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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. You don't tick that if your not returning something, see if you can reopen dispute.
  8. 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.
  9. BOIGuy

    New Racing rules

    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
  10. 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.
  11. 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"
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Someones getting paid off big time to keep these on the market.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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?
  24. That's what the definition of average is. Unfortunately, having average intelligence is often not actually enough to make you very useful.
  25. 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.
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