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  1. 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
  2. Sean's number is 0275257000
  3. 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
  4. 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! πŸ‘
  5. 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
  6. 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/
  7. 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 πŸ™‚ Oh and donate! its a great cause πŸ‘
  8. She will be back in Auckland in time for the Americas Cup, so it'll take her around 4 months.
  9. Tracker up now http://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/VoyageforVOYCE
  10. Elana Connor is an amazing solo sailor from California, aboard a 34ft sloop called β€˜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
  11. 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...
  12. On its way to Singapore , bet this isn't a cheap exercise... https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/251377-funing-leaves-tauranga-singapore.html
  13. Lucky people, shows the value of the epirb... https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/251077-pair-plucked-from-life-raft-after-launch-sinks.html
  14. MNZ have laid charges πŸ‘ https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/250918-charges-laid-stranded-log-carrier-case.html
  15. Give Bruce at Bridge Marina Travelift a call, he'll give you his unadulterated opinion πŸ‘ 021 685 438
  16. RedLine, a part time racer down here in Tauranga, had FlowSilikon applied 3 years ago I think it was. One of the owners of the boat is the owner of the hardstand, so it always got a waterblast at the beginning of race season, and was looked after pretty well. They've removed it as they've found they cant go fast enough for it to self clean, it used to slime up pretty quickly. I think its got normal old hard antifoul on it now. To be fair, I think if you can dive and wipe your hull every 3 weeks or so, then it'd be a great product, but it wont look after itself....
  17. Slightly OT, but wow what a great resource this is... https://cruiseguide.co.nz/ Didn't know it existed lol. Might have to plan some time down in the sounds over xmas Thanks Wheels πŸ‘
  18. Hey welcome aboard guys! Great to see someone finally bought Blaydon Racer, very cool boat. I had the pleasure of talking with Nick Wilson, the original owner as he was prepping her for sale, he had it beached on the sand outside his home up the harbour, great guy, with a lot of love for his boat, I got the impression he was very sad about having to let her go. Where do you have her on the hard? I'd be keen t come by and say hi, and if you're ever at a loose end near Bridge Marina, pop in and have a coffee, C-pier. we're easy to spot, the only boat there to take up two berths! πŸ˜†
  19. Hah!, yes that would work too! πŸ˜„
  20. About the only other option is to filter out the Small talk topic from your "unread" results, the following technique is used on Sailing Anarchy forums to great effect. click the following link... http://crew.org.nz/forum/index.php?/discover/34/ It will take you to a "Stream" I created and shared. You can then make it your Default instead of the "Unread Content", and/or you can add it to your own profile to save and customize it further. This wont stop you seeing spammage of other topics, but it will stop you seeing anything posted in Small talk See attached picture.
  21. Yup we have an ATN one and its the bomb, well made, works brilliantly
  22. Yup I have the same intermittent issue with my old school CM750, although mine will only go off-course to port. I found that doing a automatic compass calibration fixes it for a while, it tells you how to do this in the manual that you can download from Coursemaster website. I also noticed that when you engage the pilot, it veers off course about 15-20 deg then slowly comes back on course. Fixed that by correcting the poor installation of the rudder transducer, the link arm was the wrong length and had almost no travel at each end of the 'throw" of the transducer arm. Works better now, until i
  23. Yeah same, Barrier for xmas , then upto Bay of Islands for new years and back home in 3 weeks :cool:
  24. Matt, that sucks they wont pay up for replacements, that's pretty shitty customer service, I was considering these same panels....not now. The new 145w ones, are the the so called Gen2 ones? Will they replace these if they crap out in 12 months? after all you've mounted them as per their instructions...
  25. Crazy lookin boat, but that lounge at the bow would be awesome in sh*t weather!
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