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  1. I swear today was 'Tailgate Every Car Day.' The back motorway was awash with it this morning. Thought I better join in at one stage as I clearly stuck out like dogs balls. Cant wait for me trip home
  2. Even though we had a start to forget on Clockwork, we to were bit surprised that so many were that far over and nothing was done. Tricky start with so many boats on such a small line, with the wharf locking out the favoured side on an outgiong tide
  3. Had a mate come back from 3 Kings on Saturday, said it was worst trip shes done, and she was on an 80 footer
  4. Saw a video of it yesterday, boat was on fire before the gas tank blew itself off the boat... fire was then took off. Well, thats how I saw it anyway
  5. I saw the Berserk in Port Fitzroy, it looked in poor condition and had what Im sure were motorbikes strapped to the bow, not quad bikes. But I must have been wrong. I thought at the time it didnt look like it was capable of getting back to Auckland much less Antarctica, which at the time I didnt know they were going to attempt. I remember it being very low to the water and clearly looked overloaded and generally in a poor seaworthy state
  6. I was planning on sailing from Waiheke direct to Tryphena, overnighting them picking up some people from the ferry the next day. Im short crewed so cant leave the boat, so if I cant anchor Im now goosed. Its just simply more stupidly from people in windowless rooms down in Palmerston North. Ive been told by a barrier stalwart that the weed has been there for years, 10 at least.
  7. The fact we cant stay overnight at Waiheke would be starting point
  8. So at what stage do we let it spread, lock up the old and overweight people, accept it as the flu, and move on? I am forever frustrated that we are still going for elimination when the boat sailed the minute it jumped China and landed in Italy
  9. I got Marine Electrics to do the install The hot water is Water Heater. Sigmar. 40L 1200W 220V. Quick and its under the after berth, which is right next to the engine...the diesel heater is in the engine bay. Its a Eberspacher, D5WSC Marine Kit, 5.0kw, 801 Controller, 12v BK will need to explain the heating has he has piped his, I havent bothered as yet as Im generous enough to let my kids play winter sport, so no winter cruising
  10. Matt, I found that when I was having issues with my califont, which was old, that noone would work on it as it didnt comply with current regs. So yes you can pass with what you have, but you cant fix it if it breaks
  11. Adrian, I looked at what you are thinking as my califont system was also deemed illegal, (which is ridiculous), in the end I went for a diesel heater and a hot water cylinder. I went down this path for several reasons: 1. Gives me the option of heating the boat in the future 2. Dont need to run the engines, which is summer I never do unless moving 3. Run it once, sometimes twice a day for about 15 minutes and have hot water all the time. 4. Alot quieter than running engines 5. Bad Kitty told me to I also overkilled it by allowing the hot
  12. I have had several bad experiences with marine suppliers and contractors around fridges, gas and hot water, but have found Fridgetech great to deal with. Would recommend them
  13. Eewww if you make me some of those to will I go faster?
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