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Adrianp last won the day on February 11 2020

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  1. Adrianp

    Is a SSB Radio

    Following Sea is a service that is bridging the gap between Sat Phones and SSB nets. You subscribe to the right list and get emails from that net sent through to the sat phone. At least that's how I think it works. https://followingsea.net/nets
  2. The tanks are just holding tanks. The wastewater will then be transferred and trucked to the Greenacres site on Waiheke, which deals with the desludging waste from septic tanks on the island. I'm not sure about water but they will likely tanker it in, which is fairly common for the commercial operations on the island.
  3. I'm guessing this 108yo beauty has no electronics whatsoever? What is the damage its showing KM?
  4. The Deltas do get a bit squirrely going downwind with a bit of puff. I've tipped mine over a couple of times like that, giggling away the whole time! Lots of fun. I've met the designer a couple of times. He has a half size Delta on the roof of his launch. Super cute watching his grandkids row around in it.
  5. Don't forget to make your submission this weekend or you can't complain when they raise the speed limit to 18kts, which is the current favored response. https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/navigation-safety-bylaw?tool=survey_tool&tool_id=navigation-bylaw My submission: "Auckland Harbour is a small waterspace used by many vessels, often not following the expected east/west route of the harbour. 18knots is far to fast for untrained skippers to operate in very confined waters. Many private skippers do not follow the 5knots with 50m of a another vessel an
  6. You could always swap down to the smaller Yanmar 3ym30AE and SD25 saildrives with the basic dog clutch. This is what we have in Lady Nada (well the older 3YM30 and SD20) and 95% of time is more than sufficient. There are some times when we feel a little underpowered with a big headwind, but that's more just being a little slow than a safety issue. If we had to repower the boat, I'd chose the same engine/SD20. The 3ym30 is a great engine and very smooth. Big weight saving too: 3YM30AE + SD25 - 160kg x 2 = 320kg 3JE5E + SD50 - 220kg x 2 = 440kg But then last time we saw you,
  7. I've been to see them and they are giving me good advice. Thanks for the recommendation.
  8. Us multihull owners love our redundancy for our redundancy! As the alternator belt drives the internal waterpump, we do need to have some kind of spare onboard in case one throws a bearing.
  9. Thanks, That's some really good advice that has got me rethinking what I'm actually trying to do. I don't really need the charging capacity of the stock Hitachi, and I have 3 of them (1 on the engine, one off the other engine and one spare), but the charging capacity of the Balmar is more essential if the sun doesn't shine. We killed a set of AGMs in Tonga when is rained for almost 5 weeks straight, so no solar, and our generator died (RIP you POS!). I'll start my research on those Leece Neville alternators as we have plenty of room around the engine.
  10. On our sailing cat we've upgraded one of our alternators on our Yanmar 3YM30 to a grunty Balmar 175a XT alternator, Balmar external regulator and Serpentine belt kit. This system works well and charges the Lithium house battery. The other engine still has the standard 60a Hitachi alternator with a single V-Belt and only charges the start batteries for both engines and works fine for this, but now I have different belts and regulation on each of the engine, so having a spare alternator is a bit of a pain. I'd like to upgrade the standard alternator to something with a external regu
  11. Adrianp

    Lithium v AGM

    These are the LiFePO4 cells that we have just got for Lady Nada - 8 x Winston 300ah cells to give 600ah @12V. They get some pretty good abuse in this video without catastrophic failure.
  12. Adrianp

    NZ to Fiji

    A few more photos of NV from last winter in Tonga and Fiji, where we buddy boated with them. The 4.2m draft and small motor (40hp??) limited her a bit and they needed to follow us into most anchorages, with me relay the depth on the VHF to them. Going into Vulaga, the last part of the reef pass is only about 4-5m deep in Coral and I ended up swimming in front of them to guide them between bombies! Its not my choice of boat for the islands but they got there and did it! Its since been sold to new owners who are keeping it in Fiji.
  13. Most of the Multis I race on use the setup you have pictured but with a block to prevent chafe.
  14. The are Country Specific, so they the right rescue centre get the alarm. Our Boat came with an Ozzie one and it could not be registered with MNZ as it alerts Ozzie if activated. We brought a NZ one in the end but carry the Ozzie one as a backup. After a lot of emails, I managed to get the details updated of the Ozzie one so that they know who to contact if it goes off half way to Fiji.
  15. We found the Magic 25 kites to be the best as they have put some much development into them. I think they are only 65m2, where that Greeny is almost 100m2, but just way more efficient.
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