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How to crimp!..

 

I had an email from a reader asking me about one of the links over here on the right hand sidebar under “Useful Info” – and it reminded me to look at some of my links again!…

One of the links that I just loved is from an author who goes by the handle “mainecrusing”. He has numerous “HowTo” pages here. There are lots of photos for each job and I have certainly found them very helpful – check out the one on crimping tools for example.

…”In this photo I

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Active Captain Bargain for Cyber Monday 2010….

Not to be outdone by the many online deals going on today, MaxSea and Furuno have teamed up with a great deal of their own, a rebate on purchases of MaxSea Time Zero Navigator software.

If you purchase MaxSea Time Zero Navigator between October 27, 2010 and March 15, 2011, they will provide a $100 rebate. You must fill out and return the rebate form. The rebate form can be downloaded here.

With this rebate, the effective price of getting the full software with all US NOAA charts (vector and raster, 3D data, satellite imagery)

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Tracking GPS for £149 and 3G bundled in …

WPT250 facing left

We’ve all had those niggling worries about tying up our boat whilst we head ashore for a bite to eat and the thoughts of it not being there when we get back!

Tetra Boats are launching a new product called TenderTrack at the 2011 London Boat Show. TenderTrack is about the size of a box of matches and incorporates a highly sensitive 50 channel GPS and GSM data modem to allow the location of your tender to be constantly monitored on your smart phone. It’s waterproof and has an internal rechargeable battery that can offer up to 72 hours of operation.

Simply mount the unit on the tender or outboard (it can take temperatures of up to 70C, so can even sit inside an outboard cowling) and access its functionality through either sending SMS commands to the unit or through a simple web interface.

I don’t see why you couldn’t use this on your car or motor bike or even on your prize pot plant in your front garden – what a great gadget!


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EV Supercar is here – EV Super yachts are coming…

SRZeroIn my previous posts about hybrid technology I speculated about the cross over effect of the car industry’s recent experiments and the possible impact on yacht propulsion.

In a week where Toyota announced that it is planning to release 11 new hybrid vehicles and a rechargeable Prius model as part of its efforts to stay at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology – we have the fantastic achievement of our very own Imperial College team who drove a modified electric sport scar (donated by Radical Sport scars based in Peterborough, UK) from Alaska, down the Pan-American Highway, finishing at Ushuaia in Argentina, a journey of 26,000km – crossing 14 countries in 140 days.

This all-electric SRZero supercar is powered by the latest in lithium iron phosphate battery technology, linked to a state of the art battery management and systems control unit. Making a total of 400 HP from its twin motors, the lightweight BEV sports car can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 120 MPH. Thanks to regenerative braking units built into the zero emissions race car, the SRZero has an extended range of over 300 miles and can be recharged by an ordinary household electric outlets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOGzM1tSFw8


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Code-Zero

Well that didn’t take long! – following my last post on systems for handling code-zero sails – especially while shorthanded, a number of readers sent me some interesting video clips from YouTube that I though I would share with you here…have a look – some are quite entertaining…


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