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  1. 3 minutes ago, Fogg said:

    Jeez, I can’t believe I’m reduced to posting pics of my cat to the internet…

    Level 4 boredom.

    Next it'll be your lemon muffins or something.

    It's ok, we're all being kind & not mocking things that would usually attract a fair level of scorn, :-) 

  2. 17 hours ago, Elenya said:

    Beautiful cats! Dare I ask what breed they are?

    Orientals. Same as a Siamese but without the colored points. 2 brothers. Troublemakers!

  3. 14 minutes ago, Black Panther said:

    I'm finished with antifouling paint.  I spent about twice as much and put on coppercoat.  Hauled for the first time in 4 years in May. Water blast and wipe with a scotchbrite pad and it's  like new. Financially I'm ahead and the marketing says it's good for 10 years.

    Good feedback BP, sounds pretty appealing!

  4. Good questions the Psyche. Personally, and professionally, we're working on the assumption that most of the world population will contract Delta, or some other variant. NZ included. If not this year then next, when we eventually have to rejoin the world.

    Plan on seeing more focus on vaccinated vs unvaccinated and various controls related to that? 

  5. As a diver that's had more than their fair share of seafood over the last 50 years this makes me sad, but it's a reality that we can't keep going like this.

    With more & more people in NZ, and more fishing & diving pressure, much more capable boats that are the most affordable ever, something has to change.

    My home waters, the Hauraki Gulf, desperately need a break from the constant take.

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  6. 11 hours ago, Island Time said:

    Yep, starlink and a couple of others are coming, and look like they might give proper broadband anywhere, at reasonable costs. That will certainly change the nature of cruising…

    Yep between Covid 19 & Starlink it may never look the same again! :-) 

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  7. 8 hours ago, Fogg said:

    I thought the whole point of setting up your rigging correctly is to ensure that if the rig is overloaded and ‘wants’ to drop the weakest link is your standing rigging not the boat? In other words the mast can fall without ripping your boat apart too? Hence when I’ve explored upgrading or ‘oversizing’ my rigging I’ve always been advised against it by pro riggers.

    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?

  8. 6 hours ago, Capella said:

    Any advice on my side stays. They are 20mm dyneema. Not sure if they are 2010 or 2016. Apart from inspecting for chafing or uv damage by looking for snapped fibers what else can I do apart from just replacing them as a preventative measure?

    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?

  9. On 20/12/2019 at 7:48 AM, Priscilla II said:

    Aren’t all Underwoods home builds.

    This one was a home wrecker.


    So the estimated weight was a bit out then?

  10. On 11/06/2021 at 10:04 AM, Black Panther said:

    Yeah, bloody national voters. Just a vocal minority. 😁

    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? 

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  11. 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.

  12. 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 engines in at the same time, but these have plenty of life left in them. 

    I'll work on pricing, and get some photos up, but who's building a cat out there & may be interested?

  13. 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 plenty.

    The last time a plough could be considered a good anchor a big wooden boat loaded up with animals was about to run aground on Mt Ararat.

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  14. 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. 

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