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geoff-halo last won the day on February 26 2018

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    Wellington, New Zealand
  1. I replaced my faulty Facet fuel pump with a FUELFLOW 015 pump a few years ago. Works very well. Manufactured in New Zealand by www.fuelflow.co.nz.
  2. I had the same problem which I resolved with this little product: https://www.nasamarine.com/product/waterproof-vhf-extension-speaker/ Has worked well for 3 years in very wet conditions on my boat with Uniden UM380 radio. You just need to check your radio provides external speaker output. Local NZ agent is: 360 Marine Supplies 360marinesupplies@clear.net.nz>
  3. In Karori Rip heading home to Wellington.
  4. Yes the Garmin works a dream. You might just decide to make OpenCPN your primary plotter!
  5. Yes times have changed (for the better) since I was a R/O on P&O in the 70's. SOS over Morse Code was all we had!
  6. Safety Inspectors Checklist attached: SAFETY_Inspectors Checklist.pdf
  7. As a requirement for the Wineworks Cook Strait Race we need to obtain Category 3 Certification. As Halo had been previously been Cat 1 certified by previous owner for Round North island Race in 2010, I wasn't anticipating too much difficulty. However after reading the 157 pages of the YNZ Safety regulations and speaking with the Kim McMorran who does the certifications in Wellington, I realised there were a lot of details to attend to. Kim agreed to to the inspection on Wed 13 Sept and would need boat on the hard to inspect hull, rudder, etc. I made up this to do list: New Grab bag 2 x Cyalume light sticks Life buoys each with Dye Markers. Add sail number 5155 Dinghy - set up and secure on deck Emergency navigation lights Dinghy - torch and bailer lashed in. Add boat name/number 10 Seasickness tablets - Cyclizine 10 Antihistamine tablets Safety Location Diagram Check anchors secured Buckets x 4 - at least 9 litres with lanyards Fire extinguishers - check total weight at least 4kg Transom - add "Wellington" Storm jib sail number Emergency knife Life Jacket service certificates - RFD NZ for 2 x red Crewfits. New Flares - 2 x Red hand flares, 2 x orange smoke flares Hacksaw blades x 10 First aid manual - St Johns. Batteries spare for torches Print name and sail number of all items which can float, floor boards, squabs, life jackets, buckets, torches, etc. Kim did the inspection on Wednesday. I did the washdown (antifoul still good) and replaced shaft 1" zinc anode. Kim found a number of things required or recommended to fix: Forward hatch - replace acrylic panel Stern light too low. Need new light > 30cm higher than deck level. Middle lifeline on pushpit. Replace with Dyneema cord. Storm jib - Attach sheets Washboards - attach tie-downs Mast base to be pinned Fire extinguisher - move away from stove. Grab bag. Add lanyard and sea drogue. Check emergency rudder board. Kim will come back for second inspection once I have completed the above. I have attached the checklist the inspectors use:
  8. Have now connected the NMEA 0183 to the Uniden from my GPS. VHF now shows position and no more annoying alarms. All good! Thanks for the advice.
  9. Any suggestions on where to buy the "waterproof touchscreen monitors"? Only ones I've found on the net are more expensive than a pc.
  10. Hey you guys are amazing! It all makes sense now. Thank you so much. I wonder if there is some way of disabling the GPS function on the Uniden VHF seeing as I don't have a GPS receiver connected to it and it doesn't seem to be of much use in NZ?
  11. Maybe a long shot but does anybody have any idea what the little icon on the LCD of my Uniden UM380 VHF Radio means? It comes on after 15 mins or so after powering on, together with a momentary beeping alarm. Thanks in anticipation, Geoff
  12. Erice - I've changed the auction to allow shipping to Auckland if you're happy to pay freight. (Also - thanks for the technical guidance 'Wheels')
  13. Hey guys, I have a SEA 222 NZ for sale. In good order physically for its age but comes up with "Unlock" error when switched on so needs servicing before it can be used. $10 reserve on Trademe at: http://www.trademe.c...px?id=959586662 Video description: https://youtu.be/fA3pYK38pVw Or reply directly (I'm in Wellington). Geoff
  14. Hey guys I have a SEA 222 NZ for sale. $10 reserve. In good order physically for its age but comes up with "Unlock" error when switched on so needs servicing before it can be used. On Trademe at: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=959586662 Video description: https://youtu.be/fA3pYK38pVw Or reply directly (I'm in Wellington). Geoff
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