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  1. Raced a Hobie16 for many years called it "Cooking Fat" Another H16 in same part of world called "Happy Ending" Not to overlook the Formula 18 called "BarFinder" a.f.u
  2. Try Dwayne at Yachtspars. Looks like the type of track and slide bearing they use. PM me if you need a phone no. We had issues with our Harken mast track system last night. It was pretty vigorous - almost too windy for Tigga. a.f.u
  3. Clicked on the link and looked at all the photos from those years. Lots of nostalgia there. I did my Cherub sailing in Nelson in the mid 60's and sailed Pandora (ex Neil Pryde) and June (a Wagstaff design).Sadly do not have any photos. The popular design back then was the Spenser MKVII. I wonder if anyone has photos of these boats in action.
  4. Mast Dimensions are MAXIMUM LENGTH: 14.9M PROFILE: 148mm x 100mm TAPER: starts at 2M from top. Tapers to 85 X 85 Price: $6000 Contact Stuart on 0274 901 884
  5. We do it the same way with our zero on Tigga. Seems to furl OK. This is a good tip too. We will add it to our zero furling process. a f u
  6. I have unbolted some fittings on my boat. Inside the deck they were fastened through a Stainles Steel backing plate. The backing plate appears to be sitting on a thin layer of a rubbery like compound something like Sikaflex. Is there a method or chemical to clean this stuff off the fibreglass? Or do I have to do it the tedious way and carefully scrape it off with a sharp chisel or similar. a.f.u
  7. Peter Mander and Jack Cropp. My boyhood yachting heroes.
  8. Here is a link that is very informative about the council plans for the mooring dolphins: - http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Open/2017/11/GB_20171123_AGN_6765_AT_SUP.PDF and here is a link to the council minutes where they agreed to proceed with the dolphins - http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Open/2017/11/GB_20171123_MIN_6765.PDF There is interesting reading here: My view is The construction of mooring dolphins into the harbour should be opposed by all sailors using the harbour for the following reasons:- Encroachment on the harbour waterw
  9. Talk to Solas Propellors in Christchurch. http://www.propellers.co.nz Ph:0800 776 774 They have a wide selection of props to fit most applications. I get the 4 blade high thrust for my 9.8 Tohatsu from them and it works well. a.f.u
  10. The Spanish beauty also visited us after the regatta sail yesterday. We discovered she does not like Rum. One of our crew members is South American so there was quite a discussion in Spanish. I filled in the survey for her while the other crew members tried to recruit her to join the sailing team. Sadly their efforts were unsuccessful. We are Squad members and no mention of the survey has reached us. Would not know who she talked to at Squad. She showed us some pictures of various exotic marine pests. The crabby looking one was unfamiliar to us. As always we would be interested to see the r
  11. Good explanation Knot Me. I am thinking of replacing some of my stanchion wires with Dyneema or similar. What would you suggest? a.f.u.
  12. My boat is fitted with Lewmar clutches that on the whole do a good job. One of my crew members remarked that the clutches holding the vang lines were hard to lift the lever and release when the rope was under load. Do any forum members have any suggestions for rope clutches that are easy to release when under load? a.f.u
  13. My boat is rigged with 1/4"" 1x19 Stainless rigging wire. The rig is now 8 years old. The boat is raced regularly on Auckland Harbour. Can any forum members advise me on on the expected life of this sort of rigging wire? a.f.u
  14. Yep Knot Me, Chains Rope and Anchors. afu
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