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madyottie last won the day on January 13 2018

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    Strike 3. Woods Strike 18 Trimaran
  • Birthday 21/06/1972

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    Deepest Darkest Waikato
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    Sailing. Winning. 'nuff said.

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  1. Chopper? Nah, this is my hovercar, even morphs into a small plane for avoiding traffic.
  2. Yep, they seem to be grunty lil' beasts. Obviously still running in, but just above idle had us going pretty quick. Started first pull, ran like a dream. Unrelated photo of a part of the Auckland Noelex 22 fleet taken yesterday arvo at Weymouth.
  3. Picked up the new Suzuki today. It literally can't be shoehorned in to place, there's no space for the horn. In the outboard well, there's about 2mm clearance for the gear lever, and that's with the motor hard up against the other side. I can see some more boat mods in the future.
  4. As it happens, fluid dynamics was one of the things I covered at uni, in a fairly rudimentary way. Not that it really bothers me, but my better half hates the steamroom effect.
  5. Great idea, that Perspex sheet. We have a shower over the bath with full length curtain, now wondering whether a temp curtain halfway along the bath and Perspex sheet could be utilised the same way. Project for next weekend maybe.
  6. Hey Chopper, I think we may be having this same conversation over on the Noelex FB page.
  7. Dunno, but I had to share it to Facebook regardless
  8. Yeah, fantastic boats. Still a massive following in Europe and Australia. That pic shows the Severn river on an abnormally calm day. Similar story... While the 'ball was being repaired, we hired the clubs GP14 for a windy race. Blowing 25-30, beating uphill on starboard and we slowly pull up alongside a Sun 2000, maybe 10 metres to windward of them. The next moment their prod hooks our forestay. They'd tacked right underneath us without looking, and impaled us. (Should I mention that the club commodore was on the helm??) We got flipped, and Gina was tangled up under the boat. She was fine and safe but stuck. I dived under, got her freed, and we heard a loud crunch. The rescue boat had approached from upwind, and blew straight over us, causing the GP to do a half sinking rollover, and causing more damage. Fortunately we were still underneath, as it could have been a lot worse. I'm guessing being mauled by a 90 horse Yammie would hurt.
  9. Good spotting Greg. Well worth considering, as long as the warranty can be transferred. Yeah, short shaft in the well. Looks like the Suzuki gets the vote. Hopefully I can get down to Fink's later this week. And maybe I can even go shopping after Thursday 😀 And if I really push my luck, Sailing in the weekend!!
  10. Just found that Parsun now do a four stroke 6hp for $1750. The Suzi weighs in at 24kg dry, so not bad for a four stroke. P5.8 is 21kg, P6 is 27kg. All have integral fuel tanks, but agree, four stroke seems nicer.
  11. Ok, so I'm in need of a little outboard for the Noelex. Nztya rules state I need 5.5hp minimum for racing. The Parsun 5.8 two stroke is $1495, while the new generation Suzuki 6 four stroke is $1999. Favouring the Suzuki, as I've had lots of Suzie's in the past, but that $500 price difference is awfully tempting. Any thoughts as to the quality, performance etc?
  12. Ngaroto Sailing Club is committed to running a sprint series for trailer yachts mid November. Last year they held 18 races over two days, each race lasting around ten minutes The Auckland Noelex 22 fleet went last year, and really want to help grow the event. I believe they are hoping to invite the E5.9 and H16 fleets this year. Bring a tent, the onsite food and entertainment were great last year. Although it's only a 10 minute drive into Te Awamutu, if you really need Macca's. More details as they come to hand.
  13. Our aged glass fireball. This must've been very early on in our ownership, she had a lot of work done after this. Potentially very fast, but lack of resources held us back to club level. We also had a slightly newer timber one, which we drove the mast out the bottom of, during a particularly windy race. Still won the race tho.
  14. Wait, what? I didn't know the Hydra was big enough here for a Nationals. Cool boats tho.
  15. Yes, used the ridiculously over built existing rudder stock. Blade ended up being a bit thinner by design than the old one, hence requiring a little packing. Only 2-3mm total. Top end is majorly strong, so I can add thickness for experiments. Will make new stock one day, but not for this winter.
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