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  1. Free publicity maybe??
  2. Just another bunch of honest cops right
  3. Also can recommend James Newcombe
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    Solar panel

    Panel elfland solar panel SP-37 100watt Ipmax 5.5A Vpmax 18V Isc 6.1A Voc 20V 32 cells Flexible panel Panel is pretty rough looking. Took little box off resoldered panel to it. connections are pretty rough. Oc was 19 in fullsun today was getting between 15 and 18volts when connected to controller but was only getting 0.4amps other panel getting similar volts but 2.6 to 3amps
  5. Well you reap what you sow lol. For how long have the idiots in charge been spouting the whole Farmers bad tourism wonderfull bullshit. Dont recall people not being able to get to work because of Farmers.
  6. Well you reap what you sow lol. For how long have the idiots in charge been spouting the whole Farmers bad tourism wonderfull bullshit. Dont recall people not being able to get to work because of Farmers.
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    Solar panel

    I have a solar panel that shows acceptable volts 17 plus but only half an amp when plugged into controller. Is this how solar panels die??
  8. Going sth to wellington initially and hopefully get down to stewart island
  9. Looks like the crew want to go down the West side of the North Island. My question is how far off Cape Reanga and North Cape should we be planning to be? Cruising mode not racing.
  10. We have a juice panel. Junction box on panel corroded after about 5 months use. We had to send our panel back to them they fixed it and sent it back. Was a pain to do but at least we eventually got a working panel again. I think its been up 7 months now and still working so fingers crossed.
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    Stern lines

    Looking to cruise the fiords and sounds so the subject of running sternlines to the shore has come up. My query is how long and what size for a 42 ft yacht. Also do you just coil them up and hang them somewhere when not in use or is there a really efficient way to store them for easy deployment?
  12. So if I want to change my system around so that the cylinder is not inside the boat, is it ok to use that flexible plasticy rubbery stuff Burnsco has?
  13. Do I need to disconnect the solar panel if I need to run the battery charger? And yes yes I know with solar I wont need to run the charger but I did have to. Also a mate was told to disconnect his solar panel when he starts the engine. Any idea why that would be? We certainly dont. Am I doing it wrong?
  14. What if you dont have anything but a tagged lead plugged to a multiplug box?
  15. What sort of R value shd I be aiming for?
  16. Im going to have go at building a fridge but cant seem to find what to insulate it with(google has not been my friend). Figured someone in crewland will have done this and could point me in the right direction.
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    Help

    Betteries were turned off during the 2 weeks
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    Help

    Battery and solar help please Situation. Replaced wiring for solar panel. Couldnt hook panel up as had no new plugs. Wired solar controller up and ran wire for panel but couldnt put panel on. Did attach panel wiring to controller. Controller is wired to house bank. Bilge pump direct wired to house bank but no significant water in bilge. Left boat for 2 weeks upon arrival back with plugs found house bank at 0.86v. Put plugs on and hooked up panel(100w panel) engine running controller reckons no power frm panel Unplugged panel put tester on panel plugs and at 1:30pm in good sunlight only getting 1volt. So question is could controller have dragged batteries down that far?? And is my panel stuffed(3 months old)
  19. Sulphur Point marina is open during the day and locked at night. Which in my opinion is the best way to have it.
  20. Are there any honest council employees?? This seems to be straight out feather bedding the nest of your mates who pay you a bribe no sorry not a bribe a registration fee.
  21. no need to invent ways to get around YNZ's cat1 just register offshore.
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    Anchor Chain

    Now this idea may seem kinda loopy but let me know what you think. We have an issue with our anchor well where the rope warp doesnt really feed down all that well and the chain crowns up and jams up. So if we have more than about 25m of chain out we need someone to be down below and give it a push every now and then. Which is a pain but manageable unless I'm by myself. With price to go stainless at around $4k and no guarantee that it would fix it(it would help but may not fix it) we are reluctant to spend the cash. So now for loopy idea. What if we cut the chain in half and had the first 25m on the anchor then 25m of rope then the other 25m of chain then more rope. This would mean that most of the time we would be anchoring with the first 50m like a normal boat but if it cuts up then we would let the next bit as needed.
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    phone antenna

    Has anyone tried one of these to get a bit more signal for the phone?
  24. lol to keep goff happy they would have to gaurentee to exclude the public. Then he would in like a rat up a drain pipe.
  25. perhaps the club should take note of the Antifa way of doing things. Threaten all sorts of things and thus cause the council to just shut down the neighbours right to speak out.
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