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  1. DoT

    SSANZ Triple 2021

    I like starting before the larger boats and seeing them sail through. Bad air can often be more than made up by a push from their wake. The gold cup races place everyone on the same start line. That can get properly exciting.
  2. I think you'll find that a rahui INCLUDES prohibition on iwi use. In fact I'd say they are more likely to observe it than your average reactionary pakeha.....
  3. I have an excel. Only time I've had it not bite immediately is ocean side of motuihe. I suspect there is exposed rock shelf in close in some places. Anchor wouldn't bite so we picked up and moved out a couple of lengths. Another boat dropped in the same spot 1/2 hour later and had exactly the same result. Some locations just have dodgy holding in some places - loose stones, smooth rock shelves, deep soupy mud....
  4. I own Drums of Time. Like every boat there's a list of things that need doing (replacing some tired gear and instruments) and a list of things that are done (engine, chasing leaks....). I'm ambivalent about selling, but I don't get her out as much as she deserves. A new owner with a more willing family might be a good thing for the boat if not for me. PM me if you're interested in taking a look. Logan
  5. Unless I am mistaken, the only NZ government charges in that lot are: "MPI BACC processing fee", "Customs clearance" and "Customs compliance", but it's not even clear if those are the customs charges or admin charges by the shipper. If you could buy the anchor direct, you would pay the same charges: it is expensive enough to attract GST, and the shipper pays all the other charges, so it would be included in your courier cost.
  6. You're right. People don't like being told that their activities are destructive. They get angry when I suggest that an Amarok or Prado is not a sensible choice for dropping kids to school or commuting to work. They unfriend me when I point out that quick holidays to Europe were a luxury that the planet can no longer afford. And cyclists going about their business are a target for their hate. The wealthy and entitled don't like to be reminded of their impact on the world. I assume that was your point?
  7. ...cause there was never a tsunami warning under a national government....?
  8. DoT

    Boat Names

    Depiction of Africans in some books is not great. And they haven't been "banned". The estate of the author has withdrawn 6 of the books from sale. Their initiative, their choice.
  9. The Bayliner is 33 foot and displaces 7 tons, versus your girl at ???? This for sale listing has a Bayline with twin cummins 155 hp diesels using 28L of diesel at cruising speed of 10kt and gives a max speed of 15kt. https://seattle.boatshed.com/bayliner_3388-boat-135035.html
  10. Your diesel engine is governed - you set the RPM and the governor controls the fuel to match. Your fuel use at idle ("no load") without the alternator charging, represents some sort of base friction in the system - the amount of energy needed to keep the engine turning over. This "wasted" energy is probably proportional to engine speed. Double the engine speed in neutral, you could expect your fuel consumption to double. As you add load, the revs start to fall, the governor responds with more fuel, the revs rise back to the set level. As you remove load, the revs start to rise,
  11. Same with me - rod (eg: very large screw driver) through the pin holes. And a big bar on the socket. On my drive the securing nut is castellated and there is a split pin to remove first. This stops me from trying to over tighten the nut when remounting the prop.
  12. You make strip planked model yachts from it. Have fun.
  13. DoT

    Identify this prop

    If you polish up the body you may find the pitch and size stamped on it. The markings tend to get obscured easily. The 1 and 2 tell you which blade to fit to which side of the prop. The blades will be stamped too.
  14. I would like to make mail sail handling easier and more convenient on my Farr 1020. I'm thinking lazy jacks and a stack pack or similar. Can you use a "stack pack" setup without full battens? I have a spare main that still has reasonable shape. Is it possible to have it converted to full battens? What would be a good Auckland loft to do this sort of work?
  15. If you're after a quicker, cheaper, self build nesting dinghy then the chameleon is a good option: https://duckworksmagazine.com/04/s/designs/greene/cham/
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