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  1. You can all come to the Pahi regatta….
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  2. 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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  3. Yup, was a bit cramped aboard and the crew were a pack of animals.
    3 points
  4. 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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  5. 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
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  6. 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
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  7. considering a new boat more suited to the Auckland conditions, maybe a live aboard. Anyone crewed on this design before?
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  8. 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
  9. If you are in auckland you could test it in your driveway at the moment…
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  10. 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.
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  11. 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
  12. Unlike the electronic version, a wind vane just gets better as the wind freshens.
    2 points
  13. 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
  14. Soon to become Spencer Island with a little more tide rise
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  15. It's not over yet, the AYBA (Auckland Yacht and Boating Association) has joined the fight along with the support of the AMUA (Auckland Marina users Association inc.). The first is to appeal Bayswater as by doing so this will also help the case for The Landing and other sites. So please consider making a donation here and perhaps add "crew.org" after your first name. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/bayswater-marina-needs-to-remain-a-marine-precinct
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  16. This Guy? Mad! 327192495_8726846427356377_3369431114010467887_n.mp4
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  17. According to a council study of coastal erosion elsewhere it's pretty common to have no erosion mitigation plans, just let it run its course. The corollary is that they dont build on mudstone cliff edges!
    1 point
  18. I know of many who have come here with no insurance , but not in the last couple of years.
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  19. Aucklands papa cliffs erode quite quickly, its probable that these were built well back initially. Cliff top properties in Auckland are vulnerable
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  20. Thanks Raz, that's exactly the info I needed - you saved me hours of research. Vetus looks pretty sound [ pun intended!]
    1 point
  21. I found the same, however it turned out not too hard to make a decision in the end. Vybar sounded good, but found sopac so hard to deal with that I gave up. Foreman insulation have been bought by flectures and seem geared up to sell house lots of batts but couldn't figure out how to sell me 1 sheet of marine insulation. Had poor feedback/reviews on the burnsco product. Had a quick look into the dynamat suggested above. it seemed that for marine engine bay installations you should use two of their products laid over each other, which seemed more complex to install and more
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  22. Thats a close one Boo-boo, glad damage is light
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  23. Some of the videos taken on the shore of streams and old watercourses in full flow are incredible, and in fully built up areas too. Something to consider is all the trees, slash etc that's been washed into the gulf which will be hazardous for some time.
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  24. Wow, I didn't even know this was still a thing! Years ago (like the 1970's) they used to have a Ladies Race in motor boats. My mum won it at least once. I believe the last time they went, she was the only entrant, and they cancelled the ladies race from then on. They had a condorcraft 15' Deep forefoot cathedral hulled bowrider, with a 50hp Evinrude on the back. It was calle Raurimu, after the street they moved into when they sold the farm. The thing went like the proverbial scorched kitty, although once we loaded 8 full size adults and four full sets of scuba gear, she needed
    1 point
  25. looks like the donor parts formed the majority of a milking machine manifold!
    1 point
  26. 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
  27. 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...
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  28. Impressive for such small sail area still getting 5.9knt
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  29. @9.25 you can see I have an electric auto pilot operating, but frankly in Tiri channel, which was a little nasty, I preferred to helm for that period anyway
    1 point
  30. Driving around the back of a marina in Thailand, in the more industrial area, I glanced at this once upon a time beauty... "ANNY" I have not searched online yet but looks to be a 40' SS... maybe. My company at the time advised she was owned by a syndicate of Japanese business men but abandoned number of years back and is now (still) for sale by the Marina, presumably for a pittance... Bbut it gets worse... look at the next post.
    1 point
  31. People seriously underestimate the effort, time and cash outlay to properly restore an old wooden boat, and it gets exponentially worse the bigger they are. Once they are restored, what do you have? Usually a beautiful but very impractical object that requires continual ongoing maintenance and will never ever give you your time or money back, so you have to really want the aesthetic! The classic story here is Rawhiti (among many others). No one is going to step up and give you actual money to restore your "valuable" piece of yachting heritage- but dont worry everyone will give you free ad
    1 point
  32. 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
  33. A junk with a deflatable tsk tsk
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  34. I might be wrong (it has happened) however these decisions on closing/retaining boating facilities seem to be taken on an individual and ad hoc basis. Pier 21 is a slightly different issue but falls roughly into the same category as Okahu Bay hard stand and the Bayswater Apartment decisions. There doesn't seem to be an overall AUCKLAND WIDE plan for boating - facilities like haul out, all weather ramps, car parking at these facilities etc etc. It seems that each individual case is taken as if it were a stand alone - not affecting anything else. If Orams closed for any reason (and we
    1 point
  35. Worth checking it is set to "International" not USA or Can?
    1 point
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