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Elenya

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  1. Yup I am with you here we have been hit at least twice in a marina (both times destroying a windpilot self steering gear). Exactly why I want it insured and see no difference or lesser risk just because I can't go out on it. Conversely I wouldn't expect my house insurance to increase over lock down because I am using it more.
  2. Yup I am with you here. My boat is safely tucked up in the marina not breaking any rules but I want it insured still.
  3. Elenya

    Turning off AIS

    I can understand some people may like to see their boat is still where it should be and afloat when not onboard. Ashore? turn it off surely? Class B units will be bumped out of the available transmission time-slots in busy areas with Class A having preference, so the system takes care of this overloading itself. However this would mean other Class B units, that were at sea, may also get pushed out of a timeslot because someone has left an AIS on while the boat is safely moored. Not a problem in NZ i expect (yet) but some places it could mean you onlt pop up on other vessels AIS at quite long time periods. Luckily everyone at sea is super considerate of others........... lovely day to go boating down in Christchurch if only we could.
  4. Hi On SportNZ website now. https://sportnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Recreation-and-Sport-Detailed-Level-1-4-Table.pdf Slightly different to what has been coming from other government bodies (i.e. this seems more permissive) but time will tell.
  5. Dutyfree that is the exact view we had when we bought a marina berth licence at a different marina. Simply paying a bit upfront.
  6. Our marina has turned off electronic access to all berth holders except the licenced liveabords. Seems to be working well with minimal people about and not much happening apart from rain and a bit of snow on the tops. Keeps the risk if spread of the virus down. I see MNZ have issued a message to all boaties to say don’t go out and to stay where you are if you are out. Perhaps some people just don’t see that they are possibly part of the spread of the virus by going somewhere different each day. If anyone wants to know how their boat is in TeAna just say and I will have a look as long as it is on the same pier as me. oh its raining again.
  7. Thats the measurements I read. I got the 150mm confused with the 300mm. From my point of view, as an oversees yacht, it would always be difficult to comply with every countries regulations (which is why countries cant impose many requiremnts on foreign vessels) but when it comes to contractual requirements we have no choice but to comply if we wish to use those marinas etc. This is the first time I have ever been asked for a gas certificate, electrical plenty of times, but never gas before. And it is a tad annoying that you have to pay to be able to look at a standard. enjoy some lazy times. Hope you all have a few projects to get on with if you are not working.
  8. We discussed the califont at the time as I felt that would be the case however....the califont is fitted in a well ventilated location and has the required 150mm clearance above so fits within the requirements. We replaced all gas pipes and fittings so it is a complete install under the current regs.
  9. Our marina has required a gas compliance certificate as part of the conditions of use. No issue as we only have a bottle and line to a califont and a stove. Cost obviously. The issue with additions to an existing system is that the while the requirements may not apply to an existing system you may not find a certified gas fitter who will adapt the system as he/she cant certify the bit that connects to the old system. I am sure there will be differences of opinion on this but that is what I have been told, and fits with my reading of the requirements. I had planned to replace our system anyway as the 40 year old copper piping was, well, 40 years old. When we removed the old piping we found a "repair" where plastic piping had been fitted with jubilee clips, all hidden behind the freezer insulation. Plastic pipe looking well dodgy. So I am glad we did the work.
  10. This mornings update. Rescued. Multiple MEOSAR and LEOSAR alerts were received for an un-registered USA coded EPIRB indicating a position in the Southern Ocean, approximately 750 nautical miles southeast of the Chatham Islands. Subsequent information received from MRCC Gris-Nez that a French National on board an 11 metre sloop that had dis-masted and was taking on water. Communication with the vessel had been lost. JRCCNZ tasked the M/T LINDANGER to head to the distress location. A RNZAF P3-K2 Orion tasked by the JRCCNZ located the vessel and established communications with the person on board. The P3-K2 deployed two MADD packs to the stricken vessel, however she was unable to retrieve either. The P3-K2 departed the scene after exhausting its time on scene. JRCCNZ tasked a RNZAF C130 Hercules to the location. On arrival it discovered the French National had abandoned his Yacht and taken to a life raft. Communication was again established and an additional five MADD packs were deployed with one being retrieved. The C130 departed the scene after exhausting its time. JRCCNZ requested a third aircraft from the RNZAF to arrive on scene together with the M/T LINDANGER to provide assistance as required. MT LINDANGER arrived on scene mid-morning and despite heavy sea fog was able to locate the life raft and rescue the French National, he was treated for mild hypothermia and will accompany the Tanker to its next port of Punta Arenas. (Duration 36 hours)
  11. this mornings update Multiple MEO and LEOSAR alerts were received for an un-registered USA coded EPIRB indicating a position in the Southern Ocean, approximately 750 nautical miles southeast of the Chatham Islands. Subsequent information was received from MRCC Gris-Nez that a French National is on board an 11 metre sloop that had dis-masted and was taking on water. Communication with the vessel had been lost. JRCCNZ have tasked the M/T LINDANGER, her ETA is approximately 0830 27 February NZ local time. A RNZAF P3-K2 Orion tasked by the JRCCNZ located the vessel and established communications with the person on board. The P3-K2 deployed two MADD packs to the stricken vessel, however she was unable to retrieve either. The P3-K2 departed the scene after exhausting its time on scene. JRCCNZ tasked an RNZAF C130 Hercules to the location. On arrival it discovered the French National had abandoned his Yacht and taken to a life raft. Communication was again established and an additional five MADD packs were deployed with one being retrieved. The C130 departed the scene after exhausting its time. JRCCNZ has requested a third aircraft from the RNZAF to arrive on scene together with the M/T LINDANGER to provide assistance as required
  12. Hi Do you have a model number for the compressor please and a photo of the mounting area. Thanks
  13. Hi Do you have a model number for the compressor please and a photo of the mounting area. Thanks
  14. Surely a simple loop of line through the tack (ring) would suffice. Simple to tie a couple of knots to make a loop of the right size. http://basicrockclimbing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Two-Fishermans-Knots-in-Prusik-Cord-1024x768.jpg
  15. I always find it interesting when a person complains about the actions of others, yet may themselves be undertaking activities that are not compliant with rules or requirements. Sometimes it is a matter of perspective as one persons close is another person miles away. When at sea on a voyage I had a standing order of a 2' mile cpa to any vessel, yet some vessels seemed comfortable with about a cable or two in the open ocean. My favourite example of peoplles perspective was a person who called to complain about the behaviour of a commercial boat which had passed him a few meters at away, at speed and at night. Sounded very concerning until I ilicited from him that he was laying a set net in the shipping channel, at night, with no lights on his boat, and he was faced over the back of his boat feeding the net out at the time and not keeping a lookout. He was adamant the commercial vessel was at fault. He hung up on me when I asked if he wanted to provided his name, address, and details so I could take the strong enforcement action he was demanding to be applied to the guilty party. Hopefully he had a think about it. Interestingly the commercial vessel had already reported a near miss with an unlit vessel in the channel at night.
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