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  1. Share Delight has just put a new set of sails on so that won’t be for sale unless paying silly money... likewise Azure which has recently been repowered Sorting topsides is easy! Vinyl wrap. You can do it 3-4 times for the cost of a paint job... Cabin top is another issue... lots of work and time to paint... everything has to come off to do it properly... but you do tend to resolve any small water leak issues in the process!
  2. Pretty hard to find a good one but if you find one grab it as you will never get a rough one up to the level of a good one for the difference in cost! I've seen a few for sale over the last year claiming to be the best example around yet I would consider them pretty rough. While cruising around I have seen Nirvana and Mirage which both look really mint on the outside. I don't think they were ever raced and I've never been aboard so don't know much about them but figure they would be worth hunting down if after a good boat (but prob not for sale). Fourth Dimension used to be immaculate but
  3. 12 knots is probably the worst possible speed they could choose for generating wake... most big launches are trying to get over the hump and plane at this speed so generate the biggest waves. 18knots at least lets them plane and the wakes actually reduce. Personally I think the inner harbour (North head in) is crap for racing, big tide, heavy traffic, shitty wind from the buildings etc. I'm actually in favour of P.O.A extending wharfs and hopefully that forces the yacht clubs to start and finish racing at Orakei. The improved quality of racing would more than make up for the 30 min motor
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    I think SSANZ made a great call in dropping Ponui as a rounding mark. Yes it is doable but is it smart? SSANZ likes to set challenges and will often race in more breeze than other organisations... but the issue with the passage south of Ponui is there is no ability for skippers to take a safer option ie wide rounding... and puts the boats into a must do situation with limited searoom if they are to complete the race. Other races like RNZ / RNI you have the option to stay well away from rocks/islands letting the skipper/crew on how much searoom they require or are comfortable w
  5. If you want to keep your boat near optimum performance then white is brilliant as you can easily see any fouling and remove it...
  6. Cameron

    Enduro

    If the Greens get their way it will soon be legal and we can all have some!
  7. Cameron

    Enduro

    Found the guy who had the Sandspit passage at night idea!
  8. Got this prop available... Off a Volvo D1-20 motor and sail drive on a Farr 1020...Genuine Volvo prop... ph 021 2267662
  9. An interesting detail that certainly contributed to likelihood of a collision occurring on the startline such as the one that sunk Elliphunk is major line bias. I realise that rum races are meant to be fun and not taken as seriously and that using permanent marks and start tower dramatically reduces the resource required by a club to run a race. It is also "part of the challenge" but it undoubtedly also increases the risk. Why? Because rather than the fleet spreading right along the startline, they will all congregate at one end. For this particular start, on starboard close hauled a
  10. Interesting... My understanding from the above is the startline is between the Orange flag and Northern Leading Racing Buoy. The SSANZ buoy's only purpose being to split the divisions into Alpha and Bravo depending on which side they are to pass. I would ask for clarification at the briefing as this creates a few interesting scenarios... 1.) Best option for SSANZ but unlikely as very difficult to achieve... The Orange Flag, SSANZ Buoy and Northern Leading Racing Buoy are in perfect alignment. No drama! Perfect! 2.) Worst option for SSANZ (In my opinion)... The SSANZ Buoy is forwa
  11. You can cook perfect sausages at anchor! The roll keeps them moving so they never burn! Seriously thou... its a fantastic place to visit. I think I'm up to 6 trips now. But as Jon says it's best to have plenty of time. Base yourself around the top of NZ and when a good weather window arrives grab it... also get out again before it turns nasty. Having said that all my trips have been pretty good... but my second time up there I was on Te Ariki Nui and on arrival it took us an hour to untangle the anchor chain... on their previous trip hour they had copped a pounding and the anchor chain h
  12. Is the start line moving from the Northern Leading area this year? Easier for Westhaven boats? THE START 8.1 Races will be started using RRS 26 with the warning signal made 5 (five) minutes before the starting signal. 8.2 The Start line will be in the Waitemata Harbour
  13. Can you switch the depth and speed transducers positions?
  14. If you look at the attached image you can see the coolant tank and heat exchanger and associated hoses are essentially at the same height but opposite sides of the motor. It takes stuff all heel for the Coolant tank to no longer be the highest point in the system... at which stage the issues start. Remote locating can completely resolve this problem. Generally I motor or sail... but the way the motor comes ex factory the buzzer could sound within 2 minutes of hoisting the main on port tack even with minimal heel... I certainly what to be less restricted than that. 1245hr later and no real
  15. According to the Volvo gauge they seem to run at 95 deg... been this way since new and consistent and no issue for 8 years now and 1245hrs. I don't know how accurate Volvo's gauge calibration is though. One other issue with the D1 series (which Ovlov say nothing and claim no issues despite plenty of evidence on the internet) is the factory placement of the coolant tank. From memory if you heel over a bit on port tack (doesn't even have to be excessive) you can get air into the coolant system and get the temp warning buzzer going off very quickly.... in which the best thing to do is tack a
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