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Bad Kitty

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  1. Yep and on our cat either the rig falling over or the boat tipping over is kind of coin toss once the load gets to that point. Maybe why the resident engineer gets a bit edgy when half the rudder is out of the water?
  2. Well hopefully the bondage & whips guy will jump in here, who specialises in string, but for me there's a bit difference between 2010 & 2016. One is fine, the other would have a question mark over it for me?
  3. If you keep attacking people, then don't be surprised when they push back. Actions have consequences. Welcome to the world.
  4. And anyone that is even remotely good, is busy & no cheaper than NZ
  5. Having done a lot of marine work in Fiji, I wouldn't even contemplate getting any finishing work done there. If something was so urgent that it was needed to prevent sinking, then maybe, but anything else,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?
  6. So the estimated weight was a bit out then?
  7. I'd be surprised if anyone is still voting National? But that doesn't change the facts that the Waiheke anti marina group have exhausted every legitimate avenue to stop the Marina, and now will resort to more illegal bullshit to try & force their opinion on everyone else. After getting a free pass on a massive legal bill, that they had no way of paying? WTF has that got to do with National or Labour?
  8. Yes gone from a "vocal minority" to a "screaming minority"
  9. Lagoons & more commonly Fontaine Pajot cats have a lot of issues around global structure, or lack of. Looking from the aft cabin to the bow with only a couple of poorly designed & constructed bulkheads gives lovely flow, aesthetics etc, but is not conducive to holding a cat together. Hull deck joins are another issue, very common in FP cats.
  10. Hiya all, I've got 2 Yanmar 40hp 3JH4's I think they are, went into Bad Kitty in 2006, with SD40 sail drives, flexofold props, and looms & instrument panels. Panels are mounted inside the saloon, so not too weather beaten. Engine hours around 2500 each. Will have new alternators, off the replacement engines. All being replaced later this year with shafts & v drives. Will suit a cat build, or replacement, or can split the pair. Not splitting engines & drives. Engines are fine, always well maintained by Westpark Marine Engineering. Changing drives, so putting new
  11. Get rid of the plough, doesn't matter whose it is or where it came from. Go see that turkey Grant at Chains Ropes & Bondage or whatever they are called, and get the Crew discount! Any of the high or super high holding power modern designs will deliver you to a new world of bliss when the wind comes up overnight. We use Rocna's, Excel & Manson Supreme on various work boats, and the Sarca Excel on Bad Kitty, changed from a Rocna but only because it fits better without the roll bar. Both excellent anchors. And don't scrimp on chain, I'd add 20% to what you think is ple
  12. Bad Kitty

    Is a SSB Radio

    Kessler syndrome - Wikipedia Would be a bad day for Iridium, but also GPS!
  13. Bad Kitty

    Is a SSB Radio

    Main benefit of SSB is free weather & email via sailmail. (paid subscription though) Cheaper than sat phone. And if you scream mayday there may be a boat handy that's listening, although I'd put my 10 cents on an EPIRB for that.
  14. Lot's of these issues should start with a debate on population numbers for NZ. But they won't.
  15. Yep, not much info in some of these posts that relates to privately owned yachts, I’ve tried really hard, with a pretty open mind on budget, and can’t make electric drives seem viable for Bad Kitty.
  16. Picked up a spinnaker bag between Motuihe & Browns Island Saturday PM. Let me know if you want to pick it up, Castor Bay
  17. Crystal ball gazing; There will be talk from Dalton of UK, Dubai, Easter Island, etc. etc. Tanties from NZ public, NZ marine industry, NZ Govt. NZ Govt will up the cash input, Cup back in Auckland. Probably take 3 months for that to play out.
  18. Hope & kindness Fogg, don't forget the kindness.
  19. A lot of well known boats have been on the bottom. Nothing wrong with a good pickling! But I agree it's a big project. Someone may well learn that a boats hull is the easy & cheap bit.
  20. It doesn't need to be fair, but you need to sand all the shiny bits, including in any little craters, or it won't stick.
  21. Who have we lost now SJB? It's a tough time alright.
  22. Tonga boats are tired & not really well maintained. Whitsunday boats were much better, and it's really nice cruising there. No bare boat charters in Fiji, has to have a Fiji skipper. I think there's bare boat in New Cal, but the waters a fair bit cooler than Fiji or Tonga!
  23. Yep we're running that mod. It's helps, but doesn't overcome the inherently sh*t design.
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