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  1. Everyone is a leaseholder technically but it is like an owner, it has renewed with the council once since I've been there with no change noticed. The purchase price is fixed by the Society and all sales go through it.
  2. The Marina is a Society and supposed to operate solely for it's members boating needs, it isn't allowed to make a profit. At .present prices have risen lately due to the refurbishment of the piers. A typical lift and waterblast is around $100-130 with annual rental around $1400-$2000 PA depending on length
  3. We replaced our old main and genoa for these formed sails from Sam Burton, they were so nice to use in moderate conditions and looked like real race sails as used in real competition race boats
  4. Why is it so critical to have an audible alarm for low voltage? This seems to be a regulation for commercial operations or similar.
  5. I have checked the fine print in my insurance policy and I can't find any reference to the above standard or anything regarding Lithium batteries, there must be heaps of Lithium batteries installed already especially with the promotion of Drop-In units, we'll see what the future brings
  6. By isolating the negative side through which all circuits commonly use as CD illustrates above, it switches everything off. If you want to individually isolate individual circuuits then put in isolating switches for those circuits. It doesn't matter which side as electrical systems are circuits and won't flow until the circuit is complete.
  7. Looks to be a new Rapido 40 in NZ, seen being commissioned in Tauranga
  8. Gas fitters can issue a compliance cert that is suitable for the insurance company, it includes signs, new hose, auto shut off, gas pressure test, CO meter etc. it can be expensive depending on each installation
  9. My survey/condition report had to be an out of water survey carried out by a surveyor or boat builder but it wasn't as intensive as a pre-purchase survey
  10. The gas cert was only part of the requirement of Vero, they wanted boat survey, rig check and sail replacement record so it was quite expensive. 30 year old boat was the trigger
  11. Maybe, I could microwave the roast, that would be quicker!
  12. I was thinking that it is more achievable now with LiFePo4 batteries that have greater charging and discharging rates -C- and cooking time being short mostly, the expensive part are the batteries, but there seems to be lots of set ups that conflict, I was thinking a 400aH battery with a 2000W inverter with dual input DC-DC charger solar/alternator limiting charging integrated with a automatic changeover switch in my existing 230V system
  13. Thanks, CD, there are some pretty good set ups out there, 48V would be ideal for a new build. I have seen a few with 12v if you can reduce your usage possibly. If the inverter was mounted close to the battery then the current path would be quite short reducing the problem of cable sizing loss, then the 230V can be distributed longer distances with smaller cabling
  14. I'm in Tauranga, are you in Auckland? I travel up that way sometimes. It would be good to have a look, thanks
  15. It is VERO who specify the Gas Cerificate, my 30 year old boat needed it, then I looked at insuring another and the cert was needed there too!
  16. Now insurance companies coming down hard on gas systems, requiring gas certificates for systems that have been present in boats including production boats since launch date, 30 years plus. After my last gas cert bill of $1600 plus I am contemplating switching to LiFePo4 batteries, incuction hobs and an air fryer oven in a solar/alternator combo, has anyone completed this changeover locally, what size inverter and battery Ah sizing etc?
  17. I was at Bunnings today and found this drain cleaning kit with rods that may do the job, good pricing too
  18. there's an SD20 on Facebook for sale now, $900
  19. Trailer boats are great for Tauranga Harbour, we had a Farr 7500 for our first boat, very roomy and safe. We had amazing adventures around the harbour and close by islands such as Karewa
  20. Davidson 28s are pretty good value and there's a few around Tauranga. Surveys are around $1000 depending on length plus lift fees.
  21. They have constructed a completely new cut, a marina is in the plan too. The expansion is mainly to assist with the development of a mussel farming exercise out to sea, so a bigger port for bigger boats is part of it.
  22. There's a stopover harbour in Opotiki now, a bit out of the way though but could be an interesting Tour de Coast option
  23. The hull was sitting, and still maybe, in an industrial yard at Mt. Maunganui, I think.
  24. Not sure about your access in the boat but it looks to be mounted with 2 bolts, top and bottom. This video shows them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2KTsGdomQw
  25. I used automotive RTV Engine sealant to seal my fuel tank access hatch and it seems to be OK so far after 4 years, it says it is diesel and oil resistant https://www.repco.co.nz/car-care-panel/adhesives-sealants/gasket-cements/threebond-high-temperature-rtv-silicone-liquid-gasket-no-1-85g-grey-ss1-85/p/A1130575?rgfeed=true&cid=google-shopping&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=CjwKCAjwitShBhA6EiwAq3RqA-rMO8FQDhHBUoRcotp0kaE4q8VxrHkNgWY-bBrlchrKsPq3d0Uu_hoCnwwQAvD_BwE
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