Posts Tagged ‘big pimpin’
One of the things we’re excited to check out at the METS show is Oceanvolt’s new smartphone app to go along with their very sexy electric motor and management systems. We’ve got a treehugging streak, but even for the environmentally apathetic, these things have some phenomenal benefits over traditional diesel systems. More from our pals in Finland:
Oceanvolt’s award-winning electric motors and energy management systems for sailboats and catamarans are silent, lightweight and maintenance free. Oceanvolt offers both sail drive and shaft drive motor models. The Oceanvolt SD system has a patented, flexible mounting to attach the motor to the sailboat hull to absorb vibrations. This feature also makes it possible to refit or install the electric motor system on any boat between 20-80ft.
Oceanvolt systems create energy while sailing – up to 4000W per motor, monohull or catamaran. This will recharge the batteries quickly. Complemented with solar power and shore power, there is rarely any need to use a generator while sailing. Compared
to traditional diesel motors, Oceanvolt electric motors have no gears or components that wear out or parts that need to be replaced in yearly service.
Oceanvolt has also developed a smartphone app that will show you the system’s state of charge and status, as well as the location of your boat and other useful info, anywhere in the world. This same system is also used by Oceanvolt’s service team to monitor, diagnose and remotely service customer boats. It is called Oceanvolt RSI- Remote Service Interface.
November 13th, 2015 by admin
The first new innovation in racing hull coatings in years is making a lot of noise on the race course; it’s called Eelsnot, it’s totally green and made in the USA, and it’s available now at Latis International. It also works for powerboats, boards – anything you have that needs a smooth hull and protection from critters.
In 2014, Newport’s Will Welles took the 2014 J/24 World Championship using it, and it helped him take the National title as well as big-fleet firsts in the J/70 in Miami and 3rd in Charleston. Here’s what he had to say. We threw everything we could at our eelsnotted bottom during the J/24 Worlds weed sticks, flossing, even a crab pot or two. When we pulled her out of the water she looked exxactly the same as she did when we splahsed her. Eelsnot is fast enough to win a Worlds, and it lasts a full week in the water like nothing I’ve used. Get some.
January 20th, 2015 by admin
The father-and-son team behind the VX-One’s steady growth can now move a mini-fleet all by themselves; their ability to transport 10 boats in their two rigs at a great price makes fleet-building that much easier. Get up to date on one of the quickest and hottest new sportboats in this 8-minute Mr. Clean interview with Brian and Hayden Bennett this past Sunday from the shores of the newest VX-One home; Michigan’s Macatawa Bay Yacht Club.
August 21st, 2014 by admin
In between forecasting the latest storms’ landfalls, our friends at DryUV still have to pay the bills, and they do so with a great line of technical apparel for all your racing and shoreside needs. And check this out: The 60+% off deal is back on! That’s less than 20$ for DryArmour’s super comfortable, super efficient Pro-Tech UPF 50+ shirts – and that includes your team or sponsor logo!
You don’t have to worry about any more poor-fitting ‘yachtie’ hats, either; DryArmour e just added FlexFit Hats to their awesome lineup. Add in their compression shorts, hoodies, and polos, and you’re covered from skin to foulies – all at a huge discount. Mark can help with your graphic design and is always available to his customers; order your gear today and check out more about the sale right over here.
August 6th, 2014 by admin
Andraz and the boys at Seascape are pushing to fill their last few build slots for 2014, and they figured this shot might light some of you up a little, reminding us that the Seascape 27 isn’t just a race boat! The shot comes from Croatia on one of the world’s coolest bays, and if you’re looking to check out the new Seascape 27, the Chicago Yacht Club is the place to be; US boat # 1 sets off for the Chicago Mackinac Race next month, doublehanded with US offshore shorthanded Phil Sharp.
For more on the boat, see here.
June 27th, 2014 by admin
Rob Doolittle and Bob Hodges took the second ever VX-One North American Championship last weekend in a 21-boat fleet out of Rush Creek YC in Texas. Full results here, full story here, and a couple of nice photo galleries (and the above shot) from Rush Creek YV here.
The super light, super quick VX-One continues to please, growing especially well on the Gulf Coast…check ‘em out here.
November 11th, 2013 by admin
He may not be having the regatta he wanted or expected here in Hawaii, but Red Bull Youth AC winner and 49er World Champ Pete Burling still had enough speed to win yesterday’s Velocitek “Dash For Cash” for a cool grand. 25 knots of boatspeed in 11 knots of breeze on an 11-foot long singlehander? That’s fast.
Hear how he did it here, and stay tuned next week for the big announcement you’ve all been waiting for from one of Sailing Anarchy’s most loyal longtime supporters, Velocitek. Photo thanks to Gretta Kruesi/www.grettakruesi.com.
October 18th, 2013 by admin
The first-ever Melges 20 Worlds gets underway in just 3 months down in the Florida Keys. 36 are registered, 50+ are likely, with Samba Pa Ti, Mascalzone Junior, Bacio, and Stig the favorites. Check out this little promo video and tell us again: Will you be there? If so, register!
September 4th, 2013 by admin
Another year, another countdown to America’s funnest overall regatta, and we welcome back Charleston Race Week to the SA family. With the rebounding Melges 24, the exploding J/70, the exciting HPR class, and continually growing big boat racing of all levels, it’s hard to beat Charleston in April. Here are a couple of words from our pal Randy Draftz, the wizard moving the handles around for the event.
“You’ve still got a couple of days to save $50 on your registration to America’s biggest regatta (and the biggest beach party in sailing), but you have to ACT FAST! After January 31, the Early Discount expires, so register now. Inshore courses are expected to reach capacity early, so late entries may be excluded in the larger inshore one-design classes. As of January 28, there are already 29 J/70s registered. And remember; only entries that are fully paid are considered registered. You can check out exactly who’s already signed up here, and the link to register is right here. Crew Board is here.”
January 29th, 2013 by admin
Our friends at Crowley’s Yacht Yard are big players on the Strictly Sail stage. Here’s what they are up to.
Crowley’s manages and staffs some of the biggest booths at the show including SLAM, Henri Lloyd, Lewmar and Sperry. The main Crowley’s booth is back, the Close-Out booth is bigger than ever, both are full of great stuff from Spinlock, Mustang Survival, Gill, Adidas, Henry Lloyd, North Face, SLAM, and much, much more. Stop by for the best deal of the year on anything you need.
At the yard, we’re busier than ever, and we just finished a complicated but exciting turbo project on a SC52. The rig shop is going through the 200+ rigs that came into the shop in the fall, inspecting, tweaking and tuning. The gear heads in the Mechanical Shop are rebuilding engines. The store is getting a face lift, bringing in a bigger part of the Gill line, and creating a new service counter to answer all of the boating questions you can think of. The Fiberglass Shop is stripping decks, repainting topsides, and applying both race and cruiser bottom jobs. Our systems experts are installing new equipment and the yard guys are busy moving boats and just trying to stay warm.
Want to stay up to speed with Crowley’s? Email us at [email protected] to get added to our e-Newsletter list. Oh, and don’t forget to hit up the Winter Anarchy Party at Lizzie McNeill’s at 9pm on Friday the 25th and, if you’re still standing on Saturday, come out to the Pink Pony Party at Chicago Yacht Club’s Belmont Station and party like you just got to Mackinac (okay, maybe not quite that hard).
We’re at the following booths:
SLAM booth #341
Henri Lloyd booth #332
Sperry booth #207
Lewmar booth #331
Crowley’s booth #333
Crowley’s Close Out booth #530a
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January 25th, 2013 by admin