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Search: Posts Made By: chris_gee
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Another AMVER rescue

The timing of the trip is unusual. The general rule in NZ is that one does not leave until May and then with a weather window, because of the cyclone season. Sure he was hit it seems after a week,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,113
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Radio controlled sailboat models

See Radio Controlled Model Yachts made in New Zealand - home (http://www.rcmodelboatyard.co.nz/index.php)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-13-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By chris_gee
Re: airmar thru hull transducer on pole

You can hang it over the back. That is specifically mentioned in the installation test instructions. Sure you don't want it just behind the keel though that is presumably impossible anyway. After all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 1,154
Posted By chris_gee
Re: When is too old & health dependent to learn to sail

The age is not to old to learn but the sand starts running out. Heart attacks and angina are two different things. Presumably you have a good idea of your exercise capacity.
Light airs sailing or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By chris_gee
Re: FrankenBebi

It seems a pity for Bebi to be lost and I wonder if the owner has any plans to continue his work, or patents on his designs. It may be that some would consider some finance.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

The Xantrex reads volts amps amp hours and time to discharge.
A discharge of 50 amps will show as -50. Over 2 hours it will subtract 100 amp hours from amp hours available rather more than the op...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By chris_gee
re: back inversion while cruising?

I recall some research showed 10 degrees was effective. That should not be difficult with say a ply base and roughly 18" elevation.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 831
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

There is another thread on this about four years ago. I am not sure that it provided all the answers though. One point that was mentioned was resetting the unit by disconnecting the power at say the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-31-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Repositioning other peoples' boats?

It is possible to find a crew position for deliveries. There is a site for that (Google). They are usually assisting the owner. That carries the risk of that, and of delays caused by weather or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 1,739
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

I don't think this adds up. When you say each bank gets 6.5 amps is this per day or at peak as a charging rate? Even if the latter that would be overcharging unless there is some diversion of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Endurance 35 owners please ->

It is presumably an external ie separate lead keel. All keel bolts require periodic removal and checking, so the replacement is not that major a deal.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 4,493
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Best boat to sail around the world ?

You have two issues buying and doing. Even if someone provided you with an answer or it were possible you would still be well advised to study the issues involved in choosing. Repairs and upgrading...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-08-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Energy manager

I would check the battery sizes as fitting in 5 batteries of the size you are talking about will take a lot of space.
Second you might want to check out the power demands of that size frig in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-06-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By chris_gee
Re: New twist on age old question: when to reef?

They are not independent. The amount of force on the sails hence heeling is proportional to the sail area.
The balance on the helm is a function of the centre of effort of the sails versus the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-28-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,533
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Is it Dangerous to Sail Underpowered?

There are a lot of questions.
It depends on your boat and how stable or shortlived the weather is, and course and sea state.
Two basic principles are foresails are designed for a wind range. A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Airmar P 79 in hull transducer not reading depth

Two possible points. It only shoots through a limited thickness of fibreglass, 1" from memory but check their site. No wood. I also think that the cable is fixed in length. That is the signal...
Forum: Racing 09-26-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 8,261
Posted By chris_gee
Re: AC 34 - What If?

As one of the few Kiwis here I offer OR my congratulations. For whatever reason they improved in the last week or so.
As for ETNZ well as an armchair sailor I say that you creamed it at first, and...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 8,261
Posted By chris_gee
Re: AC 34 - What If?

I am not sure that one skipper stands out over the other. Starts are probably close to equal, given that since it is not a windward start being marginally over the line first doesn't help, rather it...
Forum: Racing 09-12-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 8,261
Posted By chris_gee
Re: AC 34 - What If?

It is the first to nine however many that takes.
It is not unknown for governments to put some money into sport, often promotion and training. I think the NZ Government put in thirty or forty...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-12-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 1,968
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Wind Direction Question from Noob...

The original question was can I count on the wind being the same for a couple of hours? Well in a micro sense no. Just try standing to the side of smokey fire and watch how it swirls and gusts.
In a...
Forum: Racing 09-10-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,148
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Is it time to fire the crew?

I don't know that it is entirely fair to blame the crew. From memory the starts have been very close within a fraction of a second and in most cases I think Oracle has been in the lead at mark one...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Weather Helm

A few degrees of helm is not much. If you had significant weather helm it would round up when locked off.
You wouldn't need to reef at that wind speed. = maybe 15-20 knots. A bit of backwinding is...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 08-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By chris_gee
Re: 2 last minute questions

In general, singlehanding or with novice crew I find it easier to do the docking etc by myself and just ask them to keep out of the way.
Otherwise if you want them to assist not only do you need to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 3,921
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Scary night sail

You done good! Well done.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-23-2013
Replies: 72
Views: 3,292
Posted By chris_gee
Re: Lost At Sea - 1 dead in the Southern Ocean

A very moving account, more so because one is privileged to see and hear the real impact on him and his wife.
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