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  1. Cruising down to the Sounds and Tasman area is on our agenda, hopefully we can get down there and meet again. Couple of years away at present but nice to gather information from others and dream at present!
  2. We have owned General Jackson for around 3 years in Tauranga, a Compass built GRP Farr 38. I was unsure if we (wife and I) could handle such a large yacht but it has been a great boat so far. We club race it, cruise it and fish off it, what a well set up boat it has turned out to be for us to enjoy. The boat was formerly Jenny G, a well known yacht raced in the Auckland area for several years by Alan Gibbs with the name derived from his wife. It was extensively renovated after changing ownership into the state it is now, focussed on extended cruising from which we have benefitted from!
  3. I have to report that Lynx has been neglected over the last few years as indicated in the listing - also, Jono, you could be losing your touch about it's former owner. Chris Cochrane (Dr.) owned Lynx and maybe Dr. Dave sails a 930 in Wgtn. or Dave Cochrane sails too
  4. If you call in to Kilwell, perhaps when you are in the BOP again, you can inspect their range of tubes and select a suitable tube. They have lots of seconds sitting there at reasonable prices, usually only cosmetic faults are present.
  5. Not the best today and looking bad for tomorrow, managed to get some fishing in yesterday before it came through. Did you get down F pier?
  6. Both unlocked except for a couple of piers
  7. My boat came with a califont which is usually a no-no these days, so I fitted a rectangular 16 litre Isotemp hot water cylinder with tempering valve and 240V supplementary and that has been a bit too small if too many showers are taken but I also had limited space. I also fitted shut-off valves at the engine inlet and outlet just in case there is a problem with the hoses or heater to allow for normal engine operation. Subsequently, I fitted 2 valves to allow for califont operation when selected when the hot water runs out.
  8. If you were in Tauranga I have some Telescopic gauges and external micrometer that would be suitable, they are available on Trademen for around $30 and other places $60
  9. Yes Wheels, the crimping tools for the ferrules selling for around $350. I like the way they seal off the wire ends and support the terminal wiring at the stress point area
  10. I like these ferrule terminal end type of crimps, I haven't seen them in NZ though
  11. One unusual thing I have found when staying in Port Charles is a very strong catabatic wind coming off the higher land that can be less enjoyable in the evening
  12. Hi CD, depending on the weather, of course, Mayor Island is amazing. SE bay can cut up if there is SE winds but around the corner is NW and Honeymoon Bay as an alternative. The water is crystal clear and lots of areas to snorkel and fish, landing on the island is interesting with a walk that circumnavigates the island (5-6 hr) with a koha ($5 maybe) to be paid if you want to do this. Further on is Whangamata which has a marina that is shallow to enter but if there is no swell anchorage areas are in the southern corner or in the deeper water inshore of the islands. Next is Slipper Is. whe
  13. That day will be worth celebrating Grant, hopefully a smooth run from now on! Go the Lizard!
  14. What I like about Penrite is it's online oil selection tool, you specify the vehicle and it defines the correct premium oil and then suitable alternatives. The range is very specific and applies to Australian and NZ models. This tool doesn't apply to marine units unfortunately.
  15. Does anyone have one of these in any condition?
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