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  1. AJO look what is in my workshop. A 1:24 scale radio controlled version of her, complete with twin drives with feathering propellers. Even the steering wheel works. The rigging is fun there will be 170 metres of running rigging heres the test rig to sort out the sheeting systems.
    5 points
  2. DrWatson

    Coastal 2020

    So, 119 NM in 28.5h if you’re in div 5. If it’s upwind the whole way, which we know is not likely as you’d normally get a reprieve if and when you round Brett, but just for argument‘s sake let’s say it’s on th now the whole way. That’s 167.8NM (?) sailed meaning you need to stay above 5.93kts... Of course that’s not taking into account leeway or currents, and assumes your boat points well at 45 true, which for a number of at least the classics is not going to be the case. Averaging 5.9-6knts for 28h in the light is not about sailing a well prepared boat well, it’s about having mo
    4 points
  3. B00B00

    Coastal 2020

    I would call it an 'Event' rather than having to define it as either a race or a party. People do these 'events' for many different reasons but in all cases its for a weekend enjoying doing what you love. When you go cruising is it about the passage or the destination, the social times catching up with friends or the solitude of ancoring in a quiet bay away from the city? When you go to a music festival is it more about the music or the dancing, getting together with friends for a good time or just appreicating good music? Coastal classic gives you all of the above and doing we
    3 points
  4. Not wanting to sound too anal but.... most of our nautical terms are from old Norse (vikings) or Dutch. A scete was the name of a sail and old English had it as SceteLine. It was shortened to Scete and then shifted to Shete in old English (the same way Skiff and skirt from Dutch/Norse Shifted to ship and shirt) I don’t know about Rhumb but the Rh at the start looks Latin Halyard is easier. It’s Rnhlish from Haul Yard. I just thought You’d like to know.
    3 points
  5. Its not hard to get the results if you give a sh*t. Takes less than 3 mins. Just phone your GP. Me and the missus got tested Friday night. My result was back by text 8:30 this morning, so 36 hrs flat. My missus didn't get her text, and was getting in a flap, cause it was her fathers 80th today, and man that was target rich for high risk individuals. So I had a phone around, Auckland Regional Public Health said phone your GP, so I phoned my GP (on a Sunday morning) and got the result from the reception person. Literally took 3 mins. In terms of criticism, the tracer app is a heap of s
    3 points
  6. I know several of the people involved in this Auckland cluster. Covid test results in 30 hours. People have got slack in level 1. Every business is still required to display a code. Even though I work from home, I have one on The front door. That has given me a 3rd level casual contact with this cluster. The mutual customer of mine and the company that the electrician works for is in quarantine. I did not have to unless he tested positive or developed symptoms. He has not, and has tested negative. This has been a bit of wake up call, I was getting a bit slack in code recording. I've be
    3 points
  7. Fish

    Coastal 2020

    Again I'd like to highlight the comments about how good the party was. Is the Coastal Classic a yacht race or a party? The quality of the racing is being substantially degraded to enable a better party. The event starts on the Friday of a long weekend. It is possible to have a substantially later cut off time and still get Auckland boats back home in time for work on Tuesday. The Coastal has become a completely binary race with one set of weather conditions to be considered a good race (SW 25-35). There are so many elements and nuances of yacht racing, especially overnight
    2 points
  8. Veladare

    Coastal 2020

    From a competitor perspective is was a very well run event. Pre organisation was good and from the minute we got to Russell it was superb. Prize giving was seamless and the after match was awesome...cant fault it. So well done NZMYC
    2 points
  9. Addem - well done and thank you for posting a refreshing dose of well-educated insight. Please stick around and post here more frequently! 😊
    2 points
  10. Couple of articles on Elena's stopover in Tauranga, the flotilla seeing her off including tugs, coastguard vessels etc was pretty awesome!, shes now in Gisbourne after a perfect conditions for rounding East cape. https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/254656-solo-sailor-visits-bop-during-foster-care-voyage.html https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/flotilla-for-woman-sailing-a-figure-8-for-new-zealands-foster-children-as-she-leave-tauranga/RY3QTCK6HVA72YA67P3TI22ZXY/
    2 points
  11. Fish

    Coastal 2020

    I think the PR team was let go when HSBC ceased sponsorship. Certainly I understand there was a big change in budgets recently, which is manifesting itself in the lower tone of social media and website comms. I personally don't mind it returning to a yacht race event as opposed to a media event or party event preceded by a yacht race. I know this year was an outlier for weather, but I saw 37 boats finish out of 170 something entries? It is a shame to have a cut off so early. A light wind race brings out a number of classic yacht racing attributes. Patients, perseverance, the ability
    2 points
  12. Island Time

    American Magic

    Today, American Magic and ETNZ both out...
    2 points
  13. Well, for that boat an local use ( NOT offshore) I'd go for a Simrad. TP22 or TP32 (the 32 is faster and more powerful). I've replaced a fair few raymarine units with these for customers, they mostly love them. However, they are not (despite what the advertising stuff says) suitable for offshore - plastic connections to tiller, plastic gears etc. They will last for years for gulf cruising at the weekend though. IMO still more robust, better tiller connection and better software than the raymarine. The best addition you can make to these is to add an external compass - the precision
    2 points
  14. Ok I have been asked to start a new topic about my build of the Pride of Baltimore II. The background of the Pride of Baltimore, in 1977 the City of Baltimore launched the Pride of Baltimore which was based on the Baltimore Clippers of the early 19th century. Unfortunately this boat was lost at sea in 1986. https://pride2.org/pride-of-baltimore-ii/original-pride-of-baltimore/ The city decided to build another ship the Pride of Baltimore II designed by Thomas C Gillmer once again based on the 19th century Baltimore Clipper topsail Schooner, she was launched October 23 1988. This
    1 point
  15. AJ Oliver

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    that is a true work of art - yes, how about a new thread for it? I'd sign up to crew except for being too grandiose - 6'3" and 210 Imperial pounds of left wing fightin' fury. The story of the original Chasseur - - "One of the most famous of the American privateers, Captain Thomas Boyle sailed Chasseur out of Baltimore's waterfront historic neighborhood of Fells Point, where she had been launched from Thomas Kemp's shipyard in 1812. On his first voyage as master of Chasseur in 1814, Boyle sailed east to the British Isles, where he harassed British shipping and sent a notice t
    1 point
  16. Fish

    Coastal 2020

    I personally think media / social media coverage is a nice to have in a yacht race. It is not important to me as a competitor. The trackers are handy, and easy, though. I go racing for the challenge and adventure, not to get my photo on Facebook. Understand there are different drivers for coverage though, mainly ROI for sponsors. I def would not advocate changing the date the race is run. The Coastal is a Labour weekend icon, and generally scene as the opening event of the summer racing calendar. The issue for me is the cut off time. Moving the slower boats start time earlier would b
    1 point
  17. Veladare

    Coastal 2020

    Lack of wind at Easter and that is normally the TGA race. IMHO its fine right where it is.. I note those with the most opinion here about lack of coverage and why they didnt have up to date notifications on this that and the other didnt race... The race was the hardest coastal Ive done in 19..the event was one of the best and I was well impressed with how many people managed to jump in cars, who motor in for the the Satuday might. Kudos to all of them
    1 point
  18. erice

    j carrera.JPG

    Saturday 10.34am Carrera coming in
    1 point
  19. 44forty

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    Might find some crew in small talk
    1 point
  20. Island Time

    Coastal 2020

    Here is the for the last few years the use of crew.org has been pretty static. The stats used to say 1200 odd users per day, but most of that was spam users. That stat is still similar, but unimportant. Now that the newer software lets us filter that out much more effectively, we have more accurate statistics. Here is a graph of the last 2 years from google analytics... So you can see we have about 450-500 real users per day on average. This is down about 10% on last year. Most only read, and don't post. Most of the advertising we used to have has gone to Google. Most of you are u
    1 point
  21. Cheers Fogg. I’m great fun at parties too...
    1 point
  22. Elana Connor is an amazing solo sailor from California, aboard a 34ft sloop called ‘Windfola’ she was embarking on a solo circumnavigation of the world- raising awareness for kids in foster care, (as this is her story) when Covid19 hit and she found herself stranded in Tauranga for Lockdown level 4. She very quickly became part of our Family here at Tauranga Bridge Marina and has under gone some significant revamps to her vessel and her plans. With no ability to continue her mission to circumnavigate for a while, due to international restrictions, she has turned salt water into cha
    1 point
  23. chariot

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    If there is a lockdown in December/ Feb i think I will do the same as Fogg. Was loaded ready to go at the beginning of the first nation wide lockdown. Unloaded boat and did the right thing. Don't think I will do it again.
    1 point
  24. Fish

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    Yes, but the background is that I visited Burnsco the day before the positive case. The only symptoms me and my partner had could be at best described as very very mild hay fever. We weren't even a casual contact of a confirmed case. Hadn't crossed paths with a casual contact. Nothing. The only reason I phoned Healthline in the first place was the media stated a positive was at Burnsco last weekend. I phoned to see what day... and it grew arms and legs from there. An abundance of caution.
    1 point
  25. Fish

    +ve Burnsco Gulf Harbour

    Well, I'm negative, so it wasn't me. I'm still slightly bemused that they told me to get tested, when I was at Burnsco the day before the positive case. But it sounds like "it" is out and about again, and they are being abundantly cautious on community monitoring. As the testing guy said, it was my civic duty to have a cotton bud jammed up my nose. Now I have no excuse but to go to the father in laws 80th this afternoon, and its such good sailing weather, grrr
    1 point
  26. I had a very satisfying elimination this morning. Nothing disappeared until I flushed and even then, it continued to exist. Like the language of boats (why is a rope a sheet - its not flat, white and on the bed), the language of science can sometimes seem non-sensical. Its not meant to make sense to a non-scientist. Its a rum thing. Or is that rumb? Pass the bottle - lets discuss.
    1 point
  27. Black Panther

    Coastal 2020

    Very quiet night at Kawau. Just wondering whether to scramble some eggs or finish off last night's fresh snapper.
    1 point
  28. 44forty

    Coastal 2020

    Anonymous misfit at cape Brett this morning
    1 point
  29. I protected my 2000 with a simple cover roughly made from clear plastic like dodger clears. Keeps rain and spray off and you can still see and operate the buttons etc.
    1 point
  30. If you seal it completely, that will kill it prematurely. The issue is both heat and cooling changing internal pressure, but also the volume change when the rod moves in and out. There is an internal rubber bellows/seal that moves to allow for this. If you seal it, it won’t move.
    1 point
  31. Had both Simrad 32 and Raymarine 1000 and 2000. Found no discernible difference between brands. Tend to use the 2000 the most as it is the fastest. The Ray 1000 has been swimming at least twice but it still works fine....much to everyones surprise. The 32 died when a drunk fell on it bending it in half. If you buy one new I'd consider some extra waterproofing, maybe by spraying a few coats of Soft Seal, or something like that but better, all over it. Water ingress does seem to be the most common killer of tiller pilots.
    1 point
  32. waikiore

    Coastal 2020

    Well the Champosa put on a good show for us with everyone on North Head saying dont go there as they ran onto Narrow Neck beach then started the engine to try and back off whilst the sails were still sheeted in! I guess that means they are out or joining the cruising rally lol.
    1 point
  33. Terry B

    Coastal 2020

    Nice story on Stuff this morning about the Tri 'Timberwolf'. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/300138081/a-girl-and-her-wolf-attack-the-coastal-classic
    1 point
  34. Veladare

    Coastal 2020

    Character building...and the trip home is looks awesome
    1 point
  35. The Pelargic is not the same as the std tillerpilots - its twice the price to begin with. Its a proper offshore pilot, although personally I don't like a drive unit on the ram. I like to hide it below deck out of the weather....
    1 point
  36. I have a 9.2M Spencer using a SimradTP32. Steers to wind/compass/plotter via NMEA0813 and hasn’t missed a beat in 15years. Highly recommend it
    1 point
  37. Definitely Raymarine for me. Never been let down I came across an old one - plus 30 years last week and it was still working.
    1 point
  38. https://www.peregrinasails.com/ some info here with a map showing stop overs
    1 point
  39. Gold from Kiwiblog via Cactus Kate
    1 point
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