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  1. 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.
  2. How is forcing insurance going to reduce abandoned boats, more likely to increase numbers abandoned. If you cant afford to or don't want to maintain a boat your going to be hardly inclined to try get insurance for it. I like the bond idea, but an amount sufficient to cover costs incurred might be a little bit high. Bit like the Bio security charge in Northland, no benefit to boaties above that of the general population but boaties get the full costs because the council can target them easily.
  3. Get some Duralac https://www.jaycar.co.nz/duralac-anti-corrosive-jointing-compound/p/NA1026 https://www.burnsco.co.nz/shop/rv/paint-maintenance/sealants-adhesives/duralac-insulating-sealant-15213/115ml-tube?gclid=CjwKCAiA3abwBRBqEiwAKwICAw4wGkDsKBgKqbYm71z-Kmq1L7uWlv4OQ55GSs7W3ZQyON-zs6YrWBoCI1wQAvD_BwE Monel Rivets, Stainless Loop, Ali Boom. It will stop it.
  4. Saved yourself $500 and probably pretty satisfied too.
  5. Well maybe if they made the app do stuff boaties want, like windan, they might file a trip report too. You got to try sell your product a little bit - or at least make them want to use it. Coastguard cant be looking to hard if they cant figure out what people want and why they don't like the current app, its written in black and white easy to read in several on line places. Lets hope they hear the message and surprise us all. Merry Christmas Everyone
  6. Confirmed, it does look stupid
  7. Prolan is definitely available at Anzor in Porowini ave, ii've seen it on the shelf.
  8. I actually did my mast while it was lying down on the hard (not attached to boat!), but I would and have sprayed the slides and lower track on the boat. The effect is magic. You can put a little tube on the spray nozzle which helps direct it but I don't think its essential.
  9. Didn't spray it on the deck, probably makes it nice and shiny, but i'll leave that up to someone else to try if you can find someone that stupid. Meanwhile it works bloody brilliant on sail slides and tracks.
  10. Silicone 808 from CRC worked for me, spray mast track and slides.
  11. BOIGuy


    Pretty sure they come from the beach
  12. Started weekend early, this mornings view looked ok
  13. BOIGuy

    Tef-gel or?

    Had very good results with Duralac, Stainless on Aluminium with Monel rivets, no sign of corrosion 15+ years. Never used tefgel but believe it suits better if you intend to remove fittings sometime. Always used to use Res-Q-Steel on nuts and bolts, amazing stuff, apparently they use Prolan these days.
  14. Found this interesting read on the subject https://www.facebook.com/followingsea.net/posts/664048880752984?__tn__=K-R There was one I thought I saved but can't find it, a step by step on when to leave and when to make your decisions on route, thought it was by Bob McDavitt, the article below is similar but not as detailed, maybe someone else knows the one I'm thinking about. https://www.noonsite.com/report/passage-planning-from-the-sw-pacific-to-nz/
  15. Too much hardener tends to stop epoxy setting, you must measure very carefully. A little bit extra just to be sure is enough to cock it up.
  16. Best city in the world to live in they say, can't have looked to hard.
  17. I agree IT but the question regarding 500 ton refereed to actions required under the collision regulations of which there are no specific ones. The article refereed to did well to point out the poorly worded responses from a number of people who are paid to do better. This stuff ends up in the courts and possibly the coroners court, following advice that is wrong would not make a good defense. Dying to defend your rights may be noble in some circumstances but in these situations its probably called something else.
  18. We caught a rather large mooring rope in the prop, halfway to Fiji, it smacked the hull pretty hard for a while.
  19. There is nothing in the Rules about 500 gross tonnes. https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/rules/part-22/
  20. The control head deals with everything, wireless remote included. Just note these pilots do not interface with your GPS etc, they will take a specific wind sentence in nmea 0183 for steer to wind. It also takes a bit to get your head around the adjustments, but if your setup is pretty standard the latest version will work straight out of the box. PM your email address I can send you a manual.
  21. BOIGuy

    Wright 11

  22. I have just received an email from Firefly saying they wanting to expand and are looking for distributor for their Carbon Foam Batteries. Not my game but would be keen to buy one if someone was bringing them in. Maybe someone on here could look at adding them to their existing business? PM me for info if you are interested.
  23. Designed for the air to go over the top too, stick your head out your car sunroof at 30knots and you will get the idea.
  24. The Pelagic is worth looking at, I got one and am astounded at how well it controls the boat off the wind. More than happy to run spinnaker or gennaker with it under control in good breeze with waves. Lets you trim while the pilot steers. Couldn't do that safely before with the old tiller pilot. Wireless Remote Control with 2, 10, 25 and 95 degree course change, can steer to wind too but I haven't got that set up yet. Adjustable response to course, and boat yaw response plus overall gain adjustment. Not much dearer than a tiller pilot and in another league for performance. Very good email su
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