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  1. dialdan
    Wow what a shame that would have been great, thanks for trying.
  2. Fliegerfahrer
    Servus Wolfgang,
    Seid ihr momentan in Polynesien? wir sind momentan auf Fakarava, eventuell geht sich ja ein treffen aus??
  3. Kyrie Eleison
    I'm sure no one appreciates a compliment followed by criticism over a name of a vessel. I think it would be best to keep your comments close to yourself, and not be bothered by what others do that make them passionate. I love the name, and just for your information, Kyrie Eleison has been graced upon her hull way before I owned her. I hold no grudge and will make this my final word to you.

    Happy Sailing
  4. Fliegerfahrer
    Hallo nochmals,

    habt ihr eventuell noch Karten oder Cruising guides für Chile oder Argentinien von welchen ihr euch trennen möchtet?

    Lg aus Grenada

  5. Fliegerfahrer
    Wir sind gerade auf Grenada, werden von hier noch nach Martinique zum Einkaufen segeln dann über Kuba nacht Panama um im Feb durch den Kanal zu gehen. Von dort werden wir dann wohl direkt zu den Marquesas und bleiben dann bis ca November bis es wieder Richtung Osten nach Chile geht. Wir werden dann wohl ca 1 Jahr in Patagonien bleiben.
  6. Fliegerfahrer
    Lustig, mit Österreichern hätte ich nicht gerechnet, sind selber welche ;-). Das mit dem Treffen hört sich wirklich interessant an, bei uns ist es das Gegenteil, wir haben die warme Route geplant uns aber spontan für die Kälte entschiede und haben somit relativ wenig warme Sachen mit.
  7. Fliegerfahrer

    Sorry I just saw your message now.
    Sounds good, where are you now??
  8. Blackduck
    Hi, Sorry I didn't see your comment earlier. I have been "distracted" with the distinct lack of house power at the moment. Thank you for the offer. I think in the very short term (I have guests com ing) I will just buy either lead acid (which I hate ) or AGM to get me through the visitors next week. and give me breathing time to find the best solution. I am looking to get around 1200ah so I need to do my research on fit etc.
  9. Cheechako
    The Aires I had was old, I had it in early 80's! The monitor was a lot better. My aires was likely well worn when I got it , so there is that consideration also. One problem with the early ones is the components tended to get corrosion on the aluminum joints and very difficult to disassemble. I abandoned wind steering devices after several years and just used good autopilots. But I never made the long trip across the Pacific etc. I could see the vane being nice on that. It seems most the time the trade wind is variable and you are always tweeking the vane constantly.
  10. Jim Cate
    UU, sorry to be so long in reply, but I don't review my profile comments regularly.

    My wind vane was home designed and built, but used the basic principals of the commercial Auto-Helm vane. Used a better rudder profile, similar trimtrab and drive arrangement. worked well, drove the boat for several tens of thousands of sea miles.


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    no boat any more
    forest city
    retired (& from cruising too)
    mtb, archery, ...
    7 year rtw on selfbuilt 34' Wharram cat
    4 year rtw on Pouvreau 37
    3 year rtw on Pouvreau 37
    3 years base manager charterfleet
    18 years working for distributor & wholesaler of boat equipment
    16 months back-on-the-water again for a last chase of the dream...
    & now retired from cruising...
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