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Search: Posts Made By: allene222
Forum: Racing 12-09-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By allene222
Re: StartLine Sailing Racing Android App

I released version 3 today. It is a significant upgrade in terms of additional features. I started another thread with details.
Forum: Racing 12-09-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By allene222
New Android Apps - KnotMeter and additional features for StartLine

KnotMeter 1.0

This new app has is a simple single screen that shows speed, heading, and wind shift. It is the speed page from StartLine but as cheap as I could make it without going the annoying...
Forum: Racing 12-09-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By allene222
Re: Polar Tables

For some reason I could not find a link to this page on my web site and I am not sure it has what you are looking for but here is a list of 127 different polars.
http://l-36.com/polar_polars.php
...
Forum: Racing 12-03-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By allene222
Re: Silly question...

I say if you are not overlapped when you enter the 3 boat length then you do not have to give room for the boat behind you to round the mark. Some things were said above that are not correct. It is...
Forum: Racing 11-26-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By allene222
Re: StartLine Sailing Racing Android App

Do you do your starts without a watch? No GPS to help you get to the marks? Obviously no Velocitek or Rock Box Blue.

Personally I find this app very helpful. I mount a tablet in the cabin where...
Forum: Racing 11-24-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By allene222
Re: StartLine Sailing Racing Android App

For the next week, the pre-release version of StartLine version 2 is on the Google Play store for free download. It will expire in about a week but I would like to invite people to try it and give...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By allene222
Re: StartLine Sailing Racing Android App

I am happy to see that we have worked out a cross link agreement and this thread it active again. Here is a photo of StartLine (http://l-36.com/startline.php) running on a Nexus-One phone.
...
Forum: Racing 11-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By allene222
Re: StartLine Sailing Racing Android App

Perhaps I should not have called it target boat speed as that does have another meaning. What you do is sail toward the line in the pre-start and measure your speed and use that as your target. You...
Forum: Racing 11-16-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By allene222
Re: StartLine Sailing Racing Android App

With StartLine you don't need to do the tack ratio thing. You have a timer that tells you how long it will take you to get back to the line. No matter where you start from, what traffic you get...
Forum: Racing 11-15-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 490
Posted By allene222
StartLine Racing app for Android

I hate cross posting so I won't repeat what I posted in the general section. I probably should just have posted here as this is a racing app. I will just explain that this app was developed by...
Forum: Racing 11-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By allene222
StartLine Sailing Racing Android App

Press Release
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StartLine Sailing Racing Application for Android.

Arrive at the Starting Line on time at speed then continue around the race course with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By allene222
Re: Wind Map

Here is a version that includes more reporting stations (higher density). This link is set for Boston but you can reposition it for anywhere.
Wind Map - Boston, MA...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-13-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By allene222
Re: Wind Map

I noticed from my logs that some of the places people are looking at don't have the density of stations that we have here in SF Bay. I am going to add the local station database. This will increase...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-12-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By allene222
Wind Map

I just put together a web page that shows local wind reports on a map with direction and strength along with a table of the details. The reports are from both the Buoy Data center and data from all...
Forum: Learning to Sail 03-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,235
Posted By allene222
Re: Wing on Wing

My mid boom preventer pulled 6 feet of spruce off the bottom of my boom once. Now I run a line from the end of the boom to the forward deck cleat and back to the cockpit. It is spectra as even a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,910
Posted By allene222
My j is 13.5 and I use my pole at about 18 feet...

My j is 13.5 and I use my pole at about 18 feet for my 130. Just doing a couple of calculations, I seem to be using the pole at a length of about LP for my sails with clew height at about lifeline. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,910
Posted By allene222
It is about $300 to replace one of the sections. ...

It is about $300 to replace one of the sections. I can buy a section about an hours drive away so the whole thing takes a day.

I now have a bridal that attaches to the end of both pole...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,910
Posted By allene222
My J is 13.5 and I race with a 20 ft whisker...

My J is 13.5 and I race with a 20 ft whisker pole. My mast is 40.5'. There can be considerable force on these poles. My previous pole was smaller in diameter than recommended and we bent it in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4,102
Posted By allene222
I love my Andersen winches just because the drum...

I love my Andersen winches just because the drum is smooth for vertical but resists motion around the winch. They have "speed bumps" that run up and down and let the rope slip up but resists...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 4,102
Posted By allene222
If they are chrome winches, you are going to have...

If they are chrome winches, you are going to have trouble adding texture to them without damaging the chrome. If they are stainless, you can tape off the part you don't want textured and sand blast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,718
Posted By allene222
It is a wonderful video. Great job.

It is a wonderful video. Great job.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,822
Posted By allene222
I redid my cabin sole with some teak and holly...

I redid my cabin sole with some teak and holly ply in 2001 and had to decide how to finish it. My goal was to have a surface that I would not slip on when it was wet, would hold up to the elements,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,718
Posted By allene222
For the technically inclined, here is an article...

For the technically inclined, here is an article that talks about the strength of a siezing eye, which was the topic of this thread. The conclusion was roughly that the siezed eye was about the same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,718
Posted By allene222
Of course you are correct. The point is even...

Of course you are correct. The point is even more strongly made then that the strength of the splice is not near the issue on a mainsheet as on a jibsheet.

I corrected the post in case anyone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 4,024
Posted By allene222
My very experienced friend says that if you have...

My very experienced friend says that if you have a good anchor and 3 days supply of food and water you can deal with most anything else. People get into trouble by being in a hurry.
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