal? How about the professional quality (required carriage)charts for free? Thanks to the NZ goverment. 
    To make it go in opencpn takes a little config, and you have to by the encryption key for each device - it's $24 odd.
    Thanks to the NZ government. Much of the world still charge for their charts.
     
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Free S-63 charts now available from Linz   
    Basics first. S-63 charts are Vector charts (Digital, lines not pixels, data layers built in - like Navionics and Cmap). They are used on some ECDIS systems (what large commercial vessels can use instead of paper. 
    Only some display systems can use S-63. OpenCPN is one free one. Here is an example;

    In this image I've just hovered the mouse over the light on Maria Island to bring up the light sectors - an example of data layers.
    So what's the big deal? How about the professional quality (required carriage)charts for free? Thanks to the NZ goverment. 
    To make it go in opencpn takes a little config, and you have to by the encryption key for each device - it's $24 odd.
    Thanks to the NZ government. Much of the world still charge for their charts.
     
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    Island Time got a reaction from Black Panther in Free S-63 charts now available from Linz   
    Basics first. S-63 charts are Vector charts (Digital, lines not pixels, data layers built in - like Navionics and Cmap). They are used on some ECDIS systems (what large commercial vessels can use instead of paper. 
    Only some display systems can use S-63. OpenCPN is one free one. Here is an example;

    In this image I've just hovered the mouse over the light on Maria Island to bring up the light sectors - an example of data layers.
    So what's the big deal? How about the professional quality (required carriage)charts for free? Thanks to the NZ goverment. 
    To make it go in opencpn takes a little config, and you have to by the encryption key for each device - it's $24 odd.
    Thanks to the NZ government. Much of the world still charge for their charts.
     
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    Island Time reacted to AJ Oliver in looking forward to biden   
    I disagree with the entire post, but this in particular. 
    Very crude reductionism. 
    So ISIS is just like AOC ? Sure, you betcha. 
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    Island Time got a reaction from splat in 12.8v 100Ahr Powertech Lithium Phosphate battery with integrated BMS   
    Read this https://marinehowto.com/lifepo4-batteries-on-boats/
    The drop ins normally don't have external coms for a BMS - to say charging is full etc. The ones that use the small batteries, like these (several different types can be used, these are 26650 type) are not usually vibration tested, and their internal BMS systems tend to be very limited by current. Look at the pics of the connection in the article I linked - then you can see why the loading is limited.  All the load goes through the end connections and the BMS - undersized with small cables.
    That they cannot tell you how many or even if you can parallel them is an indicator of the reseller knowledge and the willingness of the manufacturer to sell into inappropriate installations. 
    IMO these batteries are not suited to marine installs. They are the mass produced "street light" batteries...
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    Island Time got a reaction from armchairadmiral in Says it all...   
    Yeah, I thought the same thing. I also thought most of the questions were not well formed, and the research was designed by a statistician not a boaty. An example is the wearing of lifejackets - they dont make allowances for boat size - for people who stay overnight or longer. Who wears a lifejacket to bed? It seems to have the mentality of day boats. 
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Yacht rescue of Scilly   
    Trying to tow it into port apparently. Not very well IMO. I'd rather have sailed her than have those guys tow me. Fouling the tow line by overrunning it could be catastrophic.
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    Island Time got a reaction from Sounds Boy in Huge waves off Ireland   
    https://www.marine-pilots.com/article/121132
    30m. No thanks. That's more than 2x bigger than the biggest I've ever seen. Hard to imagine, but measured by a buoy 
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    Island Time reacted to KM... in Looking for Cherubs   
    Nearly there.

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