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  1. Jon


    We don’t run it for long, offshore heading south we just ran the genset when we were cooking dinner maybe an hour With a couple of units going, just to take the chill off cruising around northern nz we may run it during the evening at anchor With the boat closed up, the biggest thing is the boat stays dry so feels warm. If we wake to frost on the decks we just run the coffee machine and heat pump for half an hour. If your down around that crack that splits the country in half or south I’d go for a diesel heater I delivered a big new Swan back from the islands and it had a d
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    Coastal 2020

    Just ran some models, if your not in a V65 your going to arrive the next day and in the daylight for a lot
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    We have AC also and use that for heating in winter 3 of our units are reversible, 1 one is cooling only
  4. https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi6gICcwaHsAhWEF3IKHc-GCaQQFjAAegQIBhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bunnings.co.nz%2Fvuplex-plastic-pvc-cleaner-200g_p1280250&usg=AOvVaw1w5PvLpKGXuuZ2KVf0rfz1 this is what I was recommending, and seems to work great https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi5rLHDwaHsAhUNU30KHQMZCaQQwqsBMAJ6BAgSEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKkl5g9SNK4Y&usg=AOvVaw26MkLzjsZ9RG6vFmYfuj22
  5. Wind is going to go left so I’m picking he’s trying to get as far west as he can before it swings. That should get him cracking sheets all the way across the BOP
  6. Courses will be setup at Midday. All but one will have 4 yachts marking the corners with long tubular orange inflatable socks hoisted up the rig. Spectators will not be allowed Inside this box. Also the whole area will have a 5 knot speed limit
  7. I think people’s attitudes will change when they see two yachts match racing at 50kts on a narrow track close to land
  8. Can’t say I had the same experience when it came to claim time
  9. Maybe need to talk to Itgotknotme, if he brings in heavy stuff from the US there could be lots of room above it for some PT11 kits in the container ? We all seem to be agreed that the PT is the best looking design to date.
  10. Clipper has some crowd that cut the last one he did for a bottle of rum, he said it saved heaps of sanding as panels came out spot on. Just need the cad plans now, if we did a few would really help with sourcing materials etc. Interested in how the panels are joined if the dinghy s more than a ply sheet long, if you want 6mm ply do you cut the panels from 3mm and stagger the join and glue the two to make 6mm ? or just join on a bulkhead and glass together with a beveled edge ?
  11. Been talking to Clipper we are thinking about doing something similar to the PT11 he wants the nesting and I’m keen on the fixed get the panels cut then do the rest ourselves set them up so they take a laser radial rig
  12. The highlander 11 could work, I like the centre board setup, one more thing that can’t fall out, with a laser type rig it would work. This would be my first build so the PT11 looked ideal, not that I’ve never built anything, I’ve built three houses from scratch and renovated or extended many so competent carpenter more than boat builder But everyone starts with their first one I guess
  13. PLANS for the PT SPEAR? No. We do not have plans for the PT 11. Why not? It would certainly be to our great advantage to have plans. Unfortunately, our boats don't lend themselves easily to being built from plans. Our kits are designed in CAD from the ground up as KIT BOATS. We have really taken advantage of the kit technology using tongues and slots, scribe marks and alignment notches. There are 7 hull panels that are put together without any sort of jig (except for the bulkheads and machined gunwales). If the panels are not super accurate, then the bulkhead
  14. Thanks Fish your post both made my day and F ed it at the same time The PT11 Spear is perfect They don’t sell plans and won’t ship kits offshore. WTF
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