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  1. This time of year especially with direct sun on the screen yes b hot. My last Raymarine Axiom Pro screen actually went into hibernation if it got too hot with direct sun on it for a couple of hours.
  2. Hah! Gust Buster is a Raven 31 that I used to race on out of the Weiti about 15+ yrs ago.
  3. Sherpa spotted in MoW. A few secs earlier it was in the vertical ‘victory’ position. Can’t accuse them of lack of planning... just in case it continues to go well for Ineos...
  4. Yes. Although technically once you have been issued with the Maritime NZ registration number you are supposed to display it somewhere visible on your hull - they define font size and other details when they send you your registration. Also, there are 2 registration options Part A and B. A is for commercial vessels but for a private vessel seeking registration simply for offshore purposes you only need Part B - which is about $500 from memory (A is about $3-5k I think depending on your size).
  5. Overseas trips is really the main advantage - or if you’re selling the boat to someone contemplating it. Clutching at straws the only other ‘advantage’ is that as a registered Maritime NZ vessel you officially qualify for protection by NZ navy vessels (or their allies) if you ever needed it. Maybe piracy issues if you were travelling - but again you’d need the number anyway to depart! I have NZ registration for a slightly different reason - mainly because it made it much easier to explain to Malaysian officials why Fogg was being sailed through a restricted area and loaded onto a cargo sh
  6. I’ve had multiple issues with 2nd alternators (inc Balmar) mounted on Yanmars primarily due to misalignment - which leads to all sorts of problems. If you’re getting a 2nd one mounted make sure it is confirmed 100% aligned and don’t muck about with v-belts (even good quality doubles) just go straight for a serpentine.
  7. Yes you have to be really careful around that point. And the problem I’ve found there (and other similar spots) is that over-familiarisation over many years can easily leave to over-complacency. Not saying that’s what happened here but I know I’ve given myself a few ‘wake up calls’ over the years despite being in home waters! 😳
  8. Lack of market scale and poor practises (read too many incidents as a % of the NZ fleet) means marine insurance in NZ is becoming non-viable. Which is why I insured offshore with a bigger global ‘at scale’ insurer who can weather these kinds of local losses without closing their books.
  9. What are my options here (apart from trashing the thing)? Obviously not a new puncture. How would I repair a repair?
  10. Problem solved temporarily (although like many temp solutions it might end up lasting a while). A friend had an adaptor that fits perfectly into the 1 in valve and even has an o-ring on it to improve the seal. At the other end I taped it tightly to the end of paddleboard pump hose and it works (for now)!
  11. Thanks guys. Yes the valve cap is missing which might be contributing to deflation so if I can replace that, that would be a bonus. I might well order from those links CP - the only issue is time for delivery of parts. And right now we’re hoping to finish the ‘must do’ to-do list tomorrow so we can actually depart for our maiden voyage on 6th Jan - we’ve spent the entire last 2 weeks since the boat arrived sitting on the hardstand / marina getting things ship-shape and the dinghy is one of the last things I need to solve before we can go - which will improve the family mood significantly!
  12. Problem: Have inherited an Achilles dinghy with no pump. And of course a slow puncture. As an aside I have a Red paddleboard with pump and hose. Ideal solution: Buy / make up a hose that I could attach to my Red pump at one end and the Achilles valve the other (see both pics). Alternative solution: Buy entirely new pump with hose that would fit Achilles. Any suggestions on achieving either solution - currently based at GH but could drive around a bit if I could ID place that sells this stuff?
  13. The main tank (200L) was empty but is now full of NZ diesel plus a shock dose (1L) of Diesel Doctor. The reserve tank has been empty for about a year I believe. Hence I’m thinking of pouring in 10-20L, pumping back out then refilling (200L) plus another shock dose (ideally was hoping to use same brand of Diesel Doctor).
  14. For 30 years I used nothing except a policy of keeping the tank as full as possible and was fine until about 3yrs ago when a routine engine service showed signs of bug in the first fuel filter after the tank. It was the start of summer season and I feared the worst and started imagining ripping out our built-in tank as a summer project instead of cruising with the family... but my local mechanic advised me to give the tank a shock dose of Diesel Doctor (an entire 1L into my 130L tank) then fill up and check filter again after 10hrs running time. Result = no sign of bug. Thereafter I used
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