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  • Re: DOT.POL polar
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi Kroppyer,
    Finally found a layout last night. It was TWS/TWA and the data was ";" separated. So I managed to create one. Thanks
    Cheers
    Rod
  • DOT.POL polar
    Board » General Discussion
    Hello,

    I have attached an Expedition Polar in a .TXT format. I'm trying to export into a .POL file. does anyone have the capability to do that.

    Thanks in advance if you can - and of course do.

    Cheers
    Rod
  • Re: Name the boat...
    Board » General Discussion
    LUFF

    Little Ugly Fat F...er

    or AFRICA

    Another Freaking Regatta I Can't Afford

    or BananaBoat and get you own themesong
    https://youtu.be/wLQ52FHQ3xc



    --- Last Edited by Roddo at 2017-01-15 01:30:08 ---
  • Re: VMC
    Board » General Discussion
    Viva everyone who has contributed to this thread. You have managed to both confuse me and educate me at the same time - haha. But I thank you for it. I now have a good understanding of the mechanics of VMC - thanks to all of you but particularly to the SPINNAKER; the visual VMC representation there I think was the final piece of the puzzle.
    I appreciate that you have taken them time to educate me with a little fun along the way, I still have a long way to go. Thankyou to Outlaw for your new VMC post, I know the practical answers are in there, I think I'll just have to read it a few more times and do some practical training with Kippers CAT for things to finally drop.

    Cheers AND Beers from downunder
    Rod
  • Consolidation
    Board » General Discussion
    Just a thought but it occurred to me that SOL might be a lot stronger for it if all the additional bits like brainaid's page, AGage optimum angles, and the multitude of others were consolidated and all contained within the SOL site.
    I understand that they are available via links but if they were all within the site then it might promote stronger learning, stronger co-operation and stronger and more dynamic net advancement of knowledge which might benefit all members in general.
  • Re: Nmea in2 Excel
    Board » Technical Support
    At this stage I want to be able to display the data on an excel sheet; TWA,TWD,BSP,COG that sort of thing.
    Is it possible?
    Could you point me in the right direction for research?
    I've tried a couple of time but was not succesful
  • Nmea in2 Excel
    Board » Technical Support
    Hello,

    Does anyone how to get NMEA into Excel - from the excel end?

    thanks in advance

    Rod
  • Re: VMC
    Board » General Discussion
    Kroppyer - thankyou. I've been looking at your SPINNACER - amazing. I reckon the hardest thing for you was the acronym - haha. I've been reading over and over as well as outlaws post and I reckon I'm nearly there.
    Just don't quite get how to arrive at the bearing. Agage's Optimum Angle uses the bearing to the next mark but you seem to use the average TWD and Outlaw seems to use the TWD later in the leg.
    So trying to find my own answer;
    Tacking (inside upwind VMG) Bearing=TWD perhaps with a skew towards the TWD later in the leg
    Reaching Bearing=Bearing to Mark
    Gybing (inside downwind VMG) =same as tacking
    VMC=VMG when bearing is 0,180
    Once this gets us to the VMG laylines then we're on the layline??

    Am I close??

    PS - does your autopilot have land avoidance?

    Schakel - hahaha



    --- Last Edited by Roddo at 2016-08-05 13:28:07 ---
  • VMC
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi All,

    I'm really keen to understand VMC a lot better, in fact any understanding would be better than I know at the moment. I've read a few posts on VMC and sort of understand that if you expect a shift on the course then you need to sail to a point to take advantage of the shift and get on a higher rung. I'd very much like to understand the mathematics of arriving at the number. So I've attached a screen shot of AGage's optimum angles tool for the current tallships race and wonder how the VMC TWA is calculated. I'm also wondering why there is no-one on that VMC course - and in general in any of the races and consequently how I can use it to assist with which heading to take.

    Cheers
    Rod
  • Why is the bent line Better - sometimes.
    Board » General Discussion
    I have been genuinely inspired by the Soler's amazing ability to read the weather and I'm on a mission to get a better understanding.
    I've noticed that there is a time for a straight line and a time for a bent line but I do not understand why.
    I've seen sailors take a straight line and be overtaken by someone sailing around the outside and other times the opposite.
    I would appreciate any pointers anyone would like to share. Thanks in advance.
    Cheers
    Rod

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