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  1. Hi I’m lake based hence one has to wade ashore to tie off to the beach, lake is currently 13C. These look like they may be useful, wet weather and going ashore, winching boat on trailer etc. Any one used them? https://m.aliexpress.com/item/1005002083666682.html?spm=a2g0n.detail.1000014.5.178fXDWBXDWBdN&gps-id=platformRecommendH5&scm=1007.40000.326746.0&scm_id=1007.40000.326746.0&scm-url=1007.40000.326746.0&pvid=d309e3b5-ffba-43a0-99e7-93db9d8ac5d5&_t=gps-id:platformRecommendH5,scm-url:1007.40000.326746.0,pvid:d309e3b5-ffba-43a0-99e7-93db9d8ac5d5,tpp_buckets:668%
  2. I remember at the time of the Rena grounding looking for information about the impacts of that sinking-there must have been some? Didn’t find any at the time.
  3. https://www.pbo.co.uk/news/big-c-atlantic-challenge-ends-in-disaster-as-the-1m-boat-is-smashed-while-being-lifted-from-the-water-76886
  4. It was only a coastal advisory, not a tsunami warning. Having said that I don't think the difference is very well communicated.
  5. Have cycled thru soaking in laundry powder for 2-3 days, scrubbing with brush an rinsing…. Then repeating the cycle. It is working well. Avoided buying new washing machine
  6. The ones under your seat have cartridges in them?
  7. The national guidelines is 0.25 hp per foot, so minimum is around 6hp with a bit of safety margin. As mentioned above only long shaft work well on the back of a TY. Props can make a big difference… look for a displacement or sail drive one
  8. In prep for winter I have pulled a few of the more dirty halyards and other mast lines. What is the 'preferred' approach/method to clean these ? Started with a week of soaking in Nappy San and Algicide (pool cleaner). It would appear you do not put them in a washing machine ! Thanks
  9. Hi At some stage in the past the mast track extrusion has been modified for a bolt rope. I'm running slugs and miss the bottom foot or so of track. When lowered top of sail is above my head, hard to reach halyard, put on sail cover etc. I'd like to re-establish the bottom piece of track. Does anyone recognise the section, who may have been mast builder? Google brings up Sparloft but the sections are nothing like this. This is on a N 30/Farr 940. I'd be after 3-400 mm of extrusion. (Sorry about out of focus image (didn't realise until I down loaded it.)
  10. Good call, looks like you may have already found the Rotorua Lakes….
  11. Starting to bunch up now…200 +/- nm to go.
  12. Mean while back in the Tasman….
  13. Could be, Mister Lucky has tacked over….
  14. https://www.1news.co.nz/2023/04/10/three-hospitalised-after-yacht-stranding-near-rakino-island/
  15. Yes there are house buses around towing trailer yachts. If you do your NZ tour tag Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti for a look at OkawaBay. 105 trailer yachts in the compound there. Some owned by bus owners.
  16. https://rpayc.com.au/sailing/sydney-to-auckland-ocean-race/?fbclid=IwAR0dF8y8riI6RIEnzCfcg2wv4E8d3aufjgXwUp91qRISXHxWc8Jbax3PwKI
  17. Found in my in box today….
  18. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/sailor-rescued-off-hawkes-bay-coast-after-night-stuck-in-extreme-conditions/75FC5O2EQNB5HNBMIBIK57AZTQ/
  19. Some insight on the rescue an the yacht owner: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/cyclone-gabrielle-inside-the-incredible-great-barrier-yacht-rescue/MDWRIZQIEBF7JCBFGXQXKPG4TU/
  20. I wonder if Team Vixen is aware we all know where they live, thanks to the live tracker……
  21. Yes that is data from the ‘weather balloon’ released to calibrate the weather models. Wind direction an velocity on right, Blue look like temperature, elevation by pressure on left.
  22. If your after a small footprint unit the Lowrance Hook2 4inch is very good value, nice clear screen in daylight. Allows you to see trend (is it getting shallower\deeper) .The bullet sensor an be installed inside, shoot thru hull an see to around 100’.
  23. https://www.sciencealert.com/extreme-rogue-wave-in-the-north-pacific-confirmed-as-most-extreme-on-record Some real data…
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