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  1. need a bit more info- what sort of panels and what sort of regulator/BMS?
  2. "Should be interesting to see the 2 theories line up against each other." No doubt Mr. Roper has plenty of experience. Will be interesting to see.
  3. Hard to believe Dan leech would get target weight wrong. He has a bit of experience designing and building skiffs.
  4. Already 26 knots (1.00pm our time) with 4.0m seas in the west - Charlie Dalin was doing 16 knots in 3.0m seas further east than the western bunch such as Tripon, Escoffier, AT and co who were doing 12-15 knots in 4.0m seas! Very hard to compare even as boats are stil relatively close together. Intersting that vendee globe site had Hugo Boss as fastest average speed last 24 hours at 10.7knots
  5. shipping - traffic seperation scheme
  6. Sailing anarchy says boat is a 100ft schooner
  7. zoom sails- here https://www.zoomsails.com/
  8. My apologies re use of lipo...poor understanding/ grouping on my part. However, the advertisement does say they are made up of 26650 lithium iron phosphate cells. Is this incorrect? What does everyone suggest as a good 100-120 Ahr(20hr) AGM standalone house battery currently? My boat doesn't have a diesel and alternator...just run solar(120 watts) and outboard rectifier/regulator(7A max). Loads are instruments, MFD, AIS, VHF, TP22 tillerpilot, nav lights(LED), interior lights (LED) engel MR40F fridge very occassionally, JVC head unit, USB charging phone via 2.1A port and galley
  9. https://www.jaycar.co.nz/12-8v-100ah-lithium-deep-cycle-battery/p/SB2203 https://www.jaycar.co.nz/medias/sys_master/images/images/9397591375902/SB2203-dataSheetMain.pdf Anyone using one of these or similar in their boat as a house battery? Despite my best efforts thus far I haven't been able to determine whether they can be safely paralleled. Reading about Lipos suggests that some BMS modules not designed too. How do you tell? No supplier of the above battery I have spoken to/emailed is able to answer this seemingly basic question. Spec sheet doesn't address it either. Wheels?
  10. splat

    Says it all...

  11. splat

    Says it all...

    https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/sites/default/files/2020-10/Draft AGM Minutes 2020_0.pdf
  12. splat

    Says it all...

    Semantics. The clubs exist for their members and therefore YNZ serves overall yacht club membership. The YNZ constitution is clear in its goals... I was a bit schocked that the draft AGM minutes stated that " overall success would be measured at the next olympics" or similar.
  13. Interesting- Ballistic's interior was painted with a water based product originally. Apart from certain coves where the keying wasn't up to much, it is in pretty good nick. KM thanks for the info. I did a quick little tidy up in the front of the boat the other day with Altex 2 pack epoxy.
  14. https://www.fibreglassshop.co.nz/collections/polyester-epoxy-resins-gelcoats-solvents/products/universalpigmentforpolyesterepoxy try these guys re polyester tints
  15. What are the dimensions on the #1's? construction? Pics? Cheers
  16. Is a it a daggerboard or swing keel model?
  17. Get hold of Jim Dilley - Environment Canterbury Harbourmaster, extensive experience cruising Fiordland and sub-antarctics in summer and winter. Ring him at Ecan. I'm sure he would love to chat about it.
  18. a chainsaw, rented skip and a nearby incentivised excavator operator....
  19. The boat will be commissioned offshore. Plan is to go collect and sail back to nz. Most likely skeleton coast, st helena, caribean, panama, and then pacific at this stage. Port of registration is undecided at this point. May not even come back to NZ.
  20. Apologies my UHMPE should have been as per KM - UHMwPE = Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethyelene. Interesting pre-stretching, heat treatment and solution dye versus dye bath issues also - there is huge variance as to UT strength and longevity - some are simply sh*t being sold as the bees knees.
  21. 1 2 3 4 5 LIFELINES 17.17 The minimum diameter lifeline wire shall be: X X X R R Yachts under 8.5m (LOA) 3mm Yachts 8.5m to 13m 4mm Yachts over 13m 5mm Wire manufactured with a plastic coating shall not be used. Grade 316 Stainless Wire is recommended – 1x19. Tape unacceptable. If fibre used instead of wire e.g. single braided dyneema, spectra, vectran, dynex or similar, there can be no tolerance for wear. Material must be protected from U.V. and chafe by a sheath. Sheath can be taken as an overbraided core over the main load member of the same material or another type of material. The strengt
  22. https://chainsropesandanchors.co.nz/fibre-lifelines-what-to-use here is the link to KM's think piece. Fineline and others can and do make specific lifeline braids. Not sure why you would phaf around using a single braid with isolated sleeves. IMHO it would be better with a specific UHMPE double braid with both the cover and core being UHMPE - cover is probably better with a UHMPE/technora blend. You can then put on specific chafe sleeves on top of this if necesssary.
  23. Hi Team, My brother is looking at commissioning a new 53ft sailing cat and is currently examining his insurance options. He has a business broker who deals with all is business plant, professional indemnity, public liability stuff, loss of income, health etc. Specifically, he has queries as to what qualifications if any he should/must/ or recommended he hold that are likely to reduce his annual premiums for offshore cruising ( I know this depends on insurer requirements)? Thoughts and recommendations from the experienced crowd here? Thanks
  24. Chair of Gymnastics NZ is an ex YNZ board member
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