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southernman last won the day on May 28 2017

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  1. Probably right! Point is he's pissed about the very short notice on closure. Anyhow it's sorted now as he's been able to remotely access the boat via wifi from the carpark and turn things off apparently. Be interesting to see if berth holders can get rental relief due to no access.
  2. The lack of silence from Marinas is amazing. I'd suggest that given there is no access, there should at least be a rental reduction. I'm also interested in the insurance situation given lack of access to check and insure your yacht is safe? What if it sank due to a leak and bilge pump failure? I have a friend who's brand new battery bank will be overcharging as he's just installed Lithium batteries and left the solar on them without a regulator as he was expecting to get back to the boat in time but was not able to. Who covers that cost? Is it the same all over the Country with access, have marinas locked boat owners out?
  3. Maybe a Farr 12.20? Although 6'4" headroom maybe an issue. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/auction-2565176114.htm?rsqid=0284f2cf989443ceb492424df94db5c1-001
  4. Yip you need one, take it to Enertec and for a small fee they can sort it to your spec.
  5. Has anyone seen this product? https://www.green-yachting.online/ . Basically allows you to change out the 230 VAC heater element in your water heater for a 12 or 24 VDC version and use excess solar charge. On the new boat i'm considering this as an option.
  6. The band on my one came off. Had to put a new band on but the Yanmar guy who serviced it said I hardly needed to worry about it as the leak alarm would let me know and also that it would only be a slow leak if you got one. It's quite a basic seal really.
  7. A sight glass is a good way if you don't want a gauge. You can put calibrated fill marks on it as you fill the tank, easy to make out of clear PVC and fittings.
  8. Has anyone got any first hand experience with the trukit? https://truekit.nz/collections/all/products/true-kit-discovery?variant=30006782022 I need a fold up boat rather than a hard bottom one.
  9. Red cod and dog fish is all I ever remember! And that was over 40 years ago!
  10. classic but who actually fishes in Lyttelton harbour? Virtually no one
  11. Did some work on that one a few weeks back, fast ride.
  12. Great report, very very interesting.
  13. It's the same service just 4G and uses the cell networks for connection. If you are using a hotspot you wont' notice anything greater in speed or service I'd suggest. Nothing new really at all.
  14. I sailed through that stuff in 2006/7 around Tonga, was really abrasive, some of the chunks were huge. At the time we had a steel boat, really worried about losing the paint but it was fine, however it really did clean up the antifoul.
  15. You are right BP. Apps work and will be the future I think I sort of agree IT however we all have back up GPS systems and charts, but to be fair i've had many more issues with chart plotters than I've ever had with Ipads, the recent Raymarine updates are a great example of complete BS. For non IT experts they are excellent compared with their complicated but cheaper sisters raspberry pi's etc. Have a look at https://www.weather4d.com/ it covers most of the areas you raise and on an Ipad. My Wifi radar works fine by the way. I like simplicity and lack the time or skills to worry about the other stuff. Navionics on my ipad don't turn off, I haven't paid a subscription fee for 2 years and it still works? Different points of view I know but these are just my thoughts.
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