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  1. Very sad, the local sailing community will be in mourning. https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/223700-tauranga-sailor-dies-yachting-incident.html
  2. Cazzette the JP54 was designed and built in Tauranga for John-Pierre Dick a french ocean racer. Website here https://www.jpdick-yachts.com/ As for the comfort of cats, I did a delivery of a 50 foot cruising cat to Vanuatu a few months ago and was shocked at how uncomfortable it was in a seaway. I have sailed on smaller monohulls all my life and thought that it would be more comfortable and faster than a 35 foot racing mono. This was simply not the case. So much leeway in waves that what should have been cracked sheets was on the wind. Not impressed. Any half decent 50 foot keelboat would have been faster safer and more comfortable. The cat was great once there with lots of room so horses for courses I guess.
  3. I would be interested to know what the "life of the Tug" is. The electric motors are not an issue as Steve states electric motors have been used for donkeys years and theoretically should last forever. The batteries however have a limited number of cycles and are an environmental problem to dispose of and produce. The other issue I see is the cost of power in the future with it predicted to go up as demand increases and the supply of local natural gas dwindles. Is the 12 million return based on current power prices ?
  4. Got our entry done, 34 boats on the entry list now. Wow!
  5. Dyneema would be good, one thing I like about wire is there is very little drag when moving about, webbing especially when wet is a pain in the arse as the hook catches and drags. And leaving wire on permanently is not an issue. Doesn't move around much in the wind either and chafe is not an issue. Oh and took a 50 foot cat to Vanuatu a couple of weeks ago, definitely clipped on and wasn't worried about flipping
  6. My preference is for wire Jacklines, they only need to be small diameter and have never rolled on them, I have seen webbing lines chafe through in high winds/waves and they are susceptible to UV damage.
  7. I know a fisherman in Napier maybe I could ask?
  8. Looking similar to 2011 with 40 entries. Hope the weather is better. Is it to early to say that?
  9. Truxton is on the waiting list, got sidetracked with work then had an oh sh*t moment when I saw it was fully subscribed.
  10. Also called a jockey pole or reaching strut, popular in the IOR days.
  11. Official Yanmar advice is to leave the engine in neutral while sailing.
  12. We had a Glass bowl the always leaked, looked fine got new seals and still leaked. Best solution was to throw it away and get a new one. Now it doesn't leak ever.
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    Akarana 350

    Seems all the moaners are usually not the competitors, instead of going on about how sh*t stuff is look at the good stuff. Perhaps being a bit more positive toward your chosen sport would help. Some people seem to go out of their way to put a negative spin on what was a great event.
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