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    prada 3

    Simlar to the situation when NZ was 8-1 a few years back...
  3. Thanks Steve! Yeah, they are intended for a light spinnaker and general shore line and minor line handling so I am not toooooo concerned. Also, the fixings are all in shear not tension, so as long as loads are kept reasonable (what else would you do with a single speed 16 winch?) I think we are ok. If access was anywhere near reasonably possible, bolts would be there but, hey...
  4. and after all that good advice I couldn't get access under the pedestals, so they are fixed using 14g x 35mm 316 screws. Six on each into 1-inch timber. Liberal use of 291 as well.
  5. Thanks Kevin, any idea what register it would be in NZ or how to access it?
  6. I get the displacement, but what is the o/n number?
  7. A Wright. Oddly prescient and a pun all in one name.
  8. I just got some nice older Maxwell 16 sheet winches to use as secondaries on our Spencer Saraband They are brass and in good nick - someone has loved them and kept them clean and lubricated. I'll be mounting them on existing winch pedestals in the cockpit behind the primaries. The four mounting holes in the winch are countersunk and 6mm (or more likely 1/4 inch). Should I use socket screws with large washers and nylocs under the pedestal, or just go with same grade timber screws?
  9. concur. The key here is that the damage was controlled - the boom was still attached and you were not dealing with a collapse of the standing rigging. Replacing the track etc is relatively easy and cheap. A controlled deformation like this is much better than either a total failure or so much rigidity that the forces are transferred to the next point of failure.
  10. So you need to spread that as $40k for the purchase including survey one year insurance and three months mooring, and $20k for your first year operating/reconfiguring to suit you/deferred CAPEX. It will vary a bit, but that is what I'm seeing and what friends/family have experienced.
  11. ok, I may have judged a bit early...
  12. As it happened, yeah, kinda. Good trip. Motored Wairoa River to about 8km northwest of Channel Island in flat calm on Thursday very early morning (had to leave just before the 2am tide). Me with a head cold, Jos velcro-ed to the tiller, I prised her off after the turn and motor-sailed the rest of the way to Tryphena. Next day we pottered in a rainy morning and after about 2pm we picked up some diesel and then headed to Port Charles under sail in a moderate breeze and easy seas. Return was last Wednesday morning. A good westerly up the chuff with 1.5m seas, we opted to reef th
  13. my Norsewear socks are wool. Are tehy owned by Prada? 🤣
  14. A survey commissioned by and for the owner is no insurance for you. The only way to do this is to get a qualified person (or business) to carry out a full survey to your specification. They will need to know intended use as a part of that and if off-shore in this yacht is your intention they need to know that. For a steel yacht of that age and your intended use I'd go for a full rig inspection and report, a hull/deck/superstructure survey and a mechanical and systems survey (engine, gearbox/drive, electrical, electronics). It will be pricey, but you have the reassurance and the surveyo
  15. You must be a big user by our standards. Our Veolia bill last quarter was $141 all up. Only two of us at home at that point, but we have luxury length showers, dishwasher and laundry etc just like everyone else. We do have 10kl of rainwater storage for the garden...
  16. and the ratepayers wouldn't pay for it. Council is on a hiding to nothing and this is across the country. The legislation around funding for horizontal capital items makes it impossible for them to put the work in up front. It looks like the three waters (or at least two of them) will move to national control and management shortly, so this whole issue will resolve itself over time since govts have a much greater ability to fund infrastructure
  17. The best days of AC were when it was actual match racing. The move to ultra-high performance craft has shifted the skill too far toward hte technology, and away from the sailing. Bring back the days of close-encounter tacking duels and tests of endurance at observable speed. And this as a non-sailor then and only slightly less-so now.
  18. Worse. The teams are required to build a car that needs 20 litres of fuel just to get moving. They all have to circulate the track looking for cannisters of fuel so they can drive at top speed for an undetermined amount of time before they coast and idle to find the next cannister of fuel. And the "race" can arbitrarily be shortened if none of them find enough of the fuel to finish before next week. Really, this is an organisation problem. Racing should take place only if there is sufficient and stable wind conditions. You know, racing for the competitors, not to suit a TV sc
  19. These races are longer than a 5-day test and about as interesting. 🥱
  20. watching with interest. Is this at the ranch KM, or on the yacht?
  21. Tilting the pipe as KM so simplistically puts it presents a range of other problems - including the treatment capacity at Mangere. As a technical option it exists, but as a practical and do-able option, it doesn't. As mentioned earlier, the issue is really one of funding. Everyone wants great infrastructure but the funding mechanisms mean that costs do not fall where they rise, so the wrong people end up paying (by timing - we load the cost on future generations as debt), and those who are asked to pay won't (ratepayers won't accept the cost being front-loaded even though they get t
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