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  1. General recalls should be avoided where possible. They are a tool us Race Officers will only use when we cant clearly identify all boats that are over. I have personally done an individual recall where all boats were over except one. He got a nice start as soon as the rest of the fleet peeled off and came back to the start line to undo their wrongs... We were able to clearly identify all 14 other boats that were over the line prior to the gun. I will say though even a slight deviation to the transit on the line makes a big difference. If you are sighting the line on the committee boat e
    9 points
  2. Just epoxy glue some dowels into the old holes fair up and paint
    3 points
  3. Hey mate, new member here. I somehow found this post will scrolling google and thought it'd be worth making an account and getting involved as I can speak to this topic very personally. I am the product manager at 37 South in Auckland and we are the New Zealand agents for Epifanes and have been for well over a decade, you can find us on the Epifanes website, under 'global distribution', although they are still using our old address. I'm new to this roll here and we will be pushing Epifanes as much as possible, hopefully into retailers around the country (we now have a foot in the door wi
    3 points
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  5. You might be able to line up one or more of the old holes with the new hole pattern, reducing the number of new holes needed. If you drill the new holes oversize 1st, then you can epoxy fill the old and new holes at the same time as described above, wait until cured, then re-drill the new holes to correct size taking care to only drill the epoxy fill. This way the new holes are epoxy sealed to stop water getting into the ply. Fairing might not be necessary if the holes are all covered by the new winch.
    2 points
  6. Yes and who was the National fisheries Minister that kept peeing in comms pockets and accepting bribes and who is the National party president and owner of "Sandfords"? Nathan Guy was the minsiter and Peter Goodfellow president,leopard change its spots?nah
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  7. Metaphorically, obviously. With electronic aids, a bit of experience and lots of fuel anyone can still harvest over limit. Even without (bar fuel); just rape & pillage fishing mentality. My observation is unobjective, based on frequency of encounters with workups, dolphins, Orca, Kahawai, Brydes, etc from early 70's. The visual spectacle inshore is just not what it used to be. The cray "supermarkets" are gone or way harder to find. But you can still get cray. I agree with your multifaceted research approach, as harvest vs biomass levels are obviously not the only variables at play for a
    2 points
  8. Hmm have to agree with Wheels on this one -I am yet to see an electronic system actually work-and yes I am constantly around hard stands for work.
    2 points
  9. Using different words to say the same as been said, "Ain't no such thing as a cheap yacht". Boats cost you twice. As an example, lets say it was $100K to build. Over it's lifetime, it is going to one day cost you that $100K again. You can chip away at it year by year with maintenance, or do nothing and eventually have it get to the point were it is gong to cost you $100K to get it back to being a usable boat.
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  10. > Some salient advice for cheap yacht buyers Don't ?
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  11. Further to this general recalls were common at the huge Akarana winter series in the 70s and 80s and at Westhaven, they also taught that you cant try and barge back through the racing fleet who had correctly started but must stand clear and go around the line to restart not impeding those who were racing, saw some of that on Sunday too.
    2 points
  12. To a large extent our sport is self policing, particularly at Club/ amateur levels. If so many admitted after they were over but kept on because they were not pinged, shows to me a complete lack of sportsmanship, a disregard for the honest ones and a two finger salute to the Race Committee . I would not like it known amongst my peers that I am a blatant cheat and if I can get away with something I will. And if you feel aggrieved, yell and put up the red flag - that is what it is for. The main problem with racing in the ditch is that there is always a favored end to the line - with about
    2 points
  13. It’s not the govt which puts routes up for tender. Under the public transport operating model [PTOM] all PT routes are put up for tender by the regional council (AT in Auckland’s case). The Waiheke and Devonport runs are exempt from PTOM thanks to Fullers lobbying Steven Joyce when the system was created. This has created a monopoly with no control over fares, frequencies or standards. AT is currently negotiating with Fullers to bring the Waiheke and Devonport services into PTOM.
    2 points
  14. This is very simple: Android tablets = all have GPS. No need for the more expensive cellular version unless you want it to double as a phone. So, your new Samsung tablet will be fine. IOS (Apple) tablets = GPS only with cellular versions (thanks Apple...not!) Apple simply want you to pay more for the GPS version hence their sneaky ploy of only inserting the GPS with cellular models Here is a good article on choosing a tablet for sailing navigation: https://sailingkerguelen.com/en/best-gps-tablet-navigation-android-apple/
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  15. BTW I'm told that since I sold her she has done two more laps of the globe. Might be the most traveled cav 32 in existence.
    1 point
  16. We are going with BG with a Tri Radial Warp cloth from Contender. Thanks for all the feedback - we were keen to support local, but did talk to an overseas loft during research. There was actually a lot of good local options.
    1 point
  17. If you're in Half Moon Bay definitely have a chat with Brent at BG Sails. For me he's done a great job in specifying sail requirements that matter to me without shoving the latest and greatest tech down my throat (my requirements are for robust performance including simplicity and longevity as opposed to peak performance at all costs). He has years of experience and loves a good chat!! Through outsourcing the construction overseas he provides competitive prices while being available locally to resolve any issues and back up the product. Fairly long lead times at present (I have a new m
    1 point
  18. The pre party started Monday and today could be Thursday or Friday. Every day a new group arrives and feels the need to celebrate. And how come Angela got 2 bottles and I only got 1.
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  19. I used the 417 (I think) west system filler - whichever is the cream coloured one. I stained the gaboon ply with a Feast Watson floor stain, mixed to a custom colour. Then masked out only leaving the grooves. Filled grooves with the epoxy 417 faring mix, followed by 3 coats of West System ultra clear epoxy on all sides/edges, and finished with 3 or 4 costs of a gloss polyurethane for UV stability. Probably overkill for the old girl but I love the look
    1 point
  20. Pink squabs must have been quite fashionable in the 80's!
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  21. Ft Lauderdale. I thought my outfit was a little subdued. Need to think about dressing up Sat for a big celebration, mother in law's 100th birthday
    1 point
  22. Angela said I look like a tourist
    1 point
  23. You've done a great job on your boat. Putting your heart and soul into a boat is a great way to make it a part of the family. I doubt you'll regret it.
    1 point
  24. In France you are not allowed to gather seafood with scuba, snorkel only. If we had that rule here there would be a lot more crays and scallops about.
    1 point
  25. Hello everyone, another newbie here hoping to get "cheap" 30-foot coastal cruiser topic firing up again. I know it's been done to death but who doesn't love pretending to boat shop. I'm personally probably 6-18 months away from being in a position to pull the trigger but would love to pick everyone's brains about boats. Looking for something 26-32ft following the above advice about something that has had some time and money already invested. Have reasonable experience sailing dingys but never sailed a keel boat, planning to get a bit of experience over the next year or so. Loving the loo
    1 point
  26. Definitely fill with epoxy (with filler or without is fine). It'll be stronger, and more water proof than the original wood.
    1 point
  27. Currently "comfortable" enough for the family, I have plans to rebuild the gallery and head/ bathroom at a later date. And will definitely be replacing the pink squabs shortly too
    1 point
  28. Haha, I didn't click. As some of my students used to say, the Wurry Furry (spelt phonetically) to be a play on the Maori pronounciation of it.
    1 point
  29. I find resenes lack of promotion of Durepox promotion in the marine market mystifying . I too only recently found out about it , maybe they sell enough in other markets that advertising in the marine market doesn’t matter .
    1 point
  30. Yep, I used an Epifanes gloss poly on an interior job on an Azimut 18 months ago, mint to apply, superb finish.
    1 point
  31. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/3590684890?bof=zy0OOZAv his best sales pitch yet !
    1 point
  32. There’s a cheap melges 40 on trademe at the moment ….but it doesn’t come with the team van
    1 point
  33. Can't say what other hard products would be like, but the stuff we use is HARD. Very resistant to abrasion. We haul on a cradle, but I don't see how soft strops will cause damage. We still use Propspeed, though I am considering trying some Seaspeed on it this year. It may or may not take to the prop, I don't know, my feeling is that it won't last for any longer that Propspeed, but I have some on hand, so nothing lost by trying. I gave up racing 30 years ago so wouldn't even try to interpret the rules, but, the co-efficient of friction of a non stick silicone is surely less than conve
    1 point
  34. You'll notice I said ABOUT a knot......... If you have your doubts, that's fine.
    1 point
  35. Does it actually self clean? I've got MacGlide on my boat which is supposed to self clean, but it builds up a layer of slime which doesn't come off, even with a decent amount of speed. I also find that the slime dries at the waterline which allows barnacles and such to get a foothold, it is very easy to clean though.
    1 point
  36. Thanks Lindsay! That's her Pam. Hope that helps Fiona Cheers Ian
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  37. Try https://www.sailbrokers.co.nz/
    1 point
  38. I have two suggestions for you: 1. Become a volunteer race officer for Richmond, so that you can run the races and do the starts properly. 2. Write a polite email to RYC, outlining your concerns. They may take the feedback and make improvements.
    1 point
  39. Very hard to take on city hall.tried it once.lesson learnt God is right regardless
    1 point
  40. There was an individual recall sounded. They identified 6 boats over the radio, 5 came back one was scored OCS, whom I guess was not listening on channel 17 and had not self-identified that they were over... I suspect your view of 50% of the fleet being over was not the same view from the committee boat.
    1 point
  41. We have often had boats in this position and mostly they decide time on the water to be more beneficial than close racing, in RNI leg two you will only be in sight to North Cape and may not see another boat until you enter Cook Strait Enter longhaul, if no one else similar does and your going to be all alone we will swap you to SH. I did this in 2011 as was doing 2012 RNZ, in the 100 we were caught on the wrong side of a wind change, the finish boat said just send us your finish time That was the year the 40kts can in from the north and the yachts ahead wiped out and dropped rigs
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  42. Same as the buses, deals done with public money but somehow the public are left in the dark. Fullers have no competition, you know free market and all that. I think Auckland would be better served with a model similar to NSW with a govt transport agency overseeing the show and competitive bidding for services.
    1 point
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