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Everything posted by ScarecrowR31

  1. Ravens problem wasnt height of rig but it being a true 3/4 rig. Combine this with a furler and a little small up front. However does make it a great family boat. Forard berth and heads are huge, great locker that fits EVERYTHING and a scoop thats big enough to store a 2.5m inflatable sideways. Off the wind in any real wind, rocky steady with speeds 8-10knots consistent. Upwind a bit low and slow. If you point up too high goes sideways so trim for not quiet eased and point a little low..VMG then OK My 5 cents worth
  2. Hi ECS, Loved the Raven. Stern is outstanding as love sailing, fishing Diving etc. Always felt safe, even took her round the North Island via the Three Kings. Only change would be a bigger rig as she is a big volume boat and sticky in the light.
  3. My raven 31 was 1.52. Measured on cradle
  4. These area great piece of kit made by a sailor for sailors. Imported mine for a Raven 31 after 2 Raymarine ST2000 failed. Steered most of way round the North Island with no problems.
  5. I had a seagull outboard once......pretty well worked the same way
  6. Hi LBD . I think the debate has many parts. Fractional easier to de-power meaning short crewed advantages ( and can still be masthead). But with code 0s and gennaker development masthead gives light air capacity with increased luff length. Of course designers get around this with higher aspect rigs. This adds running backstays etc. Personally I like a high aspect fractional and found running backstays and topmast backstay not that much of a hassle.
  7. Was very happy with 795. Cleaned up easy and stuck like the preverbal.
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    After having used copper coat on my last boat for 12 years (its been on since the 90s) and having done a full redcoat I can say the product can work but depends on location. Application is easy BUT you need real organisation, 2 people minimum and little wind and not two hot. If applied two thick will sag (I know from attempting a single handed touch up). As the instructions say at least 4 thin coats tack on tack. The Sandspit boat was applied very thick and the results reflected this. On a 31ft boat should take a full day to apply. Would I put it on again?-If you are time rich then yes but do
  9. Agree the system used by the club moorings in the Sounds are the way to go. Not sure what they are called. Maybe contact the clubs. I wouldt go with any other system
  10. I used a 2 pot product from the guy who makes dry suits in Wellsford. Its stuck on like the proverbial with no lifting on the front lip 2 years later. Maybe give him a call?
  11. Im with lateral. VHB has added bonus of nice interior finish. BUT...as Sabre points out depends a little on type of window surrounds and fixings (if any)
  12. Latest MOE bulletin I read this as all go subject to tracing
  13. So would a compression of air inside, followed by rapid release blow out the windows ie Hydraulic action. Not sure of the physics of why decompression is so explosive but know it is an important process in shaping coastal geomorphology "Hydraulic action refers to the action of water, generally from powerful waves, rushing into cracks in the rockface. This process traps a layer of air at the bottom of the crack, compressing it and weakening the rock. When the wave retreats, the trapped air is suddenly released with explosive force. The explosive release of highly pressurized air cracks awa
  14. Hi Bp Great clip. Pretty sure though as as waves start to "feel bottom" the orbit slows an they become eliptical and slow down. This changes the wave length,waves closer together and the waves eventually become translatory and break. These eleptical orbits can be felt snorkelling in a swell. you are moved backwards and forwards rather than in a circular orbit. When diving a more an circular orbit.
  15. The Wright 11 was a final development of his keelboat designs (Quest range) with a high volume. wide stern, moderate waterline with scoop and a rig looking to be more multi than mono. ie mast well forward and relatively small headsail. Boat I have sailed on had a Kahn(?)rudder as rudder designs were possibly not one of Alans strengths. The Wright 10 in club racing is pretty similar in performance to the 11. Possibly a little lighter in glass
  16. Great boats. Two trips back from Fiji on one. Massive volume. Only vice is they can pound a little tight reaching.
  17. Did all this on a 28footer. When removing teak a short pry bar was great and then an electric plane. Fisished then with orbital sander. Didnt need to touch ply apart from a small section. Glassed over and glued/dowelled toe rails on top. took 1 week flat out from out to in.Coved around cabin top after glassing so totally watertight. Still looked mint 5 years later when I sold that boat.
  18. Agree with Island time. The Sounds are awesome and if not time bound can be a relatively easy trip. Put the Three Kings on your planner and its a pretty cool trip.
  19. Hi Replaced windows October 2018 Used VHB tape and Dow silicone. No screws and reasonably long windows all done on a marina in i day (Raven 31). Trip round the North Island over summer and no leaks whatsoever. Was warned against going too thick in the acrylic as the thermal mass and tendancy of material to pull away (tries to stay straight) can apparently cause an issue..
  20. Yep use 795 and VHB. Avoid screw/fastenings if possible (Thermal expansion). Discussion may need a little more focus on how attached ie external,rebate,frame and if perspex or lexan.
  21. Hi Guys, Imported one of theses last year. Used for 1600m around the North Island on my Raven 31ft. Didnt miss a beat. Awesome unit at a realistic price. Other tiller-pilots are definately below par
  22. Hi anchored for for day inside black reef. Wouldnt recommend it in ANY swell. Wind is all over the place with one of my crew having a batch there saying that often onshore at both sides as wind follows peninsula round.
  23. Thanks Sabre 4 crew which meant 2 on watch if needed. Across the BOP we needed 2 at one stage with 25-30 knots on the quarter but only for about 6 hours. Waves sounded like trains. 6 days up (including Three Kings) and down, then 5 on the way up home but spent about 6 hours anchored at Hicks Bay for a sleep. Motored lots to keep in weather window so carried 200l of fuel. Easy rip with a gennaker run across Cook Strait.
  24. Just returned from sailing my 31 footer RNI. Weather forecast should dictate what is best. In our case worst section was small leg from East Cape into Hicks Bay. Found weather data accurate within reason but west coast means you are too far out for updates so are relying on old data.
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