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  2. First question yes 2nd yachts are a hole in the water through which you place money, benefit, being able to shift your house, learn to love the sea. Hate is self explanetary, 3rd not a lot of choice, whangarei, marsden cove, Sandspit almost but really Auckland, Tutukaka, Opua, Keri Keri. Otherwise there are pile moorings and swing all around. No.4 budget minimum for a 35 footer + - on piles at kissing point Whg Minimum with comprehensive ins. And 1 x slipping anti fouling allow $5,000. Anything else is how long is a piece of string. Some Marinas are picky about live aboards and they are if
  3. SanFran

    Rudder.

    Sorry, gotta say, one ugly rudder. I can see why you want to go back to original. Can't help, but good luck
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  5. loving that coach bolt! True #8 work right there.
  6. Where are you, and have you got a model name and number for the alternator? Unless its weirdly unusual, pretty much any auto-electrician should be able to help you out. If its a larger unit, find a sparkie who does a lot of heavy commercial work.
  7. Hahaha Fish I did warn Joel to look out for 830 rigs when we were eeking our way up the river on an ebb tide with f all breeze. We only went backwards a couple of times, custodian motored his dinghy down river when he couldn't handle watching us contemplating kedging but respectfully stood off while we eventually made it to the dock! I agree it seems a long shot to lose it to a thief, hoping the vendor sees reason and sends someone down to have a look. Fingers crossed
  8. Hi everyone, I'm brand new to the forum so bear with me! After a couple of recent life-changing events (health and relationship - don't worry, I won't bore you!), and after years of dreaming about it, I'm now seriously considering becoming a 'live aboard' in sunnier climbs (BOI?) I have a little bit of experience on the water (sail, not cruise) through family/friends over a number of years but have never owned my own - maybe now!! About myself and situation now: I'm in my 50's, still working (and will continue to do so) and can do so from anywhere (thanks COVID!). I have
  9. Propellers are so specific to a boat, size, pitch, boat weight, shaft speed, spline size, shaft taper, locking nut type, that they aren't an easily movable second hand item. They aren't 50" plasma TV's... You could possibly nick one for the scrap weight value, but really, Westhaven is nice and secure, CCTV and all, dive into that sh*t, with the right tools to lift a prop off. Most people that nick meta for scrap go for MH covers or fire hydrant risers fittings. They aren't going to dive under a yacht with all the required prep. Props do fall off yachts though... Unless it was st
  10. harrytom

    Rudder.

    That is how your rudder should be hung.
  11. Yeah sometimes I'm just too accommodating for my own good. He rents the berth, has owned the boat 20 years, advanced in years been and had a prospective purchaser back out recently. When it failed to drive out the furthest thing from my mind would have been a missing prop. I was thinking sticky gears, sea life or fishing line preventing it from opening (Gori folding) Stuck head under the water there (eeeew) with mask but too murky to even see leading edge of rudder. So figured better to get it nearer home and have a look. The boat has recent new motor and sail drive (500 hrs) sh
  12. Wellll... who serviced the prop last, a pity you shifted her coz it is his issue.
  13. That boat looks pretty flash to me . . I'd say just go and sail your brains out. Well, maybe not like this . . .
  14. No sadly I have been 930-less since just after Bay Week. I've done the grown up thing and bought a proper family yacht. Picked it up from Westhaven yesterday at sparrows fart and found it had no propulsion when trying to leave the berth. Assumed stuck blades from little use, was on a deadline to get back to Weiti for tide so sailed it out of the Marina, up the coast, over the bar and onto our club wharf. Went to work for a few hours, came back armed with mask and budgie smugglers and jumped in for a look. Sail drive there, as is spline and thread but no prop! Ve
  15. And a shame none are keen enough for a good practice and kite blast the day before the Logan
  16. Unlikely for a standard keeler with prop under the hull. But maybe FLC is talking about the prop on an outboard on a Ross 930, which would be easily accessible in the cockpit to a marina meandering miscreant?
  17. $220 is dirt cheap.... any less and the police would be after you for stolen property!
  18. Antal Carbon Standup Block - 75 x 14 $100
  19. 2 x Toyama Hybrid Gel 6V 225 Amp hr batteries -T105 form. 6.5 yrs old but still plenty of life, better than AGM's $200 the pair
  20. Hutton's have a very limited supply of components http://www.arco-winches.com/products/spares I do not believe they have large items such as drums. Whilst worth checking with Huttons, I think Sound's only realistic option will be to watch Trademe Photo is the guts of a Maxwell
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  22. I lied my arse off, I told them I voted for Jacinda To WTF even more, I got a dispensation to get my license when I was 15, the age at the time was 16. So that's how long I've been a fine upstanding indigenous member of NZ society. Saw neighbour again last evening and she reckons the prop fell off in the Motuhie Channel. There are little signs the retainer may have fizzed off. So that one wasn't stolen FLC.
  23. What? Congratulations are in order! I always wanted to get a gun licence, just so that I could show at least 2 people vouched I am of good character. How did you manage it?
  24. Rule 19: entitles a boat to room at a continuing obstruction such as the beach. You can't be pushed into the beach! Wtf? Hail: WATER (there's actually no obligation to Hail for room but it's prudent to do so and WATER is the defacto standard) Rule 20: entitles a boat to room to tack at an obstruction and you must be close hauled to be entitled to room to tack. Hail: ROOM-TO-TACK (unlike rule 19 this is a requirement) An OBSTRUCTION can be another right-of-way racing-boat. An CONTINUING OBSTRUCTION cannot be another boat if that boat is underway.
  25. Yes well done to IT carrying on and managing to maintain the standards of BP.
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