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Forum: Multihull Sailboats 14-05-2021, 02:52
Replies: 62
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Re: The reason lighter cats are safer?

If you only look at the weight to gauge the safety, you will probably not end up with a correct result. There are a lot of other factors (and ratios) that influence the safety.

However I am pretty...
Forum: Navigation 10-05-2021, 01:18
Replies: 76
Views: 3,168
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Re: AvNav - navigation in the browser

While we're at discussing possible updates... :-)

I think that the current UI to create/edit routes works extremely well on touch displays that you take into your hand, i.e. on a tablet or phone....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-05-2021, 05:38
Replies: 84
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Re: Perfect sized catamaran for ocean sailing is 40ft!

I can find two different versions of rule 25 (e):


https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/33/83.25

(e) A vessel...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-05-2021, 04:12
Replies: 84
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Re: Perfect sized catamaran for ocean sailing is 40ft!

I think you are misinformed about that. And the quick look at the text confirms my view, unless you are aground and not anchored, and are only talking about the corresponding lights/signal for that...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 06-05-2021, 02:02
Replies: 84
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Re: Perfect sized catamaran for ocean sailing is 40ft!

Do you actually raise your 90+ sqm mainsail without an electric winch?

On my comparably sized main made with Dimension Polyant DYS that is a major pain - it is be possible to raise it with a...
Forum: Navigation 29-04-2021, 08:41
Replies: 76
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Re: AvNav - navigation in the browser

Hi,

I can confirm this issue. Accessing the version running on my Raspberry t looks the same on my Android 10 phone in the Chrome browser. When I use another browser (ie. Opera) everything seems...
Forum: OpenCPN 26-04-2021, 06:07
Replies: 123
Views: 11,494
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Re: USB key dongle for oeSENC

I was just on the phone with SG with regard to Mac Support.

The good news is that future releases will also work with the new M1 Macs. However they are still working on it and are reluctant to...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 26-04-2021, 01:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
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Re: cAN A privilege 39' sit on its keels

Judging from these photos here, standing on the keels shouldn't be a problem: https://www.yachtworld.de/Boote/1992/jeantot-privilege-39-3202747/

But I wouldn't want to change a saildrive with the...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 19-04-2021, 08:49
Replies: 2
Views: 189
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Re: Live Aboard in Germany

I would forget Germany for the winter on a boat, if you have any other choice.



You can't do any outside work for month, because it's too frigging cold here. If you live onboard, you can't even...
Forum: OpenCPN 11-04-2021, 00:51
Replies: 123
Views: 11,494
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Re: USB key dongle for oeSENC

@bcn: Any news on the Mac front? I tried and few weeks ago, but it didn't seem to work with the same messages described two years ago.

Paul

Paul
Forum: OpenCPN 22-03-2021, 03:57
Replies: 607
Views: 67,147
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Re: Radar plugin v5.0.0 released

Hi,

I tested the new 5.2 Beta with my B&G Halo over the weekend and am very happy with it! The new version recognized both Halo A & B every time and seemed to work flawlessly!

Thanks for the...
Forum: OpenCPN 09-01-2021, 14:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,839
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Re: Radar plugin 5.2.0 beta released

Wow, that looks great!

I have a Halo 20+ with OpenCPN, but the boat is on the hard during the European winter.

Paul
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-01-2021, 12:39
Replies: 23
Views: 672
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Re: Plastic Escape Hatches?

I looked at those hatches, when I was shopping around for replacements on my boat. In the end I just bought new handles and a new rubber seal for the old hatches.

I think they look a bit flimsy....
Forum: Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 09-12-2020, 00:30
Replies: 25
Views: 2,473
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Re: best brand sandpaper for power tools? Festool 125

If you haven't tried it out, you should give Mirka Abranet a go: https://www.google.com/search?q=mirka+abranet&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X

They are basically a mesh, and they really give you...
Forum: Powered Boats 02-12-2020, 03:04
Replies: 31
Views: 3,692
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Re: Monohulls donít sink after all

Yes, but will the EPIRB reliably start to float from its cradle while you are sleeping? Otherwise the EPIRB would quickly be submerged and unable to get a signal out.

Paul
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 30-11-2020, 14:41
Replies: 25
Views: 1,295
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Re: Folding Propeller Oct 2020

Another satisfied Flexofold customer here, even though we only had four weeks in the water with the new props this year.

I wanted to go with a Kiwiprop first, but they recommended against their...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-11-2020, 00:37
Replies: 5
Views: 518
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Re: Vcat44

Quite a climb from one helm to the other.

Also is that really the same boat? Blue Saga look a bit "fatter" than the renderings to my eyes.

Paul
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-11-2020, 07:07
Replies: 27
Views: 1,235
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Re: Silent thermoelectric Generator?

Please check my math, this can't be right...

I think Diesel has about 12,5 kWh/kg or 10.6kWh/l of energy.

A diesel genset might make 2,5kWh of electrical enegry from this according to this...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 10-10-2020, 05:51
Replies: 59
Views: 5,537
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Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke outboard

Where did you find those specs? https://www.suzukimarine.com.au/outboards/portables/product/df15a lists the short shaft manual start at 44kg. Add 1kg for the oil.

I didn't know that these weights...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 09-10-2020, 14:34
Replies: 59
Views: 5,537
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Re: 2 stroke or 4 stroke outboard

A new Yamaha Enduro 15hp is 40kg according to
all sources Iv found on Google. A new Tohatsu 15hp EFI 4 stroke it's 42kg. So what is this big issue about the super light 2 strokes?

There are some...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-10-2020, 01:03
Replies: 12
Views: 862
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Re: Victron BMV 700 SOC Calculation

From the manual: "Consumed Amp-hours - The amount of Ah consumed from the battery.. Example: If a current of 12 A is drawn from a fully charged battery for a period of 3 hours, this readout will...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 07-10-2020, 23:59
Replies: 12
Views: 862
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Victron BMV 700 SOC Calculation

Hi,

I noticed that the battery monitor on my boat gives strange values. Is there any secret to the SOC calculation on a BMV 700?

See the attached pictures. Currently I have

Battery capacity...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 06-10-2020, 06:43
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
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Re: Update LPG system or replace stove with something safer?

I inherited an unsafe gas system with my new old boat as well.

I would have loved to switch to an Origo - but they aren't produced anymore and especially the few used Origo 4200 cookers on the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 05-10-2020, 23:31
Replies: 60
Views: 4,922
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Re: Composting Toilet - Catalina 28 MKII 1996

This is a misleading statement from Peg. A composter doesn't soak up and doesn't store all the water from the solid waste. The drying medium just takes immediate care of the outer layer of the latest...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-10-2020, 07:00
Replies: 168
Views: 14,351
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Re: Compost toilets

Finally.

Don't you hate when you anchor in a beautiful place in space, put on your spacesuit and go for a spacewalk and the friggin spaceship next to you empties their holding tank in this...
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