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Everything posted by ballystick

  1. I like what you have done to make the floor look like the expensive teak and holley, what did you fill the grooves with as it would have to be flexible to some degree and retain it's durability. I also found if you don't apply sealer to the edges of the sheets water enters the board and stains it.
  2. Thornburrow Sails Tauranga was taken over by Burton Sails. Sam does a great service that includes taking the boat for a sail to check trim, adjusting sail specs to suit yacht and usage so he would be able to sort out a good solution for you but I think you are in Half Moon Bay so someone else should be able recommend a local supplier.
  3. A fellow sailor in Tauranga who owns a Chico 30 just completed a circuit of the South Is or both maybe and previously sailed it around the world, Johanna is the boat name. They seem to be a very safe boat.
  4. Just had anti-foul done with Hempel, I was thinking about stocking up for next time if it was as good as it is claimed, I liked the lower ablative quality.
  5. Seaforce isn't ablative like No.5 and is claimed to be more durable and suitable for estaurine situations as well. I didn't have a good run with No.5 either. Unsure if an undercoat has to be applied or if it can go over existing antifoul, this would make a big difference for me as I don't want to sand everything off, apply undercoat and then the antifoul as I have recently had that done already.
  6. Altex are doing a good deal on their Sea-Zone 60 anti-foul for competitors in the Akld-Tga race, anyone know about it's performance/cost etc.? The blurb makes it sound amazing!
  7. I've seen that many marine engines lack an air filter, just a housing to stop bigger foreign objects entering and also act as a silencer
  8. That route prediction was for a start the day before, the race start was delayed until the next morning. Rounding Channel Island would have been interesting in 50 kns plus
  9. I heard the Predictwind route planner has Romanza breaking the Race record, how accurate are these tools and will it happen??
  10. How about borrowing one from a fellow Crew.orger?
  11. Had a look at the server for the system and there isn't any LED flashing for the depth so that indicates a fault in the Server itself..... The beginning of the end I suspect.
  12. I am currently having more problems with my Nexus NX2 system depth giving a no response, does anyone know what I should detect voltage wise on the wiring? There are 3 wires to the depth transducer which doesn't look to be on the network. What are the white and brown (can I feed 12V to this one? as there is no supply) wires used for? I am starting to upgrade to B&G but currently waiting for a transducer.
  13. If it was fouling the plugs with oil there would be heaps of oil smoke being emitted, is this occurring?
  14. Trademe Quote Due to unprecedented interest and other options put to me, I am making a decision on the sale of Sledge 8pm tonight. If you wish to bid, send me your best offer. I will not be negotiating. Also if there are others out there that would be interested in setting up a syndicate ring me 021993863
  15. The important wire is from the battery source to relay contact terminal (#30) and there from (#87) to the starter solenoid pull-in terminal. It can be a completely separate wire run beside the loom and should be a short as possible from a good fused source. The switch current wire to #85 can be quite small as the current is small. This used to be a quick way to fix automatic cars not starting when the gear selector unit developed high resistance and were expensive to replace.
  16. They were having one of their best races and almost on the last straight to the finish. 2nd time they have flipped it lately, are they a beast or what?
  17. The best way to check is to use a voltmeter and test the voltage from the source right through the circuit including the earth side while you are trying to operate the starter, if you have a wiring diagram it makes it easier. Think of it as a water supply trying to flow through a hose with restrictions. There are 2 parts of the circuit, the wiring to the solenoid on the starter and the main high current side, I think you are having problems with the solenoid side and someone may have added a relay to the circuit to fix a problem but it is not clear in your description. There is a lot on Youtub
  18. There's one on trade me that might suit, possibly slightly too small
  19. They are light, don't catch on side stays so easily and can't be dropped like normal shackles
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SputIoiCkT0 I made them integrated into the sheets so that it can't be dropped and is neat and tidy, there are several Youtube videos showing how to construct them. They've been good and also for our lightweight spinnaker sheets too.
  21. 3 am? Did you get a notification?? I heard nothing, in the past we have heaps of warnings but nothing this time??
  22. Thanks Janine, great info. The renovation was amazing and it is reasonable condition which is tribute to Simon and Ants. I thought it went overseas but not sure which place exactly except Airlie Beach for one. We were around Auckland for Xmas and spent NY period around Kawau with my son's young family aboard - 7 in total. The weather could have been better but we survived! Everywhere we go someone tells us they sailed on it, drank rum or even had their first spew on it, it is great to discover the history. Now back in Tauranga after our cruise ready for fishing, overnighting and midweek r
  23. A Farr 38 wouldn't fit in there but it is a unique anchorage for smaller boats
  24. I was at Moturekareka Island for a short time (and should have stayed longer) just before NY eve and it looked like Pysche and crew/family had a top spot. Are you allowed to camp on the island or was that just a daytime set up. We have 7 on board including 3 young ones and left to go to Bon Accord which was windy and wavy, ended up near Algies Bay (Goldsworthy - which was cold, windy but less crowded) for the night. I was advised that Moturekareka is only a day stop usually but that is if it goes a bit west I suppose.
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