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  1. Problem with Whangateau is the lack of good anchoring space. You can follow the channel by following the line of moorings, but there's not much room left for anchoring except a small area right up at the tip of the spit on the west side - which isn't very sheltered. Tides aren;t an issue for most of the boats that moor there. The water's really clear and you can see the entrance channel pretty well from deck level.
  2. The parking time limits at Westhaven are due to the recent developments around beaumont st - they became close, attractive all day carparks for free. And now with the nice walkway/cycleway as well. I'd say they have seen evidence that people are leasing out or selling their parking permits.
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    Gas bottles

    The different consumption depending on conditions could be due to changes in the bottle temperature. The LPG (in NZ) is a mix of propane and butane. Propane is more volatile than butane. Butane has a higher calorific value per volume of gas (by 30%), but about the same per weight. So if your regulator/stove is using a set volume of gas per hour, you will get less heat output with propane, but use less weight as well. The mix of gas that comes out of the tap at any given time depends on what is left in the bottle, and the bottle conditions - particularly temperature. As you get close t
  4. For most of us on this board, racing gives you long periods of time with boats that close around you, and often in some pretty difficult situations. In that situation, no problem. We just assume that other sailors have some racing experience and will be comfortable with a controlled overtake of this type. This thread shows that might not be true.
  5. Maybe once people have had the odd bump while racing they figure a light tap in the night isn't going to be a big deal?
  6. In good condition. Replaced with an Excel, and an alloy danforth pattern. Pick up in Pt Chev. Logan
  7. Floating around on the rope: has anyone tried one of these: http://www.anchorbuddy.co.nz/
  8. Pretty much what I learned through watching my father. But in this case your anchor can easily end up under one or other of the boats depending how they are laying at the time you anchor. And more commonly the issue arises as more boats come in and start filling the gaps. But I've never personally seen or experienced two boats coming together at anchor - except when one of them is dragging. I jumped aboard a dragging launch to hold it off on one occasion, and had a launch drag back and collide with my anchor rode on another.
  9. An anchor marker might seem a good idea, but you're just going to piss people off. Boats can anchor much closer than full scope circles would suggest without hitting. We've frequently had to wait for boats to swing out of the way when raising anchor, but never had any feeling that the boats would swing into contact. In the commodore's lounge at the squadron there's a photo of mansion house bay in the early 1900's, taken from the shore, with boats very close together. In discussing it with some more weathered folk their impression is that the wind tends to channel between boats at ancho
  10. Put your snorkel and mask on and go have a look at his anchor?
  11. But reg 3 states that nothing in the rules applies to ships, except to pleasure vessels which have a connectable installation. Connectable installation is defined in s7 as one which is designed or intended for or capable of connection to an external power supply that operates at a nominal voltage between 90V and 250V AC. How does this apply to a boat that only has a 12v system? The argument that seems to be behind the present push enforced is that the electrical cord, and 12v charger is a part of the connectable installation. But with this interpretation, every boat is "capable
  12. Bogan

    using durapox

    I have rolled it on (white on my transom board), and brushed it on (clear gloss on a floor board). It's hard to get a completely smooth finish but the foam roller did a pretty good job. You get pretty thin coats and use up a roller head with every coat.
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    Barefoot, or when its cold or I prefer not to stub toes on fittings, any running shoes that drain freely (mesh uppers) are my choice.
  14. I'm interested in the idea of "stay 20m away" that they recommend. That could rip your nightie if she's basking on your pier, between the ramp and the boat. "Can't go racing tonight lads, let's retire early to the bar". "Sorry about the weekend cruise that I invited you on, looks like we're sleeping in the car."
  15. "All batteries must be installed securely in adequate battery boxes. The bottom of the box must be above the level of the cabin sole. Battery boxes must be acid proof unless all the batteries are fully sealed units." I'm installing a new start battery. Anyone know what is an "adequate battery box"? For me this just looks like it will get in the way of properly securing the battery.
  16. The drone footage is from someone unconnected with the boats, flying the drone from the shore. Unless the video is slow-mo, the term "speeding" is a bit rich. I haven't got out my ruler to judge it off boat lengths, but they aren't fully planing, and they may not even be doing more than the 10knot limit.
  17. They're 12v batteries. They will settle to a little over 12v - so there's nothing wrong there. They could well be stuffed. The test of that is how much the voltage drops when the battery is asked to deliver a reasonable load and what their useful capacity is now (which is hard to measure without actually flattening them - which is not something you want to do).
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    Orakei Moorings

    I think you are confused. In the history of NZ, it is Maori who were been stripped of their property rights. True restitution for their losses from the late 1800's would be 100's of times what they have actually received. Consider that they were unjustly stripped of their lands in taranaki, BOP and waikato - most of NZs best farm land. Perhaps you believe only European New Zealander's have property rights? The Orakei settlement is from 1987. It is the very first settlement via the Waitangi Tribunal - whatever you think of developments since.
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    Orakei Moorings

    You could read the Waitangi Tribunal report and reach your own conclusion: https://forms.justice.govt.nz/search/Documents/WT/wt_DOC_68494556/ReportonOrakeiW.pdf
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    Orakei Moorings

    Would I be wrong in thinking that half of the boats on moorings in Okahu bay only leave when the mooring fails and they end up on the wall? And anyone blaming the local iwi: perhaps you should consider how you would act if your land next to a beach was taken off you, and before it was given back someone installed a sewerage treatment plant, an extensive road along the water front, and filled the bay with moorings. Wouldn't you try to fix each of those problems?
  21. Hard to imagine that a yacht could do significant damage apart from to the light on top. A ferry or large power boat on the other hand...
  22. What's the best to use for gluing powder coated aluminium to a plastic shower base? It has to gap fill approx 5mm, and must be white. Sikaflex? Is there anything better?
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    Reducing EMC

    I can't see what possible problem a plotter and vhf would have together? FWIW my VHF antenna and NMEA2000 cable run parallel and bundled for over 20m without any concern.
  24. I agree with the last answer. The collision/time doesn't vary by speed, but the collision/journey does. Think of the extreme case: a boat that bobs around forever will eventually be hit.
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