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  1. grant

    Electric outboards

    Boating NZ had an article looking at a couple of electric vs a petrol in the latest issue
  2. The wellington marinas have taken the stance that there is no external access at Lvl4 If you have concerns contact the marina and they have staff available (some are live aboard. Their rational is they have liveaboards in the marina and that is them isolating the same a everyone else. I guess the comparison is you are isolating at home and people randomly wander through your section or want to use the bathroom (shared marina facilities) Last year there was almost a revolt at one marina where some tenants wanted the liveaboard thrown out so they could drive 30 mins and sit on the
  3. I have a cam cleat on the mast that the spinnaker halyard goes in on the hoist and then when you pull through the clutch in the cockpit it pops it out of the cam cleat.
  4. if it was in Boating NZ there is a fair chance i have it, if the range could be narrowed down a little......
  5. I like the "double glazed" idea, and agree with comments about the slope for keep the water out. That aside and going back to your original drawing, if the air inside is warmer than that outside how much airflow through the holes? It would go through if there is air coming forward to force it. What if the low holes were on the inside and high on the outside? as the warmer air goes in and rises it goes out the top, creating (a very small) thermal draft. Or I could be way over thinking it....
  6. inside of 12nm you would need a consent from Regional Council, outside of that is the Environmental Protection Agency. Any intentionally sunk vessel needs to be cleaned to a high standard. If the boat could fit on a travel lift to get lifted out of the water, in my opinion, it should be disposed of ashore.
  7. If you want more information on swing moorings look at http://www.gw.govt.nz/Swing-moorings/ They are cheaper (sort of ) and that's about all that's good about them, need a dinghy, hassle to get to, maintenance and risk etc. but if it gets you sailing.... There is a Van der stat going quite cheap in Seaview marina at present. Previous owner kept it in goon condition and this one seems to have looked after it
  8. seems to have got a bit lumpy at Gt Barrier https://www.geonet.org.nz/tsunami
  9. for land based have a look at the rutland furlmatic. Have used them on lighthouses in wellington and aren't too bad. from trying various units I tend to favorr mechanical speed control rather than electronic. We cooked a few electronic controlled windmills over the years. Biggest issue seems to be what happens on a windy day when the batteries are full.... no work today and some models appear to cook themselves at that point. The furlmatics give up and feather themselves when it gets too breezy. superwind are the others ones i'l look at if we weren't using the rutlands, from what i under
  10. This came with my boat, I can't see any likelihood of using it so am making more space. I was told it was serviced and checked for an offshore trip on another boat that didn't go ahead. If you are interested please get in touch, looking for offers. Message me or 0274516155 thanks
  11. and if you need parts you can email Allen sales@huttonwinches.com . He's usually prompt to reply and has been helpful
  12. grant

    Wgtn's Sealion

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122413627/wellingtons-sealion-now-ground-zero-to-set-sail-once-again https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/motorboats/listing/2768091124?bof=pXolVxcc
  13. NZ will also accept time at sea as part of quarantine, have looked closely enough if there is a difference between shipping and recreational boats but I believe 28 days is the required time for stepping off without quarantine
  14. grant

    Boat Dilemma

    If you like the Davidson you could always move up the range, 31 or the 35...
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