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Everything posted by KM...

  1. Unbalanced. That's an interesting word to use E, why do you say that?
  2. Nothing wrong with the original Rocnas IT. These days I, like many, have issues with them being so over priced, the little too creative marketing and the continual changing of the anchor. When the Supreme does the exact same job there's little need for us to stress if we recommend one to a punter. Besides the Supreme is way better value for money these days. If the Rocna was unique then it would be a different story but it's not.. The Sarca has been around a lot longer than the Rocna and Supreme. It's nearly the same vintage as the Spade. The Raya has been spotted again. That's the anc
  3. My understanding is both the hatch and the washboards have to be able to be open/closed/pined from inside and outside. That's from the rules angle and it sort of just make sense to have that anyway I reckon. The last, only time, I closed and pinned my hatch from inside was in the Rakino Channel about 3 or 4 New years Days ago, huge hail storm which was both freaky and got painful hence we all dived inside. I have done it offshore though, more just for crap weather than any rollover fear.
  4. Not a surprise Erice. Many forums have favourites that get better coverage then al the others. CF is well known to like Rocnas due to 2 mods and the sponsorship of the site by Rocna. But I notice lately it's now gone Mantus.... again with adverts. Shame really as when I was a Mod on CF we weren't allowed to lean any specific way and were pulled up if we did. It seems that has changed. But suss around and you'll find forums that like this one or that one. It's just the way of the interweb. Not that I read the link but you also need to suss what's written, what's not written and by whom
  5. And you look like Adolf Hitler and Ted Bundy but I doubt you work the same as them Erice If you put a Excel next to a plow you'll see massive differences. All anchors can bend their shanks. Sure some more than others but generally most are fine when used correctly.
  6. Oh yes Steve. For a mob who has as one of their main selling pitches 'we must be good look who's copied us' to see them blatantly do an almost identical copy to the Spade and then try to spin it as their new revolutionary design.is laughable. Even more so when you consider the Rocna was going to be what the Vulcan is i.e. a very direct copy of the Spade but they weren't brave enough and we couldn't find a way around the Spade tip weight patent, hence the rollbar. Add in the Rocna shank being a copy of the Deltas, the Fisherman version a direct copy of the Supremes shank and the flukes with so
  7. And they are all off. Nice clean starts in 5-7 knots of wind and lots of sun. It's a magnificent mid winter day out there... assuming it doesn't fade away to nothing which sadly is the forecast. Sadly one or 2 boats may have left the marina for no reason today due to not being prepared as per the very clear SI's, safety briefings and very well know SSANZ tilt towards safety. A couple were just stunned mullets when asked to show very basic safety gear. One or 2 also took longer than it takes to sink to find their safety gear. There is no reason not to be prepared. Jacklines in bags mark
  8. Saw that on the news. Can it get much cooler than a white whale? I think knot.
  9. With the seemingly little idea what boats are to be used, could we have stumbled onto ETNZ's new one tucked away inside a naval base for security?? Maybe the paintwork gives away one of the new sponsors 'The Mobile Rust Surgeon'?
  10. Weather looking OK. Cool but not totally fading out as was being suggested earlier in the week.
  11. I'd agree with that. Most of the ply I removed from mine had some, small but still there, glue line issues/failures. BUT none of it was proper 1088 marine bonded ply, most was just bog standard and untreated. Most of the glueline issues were in the areas that got the most moisture but I have no idea if the failures were water related or just coincidence. They were also in areas where the ply was more 'strips' then 'sheets' so to speak if that makes sense. Just thinking if the boat twisting and/or racking and so on may have been a input, not that we ever saw any twisting/racking though.
  12. Doh, I keep calling him Craig, no idea why and no surprise I also confuse Ange from time to time. Thanks for the correction Mr Chop.
  13. I like wood but having spent the last 18 months striping down a glass boat that's 30 years old. I'm pretty sure I'd have had found a lot more issues if it was GOP. In fact all the possible dodgy bits in mine that have been totally replaced due to age degradation have been plywood. Those bits of wood aside we have found zero age related issues to any of the other structure. My boat is also considered by some to be a lightweight flyer, which it may have been 30 years ago, so it's got a foam core and isn't solid 25mm (whatever) of glass. It's also spent it's life being thrashed by yobs and it's s
  14. Thats the smartest idea of them all, bar some specific circumstances. But then you are a distance cruiser so in one of the smartest sectors of boating....... not totally smart though as it still has it's smattering of idiots, very lucky ones some of them. We sellers have to deal with the full spectrum and I can assure you some sections of boating are bloody stupid and resemble a bunch of 14yo school girls on Facetwit with their 'fashion fads'. So we have to say things a lot more carefully. If people ask us for a swivel the 1st thing they hear is 'Why?'. Around 40% of boats with swivels pro
  15. Yes I've been wondering that myself but as these ones are only part time exposed and are in places where if they fail it's not a biggie I'm going to give them a go. They are in use and have been for 20 plus years and I haven't heard of any issues so fingers crossed. They are also NZ made so if they kill me the man who made them knows every time he jumps on his missus he'll look down to see my face smiling back at him instead. He still sold them to me so must be confident
  16. To true Steve but the vast majority of the time that swivel issue just isn't and never will be one so you do run the risk of introducing 'worry' when there is no need for it. There is more than enough scare marketing to freak most out already so we have to run a fine line between providing good helpful advise and freaking people out for no good reason. There is more to it than just adding a few links in here and there. 'Integrity of the seller', Yeap once upon a time that was a big thing but for many the lure of the buck is more important and for some they simply can't afford to have too m
  17. It's only the bigger heavier cruises who need to worry about that stuff. I'd say for every swivel not directly onto the shank there is 1000 who are direct onto the shank. One mob pushing hard what Steve is saying are known to have weaker shanks so that's a tad of spin to protect their product more than the swivels. It's not what you say, it's how you say it.
  18. Gary is balls deep in work for a few months yet so he might not be the best option if you're in a hurry. Maybe try Craig Boatsmith ph 021445537
  19. All bar one of mine are Stainless Steel.
  20. KM...

    mini 650 439

    :D That's always a good reason. Agree it will be handy with Brett being local. I hope it all works out well for you.
  21. I'm told the safety checkers have been told - 'Pick anything you like from the Safety Regs and ask to be shown it/them'. "Can I see a keel bolt please?" No it's highly unlikely any boat will hear that.I'd expect. I'd say the most likely items to be asked to be shown will be life jackets, harness's, jacklines and similar gear. Don't forget last year there were some shockingly poor Nav lights on some boats. Poor in brightness and shocking in the line up of them i.e. at times we could see both red and green while 15-20 degrees off to one side. Things like that will be why some ni
  22. Interesting reading the accompanying study. The IPCC wouldn't like some of the data. But hot is god, thrash those V8's and bring on El whichever is the warmer one.
  23. KM...

    mini 650 439

    Any particular reason you picked that boat Mr Moth?
  24. Saw your 1st photo Doc and thought. 'They must be bored if they built a Abacus that big' On a larger screen I realised the error of my guess. I got my engine bay doors all but sorted and fitting. Just making the hinges now, which I may add are some super sexy dyneema/carbon ones I've created, no metal content and super strong. Having the doors makes the cockpit huge compared to what it was. Also preped everything for hull/deck join strength upgrade. The whole shed is now a not to shabby yellow/green colour from sanding gelcoat off. Plus a few other bits and bobs.
  25. Aucklands new Pilot boat. Due to go splash in October. As Rigger points out many hope it won't leave twin Tsunamis like the current one does.
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