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AIS

Postby mm5aho » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:00 pm

After fitting a new AIS system this winter, had a try of it after getting it all configured etc. Quite interesting to come home and then look up where I was. One day I'll be able to know where I am in real time??

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Re: AIS

Postby claymore » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:57 am

Lovely - was there a reason for that tricky looking loop you put in by Cloch Pt? Aja will have been watching you from his Baronial Manor, I assume you filed a passage plan?
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Re: AIS

Postby Aja » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:53 am

Not likely! Have to dash back to pool for next swimming lesson with grandkids. Outdoor but Lanzarote not sunny Gourock!
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Re: AIS

Postby mm5aho » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:45 pm

The main purpose of the trip was to take pictures of two other boats that came out of Kip. Able2Sail and that charity's motorboat Jenny Rose. So the looping about was dodging between the two, keeping to sunward, taking pictures and trying to avoid a collision.
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There wasn't a lot of wind, but that Bavaria seems to go nicely in such a zephyr.
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Re: AIS

Postby Silkie » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:32 pm

I was going to make the traditional criticism of sail trim that's the obligatory response to any pic of a boat under sail but somehow I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
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Re: AIS

Postby mm5aho » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:08 am

Go, on, say it...

That mainsail looks pretty poorly shaped. The leech looks overtight for the conditions, the lazy jack support ropes are slack, loosing the advertising opportunity to show off the charity name, and there's something not right about the leech foot intersection.
Not sure, but there might be a roll of the genoa still left on the forestay too? In light conditions like this, want all the sail available.

Of course it would not look like that if this volunteer skipper was aboard!
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Re: AIS

Postby cpedw » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:42 am

They are all too busy staring at the photographer to worry about the sail trim.


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