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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By tarmes
Arrow Abesea - online logbooks and social network

Hi all,

I'd like to invite you to discover Abesea, a central hub for sailors to store and share their sailing logs and experience.

https://abesea.com

Abesea is a personal project - my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By tarmes
Re: Lots of little holes in the gel coat - osmosis?

Yes, that's how we feel too:) Still, we'd like it to last us a few years yet, we've only just bought it!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By tarmes
Re: Lots of little holes in the gel coat - osmosis?

The boat stays in the water all year round. When we bought it we took if out of the water to check for blistering, but we didn't see anything. It's only after we started to clean that the blistering...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By tarmes
Re: Lots of little holes in the gel coat - osmosis?

What you can see is the result of my cleaning with a high pressure hose. It's taken off some of the black bottom paint, under which it's red.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By tarmes
Re: Lots of little holes in the gel coat - osmosis?

Hi,

What I find surprising is that the blisters are localised to the band around the boat, and that there are so many of them (hundreds). It doesn't look like any of the pictures of osmosis that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By tarmes
Re: Lots of little holes in the gel coat - osmosis?

It's hard to see in the photo, however those white dots are small holes (2 to 3mm across) in the gel coat. They are very shallow and they just look white underneath.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By tarmes
Lots of little holes in the gel coat - osmosis?

Hi,

I've recently bought a small trailer sailer that's kept in the water in a fresh water port. It an old boat (1979).

I've just taken it out in order to work on it and give it a clean, and...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-27-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

They already exist. For example:

Emergency Navigation Lights (http://www.boatlamps.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d187.html)

That's actually the reason that I hadn't yet decided whether or not to go for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-27-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

Well, the cockpit is of the self-evacuating kind. There's no engine compartment. The structure itself is basically a sandwich of fibreglass filled with foam, so it's pretty much unsinkable. I suppose...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

Please excuse my ignorance of electrical systems, but how can I be sure that the the system can keep the iPad running? If would be nice if the the panel could deliver enough power to the battery to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

I'd like to be able to take it away for a few days sailing at a time, perhaps a weeks worth. Charging in that way may therefore not be an option.

I could potentially charge the battery using shore...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

Hi,

What set-up would you recommend for my use case? I basically need to run an iPad and some LED nav lights and have the battery charged by a solar panel.

It would be nice to have room for...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

It's not quite as mad as it seems:

* I don't need a bilge pump because there's no bilge
* I will be installing Nav Lights, but it'll be a while before I'll be navigating at night, so that's not...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

Yes, but I'm tackling one issue at a time.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

Hi,

I can't yet say what my actual use would be, but let's assume that I'd like to use the iPad for a total of 40 hours between charges.

I've read elsewhere that iPads charge very slowly from a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
Re: iPad - the charging conundrum

It looks interesting, but it does mean finding room for that panel. Would a "proper" marine solar panel do the job better?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-26-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By tarmes
iPad - the charging conundrum

Hi,

I have a trailor-sailor which currently has no room for a chart table, and no electricty aboard.

To solve the charting problem I'd like to use an iPad with iNavX. However, I realise that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By tarmes
Re: European trailer sailer search...

Hi Marti,

I'm sure there must be such boats, but i'm really struggling to find out what they are. I've just discovered the Globe 530.4 which looks interesting....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-03-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By tarmes
European trailer sailer search...

Hi,

I'm looking to buy myself a second hand trailer sailer that would be appropriate for 2 adults and 2 children.

Please note I'm based in France, so I'm looking for boats that are readily...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-13-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 7,852
Posted By tarmes
Re: Vang on a dinghy

Actually, I'm not loving Google because I'm not finding the answers I'm looking for :)

Using Google:


I understand that the vang keeps the boom from raising.
I understand that tensioning it...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-13-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 7,852
Posted By tarmes
Vang on a dinghy

Hi all,

I've been sailing dinghies for just under a year and I'd like to better understand how the various sail controls will affect the dinghy's performance.

Would someone be able to explain...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By tarmes
Re: Sail Simulator on VMWare Fusion 4

Actually I can't put bootcamp on my machine since the boot disk is RAID. In any case, I'd hate to have to keep shutting down the Mac just to run the simulator.

I discovered however that I could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By tarmes
Re: Sail Simulator on VMWare Fusion 4

I'm sure.

But as a dinghy sailor who's still learning the basics, it is realistic enough for me to get an understanding of how the various adjustments (sheets, vang, etc.) affect performance and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By tarmes
Re: Sail Simulator on VMWare Fusion 4

Hi James,

Well, I don't know if it works on VMWare 4 because there's no way I can test it without overwriting my VMWare 3 installation (no point buying an upgrade if it turns out that it doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By tarmes
Sail Simulator on VMWare Fusion 4

Hi,

I'd like to try out this simulator:

us.sailsimulator.com (http://www.sailsimulator.com/)

I'm on a Mac Pro. Using VMWare fusion 3 the program doesn't get too far - I'd like to know if...
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