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  1. 25 minutes ago, aardvarkash10 said:

    This looks to be applying to sanding or grinding methods if you are local.  Don't let your antifouling dust blow away in other words

    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?


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  2. 1 hour ago, Adrianp said:

    YNZ and the Inspectors are meeting tonight to review the findings of the Essence report

    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.

  3. 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.

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  4. 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. 

  5. 13 minutes ago, Panache said:

    The deck slowly bent upward under the head sail sheeting loads and all of a sudden a couple of windows just popped out of their holes.

    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?

  6. 24 minutes ago, BB7 said:

    I doubt if many inspectors have the engineering training to make such a call

    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.

    26 minutes ago, BB7 said:

    so a blanket solution is the only way to do it.... 

    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 think it was a crew or experience problem.

    How many disaster stories have we read where the liferaft was missing when they went to get it?

    Lots of stuff gets swept off decks in a good storm, why take the risk? Been working on that problem for a while but on deck still seems to be a pretty risky spot, regs. still keep insisting thats where they want it. Don't recall too many stories where the crew couldn't get the liferaft out the hatch when they wanted it.


  7. 7 minutes ago, Changed said:

    I use a cassette on the transom with a drop in blade. The jockey pole is the tiller. You can borrow it if you would like.

    Any chance of a picture at some stage? I'm thinking of a similar setup, would love to see one already done.

  8. 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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  9. At least give it some shape and lead, it's not that hard and makes a huge difference to the performance of the rudder. IMG_20200508_120022.thumb.jpg.4091e01246cc86155b3c818ea7ce6cea.jpg

  10. 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 money into it for either a new transom hung or spade rudder. 

  11. 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? 

  12. 1 hour ago, ex Elly said:

    What about the heavy weather jib?  Has to be exactly 70%?  Anything smaller or larger is incompliant.  Should they add "at most"?  Sounds like Shakespeare's pound of flesh!


    Look up a few posts, my last one, the crystal clear answer from the rules. 

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  13. 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. 

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  14. 17 hours ago, DrWatson said:

    I'm actually interested in the CPR in community numbers. 

    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. 

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  15. 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?

  16. 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?


  17. 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 not sure?

    "Skippers should consult their sailmaker and designer
    to arrive at the best sizes. The sizes given below
    are maximum suggested sizes only and should be
    followed only after due consultation."

    However they also say

    "The following sails must be carried and rigged
    and hoisted at the time of inspection. These
    specifications give maximum areas;"

    These two paragraphs are next to each other, how fucked up can you get?

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