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  1. At the online race clinic last night, they covered some draft plans for a virtual Cat3 inspection and possible temporary extension for recently expired certs. It will certainly help to avoid the mad rush that will occur when we come out of lockdown.
  2. I had organised my boat to come out of the water on the 8th of September to do some final Cat 3 tasks, but this is not going to happen given what has just been announced. As I understand it, at level 3 I can row out to it as it's moored within 200m of the shore, but I can't move it from its mooring until Level 2. Purchasing stuff (particularly electrical bits & pieces) is proving very challenging under level 4.
  3. Thanks for the advice team. I'll try the wetting down approach and see how we go. I'm reluctant to put anything on them that's going to have adverse environmental consequences for the sake of convenience. Sounds like moving them up and down rapidly while underway seems to be out of the question in a GBE once you achieve trotting pace. Cheers, Justin
  4. Thanks Martin. I haven't used anything so far and haven't really needed to. However, It does give me grief when the boat is going fast and we need to slow it down to raise the windward board - so I thought i'd see what others are doing.
  5. Mainly for the catamaran crowd but i'm sure the issue crops up on trailer-sailers and boats with similar solutions for extending and retracting appendages. After a few casual conversations I'm getting some mixed advice on ways to ensure daggerboards slide in their cases well. There seems to be a few camps: - Don't use anything - Silicone - Grease or the like - Some exotic concoction that i've never heard of I'd be keen to hear what other sailors use and how you go about applying it correctly. I'm wanting to keep it environmentally friendly.
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    Ross 830

    Why yes - I have one. How can I help you?
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    Only until we figure out how to foil within the 8.5m multi rule.
  8. I'm doing some work on my Ross 830 for eventual sale which might fit your requirements. If you're in Auckland, you're welcome to check it out.
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    Coastal 2020

    Would there be any merit in starting the smaller boats and slower divisions on the Thursday night before? I understand that that would essentially result in two races as the differing start times would experience completely different conditions, but so be it.
  10. Two winches. One was turning well and the other was corroded badly. We used an impact driver to unscrew it allowing drum removal (with dual crowbars). We gave all the pieces a solvent bath and scrub down. We sand blasted the internal mechanism (not sure what it's called) to remove corroded material and then wiped down and applied lubricant. Both appear to now work well, but I haven't installed them back on the boat as yet. Cost me a bottle of single malt which is more than a fair price, I reckon.
  11. Can anyone advise the correct technique for removing the drum from the winch in the attached photograph? I'm about to try some brute force and ignorance, but thought I'd throw it open to the experts first.
  12. I concur with Adrianp. I've owned one of these for about four years. I use it as a tender for my yacht and also for sailing off the beach up north over summer. I keep my yacht on a mooring and wanted something that had enough weight and steerage to work in about 20 knots of wind and Tamaki river chop. I also wanted one that I could launch by myself in those on-shore type conditions without any risk or difficulty. It has enough freeboard to handle adverse weather or to be loaded with sailing gear (not both). It's quite heavy, so if you wanted to lift it up onto the deck of your ya
  13. Thanks for the assistance and recommendations. I'm investigating hauling out at Bucklands Beach and Panmure. If anyone's had any experience of hauling out multis at those locations, I'd be keen to hear it. Thanks, Justin
  14. With the marina extension at Half Moon Bay limiting opportunities for haulout and time on the hardstand for a few months, I'm interested in alternative options in the Auckland area. Anyone have good recommendations for Auckland based multihull haulout options that are available to the general public? ( I don't have a cradle )
  15. I concur. I wouldn't go with the large style buoys as the arrangement can grind against your boat while moored in rough conditions (i'm told this can be mitigated). My cat is a complete pig to control at slow speed and so I use the following strategy.. My mooring is a standard setup with two buoys on the top rope. I use a detachable snubbing hook which clips onto an extendable pole. The hook is tied to a line which extends from the bow all the way around the outside of the boat and back to the cockpit on one hull. I pull up alongside the buoy and connect the hook (automatic release u
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    Nice work, I did exactly the same trip 3 years ago when I picked up my GBE. It was moored right next to your proa in the Taipa river at the time and we sailed it back to Auckland. Had to motor about 90% of the way due to a lack of wind, which was excruciating to say the least. Good times though. It's a stunning stretch of NZ coastline to see in person. Picture attached of my son "helping" me with the planning. Cheers, Justin
  17. Thanks for that. I think your number 1 might be larger than mine but I could use a similar setup just a bit further forward.
  18. Just wondering if there is a best practice setup for the jib car on an 8.5 multi. If anyone is keen to post a picture or diagram of the setup on their multi, I'd really appreciate it. Minor adjustments seem to make a massive difference in the headsail shape and the resulting performance of our boat, but to change it I need to spend several minutes undoing knots and then retying them - which is far from ideal. Can't seem to find a photo of mine on my phone but will have a look. Thanks, Justin
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    When lying on its side there appears to be a line attached to the hull which I imagine they're pulling to help with righting her. It thought these boats were supposed to be self righting if the foils were configured correctly (both down?).
  20. Following the division 7 race online showed the awesome drag race you guys were having all the way up the coast. Saying that, was that you guys who almost tripped over just after the start? Surely it must be like golf where you buy a round of drinks if you don't make it past the lady's tee. Maybe, if you don't make it past North Head you have to shout a round for the whole fleet.
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    One strategy that worked for me was to bundle all my insurance requirements (house, car, contents, boat) and shopping around with the proviso that it's all or nothing. Obviously this won't work for the dedicated marine insurance companies but it sounds like they're not interested in trimarans anyway. You need to carefully consider the policies on offer by non-marine insurers but it sounds like you're willing to forego the contentious aspects (racing, capsize).
  22. I've had a reply from Bruce Goff, Maritime Officer at the Harbourmaster's Office: With respect to moorings in the Little Bucklands Beach mooring zone, you may be aware that HMB Marina have a consent to extend the marina and as such there are a number of moorings that are effected by the project and will need to be resited. Along with this work is also a project where a small number of moorings currently lay outside the mooring zone and these mooring owners are also been contacted and advised about the need for moorings to be positioned within the mooring zone. Attached is
  23. Not sure where you're located or if it's any help but I recently had one made for my GBE from bgsails.co.nz They're located in East Tamaki, Auckland. I'm very happy with the price and workmanship. (I don't have any affiliation with them).
  24. Thanks for that. I'll give them a try.
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