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  1. Yes, we race up Fri, perfect w-nw, conditions, sail back Sat with a nice geneker run to escape the rain on Sunday.
  2. Went out to see the Auckland day regatta 2024 on the harbour; only a handful of boats racing, counted only 3 boats in the vintage division and similar in other keelers' division, overall not many boats on the water, non event. Use to be hundreds out in the olden days. We race up to Mahurangi Friday nite and plenty boats up there.
  3. Hi all, Been insured with Vero for years, just got this: "Because your vessel is over 30 years of age the insurer requires the following documentation for their review and acceptance, prior to offering any cover when your policy next renews on 23/12/2024. Current interior and exterior colour photographs An out of water survey (see attached condition report, or Surveyor’s own form) completed by a practising boat builder or marine surveyor, within the last 12 months." I think it will cover gas certification, rig inspection, keel etc..., not sure if it
  4. k88

    Neat Video Links

    Went racing on a BW Z39 up north for a change, started off with light winds, then boatspeed of 16knt+, pretty good boats.
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    Neat Video Links

    Just a little fun video we made for 2023 Spring Regatta round Waiheke; Weather God been kind, we did not even get wet. I cant remember the last time Spring Regatta course been shortened, but we are glad they did, good call RYC and thanks for organizing the Regatta, it was a good fun ride. Lessons: No excuses, always look at the flags at the start!
  6. Could be a safety game changer as ipad 14 satellite sos is available in NZ and Aus from today. Apparently service is free for first 2 years, not sure how much an iphone 14 cost (Android user), no brainer if u already got one: https://www.apple.com/nz/newsroom/2023/05/emergency-sos-via-satellite-available-in-new-zealand-australia/
  7. Great work, looks just as good as spray job. Can you give some tips on how you go about your roll on paint job, what paint, what to do, what not to do and what to watch out for. Seriously thinking of painting the cockpit. Thanks
  8. I have a facnor flatdeck furler on my 36 footer, it has many advantages, never jams easy to furl and I think its great and all is good, until the lower bearing seized. I was told that the bearing is sealed and needed a complete lower bearing kit. I got a quote from the local agent that the bearing kit would be about 2k landed (it has to be ordered and dispatch from France). Before I commit to order (as it will probably take a while before it arrive from France), Just checking the forum wisdom, if anyone has similar experience with the lower bearings and if there are any other options for
  9. Not sure if been discussed re insurance and boat use during 3 & 4, just got this frm my insurer, which is very succinct: Is your boat covered by insurance, if being used during the Covid-19 Level 3 & 4 Lockdown? If you use your boat, having been told by the Government that you shouldn't, then the short answer is "No"
  10. Tell that to this billionaire Black Perl owner
  11. How much force or wind is needed to flaten a super yacht with bare pole?
  12. It appears, the mooring pole next to my boat just snapped off, must be very localised, lucky as no damage to boat. That said, while it was exceptional circumstances, some of the poles around WH is getting pretty old. Pays to eyeball the poles and condition of mooring lines, never know.
  13. Hi, Where can u buy the winch bit? any local suppliers (Alk)? Thks
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    Electric Car

    Why do electric cars (like Prius, etc) do not have solar panels. Obviously not charge the car fully but will sure help significantly.
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    Backstay flicker

    Any advise for what to use and optimal length for 11mtr yacht. The original (I think is tapered sail batten) only lasted couple of years, incredible the condition of it under strong NZ uv, can see the strands of fibre literally breaking up. Is there a special material (maybe a ss spring?) to use and what is optimal length?
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