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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-22-2015
Replies: 1,090
Views: 49,488
Posted By noelex77
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

You are right they are bloody expensive :).
You can see some of the prices on their website here:

The yard / KM Yachtbuilders (

I do have a lot of empathy with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-05-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 473
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By noelex77
Re: Foot switches for an Anchor Windlass

The main use is Med mooring when it is almost essential with a small crew.

The wired helm control tends to be replaced these days with a wireless remote that can be operated anywhere. They are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2014
Replies: 71
Views: 5,113
Posted By noelex77
Re: Silly Anchoring Question

It is not a silly question at all.

How an anchor responds to a change in the direction of pull is a very imprortant characteristic. If the force is only mild the anchor will not change at all, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
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)   06-11-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 4,764
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: Gear & Maintenance   06-10-2014
Replies: 290
Views: 48,325
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)   11-04-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,724
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...
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