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  1. Well, we have an electric halyard winch so our mileage differs. But we really like the LF boom, although it has taken a while to figure out all its tricks (one of the upper battens tends to snag on the boom unless the sail is slightly backwinded at that point in the furl, for example). I had to grind up the main on a friend's Beneteau 36 a while back and I thought I was going to have a stroke halfway through. MS
  2. Used them for several years on my Canadian boat, a 27-foot Mirage, also with old Barients. They worked pretty well. The key to the self-tailing trick is to make sure the line is stacked on the winch -- three or maybe four wraps -- so that there's upward pressure on the bottom of the wincher. It's also a pretty good idea not completely to trust the locking-in-the-groove thing; I always cleated off as well. Then I got a pair of Andersens at a deep discount and the winchers were history. Michael Smith
  3. $100 million? Not if the tourists can't come.
  4. I've never found a copy there and I've been looking since I bought Above The Fold (Wright 10). But nice to know there's a Kindle version.
  5. (sobs) But I want to be on my boat!
  6. I see there are plans for racing starting in December in Auckland, and the story I read said that the competitors are en route. So the next question is whether I (and thousands of others) will even be able to come to NZ by then. In the best scenario, the pandemic will have been brought under control and borders opened, but my god, how much will air travel cost? I had been looking forward to sitting on Above the Fold off Brown's Island and watching the action. Now???
  7. Just a follow-up. Clicking on the number link still doesn't work, but if I right-click and use "Open in New Tab" I get (as you might expect) a new tab with the page I want. (Or left-click if you use the mouse with your left hand ... there is probably a term of art that covers both but I don't know it.) Of course, I then wind up with a zillion open tabs, but into each life some rain must fall.
  8. Open Link in New Tab (or Window) still works.
  9. I'm on a MacBook Pro, running MacOS Sierra (10.12.6). I use Google Chrome Version 80.0.3987.149 (Official Build) (64-bit). It's an odd one; I just noticed a few days ago. regards MS
  10. Not sure where to direct this but ... When I am reading a topic and get to the end of a page , I can't get to the next page or any subsequent pages by clicking on the widget at the bottom of the page. Instead, I have to go back to the forum listing, and click on the page I want from among the numbers that follow the topic name. Anybody else noticed this? Or am I doing something wrong?
  11. ... to Martin and Aaron Robertson at Mahurangi Marinas and Kevin at Reef-Rite for their expeditious and efficient job repairing/upgrading our foresail furler. Worked a treat coming back from Kawau Thursday.
  12. We used James Newcombe from Pacific Rim when we bought Above the Fold; he had saved us from an absolutely disastrous purchase a few months earlier and did a good job on both surveys. M
  13. Kevin: Does it release at all? And are you anywhere near Westhaven?
  14. Can't seem to find anyone who sells even new ones. But if there was a used pole suitable for a Wright 10, I'd be interested. I have one but the end has snapped off just below one of the caps, which leads me to think the metal of the pole is compromised. It might be possible to to clean up the broken end and shove a new cap in but it would take tools and a workspace don't have. And again, not sure about the metal.
  15. Used Aquaplumb. Quick service. Now have a new faucet and the tide in the head appears to be lower than it was. So all good.
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