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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Sabre in Solo figure-eight around NZ for Kiwi kids   
    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/
     

     
     
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Island Time in Solo figure-eight around NZ for Kiwi kids   
    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/
     

     
     
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Cookie in Solo figure-eight around NZ for Kiwi kids   
    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 champagne, by turning her focus to Kiwi Kids in care. She has partnered with ‘Voyce’- Whakarongo Mai and is starting a fundraising campaign where she is going to complete a figure eight navigation of New Zealand.  Voyce and Elana have decided the money raised will offer kids in care the opportunity to fully funded youth development voyages with the ‘Spirit of Adventure Trust’ aboard the Spirit of New Zealand.
    The campaign officially kicks off in Auckland, TODAY at 10am... 14th October, from Princes Wharf with the Spirit of NZ tall ship escorting her out of the Auckland Harbour, her voyage will see her visit many ports around New Zealand as she raises awareness towards kids in foster care and hopes to inspire them to dream big! She expects to complete the figure eight in February before the start of the America’s Cup Race.
     
    The campaign is gaining some great momentum with Voyce Whakarongo Mai proactively in charge of the marketing and media, Spirit of Adventure Trust, Sir Michael Fay, Yachting NZ, kids in care and their caregivers all over the country in support of her voyage.
    Mike Delamore, (SV Cavatina) who has just completed his own round NZ voyage, has helped Elana with advice and some of his safety gear is making a second circumnavigation, this time on Windfola
    This is a great opportunity to help kiwi kids get onboard the Spirit of New Zealand for a life changing experience.
    https://www.peregrinasails.com/
    https://voyce.org.nz/voyage/ https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/voyage-for-voyce  

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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from harrytom in Solo figure-eight around NZ for Kiwi kids   
    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 champagne, by turning her focus to Kiwi Kids in care. She has partnered with ‘Voyce’- Whakarongo Mai and is starting a fundraising campaign where she is going to complete a figure eight navigation of New Zealand.  Voyce and Elana have decided the money raised will offer kids in care the opportunity to fully funded youth development voyages with the ‘Spirit of Adventure Trust’ aboard the Spirit of New Zealand.
    The campaign officially kicks off in Auckland, TODAY at 10am... 14th October, from Princes Wharf with the Spirit of NZ tall ship escorting her out of the Auckland Harbour, her voyage will see her visit many ports around New Zealand as she raises awareness towards kids in foster care and hopes to inspire them to dream big! She expects to complete the figure eight in February before the start of the America’s Cup Race.
     
    The campaign is gaining some great momentum with Voyce Whakarongo Mai proactively in charge of the marketing and media, Spirit of Adventure Trust, Sir Michael Fay, Yachting NZ, kids in care and their caregivers all over the country in support of her voyage.
    Mike Delamore, (SV Cavatina) who has just completed his own round NZ voyage, has helped Elana with advice and some of his safety gear is making a second circumnavigation, this time on Windfola
    This is a great opportunity to help kiwi kids get onboard the Spirit of New Zealand for a life changing experience.
    https://www.peregrinasails.com/
    https://voyce.org.nz/voyage/ https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/voyage-for-voyce  

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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from L00seM00se in Solo figure-eight around NZ for Kiwi kids   
    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 champagne, by turning her focus to Kiwi Kids in care. She has partnered with ‘Voyce’- Whakarongo Mai and is starting a fundraising campaign where she is going to complete a figure eight navigation of New Zealand.  Voyce and Elana have decided the money raised will offer kids in care the opportunity to fully funded youth development voyages with the ‘Spirit of Adventure Trust’ aboard the Spirit of New Zealand.
    The campaign officially kicks off in Auckland, TODAY at 10am... 14th October, from Princes Wharf with the Spirit of NZ tall ship escorting her out of the Auckland Harbour, her voyage will see her visit many ports around New Zealand as she raises awareness towards kids in foster care and hopes to inspire them to dream big! She expects to complete the figure eight in February before the start of the America’s Cup Race.
     
    The campaign is gaining some great momentum with Voyce Whakarongo Mai proactively in charge of the marketing and media, Spirit of Adventure Trust, Sir Michael Fay, Yachting NZ, kids in care and their caregivers all over the country in support of her voyage.
    Mike Delamore, (SV Cavatina) who has just completed his own round NZ voyage, has helped Elana with advice and some of his safety gear is making a second circumnavigation, this time on Windfola
    This is a great opportunity to help kiwi kids get onboard the Spirit of New Zealand for a life changing experience.
    https://www.peregrinasails.com/
    https://voyce.org.nz/voyage/ https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/voyage-for-voyce  

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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Dagwood in Solo figure-eight around NZ for Kiwi kids   
    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 champagne, by turning her focus to Kiwi Kids in care. She has partnered with ‘Voyce’- Whakarongo Mai and is starting a fundraising campaign where she is going to complete a figure eight navigation of New Zealand.  Voyce and Elana have decided the money raised will offer kids in care the opportunity to fully funded youth development voyages with the ‘Spirit of Adventure Trust’ aboard the Spirit of New Zealand.
    The campaign officially kicks off in Auckland, TODAY at 10am... 14th October, from Princes Wharf with the Spirit of NZ tall ship escorting her out of the Auckland Harbour, her voyage will see her visit many ports around New Zealand as she raises awareness towards kids in foster care and hopes to inspire them to dream big! She expects to complete the figure eight in February before the start of the America’s Cup Race.
     
    The campaign is gaining some great momentum with Voyce Whakarongo Mai proactively in charge of the marketing and media, Spirit of Adventure Trust, Sir Michael Fay, Yachting NZ, kids in care and their caregivers all over the country in support of her voyage.
    Mike Delamore, (SV Cavatina) who has just completed his own round NZ voyage, has helped Elana with advice and some of his safety gear is making a second circumnavigation, this time on Windfola
    This is a great opportunity to help kiwi kids get onboard the Spirit of New Zealand for a life changing experience.
    https://www.peregrinasails.com/
    https://voyce.org.nz/voyage/ https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/voyage-for-voyce  

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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Sabre in Solo figure-eight around NZ for Kiwi kids   
    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 champagne, by turning her focus to Kiwi Kids in care. She has partnered with ‘Voyce’- Whakarongo Mai and is starting a fundraising campaign where she is going to complete a figure eight navigation of New Zealand.  Voyce and Elana have decided the money raised will offer kids in care the opportunity to fully funded youth development voyages with the ‘Spirit of Adventure Trust’ aboard the Spirit of New Zealand.
    The campaign officially kicks off in Auckland, TODAY at 10am... 14th October, from Princes Wharf with the Spirit of NZ tall ship escorting her out of the Auckland Harbour, her voyage will see her visit many ports around New Zealand as she raises awareness towards kids in foster care and hopes to inspire them to dream big! She expects to complete the figure eight in February before the start of the America’s Cup Race.
     
    The campaign is gaining some great momentum with Voyce Whakarongo Mai proactively in charge of the marketing and media, Spirit of Adventure Trust, Sir Michael Fay, Yachting NZ, kids in care and their caregivers all over the country in support of her voyage.
    Mike Delamore, (SV Cavatina) who has just completed his own round NZ voyage, has helped Elana with advice and some of his safety gear is making a second circumnavigation, this time on Windfola
    This is a great opportunity to help kiwi kids get onboard the Spirit of New Zealand for a life changing experience.
    https://www.peregrinasails.com/
    https://voyce.org.nz/voyage/ https://www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/voyage-for-voyce  

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    Ladyhawk reacted to Dave in Antifoul - options   
    So, I went with the MacGlide from MPS.  I was keen to explore options other than conventional antifouling and following a bit of research I decided that I'd give this system a go.  Due to a combination of factors the boat has been sitting on a mooring up the Weiti River for six months now and has got a fairly 'healthy' layer of slime on it.  I have not dived on the boat for a couple of reasons: a) I'm a wuss, and b) I wanted to give the product a decent test of it's claimed performance as a self cleaning film.  Fingers crossed I'll be sailing the boat in two to three weeks time, at which point I'm hoping the investment I've made will see me return to the mooring with a squeaky clean bum.
    I'll let you all know how it goes.
    Dave
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from lateral in Antifoul - options   
    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....
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in Ignoring a user   
    Or you can just ask and I can change your account to the marine topics only group. All except small talk.... There are quite a few members in this group already.
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from SpareHand in Ignoring a user   
    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.

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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in Spinnaker Sock Mouth   
    Never seen a home made one that works well. The only one worth having IMO is the ATN sock, available from norths...
    And expensive
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    Ladyhawk reacted to swift_sail in Happy Teeth the Leopard Seal   
    I do not think she cares what we think of as her natural environment from our point of view. She probably just figures any place where she can have a sleep and catch some food from time to time will be sufficient.
    It is also natural for things to adapt as best they can to change, unfortunately not animals are as apt at adaptation as she appears to be. Point and case is just look at how difficult some of us are finding the adaptation to the change of a leopard seal becoming part of our environment.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to B00B00 in Christmas/New Year cruising - where are you off to?   
    Motorboat is heading out tomorrow bound for the barrier and maybe Mercs. Back in on the 6th.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Black Panther in This Weekend's Achievements   
    Not this weekend but over the last month i have been doing something new.
    I had a delivery planned Tahiti to Auckland but it failed to materialize. Angela had gone to visit her mum in Florida so i was going to be just kicking my heels in the BoI for a while till i go to join her at Xmas.
    Instead i met up with a couple who had just launched their first boat with dreams of heading offshore. They offered me a small payment to give them lessons. We managed one or two days a week and in the course of one month went from how to drop a mooring and pull up the main to their first overnight solo. They are currently anchored next to me (5 miles from their mooring) and all excited at attempting to go all the way to Cape Brett today.
    I have surprised myself at really enjoying the process and watching them gain ability confidence.
    It also forced me to think about a great many things we take for granted.
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from erice in hydrogen powered superyacht?   
    Crazy lookin boat, but that lounge at the bow would be awesome in sh*t weather!
     

     

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    Ladyhawk reacted to Sabre in Altex elite 321 brushing polyurethane   
    Thanks all for the advice. Ended up rolling it on with foam rollers after talking to a boat builder who had used the product. Sounded simple so I went with that.. worked ok. Certainly passes the boat length rule imo.
     
    I painted the window frames with a brush and the finish was much better so I would probably try roll and tip next time. Thats if god forbid I get the crazy notion to paint a boat again.
     
    Any way, with this weather it is bloody nice to be back in the water...

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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Rehabilitated in Brest Atlantiques 2019   
    Awesome machines and sailors!
     
    https://www.facebook.com/UltimBoat/videos/1509186919237577/
     
    tracker is here:
    https://www.brestatlantiques.com/
     
    Macif leading doing 33kts in 20kts wind in 5m waves
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    Ladyhawk reacted to ballystick in Fatality - Northland   
    The funeral was a great tribute to Stu, he was a person who liked to help the under-privileged and youth selflessly. I consider myself lucky and fortunate as well, to have sailed with him on Ballistic for a season and to meet socially while cruising at various times and at the TYPBC events.
    It was also very sad, hearing the trauma of the event and feeling the sorrow for all involved. The rescue personnel did an amazing job in very difficult circumstances, huge waves and 60+ kn winds.
    RIP Stuart 
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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from Kevin McCready in What can be used for a reefing 'strop'   
    I think VB means what i call a dog-bone...

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    Ladyhawk got a reaction from BNG in What can be used for a reefing 'strop'   
    You could get a strop made with a ring at one end, and a dog-bone at the other end, poke the dog-bone through the cringle.... uncle bob!
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    Ladyhawk reacted to BOIGuy in Emirates Team Nz   
    The more money ETNZ takes the better, less for whoever to buy wars with.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to wheels in Mayday mechanical   
    Sorry Vic. this doesn't sound good. A solid dead stop means a serious obstruction. Scenarios...... Valve head broken and fallen into cyclinder. Conrod has broken and is jamming against the bottom of bore. Crankshaft is broken. Cam must be OK if you saw all tappets working, so that's ruled out. A bolt has come out of Big end bearing and jammed.
    You should find that in all scnearios, the engine will stop at same point. Mark the flywheel and buy hand, if you turn flywheel backwards, does it jam at ruffly same position. If yes, then any of the above are possible.
    If not, then it could be a component in part of the engine that is geared down. Like the Fuel pump for example, may jam at fourth Revolution or some other random point.
    No matter what, sorry but you are going to need a tow home, or sail it home if conditions are right for you.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to wheels in Steaming Lights   
    As IT said, it's about you being seen. Most importantly, it is about making intentions clear to others. It's information. They tell others the direction of travel for one. They also tell others the size of vessel and if under power or sail. Thois helps with letting others know your manouverability and a slight judgment of speed. Large vessel under power is likely to be fairly quick.
    If you don't have a lot of use for lights or don't need to see them from a distance, then you have not done much traveling on a pitch black moonless night. And on that thought, even an anchorage on a moonless pitch black night, it is very hard to spot another boat in the dark.
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    Ladyhawk reacted to Island Time in House Battery Issue   
    The cost of the one I posted above is $550. If your old battery had 2 shorted cells, its should not have produced 6v.
    Resistance in cables is a moving target. The best I can say is that a cable can test 0 ohms at no load, and still be useless at any sort of load. It depends what the problem is. Sometimes it will show resistance with no load, more often not.
    It must have a proper voltage drop test done to be certain.
    If the cable between the batts was the issue, there should have been a noticeable drop in voltage at batt,but with alternator going and trying to compensate, maybe not...
    As an aside, I'm doing an educational evening at Gulf Harbour yacht club on batteries and voltage drop testing in a couple of weeks. Free for members, small charge for non members. Bring your multi meter, hands on circuit testing. Date to be advised in next few days.
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