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  1. Harken should have something suitable, Fosters are the agent in Auckland
  2. I’m keen on fitting a diesel heater as well, but will I still have interior condensation issues, ply cabin and deck with no head lining, if it doesn’t remedy that I might put up with being a bit cool and just wipe up with a towel in the mornings
  3. Just removed a kenwood ssb, don’t use it at all , I’m only a local coastal cruiser, thing weighed a lot and being mounted in the switch panel, made removing the switch panel a bit of a chore, also want to change the back stay to dyneema soon,
  4. SSANZ Start line 2019
  5. Nothing wrong with a custom build, our 1991 lidgard 35 is strip plank cedar epoxy, built tough, sails well on all points of sail, 360 litres water 200 diesel, roomy interior, open transom wheel steer, also motors well with a 3ym30 Yanmar, fits a 35 ft berth in HMB, there are a lot of good boats that aren’t glass production jobs, also no osmosis worries
  6. Head and barrel is one piece from memory
  7. Anchor wouldn’t set in chamberlains bay one time, retrieved it to try again, found the point embedded in half a beer bottle ha ha,
  8. We use a Manson supreme, great anchor, always back up and dig it in, we have 30 mtrs of 8mm chain and 14mm warp, I always put out all the chain, and adjust amount of warp depending on depth and wind,it’s surprising the amount of boats that drop some chain over then turn motor off with out setting the anchor, if they are close to me and it’s a bit breezy I will move
  9. I’m semi retired so don’t need to leave in the evening, so mid morning, depart Half moon bay, SW wind, Nice sail to Ponui, Chamberlins Bay, usually nice and smooth for a good nights sleep, if it’s still SW for the trip home, turn on the motor, easy 3 hr trip back to marina, if we are only going out for one night we sometimes just go to Izzy Bay, good in any wind except SE, and usually smooth once the Waiheke Ferries stop running
  10. Bought a s/s one for 3ym, hmdi in ozzy, great price and service, arrived in 4 days
  11. Rocky bay is good in E-NE winds, get ashore and bus stop is handy
  12. whitepointer


    I have a kiwi prop on a yanmar 30 with sail drive, when it starts to labour the motor going into reverse it is time to grease the prop, the center hub doesn’t like to get dry, usually after about 8months operation it needs a grease, 5 min job during a lift and wash, otherwise no issues, prop is approx 10 years old and still going well
  13. I sand blasted motor, then coated with interprotect, then wrapped in denso tape, no issues, been 7 years like that
  14. im in the HMB marina, always rinse boat off when returning, no issues so far, plus hauled out at Pine harbour bout 6 weeks back, no problem using the hose while sanding, and they encourage you to wash your work area down each day
  15. Do it your self it’s not hard, remove small Phillips screws , open and replace battery, I’ve done it twice on mine, no issues
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