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  1. There are reports (unofficial) that caulerpa has been found at Rakino. Hardly surprising, but disappointing non the less. Will be interesting how long it takes for this news to become official. There is a crowd on Waiheke that want to work out if they can compost it. Currently this is not allowed because it is a controlled organism. They have been told they aren't allowed to. Sounds like the dredged stuff is going to landfill, but unofficially stuff on Aotea (that is Great Barrier for the non-woke) is being composted. I assume that is washed up stuff at a cottage industry scale,
  2. Who is this St Johns you speak of? I've only seen Hato Hone something something driving what look like ambulances.
  3. It is entirely at the whim of the insurance co. As in no fixed length of time. Insurance co has stated they wont require them annually. I was expecting issues at 40 years (boat is 38) but they have brought this in for anything over 30 years. Gas certs on the other hand are 7 years, noting there is no explicit requirement for one with the insurance co's, although I see many insurance co's ask if you have one when requesting quotes / shopping around for better / cheaper insurance.
  4. This thread has some discussion on whisker poles and jockey poles What is this for? - TechTalk - Crew.org.nz
  5. I think the pole should be equal to the foot length. But noting this isn't much more than a guess, as opposed to any experience. If the two half poles are shorter than that, you could make a jockey pole out of the better half. Once used in the IOR days to get better control over the brace when the pole is forward, these have been re-purposed by the VO70's when running zero's, big headsails and what not on blast reaching / beam reaching angles to get the sheet outboard and get better gap between the main and whatever you are running at the front. My boat is headsail driven, as in big
  6. I note those rules don't say anything about it being operational, or certified. I can sell you my old but very high quality gimballed stove with oven and grill. You could use it like a museum piece, and use a jet boil for heating up your tea. What class is that?
  7. Aotea / Great Barrier local board chairperson Izzy Fordham said putting in new moorings could be a win-win. "We've got some evidence of how it works in Australia; they can be booked online, so it could be a revenue gain as well. Helping the community and helping those boaties also." And: We've traced a boat - a superyacht - and it's come into Barrier on the west side, anchored, [then] it's gone round to the east side and it's anchored. And then it [went] right round past the north edge of the island to Mangawhai, so how can you stop them? "These are superyachts that come fr
  8. jib / gib How many times do I have to tell you I'm an engineer and not an English teacher?!?
  9. That is great IT, I hope it effects positive change. There are two other tales I'd like to recount from my dealings with gas fitters, that indicate the Gasfitters Board has far more significant issues than just this. The first one I spoke to stated that bayonet quick disconnect fittings are required on the gas bottle. This is so emergency services can remove the gas bottle without tools. I thought that was a bit odd, cause bayonet fittings are notoriously unreliable and leak like a bastard. Turns out the regs don't require this. So the gas fitter was telling me I needed something tha
  10. I would be very very keen to hear if you can name a gas fitter that will sign off (issue a gas certificate) for work on part of a system if the remainder of the system doesn't comply with the standard. I'm not wanting to sound argumentative, but after my recent personal experience of trying to find a gas fitter that understands the basics of NZS 5601 part 2, I think finding someone that would do what you outline would be akin to finding rocking horse sh*t. I asked gas fitters if they would do this, as what you say was my interpretation of the standards as well. I had intensive discussions
  11. That is quiet irrelevant, especially for insurance purposes. Two reasons: The insurance co's via the condition assessment reports want to know if the boat complies with the current NZ standards, not the standards from 1975, and If a gas fitter touches anything on the system, then the whole system needs to be upgraded. Noting that you aren't allowed to touch anything yourself and have to get a gas fitter even to crimp a hose clip. There are several reasons a gas fitter may need to touch the system, one being the standard flexible hose (1869 class C) that costs $12/m from Bur
  12. All the above is why I went for lead-carbon over lithium. Much the same reason as why Aardvark when for a kerosene stove over LPG. It avoids a whole lot of compliance issues. Standard charging profile and voltage profile, no need for a BMS and no risk of blowing the alternator in an uncontrolled load dump.
  13. Unfortunately my official copy of NZS 5601 part 2 is via a work subscription to the AS/NZS standards and it is extremely heavily embargoed with copyright protection. I couldn't even copy and past single clauses, or print it. However, I checked the key relevant clauses with this draft copy for consultation and the key clauses are unchanged (the ones I mentioned in my post above). I can't vouch that there are no differences in the whole document but this is a good starter for someone wanting to understand requirements. Especially for many of the tedious things like set backs for flammable s
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