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  1. General recalls should be avoided where possible. They are a tool us Race Officers will only use when we cant clearly identify all boats that are over. I have personally done an individual recall where all boats were over except one. He got a nice start as soon as the rest of the fleet peeled off and came back to the start line to undo their wrongs... We were able to clearly identify all 14 other boats that were over the line prior to the gun. I will say though even a slight deviation to the transit on the line makes a big difference. If you are sighting the line on the committee boat e
    9 points
  2. I am changing the genoa sheet leads to low friction rings. These will have 3mm dyneema line as the control line in a double purchase set-up running back to a conventional block that uses 6mm yachting braid for handling, again in double purchase. So I had to learn how to eye splice 3mm double braid dyneema. It's a fun learning experience once you get your head around the minute scale of what is happening. A big doll maker's needle makes a fid of sorts and the tweezers help pull the loose ends through the core. Test method is a bit dodgy- will it hold an 85kg person suspende
    5 points
  3. did it fall or was it pushed. Maybe she needs to talk to her partner.
    4 points
  4. Just epoxy glue some dowels into the old holes fair up and paint
    3 points
  5. Hey mate, new member here. I somehow found this post will scrolling google and thought it'd be worth making an account and getting involved as I can speak to this topic very personally. I am the product manager at 37 South in Auckland and we are the New Zealand agents for Epifanes and have been for well over a decade, you can find us on the Epifanes website, under 'global distribution', although they are still using our old address. I'm new to this roll here and we will be pushing Epifanes as much as possible, hopefully into retailers around the country (we now have a foot in the door wi
    3 points
  6. Yes and who was the National fisheries Minister that kept peeing in comms pockets and accepting bribes and who is the National party president and owner of "Sandfords"? Nathan Guy was the minsiter and Peter Goodfellow president,leopard change its spots?nah
    2 points
  7. Metaphorically, obviously. With electronic aids, a bit of experience and lots of fuel anyone can still harvest over limit. Even without (bar fuel); just rape & pillage fishing mentality. My observation is unobjective, based on frequency of encounters with workups, dolphins, Orca, Kahawai, Brydes, etc from early 70's. The visual spectacle inshore is just not what it used to be. The cray "supermarkets" are gone or way harder to find. But you can still get cray. I agree with your multifaceted research approach, as harvest vs biomass levels are obviously not the only variables at play for a
    2 points
  8. Hmm have to agree with Wheels on this one -I am yet to see an electronic system actually work-and yes I am constantly around hard stands for work.
    2 points
  9. Using different words to say the same as been said, "Ain't no such thing as a cheap yacht". Boats cost you twice. As an example, lets say it was $100K to build. Over it's lifetime, it is going to one day cost you that $100K again. You can chip away at it year by year with maintenance, or do nothing and eventually have it get to the point were it is gong to cost you $100K to get it back to being a usable boat.
    2 points
  10. > Some salient advice for cheap yacht buyers Don't ?
    2 points
  11. Further to this general recalls were common at the huge Akarana winter series in the 70s and 80s and at Westhaven, they also taught that you cant try and barge back through the racing fleet who had correctly started but must stand clear and go around the line to restart not impeding those who were racing, saw some of that on Sunday too.
    2 points
  12. To a large extent our sport is self policing, particularly at Club/ amateur levels. If so many admitted after they were over but kept on because they were not pinged, shows to me a complete lack of sportsmanship, a disregard for the honest ones and a two finger salute to the Race Committee . I would not like it known amongst my peers that I am a blatant cheat and if I can get away with something I will. And if you feel aggrieved, yell and put up the red flag - that is what it is for. The main problem with racing in the ditch is that there is always a favored end to the line - with about
    2 points
  13. It’s not the govt which puts routes up for tender. Under the public transport operating model [PTOM] all PT routes are put up for tender by the regional council (AT in Auckland’s case). The Waiheke and Devonport runs are exempt from PTOM thanks to Fullers lobbying Steven Joyce when the system was created. This has created a monopoly with no control over fares, frequencies or standards. AT is currently negotiating with Fullers to bring the Waiheke and Devonport services into PTOM.
    2 points
  14. This is very simple: Android tablets = all have GPS. No need for the more expensive cellular version unless you want it to double as a phone. So, your new Samsung tablet will be fine. IOS (Apple) tablets = GPS only with cellular versions (thanks Apple...not!) Apple simply want you to pay more for the GPS version hence their sneaky ploy of only inserting the GPS with cellular models Here is a good article on choosing a tablet for sailing navigation: https://sailingkerguelen.com/en/best-gps-tablet-navigation-android-apple/
    2 points
  15. The old Man cruised for 8 yrs with a cat. When he passed we ended up with cat,saltwater must of affected it,mad as a hatter,not afraid of dogs,something like horse out of footrot flats, Bloody thing hated fish.
    2 points
  16. I have been watching with interest the new Solid State Battery technology that Toyota has just produced. The Solid State battery is said to be able to accept a full charge in just 15mins, endure over 5000cycles BEFORE any significant drop in charge capacity, last for 30yrs in Vehicle applications, are lighter in weight and have greater capacity per/Kg. On top of all that, safer as they cannot catch fire and the Materials used and manufacturing ease will eventually make them much cheaper and dramatically bring down the cost of a Vehicle. However, this is that part I was a little shocked about
    2 points
  17. Okay thought it best to update this post. The boat came out of the water and and I was on hand to watch and learn the process, never having done that before and to see if I could help with the now dreaded, potential nightmare rudder removal. So the rudder came out with some persuasion but all in all, relatively easily. The diagnosis was pretty instant. Dan from Weber Marine suggested that the grease the last "repair person" had used to resolve the problem had just made it worse. Swelling the plastic bearings. So I spent 3 hours of hard yakka sanding out the scores on the
    2 points
  18. You might be able to line up one or more of the old holes with the new hole pattern, reducing the number of new holes needed. If you drill the new holes oversize 1st, then you can epoxy fill the old and new holes at the same time as described above, wait until cured, then re-drill the new holes to correct size taking care to only drill the epoxy fill. This way the new holes are epoxy sealed to stop water getting into the ply. Fairing might not be necessary if the holes are all covered by the new winch.
    1 point
  19. The pre party started Monday and today could be Thursday or Friday. Every day a new group arrives and feels the need to celebrate. And how come Angela got 2 bottles and I only got 1.
    1 point
  20. Originally launched as Cheap Transport and later changed to Choice Transport, we bought CT in June 2021 in a pretty sorry state. As a family of 5, we'd looked at Lotus 9.2, Carpenter 29, and Y88s a this was to be out first boat, but quickly determined none of these options big enough for our growing family. Hence ending up with a 1020. I won't go into details re survey, mechanicals etc, let's just say I can now see why many looked and walked away As a first time owner though, I didn't know any better, and as they say, I jumped in balls and all! We made a plan on day 1 that as a fami
    1 point
  21. You guys could create a division in the coastal classic ….I think you need 5 boats to create a design Div
    1 point
  22. I used the 417 (I think) west system filler - whichever is the cream coloured one. I stained the gaboon ply with a Feast Watson floor stain, mixed to a custom colour. Then masked out only leaving the grooves. Filled grooves with the epoxy 417 faring mix, followed by 3 coats of West System ultra clear epoxy on all sides/edges, and finished with 3 or 4 costs of a gloss polyurethane for UV stability. Probably overkill for the old girl but I love the look
    1 point
  23. HL has never had the post from day 1
    1 point
  24. That & owner or major shareholder of a Co harvesting a resource can hold a political party management position boggles the mind! This is contrary to the interest of the average nz’er, imo. I will stop there. New Zeamericana
    1 point
  25. In France you are not allowed to gather seafood with scuba, snorkel only. If we had that rule here there would be a lot more crays and scallops about.
    1 point
  26. Hello everyone, another newbie here hoping to get "cheap" 30-foot coastal cruiser topic firing up again. I know it's been done to death but who doesn't love pretending to boat shop. I'm personally probably 6-18 months away from being in a position to pull the trigger but would love to pick everyone's brains about boats. Looking for something 26-32ft following the above advice about something that has had some time and money already invested. Have reasonable experience sailing dingys but never sailed a keel boat, planning to get a bit of experience over the next year or so. Loving the loo
    1 point
  27. Definitely fill with epoxy (with filler or without is fine). It'll be stronger, and more water proof than the original wood.
    1 point
  28. Currently "comfortable" enough for the family, I have plans to rebuild the gallery and head/ bathroom at a later date. And will definitely be replacing the pink squabs shortly too
    1 point
  29. Haha, I didn't click. As some of my students used to say, the Wurry Furry (spelt phonetically) to be a play on the Maori pronounciation of it.
    1 point
  30. I find resenes lack of promotion of Durepox promotion in the marine market mystifying . I too only recently found out about it , maybe they sell enough in other markets that advertising in the marine market doesn’t matter .
    1 point
  31. Hempel, despite being here for 15 plus years and being a big player in Europe (with excellent paint) they are still a minor player in the retail market, same with Jotun. Boaties are very conservative, which makes sense when the biggest cost component for a paintjob is haulout and labour. International for example is a good product, is it the best?-maybe but its very reliable and has huge backing so even though the prices are high, its worth it for most people. The paint companies know this and price their products accordingly, you can often buy the industrial/commercial line from some companie
    1 point
  32. Yep, I used an Epifanes gloss poly on an interior job on an Azimut 18 months ago, mint to apply, superb finish.
    1 point
  33. Kim Klaka used to hang out on rec.boats on Usenet. He is (used to be?) a researcher at an institute or uni in western Australia. Lars Larsson used to be a hydrodynamics professor at the university I got my degrees at (*). My brother was one of his PhD students. My brother met Kim Klaka during a trip down under in 1995. Now this pops up here. Small planet /Martin *) My boat was built in the workshop of the marine engineering department of that university. Usenet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
    1 point
  34. so if anyone would like to restore a Askew 28 (make a nice day sailer or overnighter) that has a nice hull but knackered decks get in touch. Prefer someone with a boat trailer that lives outside of Wellington
    1 point
  35. Does it actually self clean? I've got MacGlide on my boat which is supposed to self clean, but it builds up a layer of slime which doesn't come off, even with a decent amount of speed. I also find that the slime dries at the waterline which allows barnacles and such to get a foothold, it is very easy to clean though.
    1 point
  36. Only a few weeks back I was talking about this Boat. (I have never posted a link to a FB page before. I hope people can open it. If not, can someone step in and make any changes required to allow that to happen) https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/3230743333911192/?media_id=1&ref=share_attachment
    1 point
  37. Same as the buses, deals done with public money but somehow the public are left in the dark. Fullers have no competition, you know free market and all that. I think Auckland would be better served with a model similar to NSW with a govt transport agency overseeing the show and competitive bidding for services.
    1 point
  38. A yachting friend cruising with his family about 30 years ago came across a cat swimming this side of the Barrier -fished it out took it home and it lived a long and happy life with them, they advertised but no one claimed it.
    1 point
  39. A good trick for splicing these thin ropes is using a thin piece of welding wire folded in half. Push it up the rope the wrong way then slot the tuck into the folded bit and pull the core back in - rather than using a fid to push it through. A bit like this:
    1 point
  40. Arr OK, I was not sure how your line was going to be used. I was considering a line going around a winch, the cover ends up taking a lot of the drag and will move along the core. Even drag through sets of pulleys will do it. If weight is an issue, often the cover is removed or you can of course buy just the core alone. CRA sell a core only and they coat it to protect it from UV. Cheaper than buying a core and cover and then discarding the cover. They can also custom splice it to suit your needs.
    1 point
  41. Or to be fair, to pay marina costs, which is a biggie.
    1 point
  42. Well, on this side of the planet we didn’t exactly cut it short, but it was chilly and relatively little wind for the first trip away on FIREFLY as a couple - no Kids. First time in 4.5y we get a weekend alone.
    1 point
  43. Its not like its a race with one of the biggest fleets each year. Oh wait. Nevermind. maybe they are too busy planning a kiwi defence of the Americas Cup Oh. Wait. Nevermind…..
    1 point
  44. The article seemed rational but I think one point he misses is that this is about team New Zealand's relationship to the country and its supporters. It seemed more a Dalton hagiography, and without taking away from his truly remarkable achievements the cup is all about the tail wagging the dog. The tail in this case is the money. He mentions that it's wonderful to have it moved to beautiful Barcelona because the cup is also a trade fair where we can sell our wares, sort of like a upmarket car boot sale. I can't see it benefitting more than a select few in tiny specialist industries. That
    1 point
  45. I support a total ban on scallops until their numbers are back up. Something has to be done. I like the idea of research into why they have decreased so much. I would love it if this research investigated the efficacy of a total ban on dredging too. I've said for a long time that we need scallops to be freedive only, like paua. Then the deep scallops seed the shallower ones and the beds can't get decimated like they do now. I know this is unlikely to happen unfortunately. If anyone (commercial or customary) can take a particular seafood, then every nz resident had a right to ta
    1 point
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