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  1. After reading these informed comments it appears that dirty anchors are a bigger risk of spreading introduced species rather than 6 month old antifoul?
  2. This is proving to be a bit harder than I thought. Or maybe I've lost a few brain cells lately. During a longer type race I what know the TWA for the legs ahead. For sail selection purposes. I want to enter the TWD as the varible. The course heading for the leg has already been entered. Press enter and out spits the TWA. The difficulty is having the answer as a port or starboard tack (+ or -) less than 180deg. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.
  3. You also need to include lack of experience. Kids that grew up around dinghies are generally fine. They've learnt from mistakes in a safe environment. Once you use something like a black dog catamaran you realise how unforgiving of mistakes an aluminium dinghy or small overloaded speedboat actually are.
  4. That graph goes along with my "wild guess" that fyran aluminum dinghys is responsble for the vast majority of drownings in New Zealand.
  5. The guys at FD are great. And its not a complaint against them. But the actual time you spend high and dry on the FD is only about 20mins. Its only time enough for a quick once over waterblast. Depending on your draft, perhaps go to a bay like at Motuihe Island. On an incoming tide nudge up until your keel touches the sand. Anchor up. Jump overboard. Spend 20 mins cleaning as best you can. Then you've earned yourself a beer.
  6. Interestingly you mentioned check points. The was one just this Sunday at 5pm by Pt Erin.
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