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  1. I’d say your a bit light on chain but also an Excel will fix that We have a number5 which is recommended for boats between 12-15m We are 15.3 so should have a #6 but the point hit the bow so took it back and swapped down Have anchored in 70kts squalls at barrier as finish boat rock solid but had 100m+ chain out in 25m of water Have to say we have dragged, but it’s always when we didn’t have enough room to have lots of scope The Excel is the best anchor I’ve ever used
  2. 37 entries already, but only 3 days until they close
  3. Jon

    Is a SSB Radio

    I accept your opinion IT but I’m with BP Cell coverage in most of the world cruising destinations are more than adequate to maintain normal life. on a passage satph is a tech we all understand even if much more expensive however for a short time, however SSB is fiddly and often suffers from problems with either grounding or antenna or operational error. Where I’d still use SSB is in a longterm liveaboard world cruiser that going to spend extended time in remote areas. Then you would probably have a satph also. just my two cents worth
  4. Only ten days to go now, already 25 entries Weather is looking great, get your entry in before the closing date
  5. Yes plus an electric dive compressor
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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 )
  9. 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”
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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/
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. WOT = Volvo Penta Diesel D3 110 110 hp 21.5 LPH
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. May change when A-, A— and A—- come on line but I doubt it
  20. Momentum is your friend when your ahead
  21. Latest is no racing tomorrow But all on for Saturday onwards
  22. Commercial operators/professionals are still allowed to operate under L3 Sounds like we have 3 more attached to Papatoetoe High Talk from officials is it may go ahead this weekend but the above may change this
  23. I’ve used warpaint for years and really like it. It can be scrubbed which is good if your racing The travel lift guys always are surprised How easy it cleans up when I do a lift and wash. I also buy cleaning product through the company so maybe I do a deal ?
  24. As a Course Marshell I was told at level three there would be racing but no spectator fleet so no stake boats required Haven’t heard officially yet but the levels and plan was set way back last year., but then again the one constant in the a whole event is change.
  25. Jon

    Maxpower suncover

    3D print one ?
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