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  1. 3169 Skinffull, we've only been for 1 sail so far, but very cool. Hope to start sailing her twice a week after school finishes. 

    Apparently there's going to be a couple of regatta's for them up here next year. We'll be more than happy to make up numbers.

  2. WTF it was only last year I got this from Tower  ...

    I can confirm that you will need to switch over to Club Marine by the 28 April 2020. This date is when your policy would be renewing however due to Tower Insurance no longer insuring boats this si the date it will be cancelled. 

    You should receive documents close to this time in regards to remind you to contact Club Marine along with their contact details to give them a call and set up new 


    I went with NAUTICAL Insurance in Chistchurch and couldn't be happier. Just insured the Flying 15 as well.

  3. Hi, wife just purchased one of these fine yachts and I was wondering how many are actually sailing here in NZ.

    To start with there are 6 parked here in the Whangarei Cruising Club compound in Parua Bay and it looks like 4 of them are regularly sailed.

  4. Back on market, just antifouled with 5 coats of Trilux 33 along with new bronze rudder bearings and a bilge cleanup. Just put mast back up today and will relist on trademe next weekend. $25k will still buy you a cat 2 boat sans liferaft and sat phone.



  5. Some more....

    Engine is a 2010 four stroke 8hp (not 10hp) Yamaha outboard with 12l tote tank


    Masthead tri colour LED
    Spreader downlights LED
    Running light LED bulb
    Deck level LED port stb and stern.
    Interior, majority LED


    1 aluminium and 1 steel sand anchor with appropriate warp and chain.
    Fenders etc for raft ups


    Most replaced in last 3 years from Nautilus braids and Chains ropes and anchors.
    Wad load of good spare lines


    Carbon mast, alloy boom
    All stays and turn buckles replaced last year. Old stays and turnbuckles come with her.
    Folding prod

  6. It has been pointed out to me rather bluntly that my ad does not really show what actually comes with Start Me Up.
    I'll add to this as I remember. This is the minimum that she comes with.


    B&G Vhf v60-b ais transeiver
             Ws320 wireless wind
             Dst800 tdx
             Fish finder tdx
             Zg100 heading sensor
             Vulcan 7 with navionics card
             2nd vulcan 7 with c-map cracked screen
             N2k network
    Raymarine St1000+
    Pelagic autopilot with ram
    Cobra 6watt hand held Vhf




    Coastal first aid kit (cat 2)
    Gme 406 epirb
    Plastimo compass
    Grab bag with flares etc
    2 lifebouy drogues and lights
    Weaver mob pole
    All the std cat 2 stuff pumps etc.


    1, 2, 3, 4, and storm
    Big and small 3/4 assymetric
    Huge 3/4 heavy duty code o on furler
    Race main 3 reefs
    3/4 symmetric kite and chicken shoot.
    Old spares all go with her including self tacker track and hardware.


    4x harken self tailing winches.
    Tiller clutch
    Mainly Ronstan and Harken
    Spinlock Clutches.


    Electric loo with holding tank, gimballed race cooker, sink, cool box.



  7. Due to wife wanting a larger boat for next RNI Start Me Up K4903 is for sale.


    START Me Up comes complete with all Cat 2 gear used on the RNI2020 except liferaft and iridium go.

    Gear list minimum is as follows

    Carbon mast, new stays and ropes in last year. 2 assym, 3 sym, 1,2,3,4 and storm jib, 2 mains, a wad of old sails, heavy code zero on furler. Carbon/alloy prod. 4 self tailing harken winches. New this year Ais transponder vhf , wireless wind and heading sensor. 3 years old, pelagic autopilot, raymarine st1000, 2x vulcan 7" with cmap and navionics,  also dst800 and fishfinding tdxs, plastimo compass. Gimbaled cooker, Cat 2 first aid kit, epirb, flares. 2010 8hp yamaha 4 stroke with charger, 3 solara solar panels, 2 century 120 amp agm baterries with victron smart charger, and it just goes on.....

    $25000 firm

    PM me if serious. Goes on Trademe net Friday if not sold.



  8. Right.. 

    1/ chafe should not happen, agreed. 2 masts were built at same time and my crew tracked down the other, guess what same problem..

    2/ room inside the rig, bugged if I know. Suspect when I remove the rig and remove spreaders we'll have a better idea ( in the meantime i want to go sailing with limited reduction to sailing time and budget)

    3/ agreed with mast, maybe sell all clutches and replace with decent clamcleats for those lines that may need instant release 

    The two lines that parted, one was Italian, the other Kiwi. The rest that had major wear were all Kiwi. Hurricane rigging put a chafe guard on the 3/4 and main halyard (Italian&Kiwi) in Wellington. I trimmed both in Napier due to wear (definately slowed things down though).

  9. 46 minutes ago, DaveNoy said:

    Worth considering a “check” line on a MH halyard to turn it into a 3/4, I.e a 3mm line that feeds down the in the 3/4 halyard box with a low friction ring that the MH halyard feeds through. Pull it on and a MH halyard turns into a 3/4.

    On a SR26 everything was 6mm, apart from the mainsheet and jib sheet. No complaints.

    Cool idea, will pinch this thankyou.

  10. Alright KM, 

    What caused failures? All the halyard boxes had sharp edges, not rounded off in any manner. The main halyard also too tight a radius, would suit 6mm more.

    Why go smaller? Both sets of riggers had issues getting the halyards past spreader connection point. Also more space inside to add another 3/4 halyard.

    Clutches etc? I have some 4-8mm spinlocks, should do the job. Two would need to be replaced.

    Why 6mm? Used 6mm for cunni, 3x reefs and outhaul. No issues with harken st winches or in the basic english clamcleats as well. Reef lines a wee bit fluffy but nothing major after 1200miles or so.

    Agree with mouse line, just added it to my to do list!

  11. Just pondering, after losing 2 halyards down the mast and replacing several others during the RNI2020.

    Is it viable to replace all my 8mm dyneema double braid with 6mm? Maybe with an exoticish cover instead of polyester. My thinking comes about after we couldn't mouse a replacement at sea and it was a pain in the arse at Mangonui (thanks to the Edwards clan for sorting it in the end there). Then in Wellington the 8mm end got stuck at the spreader junction and again it was more fantastic riggers sorting it out again (Hurricane rigging).

    The fault lies in the sheeve boxes and they will be fixed eventually but in the meantime I have an issue of not much room inside spar (carbon job) and would like to add an extra 3/4 spin halyard for peels etc eventually.

    Opinions please.....boat Ross 930

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