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  1. Awesome effort… https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2024/04/sailing-australian-lisa-blair-smashes-solo-speed-record-from-sydney-to-auckland.html Now looking at setting Round NZ record.
  2. Samassaan resting in Cherry Bay Lake Rotoiti….last 3days
  3. Check here https://lep.co.nz/shop/plastics-web-shop-finished-products/bushes-x-lube/x-lube-bushes-metric-shouldered/
  4. There was a bit more to it than that…becoming a complex story. For me I learnt more about the issues…
  5. eruptn

    Moonraker 17

    Run a tape measure over it….
  6. Just checking in on the current best practice for washboards . Currently have 2, looking to go to 3 as part of the process. Currently have ply, considering the acrylics for the new ones. What’s the good, bad an ugly out there ?
  7. Hi I need to adjust some rig tension. They are Graham screws and on my first attempt they felt very very tight.I was able to loosen for-stay, so the rig tension was relaxed. Do I just carry on with force to break the lock/binding or fill with WD40 for a couple of weeks an try again? Thanks for ideas.
  8. Have a look here https://www.sailbrokers.co.nz/
  9. The next step, https://www.livesaildie.com/helmets-yeah-or-nah-the-survey-results-are-in/
  10. GeoNet has real-time data for Auckland and Great Barrier (plus about 16 other sites) as part of the coastal tsunami network. The data is only up dated every 15 seconds. https://tilde.geonet.org.nz/ui/data-exploration
  11. Don’t over look getting a trailer yacht to learn on…a lot cheaper option for a first boat. Can sail the harbour or nearby Rotorua Lakes. Keep it simple when starting out….
  12. No they anchor offshore an we send divers out to clean them! wonder where the debris goes….?
  13. That’s was all…just boat name. You could try contacting YNZ there maybe more info.
  14. YNZ shows it was a boat called ‘Upmarket’…no other details
  15. This ship couldn’t enter NZ as the weather off the BOP was unsuitable for divers to clean it ! https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/503227/cruise-ship-turned-away-from-new-zealand-over-failed-biosecurity-standards An we wonder where these nasty thing come from
  16. Looks it has behaved 50% as expected in the design: Maiwar features 9 separate watertight compartments. Her wooden construction, as well as added foam flotation, make her unsinkable. Due to her cabin shape, she is unstable upside down and therefore able to be righted from inside and outside the cabin.
  17. The key is the prop, make sure you have the sail drive or displacement version.
  18. Some more detail: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/stricken-fiji-yacht-sailor-clive-nothlings-widow-wants-husband-home/SYV7ZKBGMNERHMBYUXSCNEFR6E/
  19. Some video with NZ Herald report; https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/fiji-cruise-diverts-to-yacht-in-distress-call-overnight-in-high-seas-rescue/FB27NDYNJJCNNPZJOKEUCO6L6M/
  20. Gota love the 100 mile an hour tape an conduit…. Great looking prototype. Depending on how much is canvas v window … I’d be concerned about using clutches an winches.
  21. eruptn


    NZ dropped its mast… https://sailgp.com/news/23/new-zealand-wing-collapses-saint-tropez/
  22. https://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2023/09/07/exp-australia-catamaran-rescue-asher-tell-090712pseg1-cnni-world.cnn
  23. On a similar theme; https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment
  24. A team of researchers at GNS Science and Massey University are conducting this study to understand the needs of boat owners or operators. They are looking at "beach and marine tsunami warnings" and "advisories" in New Zealand. As a yacht owner, your participation in this survey will help inform the processes behind developing future beach and marine tsunami advisories. Survey can bee seen here: Survey of the needs of boat owners and users along the coastline for beach and marine tsunami warnings and advisories in Aotearoa New Zealand 2022 (qualtrics.com) There is
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