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  1. We are keen, and given we will be Cat2 for three Kings would be a waste to not get another cat 2 race under our belt while everything is up to date!
  2. Also still on the original elbow 27 years old and going strong.
  3. 3gm30 just has the mixing elbow to wet box then loops and out exhaust. Boat is 1994 and is all original and never had an issue.
  4. Have heat exchanger end caps off of my 3gm30f as one was leaking and now after the new O-rings and gaskets to get it back together. Have found full gasket kits overseas but doesn't look like the come with the parts for the heat exchanger.
  5. Second for Max at Stay Tuned Rigging, he was the one who did Kicks recently and very good price. Kick had same mast step setup and painters lost it so a got a new 1 made up, had it laser cut then welded up.
  6. On the 1050 they aren't full size as per how it looks on the outside as the glass is supported with a divider (don't know the technical term) from the inside.
  7. If you want longevity you need to spray. Alot of your UV protection comes from the gloss level and rolling and tipping doesn't achieve the gloss level resulting in a shorter life.
  8. Kick is in, 35 footers don't appear to be very strong in numbers as to previous events.
  9. Norsands up in whangerei are very reasonably priced.
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    We had same issue leading upto RNI and it was the gps aerial was faulty. If you plug in with laptop and download software you will be able to see if it was picking up satellites. Ours was picking up satellites but very weak signal so no proper fix on them, swapped aerial out after talking with navico and it worked straight away.
  11. We did one in alloy and is ok but I think the norm is acetal? Need to find someone with a lathe.
  12. Yes have been told that, I don't plan heading that way in the near future
  13. Yes am waiting on a quote but I thought I'd ask here as you never know what people have lying around they may want to part with.
  14. Hah, yep I have looked there and it is to short. Bigger is better right?
  15. I am after a carbon tube 80mm I'd with approx 3mm wall 5.2m long. Thought I'd try my luck here first.firs Thanks
  16. I think we skipped F pier, the enthusiasm of 2 young kids walking a marina wasn't extremely high so unfortunately I had to miss a few piers.
  17. Checked out Sulfur point and then the weather packed in
  18. Down in Tauranga for the weekend and going to go check out the marinas tomorrow. Are the piers locked?
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    Kick E1050?

    Thanks, probably is one of my favourite parts of the boat. No Further with keel mods, have spoken to a few designers and done alot of research but no action yet.
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    Kick E1050?

    Kick an Elliott 1050? Top photo arriving back in NZ in 2018 after leaving for Aus in 2002. She left NZ as a very well maintained boat and returned in a very poor state. The list of what I haven't done would be alot shorter than what has been done to get her back upto the condition she originally was before leaving NZ. Bottom photo is of her being re launched earlier this week after her most recent top side repaint to match her deck repaint carried out 18 months ago. Background: Launched 1994 by Ian Harvey owner of Eagle Yachts who built majority of the 1050's. Ian
  21. I don't think you would want to be in the foam core, solid glass in the stem would be strongest? Just looking at your setup you could gain another 100 or so mm if you had a snout machined up for the end of the prod and run you tackline through the tube? We have a snout with 2 exit holes to run 2x tacklines, 1x 1:1 for A sails and 1x 2:1 for Fro
  22. Thanks, would have done foam if I was more comfortable with laminate schedules to get strength. Dad is a wooden boat builder from the 80's but not up to play with the modern composite methods hence using timber. Has been well tested with an RNI and plenty of other testing miles!
  23. DIY Project with my dad. Made a pattern of the bow and made a a jig. Laminated timber and carbon unis into a carbon tube then wrapped it all in double bias carbon.
  24. We have a fairly simple system. Prod end is spliced through carbon tube but the stay goes through the tube and over the top and then back through and spliced to itself so it takes weight on top, don't have any close up pics of this. Then on the stem we have a wichard D bolt and stay is lashed with a low friction ring.
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