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Jon last won the day on February 18

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  1. Only ten days to go now, already 25 entries Weather is looking great, get your entry in before the closing date
  2. Yes plus an electric dive compressor
  3. your correct Fish , a deep reef for a squaretop needs to leave only 35% of the luff, you will get away with 50% left if it’s a pintop and you have a trisail for Cat 2 anyway but also comes down to the inspector and your explanation of how you can handle such a situation As can be seen in the photo above Deep Throttle had plenty of sail with storm jib and tri sail up out in the Strait and coming up the main channel, but it looks overkill in the photo on the reach into the finish. Anarchy shook out their deep reef at the head of the channel for the reach in then wiped out as they crossed E
  4. That’s similar to the fitting on my boat and it’s protected but outside Cockpit locker would be ideal on your boat CD if you have one as it’s officially not inside your boat.
  5. String line qualifies as depth sounder, and will work once your struck by lightning and all the wires in your mast get damaged last RNI (Cat 2) yachts with squaretop mains were required to have 50% reefing ability were as pinheads were ok with 35% and a tri sail. There’s still a lot of sail up with 50% reef in a squaretop especially in 50+kts on the noise short tacking into Wellington I haven’t gone deep into this latest round ( can’t be assed until they become official )
  6. I’m betting there was a few diehards that keep their bucket of tar until they couldn’t row out to their boat anymore “Can’t trust them new fangle flare things you know”
  7. The only place I see flares having an advantage is all electronics down including battery powered, and your insight of another vessel or land and you don’t want to use your epirb, signaling torch/mirror/flags/v sheet or wave your arms slowly. For that situation they are perfect
  8. Jon

    Cruisair A/C

    We have this system and it’s great, use the heating here a lot in the winter to keep the boat dry as much as us warm and the cooling is great in the tropics like all AC run it regularly to keep it working well
  9. It’s back already (doesn’t seem a year ago, bloody Covid) Well 34 days to go. Three entries already, don’t miss out so add it to your calendar now. Every yacht that crosses the finish line gets vouchers to our friendly bondage expert worth more than your entry fee and did I mention rum, bbq and rum https://www.ssanz.co.nz/enduro/
  10. Did a fishing and dive trip to the Three Kings two years ago, great fishing weather and we motored or motorsailed the whole way at 8+ kts There was five of us and we were away for ten days, it took $500 to refuel on arriving back at Westhaven So $100 each or $10 each per day, cheap game fishing / dive trip
  11. Pretty much but actually another 1.5 kts so first 6kts are at .43l per nm last 1.5 kts are at over 6l per nm
  12. WOT = Volvo Penta Diesel D3 110 110 hp 21.5 LPH
  13. Volvo D3i 110hp Common rail diesel Full noise is 3000rpm at 10kts burning god only knows as I’ve only ever opened if up for short bursts no real advantage in going over 2400 as not much more speed just a hole behind the boat
  14. Only real way to know is measure consumption We did this sailing back from Europe Started running motor at 2400rpm at 8kts and burning over 10l/h In the Med Then crossing the Atlantic we ran at 2000 doing 7kts and burning 5.6l/h By the time we got to the pacific we were down to 1500 doing 6kts and burning 2.6l/h We would record engine hours and Ltrs every time we fill up. Tanks hold 500lts, So at 8kts can motor for 400nm but at 6kts we get to Fiji or 1150nm huge difference
  15. Possibly, I’d heard 16m and up, surprising how the market drops when any new berths come on stream but within a 12 months they are all gone and demand dictates price again
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