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  1. Yes we are watching that may need to re asses courses and destination yet but still a week out so lots can change
  2. Entries close tomorrow 30 yachts so far
  3. https://www.ssanz.co.nz/enduro-2024/
  4. Come to the barrier and make Anzac into the last long weekend of the summer season. Starts Thursday 25th at 1305hrs 21 entries already, entries close this Friday 3 courses, Cruising (bring the kids and motor for up to 2hrs if need be) Shorthaul 60nm bit of fun Longhaul 140nm reach, reach, reach. This is a qualification race for next years Northern Triangle (lm doing this division on Pipi) BBQ / Pizzas prize giving at Smokehouse weather permitting
  5. Min of 5m from memory, maybe more. No bridge, it’s the first place you come. Lots of large workboats and the cement ships turn off just prior
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    Three Kings 2024

    Not a hundred percent but believe that they are possibly shorting marks trackers can ping a time as they cross them and race management could call the race at any one of these points Just my guess but I’ve been involved with theses tracker a lot
  7. Not exactly rough, typical to good offshore conditions alloy work hardens and will show very few external signs before breaking As a safety inspector there’s not a lot we can do other than ask the owner to check with the manufacturer or get an engineer to sign off on it/get it x rayed , they can look fine but I’d never use that as a rudder stock. But all materials have their weaknesses, stainless at least tends to crack on the surface long before it weakens in the centre, carbon will make lots of noise usually long before it lets go Biggest job of an inspector is to ask if you
  8. Just register offshore and away you go
  9. Always go larger than you think you need You will find other uses once you have it mounting in battery box is a good idea, however you need to fit a 10 amp breaker on the 230v side as close as possible to inverter
  10. I sailed north Hauled out at Whangārei Marine Centre was half the price of Westhaven
  11. I’ll second Rob, he recently made a small nylon/plastic roller for my bow thruster and had to machine a stainless two piece bolt to fit it. great workmanship and all done in no time at bugger all cost
  12. We have two chart plotters and iPad with navionics, nobody ever looks at the plotters did Fiji last year, never used chartplotters for anything other than AIS The CP are old E80 series, I need to add a wifi hub I believe then I’d get all the plotter info on my iPad
  13. Jon


    To finish first ‘first you must finish’. Aussies started better
  14. As an inspector I’d suggest you get a boatbuilder to do a little exploration, remove some of the glass and see if the corrosion is surface or crevice ? This will dictate your next action, document / photo this process as this will help with insurance and certification etc going forward. Plus an insurance company and safety inspector will accept a qualified boatbuilders recommendation ‘If they need to come out and be rebuilt your still then able to do either all or some of this work but follow the professional advice
  15. Jon

    Route 66 2024

    Spoke to Steve yesterday, he said in his previous yacht he would have been trying to avoid the squalls to prevent roundups However in the Pogo he was looking for them as it just powered up and accelerated forward, the little Elliott was on a different league and apparently they didn’t have the water ballast working. Lots of much bigger boats behind them
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