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  1. It's creeping up again. If anyone is short of a skipper / crew for Race 1 or 3 I'm available to fill in. I've done quite a few over the years both as owner or crew and am happy on most styles of boat. Cheers Jono Gravit, 0274 754 169
  2. The rules are different everywhere and not adhered to / known anyway. Therefore it's all about making your life easier and not having to deal with both the differing rules imposed by each airline, and the various whims of airport reception staff. Plus if you have removed the canister it is not technically an inflatable lifejacket, and as it is only 33gm and looks like a deodorant can / toothpaste tube etc there is nothing to get stressed about in Xray. I just took a PFD on a Tasman flight and QLD regional flight this way over Easter and absolutely no issues.
  3. I always put the canister in my toilet bag.
  4. Rebecca has just about completed a biography of Rick Dodson as her next book.
  5. The last week in March / first week in April is always jam packed. I love NZMYC but think they were being rather "brave" dumping another race onto the busiest time of the season. Last weekend I chose to sail Auckland Laer champs. The weekend before was 2 days of club dinghy champs. I was gutted to miss the Auckland - Tauranga which is my favourite NZ race. And I could have done the Squadron cruising race. In recent seasons I would have been chasing dinghy regattas with the kids in the lead up to the Opti and Starling Nationals. I get it gives a fresh new option, but the existing options a
  6. Ma Te Wa and Wired had a good night
  7. I agree with the leaned gentlemen above. With an overlapper it is far simpler to use a lazy sheet though either an aft spinnaker turning block, or possibly BMax on a wider boat - possibly not a Spencer 10m. That way the sheet is triangulating nicely and all of a sudden your pole is a perfect length. Don't cut it as one day the spinnaker will be used. If just using a blade a whisker pole on the genoa sheets is fine but a lazy sheet is still better. You can get cheap tubes from Kilwell and use your current end fittings if you want another project.
  8. Waka and Drinks Trolley were out checking reefs on Wednesday.
  9. Contact Sam or Lisa at Tory Channel Contractors TCC . They are pretty booked up so get your name in early and by the time you get your consents you will be nearing the top of the queue.
  10. Anyone got their boat away and can help out? I'm looking to help out an overseas owner get Actionnnaire off its Shoal Bay mooring while the weather goes through. Cheers Jono Gravit 0274 754 169
  11. I've heard Lynx is coming to a mooring at Devonport soon
  12. He drew some lovely launches. His yachts were (mostly) a bit conservative for my tastes. But there was never any doubting the quality of them.
  13. Mike at NZ sailing in Silverdale. Dan at the Watershed Ask for a Jollyboat one.
  14. SSANZ do great work. Every two handed year is different and there has been the odd occasion where an initiative hasn't been done quite right on reflection. But don't stop innovating. That is why we keep coming back.
  15. I wouldn't recommend a change. Having owned a Cav 32, I think you will find that when sailing the cockpit is then at waterline as the water flow /displacement effect occurs. So other routing may not work - unless you like wet (ter) feet. While there is a seacock, it is meant to be left open, and is really only there to meet category requirements / potential maintenance. You shouldn't have any issues around structural integrity from the through hulls. The hulls are strong.
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