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New sails and lazy bag

Before summer our new sails from Lundh Sails have arrived.  We ordered a new full-batten mainsail (M3) with 3 reef points and Seldén's low friction carts and a furling jib (FJ2), both from Vectran reinforced Dacron crosscut panel which supposed to keep it's form longer and have a longer overall lifespan. We also got a new lazy bag for the new main as the old one was falling apart.  The new sails were already tested and performing very well. It's sooo nice!

Gobius Pro tank sensor

Before sailing out on our vacation, we installed a Gobius Pro tank level sensor on the waste tank. We're four on board, so the head gets used a lot and we wanted to know when is it time to empty the tank, to avoid overfilling it.  The Gobius Pro sensor was an obvious choice due to the ease of installation as it measures from the outside of the tank. The base kit includes a small panel with green and red feedback lights (shaped like a fish) for which we found a perfect location in the head over an old hole drilled by the previous owner. The installation was straight forward as both the sensor and and panel is attached with self-adhesive and the cabling part consists only of connecting the sensor to the panel and to the power. The Gobius Pro has bluetooth capability built in, so the feedback and the settings like how often to measure or when to alert (fluid level is below or above the sensor) can be changed from the Gobius app.