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Terry B

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  1. Equivalent weight difference between the two sizes is a 12 pack (of beer, as if I needed to define it). Safety at anchor. Pretty important.
  2. Keep 'em coming LBD, awesome
  3. On that note, anybody got a recommendation for an anchor watch app?
  4. Sounds like a great trip you've all planned! I hope (fervently) our weather is better for you than it was for us last 'summer' season. There are lots of really good books you could buy on line by kiwis about the gulf and anchorages etc. Google David Thatcher - he's written a few. Plus there's the 'Coastal Cruising Guide' by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club which is updated/new editions every so often - brilliant guide to pretty much everywhere in the gulf. And there are others.
  5. Enough to make you think of the unthinkable - moving to Awestruckandfailure.............. Or even the island below the north island......... gulp
  6. Partners found me! They advertised on trade me in 'yachts for sale' section for a partner in a yet to be purchased yacht. They 'interviewed' me and we signed all the agreements then went looking for a boat to buy. I had a Keeler for 11 years (trailer sailer for 10 years before that) and tried to talk mates who had their own yachts into partnerships but everyone wanted to be 'master & commander' (despite them all moaning (as I did) about the costs, maintenance etc). So I sold my boat and thought I'd have a year off and think about whether I'd buy another one - then I saw the partn
  7. Hi AB, I've been in a 3 way (no pun intended) partnership of a yacht for almost 2 years. It's working really well. Didn't know the other two guys before the partnership. The key is to have like minded people - how to use the boat, how much maintenance you'll do, whether that maintenance will be bought or you'll do it yourselves etc. And esp. like minded on tidiness and cleanliness of boat after use. We had signed agreements on usage, cleanliness, maintenance etc. All agreements signed up BEFORE money changed hands. We also have signed agreements on what happens when someone wants to sell
  8. Thanks Otto, donation done.
  9. STUFF has an article on line this morning - a group of owners taking the Oahu decision to the high court. Anyone know how/where we can donate to their legal fund?
  10. I'd agree with Corella - IF the option is varnish vs Awlgrip. But for just handrails which are a small area and easily up kept every other year I'd go for an oil or a stain. Something Bunnings have that is used for decks for instance. Really easy to apply, easy to clean when re application is needed. Plus (assuming the rails are teak) there's plenty of easy to use once-every-year teak products at Burnsco etc that also have the benefit of CHEAP (in comparison to varnishes/Awlgrip etc). But - if you want the full GLOSSY - go for Awlgrip My 2 cents worth............... :)
  11. Re insurance (going off on a tangent here), a mate has a 28 foot Keeler made of ply, a well known Townson design. Owned for 15 years, insured same company all that time, no claims made. Company has told him that because boat is ply and now reached 20 years of age he MUST do (and pass) a survey every year in order to re-insure. He's in Westhaven so has to have insurance. Annual expenses just got a lot more expensive. And a little scarier.
  12. Okay, FYI, no interest here so I'll Trade Me list them today.
  13. Paid $129 for them a few years ago, never used but have been out of the box for a day Happy to let 'em go for $65 - 1/2 price. Pick up in Sandringham Akl.
  14. Terry B


    Unless you mean West bay on Rakino?
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    Hmmm, where is this West Bay you speak of? Been tootling around Waiheke a long time but I don't recall a West Bay anywhere near Oneroa?
  16. I've given up on January, will try again early February - being semi retired I do have the choice of when I go - many of you don't. A mate sent me a snapshot of Coastguard nowcast at Channel island this morning - ave 50, gusting 69. I suggested storm kite and a reef - or maybe two.....................not that he was there, he was safely in Westhaven wondering (like the rest of us up here) why summer lasted for 8 days.................sigh.
  17. I might be wrong (it has happened) however these decisions on closing/retaining boating facilities seem to be taken on an individual and ad hoc basis. Pier 21 is a slightly different issue but falls roughly into the same category as Okahu Bay hard stand and the Bayswater Apartment decisions. There doesn't seem to be an overall AUCKLAND WIDE plan for boating - facilities like haul out, all weather ramps, car parking at these facilities etc etc. It seems that each individual case is taken as if it were a stand alone - not affecting anything else. If Orams closed for any reason (and we
  18. I always used the chlorine 'pills' you can get from the likes of Burnsco and camper van places. Yes, marina water is chlorinated but my tanks aren't. Pop a cuppa pills in (after reading instructions) and away you go. Not every fill, but frequently. Never noticed a taste change - but 30 years of smoking may be the cause Plus every year or so (whenever I remember) a bit of bleach with serious flush through. No filters (have never had filters at home and never had a problem so can't see why it would be necessary on a boat that only travels in NZ where chlorinated water is very co
  19. Okay, I'm lost - who is STF? Who actually runs the hardstand? And even if he/she/they are doing a poor job - we still don't want to lose the hardstand do we?
  20. Hi all, got this in my email yesterday. Thought some of you might want to attend.
  21. Unclear from the article EXACTLY what they're doing as down towards the bottom it says:
  22. Terry B

    Stuck tiller?

    BP might have nailed it re the heat. I just freed a 12mm bow roller bolt that would not budge by using a heat gun on the threaded end for 2 minutes. Came apart easy after that. Yours may have either epoxy or thread lock goo in there - both will 'melt' with heat applied. Just be careful as the bolt will stay hot for a while :)
  23. Thanks ex Elly, just watch the videos. Awesome down to earth stuff.
  24. Hi Toltec, be up your way next week so we'll hopefully catch up. Searched for Sailing Monanaroa but no success - spelt correctly?
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