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  1. Quite a few of the glass D28's had osmosis, dare I say it they are known for it (with due apologies to D28 owners past and present). Osmosis is not the big bogeyman it once was but it would be worth enquiring if it has had any remedial treatment in that area. I know of a local all GRP one that sold this week for somewhere around 20k I think. All uup if the wooden top is mint,the engine has been upgraded, the sails, running and standing rigging are in good to very good condition and the accessories are good then 20K would seem good value to me.
  2. Frank

    Boat on Boat

    With the new AC designs looking to turn on a dime does anyone think there will be more boat on boat action than with the catamarans ? This action adds to the drama and if you can force errors such as a fluffed turn it could be a powerful attacking or defending strategy. Most commentary is that the foil arms would make this dangerous for both vessels and that it would be best to stay out of trouble. My sense is that we will see relatively more close manoeuvering than in Bermuda.
  3. Thanks Matt, my thoughts too, I will check with the rigger at HMB as well.
  4. Does anyone have a preference for using a shouldered rigging pin vs one secured with split pins at both ends ? My thinking is the former is better since one less split pin equals one less failure point.... thoughts ? Secondly should the split pin always have a washer behind it ? on our boat the forestay top pin is not shouldered and there is no washer behind the split pins it just doesn't look "Proper" but maybe I'm just being a Nana, the tangs are aluminium.' Let me know what you think but the Forestay pin is slated for replacement with a shouldered one. Chrs
  5. Thanks for the input folks, it is a Ronstan Car and track, and it seems a captive bearing car will work on the existing extrusion so he is steering towards one of those, cost of 0.5 BU
  6. Wouldn't you classify the new gen IMOCA boats as flying machines ? there is not much of the hull in contact with the water when they are at pace
  7. I like the icons for the new gen boats the winglets, makes them look like ice sliding penguins, well after a few gins maybe Its going to be an epic race and its fascinating to see how sailing technology continues to evolve just when you think they might have run out of ideas.
  8. How big do you think those seas are Matt ?
  9. A mate has a Don Senior 36 yacht with an old school twin car mainsheet traveler, its not a captive bearing type but rather it has four ball bearing "Wheels" on each car. I'm not sure of the brand maybe Cleveco or Ronstan ? . The wheel axle is also the inner race of the bearing which has worn so the bearings are now loose and probably close to failure. The axle shaft is swaged at each end. Does anyone have experience in repairing these or suggest where parts might be obtained ? Of course replacement with an unobtainium Harken CB unit is the ultimate fix but that would be north of 2K
  10. 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
  11. Well its not sailing although there does appear to be "Hiking out" during the turns.
  12. Oh man, that's the funniest response to H and S bureaucracy I have ever read, absolute gold.
  13. Thanks Steve, I will get back to you on that depending on how it all goes.
  14. A good suggestion thanks for that !
  15. 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.
  16. In my RC model plane days one aerobatic RTF Model proclaimed "lots of Happy Flip Flap Flight"
  17. 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.
  18. She is a pretty looking vessel what is the design ?
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Good Job !! We are looking at importing a Milwaukee 28V right angle drill eventually.
  22. 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.
  23. Blimey ! hopefully an insurance job IT ?
  24. I'll check back with him, I'm probably misquoting, he found the issue on the Kubota.
  25. I showed the video to the technician, he thought it was Diesel Knock , ie combustion related. There are several possible causes but he suggested to start by inspecting the timing gears for missing teeth.
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