Category Archives: Peter´s considerations

Windvane politics

FORGIVE ME FATHER, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT … Windvane politics

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Windpilot on performance yachts

DIALOG ABOUT USEFULNESS OF WINDPILOT ON ALUBAT CIGALE 14 Performance yachts

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Istvan Kopar – Mindelo findings

PUBLIC RESPONSE TO ISTVAN´S LATEST PODCAST Mindelo findings

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Istvan Kopar – back to the basics

WINDVANE SELF-STEERING – LESSONS translation of German blog dated 17th july 2018 Windvane basics

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Antoine Cousot – no problem basicly

WINDVANE SELF-STEERING – BACK TO BASICS Antoine Cousot

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Istvan Kopar – a planning oversight

STEERING IN FOURTH GEAR A planning oversight

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Istvan Koper problems – support

CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT A SOLUTION FOR ISTVAN´S PROBLEM Istvan Kopar

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The fall guy

RIDING THE RAZOR´S EDGE – ONE-WAY TRAFFIC ON SPONSORSHIP STREET The fall guy

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Golden Globe Race # 3 – before start

USUAL PROCEDURE? GGR # 3

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Puzzling things out

PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER Puzzling things out

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Peter and the market

WINDPILOT – INTRIGUE AND COPYCATS Intrigue and copycats

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Hydrovane – Windpilot

WINDPILOT – PROPERLY EFFECTIVE WINDVANE STEERING SYSTEMS Hydrovane – Windpilot

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Golden Globe Race 2018 – emergency rudder

IN EXTREMIS – LOSING THE RUDDER SOS – Rudderless

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Achilles heels – Saildrives

THE HOW AND THE WHY From the harbour tug operator to the car driver with an empty tank, anyone with first-hand experience knows the best way to set a large load moving in the right direction is to push it … Continue reading

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Influencers

INFLUENCERS AND INFLUENZA – THE SILENT POWER Influencers and influenza: both have the capacity to render one powerless, but while influenza’s challenge to the immune system is impossible to overlook, the influence on our thought processes of sources we trust … Continue reading

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Cardinal sins – the rudder

RUDDER, TILLER, WHEEL STEERING, EMERGENCY TILLER Is overconfidence the order of the day? Have we lost our respect for the forces of nature? Naively succumbed to the marketers’ forked tongue? Is the new really always better than the old? Are … Continue reading

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Golden Globe Race 2018 – La Longue Route 2018

PLANNING A LONG VOYAGE Six months is really quite a long time, at least when it comes to travel planning. GGR – LLR – #2

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The importance of a strong rudder

APPEARANCE AND REALITY A tour of European trade fairs and marinas reveals which marketing campaigns and promotions have gained the most traction and highlights the latest trends and developments to have been packaged up, badged (invariably) as important improvements and … Continue reading

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Longue Route 2018

GENESIS OF THE LONGUE ROUTE 2018 To plagiarize shamelessly Jack London – or his wife Charmian, both wrote exactly the same sentence without specifying the author – “it’s all the fault of Captain Joshua Slocum and his ship the Spray!” … Continue reading

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Golden Globe Race 2018 – Longue Route 2018

THE EARLY BIRD AND THE WORM The time is racing away. Watch out or you might find yourself left behind, washed up – a social outcast even. You have to keep up, everyone says so. Perhaps there’s comfort to be … Continue reading

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