Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter


greatketch@...
 

Mark,

The Puddle Jump is held every year.  The page referenced is a historical listing of all the articles published in the rally's sponsor magazine, Latitude 38, from 2005 through 2016.

If you scan down the list, you will find for each year there is a "Recap" article published after the rally.  Each of the "Recaps" include a table of the survey responses from the rally participants that includes passage speed information and breakdown experiences.

For anyone not familiar, Latitude 38 is the local sailing rag for the San Francisco Bay area.  One of the better local sailing magazines around.  Of course mostly dedicated to the local news, but lots of information and news of general sailing interest as well.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA



---In amelyachtowners@..., <mcerdos@...> wrote :

Which article are you referring to? There are a lot of them on this page.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

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Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

 

 

An interesting source of anecdotal information on failures underway is the annual recap article from the Pacific Puddle Jump Rally published in Latitude 38.  

 

http://www.pacificpuddlejump.com/articles.html

 

It's not terribly helpful to give real rates of failure since usually only about 25% of the boats actually fill out the end of rally survey, and the information is very sketchy about why things broke, but it give you an idea none the less. 

 

It's also really interesting to see real passage time data and engine hour usage instead of the kind of bragging one normally gets around the yacht club bar.  

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD, USA

 

 

 

 

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