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  1. AJO look what is in my workshop. A 1:24 scale radio controlled version of her, complete with twin drives with feathering propellers. Even the steering wheel works. The rigging is fun there will be 170 metres of running rigging heres the test rig to sort out the sheeting systems.
    5 points
  2. Ok I have been asked to start a new topic about my build of the Pride of Baltimore II. The background of the Pride of Baltimore, in 1977 the City of Baltimore launched the Pride of Baltimore which was based on the Baltimore Clippers of the early 19th century. Unfortunately this boat was lost at sea in 1986. https://pride2.org/pride-of-baltimore-ii/original-pride-of-baltimore/ The city decided to build another ship the Pride of Baltimore II designed by Thomas C Gillmer once again based on the 19th century Baltimore Clipper topsail Schooner, she was launched October 23 1988. This
    4 points
  3. B00B00

    Coastal 2020

    I would call it an 'Event' rather than having to define it as either a race or a party. People do these 'events' for many different reasons but in all cases its for a weekend enjoying doing what you love. When you go cruising is it about the passage or the destination, the social times catching up with friends or the solitude of ancoring in a quiet bay away from the city? When you go to a music festival is it more about the music or the dancing, getting together with friends for a good time or just appreicating good music? Coastal classic gives you all of the above and doing we
    4 points
  4. DrWatson

    Coastal 2020

    So, 119 NM in 28.5h if you’re in div 5. If it’s upwind the whole way, which we know is not likely as you’d normally get a reprieve if and when you round Brett, but just for argument‘s sake let’s say it’s on th now the whole way. That’s 167.8NM (?) sailed meaning you need to stay above 5.93kts... Of course that’s not taking into account leeway or currents, and assumes your boat points well at 45 true, which for a number of at least the classics is not going to be the case. Averaging 5.9-6knts for 28h in the light is not about sailing a well prepared boat well, it’s about having mo
    4 points
  5. I know several of the people involved in this Auckland cluster. Covid test results in 30 hours. People have got slack in level 1. Every business is still required to display a code. Even though I work from home, I have one on The front door. That has given me a 3rd level casual contact with this cluster. The mutual customer of mine and the company that the electrician works for is in quarantine. I did not have to unless he tested positive or developed symptoms. He has not, and has tested negative. This has been a bit of wake up call, I was getting a bit slack in code recording. I've be
    4 points
  6. Fogg, I brought the Ross 1066 Margaritaville. Got to sell the SR26 if anyone is keen!
    3 points
  7. Not wanting to sound too anal but.... most of our nautical terms are from old Norse (vikings) or Dutch. A scete was the name of a sail and old English had it as SceteLine. It was shortened to Scete and then shifted to Shete in old English (the same way Skiff and skirt from Dutch/Norse Shifted to ship and shirt) I don’t know about Rhumb but the Rh at the start looks Latin Halyard is easier. It’s Rnhlish from Haul Yard. I just thought You’d like to know.
    3 points
  8. Its not hard to get the results if you give a sh*t. Takes less than 3 mins. Just phone your GP. Me and the missus got tested Friday night. My result was back by text 8:30 this morning, so 36 hrs flat. My missus didn't get her text, and was getting in a flap, cause it was her fathers 80th today, and man that was target rich for high risk individuals. So I had a phone around, Auckland Regional Public Health said phone your GP, so I phoned my GP (on a Sunday morning) and got the result from the reception person. Literally took 3 mins. In terms of criticism, the tracer app is a heap of s
    3 points
  9. KM...

    Looking for Cherubs

    Nearly there.
    2 points
  10. Actually, its been in place snce the relevant Act of 2009. A National Government was in power then, n'est pas? Phase 2 (the more invasive bit that KM had his fun with) is carried out under 2017 legislation - again during the time that the low interference government who were commercially astute ran the country. A requirement from the Septics in essence. Of course, this is a nation that requires you to take your shoes off and have them inspected before you get on a plane, but you can carry a loaded semi-automatic weapon in public and dressed in full camo gear... The love of theatr
    2 points
  11. Deep Purple

    Coastal 2020

    Most boats ever was 275, forget the year but close to 2001. Perhaps the 21st race, maybe 2003? SSANZ gets more entries these days because it starts and stops in Auckland and the two crew on board are back in their own beds by midnight. The after race get togethers have stopped altogether and I don’t meant the island party. I recall when groups gathered at the squadron or swashbucklers after the races. Also for that reason Coastal is an expensive and difficult race to run. Especially in a town, at times, indifferent to the race. Throw in accomodation, 2 sets of race officers, log
    2 points
  12. Fish

    Coastal 2020

    I personally think media / social media coverage is a nice to have in a yacht race. It is not important to me as a competitor. The trackers are handy, and easy, though. I go racing for the challenge and adventure, not to get my photo on Facebook. Understand there are different drivers for coverage though, mainly ROI for sponsors. I def would not advocate changing the date the race is run. The Coastal is a Labour weekend icon, and generally scene as the opening event of the summer racing calendar. The issue for me is the cut off time. Moving the slower boats start time earlier would b
    2 points
  13. Fish

    Coastal 2020

    Again I'd like to highlight the comments about how good the party was. Is the Coastal Classic a yacht race or a party? The quality of the racing is being substantially degraded to enable a better party. The event starts on the Friday of a long weekend. It is possible to have a substantially later cut off time and still get Auckland boats back home in time for work on Tuesday. The Coastal has become a completely binary race with one set of weather conditions to be considered a good race (SW 25-35). There are so many elements and nuances of yacht racing, especially overnight
    2 points
  14. Veladare

    Coastal 2020

    From a competitor perspective is was a very well run event. Pre organisation was good and from the minute we got to Russell it was superb. Prize giving was seamless and the after match was awesome...cant fault it. So well done NZMYC
    2 points
  15. Island Time

    Coastal 2020

    Here is the for the last few years the use of crew.org has been pretty static. The stats used to say 1200 odd users per day, but most of that was spam users. That stat is still similar, but unimportant. Now that the newer software lets us filter that out much more effectively, we have more accurate statistics. Here is a graph of the last 2 years from google analytics... So you can see we have about 450-500 real users per day on average. This is down about 10% on last year. Most only read, and don't post. Most of the advertising we used to have has gone to Google. Most of you are u
    2 points
  16. Addem - well done and thank you for posting a refreshing dose of well-educated insight. Please stick around and post here more frequently! 😊
    2 points
  17. Couple of articles on Elena's stopover in Tauranga, the flotilla seeing her off including tugs, coastguard vessels etc was pretty awesome!, shes now in Gisbourne after a perfect conditions for rounding East cape. https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/254656-solo-sailor-visits-bop-during-foster-care-voyage.html https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/flotilla-for-woman-sailing-a-figure-8-for-new-zealands-foster-children-as-she-leave-tauranga/RY3QTCK6HVA72YA67P3TI22ZXY/
    2 points
  18. Fish

    Coastal 2020

    I think the PR team was let go when HSBC ceased sponsorship. Certainly I understand there was a big change in budgets recently, which is manifesting itself in the lower tone of social media and website comms. I personally don't mind it returning to a yacht race event as opposed to a media event or party event preceded by a yacht race. I know this year was an outlier for weather, but I saw 37 boats finish out of 170 something entries? It is a shame to have a cut off so early. A light wind race brings out a number of classic yacht racing attributes. Patients, perseverance, the ability
    2 points
  19. Rocky has to be great value (read “or near offer“ he’s bought another.) If cost of ownership is an issue then get someone to go halves or thirds ?
    1 point
  20. https://www.marine-pilots.com/article/121132 30m. No thanks. That's more than 2x bigger than the biggest I've ever seen. Hard to imagine, but measured by a buoy
    1 point
  21. Island Time

    B&G What-If

    Sorry, updated my post above as you posted that... If its a Zeus 2 or 3 with no central processor, then look in system, charts, laylines, targets, and edit the table. This is a settings/table error, yes, most likely finger trouble.
    1 point
  22. ex Elly

    Coastal 2020

    On a normal year most boats would have been in well before 3pm. This year 16 finished before 1500, and 21 finished after that. If the finish boat could have stayed there for another hour or two, then most of those boats would have got proper finish times.
    1 point
  23. 44forty

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    Can this please be moved to small boat talk
    1 point
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  25. Love the multiple thread drifts! The OCD's must be having conniptions!!!
    1 point
  26. Don't be disparaged. I persevered and, fingers crossed have been pumped up for last 6 weeks. Ready to throw it all away after the first several attempts. I hope I'm not tempting fate 😁
    1 point
  27. AJ Oliver

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    that is a true work of art - yes, how about a new thread for it? I'd sign up to crew except for being too grandiose - 6'3" and 210 Imperial pounds of left wing fightin' fury. The story of the original Chasseur - - "One of the most famous of the American privateers, Captain Thomas Boyle sailed Chasseur out of Baltimore's waterfront historic neighborhood of Fells Point, where she had been launched from Thomas Kemp's shipyard in 1812. On his first voyage as master of Chasseur in 1814, Boyle sailed east to the British Isles, where he harassed British shipping and sent a notice t
    1 point
  28. Veladare

    Coastal 2020

    Lack of wind at Easter and that is normally the TGA race. IMHO its fine right where it is.. I note those with the most opinion here about lack of coverage and why they didnt have up to date notifications on this that and the other didnt race... The race was the hardest coastal Ive done in 19..the event was one of the best and I was well impressed with how many people managed to jump in cars, who motor in for the the Satuday might. Kudos to all of them
    1 point
  29. 44forty

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    Might find some crew in small talk
    1 point
  30. Adrianp

    Coastal 2020

    Well said BooBoo. Spot on - it's an event weekend and its "The Event" of Kiwi yachting. I missed one two years ago as I was still in Fiji and I was so gutted watching the live start and coverage that I made sure I was back in NZ for the following race. We didn't finish this year on Epsom Salts (8.5m Cat), motored the last 25 nm to Russell, had a awseome afternoon/evening catching up with friends and dancing away to the band, then a long motor home with another catchup in Tutukaka on Sunday night. Towed the race boat behind the cruising bus. Its been one of the best Coastal Weekends I
    1 point
  31. DrWatson

    Coastal 2020

    That’s cool and I’m glad it was enjoyable. But I’d also like to hear from some of the 85% of boats (some +140 crews) who didn’t make it into either the media feeds or the race cutoff. Remembering of course that all their entry fees contributed considerably to the financial cost of running the race and hosting the party - probably 25k or so?
    1 point
  32. Cheers Fogg. I’m great fun at parties too...
    1 point
  33. chariot

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    If there is a lockdown in December/ Feb i think I will do the same as Fogg. Was loaded ready to go at the beginning of the first nation wide lockdown. Unloaded boat and did the right thing. Don't think I will do it again.
    1 point
  34. Fish

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    Yes, but the background is that I visited Burnsco the day before the positive case. The only symptoms me and my partner had could be at best described as very very mild hay fever. We weren't even a casual contact of a confirmed case. Hadn't crossed paths with a casual contact. Nothing. The only reason I phoned Healthline in the first place was the media stated a positive was at Burnsco last weekend. I phoned to see what day... and it grew arms and legs from there. An abundance of caution.
    1 point
  35. Fish

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    Well, I'm negative, so it wasn't me. I'm still slightly bemused that they told me to get tested, when I was at Burnsco the day before the positive case. But it sounds like "it" is out and about again, and they are being abundantly cautious on community monitoring. As the testing guy said, it was my civic duty to have a cotton bud jammed up my nose. Now I have no excuse but to go to the father in laws 80th this afternoon, and its such good sailing weather, grrr
    1 point
  36. I had a very satisfying elimination this morning. Nothing disappeared until I flushed and even then, it continued to exist. Like the language of boats (why is a rope a sheet - its not flat, white and on the bed), the language of science can sometimes seem non-sensical. Its not meant to make sense to a non-scientist. Its a rum thing. Or is that rumb? Pass the bottle - lets discuss.
    1 point
  37. 44forty

    Coastal 2020

    Anonymous misfit at cape Brett this morning
    1 point
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