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    Not Eric.

    Yes screen printing would work well. The two motifs I have in mind are the 'running man' three legged thing, for the spinnaker kite, and the Raven banner symbol that has convoluted Viking significance.

    One interpretation of the raven banner is that it represents the valkyries, who selected the best of fallen warriors to serve at Valhalla. Lots of other interwoven symbolic stuff but basically a Raven banner or flag is flown to instil fear and respect. The one flying the flag is indicating a willingness to fight and die, and an expectation of a glorious death and afterlife. It's the motif to go on the storm chute.

    The little orange kite is 1.5 square metres and is a trial version of the storm chute. I have a reel of thin dyneema to use for the bridles and lines - it's another two-line kite.


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    So if I read correctly, you desire to instil fear from all those who dare to gaze upon the Hi Vis Raven secret weapon. Sounds exciting (a touch of swallows and amazons). Will you be raiding the local settlements to do what Vikings do best? Does this give a license to round up and run off with all the women folk in said settlements, or have modern Vikings been swept up political correctness?

    BTW, where did you buy your dyneema? I have yet to see it appear in marine stores over my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    So if I read correctly, you desire to instil fear from all those who dare to gaze upon the Hi Vis Raven secret weapon. Sounds exciting (a touch of swallows and amazons). Will you be raiding the local settlements to do what Vikings do best? Does this give a license to round up and run off with all the women folk in said settlements, or have modern Vikings been swept up political correctness?

    BTW, where did you buy your dyneema? I have yet to see it appear in marine stores over my way.


    The kite string dyneema is from a kite string mob on eBay. I spent hours umming and aaring and finally just picked one out. You can get all sorts of lengths, thicknesses, braiding etc. this one is probably rebadged dyneema fishing line.






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    That looks like Uhmwpe.

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    I was wondering about that too, thought it wasn't quite the same as dyneema... but it is a while since I last studied up on the chemistry of all the current crop of fibres so maybe I'm just confused.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultr...t_polyethylene

    Dyneema is uhmwpe spun through spinnarets giving a directional consistency to most of the very long chain molecules, resulting in very high tensile strength.

    The kite line may or may not be able to be branded 'Dyneema' however it is 90kg rated breaking strain for 0.6mm dia, and meets my requirements. It's sold as dyneema and is chemically the same stuff. Happy to do load tests on a sample.


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    I was jus pullin yer chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    I was jus pullin yer chain.


    Was that a Dyneema chain or one of those old fashioned metal thingies?


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    Dont go getting all stroppy.

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    Phew um .... confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultr...t_polyethylene

    Dyneema is uhmwpe spun through spinnarets giving a directional consistency to most of the very long chain molecules, resulting in very high tensile strength.

    The kite line may or may not be able to be branded 'Dyneema' however it is 90kg rated breaking strain for 0.6mm dia, and meets my requirements. It's sold as dyneema and is chemically the same stuff. Happy to do load tests on a sample.


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    No doubt the strength is fine. If there is any difference I would think it would be in creep, but that's not relevant to your application.

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    Uhmwpe does sound creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Uhmwpe does sound creepy.

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    The fear instilling raven will be controlled with a creepy thing. Groovy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    The fear instilling raven will be controlled with a creepy thing. Groovy!


    If it flies.

    I'm afraid I'm becoming pessimistic again. I'll believe it works when I've tested it. At the moment I'm overwhelmed with other jobs and I'm wondering how to do the loops that hold the bridle strings to the kite. I'm thinking I might sew on little ripstop tabs with oompee string loops embedded in them. Probably over thinking it.


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    Hi Bruce, I'm looking to get an electrical system set up for my boat, are you still happy with your minimal solar system? would your recommend the lithium battery packs over a couple of SLA motorbike batteries?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagos View Post
    Hi Bruce, I'm looking to get an electrical system set up for my boat, are you still happy with your minimal solar system? would your recommend the lithium battery packs over a couple of SLA motorbike batteries?

    Thanks,

    Liam


    Hi Liam,

    It's still early days with my system and it won't be obvious if there are any hidden gotchas with my Lion packs for a while. At this stage they are behaving very well though. They will accept a charge and gulp it down quickly from a 70w solar panel. They have a better useable charge range, they are much lighter, and they don't seem to be as overdrain-fragile as a SLA type. On the flip side there are 24 individual cells, and the charge balance needs to be monitored. It would be a good way to go for anyone who would find it fun, rather than a drag, to learn to manage this kind of technology. Also it really is a bit minimalist. I wouldn't want to try to crank any motor regularly with my Lion packs.

    I'm watching the weather improving and looking forward to camp cruising soon. I'm in the process of stiffening the top 1.5 metres of the tapered carbon mast. I'm really hoping that Spring will bring enough wind-friendly days that I will be able to nip down to KI for a week of solitude for writing a couple of times.

    Short answer, yes happy, but situational relevance is key.


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    great, i'll follow your lead then and go for a more lightweight install, though built in. with LED lights, a couple of phones and a GPS i'm not expecting to need much power, and my outboard has a charge coil if i need it as well,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagos View Post
    great, i'll follow your lead then and go for a more lightweight install, though built in. with LED lights, a couple of phones and a GPS i'm not expecting to need much power, and my outboard has a charge coil if i need it as well,


    Sounds ideal. Let me know if you want the details of the Lion packs.


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