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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. depends were you look I suppose
  5. 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
  6. I'm up North and they aren't up here
  7. Hears some stuff to think about, quickly done so I stand to be corrected, in each case I believe there are subtle differences as to who is initially meant to do what, some are similar to the extent the actions are the same but some are quite different. Granted by the stage collision is imminent both are required to avoid collision, untill then its not quite so simple. Two Motor Vessels on collision Course Head on Two Motor Vessels on collision Course 90 deg to each other Two yachts racing on head on collision course, i.e. 180deg to each other. Windward boat on Starboard.
  8. HT, your just plain wrong, read the rules. I have already given you the clause and the link. Its what makes racing under RRS legal in NZ. IT, I already pointed out your technical error, HT seems to have missed it.
  9. BOIGuy

    Gil OS1

    Gul, (not Gill!) relatively cheap and well made. Bit like Musto without all the money spent on sponsorship.
  10. Port to port doesn't apply between sailing vessels, often misunderstood, likewise turning to starboard to avoid collision. The responses required of power driven vessels are different from that of sailing yachts, worth a read if your not to up with the rules, most of the time you are sailing it will be under the Collision Prevention Rules, quoting the RRS to your insurance company isn't going to help if you weren't racing. There are a couple of upticks in this thread to statements that are not technically correct, good indication of lack of understanding.
  11. Yes they can. it is explicitly says so in the NZ Rules. You must follow the NZ Rules with respect to vessels not racing but if you are racing under theRRS the "coregs" to use your term do not apply unless the SI say so. Nothing in this Part applies to a vessel participating in a race or training or coaching in relation to other vessels participating in such an activity, if the participants have agreed to comply with the International Sailing Federation Rules, prescribed by the International Sailing Federation. https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/rules/part-22/Part22-maritime-rule.p
  12. Fixed it, for Aleanas benefit
  13. Everything is about COVID now whether you like it or not
  14. I posted this elsewhere but it sort of covers your question: A vaccine like what everyone wants is pretty much hypothetical, safe with high effectiveness, rarely happened before why should this be any different? Current Flu vaccines barely register as effective, certainly not enough to let loose a deadly virus on, and there have been a number of safety issues along the way. Other recent vaccine experiments have had some questionable results, HPV, SARS. I would like to see a bit more narrative on treatments as an effective measure too in the absence off a miracle vaccine. Th
  15. Buy a new sail ya tight bastard.
  16. I have personally seen more boats sink and wreck parked in Marina and on moorings than I have seen in action, would be at least 50 and I suspect nearer 100 and thats just in NZ.
  17. BOIGuy

    Tube clamps

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    Tube clamps

    They are available from Anzor, they are called tube clamps and come in pipe and tube sizes, with or without threaded boss304 stainless. What the hell are the yellow pages? Its called google. Its not that hard. Several people have made the effort to help you, make an effort yourself,might be surprised at what you achieve.
  19. My post yesterday shows up in my profile but not in the forum. The forum goes into an endless spasm when i try accessing it.
  20. So I've got the dreaded old stainless box with a brine tank somewhere in the woodwork that's had an electric unit installed, small 12v compressor etc with plate inside ice box. Basically it actually works pretty well, may not be as quick as a perfect system but I don't live in a perfect world. The brine tank is probably cooling too but maybe this helps keep it all cool overnight when I turn it off so I cant here it running, food still cold in the morning. I don't waste a lot of time trying to make my world perfect, I go sailing instead. I have a a solar set up which more than keeps up
  21. Got a Volvo seal on my yacht, super simple and seems to be lasting ok, grease it once a year. Nice to have a dry bilge.
  22. Biggest one I've ever seen, just after New Years near whale rock, flew for ages past the boat, first time my son seen one, pretty cool.
  23. I would advise using synthetic fibre PTFE (teflon) impregnated packing, flax will not last - it rots, carbon (graphite) on stainless is never a good thing. I used to repair and prepare for survey boats for a living, seen all the salesmen push their product, stick to the white stuff. PTFE asbestos was the best, not sure if you can still buy it.
  24. Bought a Garmin for my fishing boat, liked it so much I bought a Garmin for my Yacht. Found them very easy to use and, menu system seemed pretty intuitive compared to some others I had used. Phone support has also been excellent when I got a bit stuck. Prefer buttons, have not been that impressed with touch screens I have used, pretty easy to bump them and they take it as an instruction, suddenly your map disappears or changes and then you got to figure out how to get back to how you had it quick.
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