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Old 06-02-2015
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Good luck Raven - sadly we will be watching from a computer
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Well Raven is almost ready to race, amazing how much effort goes into prepping for the Van Isle 360. It is the 5th time around and we started the process two years ago with room reservations and there are still a couple of items to address this week before casting off.

A big thank you to the supporting cast including Evolution Sails, Strait Marine, Protech Rigging, Wun Hung Lo, Windyfeat, and Serge for their commitment to the boats electronics, 6ft6 for the liferaft, the entire team has been busy replacing lines, & blocks, cleaning.

Looking forward to the amended Leg 1 and the day racing in Comox, great fleet of 52 boats.
Crazy isn't it. I keep thinking of more stuff to check and do so the list seems to be growing rather than shrinking. Thankfully though the importance of each item seems to be diminishing. Although getting the foresails back from UK is still on the list - during Swiftsure we conveniently marked where the spreader patch should be on the #1.

See you on Friday in Nanaimo!
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I have to say that the Rigging Inspection was very thorough, they pointed out many items that I was aware of and intended to deal with later. Good to have an independent check.

Am looking forward to trying out iNavx on an ipad, with a wifi link to the boats instrumentation. Our Chart plotter is below deck so it will be nice to have this in the cockpit.
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Just make sure the iPad is in an otterbox and kept in the shade. It will overheat quite easily in the middle of the day.

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I have to say that the Rigging Inspection was very thorough, they pointed out many items that I was aware of and intended to deal with later. Good to have an independent check.

Am looking forward to trying out iNavx on an ipad, with a wifi link to the boats instrumentation. Our Chart plotter is below deck so it will be nice to have this in the cockpit.
We have been using this since the last love tap we gave mother earth. Works really well. I have experienced the big iPad overheating but weirdly our mini never does. Also very cool is the iRegatta Pro with the wifi link. If you get a good ping of the ends it will do time to line and all sorts of other cool stuff. Now though we have Ventus Navigator on deck which is feeding the expedition data to the screen. Very cool for starts also has automatic switching between upwind and downwind targets and a VERY good MOB function. All of this of course is only as good as the calibration.

Now as long as the new prop gets here in time we will be all set.
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Ian - iPad overheating is a big issue if you're not careful.

on HM we have 2 iPads, one lives on charge in the freezer while the other is used on deck. If one overheats we swap, with the 'hot' unit going into the freezer.

We use a bag for rain protection, and find the iPads are tough enough.

One thing we have learned is that we don't need constant video feedback of our position most of the time. We therefore just turn the iPad off. It's pretty instant on, so every 5 minutes or so we will turn it on, check position vmg etc. and then turn it off. Overheating is vastly reduced and battery life vastly increased. Hard to resist the temptation for constant feedback, though. That's where the two units come in handy.

iNavx with NAVIONICS charts is the ticket!

See you out there! (at least at the starts!)
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That is good to know, especially about the bag as I could not find a case for a 1st generation iPad. Seemed like it was older than the sale staff !
INavx certainly seems very well designed. Windyfeat wired up the optical NMEAA stream to the Epirb today. A few flares and some new runner tails Wednesday and we are there.
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No joke! 8 people for 2 weeks, it's going to get a lot of use. Joker valve. Super important.

Also winches. We had 2 of ours seize up at Campbell River last time.
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You guys have to keep your Nav gear in the Freezer? WTF?!? The Cult of Apple runs deep...
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There's a freezer?
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