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  1. Once upon a time the results of Saturdays racing would be published on Monday morning in the Herald, now the yachting mags I see seem devoted to selling ridiculously expensive new production boats with accompanying editorial about how Sarah and Michael wanted real stone benchtops, 3 showers instead of 2 and how challenged the design team were but saved the day with carbon and 300k. (insert pictures of modern apartment with mast on top and vases with elegant floral displays)
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  2. And now foamed the last bit, thickened epoxy on the frames, clamped up. It's beginning to come out the seams as expected.
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  3. wow. Epic stupidity. Who came up with this horseshit? (Thanks for the head up though Rowan)
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  4. In the water now. Not quite there yet but a different beast to the one we bought 6 months ago
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  5. I’m picking the Orcas are after the sailors livers, for the rum mostly
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  6. Yeh, people in glass houses etc. So the guy is making a whole 12 bucks a week?? Presumably that would just cover the cost of having it inspected.
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  7. She’s a Ross 490, with some mods.. prod, small bulb on the centre board (hence the extra high axle clearance).
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  8. Well done this man.
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  9. Home-spun chartplotter and autopilot on Stepping Out In earlier episodes you will have identified that we have been working at the limits of a cellphone's navigational ability. But SO doesn't justify a full-blown suite of electronics - even a basic chart plotter would come close to 25% of her value. So, when I found out about OpenCPN and Openplotter and the ability for the system to be scaled around what you have, my interest was piqued. Here's the story of the build of a basic open-source chart plotter and its attached auto-pilot control system. This is not a recommendation that
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  10. That bed must see some action to need to be anchored to the floor!
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  11. Nov 26 Update, Norsand has been outstanding. The painters have been working on Saturdays to complete the project and make up for time lost to unexpected repairs at the start. I can't say enough positive things about Aaron who is leading the paint job. We hope to have the boat repainted early-mid December and the mast and boom afterwards. Hopefully we can start putting all the hardware back on. Melanie and I have spent the last few weeks passivating the stainless and re-polishing all the 316 SS. We think that if it took two weeks to remove that we can get everything back on in three weeks
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  12. Update. might be able to get 60% off if I sell them all, 7 available less the 3 spoken for. So if you keen they may get to $800, If you've committed at $1000 & we get them all done you'll get the new low price. As said, I don't want to make anything, this is a bonus for all the good crew groupies! Don't pussy foot around, Veladare churns thru that in Pinot in a good weekend!
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  13. Yes they are rolling out Corinthian yachting as the clubs aim -if that were true they would probably forget the cup and just support SSANZ
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  14. Pretty sure that's total bollocks
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  15. Firefly is my wife’s Pogo 36. She lets me drive and stuff. Moored in Brest, Brittany. Commissioned from the Structures yard in 2019 after we ditched plans to self build a one off. Was cheaper and better for our marriage to buy a Pogo. Seen here creeping up under a Pogo 12.50 - we can hold off and pass 12.50s in sub 10kt conditions. We do hope to get to NZ.
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  16. (SORRY THREAD DRIFT) Speaking of rum, my new favorite is black spot rum from Jamaica. Can be brought locally for a similar price to Mt Gay eclipse and rivals even the $250 bottles I have in my extensive rum collection. Seriously worth a try. My 2 cases for the summer cruise turned up last week....
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  17. https://kmccready.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/audit-your-alcohol
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  18. Bluetooth head unit (fusion) playing spotify from my phone. Remote controller on the tiller. 10inch sub and 2 x 7.7 signature range fusion speakers in the cockpit, 700w 4 chanel d-class amp running the cockpit speakers and bridged onto the sub. 2x 6x9s downstairs running off the head unit. It goes pretty hard. Draws 25amps when cranked up and has a cooling fan for the amp so we dont need to use the cold Christmas ham to cool it like last summer. Also have my ipod plugged into the head unit AUX cable but have been using that less and less. Numerous playlists on spotify for di
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  20. Dolphins are supposed to be as smart as a smart dog. How many dogs have gone extinct coz they spent too much time chasing a stick? My problem with this, like the biofouling rules, is it's being dumped on us with no mention of any actual research to back it up. Sounds like somebody just made some stuff up and we are wearing the consequences. Kevin you'd probably find more support on here for protecting the marine environment than the rest of the population, but these rules appear to be just dumb, they need to be sold better at the very least.
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  21. Last year I was anchored in Oke Bay swimming on the boat and a pod of dolphins came in and frolicked for a good 30 mins close to shore. Apparently since boats have been banned from chasing them they have come looking for interaction . 2 days later, same spot I was in the water again and 3 Orca came in and checked us all out. One swam under me twice while I held the anchor rode. First he looked at me with his right eye, then spun around and looked with his left. I'm a pretty confident sort of guy but I still made a hash of 'nonchalantly' meandering around to the ladder and getting the hell
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  22. Rob from Gulf Harbour rigging replaced all standing rigging for us, new chainplates, windows, mast wiring done. Now back in the water it's a push to get all the plumbing/cooking/nav systems installed and operational before Xmas... no popping the champagne cork just yet! Fortunately the mechanicals are pretty low hour and the fridge freezer works like a mad thing, so I can concentrate on niceties now.
    2 points
  23. https://4dsystems.com.au/products/4d-intelligent-hmi-display-modules/raspberry-pi-compatible-kits?p=2&product_list_limit=42
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  24. Having my Business partner and I just geting back in to sailing (with an IT support company between us) and working with Pi's for various commercial appications (Voip servers etc.), we are just now investigating this setup too. Spent this evenign trying to find suitable touch screens that run off HDMI and usb power. Likely just starting with running Navionics and a multi media function for entertainment but hoping to expand this as we learn the boat, sailing, our Raymarine sensors and so on. I look forward to your posts on the subject.
    2 points
  25. Tidal diamond B is shown on NZ 5219 Approaches to Marsden Point. Download here: https://www.linz.govt.nz/sea/charts/paper-charts/nz5219
    2 points
  26. If someone actually organised enough of the voting Squadron members into forcing an outcome, that outcome could be quite interesting. Maybe AC38 could be held in Piedy's out the front of the squadron?
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  27. I think it is extremely irresponsible to go out with kids without taking communications gear. More so that the weather is average, and even more so not telling family / a contact on shore contact they weren't going to be back. I'm a bit angry, and mildly speechless. Could get a good handheld VHF for $200 or less, which is probably what they spent on petrol for the weekend. Let alone bait or soft baits.
    2 points
  28. Karleen Dixon at ID Sign are pretty good - I’m sure they could replicate that
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  29. A few apprentice marks, a bit of finishing to do, but good enough for the people I sail with!
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  30. First few mins of this might be useful.
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  31. Totally agree BP. Anyone who has stayed away on their boat overnight has lost any moral right to criticise the covid response.
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  32. OK, looks like all taken this shipment - I'll order some more...
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  33. I had a seagull outboard once......pretty well worked the same way
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  34. Photos from around 1989 ish
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  35. My wife has one of these! I'm sure it could be convert to twin screws - counter-rotating.
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  37. I saw this photo today and thought how well it captured the spirit of sailing these days out of the main centres. A scene repeated up and down the country, Opua, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Sandspit, Whitianga, Taupo, Tauranga, a bunch of mixed boats out having fun with mates. And it looks like the fleets are growing. I was talking to a mate the other day about changes happening in Auckland. How marine service industries are moving out of town. Issues are Cost of premises (sails and masts take a lot of space and that costs) Ever intrusion of housing into traditional marine precinct
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  38. This is a pretty gross misrepresentation of the study. To quote to key passages of the summary: "Vaccine effectiveness against hospital admissions for infections with the delta variant for all ages was high overall (93% [95% CI 84–96]) up to 6 months." "Among sequenced infections, vaccine effectiveness against infections of the delta variant was high during the first month after full vaccination (93% [95% CI 85–97]) but declined to 53% [39–65] after 4 months." So vaccination still halves transmission at 4 months - which is far more than the flu vaccine achieves - and reduces se
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  39. I think we all do.. which is why the near universal condemnation of these rules as stupid is interesting
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  40. Only ever been around the outside once, that was in a big easterly in our Cav 32. 4 yachts carried on and all the launches turned around and headed back to the BOI. Always go for the gap.
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  41. The biggest crime was crossing into a level 2 area without current Covid tests me thinks
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  42. I have always used the Manson supreme with good success. Just brought a 25lb supreme for Rogue.
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  43. Saw a classic sign in Sailors Corner last night-Americas Cup supporters gear 80% off--- I would suggest that it sums up the feeling of most New Zealanders and a fair percentage of yachties after what Grant has done shopping it offshore.
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  44. I believe it refers to “Dear John…” type letter, that your wife/girlfriend writes you when they leave… This was what explained to me by my friend who owned it 1989/90 (French)
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  45. I see your at Pine harbour now! Great spot!
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  46. I don't agree. Lots of vaccines have effectiveness around 50%. The flu vaccine for example: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/vaccines-work/vaccineeffect.htm Or the recently approved malaria vaccine: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02755-5 The covid vaccine remains 93% effective against serious illness after 6 months. Stopping the spread of covid requires more than just vaccines. Hence the continuing restrictions and recommendations for mask wearing.
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  47. None of us were there to form a real opinion, and I’d be looking for answers if my boat ended up like that too. But, seen as you’ve asked, it’s easier for anyone to join either side. To play devils advocate- You do understand the ‘delamination’ surveyors are looking for are bubbles which have formed within the layup, not between the hull and an internal liner? Also, how does being well used cause voids in the layup? Are you saying previous damage and repairs have left voids in the hull layup? I’d want to know about that if I was buying your boat. If it lets water in, it’s
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