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  1. Everything is possible there are 3 ways that come to mind 1 Money (Sponsor the event) 2 Time (Volunteer to be race officer and be out there all night) 3 both of the above. (Join the committee and provide the committee boat/sponsor a course) some are happier to win a division of 40 something than 10ish boats (interesting how all podium boats would be below your split and everyone of these boats has selected this division and had the chance to swap if it didn’t suit. Leaders all sailed extremely we, it will be interesting to see what happens with differen
    6 points
  2. I taught my kids from early on, if you can hit it with a bottle then it is too close. so i create the bottles and they prepare them for use, i have found that green bottles have the best range so i tend to stick with them
    5 points
  3. Our boat Halo, a Whiting 29, during the RPNYC Commodore’s and Ambassadors Race on 30th April. Eduardo was on the bow setting up the spinnaker before we rounded the top mark at Korokoro. Mel from Latitude 41 South Photography was on the support boat getting some great action shots. We had a good race coming third on corrected time out of 24 boats. My sailing blog if anybody is interested: https://halologbook.wordpress.com/
    5 points
  4. We arrived back 2 days ago. I have never before been so pleased to arrive back in NZ. I feel like I won some kind of birth lottery being born here.
    4 points
  5. 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.
    4 points
  6. 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!
    4 points
  7. What about an app called “todays pillock “ you could upload the pillock of the day and other app users could keep an eye out and apply pressure to said pillock if they continue to be a pillock
    4 points
  8. Anyhoo it's real and it's here. There will be lots of them very soon. From opening the box to getting internet is about 5 minutes. Is it a good thing? I'm a bit with BP here, go sailing and switch off. But for now it will mean I can spend more days on the boat so I'll take that. We are planning an around NZ this summer so that will be a good test.
    3 points
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  10. My 406G expired last year. I contacted GME and could have replaced the batteries for $240. New ones would have lasted 6 years. Did the maths and bought a new MT600G with 10 year batteries. Cost was around $40 per year for old unit with 6 years life, versus $40 per year for new unit with 10 year span.
    3 points
  11. As we head to Brest for another week of headwinds, I note that we’ve been noticed and photographed at some point by a marinettaffic member. It’s always so hard to get pics of your own boat under sail.
    3 points
  12. Had to make an account just to post this. Drifting back into gulf harbour in the piedy a few months back. light easterly breeze, only fumes left in the gas tank so had to sail as far as marina security would allow, out going tide from the weiti river pushing us onto the cliff. the pictures don't really show it but we were danger close to the reef (close enough I honestly thought, and hoped, that this pr*ck was going to hit the rocks). Saw him on the next pier over when we got in, yelled out and said "bloke you pull that stunt again you're gonna get a bottle through your fkn window", his r
    3 points
  13. Tony Gibson the former CEO of this publicly owned facility should immediately hand back his severance payment of $1.8m. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/65m-write-off-port-of-auckland-dumps-container-terminal-automation-project/YPWYDI5G5RTRHMJWK2ZBR564WI/
    3 points
  14. The fact that executive level management have managed to convince society that in "order to get the best you have to pay top dollar" while they laugh all the way to the bank with millions in salaries, bonuses, stock options, golden parachutes, etc, despite their companies doing terribly is one of the great cons of the modern era.
    3 points
  15. Heres an update, the winner Harry Dodson and his team went to Long Beach for the Seawanhaka Cup https://www.sail-world.com/news/249916/Seawanhaka-International-Challenge-Cup-overall I'd say that was a pretty damn fine showing from the RNZYS and shows the quality of our local sailors For inquiring minds the Stewart 34 team had a pretty good go at the MRX finals, we were the only boat to take guns from Harry and we finished second. The winning team was a cut above everyone and fully deserved the trip to Long Beach
    3 points
  16. If all racing had to be in H28s then everyone would comply all the time
    3 points
  17. Remember the Harbour Master put all Mooring Licence fees up $50 a year to specifically fund the removal of abandon boats, so it good to see them taking action.
    2 points
  18. I am running a Balmar duo charge for the 2 sets of batteries charged from the original engine alternator (a grunty Leece Neville takes care of the house bank ) https://balmar.net/products/digital-duo-charge/ the alternator's output goes straight to the battery for the electric halyard/anchor winches and centreboard hydraulic pump, which draw some serious current. The duo charge keeps the start battery topped off. Remember under normal circumstances the start battery only requires minimal charging.
    2 points
  19. Seems to be a pretty common way to get rid of a boat, park it leave the keys in the ignition and walk away.
    2 points
  20. I thought that was for scurvy?
    2 points
  21. Definitely a hijack. Current sense termination is really the only sensible way to charge LFP. This ZM5 unit does not monitor current and it has no alternator temp sensing. If it does not measure the temperature then it can not back off the output current and the alternator will cook itself if it gets to hot. It's the same as running an engine without a temperature sensor/warning - it will be absolutely fine, until the day it isn't... It sets the output voltage, holds it there for a set period of time once it is reached and then backs off to a float voltage after that t
    2 points
  22. I took mine to the local police station, who then send it to Beacons NZ to be disposed of properly.
    2 points
  23. Don't get fooled. There is no Chemical that will disolve Salt better than Clean fresh water. It is head and shoulders above any other Chemical. Forget the Chemical "Protectants" like Salt-away and all the rest. They are nothing but a detergent and actually do very little. Certainly nothing as good as plain ole fresh water. Those products are all a rip off because they are just simple cheap forms of a detergent that are sold as some special miracle Salt eliminator.
    2 points
  24. Good question for the briefing Course Sheets will be up soon if not already but here’s a sneak peak
    2 points
  25. You can do your own work there no problem, I always do my own antifouling and whatever else I can do myself. Just got to follow the safety rules. Conrad asks, not unreasonably, that he has first shot at any 3rd party works. Even so, when I wanted my yacht polished by my regular valet he was ok with that (after the requisite grumbling), so the valet charged Conrad who in turn charged me +5% markup which I was cool with.
    2 points
  26. Bucklands Beach has 2 travel lifts at Half Moon Bay. I have used their hard stand for the past 5 years. Great service!
    2 points
  27. This is crazy. NZ's biggest marina, and no hardstand/ haulout nearby. How does this happen. Where is the planning, where is the foresight? We used to have sailmakers, riggers, boatbuilders, chandlers, bookshops. Now most are gone. Why didn't the council create a marine precinct with low rates and low rents only allowed for marine businesses? What a disaster!
    2 points
  28. Over the last 36 hours I've been watching a series of video clips about the Race to Alaska known in shorthand as R2AK. It's an insane 700 mile race up the Inland waterways from Washington state to Alaska. Contestants on stand up paddle boards FFS. A 25 foot home built open cutter crewed by people who have never sailed. All out race teams. An old guy in a racing dinghy who takes over 22 days to complete, single handed. The only rule - no motor allowed on the craft. Funny inspiring scary and crazy in about equal measure.
    2 points
  29. Yes you do, we all want to read about how great it was, from our nice dry warm boats
    2 points
  30. I think the interesting thing about SDs post is the guy had no idea. Not being malicious, just totally ignorant.
    2 points
  31. 2 points
  32. I doubt if many CG volunteers would want to be involved in enforcement - it's not what they signed up for so unless you want to turn the organisation on it's head and also write a huge cheque... it's a no go.
    2 points
  33. And that is why its so hard to make a one size fits all rule, clearly there is common sense and they are enforced at the discretion of the HM. There is a difference between a 50ft Riv doing 25kts than a poor suffering yachtie tacking against a 2 kt tide in 5kt of breeze
    2 points
  34. I mean who is going to make the claim? If the item fails chances are I'm dead.
    1 point
  35. I am only charging 2 endurant 6 volt house, I think 200 amp hrs and 1 start, with 150 watt solar aswell, so the Bosch 120 amp alt (from Graeme) shouldn’t be to stressed
    1 point
  36. So I personally think it's actually yourself that's not taking safety at sea seriously and you're trying to deflect that onto GME. What do you think? If you'd like to send it to me I will replace the batteries for $229 (same price as GME). I can buy them on AliExpress for $27 incl p&p. I won't do any of the other 67 checks that GME say they do cause (a) I don't know what they are; and (b) I don't have the specialised equipment. Fortunately you've already asserted that the unit has nothing wrong with it so I won't need to worry about your safety from failure of the unit. P
    1 point
  37. We are having a meeting tonight so will identify these issues then contact entries over the next few days Plus if you think your in the wrong division or just want to change for any reason, contact Neil or email racing@ssanz.co.nz The system is automated and generates your entry on the data you fill in, we can and do edit all entries as required, however it’s easier to do this once we get most entered
    1 point
  38. Buy off the zephyr website https://www.zephyr.org.nz/Trading-Corner/Book-Des-Townson-by-Brian-Peet-1
    1 point
  39. This is probably the most thoroughly detailed and researched NZ sailing book ever.
    1 point
  40. Seven in same division and they can ask for their own scoring within that Div or their own stand alone one
    1 point
  41. MS Amlin Insurance SE.
    1 point
  42. It would be better to encourage people attend a boating education course
    1 point
  43. Force them to join crew?
    1 point
  44. As soon as you move CG from Safety to Policing, everything changes. Not saying that it would certainly follow the same here, but in both Oz and the US, the Coastguard have become a very harsh rules enforcement authority and not an organisation that is there for rescue, aid and education. However, I do think that the NZ CG could be given a tooth or two at least and be able to enforce some laws. Although, the difficult part of that is the authorisation of CG people to be able to stop, board and enforce. It's not all that easy. People with such authority require special training. Not somet
    1 point
  45. So I ended up doing a complete antifouling 'facelift'. It cost me a month of our sailing season plus, of course, a bunch of money. I went for Hempaspeed TF which is not silicone based so this post is off topic. Hempaspeed TF is a bit odd to apply as it is rather viscous and I found it would not flow to a smooth surface which is a bit of a dissapointment after all the work. It is glossy which is also a little odd for an antifouling in my experience. It will be interesting to see if algae and barnacles like it. /Martin PS It is my understanding that Hempaspeed TF is currently
    1 point
  46. Yes, seems unfortunate to me how close some people think getting to a ship - which is the stand on vessel inside harbour limits - is OK. If, as in this case, you hear 5 short blasts - that is the WTF are you doing signal. If you hear it directed at you, you have f%^$ed up! Keep out of the shipping channels when you can, and cross as fast as you can, at 90deg if possible. Within a mile of the bow is too close!
    1 point
  47. Every racing boat out of Auckland breaks the law during each and every race. No one cares and further it is encouraged by clubs and members... so everyone else breaks the law as well even if they are not racing. Within 200m of the breakwall within 200m of the harbour bridge (I doubt that the ODM is even 200m from the bridge...) within 200m of the ferry terminal within 200m of bean rock light house etc etc etc And before anyone says "but racing yachts are excluded"... nope ... racing yachts are ONLY excluded from the 50m boat-to-boat rule - AND only between two boats that are
    1 point
  48. Last weekend. Brest to St Marin and back.
    1 point
  49. Another little project going on is the adjustable sheet leads for the Genoa. I posted in the tech area on the 3mm dyneema that will be the adjusting line for these. It looks like I'll be able to run a 3:1 purchase through these low friction rings. That will be controlled by a 2:1 purchase set up in normal blocks with cam cleats and 6mm braid. The low friction rings are 50mm diameter, 10mm cross section and weigh 33g on our electronic kitchen scales. Through AliExpress they landed on my doorstep for $6.70 each ( I got 6 of them). They are rated to 22kn, and will take a far higher
    1 point
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