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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 5:13 pm 
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Video of my first opportunity to get out this year. Long overdue.



-Rowdy


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 2:04 pm 
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What did you use to get the telemetry on the video?

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 3:03 pm 
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I made an Excel macro to combine GPS data with weather data to calculate all the stats. (The wind info is from the nearest weather station and doesn't include gusts.) I then fed that into a custom setup I made with Dashware to overlay it on the video. http://www.dashware.net

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Very cool! I really like the circle chart on the left.

I have another question on the sailing, I noticed that thru most of the video, your main sheet was almost slack. Is that normal? It seems that I almost always crank mine down to some firm tension at a minimum, and when it get windier, I crank it down even harder.

I am not an experienced sailor, but it seemed to work for you, so I may have to experiment with that next time I am out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:54 pm 
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I noticed that thru most of the video, your main sheet was almost slack. Is that normal?


The wind was pretty light that day, and the video is mostly my downwind route. I just trimmed the sails to the tells (roughly :? ) Not sure if that was the best way to do it, but it's the best I know.

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