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  1. grant


    if that's all that was left after demoing a broken boat of that size I would call that a pretty good result.....
  2. try these guys https://www.sailexchange.com.au/ you might get something better than you have and cheaper than new
  3. it was written in an age when the rule was read with understanding about what it was to achieve, not the current trend of looking at a rule and immediately trying to find a way around it. Simple is seldom easy to write.
  4. and isn't the point of an anchor watch to see if you are stable at anchor or underway? worth keeping in mind these rules apply to whole range of vessel, not just recreational boats tucked up in a sheltered anchorage.
  5. This isn't new and has been pointed out not even specific to NZ. When I was at maritime school and doing various other courses, it was drummed in that keeping a lookout was a basic requirement (as has been pointed out above) and also pointed out if two vessel collide both are at fault, the COLREG's then help work out who was more/less at fault. I believe this is primarily aimed at commercial vessels (yes I know it says recreational but that's not where the focus is). I think the push behind this are the small commercial fishing vessels where fatigue, often caused by undermanning, lead to coll
  6. if memory serves correctly day shapes are only required to be carried on vessels over 12m in length
  7. MNZ have prosecuted recreational craft under this before.
  8. Section 65 of the Maritime Transport Act https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1994/0104/latest/DLM335758.html casuing unnecessary danger or risk to any other person. It is the section of the Act that is used in relation to recreational craft, and, although not often, it does get used .
  9. Allegresse is looking to be in a good spot now, might get crowded getting to the finish line
  10. Last race Malcom Dickson racing his son, this time taking on his brother, they sure like this race
  11. I've used something similar in a big dinghy, worked well but I needed a longer hose to actually get the water out of the boat,
  12. given the conditions their effectiveness would be unknown and untested, very thankful they weren't tested
  13. thanks for that and the links, one question, why do you have the Jabsco and the 0.5 micron filter? From what I can see it looks like they both do much the same thing?
  14. for those with filters, do you filter the water going into the tanks or when it comes out? and what filters do you use? thanks
  15. FB group has a D35 in the bay of islands for $30k https://www.facebook.com/groups/nzsailinggearbuysellswap/permalink/2063606507183804/?sale_post_id=2063606507183804
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