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Vorpal Blade

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  1. 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.
  2. They bring back memories of the famous cone of silence.
  3. 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.
  4. Hell yes, these guys are the place to go.
  5. 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.
  6. This one was a heap of fun.
  7. Nats were at Takapuna, there were 10 -12 boats from memory. It was a precursor to a Worlds series that was held in Qld.
  8. sometimes it didn't! Our around Waiheke Race that year was a short one.
  9. Sometimes it went well...
  10. and heres one with 2 boats I used to own, and several others here too.
  11. Dire Straits, last seen in Brittany.
  12. Won a Nationals in this.
  13. 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.
  14. 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. ???
  15. I thinks thats more to take up the jetski types that infest the place over summer.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. The new stuff is water based, low pressure, no odour, and probably both vegan and gluten free but not cheap . Smelliest thing about interior linings is the person that is next to you helping get it all stuck to the surfaces before the glue tacks off.
  19. I hate the stuff but I recommend tear off and replace at about 5 years before any mould etc can start to colonise. The old glue on the boat is the issue. Easiest is tear it down and just put up more of the same.The 5kg canister spray glues I use are not that horrible inside a boat. You saw what i went thru got get the VB interior fur-free and glossy painted inside, major improvement but hours, and hours, and hours.
  20. What about sanding a small recess where the join is.
  21. When you have finished varnishing it take it to someone to make a fitted cover for it, then install tiller on the boat - much cheaper than having someone go to the boat and measure/make.
  22. As I understand it the pivot points for the foils are set in the class rules and are a specified distance (+/- 10mm or so from the centreline) or something like that, so in comparing all of the hull shapes take it that the foil pivots are almost in the same place relative to the centreline. Theres some fatties and some slimmies, its going to be interesting.
  23. There was minimal damage to the boat. We alwasys recommend what Chariot said about the wedges to tighten the boat up against the uprights. Do not pull the cradle arms into the hull as this unloads the diagonal bracing and the boat will fall over sideways. A good keel guide to get you into the channel properly is useful, as is a stop so you put the centre of gravity in the centre of the cradle. It really helps to know the underwater geometry of the boat, particularly if the bottom edge of the keel is not horizontal. Multis on the other hand don't have this problem.
  24. Keel not in channel and owner has just realised.... then the tide goes out a bit.... and it all turns to carp The port side cradle arms couldn't hold the boat upright and collapsed.
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