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  1. Ok, further to that. Today I have made a complaint to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board as follows. "I would like to complain about the current situation regarding LPG on Boats. To get a gas cert for the vessel is currently impossible without a complete reinstall. The issue is that despite current standard, page iii "This Standard includes a statement that its requirements do not apply retrospectively" the gas fitters are insisting on compliance with the CURRENT standards, even for an EXISTING installation. This is in direct contradiction to the current standard,
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  3. I was on Hotdogger 2-up and I can give you the scoop. We started late because we were debating going to the third reef. I think the time we spent stooging about didn't help the top batten cars in their efforts to live a long and prosperous life. We elected to start, and in the midst of sideways rain and a jib hank that had let go we didn't really look up and notice the issue. After tacking at North Head we slid under Start me up (which was fully crewed but still a fellow small boat) we set off into the washing machine. 2 reefs and a #3 were still a bit too much sail for the over
    5 points
  4. Well, if nothing, next is to pass it on to an MP - isnt this Govt supposed to be removing red tape
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  5. You can't make meaningful statements about that unless you also know the mortality rate and fertility rate for the population of 15,000,
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  6. talking of gravity, dolphins and hoops...
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  7. I have recently investigated this myself. Two out of three gas fitters (recommended by various people for marine work) do not know or understand the gas standards NZS 5601 part 2. For an installation like yours with a single appliance, you are allowed to use flexible hose to NZS 1869 Class C, which for the layman is standard BBQ hose, costs $12/m at Burnsco and costs the gas fitters $4/m. Two of the gas fitters claimed for that single appliance install I needed copper hose with flexible stainless steel at each end. The additional cost was several thousand dollars. Additionally t
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  8. perhaps this might assist those afflicted types
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  9. Not saying this boat is, but many of the Iwi that were awarded quota then contract foreign boats and crew to fish it for them. There were HUGE problems with slave like conditions, brutality etc toward crews and what not. There was a series of news storeys some time ago (pre covid) about this. I believe those boats were from Korea or Taiwan. They were certainly bottom rung in terms of maintenance, age, crew welfare and what not. Iwi were washing their hands of the issues claiming it was intermederiares that were doing the chartering. Strangely various vested interests were keen to keep such car
    3 points
  10. Keeping the alternator cool makes a huge difference for these small frame Balmar alternators. We have 2x 175a Balmar XTs and they very quickly overheat (our 614 is programed to not let them get hotter than 90c) and they very quickly reach that point, then cut their output to about half. To keep them running with a decent output, I have to have an bilge blower sucking the hot air right off the alternator. If that fan stops, the alternator will throttle itself back within a minute or two.
    3 points
  11. It's both. The population size is getting to dangerous levels where breeding can't occur fast enough to replace those that die. If it continues that tipping point will be reached. Once that tipping point is reached the species will be gone in 3 generations. No one knows when that exact tipping point will be, but we know that if the the current trajectory continues the Hectors will be gone. Unlike sheep we can't import more Hector dolphins to complement breeding stock. As the only species on this planet that can actually make a difference to the survival of other species I th
    3 points
  12. Don't need a jockey pole if you are poling out a headsail. By the time you need it the wind is far enough off the stern to sheet the headsail normally. Pole length, longer is better till handling becomes awkward. Somewhere between J and 1.1 x J works.
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  13. The main thing to note is, from page iii "This Standard includes a statement that its requirements do not apply retrospectively"
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  14. Because the battery will turn off, possibly at a critical moment - no lights, no nav gear etc. Known as "dark ship". That's what the regs are trying to avoid.
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  15. This is because that's what intelligent folk do. They know they don't know everything, so they reach out to experts who know more than they do.
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  16. Rogue 3 will be supplying the obnoxious music.
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  18. I have a very nice little unit from YachtD that captures everything on the N2K network and records it to a sdcard. Unfortunately I now have billions of datapoints collected over 5+ years that I have been unable to process because the amount of information is over welming - but one day I plan on learning/using some big data processing tool to overcome that In the meantime I keep recording everything whenever the network is powered on...
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  19. Had a PLC operating system for one of the tour boats in Milford fail and the back up on the PC also failed. The second spare was on my laptop in Te Anau which I headed into Milford with. The tender driver nosed into the jetty and as I was stepping over, lap top case in one hand, he backed away early and rapidly... I do not recall the exact details other than the thought " The program is more important than me staying warm and dry"... as I was losing my balance I could have dropped the case, grabbed a rail and stayed warm and dry in a Fiordland winter, however I tossed the case into the te
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  20. I note those rules don't say anything about it being operational, or certified. I can sell you my old but very high quality gimballed stove with oven and grill. You could use it like a museum piece, and use a jet boil for heating up your tea. What class is that?
    1 point
  21. Update. Looks like a bit of sense will be applied and public moorings may be made available. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/514752/aotea-great-barrier-island-businesses-welcome-new-moorings-for-boaties-hit-by-caulerpa-ban
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  22. Come to the barrier and make Anzac into the last long weekend of the summer season. Starts Thursday 25th at 1305hrs 21 entries already, entries close this Friday 3 courses, Cruising (bring the kids and motor for up to 2hrs if need be) Shorthaul 60nm bit of fun Longhaul 140nm reach, reach, reach. This is a qualification race for next years Northern Triangle (lm doing this division on Pipi) BBQ / Pizzas prize giving at Smokehouse weather permitting
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  23. Note the Lidgard sails on her. And no, I am just observant.
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  24. enjineer, surely? Now I know that, I'll type slowly so you can follow... 😆
    1 point
  25. jib / gib How many times do I have to tell you I'm an engineer and not an English teacher?!?
    1 point
  26. Just furl the jib and it will be accessable, surely 😁 For my sins I once managed a tertiary provider of training to the plumbing and gas industry. The board was, to put it succinctly, a collection of geriatric iliterates with a fondness for gin and ensuring the continued protected status of thier businesses. It may have changed, but I see no evidence.
    1 point
  27. Loads of data, no information. Sounds like my workplace
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  28. I have taken multiple sets (3) of lead carbon batts out of customers boats this year - premature failures, all approx 2 years old.. All have gone Lifepo4
    1 point
  29. Hang on are you saying that a privately owned sailing event catering to a special interest group has cost taxpayers millions 🧐.... again!
    1 point
  30. Ah, but the number of international attractions / events available to Chch is significantly limited. The percentage increase of economic benefit due to SailGP is substantial. If the All Blacks and Six60 contributed $1.4mil combined, and SailGP contributed $1mil (net, as you say) then sailGP has increased economic contribution to Chch from International Events by 71.4% That is an extra million bucks the good hotel operators of Chch would not have got if it weren't for SailGP
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  31. I do agree with Brian space could well be infinite. Oh to be a fly on the wall at this meeting of minds. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2024/apr/14/worlds-top-cosmologists-convene-to-question-conventional-view-of-the-universe
    1 point
  32. I think that would be an opinion not a conclusion. A school teacher once told me that opinions are like arse holes, everyone has one.
    1 point
  33. To me, it feels unintelligent to conclude, that because we don't know why gravity works we shouldn't trust the science behind counting dolphins.
    1 point
  34. Only sometimes. Despite the continuing popularity of the theory, essentially every prediction of the Big Bang theory has been increasingly contradicted by better and better data, as shown by many teams of researchers. The observations are, on the other hand, consistent with a non-expanding universe with no Big Bang.
    1 point
  35. All pure speculation. If the population is decreasing ( as it has been for quite a while) we can say with a lot of certainty that mortality exceeds fertility and they are at risk of extinction, certainly endangered.
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  36. makes interesting https://noah-marineservices.com/marine-ship-rudder-stock/
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  37. Iwi, first it's dolphin whispering, and now they are running fishing vessels into the noises, what next!!! I guess they havent read the ammendment which has been law since 2014 https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0060/latest/DLM4794424.html
    1 point
  38. And Pipi will be supplying the Longhaul 140nm reach, reach, reach. boat for Jon Cunning bugger.
    1 point
  39. Huge assumptions here are that dolphins will know to stay away from the thing that’s making the huge racket, that said huge racket won’t confuse them, and that the visual identification of a big arse flying machine dragging it’s razor blade appendages in the water as an identifiable danger will be made by the dolphin. The approach speed may be the same but picking up an orca on your sonar or visually is going to be easier than picking up set of foils that have the frontal projection area of a toothpick. The BOI issue is different because the dolphins are/were starving - not being run d
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  40. And conditional on having a crew that will take 25-30 on the nose all day & night!
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  41. Connemara (Mirage 27) was new to me at the time and I had spent some time figuring out a combination of line and shackles that would allow me to keep the boarding ladder in place, but allow me to drop it from the water as well as from the cockpit. On a sunny midday week in Toronto, I was washing the deck and put the mop down for a minute. It started to slip out of the boat, so I grabbed for it. Of course, I tripped over the handle and went arse over teakettle into our basin, which is not the cleanest and most salubrious body of water in the world. After a thrash around, with no one nearb
    1 point
  42. Ashton, I agree the McArthur HAT looks good as it solves the pi shutdown challenge and handles N2k connectivity and the Pi5 looks good too, better performance and it takes the NVME (SSD) hat - definately looks worth investigating. We raced round rangi and rakino yesterday (sunday) in the RYC closing regatta, very challenging conditions, a broach and and knockdown in those savage squalls and our no2 gave up and disintegrated heading back up the harbour to westhaven, we crossed the finish line on main only and got first on line! Got a nice graph from a fellow competitor showing
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  43. Haha only 3 amplifiers and a couple of cooling fans. It's the smoke machine and laser lights that really do the damage!
    1 point
  44. It's BooBoo we're talking about, I imagine the stereo power draw is roughly 27,000 times the starlink draw?
    1 point
  45. So Arcona obviously don't believe in watertight bulkheads? Jeez that'd be hard to watch. Hope they're all ok.
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  46. I'm less worried about AI replacing work than I am about AI replacing democracies. I will allow that, in our case, AI would probably work better than the type currently on the Treasury benches.
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  47. Hi PEDRO -- are u interested in a skippers role in AKL for a 52' launch, twin volvo's IPS --- boat is in the viaduct & we need a skipper for mainly weekends
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  48. The correct position for mounting is 460mm forward of the rudder post center (pivot point). The issues are power, motion range and speed. Mounting the pin 460mm forward of the pivot gives the best performance of these 3 requirements. 85kg on the standard pin is fine, but with one of extended length the torque on the tiller can be quote a bit... and, set up correctly + with the right sail combination, they can steer pretty well. The single best improvement you can make is to add a decent compass - like a precision 9 - the difference in steering accuracy is HUGE. This is due to th
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