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  2. Will be there for the Worser Bay Optimist Nationals and already taking 2 Optimists and a Large RIB so cant fit the last support boat. ideally 3-4m will be used as a support boat for a Green Fleet Sailor. I have my own 8hp engine I can use if easier. Experienced support boat operator, happy to part with cash or rum. Send me PM if you have an option and I can call to dicuss
  3. https://www.marinadelray.co/post/indonesia-is-open-to-all-foreign-flagged-yachts?fbclid=IwAR2n3M50he05KTj15KjZLpUCIS-Fx5q5P_XAYTN6WQFx9k96HshsR64ePZc
  4. Amway has been here forever, pretty low profile now, compared to 30 years ago though.
  5. Fogg

    Hydronic

    Thanks. I’ll take a closer look when the boat arrives and I’ve obviously got some time to sort heating before the winter chills kick in. My last heating system was airtropic and it just about worked ok but not suitable for new boat. An extra complication (or maybe a solution?) the new boat has air conditioning running to all 3 cabins so it already has ducting. I wonder if I can somehow reuse that for a heating system...?
  6. Stray Cat

    Hydronic

    Hi, pretty much ditto what BK said. We did the donkey work ourselves - ran hoses - installed unit and exhaust and fans etc - marine electrician for the wiring and the boys from Aquaplumb to do the diesel connection, valves and initial setup/priming etc. 🤙 All good and luvin’ it!!
  7. Looks like I will be rooting for ya Kiwis again. I cannot abide the business practices of Richare DeVos. Turns out that Amway is also present in Aotearoa.
  8. Hi there, what size berth are you after? We have a 16m berth that may be available from mid December to end of March. Email katrinlaser@gmail.com
  9. Who has a policy with Club marine.cannot confirm but from another site as of the 1st December 202 They are pulling out of NZ and no policy will be renewed,. https://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/club-marine-pulling-out-of-nz-insurance-market_topic134435.html Just talked to club Marine and they confirmed that effective on Dec 1st 2020 they will be pulling out of the NZ market. All policies expiring after that will not be renewed. Letters supposed to be sent out from tomorrow.
  10. Heading out this Labour Weekend subject to weather of course. Have room for one couple & one single or two singles. If interested please contact me at iangabriel1968@gmail.com. Thanks Ian.
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  13. Fogg

    Hydronic

    Ok good info thanks.
  14. Bad Kitty

    Hydronic

    Each little heater has a computer type fan behind it. Switched with high & low blower speed. No thermostat, no concierge either. We don't have ours plumbed into the engines, just simple turn it on if you're cold sort of stuff. Yanmars have to take care of themselves. Westpark Marine Engineering looks after the boat now, they are familiar with them. It's pretty simple stuff though, and Dometic who are the agent may recommend an installer?
  15. Fogg

    Hydronic

    Cool. Or rather hot. Do your 3 matrixes (matrices sp?) each have their own fan blower? And individual thermostat? And does yours link to the engine(s) i.e. pre-heat the cold blocks before starting and take heat from the hot blocks when running engines as well as heating? And finally, who installed it? Cheers
  16. Bad Kitty

    Hydronic

    Yep, Eberspacher, wouldn't boat without it. It heat's the hot water cylinder, and pumps thru 3 heater matrix's, 2 single ones in the aft cabins, and a double size one in the saloon. Warms the whole boat in about 20 minutes. In summer you just shut off the heaters & leave it heating the hot water. If you got really creative you can bend up some stainless tube, run it thru that on the way to the heater or hot water cylinder, and have a heated towel rail! The fuel line is about 3mm, uses very little diesel. Like .3ltrs an hour or something. And to heat the water is about
  17. Fogg

    Hydronic

    Has anyone here installed (or got) a hydronic heating system onboard?
  18. So I ended up with Flexofold https://flexofold.com/ Got quotes from 4 suppliers, they were the cheapest and also shortest delivery time. You deal directly with the manufacturer which was very easy. The prop is a very nice looking unit, engineering is superb. The prop actually folds under its own weight when vertical, it drives the boat well forward and reverse, highly recommend.
  19. Thank you all for your suggestions. Hull was pretty badly painted by previous owner. I ended up doing a few coats of undercoats and then the yellow top coats with a yellow that does not match at all the hull colour. I think the next step would be to repaint entirely the hull to do a decent job. Matching colour from the auto paint shop is a great idea I am keeping. Thank you again. Damien
  20. Probably a little less underwater surface on a Mull 9.5 than a lotus 9.2, hence the extra coverage.
  21. Does anyone have a recommendation for a person to do some work on the hydraulics of a autopilot in Auckland. It needs a valve replacement and the old part is end of life, so it may require and upgrade.
  22. I am involved with one boat in the Tamaki Estuary on a pile mooring (38 Ft) and another on a swing mooring at Cocklebay (Carpenter 29). Like ( I suspect) many owners I have tried many AF options over the years but never finding a silver bullet solution. I got frustrated with the thicker paints as they were so intolerant of hot and/or windy weather, I was always thinning them to get coverage and a half decent finish. Eventually I tried Hempel's which seems no better or worse than the others in terms of performance but it is way less viscous and rolls out easily almost like a singl
  23. Welcome to the PIC Coastal Classic Yacht Race 2020 - one of New Zealand’s iconic yacht races up the E coast of North Island, from Auckland to the harbour at Russell. Originally raced by speedboats in the 1920s, aiming at speed records, the yacht race, now a classic in it’s own right, was first conceived in the 1980s by a member of the Auckland Multihull Sailing Association who wanted to recapture the historic course. The event is, of course, now raced in classes – Multihull, Monohull and Cruising – and continues to have a wide range of prizes on offer, not just for division winners, but for
  24. Rangi1

    Bustle

    But my god it’s ugly. They must think it’s fast.
  25. Pimbaa ypu sound likw a person that might point me in the right direction. I have a Avon hypalon but need an Outboard mount. I am up to the Mark 3 plywood model now but believe a factory glass one was made. Any ideas where to find one?
  26. ex Elly

    Bustle

    Looks like INEOS Team UK are pretty proud of the bustle on Britannia II Bustle: Attached to the bottom of the hull, this has two functions. (1) During the take-off phase it helps lift the boat off of the water. (2) When the boat is foiling, the bustle closes the gap between the hull and the water surface, thus blocking the airflow going across the boat, and thus increasing the efficiency of the sails.
  27. The mooring lads are back into full pace now which means some furious catching up to do. It's not a high paying job but it is often a wet cold dangerous one fighting moronic bureaucracy and at times highy unrealistic mooring holders. Also high entry costs hence there are not many takers. I did it for years and enjoyed it but I did get over the bureaucracy, some of the custies and the unrealistic expectations. The lads try to do areas in blocks to keep costs down. The barges aren't fast so they can take a day to move from up the Tamaki to Hobbie sort of thing. As long as you are
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