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  1. Hey Martin, I'm in a very similar boat (pun intended) to you.. Learned to sail at Port Nic' just before Covid, and made a start at making the dream come true last Novemberish. I bought a Compass Southerly 23 off a guy in Napier, and it's now afloat in Mana Marina. It's been a hell of a learning curve, and I've only actually been out sailing once, so far. I am enjoying being a boat owner though, it's even more expensive than you think, and can be frustrating, and worrisome. But it's bloody magic as well, all at the same time. I've been finding it really easy to find excuses to
  2. I need a new Adjustable stopper for the main sheet traveller on my wee lump of pride and joy. Trouble seems to be that it's not a common profile. Burnsco, and all the online folks have an abundance of "I" profile stuff but I can't see any with the profile shown in the photos. Anyone recognise it? Even if I can find it who the manufacturer might have been, that could help.
  3. I have effected a small repair job to the rudder blade and I'm ready to finish the job. I need to get some antifoul on there but am unsure what to use as a primer / undercoat. This https://www.burnsco.co.nz/shop/boating/paint-maintenance/primer-undercoat/altex-multipurpose-primer-undercoat looks like it might be just the ticket. But then again, it might be absolutely the wrong ticket. I used West System Epoxy if that makes a difference. Hope that's not too vague a question.
  4. First of all, Happy New Year everyone. It's been a while since I posted, been a bit busy. I finally realised my dream of the last 20 odd years and I have managed to buy myself a boat. What a reality check. All you jokers make it sound and look so easy.. Oh yeah, just get yourself, this , or get one of those, and do this and that.. far out!!!! I've not been so stressed in my entire life. and it's not even in the water yet. It's a 23' Southerly, the hull was built by Compass and she was finished off elsewhere after Compass went out of business. "Swift" spent some y
  5. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/synoptic_col_satellite.shtml This Australian site can be a good one as well, Gives you half an idea of what might be coming New Zealand's way in the next week or so.. Used in conjunction with Sabre's suggestions, Jim HIckey wouldn't have a look in.
  6. Indeed, that's the reason Team Vestas Wind hit a reef in the Volvo Ocean Race back in 2014. https://www.yachtingworld.com/blogs/elaine-bunting/comment-how-the-team-vestas-wind-crash-really-happened-and-the-surprisingly-simple-things-we-can-learn-from-it-62634
  7. https://www.sailingschoolasia.com/downloads/International_Chart_1_Symbols_Abbreviations.pdf like that ? or there's this, straight from the horses mouth.. https://www.admiralty.co.uk/news/blogs/the-quick-guide-to-enc-symbols
  8. I managed to find this document with a quick google of "nautical chart symbols" https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/bbm%3A978-94-011-7370-4%2F1.pdf US but hopefully would shed some light on whatever you were after.
  9. cold showers.. saves money on heating water, running fans or requiring domes. keeps showers short, especially in winter. add in the health benefits.. it's a winner on all fronts. Comfort is the enemy of the soul.
  10. Andy Schell of 59-North covered his nav' set up on one of his podcasts.. https://www.59-north.com/thinksailing , search the page for iPad Navigation if the link below doesn't work. He's done a fair bit of mileage with his iPad solution. <iframe style="border: none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6284928/height/90/theme/custom/thumbnail/yes/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/000000/" height="90" width="100%" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
  11. I couldn't see any sign of it. looks like they've retrieved it and take it off for repairs..
  12. Heading down that way in a bit, I'll let you know..
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