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  1. You might also find it cheaper to replace it. There is a shop on trademe that sells chinese copies.Last one I bought was $299. I'm sure they aren't as good as the original (over $1000). I've had one for several years with no problems
  2. They actually go quite well considering they're basically a steel box with a pointy end. There's plenty of videos of them tipping over. With the water so shallow they just lie on their sides. I doubt they would be much good on the bash home from the bottom end on a breezy sunday !! This is what I want ≥ Skûtsje de twee gebroeders bj 1894 13,61 3.15 gebouwd te — Platbodems — Marktplaats.htm
  3. Hi Dutyfree. Sorry I don't know how to DM you !
  4. Hi Just to resurrect this thread. Does anyone know of options for cleaning boats in westhaven. I'm on the piles which makes it more awkward. Obviously I know about the FD
  5. The weather does seem a bit odd. Woke up this morning. Raining but not heavy, no wind. Hmmm, that cyclone was a fizzer !! Looked on Coastguard nowcasting. 80 knots peak at Mokes, 75 at whangaparaoa, 75 at Channel 5 at bean rock. It certainly seems to be significant in the open areas. Makes sense for the Govt to be cautious on this one. Better to be criticised for overreacting than not doing enough.
  6. Jeez ! On your Livewind feed there is a 12m swell off whangarei !
  7. Just to update this unfortunate thread. We were coming home from Izzy today. Off the Devonport yacht club we saw TWO big stinky's go roaring through the mooring area. They both took the sandspit post to port doing about 15 knots and then proceeded to go right through the middle of the moored boats before doing a hard left to avoid Devonport wharf. I've never seen anything like it. Couldn't read any names. Hopefully someone in the DYC saw it. On another similar note we were motoring up the Waiheke channel when a big Riviera came towards us at a rate of knots less than 50 m away. I get my c
  8. We parked in Whangaruru when the first or second one came through after New years. I wouldn't recommend it. The NE swell still managed to get around the corner making it a bit unpleasant. The usual hiding place up behind Motukauri island up the end didn't really work either. If it goes SE there's nowhere to hide in there. Manawaora bay in BOI has always worked for us as there are options if the wind changes.
  9. I have a Stormr Strykr jacket which I bought a few years ago. The idea is it uses 2mm neoprene with a fibrepile liner. The intention is that it is warm and also provides buoyancy. I think it's a great idea however the neoprene soaks up water which then leaks through. When I use it now I put a light raincoat on over it. https://stormrusa.com/product/new-strykr-jacket/
  10. I use Sikkens oil. Hsle for the base and Filter 7 for top coat. It's not as sharp as varnish but rub it with a cloth and put another coat on easy as.
  11. I guess lying on deck on a warm summer's night contemplating the vastness of space is about to become a thing of the past !
  12. You've done a great job on your boat. Putting your heart and soul into a boat is a great way to make it a part of the family. I doubt you'll regret it.
  13. I have a samsung tablet. I would love it if it wasn't for the warning that comes up when it see's moisture in the usb port. Dumbest thing ever. You can't bypass it and it won't charge until it THINKS it is dry. Mine has been in the hot water cupboard for a week and it still thinks it's wet.
  14. I had an incident a few weeks ago where a large red launch (called Red Express) would have run me down if I hadn't taken evasive action. I contacted the harbourmaster with the name of the boat, time of day and location. I got a notification it was received. Nothing since. Nobody was hurt: not interested.
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