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  1. CutawayCafé is my business and I’m Dan Bishop (Schooner Maya). Nice to see a user with a real name, good on ya!
  2. Hard to identify some of us, yes, so I put up a profile pic too
  3. @Nzgrant, others will have better-informed replies, but from a fellow luddite: no EWOF means probably no insurance, which is a liability for the marina plus anyone you bump into/set alight/other. Is there a breaker switch on the multiplug box? Nevertheless, the simplest interpretation of the rule is "no EWOF, no permanent connection" (although a wider literal reading is "no EWOF and/or no insurance equals no berth, regardless of power"). A tagged lead from the pylon to a battery charger and maybe one other device, and plugged into the pylon only while you're aboard, is probably a minimum. 

  4. Cheers Jason, I asked (Dan). All good, just to note that I asked the marina directly and they gave me a card from Surge (Simon Hoffman), saying that as a result of the EWOF requirement he was inundated. So clearly Surge is endorsed on some level by the Seaview marina for EWOF. That's why I was curious about the two names (which I now understand are known to Evans Bay). I should get out there and chat to Obelix sometime, now I think of it! Good info, especially on the tiered process, thanks!
  5. Currently on Westhaven's website: a marina-endorsed view on modified eboxes -- https://www.westhaven.co.nz/westhaven-new/news-events/getting-to-grips-with-electrical-regs/
  6. A few people on G tried to register here this week but couldn't get past the captcha. I think Namaste crew tried yesterday. Island kindly helped me -- that issue still an issue though?
  7. And away we go! Thanks @Island, lots of detail there. @Jason, are you able to share these two eWOF providers for WG?
  8. @Rehabilitated, that’s the point of this thread I guess — to establish the variables and the interpretation of those variables that eventually result in two things: an invoice and an eWOF sticker. The main factors seem to be: installation of electrical systems (i.e. integrated into the vessel) versus a shore lead that goes to a battery charger/heater; the provision of a tag for a non-installed box versus a full eWOF for a vessel; the focus on different electrical systems (12v, 24v, 220/240v). So if you have a small yacht with a little 12v panel, tidy electrics and a shore lead to a box
  9. I've read the 23 pages (whew) started in 2016 about the eWOF adventures in Westhaven, and we're climbing on that ride here in Wellington now. The over-riding takeaway from the earlier thread on eWOF seemed to be: the standards are loosely interpreted (ha, let's not open that up again?); at the end of the day it's down to the Marina and the Sparky; and at the VERY end of the day, it's about making sensible choices for your own safety and your own insurance. It would, however, be good to share some successes locally, and some gotchas. I'm inclined to go back to that other thread and draw par
  10. For sale for little, because I'd hate to see parts of her go to waste. Hulls I don't think are rescuable, but all the bigger bits are there save the original rudder stocks and original tramp (has a modified one on now). Mainsail is fair, two jibs but both have a broken zipper. Have a look, make a small offer. Located Seaview, dinghy park near H pier. She was named Shardik, has a bit of history -- and her later years were spent playing in the Cook Strait, good fun.
  11. Wondering how many of the locals are on here. Shout out!
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