The SA 7,000 mile test sail, and TackTick mystery

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

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3 Responses

  1. Russ says:

    I had that same RC425 on a brand new Beneteau that I chartered in Croatia in June of this year. Moorings must have a warehouse full of them. It was a pain to use. But then, Moorings doesn’t charter boats anywhere that you really need to do much navigation.

  2. Russ says:

    Here’s the story from TackTick:
    Thank you for this opportunity to reply.
    The Moorings and indeed Sunsail have chosen Tacktick for it renowned reliability, as we have been supplying some of the harshest environments with the racing yachts and Olympic dinghies over the years they appreciate our product is very durable. As we all know that charter boats get one of the harshest treatments when so many customers are on board every year from all kinds of sailing experience. The boats are maintained well but the gear on board always suffers from all the challenges of such high use and the normal salt water and marine environment.
    So naturally Tacktick being sealed for life waterproof and without any cables around the boat offered the charter companies great benefits and reliability, also with all the displays being multifunctional we could specifically set them up in charter mode to simplify the operation and functionality to each companies settings. Then of course when the inevitable happens and a winch handle or the like breaks a screen it is a two minute job anywhere that the boat happens to be on charter to replace the display with another, and you don�t have to be an electronics engineer to undertake such a task.
    Well hope that explains why the charter companies are so keen to adopt the world of Wireless Instruments, if not please do send me another e mail.
    Some additional Facts
    Reliability
    80% of electronics faults are caused by wiring failures
    Easy Installation
    A typical installation can be done in a few hours, no need to cut holes or run wires
    Self � Powering
    Tacktick displays are solar powered so no drain on your ships batteries
    Lightweight
    You save weight making you quicker through the water
    Portability
    You can position the displays where you most need them not where it�s practical to run wires
    Waterproof
    All our products are sealed for life and waterproof to 100mtr
    Best Regards
    Clive

  3. jeff says:

    In Annapolis, the Leopard 46 was kitted out like this: http://escapehatches.com/photos/leopard/images/121/original.aspx
    Apologies for the crappy picture. It all depends on how the owner’s option them out.

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