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  1. In case not noticed in Classifieds / Wanted - on behalf of friend (my former delivery skipper living aboard in Malaysia) trying to help him locate: 1. Navik s/s gear (whole system) 2. Optimus 155 marine kero stove Any pointers appreciated thanks!
  2. On behalf of a friend (actually my former delivery skipper who is living aboard in Malaysia and looking for some replacement parts)... Ideally a full Navik self-steering system.
  3. On behalf of a friend (actually my former delivery skipper who is living aboard in Malaysia and looking for some replacement parts)... Ideally a used Optimus 155 kerosene stove or something similar?
  4. Talking of needing to shelter from dodgy weather - I’m not sure I’ve seen anything forming like this before...
  5. I can see two potentials E of Vanuatu and Fiji...
  6. Yup the marinas ask for it alongside cert of insurance and eWOF (if connecting to shore power). If I was heading north this year I would want to have this sorted to be able to book a marina berth at short notice - my trusted weather prophet tells me we’re likely to get 5-7 cyclones over NI through the season. Combine that with the growing population of boats in NZ - including newbies to boating (as reported by brokers new buyers cashing in on low interest rates and buying boats from equity release due to no Covid holidays abroad) I reckon the BOI is going to be a v hectic place this year.
  7. My experience last couple of years is that if you want to get into one of the marinas eg Tuts or Opua - you’ll need a clean hull certificate which is effectively an invoice showing lift & wash within last 3 months or a diver hull clean. If you don’t have this you can still sail up to Northland (won’t be able to access the marinas which may or may not bother you) but you you could be randomly checked at any time by the clean hull police - if you don’t have a clean hull cert they will dive on your boat - I had a friend checked a couple of years ago and they actually cleaned a bit of growth o
  8. It’s real alright. Even got the t-shirt. Just need the boat now. Obviously named after the mythical explorer of “Around The World in 80 Days”. Was originally named “Tin Tin” as in “The Adventures of Tin Tin”. So hopefully a boat with an adventurous spirit...
  9. I thought it was the Discovery 55 (which is still offshore) not the Nissen
  10. The cables might look fine but if they are old they might not be fine. The only way to know for sure is detach them both ends and see how freely the inner wire moves inside the outer covering. Do this in a straight line but then put a bend in the cable and try again - an older cable will often suddenly get much stiffer to move with a real-world curve in it. Whereas a new cable will stay much free-we even with some bends.
  11. My mate fixed up his similar model a treat a few months ago. Dismantled whole thing, cleaned & lubed it, got it working and looking as good as new. His engineer even admired it on next visit to boat.
  12. Fogg

    Rubber bungs

    Para rubber worked. Ta.
  13. Fogg

    Rubber bungs

    Anyone know where you can get rubber bungs around Auckland? Wanting to plug a 50mm transom draining hole so probably a bung that tapers from 45-55mm or similar would be ideal. Anywhere with a decent stock that I can eyeball?
  14. Fogg

    Good idea?

    Certain Sunbrella colours last better than others in NZ sun. Navy blue and black do surprisingly well whereas reds bleach out v fast. I’ve had 10-12 yrs out of blue in the past although as IT says it needed 2-3 clears on the way.
  15. I know this because POA installed a new AIS system earlier this year (with Vesper) that monitors the position & speed of each individual pilot boat in their fleet and sends them individual warning alerts to their Vesper transceivers if they approach or enter a speed restricted area at excessive speed. But the system didn’t work properly and the personalised AIS messages saying “slow the f*ck down boat #3” that were meant to be sent to the specific pilot boat’s MMSI were sent to me instead. So as a ship either entered or left Auckland I would start getting multiple alarms (loud and annoying
  16. No I meant they break their own rules about speed limits and zones. Don’t ask me how I know this.
  17. I think that’s spot on. Well done. Don’t worry about the finesse of the wording it’s the intent of your message that matters not how you said it (thankfully this forum is not yet full of woke snowflakes so the focus is mainly on the meaning not the messenger)!
  18. Well if you’re not prepared to help the collective effort to help / change / improve things don’t complain about the situation then.
  19. Because enforcement approach can change in an hour. The bye-laws can’t. And as we’ve already seen if you send the authorities video evidence of a flagrant breach they will take action. If I was unfortunate enough to have to travel up & down the Laundromata on a regular basis I would set up a couple of dashcam cameras pointing fore & aft - and I’d have no hesitation dobbing in offenders.
  20. The pilot boats break the speed limited every hour of the day. I have evidence fir this.
  21. In case it helps, for the speed question where they ask you to give a reason for your response, this was my answer: It’s a dangerously congested zone with many (unreported) near misses happening every week mainly between fast launches and slower vessels. 12kts keeps this just about manageable. 18kts increase risk unrealistically. It is the same as asking residents if a 50 km/h urban street if they support an increase to 80 km/h and asking them “why not?”. Just think about it!
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