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  1. https://marinehowto.com/battery-banks-over-current-protection/ A good read on such things
  2. https://marinehowto.com/drop-in-lifepo4-be-an-educated-consumer/ Another substantial article from Rod Collins about drop in LFP's Good to see him back on deck after his stroke too
  3. Bay Insurance is who we are with, they said if we either let our policy lapse, or change circumstances greatly, ie move to a swing mooring, no cover. I get the feeling they dont want to insure anymore multi's, they only continue to cover us because we have an existing policy. But by all means give them a call and let us know what they say
  4. Weve had the same problem, Bay Insurance Brokers told us if we cancelled our policy, or changed our circumstances in pretty much any way, like move it to a mooring, we'd not get insurance at all again.
  5. I have a brand new Victron200a Argofet splitter for sale if you go that route $214+gst new, $150 its yours https://victronenergy.co.nz/collections/battery-management-and-monitoring/products/fet-isolator-with-alternator-energiser-terminal-argo-2002-fet-2-batteries-200a-1
  6. Yes I'm going through this exercise at the moiment, I went away from dropins, actually they werent even considered seriously because of the downsides. Ive built a pack from CALB 180 Ahr cells, 2P4S for a 360 Ahr battery. But thats the easy bit. Ive got a Wakespeed WS500 reg for a Compass Marine 200A Alt. Again a resonably easy bit. TAO BMS to look after it all, 3 big contactors, 2 x Midnite Kid solar controllers with current shunt charge termination control. I wil be charging my start batt from the old stock alt, so I'll kinda have 2 separate systems. Voltage spikes etc are taken care of
  7. I got almost exactly this from C-Tech... half a boat dollar or thereabouts https://www.c-tech.co.nz/home
  8. Talk to C-Tech, Ive had a tube made by them, reasonable price, beautiful piece of carbon too. They do have stock sizes as well. To be fair though, ours wasn't 5m long though https://www.c-tech.co.nz/contact
  9. Feel free to join in with her welcome flotilla, she is sailing in with the Spirit of New Zealand from Motuihe at 2pm on the 16th, be great so see has many boats out there as possible
  10. Event by Spirit of Adventure Trust Princes Wharf Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 4 PM Price: Free Come down to Auckland's Princes Wharf, Viaduct Harbour to see Spirit of New Zealand and Windfola come into Auckland on the final port stop of Elana Connor's figure-8 solo circumnavigation of New Zealand. Elana has been raising
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. Yup... what he say, with the addition of a quick detour out to the Aldermans for a lunch break if its nice weather
  14. 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
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