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Cameron

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  1. The Figaro 3 type bobstay system makes a lot of sense... Only loaded when tackline is.
  2. They had just discovered the enlarge/reduce function on the photocopier!
  3. Sea Nymph / McDell Marine didn't build great rudders... maybe it was construction methods/materials of the time? They all seem to leak and gain bumps and hollows, I think due to the stainless stock which expands/contracts at a different rate to the glass and eventually breaks any seal. What have you done on the stock?
  4. First comment from the photo… have you tried reducing diameter of the halyards? They look pretty big.
  5. Was considering doing the BOISW again after a few years absence (have done it numerous times previously and thoroughly enjoyed) but disappointed by the demise of C division with so few entries last year. It seems everyone is trending towards the "Island Racing" divisions which I would consider other than the fact there are only 3 races! Seems like a lot of effort to get the boat there and organise crew and then only have 3 races? I would have hoped for at least 2 races a day. Am I alone in this thought or do others think the same?
  6. Although the notice of race prevents a simple reschedule (which I completely agree with as people make plans based on NOR) it doesn’t mean there aren’t other possibilities…. The final race could be rescheduled but not count towards the series? Many of the competitors just love the racing (and the last/shortest race is often the most popular) so if rescheduled could just be a standalone race with prizes accordingly. I don’t think anyone would hold it against SSANZ if this happened and didn’t affect series scores. I know several competitors felt short changed last year by losing a race and
  7. DP is on to it. I have to remove 2 slugs from the mainsail track to put the first reef in.
  8. Explains a lot! So is it your wife or mother that dresses you funny???
  9. Amateurs! Now this is a real horn I've recently helped install to a boat... F35A802B-946D-443B-8307-EB944C1037B0_1_201_a.heic 2A1AF883-E8E0-4ED4-A428-80DAE8434725.heic F35A802B-946D-443B-8307-EB944C1037B0_1_201_a.heic
  10. John Bennett at Sparloft is the class supplier for masts.
  11. I'd rather have the limit increased to 18 knots.... 12 knots is the absolute worst possible speed to choose as most launch's aren't quite planing so at at maximum possible wake creation speed. Either slower or faster is better!
  12. Bevin had Acclaim
  13. If you are going to change... go to needle roller bearings. The difference is huge!
  14. Ovlov would be the last place I would go to for checking or working on a Volvo (speaking from experience) unless you have far too much money!
  15. Quick check will soon establish if your non-factory finished 1020 is affected an if so its a quick fix. The boats have proven to be pretty tough
  16. I'm more concerned about SSANZ setting a fair line... which I define as a start line I'm struggling to work out where I want to start. This spreads the fleet along the line rather than bunching a the favoured end. Sometimes where wind/tide can make one end advantageous a deliberate bias needs to be build into the line to tempt boats towards the other end. Secondly, I'd like to see starts delayed in very light flukey conditions until the breeze stabilises. Generally the boats don't travel very far until the breeze kicks in anyway but there will be big winners and losers... so I think bette
  17. For the pilot I recently installed a Pelagic on Hard Labour after previously having had both Raymarine and Simrad tillerpilots... massive improvement!
  18. $220 is dirt cheap.... any less and the police would be after you for stolen property!
  19. 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
  20. If you want to keep your boat near optimum performance then white is brilliant as you can easily see any fouling and remove it...
  21. Got this prop available... Off a Volvo D1-20 motor and sail drive on a Farr 1020...Genuine Volvo prop... ph 021 2267662
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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