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Frank last won the day on December 24 2019

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  1. I am involved with one boat in the Tamaki Estuary on a pile mooring (38 Ft) and another on a swing mooring at Cocklebay (Carpenter 29). Like ( I suspect) many owners I have tried many AF options over the years but never finding a silver bullet solution. I got frustrated with the thicker paints as they were so intolerant of hot and/or windy weather, I was always thinning them to get coverage and a half decent finish. Eventually I tried Hempel's which seems no better or worse than the others in terms of performance but it is way less viscous and rolls out easily almost like a singl
  2. Well its not sailing although there does appear to be "Hiking out" during the turns.
  3. Oh man, that's the funniest response to H and S bureaucracy I have ever read, absolute gold.
  4. Thanks Steve, I will get back to you on that depending on how it all goes.
  5. A good suggestion thanks for that !
  6. With a cruise to Fiji next year perhaps a bit 50:50 due to covid, Fiordland in the summer could be a plan B. I presume Late Feb/March is the best time weather wise and that the direct route via the top of the NI is the best, but would appreciate any input from those who have been there and done that.
  7. In my RC model plane days one aerobatic RTF Model proclaimed "lots of Happy Flip Flap Flight"
  8. The whole thing has been an unwanted distraction for Team NZ, on the flip side this cant be good for the reputation of Mayo and Calder. On Fri they still had the AC on their website, I see it is gone now and the ACE are suing, it will be interesting to see what the legal judgment is as to the extent of accountability. Having Dalts as CEO of ETNZ and ACE is tricky but I'm not sure it would work any other way.
  9. She is a pretty looking vessel what is the design ?
  10. I agree with the comments from IT and wheels and bear in mind the core engine for the smaller volvos is a Shibaura/Perkins Volvo then buy their engines from Perkins, all three names are on the OEM plate for my D1-20 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibaura_(company) https://www.oemoffhighway.com/engines/press-release/10945825/perkins-and-ihi-shibaura-continue-joint-venture-to-bring-compact-engines-to-equipment-industry
  11. Maybe do the sea trial with the tech on the throttle and get them to floor it for a good bit, if anything breaks I presume they will be responsible ? if not at least it gives you some confidence that it is not likely to be damaging. Its rare I suppose but there is a small chance it might self resolve with time if fuel related. If they have a spare MDI maybe they could temporarily install that and so eliminate any possibility of it being caused by the smarts ? I assume it could only affect the fuel cutoff solenoid as mentioned earlier.
  12. Good Job !! We are looking at importing a Milwaukee 28V right angle drill eventually.
  13. Frank


    Michael Churchouse is my wife's uncle. PM me if you want to get in touch, I think Michael, Judy and the family would be keen to hear from you.
  14. Blimey ! hopefully an insurance job IT ?
  15. I'll check back with him, I'm probably misquoting, he found the issue on the Kubota.
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