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  2. There are 3 YNZ Board positions are up for re election at the next AGM. One position is El Presidente, Greg is stepping back. 2 current directors are standing for re-election. Now you boaters can't vote but your club can so if you feel a desire or knows someone who maybe good then chat to your club and do the paperwork they have been sent. Any nominees do need a proposing club and a seconding club plus they need to send in a 1 page Bio. The 66th annual general meeting of Yachting New Zealand will be held on Saturday 10th October 2020 at the Worser Bay Boating Club in Wellington.
  3. according to Ron, the beams had not failed, rather some of the bolts fixing them started coming loose but JM did nothing and eventually they fell out. Rumour has it that Tigress was recovered and is/was based somewhere in Newfoundland Canada
  4. Island Time

    Diesel bug

    Agree Wheels. Another option if you have a tank with no drain at the base is to have a bung inserted directly above the low point, o. The top. Then, if there is any water in your separator glass bowl, clent it, then remove the bung, put in the tube from a vacuum oil extractor, right to the bottom of the tank. Suck it out until only clean diesel comes out.
  5. He tried again in 1984 in a Given 35' cat and was taken off by another competitor when its beams started failing IIRC. Damn shame, would probably have done quite well otherwise.
  6. wheels

    Diesel bug

    I my view, in nearly every tank installation, there is a design flaw. The Fuel line does not come from or go down to the very bottom of the tank. The idea is that it then does not pick up water. That is just fine and dandy if there is another way to empty the tank of water on the bottom. As said in above posts, the Water is actually where the Bug lives. The Bug can be either Algae or Bacteria or both even. Both live in the water. Algae does not need Diesel to live on. Bacteria feeds on the Fuel. Very simply, remove water and keep it out and you will never have a problem. (unless you introduce dirty fuel from a contaminated supply). The best idea if it can be done, is to have a part of the bottom of the tank that is lower and water will eventually run to and accumulate. A drain tap fitted to that low point then allows removal of water. Then next best is to have the Fuel line run to the bottom and have a really good Fuel/water separator. Good ones like Racor are very expensive. You could be spending in the realms of $300 and much more depending on size. The filter elements are not expensive and are high quality and you can now get elements that are hydrophobic, so water will not pass through at all. You need to keep regular inspections to ensure water does not accumulate in the filter. Racor also has a bowl that will send a signal to a light or alarm if water fills the bowl. The simple fact to remember is, No Water, No Bug.
  7. Yes. 1976 OSTAR. Innovator of Mana was a custom Nova 28, flush decked.
  8. Dtwo

    Boat insurance

    Is that the website - if it is it's better to call them. They are brokers so they will find something that works.
  9. This has been discussed before...i thought you had to have voice....search the forums
  10. I have one. Was intending to test drive it this winter but covid.
  11. With regard to Rule 18 Communication I was wondering does anyone have an opinion on Using a Garmin Inreach Satellite communication device ( txt only. Not voice) I think it could satisfy the requirements of rule 18 off shore communication - a lot less expensive than sat phone or HF radio no voice but is that an issue? Comes with other features like weather and vessel tracking if you want it.
  12. I got cover for one of mine and she's a gentle 107 years old. With AON and I think underwritten by Vero.
  13. I do believe LTSA is a Govt Department but I'm happy to be corrected if it's not. It may have been NZTA. The meetings, and there's been a fair few not to mention the 'Roadshows', are a bit of an exercise in trying to pin down moving targets.
  14. I didn't think there'd be a link, nor that the government would have suggested it. The cost/benefit studies on the second harbour crossing aren't a secret and nor is the fact that the writers of them bend over backwards to make them look better. Even massaged hard they show that it's bad spending. Not sure where your'e getting your info. The roading lobby is pretty strong though, and a lot of people believe the spin.
  15. In another 4 years that will mean half the NZ fleet will be uninsurable
  16. rossd

    Boat insurance

    Not much progress here with Baileys Insurance! Vessel Details Please advise the year your boat was originally built .......... 1978 Sorry, but as your vessel is over 40 years of age, we are unable to offer any cover for you
  17. "Innovator of Mana" ...rings a bell
  18. It's not a myth, I was sitting there when it was said. I was also one who just about blew a fu-fu with the laughter that the comment generated, as did everyone else in the room bar 2 people. I doubt even a Govt Dept is stupid enough to suggest you could ride across the harbour....note I'm only brave enough to use the word 'doubt'. Since when has the Govt or Council used 'good use of taxpayer funds' as any sort of qualification for any project. The best we can hope for is the project that wastes the least amount of rate/taxpayer funds. When comparing the tunnel to the skypath the tunnel wins hands down.
  19. heard a bit of that too, nz's first chartered master mariner, also doctorate in some aspect of maritime law link to radio story here https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018754421/first-new-zealander-to-become-a-chartered-master-mariner https://hcmm.org.uk/chartership/
  20. For sure, as you know . . the effects of tornadoes are usually restricted to particular areas - sometimes only meters apart. Don't ask the Sweetwater Seas how we know.
  21. Yip ...remember it being in seaspray or something when I was a nipper
  22. Just heard him interviewed on rnz. Received some important master Mariners award. Well done. So is my memory accurate that he sailed an early ostar rave in a 28ft nova?
  23. Cheek of it, bet it didnt have resource consent for ripping out the mangoves
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  25. The NZ Multihull Yacht Club also offers free first year membership to new members who own a multihull. Great way to get out the contact list and keep informed. https://www.multihull.org.nz/membership/
  26. I'd like to see a link to the fat bikes being proposed like that, sounds like an urban myth. The numbers on all of the second harbour crossings options are pretty bad. Even with heavily massaged numbers they don't break even. So I guess if we want to Think Big again and waste money with last century thinking on roading then a tunnel is a good option but it's not a good use of our taxpayer funds.
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