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  1. That looks like a nice spot, will have a sniff next time I am down there. Cheers
  2. Ok, finally I can report on Herne bay as an anchorage..... Not that great, tidal, breezy and lots of wake...I rather keep it at this... I also tryed to stay the night in front of the Devonport yacht club.....ha! even after two days at sea, it was kind of unbearable...bouncy and busy. The country boy in me was rather overwelmed All in all, it s very hard to stay around akl. Surely nothing new to most here so, probably this post is of not much use really... I enjoyed Kawau and waiheke though and the sailing from and to the Boi was pretty special. Cheers
  3. Ah well I staffed it....... Thank you for confirming it IT haha I ll try find some second hand on TM Or maybe a vulcan 7.... Cheers for sharing your knowlage
  4. Mmmmm it apears I am stuck.... I did check some tracker 5600 manual online and assumed it was the correct one. Turns out I was wrong... I bought a gme class B ais transceiver. Once on the boat the tracker 5600 does not apear to have any option for connecting an Ais unit. Is there any solution to this a part from buying a new chart plotter? Like a software update for the tracker 5600 or any other hack? Thanks guys
  5. Hey, thank you for the imput. I suspected the curent would have been a bit of an issue. Had something similar up in Houhora and it wasn't pleasant. On the other hand I could deal with sone choppers. I am gonna have a go if the weather is reasonably settled. Cheers
  6. Hello sailors, Anyone has some experience anchoring in Herne bay akl? Tide? Holding? Cheers
  7. I got all the old throughhulls done a couple of years back and no dodgeiness is left behind there.....or so i hope...i did find a bit of core rott but, removed it. I ll quietly take a decision and let you know in a season or two how it worked out Cheers
  8. Hey thank you about the detail on the deck hull connection. Good memory! Really! Also I apreciate someone else has the same feelings about the cockpit draining under the water line. I forgot to mention that whoever has designed the system has made the bilge pumpe descharge in the cockpit....meaning if for any reason the drain fails, is going to keep on feeding it self...not good in my opinion. Also on my boat the waterline is about 150mm from the bottom of the cockpit floor. Eventualy i may have both operational. Open the transom drain while on the mooring (keeping the un
  9. I'd say it sucks if that's the case. It apears no one has done it on here so there is probably a reason for it... Cheers And thanx for replying
  10. Good afternoon knowlageble people. The existing cockpit drain system releases through an under the water line throughhull. Terrible i know.....it means the seacock needs to be open while on the mooring. This not good and i would like to change it with two transom drains above the water line. One for each tack. The cockpit floor is few eanches above the water level (i still need to measure properly) so, there is room to make it happen in my opinion. The question would be where to locate them so that on both tacks the cockpit would drain if water boarded. Do the lines need t
  11. Hi Chris, Thank you for the advise! I am underway, the entrance was choppy, that's all... I will be in touch when back. Cheers
  12. Morning CREW and happy new year. I am after some advice from someone that knows the area. I am just getting into houhora as we speak and i have to be in the boi on the 5th. I d be stopping in whangaroa. Question is what is the best weather option in terms of wind and swell for ither monday or tuesday. Monday looks like winds are straight up the nose but, tuesday the swell is rising more and i am not sure about getting out of houhora... Last option would be to do it all in one go on the 5th. But, i may run out of wind... Hey, thank you and enjoy the new year!
  13. Hello crew, Does anybody have some feedback about boatpaint.co.nz. I am on the market for a 2 pot undercoat and top coat for above water work. This paint sells really cheap on trademe and i wander if it is any good Cheers
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