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  1. Thinking of temporarily mooring in a marina eg westhaven, for 1-3 months, but would need to stay on board 1-2 nights a week... They (and others) seem pretty anti-staying on board (EVER!), from my conversations with them...does anyone know how rigorously do they (and others) enforce this rule, for such occasional stayers?
  2. Is this still available? I'd have it if so:-)
  3. So I've been getting by by diving and scraping for past 3 years, but boat's on the hard now and I'm sanding back to the bare hull, to do things right from scratch. Any recommendations for me? Boat is GRP, some osmosis but not terrible, and I'll grind all that out and repair. I'd thought interprotect epoxy 2 part for barrier coat, but it seems pricey, and I had no idea for most (cost- and growth-) effective antifouling for northcote point area? All I know is that the mussels there seem to happily ignore whatever was on there, before! TIA
  4. Hi, I need to get my 25ft 5000kgs boat into dry dock, for a week or two, in six weeks' time, or so. Ideally somewhere with power available, and a gantry to step the mast, and where they're not going to moan if I stay on the boat, whilst i'm working on it. I'm going to be grinding fibreglass (osmosis work) and fitting transducers and such....nothing major, so I want to do it myself, and not go somewhere where I'm forced to pay for licensed contractors, to do it for me. I'll be using a professional rigger though, to replace rigging, so somewhere where they will travel to, too, (any rigger r
  5. Meh. $55/m for teak seemed a bit steep, so I just machined some kwila decking at $8.99/m. Job done. Nice and chunky too so should last a while. Sometimes it pays to have a boat that isn't all that flash, as bodges like this work perfectly well
  6. as pictured. Need a few of these. Loving the way this one has lasted 20 years plus in rain, with no maintenance at all. Can anyone advise where I can buy them, preferably Auckland or Hamilton areas? Cheers in advance
  7. Thanks. Mitchells looks perfect, if I can ever get to silverdale, mon-fri!
  8. Hi all....anyone know where I can get teak detailing strips like these? They're only 3-4mm thick, and I only need approximately 3m of them, so cant do a big order.... Thanks
  9. Yep. And I didnt like what they said!
  10. Both in gold and black, size XL, Brand new, still with tags attached. These are (goretex paid-for, bought from Musto Australia) replacements of my old oilies, which delaminated, but were covered by goretex's lifetime guarantee, evidently...I've got all the emailed correspondence I had with musto/goretex about the issue, to prove. Unfortunately I need to raise funds for fixing my boat, without which, this wet weather gear is a bit pointless, so they need to go... Total cost from marine deals would be $3200: https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/offshore-jackets/musto-hpx-gtx-ocean-
  11. Oh, and for more others' interest, these guys DO do swaged terminals, but they havent confirmed with me yet whether they use chinese steel.... http://www.clamp-products.co.nz/products/1x19/1x19-3mm-wire-rope-aisi-316 Still looking for more suppliers of 1x19 by the meter (swage terminals, or not), if anyone knows any?
  12. No, I don't think so. But just out of interest, what makes you say this? I dont know what I dont know, so mebbe I'm underthinking this job...
  13. Ok for others' reference: Anzor have got back to me and confirmed their wire is from a "korean manufacturer, based in vietnam". They dont do swageing though...
  14. Yep sorry I got that...I meant the CRA website doesnt have any 1x19 316 wire at all: only 7x7 and 7x19.
  15. Will try him but his website doesnt show this option? (or any similar)
  16. Thanks. But I'm doing it myself, hence the query!
  17. Hi all looking for a supplier of 1x19 6mm Korean kos 316 wire for standing rigging, (or similar quality alternative). Every supplier I can find sells only Chinese 316 wire, which I don't believe can be trusted, (as steel and tube found out, the hard way). Thanks for any advice...
  18. Boat was designed with oversized wire, so it's all good. Chainplates are a design I've never seen before: bronze, encapsulated, running underneath and along the underside of what little gunwhales there are...they run about 10ft long, on both port and starboard gunwhales. Weird design, but still going strong after 50+ years without replacement or apparent weakness, (and there doesnt seem to be any storfidra owners out there who have ever needed to replace chainplates, from my international research), so mebbe theres something to be said for the unusual design...the only way they would pull, is
  19. Good to know. How much did the materials cost for knot me? I reckon I'd be about half way between that and loosemoose's $800 (as my boat has a double backstay, and oversized wire).
  20. Hi all. I need to replace standing rigging on this boat: https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/storfidra-25 Everyone I've emailed asking for a quote hasn't even bothered to reply/get back to me. Ideally I'd like to unstep the mast and leave it off for a while, (to do other work at the same time), which would make life a lot easier replacing the standing rigging, but the costs of mast storage seem somewhat prohibitive at westhaven... I found this supplier: http://www.clamp-products.co.nz/products/wire-rope-aisi-316-stainless-steel But I have no idea about quality of Korean SS w
  21. Nice plan rush man...I'll have a cruise around next time I'm there and see if I can find her...
  22. I didnt get your name (I was a bit flustered) but you did me a real solid on friday evening, when i cast off my mooring, then found out the hard way my gearbox was knackered! Thanks for towing me back to my mooring, (with your own knackered gearbox)....I surely would have beached, or hit another boat, were it not for you. If you see this give me a shout so I can buy you a beer.
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