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  1. You can all come to the Pahi regatta….
    4 points
  2. I know many of you have been before, but this is my first visit. Surprising they have 4 & 5G coverage out here, so with my morning coffee thought I would share a few photos... Only downer, my infatalbe has sprung a few leaks so getting to shore a challenge. Nevertheless the peace, tranquility and beauty at anchor is more than enough...
    4 points
  3. I've posted a Youtube vid of my sail back from Barrier to Whangaparaoa. May be of interest to anyone wondering what the heck the junk rig is all about... I did not push the boat hard but still made good progress under reduced sail, and unfortunately my iPhone ran outa battery just before I entered Tiri passage, and sheesh it was a nasty little **cker yesterday was Tiri channel...so probably good that I was concentrating on helming rather than effing about trying to film
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  4. Can also be stored on the boom. Attach a large ring at the front for the pole to slide through, and a small ring at the back to clip the beak onto.
    4 points
  5. Yup, was a bit cramped aboard and the crew were a pack of animals.
    3 points
  6. At this point Id like to remind members that we did have summer this year, Pretty sure it occurred on Monday this week when everyone was back at work. Here's proof; Spent the night at the Happy Jacks and here's the view at midnight looking up;
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  7. On my MD7 i purchased cast SS plumbing fittings from anzor in east tamaki, screwed them together and had a fab shop do the welding, I recycled the Plain steel four bolt flange by welding it to the SS fittings. If you do the fabrication and jig it up the welding time per see is minimal I think mine cost $100. vs OEM part @$800
    3 points
  8. I'm running a mild steel one, (kubota D1105) 10 years so far, SS has plusses and minus's one is that it work hardens and with heat changes this is accelerated. Lack of oxygen is also an accelerator. Schedule 40 Mild steel minimum thickness. Thicker schedule 80 probably overkill.
    3 points
  9. An excellent outcome all round then
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  10. We are up at Whangaroa. Not too bad up here. A few puffs and plenty of rain but well manageable and has eased right off now. We decided to break up the 5 boat raft up just to be safe and had 18 people on board for dinner and a movie last night. Raft up image from New years and the other one out the back of the boat this evening.
    3 points
  11. We've come home after a week in Coro. Had never been to Te Kouma before (only been a boat owner for 18 months, 9 of which was a re-fit). Blown away by the beauty of this place, especially so close to home in the Weiti River. Came back on Sunday with the easterly pushing us along nicely, top speed of 10.5 with the number 2 up, surfing down a few swells much to the delight of my kids (not so much the Mrs). Will definitely be back there soon. Favourite spot - Rangipukea Island
    3 points
  12. my cars there (hopefully) and my boat is not. I'm sunburnt and having a blast. 42nm today in some reasonable seas and 22-25kts. I had a great time. Missus spent the day hugging a bucket so not sure she got the same experience.
    3 points
  13. An update, the council withdrew its support for Bayswater but the commissioner’s granted consent, figure that out! There are many comments on this page about improving or installing boat-ramps and access to the water. Unfortunately many Ak Councilors do not share your view! The good news is that the AYBA (Auckland Yacht and Boating Association) has joined the fight along with the support of the AMUA (Auckland Marina users Association inc.). While the first fight is at Bayswater this will also provide evidence for other battles they are currently fighting. These include the hardstand at Oka
    2 points
  14. The erosion process is natural weathering, wave action undercutting the mudstone until eventually the top bit falls. Its made worse by removal of native vegetation and earthworks which alters the drainage and water table. These heavy rains saturate the ground and weight tends to makes the strata slide on top of each other, if you've ever been to any of the gold mining sites and seen the power of sluicing where they used to literally demolish hillsides, its obvious you really need to have good drains on a cliff site! Whats surprising about the guy who lost his swimming pool (and his house has
    2 points
  15. considering a new boat more suited to the Auckland conditions, maybe a live aboard. Anyone crewed on this design before?
    2 points
  16. Simple fishfinders should still be OK, they will give you the depth and the bottom contour line gives a good indication of the depth change trend in a visual graphic form, an ascending line will indicate shallowing which is often better than numbers changing rapidly. I find it very useful in Tauranga harbour which is full of sandbanks. If your hull is solid glass you can glue a plastic (Sistema) container to the inside of the hull ahead of the centreboard, fill with glycol or oil and place the transducer in it. The transducer can be machined down to reduce it's size to fit. Attached is a cheap
    2 points
  17. If you are in auckland you could test it in your driveway at the moment…
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  18. I built a new exhaust manifold and mixer from stainless 2 years ago. I made a template from PVC water pipe first then fabricated from off the shelf bends. Worked out well and no issues so far. Bends and tube from Steel & Tube Stainless. Price was reasonable and their rep was very helpful. Had a mate help with welding. Only downside was the time it took but I had no other option as the old manifold was badly corroded and no original replacement available.
    2 points
  19. I was stopped in the Kaipara, while doing a channel edge cruise, seeing and marking just where any off shoot channels were for future use. A flash (a state of the art, every bell and whistle fitted) $$$$ ?? fizz boat headed my way, they had to come alongside as my ears don't work so well when i'm sailing by myself. It was a fisheries patrol. 2 guys and a woman, they were surprised to see a yacht in the Kaipara, they didn't think there were any! I wasn't of interest to them as I wasn't fishing. Very tidy, uniforms etc. Nice and friendly, but I could imagine that could change rapidly if you had
    2 points
  20. Unlike the electronic version, a wind vane just gets better as the wind freshens.
    2 points
  21. Pics of those pesky fore and aft gains…
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  22. I believe the OP may know a bit about Cow choppa choppa too
    2 points
  23. Why ss ?? Steel last just as long.Easy to fabricate . My original lasted 30 yrs and only reason of failure was due to rusting under instillation.Didnt go from inside out.
    2 points
  24. I doing the Waiheke Coastal Classic on Thursday the 26th January, did it last year, a great race with DF95 and DF65 radio controlled yachts. It starts at the eastern end of Surfdale around a mark (port) at the western end around the headland following the boats on The Esplanade port round at the eastern end of Blackpool then a port round at the western end of Blackpool and back to the finish in the middle of Blackpool. All the entries goes a to charity on the island. Here's last years report. Waiheke-RSC-Coastal-Classic-Charity-Race-Jan 2022.docx
    2 points
  25. As above will be very interesting to see who fronts, maybe every other club is missing something Cant see how it’s classic if it’s never happened before Want to get numbers “ then don’t put obstacles in the way - make it cheap, use racetrack, have a party afterwards. Once it’s established and classic then it will stand on its own feet, just my thoughts but I could be wrong, hope I am for their sake Maybe it has something to do with it being on first of April
    2 points
  26. The bay just under the island at North Cape is small but well sited if you have to wait for the east to west current, it is protected from anything coming from the East, North, West etc. A daylight crossing starting early is my recommendation, Night is ok with a full moon, but then it is best to keep well offshore and leave the Pandora bank to port with reasonable clearance. If you wish to stay inshore of the Pandora bank be prepared for considerable turbulence and over falls from north East of the light until you are sufficiently clear to the South. There are at least 2 fishing boats that hav
    2 points
  27. Vybar seems to be the best currently, thinner and doesnt rot like the old stuff, try Sopac
    2 points
  28. From many, many years in the industry I can say one thing for certain... the performance of a sound dampening material is proportional to the weight of the material... the heavier the better the performance, and usually the higher the cost. There are also a couple of other areas to look at.... 1) Air intake noise... a good intake filter will dampen much intake and turbo noise. 2) if there are flat metal surfaces in the machinery space like the top of a fuel tank that are above the fuel level... consider adding a little stick on accoustic dampening material... this can also make
    2 points
  29. Forman insulation used to have the good sh*t.... Heavy layer in the middle. Not cheap... But
    2 points
  30. Came back to Gulf Harbour today. Got bored after 4 days at anchor, wanted a sail. It was brisk out there, 30-40 odd knots, couple of meters of sea. I’ll do some maintenance, and go out again in a few days…
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  31. Full glass for us up here in Whangaroa now. Heading further north tomorrow.
    2 points
  32. No its not a drunk spider, it's the track since re-anchoring at 3am!
    2 points
  33. In a bay just out of Fitzroy, did about 20 miles on the pick last night with all the swirlies, new waterfalls for a scenic outlook and filled the watertanks so not too bad.
    2 points
  34. Oneroa. We are anchored on the Lee side. Bit gusty, but no issues.
    2 points
  35. They were, if they were not they couldn't appeal. Perhaps more should offer to help the few that are fighting for us all.
    1 point
  36. Our plan was to head out midday today. That didn't happen. Plus I'm happy with the decision to miss Elton John.
    1 point
  37. I got back to the car and my host said have a look 3 boats down and out of view. This was imported to Thailand by a French businessman who was restoring classic boats. This is no ordinary boat... this is the first 6m class ever built, Number 1 and numbered as such... she could be considered a very important piece of maritime history. This restoration never started, and the boat is considered abandoned and now for sale by the marina. Happy to point serious folk in the right direction
    1 point
  38. For the keen DIY'er with plenty of time you could probably 3-D print a mould and cast your own in bronze
    1 point
  39. I have successfully made mild steel flanges and elbows then welded on a simple straight SS mixer and water injection fitting at the end.
    1 point
  40. Just received this email from NZMHYC. I will get back in my box, they obviously tried pretty hard to avoid a clash while getting their new classic underway. And it seems there are some future harbour events that they want this to be a part of which played a role in the conflict. Whilst we were very excited to bring you the news of the inaugural Harbour Classic (Saturday 1st April 2023), we recognise this is on the same weekend as the Altex Yacht & Boat Paint Auckland to Tauranga Race (Altex A2T). The Altex A2T race for cruising yachts starts at 1000hrs on Thursday 30th March with th
    1 point
  41. Anyhow off to tall ships this weekend, the hangi awaits
    1 point
  42. Would be nice to see it succeed. Anniversary day and coastal numbers aren't the spectacle they used to be, having at least one huge fleet a year would be great. That said I can't see requiring a PHRF cert being helpful in getting the numbers up.
    1 point
  43. cut the holes oversize with rebate and install/glue solid timber (kauri or the like) "picture frames" with the actual rebates for the windows. You want to remove any chance of water getting into the plywood's end grain
    1 point
  44. Had a great non stop sail up to BOI on Xmas day evening (left Weiti at 11pm rounded Cape Brett at 3pm) got sunburnt and enjoyed typical BOI cruising for maybe 4-5 days before it turned. Luckily had a mates mooring Sussed in Matauwhi Bay and hooked onto that new years day. Had a vehicle up there and made a few day trips to get kids off the boat, Russell Vehicle Ferry did well out of us. Went up to Cape Reinga and overnighted at Pukenui Holiday Park, surfed the dunes at Te Paki in horrendous breeze, generally made the best of a damp situation. Last night, steady 30kt puffs close in bur
    1 point
  45. With the forecasted rain and wind it wasn't worth us staying out with young kids onboard! So we have just made the trip back from Te Kouma to Gulf Harbour in 3 hours 40 minutes, was pretty wild out there but thankfully we were going with the wind! Top speed of 14knots and average of almost 9knots, boat felt like a heavy tug boat as we were provisioned for another 10days on the water. We may head out again for a few days if this weather clears up!
    1 point
  46. I'm tempted to demure but it would be a long debate with no winners and this is a yachting forum, I have no gripe with golf as a game, I cant hit the ball to save my life so never played.
    1 point
  47. We logged a trip using the app, we were late arriving and couldn't close it on the app, they contacted NOK who then paniced and checked up on us! It works as stated on the box from our experience.
    1 point
  48. https://sailingsouthernstar.com/sailing-quotes-a-list-of-the-top-50-quotes-to-sail-by/
    1 point
  49. Worth checking it is set to "International" not USA or Can?
    1 point
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