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  1. From about 10 minutes in
    4 points
  2. they are trying hard to sell us the idea its sailing, but its not. May as well put outboards on the bac and let them whiz around playing racey racey with a remote controller while standing on North Head. I tried my best to be excited by these machines and for a while I was. They are technologically stunning, that where it ends. The racing is a yawnfest, no sail changes, no crew work other than rows of hamsters wiggling and looking at screens. Does not relate, even the "these are the F1's of sailing" is a really bad analogy. It would be like F1 is now in hovercrafts with rockets on the b
    4 points
  3. From a source closer than most of us " always secure your batteries"
    3 points
  4. The new boats are cool, but I miss the ‘slow’ racing. I remember watching Conner as a kid, those races were fantastic with PJ providing commentary.
    3 points
  5. waikiore

    prada 3

    Ah the precious fellows, (We dont like waves or getting wet all the time when sailing), result course A canned. We are really moving away from real yachting the course that could have been used from almost any wind direction scrubbed primarily because they are scared of loosing more competitors. I guess we shouldnt be surprised it is the AC after all not real yachting like SSANZ or Vendee
    2 points
  6. slanty

    Lotus 9.2

    Those vids inspired me to put a 9.2 high on my list! Fast forward a few months and I'm now the owner of Sojournie, a factory 9.2 from 1987. Had a great xmas cruise around Kawau and beyond. so...Thanks!
    2 points
  7. Romany

    prada cup 2

    Monique thinks thats dumb
    2 points
  8. KM...

    Never a dull moment

    Yeap galv often outlast SS. We're selling so much SS since lock down it's getting out of hand. But as noted we have swung purchasing from China to the EU and Japan. With the ability for so many to import their own gear ex china and Aliexpress etc the bottom end of the market is flooded with assorted levels of stuff but the 2 or 3 bigger players who traditionally had good gear have bailed out (all are overseas owned and suffer from heavily influence over their stocks even though the offshore deciders knowledge of the NZ market is sh*t) so we're having to fill that void. It is fun as some o
    2 points
  9. Inspiration for American Magic. Too soon?
    2 points
  10. Sound like they are towing it outside the environment.
    2 points
  11. Live sail die live feed here https://www.facebook.com/livesaildie.official/videos/129774008967086
    2 points
  12. 2 points
  13. For an event costing the world close to a billion bucks I was expecting more....but knew deep down the increase in speed would come at the cost of good competitive racing. As there are now 2 types of AC you have the pleasure (???) of options. If you like speed and don't like being bothered by other things then this AC is the place to be. If you like hard core racing with sh*t happening and crews doing stuff like the AC used to have, then You Tube is the place to be. I stopped to watch the racing... sailing... errr.... boating?? yesterday. I won't be rushing to do that again
    2 points
  14. These races are longer than a 5-day test and about as interesting. 🥱
    2 points
  15. Ive got it figured. Ignore the racing and go about your day. When you get home go to you tube. Watch the start , fast forward to the finish. Repeat for race two. Done . 10 minutes tops. Then go cook dinner because it's your 33rd wedding anniversary 😁
    2 points
  16. well done to the poms but god this is boring.
    2 points
  17. just try to ensure that no one is on the "flying" side of the winch when it is under tension.
    1 point
  18. 2 jetskiers were the saviour of the day.gave me 2 snapper while I was busy catching hammerhead thresher
    1 point
  19. This may turn up in mangawhai in a few months with a reactor 25 keel
    1 point
  20. The tonnage is not displacement, but the theoretical cargo tonnage, known as Thames Tonnage. Often carved as NTxx . Island Times one is 13. No way she weighs, displaces, or could carry 13 ton, but it's a measurement of the space inside. IT'S actual displacement is 7-8 ton dependent on load.
    1 point
  21. Maritime NZ https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/commercial/ships/registration/default.asp
    1 point
  22. That little red sucker got my 1020 once. We bounced over it luckily with only a golf ball sized dent in the keel
    1 point
  23. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/heartbroken-couple-rescued-from-sinking-yacht-near-aucklands-motutapu-island/CQEI6NYT7OOTXMJNV3HIZ3LT74/ 😢☹️
    1 point
  24. Check what stops water coming into the boat. I didn't grease my pin and it's still going fine after a long time. Can't see what harm throwing some good grease on it would do though. Look closely at everything in and around there for any possible issues or start of, it is a spot that generally gets looked at very rarely. The most 'eyes wide open' in a facial expression that suggested the owner of it thought they (there were 2 of them aboard) were about to die I've ever seen was in the cockpit of a N22 as it skipped down the side of Waiheke while doing an excellent imitatio
    1 point
  25. Normal procedure is as follows Make an offer subject to survey, maybe just hull but can include motor and rig etc If accepted you pay a deposit, usually 10% Minor issues are accepted as ts not new your buying Major issues are either fix by owner, or you take the cost of repair off the price. You can only back out and get your deposit back if the owner isn’t prepared to fix or negotiate a deal acceptable to you. Survey costs are on you but owner often pays for the haulout. You can also ask for a sea trail as a condition of purchase. But all deals are a
    1 point
  26. harrytom

    Exhaust manifold & mixer

    https://leesgroup.com very helpful
    1 point
  27. definitely bolts and nuts, Nylock and washers.
    1 point
  28. Nuts and bolts if you hace access
    1 point
  29. Fish

    Mahurangi regatta

    Gee KM, we know its taking a while to finish off the reptile, but surely you'd want to put the keel on it before trying to race it again?
    1 point
  30. Back on topic, the pipe is in the harbour now, having the ballast blocks attached Also https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mcconnell-dowell_st-marys-bay-water-improvement-project-activity-6747246431226216448-NwwZ
    1 point
  31. chariot

    Summer plans?

    Hope your trip north goes well with fair winds.
    1 point
  32. We saved a lot by not making any changes for the first 3 years.
    1 point
  33. chariot

    Summer plans?

    A pity you didn't get to the Mercs. One of the most spectacular cruising areas to be had.
    1 point
  34. Nothing better to do so rode into dock. Lots of TV cameras waiting...cold crew coming back and hugging wife + kids
    1 point
  35. An oldie but a goodie. "Oh oh, this is going to go bad... easy the main...." "EASE THE f**king MAIN......." "Oh f*ck, the backstay...easy the backstay....someone drop the f**king backst .......Oh sh*t!" SPLASH Who hasn't been there, gone for a swim due to that? Good there was some carnage, the media now has an exciting clip to reply 35 times per hour. I also see the commentators didn't take advantage of Jacinda testing program before they imbibed whatever they took.
    1 point
  36. YouTube Video of American Magic Port Entry Stern Camera "it's going to be a hard maneuver, it's going to be a real hard maneuver" followed by: "Aww I lost the rudder here"
    1 point
  37. ok, I may have judged a bit early...
    1 point
  38. Would have happened in those cheap beer can boats too
    1 point
  39. Checked with neighbours and ours is on par with most.
    1 point
  40. aardvarkash10

    Enfin, Ganley 39

    A survey commissioned by and for the owner is no insurance for you. The only way to do this is to get a qualified person (or business) to carry out a full survey to your specification. They will need to know intended use as a part of that and if off-shore in this yacht is your intention they need to know that. For a steel yacht of that age and your intended use I'd go for a full rig inspection and report, a hull/deck/superstructure survey and a mechanical and systems survey (engine, gearbox/drive, electrical, electronics). It will be pricey, but you have the reassurance and the surveyo
    1 point
  41. Yeap up on the ranch. Slight change of plan on stage 1 of the power. Instead of stage 1 of a far bigger system it's now going to be System A and will run independently from what was stage 2, that is now System B. A will run the big shed and power the fencing, B will run the house and be back up for A if required. Been chatting with a dude who knows stuff, lived it for many years and he put a very good case across that renewables are like investing, never put all your eggs in the same basket and have a plan for when the market turns i.e. the sun stops shining. To take that even furthe
    1 point
  42. and the ratepayers wouldn't pay for it. Council is on a hiding to nothing and this is across the country. The legislation around funding for horizontal capital items makes it impossible for them to put the work in up front. It looks like the three waters (or at least two of them) will move to national control and management shortly, so this whole issue will resolve itself over time since govts have a much greater ability to fund infrastructure
    1 point
  43. as much as it pains me to admit but that was a race,prada v usa
    1 point
  44. Geez guys....relax and enjoy it. What a vista being transmitted to the world. Only problem is even more of them will want to come here. Govt. has had its $35 million worth and Grant Dalton's vision is proved. What a bargain
    1 point
  45. Yep and who hasnt been doing their job?? COF checker?transport owners?or the cviu dept? and the worst part is these drivers will know that their vehicles will have defects and still drive. A week ago.1.00am blown headlight in yard,rang boss who said turn fog lights on and you will be ok.HaHa rang after hrs mechanic and got it fixed.Who gets the fine??Me for not being compliant or knowingly leaving the yard with a defect.The boss would deny conversation. This is the problem with transport everyones afraid to speak up and CVIU will only clamp down once there has been a accident bit li
    1 point
  46. kiwi_jon

    Yacht baiting

    I drift fish on my 8Y8. Have never found the need for a drogue. I swore I would always be a bait fisho until I tried slow jigging with a slider on my bait rod. The results were so good I succumbed to buying a new rod and reel loaded with braid. The braid means you can feel every tap.
    1 point
  47. Its cause the whole central city area / Ponsonby / Grey Lynn is on a combined wastewater / stormwater system. Newer areas have separate wastewater and stormwater. Council looked at seperating those areas, and did so with parts with the Clear Harbour alliance. If you think the Council is bad with money now, get them to do a large scale separation project that involves re-plumbing every house in the central isthmus and re build all of the horisontlal infrastructure in every street in every suburb. And don't complain about the cost or disruption. Either that or let some poo going into the harbour
    1 point
  48. more just remembered... 14. Old wooden jetty at sulphur beach in big shoal bay, next to the little boat ramp near the end of the harbour bridge. Very shallow at low tide but good at high tide if its calm enough. 15. Should be possible to do a quick drop off at Devonport wharf if it's calm enough, don't stop long or a big wake will bump you on it. Very high deck but there are some steps at the side. Watch out for fishing lines. Handy for the ferry into CBD. 16. Matiatia and Kennedy point on Waiheke Island, Islington bay on rangitoto all have good public jetties for pick up/drop o
    1 point
  49. 1. The fuel dock at bayswater is all-tide 2. the fuel dock at Orakei is accessible all tide. 3. The whole outside of the Western pontoon at Orakei marina is for public pickup/dropoff too but it is very shallow. It would be good at high tide. There's a lack of cleats but there are a few rings to tie onto. The gate to that and the fuel dock (inside the end of the same pontoon) is locked at night but should be open in the daytime (the marina is required to provide public access to that pontoon so complain to security if it's locked). 4. The pontoons at the landing boat ramp on the
    1 point
  50. Cheer up mate. It'll only get worse. And better,much better and then worse again repeat repeat repeat. Welcome to the world of boat ownership. Beats mowing lawns and reading world cruising books though
    1 point
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