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  1. I'll get my entry in as soon as I can find all the info the entry form needs.
  2. Looks like fuel but could be water or maybe just readied for something but then never used. I like the idea of fuel in the keel. Handy spot hard to get too hot and handy knowing water isn't in there slowly eating its way out. I think you'd want to check if the hull is up to the greater loads a lot lower weight will put on her. Some of the 930's have had some quite big reinforcing added during keel swaps. Mind you the change from the old to the new is also quite a biggie. Same issue and time frame as TimB but using the latest Firefox with 1366x768 screen reso.
  3. I like the socket idea,it seems so much safer. I'm tweaking my beast to do the same thing as some stage soonish. Did Redlines original keel have a fuel tank in it?
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    Locker Hatches

    Lovin your test methodology Scottie Due to how I've re jigged the cockpit I have 2 lockers in the back with entry from the sides. The idea is to use those 2 for fuel and gas, sh*t that doesn't taste nice in rum or can go real bad if you aren't careful. So I need a way to get in and out of them but in a now and again type basis rather then every time. I am leaning towards Spanish Flys thoughts but I thought I'd ask the audience thoughts on the ones like the photo. Leaking isn't a huge worry as they are not water tight mission critical but it would be nice to have them dry. If one d
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    Locker Hatches

    This is about these sorts of hatches. For the side of the cockpit for lockers that will have gas bottle/s, fuel tank/s, and crap like that. Being a Ross the sides of things can often quickly become the floor so they may get stood on from time to time. The lockers can not leak into the boat should they fill of water but dry lockers are the preference. The ones I usually see that look like that seem a tad limp and I'm told most leak. Anyone have any comments on them like what are good, what aren't and all that stuff. Anyone have a possibly alternative? The usual glass topped dec
  6. To true Romany, he does seem to have hot it on the head. His comments have got massive coverage, he was even reported on the front paper of Icelands main newspaper.
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    Y88 Nats

    Did anyone win?
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    Y88 Nats

    Who are the teams to beat?
  9. The most knowledgeable man on the America's Cup has accused current regatta bosses of "abusing and disgracing" the event and hit out strongly at their treatment of Team New Zealand. Britain's Bob Fisher is acknowledged as the doyen of international sailing journalists and is the leading America's Cup historian, having covered the event since 1967. In an open letter to the America's Cup Events Authority, whose chief executive is Cup legend and Kiwi Sir Russell Coutts, Fisher said the late changes to reduce boats sizes and take the challenger series away from Auckland "has been nothing
  10. I think that AC doesn't stand for Americas Cup any more, it's now Always Changing. Luna Rossa have now cancelled the opening event in Cagliari.
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    Y88 Nats

    This weekend I hear. Anyone know which of the many Nats they have this one is?
  12. I've been told Luna Rosa has every intention of honouring it's agreement to host the event.
  13. Haven't seen anything to say it isn't but then all I can find has Luna Rosa all over it, something that now seems to be redundant.
  14. In NSW only $10?? That must have been a long time ago Kevin. It's around A$170 a year now if you get the one that covers all craft. About 250 to get a license in the first place. That's just in Sydney (NSW), if you go boating in any other state you have to do it all over again for that state. And then you have to license the boat you'll be using, with all those fees of course. Yet there water ways have a far larger retarded boat user component than ours do. Totally concur.
  15. I didn't vote as It's not a NZ team nor is it NZ's decision. Totally agree, the AC has lost it's mojo and even Hubble would have problems finding any sign of it at the moment.
  16. The boss funder dude has been saying for a few weeks the changes will effectively make it the AC in name only. The AC has never been a mass appeal event nor has it been OD. So it's hard to say he's wrong.
  17. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11427337 Oracle are doing brilliantly well at eliminating any threats they may have to face.
  18. The crew have voted and it's your time to leave, now jump and start swimming No record in this race, bar maybe the level of some hangovers.
  19. I'm told a replacement rig was cost prohibitive. There is another similar sized multi down this way that's saying to replace his rig is going to be a 30K exercise. 30K to make a 25K, at best, boat sail again does explain why it may end it's days as a fizz boat as well
  20. Not in the inner harbour, makes little sense to put it where the sailing is sh*t.
  21. Long Bay Park. sh*t loads of room, not next to arguably one of the busiest fizzboat ramps in the country so less fights, a mother-load more room to be used as a regatta HQ, far better waters to sail in with less marine traffic to annoy or be annoyed by. And it's only 10 minutes up the road from the Taka site. I can't find much on who will own the place, who's paying for it and the ongoing cost to YNZ, if indeed there even is one. It's arguably NZ most prime real estate so one could expect the rent to be more massive than frecking huge. What impact will that have in YNZ's finances and progr
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    From what I understand your sail maker is probably right. But unless you get one through a local you could be playing with fire.. or in this case a bit of cloth only good for being a painters drop sheet. I know a dude who was smart and got a set direct from a offshore loft. The sails look OK made in what seems OK cloth but the shape is totaly sh*t. To get that fixed locally will cost, to send them back to get fixed will cost. He reckons that cost is more then the difference of what he would have paid buying them thru a local sailmaker. He is not a happy chappy but understands it was his ca
  23. In 60kts of wind - NO waves A H28 would see around 1100 kilos of horizontal load. A S34 around 1500kg. A TP52 around 2700kg In 30 knots of wind The H28 - 250kg The S34 - 375kg The TP52 - 700kg NOTE: all of those 3 are low wooded so lowish windage. More windage means a higher load. Wave action isn't included and could mean 3-4 times those loads in the spikes, usually more like 2-3 times. Being tucked up in Bon Accord with the massive 300mm waves doesn't really count, they would add a little but bugger all. Scope is not all about centenary effect. The drag thru the water of a a
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