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Ladyhawk last won the day on October 13 2020

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  1. This is where I started with this, I remembered form my 4wd days that the spindle hub nuts on my various Toyotas were 50 something mm, turns out its 54, too small. I had one of these cheapo sockets, its only for a spindle nut, so no huge torque, I think you could force fit this onto your 56mm nut, it'd be nice and tight, cheap and would work for doing it up once or twice. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-parts-accessories/parts-other-makes/exterior/listing/3039887047?bof=tebqkhch All depends on how "agricultural" you want to get...
  2. The old Ford Transit has a 56mm spindle hub nut.... https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-parts-accessories/tools-repair-kits/sockets/listing/3036755367?bof=EOozYSZJ Bummer, just noticed the seller is in the UK! Trade Tools has a 56mm Impact socket for $88... Mytools has a slightly cheaper one, expensive for a one off use though... https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-parts-accessories/tools-repair-kits/sockets/listing/3040450805?bof=wBdKMytZ
  3. Yup... what he say, with the addition of a quick detour out to the Aldermans for a lunch break if its nice weather
  4. Hi guys, Elana has just arrived in Akaroa after a gnarly rounding of the bottom of the South Island, battling engine troubles, electronic issues and a bout of the flu in Dunedin. Great news article on Newsroom on the voyage too. https://www.newsroom.co.nz/lockerroom/round-the-world-solo-sailor-steers-clear-of-her-fears
  5. Sean's number is 0275257000
  6. Yup +1 for Jamie Newcombe, hes good. I know Sean as well, hes a top class boatbuilder, nice guy too. You wont go wrong with him
  7. Yup Elana is just pulling into Milford sound after an awesome run down the west coast, she's really picked a great window for the coast run. Almost $14000 raised to help foster kids in care, amazing effort so far! Truly inspirational, lets give her a helping hand by donating!
  8. We just did exactly this a week or so ago at Sulphur Point marina in Tauranga, 10.6 x 8m tri, they have a hydraulic trailer. No problem whatsoever, easiest haulout we've ever had. Call Greg, 07 578 8747 or email admin@taurangamarina.co.nz We used Aaron Lane at Marine Reflections to do the bottom paint, again great job, painless exercise 0275135863 Stop in on your way past to the South Island
  9. Couple of articles on Elena's stopover in Tauranga, the flotilla seeing her off including tugs, coastguard vessels etc was pretty awesome!, shes now in Gisbourne after a perfect conditions for rounding East cape. https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/254656-solo-sailor-visits-bop-during-foster-care-voyage.html https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/flotilla-for-woman-sailing-a-figure-8-for-new-zealands-foster-children-as-she-leave-tauranga/RY3QTCK6HVA72YA67P3TI22ZXY/
  10. Elena is in Tauranga today and on her way to Gisbourne on Saturday morning, come down and meet her, or join the flotilla seeing her off at 8:30 on Saturday Oh and donate! its a great cause
  11. She will be back in Auckland in time for the Americas Cup, so it'll take her around 4 months.
  12. Tracker up now http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/VoyageforVOYCE
  13. Elana Connor is an amazing solo sailor from California, aboard a 34ft sloop called ‘Windfola’ she was embarking on a solo circumnavigation of the world- raising awareness for kids in foster care, (as this is her story) when Covid19 hit and she found herself stranded in Tauranga for Lockdown level 4. She very quickly became part of our Family here at Tauranga Bridge Marina and has under gone some significant revamps to her vessel and her plans. With no ability to continue her mission to circumnavigate for a while, due to international restrictions, she has turned salt water into cha
  14. I remember the day it happened, those weather reports are grossly exaggerated, it might've been 20knots, gusting 25 at the most, nothing unusual for Tauranga. Have a look at the pictures in the Sunlive articles, that's not 50kts and 5m swell anywhere.... sounds like the article in the mag is looking for anything else to blame...
  15. On its way to Singapore , bet this isn't a cheap exercise... https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/251377-funing-leaves-tauranga-singapore.html
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