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  1. So I chopped and channeled the old bus with a bit of help from my friends, lockdown therapy. What started out as a relatively simple remove the back coaming job to make it easier to get in the dinghy got hijacked by "friends" who happened to turn up as I was setting up to finish the job and said Dont stop there, the transom is only 200 away! Me with grinder in hand, them on dock watching, result big hole in boat! Totally unprepared for the major but with some tips from people much cleverer than me and entertaining the whole pier who also offered plenty of free advice about 30 t
    5 points
  2. Sailed out to the chicks, GB looked pretty tempting, perfect day for it. Anchored up working out what to do with this
    5 points
  3. Motorboat II 2019. Finished at 9.20 I think it was. This ride was pretty loose at times.
    3 points
  4. and so, with not a lot else to do that is more pressing, SO will be slipping her lines and ambling out into the Waitemata on the tide.
    3 points
  5. Looking at all the above Biggest problem is as the rules change daily no one including YNZ can give any advice with any reliability Its going to come down to making a decision in the week prior I’m thinking Hope this is helpful, but probably not much
    3 points
  6. so long as your boat doesn't have a cabin, if it does then you have to race with someone from your household, that might make it interesting!
    3 points
  7. It escaped - gave it a good disinfectant of sea air.
    3 points
  8. Really aiming for simplicity and least modifications to a class boat possible. Had a deck mounted one on the 930 and had to remove anchor locker lid to use it whilst cruising but the 1020 split lid makes it a lot more practical. Prod will be removable with a single thumb turn screw at the back then just slips backwards out of the stem ring. While viat out of the water I'm adding a Bob stay tube to the knuckle but a heavy enough section prod can survive without one. (We had 19.7kts in 35kts on the 930 and ran a zero pretty tight with no breakages). However the 1020 is a fair bit heavier!
    2 points
  9. Crusader 2012. Finished at 8.02pm I think. Averaged 17kts to the poor knights.
    2 points
  10. Go on …be the first 1020 with a prod ! sorry I don’t have a piece of section though
    2 points
  11. Best thing would have been to confirm Auckland at the end of the last cup and built on the momentum plus giving confidence to set a campaign around. Not a good way to get anyone to commit when not even the host club knows what’s going to happen
    2 points
  12. After 3 terms of Labor with their "No overnighting on boats" policy, the bottom really fell out of the yacht market
    2 points
  13. This weekend, after 35 years of sailing . . I learned to whip a line. Let the mockery begin.
    2 points
  14. Today Installed sail drive boot, epoxy primed and applied first coat of Antifoul. 2nd coated internal window trims, installed windows just in time to weatherproof boat for the forecasted rain! Windows a hard job solo in a breeze
    2 points
  15. A diver died at Cornwallis last weekend as well. Yes, all completely different, unrelated events. It just doesn't draw me to that piece of water.
    2 points
  16. I have watched 5 surveyors, never seen one punch a hole. They are in my experience tapping for sound i.e. dull thud, not hitting for destructive damage.
    2 points
  17. I'm not sure if 17.5 kts is breaking any laws
    2 points
  18. Probably in trouble changing colour
    2 points
  19. Was transported a shortish distance from yacht club to my house up a twisty road utilizing a Nissan Navara with a Hydraulic transmission lifter lashed on the tray, Borrowed digger trailer with an engine lifting crane bolted to the back end, motorcycle tie downs, carpet off cuts, a not insignificant amount of overhang, a firm belief in luck and no plausible Level 4 get out of jail story.... Middle coat is Resene 81a Etch Primer. Full System was: Linbide/orbital/ Hand Sand old coatings off. Detergent/waterblast extrusion. Allow to dry. Tramline Sand with 180g paper
    2 points
  20. Also built a covid testing centre at home and painted a mast in it. 35 years old and she still scrubs up ok
    2 points
  21. Bought another toy that I'm not allowed to use. Pushing the boundaries of 'Click and Collect'
    2 points
  22. A mate of my brother-in-law's neighbour works for One news, during a catch up outside with 2m between us, while wearing a face mask, drinking beer from a straw with no one else attending the gathering except his dog who had eaten its face mask, told me. Here's link. https://www.1news.co.nz/2021/10/06/boatie-caught-trying-to-flee-aucklands-water-boundary/ Police posted a video explaining the boundary up the middle of the the firth of Thames, and clarifying what the no travel to Waiheke/Barrier actually meant.
    2 points
  23. and he also designed ferro cement boats in the early 70's! My pick of his designs is Woody's "Rolling Stones" series of yachts - Flash, Emotional Rescue, Honky Tonk Woman, and later for another client Whichaway. I did the 2005 Suva race on Paradigm which was a 16.5 cruiser racer to his design
    2 points
  24. seeing as baking is the subject d' jour. Brioche scrolls, with cream cheese and lemon icing. And now I'm off to buy some scales for the bathroom.
    2 points
  25. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ncv5t-10ced1a?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share
    2 points
  26. If you were a skipper like Billy Zane in 'Dead Calm', then you'd probably make 'em walk the plank!
    2 points
  27. Pretty sure you need to change to NZ registration to get permission to enter, border is closed to foreign registered boats, unless they promise to spend lots of money. doesn't matter if the crew is all kiwi. Easy to change to NZ reg. and come in with all Kiwi crew. Cat 1 doesn't apply to boats coming in. Windows are only dangerous once they get here.
    2 points
  28. The Legends is a 4 race event, 2 races are there and back with 2 island based events. Most of the yachts set off from Tauranga on Friday morning where the NE winds and swell were pretty horrendous especially later in the day around Mercury Bay. One Tri dropped it's rig and many crews suffered fron sea sickness stopping off at Slipper Is. Large swells with the occasional breaking crest in winds around 20-30 knots were the order of the day! Saturday was a GPS course to the west of Great Mercury for the survivors followed by prizegiving (highlight of the event) in the Cove. Sunday was around the
    1 point
  29. Those with the balls to go and capabilities to finish the race would’ve had maybe ? a hell of a blast ? It’s solid 30kts and more up here on Whangarei coast with a good bit of easting in it
    1 point
  30. Why would I want a prod on a 1020? Gennakers are just so hard to deal with on a family cruiser, there's all that pole carrying and clipping/unclipping, uphauls, downhauls, tweakers, wine glasses, death rolls and Chinese gybes.... oh wait... that's Spinnakers
    1 point
  31. It is if you get it really really wrong!
    1 point
  32. Personally Teddy Bear was his best to me which spawned Mr.R, Spitfire, Brunesschi and a few others but Teddy Bear had the cool almost vertical bow and big rig And throw Fantail into the mix as it was a very pretty boat and unfairly judged against the Ross930's and 88's
    1 point
  33. I would not loose too much sleep over the hose. the hoses are something like 150psi rated, so probably take 300 psi new. After the regulator is 0.5 psi. There’s enough factor of safety there it’s like a structural engineer was involved. Our boat pre 2003 is flex hose from tank to stove. Means no joins. When we got the boat we removed the regulator, pressure tested at 20 psi and soapy water everywhere. Personally I would rather 1 old flex hose than multiple crimped pvc covered copper or aluminium systems I have seen in modern installations.
    1 point
  34. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/books/non-fiction/new-zealand/listing/3284449041?bof=LTTnayU5 Classic New Zealand Yachts.
    1 point
  35. Same as stopping at Minerva Reef, clock would be reset. I first thought this story was about the guy in Crew Finder advertising for delivery crew on a Maritimo, starting to sound like a refugee boat
    1 point
  36. We have an Eberspacher hydronic, which heats a glycol/water mix (just like antifreeze in your car, but a bit thicker, maybe 50/50 mix?) This gets pumped around the boat, we have it going thru the hot water cylinder, and thru 3 heaters. 1 in each cabin, and a double size in the saloon. The heaters just run a little fan like a PC fan. If you get organised you can even bend up some stainless tube into a towel rail, and have a heated towel rail. The heaters look like this
    1 point
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