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  1. Sailed out to the chicks, GB looked pretty tempting, perfect day for it. Anchored up working out what to do with this
    5 points
  2. and so, with not a lot else to do that is more pressing, SO will be slipping her lines and ambling out into the Waitemata on the tide.
    3 points
  3. Looking at all the above Biggest problem is as the rules change daily no one including YNZ can give any advice with any reliability Its going to come down to making a decision in the week prior I’m thinking Hope this is helpful, but probably not much
    3 points
  4. so long as your boat doesn't have a cabin, if it does then you have to race with someone from your household, that might make it interesting!
    3 points
  5. It escaped - gave it a good disinfectant of sea air.
    3 points
  6. https://www.jamesfarmerqc.co.nz/Legal-Commentary/america-s-cup-just-do-it-and-positivity
    3 points
  7. Best thing would have been to confirm Auckland at the end of the last cup and built on the momentum plus giving confidence to set a campaign around. Not a good way to get anyone to commit when not even the host club knows what’s going to happen
    2 points
  8. This weekend, after 35 years of sailing . . I learned to whip a line. Let the mockery begin.
    2 points
  9. Today Installed sail drive boot, epoxy primed and applied first coat of Antifoul. 2nd coated internal window trims, installed windows just in time to weatherproof boat for the forecasted rain! Windows a hard job solo in a breeze
    2 points
  10. A diver died at Cornwallis last weekend as well. Yes, all completely different, unrelated events. It just doesn't draw me to that piece of water.
    2 points
  11. I have watched 5 surveyors, never seen one punch a hole. They are in my experience tapping for sound i.e. dull thud, not hitting for destructive damage.
    2 points
  12. I'm not sure if 17.5 kts is breaking any laws
    2 points
  13. Probably in trouble changing colour
    2 points
  14. Was transported a shortish distance from yacht club to my house up a twisty road utilizing a Nissan Navara with a Hydraulic transmission lifter lashed on the tray, Borrowed digger trailer with an engine lifting crane bolted to the back end, motorcycle tie downs, carpet off cuts, a not insignificant amount of overhang, a firm belief in luck and no plausible Level 4 get out of jail story.... Middle coat is Resene 81a Etch Primer. Full System was: Linbide/orbital/ Hand Sand old coatings off. Detergent/waterblast extrusion. Allow to dry. Tramline Sand with 180g paper
    2 points
  15. Also built a covid testing centre at home and painted a mast in it. 35 years old and she still scrubs up ok
    2 points
  16. Bought another toy that I'm not allowed to use. Pushing the boundaries of 'Click and Collect'
    2 points
  17. A mate of my brother-in-law's neighbour works for One news, during a catch up outside with 2m between us, while wearing a face mask, drinking beer from a straw with no one else attending the gathering except his dog who had eaten its face mask, told me. Here's link. https://www.1news.co.nz/2021/10/06/boatie-caught-trying-to-flee-aucklands-water-boundary/ Police posted a video explaining the boundary up the middle of the the firth of Thames, and clarifying what the no travel to Waiheke/Barrier actually meant.
    2 points
  18. and he also designed ferro cement boats in the early 70's! My pick of his designs is Woody's "Rolling Stones" series of yachts - Flash, Emotional Rescue, Honky Tonk Woman, and later for another client Whichaway. I did the 2005 Suva race on Paradigm which was a 16.5 cruiser racer to his design
    2 points
  19. seeing as baking is the subject d' jour. Brioche scrolls, with cream cheese and lemon icing. And now I'm off to buy some scales for the bathroom.
    2 points
  20. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ncv5t-10ced1a?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share
    2 points
  21. If you were a skipper like Billy Zane in 'Dead Calm', then you'd probably make 'em walk the plank!
    2 points
  22. Pretty sure you need to change to NZ registration to get permission to enter, border is closed to foreign registered boats, unless they promise to spend lots of money. doesn't matter if the crew is all kiwi. Easy to change to NZ reg. and come in with all Kiwi crew. Cat 1 doesn't apply to boats coming in. Windows are only dangerous once they get here.
    2 points
  23. They are a privately owned and operated organization that hires and fires internationally. That they are based in NZ is mostly historical accident. It may be old fashioned but i think if someone is going to say they represent NZ there should be a selection process open to all. That includes the Olympics
    2 points
  24. 2 points
  25. Was the question framed to secure a "No" answer seeing as TNZ really want an excuse to go offshore?
    2 points
  26. New poll favours Team NZ defending America's Cup offshore A new poll shows New Zealanders don’t want the America’s Cup defended at home at an increased cost to the tax payer. The poll, commissioned by Team New Zealand to gauge public sentiments as the hosting process intensifies, showed there was just 26 per cent of respondents in favour of the champion syndicate defending the America’s Cup in New Zealand “with significant increase in public/tax payer investment”. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/126442680/new-poll-favours-team-nz-defending-americas-cup-offshore-withou
    2 points
  27. I'd use urethane skateboard bushings. A lot of early mountainbike suspension systems used urethane bushings as the "spring". Stable, takes huge load, available in a wide range of compression strengths (duro), easily replaced and tuned (stack different duro bushings in different lengths to tune).
    1 point
  28. To easy try turning a carbon spar into a wooden one.
    1 point
  29. Friday afternoon/Saturday ... Painted new charcoal metallic boot top above my laboriously reclaimed white gelcoat factory stripe. Re drilled bolts for rudder top gudgeon, removed, freed up and reinstalled grease gland packers for bearings. Fitted rudder bearing tube and rudder. No play now! Installed new prop and prop speeded sail drive and prop. Wife and kids masked and sanded teak interior window trims. I prepped external window surrounds and installed vhb tape, and marked and masked window outlines.
    1 point
  30. Personally Teddy Bear was his best to me which spawned Mr.R, Spitfire, Brunesschi and a few others but Teddy Bear had the cool almost vertical bow and big rig And throw Fantail into the mix as it was a very pretty boat and unfairly judged against the Ross930's and 88's
    1 point
  31. Steady on Fogg. I went from a Davidson to a Wright.
    1 point
  32. I’ve always gone a bit wider to avoid possibility of interaction with a 50cm x 50cm square around the saildrive leg.
    1 point
  33. Wish they would shut up, and stay out of the media 5 minutes of fame. They are about to stuff up a system that is working well for the many NZ vessels wanting to return to NZ. Govt will change this and make all go into MIQ off the back of these stories. Fuel added to fire by Viki from ICA this morning too.
    1 point
  34. Gori or not, I have seen a bunch of people claim that they shouldn't coat their new bronze props for x months when new. There's no science behind this; we choose the variations of bronze for our propellers because of how close to inert bronze alloys are in a corrosive environment. When coated with propspeed or other silicone products it will have the best chance of staying in it's zen-like state without material loss. While yes, an uncoated prop will have migration of some alloy components to the outside, this isn't beneficial in yellow metal.
    1 point
  35. Same as stopping at Minerva Reef, clock would be reset. I first thought this story was about the guy in Crew Finder advertising for delivery crew on a Maritimo, starting to sound like a refugee boat
    1 point
  36. Back to electric outboards 80 Ah lithium in a box with 50A fuse strapped to the transom. 9kg minnkota C30 does what it should, charges from the main battery on the boat through a victron Orion DC/DC converter. Doing it again I’d probably get the next or two models up as she’s a mite slow, and I’ll likely put a 500A shunt and a victron bms700 on the battery box to monitor charge. But seems to do a few trips back n forth without running flat. Charges in an hour or two at 18-20amps, so likely had still a bit in it.
    1 point
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