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Search: Posts Made By: noelex77
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By noelex77
Re: Setting up a 24v solar charging system

Just be aware that contrary to popular opinion most MPPT controllers will not boost voltage, only reduce it.
There are a very small number that do (and one of those is listed) and they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-23-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By noelex77
Re: Daytime anchor ball

I am surprised you never looked at yacht with sails up and wondered if they are motor sailing. :confused:. The distinction has considerable impact :) on the status in terms of the collision...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-13-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anchoring

There is a tendency for beginners to want to "park" their boat, like we do with a car.

Unfortunately unless other boats are doing the same thing you are taking up more room and are more likely to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By noelex77
Re: First overnight anchor ..

Here is a video from a few days ago to put you in the mood :)

Mantus vs Meltemi - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,674
Posted By noelex77
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

I agree there are differences between different anchors. The Delta is quite sensitive to scope and does struggle at a short scope much more than some other designs. The Rocna and Manson Supreme cope...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,674
Posted By noelex77
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately I am not a subscriber.

There are two effects of increasing scope.

1. The anchor shank is pulled at a lower angle. This give the anchor much greater holding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,674
Posted By noelex77
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Alex is there any text to go with the graphs?

They look to me like they are measuring the load at various scopes and windspeeds, rather than holding power.

The load will only reduce slightly at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 291
Views: 38,595
Posted By noelex77
Re: Another "Next Generation" anchor enters the market...

Mantus have sent me an anchor to test. It is still early days with about 50 nights at anchor so far.

I dive and inspect my anchor underwater quite carefully (and did the same with my previous...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 3,674
Posted By noelex77
Re: anchor tips to get it to catch?

Mike has given you some good advice.

The aim is not to put any force on the anchor until your proper scope has been laid out, but try and lay the rode out along the bottom without piling it in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By noelex77
Re: Camera recommendations

I have recently purchased an Olympus tgi-2. It is waterproof to 18m. I also purchased the underwater housing ( which is good to 40m) which provides a belt and braces approach which is important,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By noelex77
Re: Looking at Sailnet in strange places

At least I am sailing :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By noelex77
Re: Worlds best anchor

As you don't have an engine try setting the anchor using the boats momentum. The most common way to do this (with rope rode) is to drop the anchor with some forward speed traveling downwind. Timed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By noelex77
Re: Worlds best anchor

With no engine relying on just the force of the wind (rather than setting the anchor with sails, or the momentum of the boat) you will find the anchor sets very little until the wind gets above 20...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By noelex77
Re: Worlds best anchor

At around 30-35 knots my anchor starts to dig in deeper than can achieved with the engine set alone.
With just the engine set it needs a short time at 1:1 to break out say typically a minute or two....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By noelex77
Re: Worlds best anchor

Larger anchors have a lot advantages. Just to mention one opening up anchorages that would be unusable otherwise, such as those with poorer holding or requiring shorter scope. These advantages are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,808
Posted By noelex77
Re: Worlds best anchor

I have Rocna that is about 2 sizes over the recommended size and can set it without problems.

How do you set your anchor?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,318
Posted By noelex77
Re: Feedback on Anchoring in Storms

All good points.
I usually tie to rocks so its hard to retrieve a line that's doubled back, it usually jams.
I always tie an old fender in the middle and also a flashing light.

It helps if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,318
Posted By noelex77
Re: Feedback on Anchoring in Storms

Thanks for sharing your story.
It was a tricky situation with a dragging anchor and tangled anchor cable so you did well to escape with no damage.

Hindsight is always wonderful but the faults...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,981
Posted By noelex77
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

The load terminals will be supplied by the batteries. They are not dependent on solar panel output.
The load outputs on solar controllers will do various things. The better ones a programable with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,456
Posted By noelex77
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

Thanks still debating :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 3,456
Posted By noelex77
Re: GoPro - What do you think?

I am considering the TG-2 (with underwater housing) or hero 3 black. If you have any more impressions of the TG-2 for sailing / underwater I would be interested in your thoughts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anchor Rode Spectra?

For strong winds you need some stretch in the system.
So you will need to use a nylon snubber as you would with chain, in fact it will needed at slightly lower windspeed than when using chain as...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-02-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,263
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anchor Setting Woes

Wow 70 knots k anyone know where I can hold of a 12LB Danforth. :)
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 09-02-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,263
Posted By noelex77
Re: Anchor Setting Woes

The Danforth can do very well in goog holding ground with a constant direction of pull.

What is the strongest wind you have anchored with the 12 LB Danforth?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,088
Posted By noelex77
Re: iPad GPS accuracy?

This is true of the wifi only version.
Apple have always made it a bit confusing but only the more expensive cellular/wi-fi model has GPS.

This is the case for the iPad 2 like yours up to the...
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