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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 09-08-2017, 15:04
Replies: 90
Views: 9,355
Posted By s/v Jedi
200nm/day - What's it Really Take???

Our Sundeer does plane but we lower the main to prevent that and have more comfort at night. Only once, during a heavy squall just north of Grenada, we started planing without the main up, helped by...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-08-2017, 01:35
Replies: 90
Views: 9,355
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: 200nm/day - What's it Really Take???

Okay, let me add the Sundeer side to this subject. We have a 64' waterline and the only thing we need for a 200nm day is a 15+kts wind. This is easy as in the boat on autopilot tending to herself...
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-07-2017, 23:42
Replies: 36
Views: 1,884
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Printers on Board

+1
for some gear, throwing $$$ at the problem makes all the difference. Our ip100 has outlasted the 5 printers we had before it. I believe there is a newer model now, but the current one keeps going...
Forum: Navigation 12-07-2017, 00:26
Replies: 130
Views: 8,637
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Are Speed Logs and Wind Speed Instruments Obsolete?

STW: I sure hope that my autopilot uses this to determine how much rudder to apply for corrections. A length of rope with knots tied in sure isn't gonna tell my AP the current STW. Now we're gonna...
Forum: Marine Electronics 10-07-2017, 07:46
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Iridium Next

Yes at the current rate it should take 5 more launches to get 66 satellites of the new constellation up. I will have to decide within 6 months and think there will be no new products yet at that time...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-07-2017, 01:04
Replies: 1,580
Views: 199,144
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Bestevaer 49ST

That racing crew was wrong. It prbably was a cutter stay.
Forum: Marine Electronics 09-07-2017, 00:54
Replies: 124
Views: 30,443
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Maretron vs. Airmar Ultrasonic Wind

The original problem was that the unit completely filled up with water. Very easy to determine: it weighs 10x as much and the point of ingress shows by a slow drip. It was the weld of the two halves...
Forum: Marine Electronics 07-07-2017, 06:11
Replies: 124
Views: 30,443
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Maretron vs. Airmar Ultrasonic Wind

You pulled my quote out of context. I said they fixed the waterproofing where, in the past, some filled up with water, the new ones don't do that anymore.
Forum: Marine Electronics 05-07-2017, 19:03
Replies: 124
Views: 30,443
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Maretron vs. Airmar Ultrasonic Wind

I'm sorry for countering but you really are wrong. The Maretron USB100 was out long before the Actisense NGT. The Maretron does not have Mac drivers because they aren't needed: the Mac just works, no...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 05-07-2017, 18:40
Replies: 1,580
Views: 199,144
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Bestevaer 49ST

I am extremely happy with my Maxwell cone clutch but noticed that many don't use a clutch at all (they use electric down which I only use for short adjustments). I think my cone clutch is direct on...
Forum: Navigation 05-07-2017, 18:29
Replies: 130
Views: 8,637
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Are Speed Logs and Wind Speed Instruments Obsolete?

Wow, 44 actually agrees with me in this thread :-) and meanwhile, we can keep discovering new levels of ignorance on windvanes and autopilots from some. We now even got to the level where they...
Forum: Navigation 03-07-2017, 06:19
Replies: 130
Views: 8,637
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Are Speed Logs and Wind Speed Instruments Obsolete?

What is clear from this thread is that very few people have an autopilot that steers to a wind angle. At the same time, I see no comments about having a windvane steering setup so we must assume they...
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-07-2017, 05:26
Replies: 124
Views: 30,443
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Maretron vs. Airmar Ultrasonic Wind

Three points: Maretron has fixed the weatherproofing of their product. There may still be problems but my replacement sensor is still okay. Often the trouble is around the humidity sensor and Airmar...
Forum: Navigation 26-06-2017, 09:31
Replies: 130
Views: 8,637
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Are Speed Logs and Wind Speed Instruments Obsolete?

If it is a choice like the OP explains, then sure, I see the charm in that and we agree on everything.

That said, I see other people posting that they can do without wind instruments because they...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-06-2017, 09:15
Replies: 118
Views: 7,653
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Epoxy or Polyester as I replace large sections of Deck Core

Exactly. Don't do the "I got 1.5 gallons of epoxy, what can I do with that" approach but rather "how much of which product do I need to fix this?" :thumb:
Forum: Marine Electronics 24-06-2017, 10:43
Replies: 46
Views: 3,502
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: So, how many GPS's gave you got?

Yes lol, forgot my PLB, the camera, the track recorder for hiking etc. I'm far beyond 12 and keep remembering more...
Forum: Navigation 24-06-2017, 10:37
Replies: 130
Views: 8,637
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Are Speed Logs and Wind Speed Instruments Obsolete?

I am pretty sure that none of the members here that post they don't need instruments (that it is for space age freaks etc.) sail in areas with significant currents and tides.

I have sailed the...
Forum: Navigation 23-06-2017, 09:52
Replies: 130
Views: 8,637
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Are Speed Logs and Wind Speed Instruments Obsolete?

For upwind sailing of anything more than a daysail you need STW and Apparent Wind direction. Wind speed is required for decisions on sail area, reefing as well as adjusting weather forecasts.

What...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 20-06-2017, 05:07
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Cockpit Lighting Plan LED24v

I use these for ambient behind the mullions:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QQ48TK/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and these for task lights:
...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-06-2017, 12:24
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Cockpit Lighting Plan LED24v

I received new 45-degree angled aluminum channels and am building my cockpit lights right now :-)
https://photos.smugmug.com/Projects/Electrical/LED-lighting/i-hHgMW59/0/fd8c9d9a/L/IMG_0150-L.jpg
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-06-2017, 13:02
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Cockpit Lighting Plan LED24v

I use dimmers like these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CM74R2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 which are normally used for dimming airplane dashboards. They have a 4-channel...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-06-2017, 12:58
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Cockpit Lighting Plan LED24v

The lens is a diffuser and no light is lost. Here is an example of the lights I made in our pilothouse: this is on each side as a 180cm long channel much like in airplanes. These are RGB LED's and I...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-06-2017, 12:38
Replies: 249
Views: 13,563
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Installing serial solar panels

It is things like the bad quality control like that unconnected tab that cause these failed field tests where it is stated that the panel doesn't have diodes or series connection doesn't work right....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-06-2017, 06:22
Replies: 249
Views: 13,563
Posted By s/v Jedi
Installing serial solar panels

Sorry for only coming back to this thread so little... very busy with boat projects at the moment :-)

About the shading: yes you can get that level of difuse shading by weather conditions like...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-06-2017, 05:54
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By s/v Jedi
Re: Cockpit Lighting Plan LED24v

The LED strip you show is what I put inside the aluminum channels that I linked to. This provides better (mechanical) protection and ensures that they don't fall off. I am pretty sure that the LED...
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