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  1. Like thousands of other yachts do, the safest way. But they don't stick a gas bottle in it. Some of the regulations don't make too much sense, the bit about lockers does.
  2. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32805885613.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0.3e612e0eBUMa8u Starting to look pretty appealing at this price
  3. refugees jumping the cue rings a bell but seriously can't see the problem, maybe run out of competent Public Servants to organise and monitor even though it seems to be pretty fully organised by the private sector already. Pretty hard to reopen a country with this sort of decision making going on. Maybe there will be a big turn around once all those votes are in.
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    Interior ply

    I bought some okume for a few jobs recently. Nice to work with, thought the grain on meranti splits off a bit easier when cutting. Pretty sure meranti used to be the cheap stuff, seems to be the other way round now. Used to get Fijian Kauri that was real nice, not sure if its around anymore.
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    Slight issue

    There are plenty of sandpits for TP52 kids to play in already, I want to see this new thing racing.
  6. My mistake, I meant wet and forget, there are definitely two different approaches to these types of cleaners this not sodium hypochlorite based, some sort of ammonia compound is used :N-Dodecyl / Hexadecyl-N, N-dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride. Sounds scary and the mist is not nice to breath but it works amazingly on the mould etc on the teak. Spray it on, come back a few days later, hopefully a shower of rain, teak spotless.
  7. Kiwi garden moss and mould remover from warehouse (same as 30 second) works brilliantly on the green stuff, teak comes up brilliantly.
  8. There seems to be lots of stories about how easy it is to fit a new blade and how cheap they are for Kiwiprops. Makes you wonder about why so many people with the experience. Bit like people that rave about the after sales service and warranty replacements from xyz company, why the hell do they need it so often? I would rather have something that didn't break in the first place.
  9. you'll be able to sleep easy know, knowing its all fixed.
  10. Thats what I use too, found the teflon ones, like dryglide, to be not as effective and leave a residue that scapes off and builds up in places. Do be careful where you spray it, very slippery.
  11. I think you need another technician. That engines pretty clever if it can change its timing by jumping a tooth then jump back to perfect for a while.
  12. If you put it in gear, while its doing the knock, does it keep doing it? Or has it ever done it while in gear?
  13. I realise that, doesn't mean clutch is not engaging a bit, would check anyway, is the prop definitely not turning at all. Pretty easy for the various adjustments to be wrong, or something gone wrong in the gearbox letting the clutch grab
  14. Does look a bit like my engine when one blade of the prop wouldn't open, but intermittently. Any sign of prop wash when its happening? Prop slowly turning, blade flops down, somehow makes clutch cones grab, rests itself... Clutch adjustment?
  15. Quick question for those doing the Baltic 50 coming up. The course sheet shows the last leg going back round Motutapu and Rangitoto to starboard, the SI only says Rakino to port then Finish I don't race Auckland but do take an interest in this series as a possible future mission. To me it looks shorter to go the north side of Rangitoto to get back to Auckland. What am I missing? p.s. well done those that managed to stick it out this weekend, had to be better than sitting at home waiting for the weather to clear.
  16. You don't tick that if your not returning something, see if you can reopen dispute.
  17. Have you actually gone through the aliexpress dispute process? I have ordered hundreds of things through them and always got a refund when any issue arose. Not unusual for stuff to not be delivered, tracking is often meaningless. I have also returned faulty stuff and got fully refunded including postage. I believe it is one of the safest online purchasing portals around, just got to be patient to get your savings. Never deal directly with the seller to settle a dispute, nothing to gain everything to lose.
  18. Sorry to have to inform you but, in addition to the 158 pages of the "Racing Rules of Sailing" there are these documents which may or may not also apply to your situation while racing at any given time: (page 4 of RRS) ONLINE RULES DOCUMENTS World Sailing has established a single internet address at which readers will find links to all the documents available on the World Sailing website that are mentioned in this book. Those documents are listed below. Links to other rules documents will also be provided at that address. The address is: sailing.org/racingrules/documents Document
  19. I have my eye on some nice cruising boats in New Zealand, if you buy one for me I will happily sail it to the Netherlands for you to use after I am finished with it.
  20. When your clipping on in the middle of the night during a gale to go forward to drop the storm Jib are you thinking " gee this spinlock clip is nice and light, glad I paid a fortune for it, hope it holds" or "thank god I bought the Kong Clips, cheaper than those dodgy spinlock one too"
  21. Very Very Carefully, you wont need much pressure to distort a tank. Bubble test using a dinghy pump and a spray bottle would probably do. Unfortunately one of the best fluids for finding a leak is Diesel.
  22. Found these articles, very informative, I think your right IT but apparently most clips on the market will do the same. You need to read all three to get the whole picture. Just read the last one if you need info on what to choose - hint Spinlock didn't cut the mustard in several ways. https://www.practical-sailor.com/blog/safety-tether-clip-in-caution https://www.practical-sailor.com/blog/tether-clip-update https://www.practical-sailor.com/safety-seamanship/safety-tethers-under-scrutiny "Based on our testing, a variety of locking clips that are certified as meeting the ISO
  23. So if the Spinlock Clips are not suitable for use on the required anchor points should they be acceptable for passing your category inspection? Should the inspector (or YNZ and therefore Maritime NZ), knowing they are not fit for purpose, accept them? In a perfect world they meet some ISO standard and would only ever be subject to a perfect load, by the time you have fallen off or been swept out of your boat you are a long way from a perfect world. Would be nice if your safety equipment could cope with that.
  24. 10% of 100% biomass is a lot more than 10% of the last 20% of a biomass. Until fishing companies start increasing the biomass of a fishery, and then start fishing it, they are just talking sh*t and trying to get their hands on the last little bit by any means they can.
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