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  1. BOIGuy

    Says it all...

    "but asked how success was going to be measured. Greg said the ultimate measure would be Olympic medals won," So he really doesn't give two hoots about the rest of us does he "asked whether Yachting New Zealand still intended creating a high performance centre. David said the biggest hurdle was finding an appropriate venue given the lack of options close to good sailing waters." Surely an opportunity for a regional project, but no he's only looking in Auckland https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/resources/agm-minutes "The objects of Yachting New Zealand are: 3.1 To he
  2. So I ended up with Flexofold https://flexofold.com/ Got quotes from 4 suppliers, they were the cheapest and also shortest delivery time. You deal directly with the manufacturer which was very easy. The prop is a very nice looking unit, engineering is superb. The prop actually folds under its own weight when vertical, it drives the boat well forward and reverse, highly recommend.
  3. Not that that is necessarily wrong, you can't sail, or do much at all, with a bank balance until you spend it, but it should be stated correctly.
  4. https://www.facebook.com/NH.Hineamaru/ Customs at Opua and Covid 19 Some of our team went over to Opua Marina to check out the Covid 19 processes. When the Covid Lock Down Levels had gone up, we looked to hold checkpoints on State Highway 1 at Waiomio. Yet, we don't keep such a surveillance on our coastlines and especially with the tourist season starting to ramp up and yachts starting to enter our waters. A very interesting point is that Customs NZ was first established on 5 January 1840, when the first Head of Customs was appointed in Kōrōr
  5. thought these looked pretty simple and practical http://www.dixdesign.com/dinghies.htm
  6. But if your from OZ and want to fly here for Christmas, no quarantine, shouldn't be a problem.
  7. So the bad news today, on top of the already bad news, Briski no longer make the "floppy" folder Props The next options start at around twice the price, not enjoying this one.
  8. I appreciate your optimism, I'm not holding my breath on this one, the catalyst processes are a long way from being a commercial reality. From someone very close to the hydrogen reality "its about where solar was 25 years ago" Solar has come a long way but is still debatable as to how clean and green it really is. There are two hydrogen manufacturing processes used in NZ, that I am aware of currently, and for both of them you would be far better off just using the raw materials / energy input for your energy needs than making the hydrogen to power something.
  9. Like thousands of other yachts do, the safest way. But they don't stick a gas bottle in it. Some of the regulations don't make too much sense, the bit about lockers does.
  10. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32805885613.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0.3e612e0eBUMa8u Starting to look pretty appealing at this price
  11. refugees jumping the cue rings a bell but seriously can't see the problem, maybe run out of competent Public Servants to organise and monitor even though it seems to be pretty fully organised by the private sector already. Pretty hard to reopen a country with this sort of decision making going on. Maybe there will be a big turn around once all those votes are in.
  12. BOIGuy

    Interior ply

    I bought some okume for a few jobs recently. Nice to work with, thought the grain on meranti splits off a bit easier when cutting. Pretty sure meranti used to be the cheap stuff, seems to be the other way round now. Used to get Fijian Kauri that was real nice, not sure if its around anymore.
  13. BOIGuy

    Slight issue

    There are plenty of sandpits for TP52 kids to play in already, I want to see this new thing racing.
  14. My mistake, I meant wet and forget, there are definitely two different approaches to these types of cleaners this not sodium hypochlorite based, some sort of ammonia compound is used :N-Dodecyl / Hexadecyl-N, N-dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride. Sounds scary and the mist is not nice to breath but it works amazingly on the mould etc on the teak. Spray it on, come back a few days later, hopefully a shower of rain, teak spotless.
  15. Kiwi garden moss and mould remover from warehouse (same as 30 second) works brilliantly on the green stuff, teak comes up brilliantly.
  16. There seems to be lots of stories about how easy it is to fit a new blade and how cheap they are for Kiwiprops. Makes you wonder about why so many people with the experience. Bit like people that rave about the after sales service and warranty replacements from xyz company, why the hell do they need it so often? I would rather have something that didn't break in the first place.
  17. you'll be able to sleep easy know, knowing its all fixed.
  18. Thats what I use too, found the teflon ones, like dryglide, to be not as effective and leave a residue that scapes off and builds up in places. Do be careful where you spray it, very slippery.
  19. I think you need another technician. That engines pretty clever if it can change its timing by jumping a tooth then jump back to perfect for a while.
  20. If you put it in gear, while its doing the knock, does it keep doing it? Or has it ever done it while in gear?
  21. I realise that, doesn't mean clutch is not engaging a bit, would check anyway, is the prop definitely not turning at all. Pretty easy for the various adjustments to be wrong, or something gone wrong in the gearbox letting the clutch grab
  22. Does look a bit like my engine when one blade of the prop wouldn't open, but intermittently. Any sign of prop wash when its happening? Prop slowly turning, blade flops down, somehow makes clutch cones grab, rests itself... Clutch adjustment?
  23. Quick question for those doing the Baltic 50 coming up. The course sheet shows the last leg going back round Motutapu and Rangitoto to starboard, the SI only says Rakino to port then Finish I don't race Auckland but do take an interest in this series as a possible future mission. To me it looks shorter to go the north side of Rangitoto to get back to Auckland. What am I missing? p.s. well done those that managed to stick it out this weekend, had to be better than sitting at home waiting for the weather to clear.
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