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    Great thanks for that. Lithium certainly seems like the future, but for this replacement cycle it looks like I'll stick with AGM. Maybe next time around it will make more sense to switch. The weight/capacity issue is the main appeal for me.
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    I notice in the listing for Sterling lithium batteries at Burnsco https://www.burnsco.co.nz/sterling-amps-lifepo4-lithium-batteries-12v the following comment - Does AUS/NZS 3004.2:2004 apply to installations that are not connected to shore power? Just standalone DC on board.
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    Thanks all for the input.
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    Anyone have any brand recommendations or experience with Lithium Ion batteries for marine use? Looking at about 100Ah.
  5. Sad to hear. My first cat was an 18" Tiger Shark. Fantastic boat.
  6. Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations of someone I can get to do a few cosmetic hull repairs on my small composite racing catamaran. Background... A very, very long time ago (2011 actually!), I asked for some advice here about shipping a small racing catamaran from the US to NZL. At the time, I was looking at being in NZ three months a year, but there were no obviously good solutions so nothing came of it and life went on, including lots of sailing. Fast forward to the near present and I've eventually ended up moving back to NZ permanently - long story, complicated by COVID, but I
  7. I owned Crikey Dick some years ago.
  8. Thanks, owner located from what I understand.
  9. From the Russell Community Facebook group, in case anyone here has a contact... --- Alert- Is anyone able to contact the owner of “Drop Dead Fred”. Or get out to her as the main has come unrolled off the boom and streaming out over the stern. Cheers. Matt Cooper ---
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    Next Cup

    If American Magic wins... “We are going to put the boat back into the water,” he says. “It will be somewhere between 80 and 100 feet in length. It will be a displacement monohull that is good for traditional match racing. You need to be able to see the boats from a distance, and the boats need to be majestic.” https://www.sailingworld.com/story/racing/next-chapter-for-the-americas-cup/
  11. Wow. That was pure idle speculation on my part. What a shame.
  12. I hope this is not related... https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/trio-rescued-after-escaping-sinking-boat-off-auckland-ended-up-engulfed-in-flames
  13. Doesn't sound too good... https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/search-continue-today-yacht-missing-off-bay-plenty-coast
  14. Arrived back in NZ last week and joined the Coastguard this morning. The website recommends installing their app. Seems like a good idea, but can't find it in the google store. I checked the google store website and see this: "This app is incompatible with all of your devices" - specifically a fairly old Samsung S5 and a very recently purchased Moto G7. Huh?? What gives?
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq0PlmVQ0n0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PxAeo5N-9s
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    They're quick

    A nice clip of ETNZ sailing a little higher and faster than the Nacra 17 fleet ... https://www.facebook.com/abkendall/videos/10156772161820814/UzpfSTEwMDAwMjY3NzAyNDU1MDoyNDA2MjY3MTAyODA1ODM0/
  17. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/dinghies-rowboats/inflatable/auction-2408252641.htm Though curiously, their website only describes a rigid polyethylene product... https://www.wildcatboats.co.nz/
  18. Given the price and Wheels' report, I think I'm happy to take my chances with Ocean Inflatables... http://www.inflatableboatsnz.co.nz/models/
  19. Hey Wheels, 3+ years later, what's your long term verdict? Has it held up? They're still in business and prices look good. I'm gonna need to make a purchase in the next few weeks so sussing options. Also, anyone know this crowd in ChCh... https://www.facebook.com/aboutinflatables/ The link to their website doesn't work so can't really get much info, but they got a plug recently from a blog I follow...https://twoatsea.com/meet-gozzilla/
  20. https://www.facebook.com/krakenyachting/videos/vb.1783935465178679/2410726115847613/?type=3&theater
  21. He's not the worst I've dealt with in Auckland.
  22. Sorry to hear that...thanks for passing on the news. My first keelboat was a Harmonic. Wonder how many of us have sailed his boats.
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