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  1. Brace yourself for your next mooring fee- this year in our local mooring area on the shore, the maintenance bill for two that I know of was 5500 for 20 ton vessel and 3400 for a 5 ton vessel. Thats maintenance so I suspect a full mooring install on barrier given the remoteness and depth, and having to wildly ovespec them that each one would be 10k or more. We are talking millions in setup and the ongoing legal issues with insurance, and the management etc would be a nightmare. "How much does your vessel weigh sir?" Certificate please, do you have insurance, certificate please, sig
  2. Better tell Repco to stop selling these
  3. So if you arrive in the evening and dont want to navigate through Man O War for example?
  4. Ok so if I have got this right, you can drift about and fish/dive/spear but not net, dredge or anchor in Red, you can park in Yellow but must clean your gear
  5. Repack and grease, this type of seal is pretty simple and have been keeping the water out since forever. If you were contemplating a change, the Volvo dripless seals are cheap and pretty good. On the dripless front there are 2 types, one is the rotary face type where one of the faces presses against and rotates on the stationary side, and the other type which uses a lip seal on the shaft. Standard lip seals are not recommended but there is a nitrile type that has a broader flatter lip made by James Walker which doesnt wear the shaft as much. Chatfields make the bluewater models, but you
  6. Heres a good article on lithium drop in's https://marinehowto.com/drop-in-lifepo4-be-an-educated-consumer/
  7. Give adhesive technologies a call as well, this has been done about a million times so they can probably you a pretty good layup schedule off the cuff and supply the materials. If you are serious about saving weight vacuum bagging is the way to go but you can get a pretty reasonable wet layup job by weighing the cloth and resin aim for 50/50 or less resin. Ideally get the parts CNC shaped, otherwise a few hours with templates should get an ok result. If you're looking for that performance edge its worth spending the time getting them as perfect as possible.
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    To me SailGP was a no brainer, it has everything you could ask for in terms of a sporting spectacle for "the city of sails". There are plenty of places to view the course from, it wouldn't take much in the way of creativity to make it happen.
  9. Before hauling it and ruining xmas, put it on the grid and slide the stuffing box up the shaft so it rotates with it, that should give you a pretty good idea of whats going on. if you are not comfortable with doing it yourself then get a friend with some experience to help, its really not that difficult. Could be a build up of old hardened grease in the shaft or as simple as some new stuffing required. Worst case refit the SB and carry on with plan A
  10. Melted goretex, tired 2GM? Who knows?
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    Is it just me or does it seem like there's not much in the way of large public celebrations in our city? It's like the council is disconnected, the city needs positive easily accessible events to build some pride in Auckland, especially after the floods, covid, the constant complaining by the Mayor etc. They really should have made a huge effort to bring the GP here, I mean how hard can it be, weve only hosted the worlds biggest sailing event multiple times! It would go a long way towards relieving the disappointment over Dalton removing the cup defense.
  12. You can repack a stuffing box in the water, its been done thousands of times. A friend did one last year for the first time no problems, plenty of youtube videos out there, the water pressure is very low and a few rags will stop most of the flow so no need to panic when you are doing it! Or do it on the grid to have a good look at the cutlass bearing as well, no need to pull it out at this stage.
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    A bit swirly underneath it from a few reports, interesting because about 10 years a ago tornado formed here and swept up the sugar works valley before heading off into suburbia
  14. deleted, bots are like caleurpa at the moment!
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