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  1. If that were true it would apply to commercial vessels and antifouling would have additives that worked.
  2. Whats hard about the Auckland rules is that you must keep your boat clean at all times. Up north you only need it clean if you move between "areas". Councils were supposed to be working together to align their rules, so much for that.
  3. No, its all about cleaning boats in water. Wait till you start getting barnacle growth in Auckland like you get in the Bay, your whole hull can be covered every two weeks for about 6 - 8 weeks over summer. You think every boat in Auckland is going to get hauled every 2 weeks to stay compliant?
  4. "Cleaning technologies should capture debris greater than 50 micrometres in diameter" I always thought this must be a typo, 50 micrometres is barely visible (0.05mm).
  5. So YNZ changed the rules before the investigation report came out, that makes sense. They changed the rules before they consulted with the inspectors? Lets hope some sensible official guidelines come out of this, its the inspectors are at the front line having to deal with the rules, be nice if they had some input.
  6. I think you actually have both, neither of which appear to be very competent.
  7. The Yacht was on its way back to NZ, Cat 1 did not apply for that voyage. MNZ seem to be talking as if it did. As DF says, maybe that design is deficient and should be banned? Maybe everyone should have pre approved routing before being let go? Maybe some Navel architect, yacht designer, Boat owners, Clubs had some input into the new rules? Love to see the correspondence. many other unrealistic possibilities available, just like a few bits of screwed plywood would have saved this yacht.
  8. YNZ Q & A Session coming up Yachting New Zealand representatives Hayden Whitburn, Raynor Haagh and David Abercrombie will be having a Question and Answer session here at Kissing Point on August 12th at 5:30. From club Newsletter, Whangarei Cruising Club.
  9. YNZ reckon a couple of ply shutters and a few screws would have fixed that. Actually windows probably small enough to get away with none, still giving Cat 1 to this model are they?
  10. So who's judging the engineering adequacy of these shutter things? Comments above point quite rightly to the possibility of some efforts making a boat less sturdy, let alone completely ignoring the engineering of a particular boats construction. Probably exactly what isn't appropriate in this case, too many variables. Do you really think some bits of ply screwed to the outside of this boat would have saved it? Far bigger issues at play this time I suspect, however we will never know. Boat didn't seem capable of handling conditions it was supposedly good for. I don't thin
  11. Any chance of a picture at some stage? I'm thinking of a similar setup, would love to see one already done.
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    Fiddly Repair

  13. 8.5m Waves off Bay of Islands https://www.nrc.govt.nz/maritime/wind-and-wave-data/#maxwaveheight 7.5 off Bream bay https://northport.co.nz/weatherfeed/
  14. https://www.sail-world.com/news/237637/World-Sailing-wants-IOC-assurance-on-Tokyo2020?fbclid=IwAR3Dg1rXXlAKjg-wFJDs-jXADyXSVV92AIR8q8zxOhh6-8xgnAq5FuOIPz4 Lots of issues covered in brief. YNZ needs to take note, they seemed to be well down the track of following the old WS leadership policies. From the new CEO, who seems to pretty on the ball: " In my opinion far too much emphasis is put on the Olympics at the expense of other elements of our sport, and this unhealthy emphasis is not actually reaping rewards."
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    At least give it some shape and lead, it's not that hard and makes a huge difference to the performance of the rudder.
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    I've made and reshaped several rudders and always tried to get close to the basic NACA 0012 profile. Search online, you can get find calculators that will print out profiles etc. For what you have it's a lot cheaper to stick with transom hung and there is nothing wrong with that. If the pintles etc look strongenough. I would try add a couple of inches on the front of what you have and get a bit of foil shape in it. That will take some load off the tiller, improve performance and won't cost much. You really need to sail it a bit after that to decide if you want to put big mone
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    Rudder balance comes from the line of the pintles relative to the blade centre of effort, the rake does not matter. Hard to get your head around but the water doesn't know its raked and that's what matters, don't do what your proposing no matter what you decide. It could probably do with a bit of a lead on it to get some balance and a better foil shape. What's actually wrong with how it works at the moment?
  18. Tim - Ocean surveys -0274208212 Nathan - BOI Mobile Marine Services - 0226925703 These guys surveyed my last yacht for the buyer in Opua. I thought they both did a pretty good job and would recommend them for Northland. Buyer paid for everything but it's all negotiable.
  19. Look up a few posts, my last one, the crystal clear answer from the rules.
  20. Air NZ and Unilever are not lead and staffed by career bureaucrats. Promotion from industry avoids that too. Real world experience, frowned upon by current government, has benefits in management but conflicts too much with the dream.
  21. The last course I did spent a bit of time on the defib thing. A couple of points I picked up. You are something like 400 times more likely to need a defibrillator than a fire extinguisher, have a think about which one is mandatory in the workplace, or boat. Seconds count when it comes to resuss. Getting a defibrillator on someone as fast as possible should be pretty near the top of the priority list. Download the AED Locations app, there are a surprising number of them around.
  22. I have been shopping online for years, caught on early. Google is my first stop when I want to buy anything. Wheels is right. If its easy to buy online you get the sale. I do the same at work. If I have to do more than a few clicks to make a buy I look for it somewhere easier. I will buy off a NZ retailer if the price is close, maybe 15 - 20 % max. That water pump excluding freight was nearly 500% up from NZ agents price, what world do they think they are living in?
  23. Yanmar, same agent for Volvo though.
  24. I rang the local agent to get a price for a new water pump. The old one was leaking and I wanted to carry a spare anyway. Sit down they said, $1900 they said. So for $537 I got a new one from overseas. For another $23 I bought a new seal and bearings for the old one. In NZ it looks like the cost of a pump equals about 15 to 20% of the price of a new engine. I'm not sure what to say next?
  25. So world sailing have tidied up the sail bit quite well, wouldn't have been too hard for YNZ to have just copied that, it makes a lot more sense, if you actually want a rule. Cat 3 "either a storm trysail as defined in OSR 4.26.2 d), or mainsail reefing to reduce the luff by at least 40%" YNZ say you are meant to follow the OSR rules anyway, just to add to the confusion. I hope they didn't pay anyone for that 3 years of revision that wasn't. The NZ regs pretty much leave it up to you if you read it certain ways, why they felt the need to write another 2 pages after that I'm no
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