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  1. Well, Island Time is long overdue for a repaint. A couple of weeks ago I made the call to paint her myself. I decided I could do the topsides 1st, and gave myself 3 weeks off work. Well, 15 days in, heaps of sanding, filling, priming, undercoating, and sanding. Oh yeah and sanding. I'm using the Altex system, epoxy undercoat and 321 brushing polyurethane. Following from the great job Joel did on his 1020, I've thinned the paints 7%. Seems to be working well. I also was using a cheap vac with my dewalt sander. It died of overuse. Upon advice from a friend who's a boat builder, I
    6 points
  2. Completed the deal on this beauty last week, soon to be renamed Rogue 3. She's a 2009 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i, fully kitted out with everything you could ever want in an offshore cruising boat- 200L an hour watermaker (+a spare katyden emergency watermaker), washing machine, watt and sea hydrogenerator, hydrovane self steering, bow thruster, electric winches, full lithium battery fit out with a massive solar setup, all new instruments and radar, Satellite coms, furling inner solent jib, Diesel heater, upsized 75hp Yanmar engine with 1890hrs on the clock. Literally fully cocked. She's cu
    5 points
  3. Hey Bad Kitty. SailGP is going to be awesome!! If you’re sailing down I’m also running a rally with my other business Island Cruising. Departing early March. Will be having a party in Akaroa, cruising Banks Peninsula, another party in Pigeon Bay the weekend before, then will recommend best options for anchorages depending on the weather for Lyttelton too. It comes with a rally guide book, connections to everyone else on the rally, crew if needed for the passage, help getting prepared discounts & goodies from our sponsors and I’m hoping to get a tech site tour for rally participa
    5 points
  4. Had a fair bit to do with Mr Bolton over the years. Deep Purple sums it up well - he had a yacht he could not afford to maintain let alone berth properly. Had flogged the guts out of the boat and engaged in dodgy trips to off shore island with contributing crew (not a charter!!) Was a menace around the harbour until Council let him use one of the old barge moorings - a temporary arrangement that dragged on (excuse the pun). Recollect the turn of the century dawn celebration where the wakas emerged from the mist at Okahu Bay, a no anchoring area had been established along the Okahu Ba
    4 points
  5. thank you all very much, it took me 5 days to get to weellington, a stopover in napier for one night, the whole trip was perfect. only 35 miles before arriving at castle point I had a 3 meter wave and 40 knots of wind, I arrived at castle point at 6 in the morning and hid there for 2 hours until it calmed down a bit, then straight to pallisier cape and cook strait, and make it to wellington just 3 hours before strong south wind. thank you all for your time and help.
    4 points
  6. I know a few that have been with him and know someone that was on the next trip, plus reading the comments about him, if you got good weather it was a great trip but if the weather was crap you either went or forfeited your money Not a great sense of responsibility towards safety, all about the money. I passed him coming home from the Kings as he headed out on that trip, we were coming home because we knew the weather was about to pack up in a few days, all the other charter boats came back at least a day ahead of him or the commercial boats stayed out (cray boats) He got it wr
    3 points
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  8. That'll work. For a structural repair, taper and overlap the glass. If you just want to fill the hole, find some suitable material (timber, foam) and use a hole saw to cut out a suitable size plug. Make it 5mm less deep than the thickness of the cabin top. Epoxy it in place, fill the cavity and fair (Vinylester filler is fine, dries in 20 mins, and sands well), paint to suit.
    3 points
  9. Came 4th in a race. Hard to beat a Pogo44 and two 12.50s in a drag race. Did beat the next Pogo36 by a whole horizon, though. IMG_4296.MOV
    3 points
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  11. Can't answer your question, but.. would be worth a call the harbourmaster. They would be clearly in breach of the local maritime laws if they were discharging this close to land. It's time it buggered off anyway.
    2 points
  12. Thanks guys - its off, holesaw three quarters of the way and then a sledgehammer did the rest. A couple of marine ply discs will fill it. Everything was epoxied in and hidden. There was not outer flange, they had simply set the bolts in epoxy a la West System.
    2 points
  13. Actually in many ways its easier to fill a bigger hole (but there are limits!).... better access to taper the edges etc
    2 points
  14. Yes ma'am i realise your planet is on
    2 points
  15. The actual generation mix depends quite strongly on how much rain has fallen and thus how much water is behind the dams. Right now electricity is extremely cheap, because it's been wet and there's heaps behind the hydro dams. Last year it was dry and prices were very high as they conserved the water.
    2 points
  16. Sparky, at $21M, is roughly twice the cost of an equivalent new diesel tug. Using todays prices, it will cost one third as much to run as that equivalent tug would. So financially Sparky wins and will only get cheaper as the price of oil increases. In 2019, the equivalent strength Hauraki, used 191000 liters of diesel equating to 515 tCO2e Sparky will use approximately 502MWh to operate in the same way, this equates to 50 tCO2e which would mean an annual saving of 465 tCO2e.
    2 points
  17. Things came to a rapid holt after starting up...
    2 points
  18. Regardless of the mans capabilities. He was using a council/harbourmasters approved mooring for his vessel, as the findings show was laid incorrectly. As renter of a mooring how would he know if laid correctly or not. Would it not fall under the consumer act??not fit for purpose?.
    2 points
  19. The whole saga is not a winner for the yachting community. It will only make the council even more bureaucratic and/or restrictive on allowing moorings.
    2 points
  20. I think the lesson here is more, don't hang in to a boat that you can no longer maintain nor afford to keep in a suitable location. Classique was possibly once a nice boat although the history has a few marks against it. But spending its days deteriorating, swinging all over the harbour on temporary moorings rendering them excluded to the people that may have had a genuine need to use doesn't get much sympathy from me.
    2 points
  21. Always a fav of mine.
    2 points
  22. Good doco, watched it a few weeks back, as BP said mostly better sails, if the keel was that good everyone would have gone that way no. what the keel did was get it’s centre of gravity a lot lower, as in the bulbs we see now on racing yachts. The old 12 metre yachts had a very high CoG
    1 point
  23. I think the sails were a lot better.
    1 point
  24. Our plan was to only look up at the sails from Brett to Russell so we wouldn’t see any dolphins . Glad that common sense has prevailed
    1 point
  25. One of mine broke after 27 years of work, I replaced it with a new unit which was quite straight forward and not too expensive amazingly. As part of the exercise I got an assistant to operate the mechanism while I watched and found the alignment was quite poor as it was placing twisting loads on the cable. That alignment was the cause of the breakage probably, by just bending and resetting some brackets and levers it was quickly remedied and probably a worthwhile exercise whether you replace them or not. I would replace them if you spot any similar problem.
    1 point
  26. Inspect the ends, and if they are operate smoothly I wouldn't be concerned. I just continued using mine.
    1 point
  27. If the cost is minimal do it if only for peace of mind .
    1 point
  28. Thanks for the kind offer Addem , I just got the loan of one from a 40 ft monohull very similar to our boat.
    1 point
  29. Well I’ve joined the racks of the unpopular So if anyone wants a Cat 3 for coastal give me a shout Im off to Fiji to sail a cat back on the 4th of October but can do most days between now and then 0274779745
    1 point
  30. Well, ready for relaunch tomorrow. I learned a few things that might be useful to others. 3 weeks full time work for one... September is probably about a month too early for outdoor painting. The nights (especially one - the most important one!) can be too cold. If the temp drops to dew point (actual temp depends on humidity and pressure) the gloss is lost. I lost some gloss in places on the hull due to this. Really I should have done a 3rd topcoat, to fix it, but no guarantees that would come out any better! So it is what it is. She looks pretty good from 3m, but a close inspection
    1 point
  31. Yeah well it does sleep 4 comfortably and has a sink
    1 point
  32. Golden Globe making their way hard on the wind south, with all this on the nose stuff I bet they wish they were in a Townson , -oh thats right hull shape too modern for the rules.
    1 point
  33. A qualified up-to-date skipper is required to be present on a 7 - 10 day (negotiable) fishing trip departing from Tauranga over the summer period. Ideally, the keen fishermen would like the trip to occur from around 29th December - 7th January, but that's negotiable. The skipper won't have to do too much, it's really about having a certificate on board. There's a chef on board, you're welcome to fish too. The pay is typically $300 per day, but rates may be negotiated for the right person. The owner of the 65FT may offer a lot more work for the right skipper.
    1 point
  34. Looking good IT. Mine is still shrinking back after 6 weeks - I'm really happy with the finish now. Will pop down for a look next time I feel the need to throw more money away at Burnsco
    1 point
  35. That particular hull style does not have a good record in NZ, very low freeboard everyone rushing to one side means the AVS is reached very early as the tubes go under. Funny if they hit a whale that neither outboard kicked up..
    1 point
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  37. Is that one of the newfangled underwater power winch thingees? Or a pull starter?
    1 point
  38. There was a number of very well put together racing yachts called Merrythought out of Annapolis owned by Jack King the biggest I recall was about 62ft they raced East Coat of US and Caribbean , including Pineapple Cup, don't know if this one is from the same stable but it was a very good well run program, that might be a good place to start. Most of the 50's had a single large diameter wheel for helm, this twin wheel setup maybe a subsequent improvement. The boats were light and fundementally empty inside good inshore coastal racing but would probably need more work to survive a bad
    1 point
  39. Going back a few decades I think the following questions would be asked: Was the mooring arrangement inline with accepted best practice for the location and intended use (vessel size etc)? Was a reputable contractor used for it's installation and/or inspections? If the answer to both of those questions was yes, then it was more often than not put down to a "stuff happens" incident. NZ now seems much more ready to crawl over things to look for opportunities to nail it on someone. As someone else eluded to - I can almost hear the conversations at Auckland Transport - "I'
    1 point
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  41. I replaced my throttle controller to a spin lock one in February. The mechanism I used is this one https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/catalogsearch/result/?q=SeaStar+B700Ss+Side+Mount+Control then you use the spin lock exterior - https://fostersshipchandlery.co.nz/products/spinlock-atcu-winch-handle-throttle-control All works really well and a lot smoother than the old system! Nice upgrade. PM me if you have any questions. We did need a bit of reglassing to make the new one fit, as the old hole was quite a bit bigger.
    1 point
  42. would this debacle ever of happened if Blake was still around?? Know very that are interrsted in the cup since foiling came along and even less now its going offshore. Did watch the GPs in Denmark? far more interesting racing as its fleet racing.
    1 point
  43. I'm required to maintain my car with a Warrant of Fitness to ensure its "safe" and "roadworthy". I could do it myself if the council provided suitable workshop facilities, but there is literally nowhere for me to do this! Its appalling. I'll probably have to sell the car.
    1 point
  44. I'm in airline catering - I can probably do you a deal on business class meals for the owner and skipper - we can do economy meals for the rail monkeys of course.
    1 point
  45. Beautiful views out over the BOI, bream bay, and AKL as we came in to land on Sunday morning. iPhone not really doing it justice.
    1 point
  46. The NZMYC will take any entry that has a Cat3 certificate, so convince an Inspector your safe and your in. GET A PIEDY UP YA!
    1 point
  47. Deep Purple started it by posting something about racing entries....his fault... Haha Bugger me look where it's gone.
    1 point
  48. Yes there was more decorum in those days -perhaps there is a need for more formal dress again in yachting.... When I started we all had to wear the whites -which was practical in summer.
    1 point
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