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  1. whitepointer


    Looks lovely
  2. I noticed Mayor Brown had a RNZYS cap on the other night, wonder if he's in support of the hardstand?
  3. Another option is to book a berth in opua marina for a few days, great facilities, we did it a few years ago during a blow, hired a car and did some sightseeing in northland
  4. Opunga cove BOI is a good spot in easterly blows
  5. Just do I, I spent a lot of time fretting about the money side of it, and how we could afford it,11 years later still got the boat and enjoying it
  6. I procured an HDI marine exhaust mixer for my 3YM yanmar a few years ago, arrived within a week , via Australia I recall, same price as yanmar part but better quality
  7. We came back a few days ago from Rotoroa, had an interesting night in north harbour when wind changed from SW to E at 4am, had a few big powerboats anchored really close, but no major dramas, we have no fixed timeline so back in the marina u till favorable weather arrives
  8. After a few years of procrastination, finally got into it and scraped many layers of antifoul off Whitepointer, what a slow laborious job, 6 days to scrape and another 4 to fill and sand smooth ready for bottom paint, im very happy with the result.
  9. I have a tracer, from AA solar, 8 yrs old and still works well, burnsco do Renogy which seem well priced
  10. OK, that's the same circuit diagram I viewed on cruiser forum last night, back on the boat tmoro to progress this project
  11. Another question, instructions with blue seas ACR combiner , they suggest running alternator b+ to house bank, then through ACR to start batteries, reason is to stop chattering of the ACR due to difference in bank capacities, creates more cost for another 4mtrs of 50mm wire plus crimps etc, this would enable deleting the alt b+ to starter cable, Bosch alt is neg from case so will be running a 50mm wire from case to eng block , then to negative bus at batteries, house bank is 2 6volt, 235 amps, so not large, do I need to go this way or stick with existing alt+ to starter/ start battery,
  12. Boat already had a separate wire, approx 25mm direct from alt to start battery via isolation switch, also an older battery isolater between start and hose bank, so with alt upgrade to 120 amp I thought I would upsize to 50mm, im also now using a blue seas VSR, so yes a think I will keep the alt b+ to starter wire aswell
  13. Steelliots Ltd at half-moon bay marina worth a call 0276054340
  14. I am upsizing the positive wire from alt to start battery to 50mm, for the 3.5 mtr run, also alt to engine block negative to 50mm, so do I still need the original small gauge positive wire from alt to starter, it would be nice to remove it to tidy things up , between battery banks im using a blue seas combiner/ vsr
  15. I am only charging 2 endurant 6 volt house, I think 200 amp hrs and 1 start, with 150 watt solar aswell, so the Bosch 120 amp alt (from Graeme) shouldn’t be to stressed
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