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    Dave reacted to kiwi_jon in Nexus NX2 system displaying 0 wind speed and angle   
    It is going to depend on the mast transducer. If it is an original Nexus NX2 wired wind transducer then it is going to require a server to encode the pulse outputs. If it is a Garmin wired wind transducer then, yes, it connects directly to the NEXUS/instrument bus. I am not sure what color coding Garmin use in their cable. I have a short adapter cable that converts the Garmin Gwind cable to Nexus mast cable.
    Edit: just found the specs for the Garmin mast cable. It's the same colors as the Nexus mast cable.
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    Dave reacted to Gappy in Nexus NX2 system displaying 0 wind speed and angle   
    You can't plug a wired wind into a standard wsi box as its always looking for a wireless masthead unit signal  the only way is to get the wsi reprogrammed so the wireless wind is turned off the mast cable is then wired into the network port piggyback colour for colour  
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    Dave reacted to ballystick in Nexus NX2 system displaying 0 wind speed and angle   
    Here was some good info:
     
    nx2_service manual.pdf
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    Dave reacted to Priscilla II in Look who turned up on our dock today   
    Crikey what a crew ,the guy on the left well deserves a Knighthood for services to yachting actually they all do.
    Come on those Torys in the RNZYS pull some strings and get it done .
    https://boatingnz.co.nz/rainbow-shines-again/

     
     
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    Dave reacted to Black Panther in Look who turned up on our dock today   
    Angela did not know what I was excited about so I had a great time re living the story for her  

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    Dave got a reaction from w44vi in Antifoul - options   
    So, I went with the MacGlide from MPS.  I was keen to explore options other than conventional antifouling and following a bit of research I decided that I'd give this system a go.  Due to a combination of factors the boat has been sitting on a mooring up the Weiti River for six months now and has got a fairly 'healthy' layer of slime on it.  I have not dived on the boat for a couple of reasons: a) I'm a wuss, and b) I wanted to give the product a decent test of it's claimed performance as a self cleaning film.  Fingers crossed I'll be sailing the boat in two to three weeks time, at which point I'm hoping the investment I've made will see me return to the mooring with a squeaky clean bum.
    I'll let you all know how it goes.
    Dave
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    Dave got a reaction from Ladyhawk in Antifoul - options   
    So, I went with the MacGlide from MPS.  I was keen to explore options other than conventional antifouling and following a bit of research I decided that I'd give this system a go.  Due to a combination of factors the boat has been sitting on a mooring up the Weiti River for six months now and has got a fairly 'healthy' layer of slime on it.  I have not dived on the boat for a couple of reasons: a) I'm a wuss, and b) I wanted to give the product a decent test of it's claimed performance as a self cleaning film.  Fingers crossed I'll be sailing the boat in two to three weeks time, at which point I'm hoping the investment I've made will see me return to the mooring with a squeaky clean bum.
    I'll let you all know how it goes.
    Dave
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    Dave reacted to Island Time in Legasea / Rescue Fish   
    Again, Wheels and anyone else, watch the doco, and read what you can. Large industry has MPI in their pockets, and many MP's are not neutral.
    The QMS simply is not working, stats can be made to say anything. It's led to a situation where apparently more than 40% of the current take may be being dumped. Its illegal, but its happening, as it make economic sense. 
    Again I use the example I gave before. One species has currently a "moratorium"  on fishing it , the large fishing companies would have you believe that its because they are environmentally conscientious, but the fact is that the average fish size has reduced over the last 5 years, and they cannot currently catch their quotas. They are also publishing info that says the reduction in stock is due to global warming. This is despite the fact that they have had 3 of NZ's largest trawlers over the spawning grounds 24x7....
    The QMS was well intentioned.  However, it is not working, our fisheries have been, and are being decimated. Current science says that you cant take more than 50% of biomass of CURRENT stocks if a fishery is to be sustained. We have been working on 70%, of ORIGINAL biomass, only leaving 30% - of the original totals, which, in reality, means take whatever you can find. It is not sufficient for a species to thrive, or possibly even survive long term.
    The other issue with current quota, is that it is in perpetuity. Effectively this is handing ownership of the fishery to the quota holder, and remember this was given to them FREE.   It's a valuable asset, and is trade-able between the fishing companies. If the system is redesigned so that quota is leased for a set period, and manged scientifically, then it can be easily adjusted, and be a profit making system for the government. Also, of course, the unbelievably insane system that caused dumping, can be replace with one that does not make this economically sensible - like high grading in the current system etc.  High grading is dumping some fish in favour of better ones, so you can still be within your quota.
     
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    Dave got a reaction from Island Time in Legasea / Rescue Fish   
    Okay, I now know a whole bunch more about the Faroes than I ever thought I would (Faroe ponies, very cool...)  How on earth did you divine that their policy was the genesis of Legasea?  Irrespective, thanks for sending me down the Google hole, very informative!
    I is a signatory.
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    Dave reacted to harrytom in Legasea / Rescue Fish   
    Its is based on the Faroe islands fishing policy.
    https://www.faroeseseafood.com/fishery-aquaculture/fishery-legislation-and-management
     
    What it means roughly.Govt buys back quota,then anyone can lease it and sell to ever you like,off the wharf restaurants direct etc not forced to sell to the big players.  Not held to fish for one species.Not answerable to any overseas investor(price has dropped dont want it)what is the contractor to do??land it and get what they can or dump it??Chance to get small fishing back on track.You/me can lease it sublect to msa/moss survey.
    Need to get inshore trawlers out and more longliners working.
    No brainer policy. Need 60thousand signees but bad timing with covid etc
    All the family have signed. 
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    Dave reacted to Above-the-Fold in Barton Wincher   
    Used them for several years on my Canadian boat, a 27-foot Mirage, also with old Barients. 
    They worked pretty well. The key to the self-tailing trick is to make sure the line is stacked on the winch -- three or maybe four wraps -- so that there's upward pressure on the bottom of the wincher. It's also a pretty good idea not completely to trust the locking-in-the-groove thing; I always cleated off as well.
    Then I got a pair of Andersens at a deep discount and the winchers were history.
     
    Michael Smith
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    Dave reacted to 2flit in Trimaran - Now Found!   
    Hi Dave,
    Here are a few pictures. She was built in Bellingham, WA when Ian Farrier had an office up there in North America in the late 90's. I found her languishing on the hard on San Juan Island, been there for three years because the owner couldn't part with her in spite of not sailing her. She looked a bit sad and unloved at that point in her life. We love her








     

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    Dave reacted to Fish in NZ Navy gets its biggest ship ever - it's a Hyundai!   
    I agree with this on the capabilities.
    I doubt she needs defence systems, she's an oil tanker, not a warship... have any of our actual warships every fired a gun? 20 containers, water maker and helo pad, she is designed for disaster relief and logistics, not force projection. NZ creates influence with aid and peacekeepers, not gun boats, that is our style.
    I'm always mind-boggled by the cost of defence assets. But I've just read this article, and if ever there was a good time to spend on defence, it is probably now...
    It would appear the boffins at MFat are predicting the collapse of the current world order, and the possibility of a 3rd World war.
    Already 2 nuclear powers are massing troops at their borders, had a major brawl at the border last week with 20 dead on one side and 76 injured, No news of casualties on the other side. Its not really in our media, anyone know which 2 nuclear powers are squaring off? Its part of the new world order, not the old one...
    Tucked away among the hundreds of mostly boring Covid-19 documents released on Friday was the bleakest thing I've ever seen a Government official write.
    The paper, from the usually diplomatic and boring folks at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Mfat), sets out the problems facing the globe as Covid-19 continues its rampage, and how New Zealand can go back to being a part of that world.
    In stark language Mfat lays out the obvious. Before Covid-19 the liberal world order was not exactly doing well. Global institutions like the United Nations were failing, protectionism was rising, and the countries that usually "led" the world had abdicated that role.
    Then Covid-19 came along as an "epochal shock" on the scale of the Great Depression for New Zealand and World War II for some countries. The problems that grow from it would not be limited to the virus itself, the analysts write, but would also propel governments to collapse, people to be driven from their homes, and violent terrorism to increase.
    "Security risks will rise as a result of increased instability, greater state weakness and more failed states; greater international refugee flows; reduced capacity in partner countries to address violent extremism, people smuggling and transnational organised crime; and more space for malign actors to operate given distracted governments."
    As the Mfat boffins wrote, things are bad here but will be worse elsewhere. And sometimes what rises from the ashes is better than what came before. The scars of the Great Depression created the conditions for the modern welfare state and decades of prosperity. But it also led to World War II.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300043502/new-zealands-uncertain-future-in-a-world-coming-apart-at-the-seams
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    Dave got a reaction from rossd in NZ Navy gets its biggest ship ever - it's a Hyundai!   
    I'd imagine she'd be dotted with a few 50 cals around the place for 'nuisance' defense (small boats etc.)  I doubt she'd be fitted with a proper CIWS like Phalanx or Goalkeeper as they're pretty dear (but extremely effective.)  As a force multiplying platform if she was deployed to an area of conflict she'd have a picket of frigate sized or larger warships looking after her and providing layered defense; the first casualty of any conflict would be the ships like the Aotearoa as they enable the fleet to fight.  In addition, she'd carry at least one, if not two Seasprite helicopters, which have missiles capable of engaging threats outside of the ships safety envelope. 
    Personally I like the capability this ship brings to the NZDF; long legs and the ability to support our Pacific Island neighbours in times of hardship/disaster.  That she is ice strengthened is great as she can support deep south patrols of our other ships.  That part of the ocean has always been difficult to police and hopefully that will change.
      
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    Dave got a reaction from Dagwood in NZ Navy gets its biggest ship ever - it's a Hyundai!   
    I'd imagine she'd be dotted with a few 50 cals around the place for 'nuisance' defense (small boats etc.)  I doubt she'd be fitted with a proper CIWS like Phalanx or Goalkeeper as they're pretty dear (but extremely effective.)  As a force multiplying platform if she was deployed to an area of conflict she'd have a picket of frigate sized or larger warships looking after her and providing layered defense; the first casualty of any conflict would be the ships like the Aotearoa as they enable the fleet to fight.  In addition, she'd carry at least one, if not two Seasprite helicopters, which have missiles capable of engaging threats outside of the ships safety envelope. 
    Personally I like the capability this ship brings to the NZDF; long legs and the ability to support our Pacific Island neighbours in times of hardship/disaster.  That she is ice strengthened is great as she can support deep south patrols of our other ships.  That part of the ocean has always been difficult to police and hopefully that will change.
      
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