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  1. We've done a couple of vids of our recent trip from Picton up the west coast.
  2. Anyone know how the repeaters work? We just sailed from Nelson to Boi and I struggled to keep skeds with Taupo zlm on the vhf, we were off Cape Egmont and ended up talking to Wellington in the morning and Cape Reinga in the evening. They could hear me but I was struggling to read them and wondering why i wasn't getting cape egmont on 71. The coastguard nowcasting however was crystal clear most of the way even 60nm off. Did most skeds on the cell phone in the end.
  3. Houhora has water at game fishing club wharf and a four square 100m up the hill form the main wharf. Was pretty disappointed we couldn't find any takeaway beer in whangaroa.
  4. Thanks, I'm looking for a fixed pitch, I should have mentioned that above sorry.
  5. Currently swing 12x7 but open to anything around that size. Cheers
  6. Anchored off Picton this morning, at first I was like wtf then on closer inspection rather jealous. With a 75,000 litre gas tank, even if they gave it to me all I could do is sit an look at it though.
  7. My wife and I are hopefully headed that way on our 31ft ketch, just wondering if anyone else was doing the same?
  8. Ordered a RC8-8 will let you know how it goes.
  9. Thanks fellas, will have a look in the Maxwell direction.
  10. Gday team, I'm looking for a new windlass for my 31ft 5.5 ton ketch. I can't decide on either a CPX1 or a RC8-8. The cpx is almost half the price of the rc8 and I can't figure out whether the cpx will be up to the job or not. I've done a fair bit of research on the manufacturer websites and whatever else I could find already but what little information there is, is contradictary. Not planning on 'winching' the boat toward the anchor. 60m of 8mm short link and a 20kg bruce. Going for vertical because of a bowspirit not allowing a straight pull to the windlass. Cheers f
  11. Gday Team thanks for all your input, it was pretty handy, we had to wait for a few days to get around East Cape and we ran out of time so had to make for Picton instead of Dunedin and ended up unsurprisingly getting a hiding in Cook Strait. Apart from that all went pretty well.
  12. Thanks guys, we are just prepping the boat at the moment and when the weather comes right we will be away, looks like a bit of sw coming through soon, so might have to wait a bit going round the cape, I got in touch with a guy who fished around there for years and he gave me a few anchorages for most weather so we should be ok.
  13. Thanks for all the input guys, all really good stuff. I've been having a good look over all the charts, and it looks like if all is going good then no worries and like PeteG said if its bad I shouldn't be out in it. I have several backup plans for different weather options and 200nM range on the diesel and now I'm just crossing my fingers for some northerly. Crew Ogre, the longest leg will be from Gisborne to Lyttleton.
  14. So say you were out off East Cape and it was blowing 40kts from the wherever the worst direction is, just how much sea room would you want to have?
  15. Thanks a lot Wheels this is just the info I was after.
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