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  1. 43 minutes ago, harrytom said:

    Km do you have new neighbours on the marina??

    In panmure a few yrs ago a few of is were chewing through zincs when a new vessel arrived,it had the supposed miracle electric pulse antifoul system,when it departed zincs went back to normal.


    Yeap. Huge changes and all have a very large electrical components.

    I'll get the metre down and around there. It's not the first marina I've had to suss for stray, found all the leaker's eating them so I'm quietly hopeful.

  2. 38 minutes ago, Island Time said:

    If you have no shore power lead, or are protected with a working galvanic isolator or isolating transformer, and you still have corrosion issues, the problem is on your boat as  there is only one connection to the shore (the water), not a circuit.

    The boat is 108 years old, she was perfectly fine in October, not a single thing has been changed on the boat since before then. There has never ever been any item of any form that connects her to Westhaven bar 3 mooring ropes and the water. The 3 mooring ropes are connected to fittings both ends that terminate in wood, it has not changed for at least a decade possibly closer to a century.

    But Westhaven HAS changed a LOT, all within metres of her, since Oct last year.

    To suggest the boat has very suddenly decided to change 107 of history at the exact same time the environment she lives in had some very large dramatic changes defies logic.

  3. 11 hours ago, Island Time said:


    Common usage, like saying 'the dickheads in wellington', everyone knows you mean politicians.

    It is physically impossible the cause is on/from the boat itself. Some thing in the area has changed recently and started this.

    There's a wee rush on to see what other boats are suffering the same. It was first spotted on Sunday.....which is a right bitch as the big classic regatta is on this weekend but we are now out as we are broken.

  4. Just got back from the job of fixing the result of Westhavens latest free bonus for it's berth holders, rampant and very aggressive electrolysis.

    All started about the same time the new Tupperware berths went in and Westhaven got an electric outboard driven ..... some werid arse thing, that is heading fast towards mussel farm status because some muppet thought it could go into MNZ but it failed miserably, arrived.

    I'm less impressed than that blade of grass my turd landed on.


  5. aviate - navigate - communicate

    Keep the craft safely flying first and foremost, then ensure you don't fly into a hill or run out of gas before you get on the ground, only then do you ring Uber Eats or tell someone your wing has fallen off.

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  6. Just now, harrytom said:

    Hell of a risk to take though, but does seem strange, after penalty 60m behind to round first mark 120m?ahead

    Yeap but the few bits I've seen have had a Prada sailing under zero pressure so maybe they felt the risk was worth it. 3 teams risked over 100 million bucks they'd get to sail in a AC.

  7. Just ordered Vivid on advice of a gent I trust.

    And going straight over the water blasted then dry sanded remnants of Ultra2..... again on advice.

    Having asked 35-40 boaters over the last 2 weeks I'm now 100% positive which works where does very much more depend on where it is than what it is.


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  8. 33 minutes ago, Addem said:

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist normally but it does make you wonder, given how easily Prada outpointed INEOS in the last race yesterday but didn’t on Saturday. 

    Agree. Even more a bit Hmmmm..... when Prada said Ineos would win 1 this weekend.

    It's obvious Prada was faster and they knew it. So being 5 up they could afford to turn a race into a training exercise.


  9. Just had a suss and the plastic is 10mm thick. I've got about a 1.5sq/m bit of it not in use so plenty for you. 

    But I also found what I think maybe Turpentine. 91mm x 48mm x 300 odd long. The stuff is harder than hammers. Would that be of any use?

    I am a wee bit of a hoarder when talking handy bits of weird wood and other such bits. They come in very handy for the small things like this. In fact I used some to rebuild the mast base on the 930.

  10. 11 minutes ago, aardvarkash10 said:

    engineering plastic.  Doesn't look as nice, but its abundant, cheap and doesn't rot.

    Good call dude.

    I have some umpy stuff, not entirely sure what it is, that fullers have on wharves so the gangplanks slide nice and quietly. It machines up quite nicely yet seems pretty firm.

    A grey colour and I'm going to say 12mm think. I have a big section of it so could send 2 bits, thinking if you need 20mm thick one won't do it.

    That work for you?

    Guess where I got it from? Yeap, the dumpster of ongoing giving :)

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  11. Next door to us it one of the best rubbish bins in NZ, it sits outside a place that does superboat woodwork. A rummage can often find a pile of treasures inc mahogany's and teak in a range of sizes and shapes.

    I shall go dumpster diving for you tomorrow. I'm 95% sure I'll find something.

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  12. 38 minutes ago, DrWatson said:

    I love the loopholes vs intent arguments. Should we have lawyers make our class rules? Think I’ll start a new class. 

    You can sail any vessel you like so long as it was made without any metal or plastics. Handicapping by length alone. +1 min per mile if the boat was made without power tools.

    what do you choose?

    It's a race yacht?

  13. 1 hour ago, B00B00 said:

    Anyone have experience with Warpaint?

    My boat currently has warpaint on it, around 1.5 years old and pretty much toast now. Barnicles on it after 2-3 weeks these days.

    Much easier for me to just stick with the same paint but I will be changing color from green to grey. Boat lives up the weiti river.


    I've got worn out Ultra2 and will be going over it with Ultra2 to save any conflicts or priming.

    It's coming up on 3.5 years old and lives in the grotty part of Westhaven so it's done OK.

    Or maybe it's a sign the water quality is now that sh*t life struggles to live in it. When I was giving her a bum rub Anniv Weekend I was a bit shocked to see how much the concrete pontoons have been eaten away by what I presume is whatever is in the water. At the time I was in the water and thinking 'Will I need to turn on the lights tonite or will I be glowing enuff'.

    I'd speak to a chemist as you can swap between AF's as long as some key ingredients match.

  14. On 12/02/2021 at 10:39 PM, Deep Purple said:

    I know of a Ross 930 that has cost the owner well north of $200k. Actually must be getting near $300k since it been a few years since I last saw it. And no, not our bondage king

    I'm in for around 80K all up inc purchase price with mine.

    I reckon you're light on the other boat. After the latest 'tickle' to her, which was extensive and use much black stuff, I'm going to raise you 100K and say closer to 400K ;)

  15. They had a good contest in the weekend. Good competition even if the signs are all there an arms race is lined up just waiting for the starters signal.

    If they can squish the bullshit arms race before it goes any further the class may make a very successful recovery, if they can't well good attempt but bye bye all the same.

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