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  1. You mean just go for my usual spray, an unintentional almost non-skid like finish. I can do that I suspect you have seriously over estimated my spraying skills Yellow carded already, that's not bad going
  2. TNZ is a private organisation so if they want to have a flatulent Komodo dragon driving their boat they can. You don't get a say sorry fella. I'd suggest you forget the AC and concentrate on yacht racing instead, it's way more fun to follow...even if the boats don't always look quite so Star Trek like.
  3. You can add 'tweak a R930' to that list as well, as strange as that may seem
  4. I'm liking your theory fella and I hadn't thought about that. Double splatter in white I do like the idea of. Now don't get yourself send 'on holiday' until I'm ready to go at which time you can direct me
  5. I think it's a great concept. Sure the execution seemed to be crap but as IT said, at least he had a crack. Nothing ventured = nothing gained.
  6. Oh hell no. Don't ask what's happening. If some bored bureaucrat finds out about it I can see them liking what I'm doing and wanting to make it compulsory, we don't need more crap like that. I'll give you a peek in a bay some where at some stage.... then maybe I'll have to kill ya, we'll see what sort of day I'm having
  7. I just got myself some new gear. I went with Klim. Was out getting pelted by rain in 70kts plus, not one drop of water got in. Best I've ever had, most comfortable as well. It replaced Musto.
  8. I'm not to fussed about the looks in the 1/4 berths and up the front so being able to see the tapes is fine. All I really want is to seal it up so people don't get the ichy's if they react to glass. In the lounge/dining/Kitchen/media room area I'll be a little fussier but not super so. No way will I be fairing bugger all, maybe tickling the odd ruff bit. Not too keen on the splatter stuff. I'll suss durapox but it sounds heavy Oh yes K there are coves there. Nice ones for the very reason you state. I'd just sanding everything and hadn't cleaned that up so you are looking at a fair bit of
  9. A mate put in a SunMar marine composting dunny last year, he swears by it................. unless I heard him wrong and he swears at it. I'll check. The hassle with composting dunnies I didn't think about until Bogan pointed it out (he put one in a F1020) is they have to be keep feed or they go to sleep. Once they go to sleep there can be a few days of nasal abuse until all the bugs get back up to speed. But if you are live aboard you'll be fine. If it slows down have a curry night
  10. I have lots of area like in the pic, a combo of cleaned up polyester hull, new plywood, new carbon panels and carbon/glass tape. Most of the hull did have Frontrunner (that carpet like stuff) which has all been removed. Not a massive fan of that myself. I was thinking a spray gun jambed down 1/4 berths for a one coat wonder of some sort of enamel paint, flow coat maybe? In the lounge, kitchen, master bed and en-suite I'll do 2 coats. Anyone got any cunning ideas? I'm always one for at least a suss of new or sometimes left field suggestions. Any cunning products that may make pl
  11. What a great idea that 'Akaroa Hospitality Package' is. Good thinking someone.
  12. It was good to see Associated Press have to correct it's story/headlines that "2014 is the hottest year ever'. The truth is getting lost and headlines like that sure don't help.
  13. Totally agree IT. While standing on the finish boat during last years SSANZ series we noted more than there should be boats with the following or a combo of - No lights at all Lights so weak we could only see them within 50mts, one or 2 less There was a few we could clearly see both a forward light and the stern light at the same time.. and not just for the odd second as the past us. Some we could see were wrong by 20 to 30 degrees. Could see both port and stb when 20 degrees odd off to one side = WTF??? Some hidden by sails It was a little surprising so many just weren't up to
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    Too true I suspect P. Correct M but we do we see so many incidents that are incidents that are followed by no on the water action or later in the protest room. Some boats are now doing dodge on purpose as they know the other boat/s won't do squat about it. That's a slippery slope.
  15. Many are using welding cable from the likes of BOC. It works well but you do have to be anal about making sure any exposed wire is well protected from moisture... and will stay that way. Tinned is better but you can pay large for the privilege. It it helps, for a 1000W 12V motor with a cable run between 10 and 20mts Maxwell wants you to fit a 34 sq mm which is a AWG 2 size. If it was a 600W 12V they want to see 22 sq mm which is AWG4... 4 AWG???. For the same 10-20mt run. If the run is less than 10mts, for the 1000W they want to see 22mm sq or AWG4. For the 600W that's 14mm sq and AW
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    Just chatting and discussing why protesting seems to be going the way of the Dodo these days. The 5 of us took about 2 minutes to list 10 protestable incidents we had seen or been involved in this season alone, yet not one protest was lodged in any of them. The common theme as why not to was 'Didn't want top piss anyone off', generally from the boats owner. The question was raised is it time to bring back the rule that said if you saw a incident and none of the parties involved protested you could protest them for not doing so? Or do we all just throw our hands in the air and fit 7
  17. The Dive Centre in Wairau Rd on the shore does it as well.
  18. Yeap, but not this year..... so far. Don't know what it is but this maybe the 3rd time in 10-12 years we've seen not rust rust and weird sh*t happening a bit like you describe. Not massive and many wouldn't have noticed but for us it's been significant. Some sort of algal bloom or that sort of thing that makes some things look like they are rusty as a rusty thing yet they aren't. A bit of accelerated galvanising wear also happens. Also weird sh*t that has to be connected like when I dry docked my boat not long after I got her. She had about 6 month old anti foul at the time. When the dock came
  19. Just looking at the Maxwell listing and without chatting to their technical yet I'd say - The solenoid with a part number of - P19045 is the one they have for the 1000 series and upward. The 1000 Series tend to have 1000W motors or bigger. If the solenoid is a P100715 it would suggest they are for motor less than 1000W, of which I think Maxwells next one down from the 1000W is 800W. The above are the two 12V ones. If you have a P11121 or P19046 they are 24V ones. And while here all of the above four have a RRP of $237.80 inc gst. So $150 is a nice score. MASSIVE wiring = Th
  20. Not to sure of the technicals IT, me and electricity have a love hate relationship. It loves to electrocute me and I hate that. So I try to stay clear of it, even 12V. Last week I was balls deep in assorted winch issues post Xmas, as is the usual, so had alsort of components going on for many boats, so I'm a bit in learning more about winch component mode and when I saw J's post I thought 'Hmmmm I wonder'. I had a suss to see they have different solenoids for 12 and 24V and for the smaller winches and another for the bigger winches, 4 variations in total in the reversing range, 2 on the si
  21. You did get the right one for your winch I hope? If you can give me the part number of the one you got I can check to see what whichs its for for you if you like. Just saying that as we're running into 1 or 2 winches a week set up wrongly. The biggest baddy we see is undersized wiring, it makes your winch work real real hard only to be gutless.
  22. Just finished at Napier YC. Weather played nice and the racing was real close right to the gravy stroke. A bit down on previous numbers but 17 boats still went to play. The results 1st Shaking Laundry driven by Robin Williams. from the Manukau Yacht and Power Boat Club on 17 pts. This was the defending champion..Dropped a 8th and a 9th. 2nd Simple Red driven by Jason Holdt from the New Plymouth YC on 18 points. Dropped a 7 and 9 3rd Panache driven by Wayne Holdt also from the NPYC on 21pts.Dropped a 9 and 7.8 from a R1 protest they lost. 4th Bizarre driven by Garth Insley from the MYPB
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    Ross 780 Nats

    Just finished in Napier. Lots of fun had by all I'm told. Weather played nice. Line - Strait Enz - 9pts - Wairoa YC. The poor buggers had to drop a second. Fine Entry - 15pts - a local Napier YC boat. Dropped a 3rd XTSea - 27pts - Muritai YC - dropped a 5th Strait Enz helmed by James Sandwell would have had it pretty much their own way if it wasn't for the Fine Entry team helmed by Dave Zorn, being party poopers. Scott Baker driving XTSsea and Neil Hodges driving Fast Forward bashed it out for 3rd and it was a bash with the 2 boats swapping placings each race. Handicap. Suss the
  24. I'm thinking Chaffers would be my preference, only 5mins walk to my place and less to the Cuba/Courtney play grounds. Mid Feb, Thanks for that. I thought it was around then. That timing would work well for me.
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