I have used TackTracker for the last 2 years and I have found it a great device to review my races at home and if you get your friends onto the same application you can compare your races. the website is www.tacktracker.com
I have the DVD on order. I cannot wait to review. I understand that Steve has used Tacktracker software to anaylise his race results. I am looking forward to seeing how he uses the software, as I have been using it for the last 12+ months and I have found it to be very valuable...
I replaced my incandescent lights with sealed LED lights earlier this year. It is the best thing I have done. I bought the LED lights from an ebay dealer and got a great deal, so I would recommend that you put a watch on some ebay dealers and I thing you will be very pleased with the results. :D
If you have removed all the screws, then run something like a Stanley knife between the inspection port and the deck to break the silicon seal. With a gentle twist of the knife the inspection port should lift up.
For me, I remember the course in patterns, with an anchoring mark, as my club defines the courses in shapes, like triangles, trapezoids, sausages. For example triangle, triangle, sausage, triangle, finish, so when I go around the anchoring mark I tick off (in my head) which part of...
I would recommend getting one from Intensity, as mjbhawg says they are great to deal with. I got one as a xmas present and I have attached a photo of the final product, which I think has come out ok. :)
I would add the mainsheet is run correctly. I have missed running the mainsheet through the boom faieread and wondered why I have got hooked on the mainsheet on the first tack or jib :eek:. Also I have seen sailors forgetting to run the mainsheet through the forward boom block and many...
Try West Coast Sailing http://westcoastsailing.net/ I have purchased a few laser items from George with a great turn around. If you order on a Thursday it is usually at your door (in Australia) on Tuesday. Assuming that the items are in stock.
A 10:1 has a better mechancial advantage (ie. less force required by you)) than a 6:1, but then you will need to deal to how much line will be floating in the boat when you have a 10:1 system hard on.
To help you understabd about mechancial advantage and pulleys I have found this link...
It looks like you might have the equipment for a 6:1 purchase. I have found this pdf http://www.roostersailing.com/merchant2/articles/cunprim1.pdf that explains how to setup a 6:1 cummingham purchase.
I hope this helps you out.