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  1. It is happening here too; I 'd imagine there will be alot of abandoned boats after this one....some of the fouling on the moored boats is bad. https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?u=5e10fe869a2e9e83ca78a1606&id=7413c1a666
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    We were on the water, courseside on both Saturday and Sunday. We had sailors on the boat ( a Young 11) who had been to the last AC in Auckland and said that the SailGP set up was far superior. The action just that much closer. On Sunday we were anchored to leeward of the entry to the start box which meant we were very close to all the pre-start set-up and jostling. The speed, combined with the noise of the boats made for pretty exciting viewing. The event was very fortunate with the weather, although March is normally pretty settled ...in the last 24 hours we have have had average winds
  3. Is Drinks Trolley doing a buffalo girls around the high? the inshore boats are in for some mean breeze rotation towards land. Which way would you go? big blocking no wind high about to land splat all over the race course?
  4. Pictures are a bit scary! https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/weather-news/300806476/cyclone-gabrielle-two-boaties-rescued-after-going-missing-off-northland-great-barrier
  5. Fiordland incursion was Undaria sp. I think...
  6. From a purely rational perspective - it is cheaper to simply buy a new unit at $399 on special with a 10 year service and battery life that the manufacturer certifies. To dispose of a unit, you simply break the unit open and disconnect the power supply - then dispose of the battery carefully.
  7. Brad - that's really interesting-can you help with approx scale please?
  8. I sold the last RM69 components that Burnsco had in stock several years ago - it was the full RM69 toilet and it went into Flying Machine an Y88 based in Lyttelton. They were considerably lighter than current offerings from Jabsco etc.
  9. looks like it went aground somewhere...were are the rudders , shafts props, instruments ,squabs etc...
  10. So I now have had a response from YNZ . The multiple club affiliated members are assessed as at 31 March (EOFY I assume) in any year. Weird assessment time in my view. Therefore to be eligible for an YNZ affiliation fee refund you have to nominate your primary club; then complete the attached form; and then get each club and its commodore you do not wish to pay an affiliation fee (or seek an affiliation refund from) to sign the attached form to be able to apply for a refund from YNZ on your behalf. Thoughts? Multiple Club Member Refund Request Form.pdf
  11. Interesting isn't it Eliott5.9 is 0.6kw x 5.9m ( elliott 5.9) =3.54kw OR 0.25hp x19.357 feet= 4.839hp (not 4.7472hp!) - quite a diffence - the rule is an ASS. So to race a 5.9 in an open trailer yacht event you would need a 5hp motor. A 5hp motor on a 5.9 isn't going to make it any safer in 40 Knots plus...
  12. Jono - same old, same old - NZTYA have self determined to a very strange place...So many opportunties to be inclusive and progressive...just not. Higly predictable and boring.
  13. I'm not sure the modified Elders ever met this rule either... (i) The internal cabin length (excluding area under the cockpit) shall be not less than 40 percent of the overall length of the yacht excluding any prod or bowsprit.
  14. I think most clubs would simply say XYZ did not pay the full single membership fee as passed at the last club AGM and therefore their membership has been revoked...
  15. I spoke with YNZ today after waiting over a week for any sort of reply to my previous phone call. The staff member I spoke with was very polite and very aware of my previous enquiry via another staff member, and had my contact details. It was outlined that a staff meeting was being scheduled to discuss my query (and no doubt others) on how YNZ would proceed. I mentioned the 2017 resolution and that it wasn't a particularly good look that YNZ appeared to be ignoring a resolution of its Board at an AGM. Apparently, it was also discussed in 2019 ( haven't bothered checking). It was confirmed as a
  16. the rationale is armourplated... so DP no doubt as a member of multiple clubs you have no issue contributing to YNZ multiple times?
  17. Intresting isn't it...so if I applied and became an individual YNZ member would the clubs I'm a member of still charge me or pay an SEM or similar fee for each of my memberships? Or could I apply for an exemption because I'm an individual member of YNZ?
  18. Did this today with one of the club's where I have been a member( and renewing membership) and got this response XXXXX is affiliated to YNZ. You are a member of YNZ by default if you are a member of XXXXX Yes we have other members in the same situation as you. They all pay us the affiliation fee (as well as to the other Clubs they are a member of). Last time this happened I contact YNZ for the process and they advised that all members must pay via the Clubs they are a member of and then the member must contact YNZ directly to have any multiple payments refunded. If y
  19. Try Gracol here in Christchurch..https://www.gracolcomposites.co.nz/pultruded-fibreglass-products
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    Jorgensen boats

    Matt - any subdivision of land adjoing the CMA should have/ would have required the setting aside of a suitable esplanade reserve above MHWS. Would be interesting to see the subdivision title plan.
  21. An older southern pacific donut style boat with a centre seat/thwart. Had a couple empty 23litre tote tanks in the front with my gear bag on top. 2 hp Yammie on the back jumped in and sat on the seat facing towards motor but my bag was pushing me back towards the motor so no clearance to pull start... so I moved sideways to pontoon ( facepalm)... and flipped it over backwards...as I said idiot....don't be an idiot. After almost 45 years mucking about in boats you would think I would have learnt!
  22. 182NM down the rhumb line I think
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