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  1. When hunting for an offshore cruising boat we were advised to put speed and comfort in the proper perspective since we would spend way more time at anchor than passage making. In the market place we were constrained by budget so newer models were out of reach and we wanted to avoid "Project Boats". The trick then was to find a tried and true design with no deferred maintenance and up to date equipment, we found something in the end, not perfect but it has worked out. Good Luck !
  2. You want a "low maintenance boat" Let me know when you find one of those
  3. There is no Plan B, play by the rules and dont get sick !! https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120770940/coronavirus-government-says-it-has-no-plan-b-if-lockdown-fails-to-stamp-out-covid19
  4. Looking at Metvuw , you might be in luck by Good Friday
  5. Good luck on that , you only have to mention the word Reserve and you will hear the screams of entitled anguish from one end of the gulf to the other.
  6. Is that the Aussies suffering from their Sclerotic Bureaucracy or the Aussies suffering from a Global Bureaucracy ?
  7. Meanwhile a new challenge for the Whitford Estuaries Conservation Society, which will likely be fought in the courts. So plenty of challenges to protect and improve the Gulf waters. Challenging the Auckland City Council’s recent consent variation allowing treated wastewater to be discharged directly into the Turanga River from a new subdivision adjacent to the Whitford Park Golf Club. This council decision goes against the mood of the nation in general and the Auckland Council in particular (as it’s commitment to clean up and improve our waterways). A challenge to the Auckland Council on this decision has been initiated.
  8. While on the subject of "Pressure" does anyone have a diesel compression tester I could borrow ? I have a sick Volvo MD7B and I want to check the compression before pulling the head off. I'm in Howick Chrs
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    Tube clamps

    https://www.anzor.co.nz/hose-clips/304-shc-heavy-duty-hose-clips
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    window replacement

    Similar to what Alibaba mentioned , we had 2 deck hatches reglazed by a company in Penrose they used Dowsil 795 Structural Glazing Adhesive /Sealant. I heard somewhere that Its also used to attach windows to skyscrapers. The best thing about it is that seems totally UV resistant, unlike the polyurethane based compounds, which I have found wanting. https://www.glasscorp.co.nz/product/x_sku/DC795W.html
  11. If we sell a car or boat that we know is well beyond economical repair then are we part of the problem in that we are just kicking the can down the road ? Obviously not the case if the insurance company writes it off I suppose.
  12. The Buyers were probably eternal optimists as well !
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    Shaft Coupling Glue

    That is a very good point !!
  14. I have a mate with a prop shaft coupling that is not sitting on a taper, just parallel shaft. It is on a key and locked with two grubscrews, not very good I suppose. Anyway it is a bit loose so can anyone suggest some sort of Loctite or epoxy or something that he might use to remove the freeplay ? . And by the way I have a saildrive
  15. Pretty Much just start methodically checking and eliminating all components. Fresh Water Pump impellor Thermostat (it will have one) Heat exchanger core and end caps Exhaust elbow Any Rubber hoses carrying coolant. Should not be the raw water pump as far as I can figure For our overheating problems it turned out to be a clogged exhaust elbow, last thing we checked after weeks of work, sods law.
  16. Cheers all, Yes the point about having to have it on all the time is a concern, I will have to look at that, maybe a bypass set up is needed. Its just that the Perkins seems to take forever to purge when using the lift pump and its in an damn awkward position . The bulb might do the trick if its displacement is substantially greater than the lift pump, certainly it will be a damn sight easier.
  17. We are looking to install a 12v fuel pump between the primary and secondary filters on our Perkins Prima Diesel (50HP) can anyone recommend a reputable product ? Incidentally we don't need the boost its more for bleeding etc.
  18. I'm sure you can get a feed in Fitzroy, always found it hard work myself but why bother when just outside the entrance are the mussel farms. OMG 2 weeks back 1 hr aft sunrise on pilchards, flasher rig Bang, Bang, Bang, all big fish. We stopped at 3 each took maybe 20 minutes.
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    Masking tape

    I stole some of my sons Tamiya modelling tape to paint the waterline on a half model, brilliant stuff worked like a charm https://hobbystation.co.nz/tamiya-masking-tape-refill-6mm/ . There are versions for curved surfaces . Try also posting your question on a scale modellers forum like https://www.scale-models.co.uk/ I think paint application with an airbrush is best, good luck
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    Fijian mahogany

    I was going to suggest tables after the bed heads had run out after that get into the mid century Danske Mobler chairs. Wasn't it Nathanael Hereshoff who cynically said that Mahogany was anything red called Mahogany ? They are still harvesting Central American Mahogany it needs to seasoning though https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aReJkSwqd6Q
  21. So No Spark Coverage at all at Fitzroy ?
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    sea fleas

    They are not limited to the Tamaki, anytime i've cleaned that slime my wetsuit is always covered in the critters, to me they look a like a miniature shrimp. The really nasty Sea Lice always seemed to live at the warm waters edge, a zone to be avoided as kids. Infestations of Microscopic NoSeeUm Jelly Fish are a problem sometimes, if you get hit by those you are in for an uncomfortable few days, Antihistamine helps.
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    The Slippery Beaver

    Duh, yeah I Kinda got that wrong, its what happens when you don't wear your glasses
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