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  1. Agree the system used by the club moorings in the Sounds are the way to go. Not sure what they are called. Maybe contact the clubs. I wouldt go with any other system
  2. I used a 2 pot product from the guy who makes dry suits in Wellsford. Its stuck on like the proverbial with no lifting on the front lip 2 years later. Maybe give him a call?
  3. Im with lateral. VHB has added bonus of nice interior finish. BUT...as Sabre points out depends a little on type of window surrounds and fixings (if any)
  4. Latest MOE bulletin I read this as all go subject to tracing
  5. I think you are right 44forty but there is pillow lava at Surfdale and Breccia throughout (esp. to the NE). Volcanic rather than volcanoe.
  6. So would a compression of air inside, followed by rapid release blow out the windows ie Hydraulic action. Not sure of the physics of why decompression is so explosive but know it is an important process in shaping coastal geomorphology "Hydraulic action refers to the action of water, generally from powerful waves, rushing into cracks in the rockface. This process traps a layer of air at the bottom of the crack, compressing it and weakening the rock. When the wave retreats, the trapped air is suddenly released with explosive force. The explosive release of highly pressurized air cracks away fragments at the rockface and widens the crack, so that more air is trapped on the next wave. This progressive system of positive feedback can damage cliffs and cause rapid weathering."
  7. Hi Bp Great clip. Pretty sure though as as waves start to "feel bottom" the orbit slows an they become eliptical and slow down. This changes the wave length,waves closer together and the waves eventually become translatory and break. These eleptical orbits can be felt snorkelling in a swell. you are moved backwards and forwards rather than in a circular orbit. When diving a more an circular orbit.
  8. The Wright 11 was a final development of his keelboat designs (Quest range) with a high volume. wide stern, moderate waterline with scoop and a rig looking to be more multi than mono. ie mast well forward and relatively small headsail. Boat I have sailed on had a Kahn(?)rudder as rudder designs were possibly not one of Alans strengths. The Wright 10 in club racing is pretty similar in performance to the 11. Possibly a little lighter in glass
  9. Great boats. Two trips back from Fiji on one. Massive volume. Only vice is they can pound a little tight reaching.
  10. Did all this on a 28footer. When removing teak a short pry bar was great and then an electric plane. Fisished then with orbital sander. Didnt need to touch ply apart from a small section. Glassed over and glued/dowelled toe rails on top. took 1 week flat out from out to in.Coved around cabin top after glassing so totally watertight. Still looked mint 5 years later when I sold that boat.
  11. Agree with Island time. The Sounds are awesome and if not time bound can be a relatively easy trip. Put the Three Kings on your planner and its a pretty cool trip.
  12. Hi Replaced windows October 2018 Used VHB tape and Dow silicone. No screws and reasonably long windows all done on a marina in i day (Raven 31). Trip round the North Island over summer and no leaks whatsoever. Was warned against going too thick in the acrylic as the thermal mass and tendancy of material to pull away (tries to stay straight) can apparently cause an issue..
  13. Yep use 795 and VHB. Avoid screw/fastenings if possible (Thermal expansion). Discussion may need a little more focus on how attached ie external,rebate,frame and if perspex or lexan.
  14. Hi Sabre I Have a kiwi on my Raven 31. Couldn't be happier after 9 years with it. 2gm20 so same size. Have literally covered thousands of miles with somewhat regular greasing and using trilux with a light coat of grease as an antifoul
  15. Hi Guys, Imported one of theses last year. Used for 1600m around the North Island on my Raven 31ft. Didnt miss a beat. Awesome unit at a realistic price. Other tiller-pilots are definately below par
  16. Hi anchored for for day inside black reef. Wouldnt recommend it in ANY swell. Wind is all over the place with one of my crew having a batch there saying that often onshore at both sides as wind follows peninsula round.
  17. Thanks Sabre 4 crew which meant 2 on watch if needed. Across the BOP we needed 2 at one stage with 25-30 knots on the quarter but only for about 6 hours. Waves sounded like trains. 6 days up (including Three Kings) and down, then 5 on the way up home but spent about 6 hours anchored at Hicks Bay for a sleep. Motored lots to keep in weather window so carried 200l of fuel. Easy rip with a gennaker run across Cook Strait.
  18. Just returned from sailing my 31 footer RNI. Weather forecast should dictate what is best. In our case worst section was small leg from East Cape into Hicks Bay. Found weather data accurate within reason but west coast means you are too far out for updates so are relying on old data.
  19. Like a couple of others going to try and make it to the Sounds. Subject to a weather window 13th Dec on.
  20. Hi guys Urgently need a set of potholders for stove- Mariner Princess. Any ideas on either where to find or who to make them. I am based in Mangawhai. Any thoughts appreciated
  21. Hi guys Urgently need a set of potholders for stove- Mariner Princess. Any ideas on either where to find or who to make them. I am based in Mangawhai. Any thoughts appreciated
  22. Heading down to sounds (weather permitting) so need to buy or borrow a set. Even just to borrow to have a set made. Or any other ideas???
  23. Hi guys Need new perspex windows ( 10mm smoke or grey). Confused after research as to different types. Who do I go to on the shore. Also if I cut to shape what the best way? Presume jig saw with fine teeth and sand with wet and dry. Windows fixed externally so looking to go screw free. Any ideas welcome.
  24. Hi Anyone have a suitable gearbox? posting for a friend. If you have please call Ian on 0211368350
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