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  1. Haha! Well I went from a Lidgard to a Jeanneau so even worse! 😊
  2. Never had one but came close when browsing Kiwi design options a couple of boats ago. And to my eye the Davidson designs - big & small - all had a certain ‘X’ factor that many others just didn’t eg Wright.
  3. Correct. I’ve had one of these onboard for 2 seasons now. As you say it cannot turn zero signal into a signal but as soon as there is something then it does consistently have at least 1 bar more than either of our cell phones onboard (Voda & Spark). The signal allows me to do work video calls and the family can stream content or do WhatsApp calls from most locations around the Gulf. Abd it gives any guests onboard ‘Fogg wifi’ too. To make it slightly better again I have just ordered a 6db booster aerial set as pictured here (one for upload one for download). According to a friend wit
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    Electric outboards

    Offsetting my eOutboard emissions…
  5. I’ve always gone a bit wider to avoid possibility of interaction with a 50cm x 50cm square around the saildrive leg.
  6. If you want to explore options for Cook Is registration suggest you contact very helpful lady below (she’s a MCI rep based in NZ): jennifer@maritimecookislands.com
  7. Even more cautious option would be get crew onboard and literally all live on boat in marina for 3-5 days nobody goes ashore - pretend you’re at sea. Then skipper alone steps ashore to check out and off they go. Really minimising the risk.
  8. Get crew on board - depart berth and anchor off for 5 days to ensure everyone OK. If not go back in. If yes up anchor and depart for real?
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    Yanmar Impellers

    Try just taking it to the store now - then sanitise it in front of them and lay it on the table - then step back and ask them if they can give you similar on the spot. I did this - Paywaved - worked fine.
  10. We could all be using our boats for ‘adventure tourism trans-Tasman sailing trips Aus-NZ’
  11. Sorry, answered my own question. Whale Gulper available at Marine Deals too.
  12. I've bought the big Johnson L4000 but need a smaller diaphragm pump for the lower sump. I really like the look of the Whale Gulper 220. Any idea if there's a supplier in NZ? 2nd choice the Johnson SPX - I couldn't see one on the marine deals website that looked like this - any idea of the model?
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    Electric outboards

    My driver told me his mate came over one day and helped them 'tap into' the wiring outside their apartment window. No meters of course...
  14. This sounds like a hydronic heating system (that sends hot water around the boat in small pipes) rather than an airtropic (forced heating) system which blows hot air around the boat in big tubes. Both use diesel heater at the beginning but hydronic (water) much more efficient at transferring heat long distances without big losses. Airtropic become useless on say mono over 45ft or most cats (might be why BK has it)?
  15. Yes indeed they have. Which is exactly the justification John Key uses when explaining his commercial interests in China and his close personal ties with Xi Jinping. He says they are just trying to do better like any other country. Which supports my view (and BPs) if you try to restrict yourself dealing with any state on ethical grounds you’ll end up talking to nobody. Cowes then Auck would be great. No idea if still an option - seems unlikely though.
  16. I sound like myself. If you want to draw comparisons with anyone else that’s your perspective!
  17. By ‘we’ I mean the collective NZ psyche (pardon the pun! 😊) including the opinion pieces from the sanctimonious journalists & media commentators who question the ethics of the Emirates arrangement on moral grounds but daren’t write a piece challenging our relationship with China. With the exception of Guyon Espiner and John Daniell of course, who did a great job with The Red Line podcast series.
  18. But I’m calling out the double-standard / hypocrisy that’s says “We can take trade money from China all day long but we couldn’t possibly touch the UAE’s dirty money!” Do both or neither. But don’t do one and claim the moral high ground on the other.
  19. Yes but again I don’t care. I care more about NZ’s international brand. Remember that 99% of the global spectators who will (hopefully) watch a fast / sexy / innovative / successful boat with “NZ” branded all over it, are totally oblivious to the inner machinations of the latest Dalton-Dunphy games. All they will see is another slick looking performance from a boat & crew branded “NZ”. That’s more important to me than the small details of ‘who said what to whom’ over the previous few years bitching leading up to race-day!
  20. We take the money from Chinese trade and look the other way every day. Google what China is doing to the Uyghurs and then tell me you’ve got moral issues with Emirates.
  21. I'm less hysterical about the use of the "NZ" brand. There are many other more questionable places and contexts that where "NZ" appears around the world!
  22. There is a selection process. It's a self-selection process whereby anyone who thinks they have enough money and can bring together the right talent could launch a 2nd challenge out of NZ. The reality is that nobody else has. On your rationale, every other team in the event would become nationality-agnostic regardless of where they hail from. Look at the recent Olympics in which Russia was officially banned so they entered as ROC (Russian Olympic Committee). Everyone knew who they were and where they were from. And what is to be gained from that? Why would that make you feel so
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