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  1. You don't tick that if your not returning something, see if you can reopen dispute.
  2. Have you actually gone through the aliexpress dispute process? I have ordered hundreds of things through them and always got a refund when any issue arose. Not unusual for stuff to not be delivered, tracking is often meaningless. I have also returned faulty stuff and got fully refunded including postage. I believe it is one of the safest online purchasing portals around, just got to be patient to get your savings. Never deal directly with the seller to settle a dispute, nothing to gain everything to lose.
  3. Sorry to have to inform you but, in addition to the 158 pages of the "Racing Rules of Sailing" there are these documents which may or may not also apply to your situation while racing at any given time: (page 4 of RRS) ONLINE RULES DOCUMENTS World Sailing has established a single internet address at which readers will find links to all the documents available on the World Sailing website that are mentioned in this book. Those documents are listed below. Links to other rules documents will also be provided at that address. The address is: sailing.org/racingrules/documents Document
  4. I have my eye on some nice cruising boats in New Zealand, if you buy one for me I will happily sail it to the Netherlands for you to use after I am finished with it.
  5. When your clipping on in the middle of the night during a gale to go forward to drop the storm Jib are you thinking " gee this spinlock clip is nice and light, glad I paid a fortune for it, hope it holds" or "thank god I bought the Kong Clips, cheaper than those dodgy spinlock one too"
  6. Very Very Carefully, you wont need much pressure to distort a tank. Bubble test using a dinghy pump and a spray bottle would probably do. Unfortunately one of the best fluids for finding a leak is Diesel.
  7. Found these articles, very informative, I think your right IT but apparently most clips on the market will do the same. You need to read all three to get the whole picture. Just read the last one if you need info on what to choose - hint Spinlock didn't cut the mustard in several ways. https://www.practical-sailor.com/blog/safety-tether-clip-in-caution https://www.practical-sailor.com/blog/tether-clip-update https://www.practical-sailor.com/safety-seamanship/safety-tethers-under-scrutiny "Based on our testing, a variety of locking clips that are certified as meeting the ISO
  8. So if the Spinlock Clips are not suitable for use on the required anchor points should they be acceptable for passing your category inspection? Should the inspector (or YNZ and therefore Maritime NZ), knowing they are not fit for purpose, accept them? In a perfect world they meet some ISO standard and would only ever be subject to a perfect load, by the time you have fallen off or been swept out of your boat you are a long way from a perfect world. Would be nice if your safety equipment could cope with that.
  9. 10% of 100% biomass is a lot more than 10% of the last 20% of a biomass. Until fishing companies start increasing the biomass of a fishery, and then start fishing it, they are just talking sh*t and trying to get their hands on the last little bit by any means they can.
  10. I agree DD that what you do is probably safer given the equipment on the market but: From the safety regulations "Through-bolted or welded anchorage points or other suitable and strong anchorages for safety harnesses must be provided adjacent to stations such as the helm, sheet winches and masts" If the shiny new tether you just bought at great expense ins't safe to use as recommended by the regulations it is not "fit for purpose" and shouldn't be on the market.
  11. Someones getting paid off big time to keep these on the market.
  12. BOIGuy

    Yammy 15

    The engine came from Marineworkz in 2016 https://www.marineworkz.co.nz/ This is a bit of a blurb about the engines, they are quite unique https://www.boatsales.com.au/editorial/details/shortshaft-mercury-15-8840/ This is the 3rd new and newish Mercury I have owned in the last few years, including a late model 4 stroke. If buying again I would go straight for Mercury, very impressed with their quality and running performance, nothing like the engines of old.
  13. BOIGuy

    Yammy 15

    I got a new American Mercury15hp 2 stroke. Its the one with the gear shift on the tiller, they are an old cross flow design still being made and sold, not the rebranded tohatsu. Very smooth, quiet and easy to start. Can handle low speed running too. Lightest 15hp available from memory. Well worth a look.
  14. But no one was posting in the sailing threads. Little bit about SSANZ and some obnoxious yank. The comments in your thread were very relevant to discussions with YNZ going on right now. I had referred a number of our club officers to it as a source of information to assist them while talking to YNZ. Deleting your post is not helping deal with the topic you started with, little bit of noise in the discussion but throwing the baby out with the bathwater isn't helping either.
  15. So suddenly one of my clubs is getting a visit from the regional support officer, as predicted. last time they visited same reason, club mentioned dropping affiliation. The club folded last time but since then YNZ has not improved, in our officers opinion, has become more Auckland performance orientated than ever. "in 2019 there were approximately 1,530,000 New Zealand recreational boaties" "The total number of recreational vessels owned in New Zealand is currently estimated to be about 960,000" : mnz YNZ Clubs have around 31000 members. Dave could work from home, save
  16. I did have to take my budget fully sealed LED stern light back to Burnsco, it was full of water. It lasted one trip, no one could figure out how the water got in, it wouldn't come out again either.
  17. Without getting all technical about it, I want one and I bet there's a whole lot of others do too. I think the best flow on effect of the Cup foiling era has finally been well and truly realised. "Hi rest of the World. What are your kids sailing these days?
  18. That's what the definition of average is. Unfortunately, having average intelligence is often not actually enough to make you very useful.
  19. Only if that's your destination, try going somewhere else and your Gennaker might surprise you. Some Gennakers will happily sail wing to wing with the main, if you really must sail DDW then its a pretty handy option.
  20. bet you one of the few lucky ones to hear that.
  21. Most storms seem to bring a yacht or two ashore around Auckland, from what I can seethe required standards for moorings are a little bit behind most other parts of the country, Pretty rare to see a boat brake loose up north since their standard were introduced, the ones I have seen have all related to failure of bits on the boat.
  22. The stories I get point more to the demographics of the cruisers changing being at the root of the problem, locals using damaging the environment as a legit reason to try to gain control.
  23. Think there may be some confusion here, I just asked for an "EASY MOOR FLOAT SYSTEM" from moorings Northland, I thought it was also called a easy bouy system, see the website https://www.mooringsnorthland.co.nz/productsservices/ not expecting any magnets. Pretty sure its what the use in the Sounds too, similar to Fergie Bouy but with a soft buoy. I've got a normal mooring too and rent another, both locations have strong currents and a bit rough at times, can be a battle on my own some days. The Fergie and Easy Moor mean you don't have to lift any chain weight to get the headli
  24. depends were you look I suppose
  25. Pulling a pretty long bow to hit that target, be pretty hard to put a loss of life down to a flare failure during a race. Have you read a Cat 1 /2 SI or NOR lately? By the time your 3 different emergency response GPS linked tracking system buttons didn't work and your several expensive methods of communication have failed, and Epirbs PLB's etc, blaming a flare failure for a death is pushing it to say the least. Lets get back to focusing on how to make sailing, and racing, more accessible and cheaper, not trying to stop people doing it because it might appear to be a little bit danger
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