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Vorpal Blade

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  1. That and an external cover that's close fit while allowing an air gap keeping the rain off
  2. Little Shoal Bay Boat Yard have a trailer for hauling GBEs on, Its both tide and future booking dependant. A GBE is too wide/heavy to truck Hiab as TL suggested. PM if you want more info.
  3. Try Dave Blair https://www.facebook.com/BlairBoats/
  4. Does it have any weaponry or are they only allowed to engage with tersely worded emails? or a down vote on Crew.org!!!
  5. I use a Fergi buoy but only as a float for the mooring system. I would not have on on a leaner because of the bow smashing issues but for a cat it is far better than a standard buoy system. When we leave the mooring the bridle clips onto the top of the buoy which keeps all the growy bits off the handling end of lines and also makes them easy to reach when we get back. We just motor one bow to the buoy, drop its top loop onto a temporary cleat while we unclip the bride and make it fast to the mooring cleats. We do not have it set up so the bridles runs up through the buoy as this can have chafe issues.
  6. Smile and remember there was that one time while we were racing Sunny that it was done for you without you even asking .....😎
  7. Well done IT, it might become fun visiting and contributing again. Another Moderator or two would ease your admin here to filter the noise while keeping the forums interesting. Maybe, Why dont you have an election, If you want to be a Mod then apply. IT then puts a list of candidates up and we have a poll - one vote per sign-in - a most votes wins blind poll.
  8. I would like to see whoever is in charge of the place put a whole bunch of controllable webcams on it.
  9. Who can tell me whats going on at Bean Rock. I noticed yesterday but didn't get a pic. There is a big work platform up on legs out there. Only saw it from a distance so it was hard to tell how close it is etc to the light, Is it getting another refit , new piles or is there a wharf being built there for easy access when it gets turned into an exclusive B & B.
  10. They bring back memories of the famous cone of silence.
  11. We are from the Govt, we are here to help......It does create a convenient pathway to impose both skipper licensing and boat registration upon us.
  12. Hell yes, these guys are the place to go.
  13. Vorpal Blade

    Maritime NZ

    In the above instance and accident not your fault, but you have no wof, do you expect the police would overlook that? In one instance I know of the at fault vehicle was well illegal (no WOF, insurance, unlicensed et etc etc) The innocent T-boned vehicle's insurance company decided the out of WOF parameters was not a determining factor in the occasion and paid out, the Police also left it alone.
  14. This one was a heap of fun.
  15. Nats were at Takapuna, there were 10 -12 boats from memory. It was a precursor to a Worlds series that was held in Qld.
  16. sometimes it didn't! Our around Waiheke Race that year was a short one.
  17. Sometimes it went well...
  18. and heres one with 2 boats I used to own, and several others here too.
  19. Dire Straits, last seen in Brittany.
  20. Won a Nationals in this.
  21. Can u post a linky to their latest update, cant find it on their website. I need to go out and test if my mainsail works and got stopped last time I tried.
  22. I can windsurf out to check my boat but its far too dangerous to do that same onerous voyage in the inflatable using an outboard. ???
  23. I thinks thats more to take up the jetski types that infest the place over summer.
  24. A well set up system will make your life easy. Our main is around 50sqm and its a one person op to both hoist and stow, and when you put in a reef it controls all the loose sail.
  25. What you are describing is more or less an automotive headlining material. Typically a textured vinyl fabric bonded to a layer of foam 2-3mm thick. I have a bloody big carton of swatches in the workshop, if I find some spare time I will have a dig through and see what I can find.
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