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Search: Posts Made By: WoobaGooba
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: B&G Zeus Chartplotter Question

Sail is well under 5% of Garmin's total revenue. I'm not making that bet. And the latest Garmin sail products IMO look more like attempts to catch up with long available B&G SailSteer, StartLine,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: chart plotter performance without external antenna?

If it helps. I have a Zeus 7T mounted below decks (balsa cored). The internal antenna will sometimes loose fix, particularly if a meat bag is sitting over head. The external ZG100 on the pushpit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: chart plotter performance without external antenna?

10 Hz GPS is the new 1 Hz. A lot of the newer GPS kit supports 10 Hz updates. Smoother updating of heading-up displays, better for autopilots in high dynamic conditions, etc.
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Will a Airmar DST800 transducer fit in a Navman thru hull?

Your issue is the water arresting flap on the through hull failing correct? And I recall you were pulling the transducer every week?

My DTS800 is fine. But I'm pulling the transducer only a few...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 10,116
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Topping lift vs. boom kicker

+1 ^ this. Plus the reefing issue.

Thin Dyneema will work great as a lift and fly free when eased.

Re: the vang, you can save 1/2 the cost, some weight, etc by going to a low friction ring...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 7,377
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

Our fleet races in these conditions all the time. The FS will fly downwind in 15 knots plus. Baring the occasional flip :D.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,112
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

BTW both companies were top quality brands. Pained me very much to pull them, but lack of interface-ability, dated display tech, etc. pushed me off the fence. I have no expectations that the new...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 7,377
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

Tying my comments back to the OP. Ever tried getting the sails off after a capsize with the boat being tossed in 4' seas?

Any number of far better ways to do this. Just one would be low stretch...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 7,377
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

- the halyards are wire (meat hooks).
- they often don't wrap evenly around the drums, often overriding.
- the handle is known to snap.
- the handle often gets lost (needs to be tethered somehow)....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-29-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 7,377
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

If it helps, I have capsized the FS about half a dozen times over the last few years. All racing. Typically a) spaz-ed out with the mainsheet cleated upwind in gusty / shifting Northerlys and b)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2014
Replies: 85
Views: 4,950
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Really, $1000.00 for foulies?

Remember what Fernando taught us ....

"Its better to look good than to feel good" :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 3,112
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

I recently replaced a 15 year old Northstar chartplotter and 30 year old Datamarine Corinthian kit. All still functioning.

And neither are still in business. Lesson to be learned?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,635
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Datamarine S-200DL Deph Sounder replacement

I replaced all my Datamarine Corinthians with B&G Tritons. The install required fabricating square 1/8" G10 mounting adapters to mate the Tritons with the Corinthian openings in my bulkhead. The G10...
Forum: Electronics 11-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Favorite iPad Navigation App..?

I do mind having to spend $$$ and time to trial these apps.

What I want out of these planning apps is full function waypoint and route management (chart OR pick list), with ability to move that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Vang mechanical advantage

Be careful that first 2:1 turn block is strong enough.

Also, leave some travel so you can blow off leech pressure in heavy air.

Whats the triangle plate made of?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Vang mechanical advantage

I just did a 12:1 using dyneema, low friction rings, finished with 3:1 blocks back to the clutch. All up cost well under 200. Already had a topper on the boom.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Harken/Barbarossa 44.2 winch parts?

Call Harken. They were very helpful rehabbing my older furler.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,321
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Radar Talk

Guys, why not Navico?

After more than a year of Garmin frustration (GMI10 0183 issues, BlueChart mobile issues, poor wind instruments, etc.) I put all my Garmin kit up on Ebay and replaced with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: hardwood plywood source

Second for Boulter. Great outfit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Orca Green (OGM) Masthead LED and RF interference

Not sure about OGM and RF, but I'm lately a fan of marinebeam.com for LED lighting.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Soft shackles--What have you used them for?

You can't and you don't. If that setup works for you ... fine.

That said, I just replaced similar 30 year old 4:1 vang with a 12:1 cascade using dyneema strop around the boom, 4:1 dyneema/low...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Soft shackles--What have you used them for?

+1 ... strong, light, and inexpensive (DIY). I'm using them more and more for fixed mount gear. They do require two hands to operate, so I'm still using snap shackles for temporary mount stuff...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,082
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: Soft shackles--What have you used them for?

For starters...

- Outhaul attachment to mainsail
- Vang attachment to boom and mast base

Pretty easy to make once you have the diamond knot down.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: winch size? How critical?

This pic explains it ..

OCEANIS 352 (BENETEAU) sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=6143)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By WoobaGooba
Re: winch size? How critical?

I've got 40 equivalent (Barient 23) genoa winches on my masthead 33 footer. They are undersized for a 135 jib when the wind exceeds 15 knots apparent. I'm putting on Andersen 46s this winter.
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