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  1. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2785850289
  2. Very much enjoyed reading the history of Kate and sent the link to some friends who have spent a good chunk of their lives out at the mercs. Jim is busy restoring Lisa Rose which was built by C.E.Thompson the son of Erik who built Kate. https://boatingnz.co.nz/one-last-boat-yeah-right/
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    Bloody Windy

    on the free version you get the info in 3 hour blocks, if you pay you get it by the hour. I started paying a few months ago, I figured I look at the app so often that I was actually more than happy to give them $33/year.
  4. He's got no heater, that's how he keeps warm...
  5. What about this? Shallow draft, how would it go upwind? https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2621272070 Looks like Balvenie the Townson 47 has sold? It's been delisted from TM.
  6. (in your best colonel Klink voice) HALT! https://www.panuku.co.nz/news-and-blogs/pushing-pause-on-wynyard-crossing “There are a number of challenges with the replacement of the Wynyard Crossing bridge. The most significant is our ability to complete the connection by the time the America’s Cup starts,” said Panuku’s Development Director, Allan Young. “It may feel like we’re pushing pause on progress, but we want to ensure that what is built is going to be of the highest quality and design innovation. We want to make a positive and memorable contribution to Auckland’s city centre
  7. Just reading this, sounds pretty cool. https://www.swellnet.com/news/design-outline/2019/06/27/new-cloth-on-the-block. The base material is basalt, nothing added or bonded. Basalt is melted at about 1,500° and the liquid is blown through tiny holes to make strands of filament which are then woven into cloth. You've essentially got a rock in fabric form. The strength test in this youtube link is pretty impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7tvhl9rBNE
  8. Just reading about a fire one of the Maersk ships had and how they are billing companies who had containers on board under 'General Average'. Never heard of that but it sounds rather convenient to the shipping company. Must remember not to sniff at insurance if I ever ship anything anywhere again... https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/249064/maersk-honam-battling-a-fire-for-over-a-month/ Maersk Line said earlier that the berthing and discharging operations of the fire-ravaged boxship would result in high extraordinary costs. The company has therefore decided to declare General
  9. Anyone use one of these? http://www.mysailing.com.au/news/how-to-give-your-boat-a-wedgie However, it was on that very first meeting that Keith gave us one priceless piece of information when he told us of the need for a two-wing wedge riding sail in these wild waters. Riding sails have been used for hundreds of years to stabilise boats at anchor to prevent, or at least lessen, the sheering motion that can develop as the wind picks up. This maddening and potentially dangerous anchor dance affects some yachts more than others, especially lighter, faster modern hull designs. But as wind s
  10. I'm not sure if that thing is a sure sign I'm getting old or if it actually is the most stupid thing this side of the black stump. Wonder how it'd go out in the channel about now....
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    Pogo 36

    Awesome! What are the plans once you go back in the water? Any photo's?
  12. Googling those coordinates brings up this position, had to zoom most of the way out before land appeared!
  13. Bugger! https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2019/05/27/massive-failure-for-my-song-superyacht/ The superyacht fell off a cargo vessel during her transportation from the Caribbean to the Balearics. During Saturday night (May 25) she was lost in the Mediterranean before reaching the Balearics
  14. Can't remember how I signed up to get these Council surveys but there was one sent out a few days ago. https://peoplespanel.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/surveys/cg8488ffqsg41fl013cfzqhqxj041l__dbvbp9b7lny0km9b3c54661wmg_p50xy8234l26qw0t9tnd4m5bfn Not entirely sure if it's relevant to your thread KM.
  15. Just stumbled across this website, bloody brilliant. Flick between LINZ charts, Navionics Sonar, Navionics nav, Satellite, Street, the whole shebang. And uses location services so GPS enabled. Chapeau whoever did that!
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    Happy teeth would love a dozen or two of them!
  17. Not officially anyway, or at least that's my take on it. (ie - I doubt it'll be relisted) Sounded like it needed a new donk or at least some work on the current one. Seemed like a very good buy on the face of it.
  18. Up for sale on TM last week, beautiful looking boat, hope you've bought her.
  19. thanks KM, that sounds good and I shall return my rego numbers accordingly. Leaves me wondering why they don't put relevant tidbits like that in the emails they send out though...
  20. Fresh in from the w/h team, what's with the bottom line? Are they going to ticket you if you don't use the car with the correct rego? Sounds like an administration nightmare. Don’t miss out on the Westhaven Marina annual parking permits! Please check your postal address below to ensure that we send your 2019/20 parking permit(s) to the correct address. The new parking permit(s) will be sent during the month of June. Let us know if you would prefer to pick up your parking permit(s) from the Marina Office and we will contact you in June. We are also collecting customer’s car REGO numbe
  21. Don't tell BP about that fridge, he'll be over there eating your icecream... (and as per Clipper, love the posts)
  22. Was in there last week, town was surprisingly busy, 15 dinks up the creek. I thought about taking the boat right up the creek into town but was a little late (there are channel markers starting a few hundred meters past the main wharf), would have got up ok on a 3.2m tide and 5'6 draft (imagine you might draw a foot (or 2?) more than that BP). Tied up to the main wharf but was down to 6 inches under the keel at one stage (an hour before high). Called into the butcher shop and got some fresh chops and sausages. The Peppertree is quite good to eat at. As is the Mussel Kitchen but
  23. thanks fellas, have manual to read and screwdriver on standby...
  24. Thanks crazy, that's exactly what it's doing and it seems to wander less when motoring so that explains the gimbal. Is there a way of recalibrating it? IT - it's not interfaced, most of the time I just steer everywhere, doesn't bother me so much but guess if it worked properly I'd probably use it more. Do you sell these?
  25. Prices on charts were quite good, I got two for $34
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