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  1. This 2h video of a bunch of Kiwis doing the transit is a good Lockdown watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ80U5VZ5zM&t=1912s Whats the the Histrory of this boat? It looks like a sistership to the Sylfia of the Expedition Drenched boat
  2. Its interesting to read some of the the comments (1250!!!! of them) on the article. Most of them are very supportive and rational, but what else would you expect from Candians! https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/new-zealand-yacht-cambridge-bay-nunavut-1.5698347
  3. Seems like a media beatup to me. Looks like the he got told the Candian Waters was closed by the time is was too late and he had started the Passage already. I doubt going back upwind in Artic waters is an option. He's was sighted here 7 days ago, so I'd say he has no choice but to keep progressing through the NW Passage.
  4. We brought a second hand Delta dingy earlier this year and they are great little dinghies that tick a lot of those boxes. 3m long so should fit within your spot. Rows well (even has foot braces) and sails nicely. They are pretty lite too and seem robust as there are heaps of them around once you start looking. Our was $850 and in great condition.
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    Lithium v AGM

    I've read that Marinehowto recently and there is very useful info contained within its poorly formatted and repetitive page! Worth the effort though. There is a interesting facebook page that is useful too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427372107686109/
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    Lithium v AGM

    Very interested in seeing the finished system and how you do it as this is on my to do list. There seem to be many many ways to approach this! One of my mates has just imported 900ah of Winston cells and REC BMS for a roll Royce system. Another has imported some other cells himself and is just starting the build. And another mate got a 400ah 24v system from Blue Cars on Waiheke, who seem to have pretty good pricing on cells they have in stock. https://bluecars.nz/shop/206ah-module/ My AGMs are dead so it's time to upgrade. All my chargers are Li ready too now so I really ha
  7. Man, that drives home why we need to keep on top of the bloody virus with our Lockdowns. Just heart breaking.
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    Yammy 15

    Where did you get a new one from? I've got a 15yo one that is just awesome and want to get a another one so I've got a backup.
  9. Hi Sea Eagle - Adrian here from Lady Nada - Pity we're all not back at Vuluga like last year. Definitely check out Milford Cruising Club. As the fleet is limited in size to what can get in/out of the tidal Milford Marina entrance, the fleet is generally 20-25ft keelers. They also have a big fleet (about 20) of Pied Pipers (a 22ft Townson design) which are mainly owned by 15-25 year olds. The marina is super cheap but is tidal limited and most keelers can get in/out 2 hours either side of high tide. They have a club haul out and will be a great place for the boys to learn about boat owne
  10. The NZ Multihull Yacht Club also offers free first year membership to new members who own a multihull. Great way to get out the contact list and keep informed. https://www.multihull.org.nz/membership/
  11. What does Point 2 mean? They will only consider changes if the rest of the world has already agreed on it? No concept of local rules to match NZ conditions/situations? Anyone wishing to submit feedback is asked to use the following format: Proposed rule change with reference to the number. Recognised (SOLAS, World Sailing, ABS, ISO, CE, Bureau Veritas) technical substantiation for that proposed rule change. Details of the organisation represented declaring any potential conflicts of interest. Please email angus@yachtingnz.org.nz
  12. We recently upgraded to a Fergi buoy and for us its awesome, no mucky mooring lines, no heavy lines to get up to the bows, which a 2m up above the water. The buoy hitting the boat is a real issue though. Being a Cat, we were able to put the Fergi on a short bridal where is can't actually touch the hulls. We're in a high tide flow area and this is where the Fergi was the other day when I got to the boat! When its like this the top of the Buoy does bump the bottom of the Catwalk, but its 36mm 8 Braid so soft enough to do no damage.
  13. Wow, Cant see Sea Legs surviving. I think this is a good thing. It will allow competition in this market and bring the cost of these things down. We looked at getting a Sealegs for my mothers Partner so that he could keep boating with poor mobility, it was 200k for the cheapest Sealegs model, then 30k a year for recommended servicing and upgrades + getting the actual outboard serviced. That idea didn't go far! From what I hear, the Smuggler version with electric drives in each wheel sounds like a simpler and safer system already.
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