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Forum: General Sailing Forum 15-08-2022, 07:24
Replies: 41
Views: 1,829
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Assistance with Battery choice

I have a 34' keelboat with an old Volvo Penta 2002 engine with a 50 A generator and a very small and old solar ...
In 2008, I installed ten units of Vision 60Ah AGM, sealed, maintenance free,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 25-06-2021, 16:30
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Sailing in Europe tips?

As a Dane, having enjoyed sailing in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Baltic states waters - The Baltic, for several years, it is hard not to recommend the wonderful archipelago along the Norwegian...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-02-2021, 18:01
Replies: 157
Views: 16,626
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Why are so many in Love with AGM's

In 2007, I installed ten vision AGM 60Ah 12 V batteries - parallel organized in two battery banks in our 34' sailboat with a small solar cell on the top of the the downturn hatch ... (I'm not sure of...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-09-2020, 09:03
Replies: 65
Views: 8,669
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Alternatives to Rocna / Mantus M1

When I bought my - new to me - X-342, (34 feet-5 t. keelboat), it was equipped with a 10 kg. SS Bruce anchor in the bow, and 30 m. 8 mm SS chain in the locker.
Sailing in Norwegian, Swedish,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-10-2019, 10:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,001
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: charter sailing in Sweden

Being a Dane, I have been sailing in several different Swedish waters.
In the Early days: Along the west coast of Sweden - the archipelago around Gothenburg. Our boat is a sail boat.
Many...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 12-07-2019, 06:39
Replies: 57
Views: 9,995
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Best GYBE Preventer ?

On my X-342 - a smaller boat than yours - I installed a very simple boom brake using an "8 device"- used by climbers.
It is easily controlled via the winch in the cockpit.:thumb:...
Forum: OpenCPN 16-06-2019, 04:35
Replies: 123
Views: 13,673
Posted By Flemming Torp
Thumbs up Re: USB key dongle for oeSENC

Hubert,

OK, that makes sense. I understand.
I may try and test the Dongle with Danish charts, that I have not yet downloaded ...
Forum: OpenCPN 15-06-2019, 01:37
Replies: 123
Views: 13,673
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: USB key dongle for oeSENC

When I bought, downloadet, and started to use the oeSENC charts for OpenCPN, I used one chart set on my WIN10 laptop at the boat, and the other chart set as a backup on my Android tablet.
Now, I...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 20-08-2018, 09:29
Replies: 37
Views: 11,442
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: A simple approach to picking up moorings

We sail a lot in nordic waters and many organizations and sailing clubs offer many morings for their members, and we have very good help from, and experience with this "Hook&Moor-thing":...
Forum: OpenCPN 13-06-2018, 14:08
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

One question on the availability of Danish charts:
Will there be another crowd funding project?
Or do you expect to release the charts around July 1. at the stated pricing?
Forum: OpenCPN 13-06-2018, 14:05
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Good News. Well Done. Thank you Hubert & Co.! :flowers:
Pricing for the Danish maps seems to be fair.
I was a little concerned, before I got this information!
I'm anxious to see the level of...
Forum: OpenCPN 04-06-2018, 16:42
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Very interesting! I wonder why the Danish authorities have been so slow in coming up with a positive answer. Hopefully, they will come up with attractive pricing conditions ... Anyway: Better late...
Forum: OpenCPN 04-06-2018, 05:44
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

I'm happy to report, that I have now succesfully downloadet and installed all Norwegian and the newest release - all the official Swedish maps - on my Win10 based laptop and the android based...
Forum: OpenCPN 29-05-2018, 09:59
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

WOW! That is a nice response. Thank you, very much! :smile:
I have an older Lenovo Win10 laptop with SSD, that I use on the boat.
Now, I will download my backup of the oeSENC charts to this unit.
...
Forum: OpenCPN 29-05-2018, 06:22
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Thank you for fast response.
That is, what I could read too.
But I was not sure if it was OK to use both versions for navigation purposes.
Many chart vendors (Navionics, C-Map, Seapilot ...) allow...
Forum: OpenCPN 29-05-2018, 05:30
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Question on purchasing oeSENC charts to different platforms:
So far, I have ordered a set of Norwegian and Swedish charts to my tablet.
Now, I want to also be able to run OpenCPN on my Windows PC,...
Forum: OpenCPN 29-05-2018, 05:05
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Sorry, I misunderstood your message #6.
The secret was the deadline, I understand.
I will keep my fingers crossed for future access to Danish charts.
When we can download the Swedish charts, we...
Forum: OpenCPN 29-05-2018, 04:50
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Congratulations! Well done! :thumb:

I will be looking forward to be able to use official Swedish charts
on my tablet with OpenCPN the coming season ... :smile:

PS - Any news on the...
Forum: OpenCPN 02-05-2018, 07:29
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Today, there is a detailed article in the magazine - På Kryss - issued by SXK - The Swedish Cruising Association - about the crowd funding project regarding official Swedish charts, OpenCPN and...
Forum: OpenCPN 01-05-2018, 07:10
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

I will keep my fingers crossed!
Forum: OpenCPN 30-04-2018, 16:50
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

In Denmark some 20.000+ sailors interested in sailing (wind and motor) are member of a facebook group called "Tursejlads og Sejlsport", which translates to "Cruising and Boat Racing". I have written...
Forum: OpenCPN 29-04-2018, 16:06
Replies: 81
Views: 10,447
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Very good News!
I have ordered a set of charts.
Hopefully enough sailors will be interested!
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-02-2017, 03:31
Replies: 89
Views: 18,021
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Favorite 30'-34' Foot sailboat

"Very biased" ... Coming from Denmark, I have chosen a Danish boat - X-342
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-02-2017, 09:20
Replies: 28
Views: 4,104
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Moderators lead by example.

Fantastisk flot præstation.:thumb:
Tillykke og fortsat god vind!
Forum: Europe & Mediterranean 29-10-2016, 12:48
Replies: 34
Views: 8,168
Posted By Flemming Torp
Re: Norway - requesting cruising info

You may also want to take a look at the Norwegian Pilot Guides:

The Norwegian Pilot Guide – Sailing Directions | Kartverket...
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