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  1. Just spotted the header at the top of the page about IT handing over the baton. Just wanted to say thanks for all the great work over the years. I’m sure the rest of the Crew.Orgers will agree. cheers
    7 points
  2. Some of my favorites from the last few years. Rogue Anchored in Menora near the start of our voyage from France to NZ and Motorboat II in the 2019 coastal classic. Poles apart in what they represent but both highlights in my life.
    6 points
  3. Just throwing this out there really, if it is of interest then message me and I will be in touch. We have a Young 11 that i am not using using dues to kid commitments and that is likely to continue for the next 4-5yeats so offering up the use of it if you want to pay the marina costs plus some of the maintenance, think a fixed amount of 1k a month with no money upfront. (just need to work out the insurance requirements) This would cover everything such as marina, insurance, antifouling, servicing etc which i will take care of, and allow you usage of the boat when ever you like,
    6 points
  4. Get rid of the plough and get an excel from KM. Don't worry, you actually get it from Chains Ropes and Anchors, and as far as I know KM never actually does any work, so you wont run into him, you'll probably deal with Alan, who is knowledgeable (just don't mention YNZ). Anyway, get the excel, anchor as normal. You wont drag. I got one, now I have to tell everyone to sit down when backing down. A plough will drag all over the bay. It is near impossible to tell if they have set. An excel sets in 1.5 times its length. I have photos of when I trialed it at Arkles at low tide. I'll see if
    5 points
  5. First step of the new rudder done .... aircraft wing style of construction . carbon foam sandwhich panel laid up in the garage then sent to the CNC dude . next step is to wrap it in some funky sh*t then tip in some 2 part expanding foam . The foam will be sanded back to the ribs and then then it will get skinned carbon . design and construction is being done by my mate Scott who is handy with a computer and carbon . Check his Ross 490 rebuild here on creworg and in boating Nz The rudder will be hanging off a second generation E780 that we are bringing into this century
    5 points
  6. Hmmmm an interesting thread with some passionate views. Here’s my two cents worth. First cent. Overfishing in the Hauraki Gulf is symptomatic of the global overfishing problem. Too many people (7.8 billion of us) wanting to eat more fish than is sustainable. Our species is like a plague of locusts consuming everything on the planet. We are aided in this by continuing advances in technology: from bone fishhooks to hardened steel ones, from small wooden waka to ocean going factory trawlers. Second cent. What we have seen in the Hauraki Gulf (and are still seeing) is a “tragedy of the c
    4 points
  7. Was certainly a pretty hard day on the water with light and shifty winds, big tide and a few restarts. We (Tamatea) lead around the first 5 marks but then us and Orion got caught out playing with each other and let the Green boat (cant remember its name) through on the other side of the harbour. The 3 of us were quite close for most of the race but then the long run down the harbour agaisnt the tide with 5 kts of breeze brought the other boats into the game and Limited edition managed to sneak through the other side of the harbour and take the lead only to loose it on the last mark rounding b
    4 points
  8. Get rid of the plough, doesn't matter whose it is or where it came from. Go see that turkey Grant at Chains Ropes & Bondage or whatever they are called, and get the Crew discount! Any of the high or super high holding power modern designs will deliver you to a new world of bliss when the wind comes up overnight. We use Rocna's, Excel & Manson Supreme on various work boats, and the Sarca Excel on Bad Kitty, changed from a Rocna but only because it fits better without the roll bar. Both excellent anchors. And don't scrimp on chain, I'd add 20% to what you think is ple
    4 points
  9. After a raucous sail up the west coast with over 6 meter seas and 45 knots of wind, boat speeds above 16 kn hitting 20kn, tired after logging our first ever 300+ mile day....We decided to haul-out in Whangarei at Oceania Marine. They had the very best rate for the haul-out and also if we paid them to do all the anti-fouling... so they were almost the most competitive priced of all the yards that had a travel lift for our beam. (Their Travel lift is 10+ meters wide so easily accommodated our 8.06 meter beam.) In the last four year of world cruising with two major refits and three bottom jo
    4 points
  10. What you have are one of the better winches made in NZ. Yes they are old tech, but if serviced occasionally they will do another 30 years. Plus no cleats to add if you replaced them with a non self tailing winch. On a Tasman 20 they will cope with anything you can throw at them. A good scrub and "polish" will show them in another light altogether.
    3 points
  11. ....."because the Marine Reserves we have are not large enough......" Which is also what was said on page 2 of this thread - the MRs need to be of a certain size to avoid the edge effect (people fishing on the edge). How many more reports does the government need saying the same thing? At least the Rahui's just get on with it - no beauacracy.
    3 points
  12. I dragged 9 times after a solo race in Chamberlain Bay and it was not fun, I think there must be a pretty solid bottom there and if the anchor tip doesn't dig in you're toast. At the time I was given an extra length of chain and a 10kg lump of lead, and I still managed to keep dragging. I ended up rafting up to the committee boat for the night. Went straight to CRA and bought an Excel and haven't had an issue since. Even managed fine when we saw 42 knots come through during the Mahurangi week-end we were anchored in the gap at Moturekareka. On another occasion and like the test video link abov
    3 points
  13. Either way, its crap ! The manson "CQR" has manson cast on the shank. The modern SHHP anchors (Rocna, Manson Supreme, SARCA etc etc) are another world. I use a 20KG Rocna on Island Time (40Ft). Works great!
    3 points
  14. I reckon the easiest way to see if you can handle it is to hire a 40 foot container and live in it for three weeks in the middle of winter. No cheating - cooking on a gas burner and a portapotti for a loo. Park the car 500m away and you can only get to it on a scooter. Rig up a special device to tap on the roof of the container, but only every now and then. Practise getting up in the dark to figure out wtf it is.
    3 points
  15. It was a joke Fish. If you boat long enough you will help people out for sure. The Tobago Cays one was interesting however as all the Kiwis and Ozzies yachties rushed to help, and, no one else. They just watched.
    3 points
  16. Nice productive weekend. Its taken awhile but I'm finally getting a bit of momentum going with this refit..
    3 points
  17. Partnership, you do the work we take the money.
    2 points
  18. In 1968 Andy Warhol said "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes" I think that future is well and truly upon us. Post your sailing photos here and they might end up as the crew banner for a few weeks, at the end of the year we'll have a vote for the best one and the winner will get a bottle of the sailors currency and galaxy wide recognition at the rum race prizegiving. Lets start with a few Opti's I found in North Cove
    2 points
  19. Two boats ago but still my favorite yachting pic
    2 points
  20. Agree with all above and will add moving the winches aft may create a lead angle being interferred with by the vessels curve aft, check before moving anything there is likely a very good reason they are where they are.
    2 points
  21. There were big puffs in those low clouds - lucky I just had a No. 3 up. Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie Stop by for a sail some time (If the US ever gets its COVID act together - not looking good right now)
    2 points
  22. The mighty Rum Jungle . E6.5
    2 points
  23. Apologies for the thread drift.. I have given myself a good telling off and will now stay on topic
    2 points
  24. What a very odd take on things. It reminds me of when I was contracting to DoC. When the old bushman, ex cullers etc, were in senior management things got done. They understood the real world implications of their decisions. I then watched as uni kids slowly took over the management roles and work output became measured in emails sent. No one could go in the bush anymore without someone holding their hand and having to comply with rediculous, impractical H&S bullshit. Practical productivity died. Bloody shame.
    2 points
  25. XB8000 - here. Great unit.
    2 points
  26. Or the Northland coast. We are hoping Covid 19 will have run its course by next year.
    2 points
  27. how old is the seal and how old is your engine installation? The faces do not last for ever and on an older installation the mounts can compress ever so slightly throwing un even pressure on the seal if the alignment has not been checked for a long time. If you want to do an in water inspection hop over the side armed with some blue tack or plasticine to seal around the shaft, then you can pull the seal back to have a look at it
    2 points
  28. I have a Vesper XB-2000 on my boat. It works a treat.
    2 points
  29. Yes there are junk copies out there, but Manson wasn't one of them. They had licence to build the genuine real deal. The CQR is one of those anchors that seems to work great for many and work absolutely crap for a few. I think it is setting technique that makes the difference. Follow IT's advise. People make the big mistake of thinking they are setting the ancor, but never testing it. As said, you should be able to pull down at full throttle and the anchor should hold you. NEVER try that unless you have the chain/warp locked off though, or you will damage the winch. The Manson Suprem
    2 points
  30. I can't seem to find my photos, but here is a link to the excel. I got the #4. https://chainsropesandanchors.co.nz/boat-anchor/11-to-20kg/12.5kg-excel-anchor Basically, I changed anchors cause I could never tell if the plough had set. I suspect 90% of the time we were just swinging on chain. When I got the new anchor, I took both down to Arkles bay on a low tide. Bottom is typical of several places I anchor. I dragged the plough around on some rope up and down the beach, in a massive figure 8. Could not get it to set!?! Did the same with the excel. It set within maybe half an an
    2 points
  31. I'm picking Stepping Out has an old-school system so it will likely be fibre. There is a grease packing device fitted (very simple screw crown fitting) so I figure there is no real need ot go all high tech and fancy low friction. The Reserve Bank of Fosters actually has quite reasonable pricing on fibre product by the metre so if no-one violently objects I'll probably go that way.
    2 points
  32. Every hoist and gybe I do shorthanded is marginal...
    2 points
  33. have a look at the shaft diameter on your Maxwell Nilsson and compare it with the skinny shafts on the lightweight stuff the likes of Lewmar supply
    2 points
  34. The last course I did spent a bit of time on the defib thing. A couple of points I picked up. You are something like 400 times more likely to need a defibrillator than a fire extinguisher, have a think about which one is mandatory in the workplace, or boat. Seconds count when it comes to resuss. Getting a defibrillator on someone as fast as possible should be pretty near the top of the priority list. Download the AED Locations app, there are a surprising number of them around.
    2 points
  35. Someone who never, ever, again wants to motor to North Cape, and then back again at 6knots...!
    2 points
  36. I do know this is why lifeguards use those red rescue tube thingees. So they can keep the victim at arms length. In the standard domestic beach situation I think it would be wise to take some sort of floating device with you. Body board, surfboard. If your on a yacht, obviously the life ring. But there is an underlying message here. Rescues are dangerous, it is wise to take a moment and think things through rather than just diving in. A - to increase the odds of saving the person, but B - to make sure you don't drown as well.
    2 points
  37. Love the "freezing waters" comment. However I take offence at Fish's slight on the abilities of crew.org'ers to effect rescues. Here's my list and I bet there are plenty on here with more than this: Unmanned yachts drifting out to sea, 3x, Gt Barrier, Whitianga and Bodrum. Tow in of broken down power boats, 3x, Arid, Motiti and Coromandel Rescued swimmer in trouble with the tide, Tairua (I did that on a windsurfer) Rescued windsurfer with gear failure drifting out to sea, France, (she was gorgeous, no hardship at all) Rescued dinghy with one occupant heading
    2 points
  38. I managed a new personal best on my windsurfer - 16.3 kts Sustained bursts above 14 kts. Board just chattering across the water. The weather on Saturday helped... Flat water and plenty of puffy stuff. Getting the hang of hanging off the back and just boosting it
    2 points
  39. But who in their right mind would want a powerboat?
    2 points
  40. 100%. Thanks for everything you've done IT
    2 points
  41. I'm sure you've seen it but its still impressive a few weeks later!
    2 points
  42. I ended up having it made. Ryan runs a workshop from home (just out of Waiuku on the Awhitu Penninsula) part time specialising in stainless exhaust fabrication and has a strong sideline in resoring and building 4WD projects from what I could see. Super-friendly, quick, and reasonable but not cheap - $220 all up. Exhaust is in 316 and is an exact copy of the fabricated item it replaces. Ryan machined the grip rings on the barb for the water inlet - nice attention to detail. He is contactable if you have something in mind - 027 289 4007
    2 points
  43. That's damn handy, thanks Works on Firefox as well.
    2 points
  44. Tiri tiri Matangi would make a great reserve around the whole island,500m exclsion zone,would give visitors the chance to snorkel while waiting for ferry etc.cleanish/clear water.Had this descussion with Scott Macindoe a few yrs ago.. There is a reserve off long bay and I think it is only to protect the pipi beds,n and same around the sisters at Waiheke/ponui only ever held undersize and Kahawai. The problem is trying to the reserves across the line,opposition from both parties comms/reccs not in my backyard.
    2 points
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