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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
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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.
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  8. Seems to be a pretty common way to get rid of a boat, park it leave the keys in the ignition and walk away.
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  9. A real giant of NZ boatbuilding , design and offshore racing and a real raconteur, he will be missed.
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  10. Agreed. He built me a boat on a handshake.
    1 point
  11. I mean who is going to make the claim? If the item fails chances are I'm dead.
    1 point
  12. Late update. We had a bunch of flybuys points expiring this month, so they got traded in on two hutchwilco 170nm inflatables. I'll get crotch straps and marker lights for them and we are good to go! Thanks for all the advice everyone. I think we ended up at the right price/performance point.
    1 point
  13. Haha ! I was out possum shooting when the very first one went over …I didn’t know what it was and shat myself , rushed home and got on the internet found out what it was and calmed down . My first thought was they were missles
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  14. Auckland, racing eventually, some booze cruising, budget for the build is decent, looking for a cheap purchase
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  16. Ok, thanks. It just seems odd that last year there were 2 divisions with 24 boats in each, and this year they have been combined.
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  17. That's a land coverage map, the real coverage is further out to sea. But you are right that the service is still a long long way off being able to provide open ocean coverage in the pacific. They need to launch another ~40,000 satellites for that goal to be achieved. They currently have approval for 12,000 satellites, of which they have launched ~2500. The focus is currently on populated areas. But one day worldwide coverage will exist... There also are no ground stations that we can use yet which will track fast enough to take into account boat movement. It will work on an RV,
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  18. Looks like a good start Think they should be offered as is where is, but one month to move onto the hard or the barge with the big jaws comes along Biggest issue will be they will just end up as someone else’s failed dream
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  19. You have to understand how an ALT works in a normal situation and how one is controlled by an external reg. As I said above, there are two main ways of controlling. In a non external reg situation, the ALT simply produces a continuous current into a battery. But as the Voltage rises, which is actually quite quickly, the current also quickly (proportionaly) drops. So the actual regulation is caused by the Battery load itself. By using an external reg, the maximum output if the ALT is maintained no matter what the Voltage point of the Battery is. There are two ways of controlling the ALT in
    1 point
  20. Great story. I have a Spencer 32. First boat of substance. Still having fun with her after 10 years.
    1 point
  21. Steelliots Ltd at half-moon bay marina worth a call 0276054340
    1 point
  22. Remind me again where in northcote you can moor a boat ? I grew up on the north shore but don’t recall northcote having anything other than a creek or two
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  23. I hope that Neil warns of the danger of scurvy at the briefing tonight , for any of the piedies that get lost, of course a guide to the edible nuts and berries on Motutapu Rangi and the Noises should be compulsory on board.
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  24. 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
    1 point
  25. 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.
    1 point
  26. 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!
    1 point
  27. 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.
    1 point
  28. 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
  29. Wish I could find the picture I took of a whole Townson 28 (sans keel) trying to be dropped off at the North Shore green waste sight a year or two back was quite something.
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