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  1. Am replacing an old Nilsson V3000 anchor winch w capstan - some external winch parts not working as desired. Before I give brass/bronze parts away for scrap, does anybody need parts for spare or repair? And, how the feck do I separate the main shaft from the external deck plate? I've got all the externals off the shaft, so all I have externally now is the deck plate with the shaft through it. Bolts between deck plate and gearbox have been removed. But I can'g get the gearbox and shaft to drop out from the deck plate. Should the gearbox drop off the shaft and the shaft lift out up t
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    While, I could use a mobile device, and IT seems enthusiatic, but I prefer a fit for purpose and dedicated tool like the Velocitek on the boat. Battery life is better, it's waterproof by design, the screen is easier to read, it's less likely to be munted when the crew (surely not) knees it or goes ballistic with a winch handle, and I know it's always going to be on the boat. There's a lot going on in the cockpit and the last thing I need is to worry about a fragile iphone or tablet sliding around on the floor or the deck because the genny sheet flipped it from its cradle.
  3. Beyond harbour limits governed by bylaws, is this really the case? I'd have thought colregs apply in Cook Strait, which is where we also meet the ferries. Assuming I'm not mistaken, it seems like sloppy journalism or sloppy and dangerous generalisation from marine authorities. Grant, are you there?
  4. Thanks KM. Small steps. Best I get the anchor stuff done first
  5. That was me you met on Pepe with Booboo. pm me re fin?
  6. I'm thinking about some structural mods to a 930, like retractable prod, keel, chain-plates, interior strip-out. Is any of this going to affect ability to get Cat 2?
  7. +2 for Boat Haulage They've shifted two boats for me, both Auckland to Welly. First one about 7 years ago, second one late last year. Good blokes. Great service. No issues.
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    Raven Owners

    Ask and you shall get: http://www.cssc.org.nz/index.php/compon ... Itemid=101
  9. Tried a Thompson 30 A6 genny on Airship in the weekend - about 80sqm and on the fractional. Fine
  10. Because I only need a fridge maybe 2 weeks of the year I use a Waeco coolfreeze 32up - it's a compressor model with built-in 18ah battery. Runs about 30% of the day to stay at 4 degrees. Capacity is about 30 liters which is enough for me. I've only got an outboard and an 80ah battery so I put a 80w solar panel on for cruising. This is enough to keep house battery and fridge battery topped up. Fridge runs about 2 days on its own battery. Solar panel was $539 from Jaycar. Made in NZ too.
  11. Also, I dunno how you Aukalofa's run races, but if say the 930s run in a mixed (say with 88s and 1020s and other mongrels), the Organising Authority could be asked to provide an overall result and a 930/IRC result. You don't have to have a one-design race all the time, and it isn't really necessary to run IRC in a race separate from PHRF separate from club handicap.
  12. For bonus question 1 I'd say IRC is be the answer. Let's face it the 930 gets caned on IRC compared with some other designs, but between boats of the same design IRC should account for the differences in spars, fins and foils. So, my suggestion for reinvention of the 930 class is to confirm a strict rule about the hull shape but have either anything goes or a simple max/min approach for the rest, and score the race on line and IRC. The cert will cost, from memory, less than 3 boat dollars a year.
  13. Maxed at 19.4 so I'm chasing that 20 too.
  14. I think this is the 'class' keel with small bulb - sorry about the angle of the shot. In profile looks more like the Reptile's, perhaps a bit longer. Did some fairing on it recently and it seems it's lead all the way up to the deadwood about three inches from the hull join. Surely still tender and does benefit from stacking the rail in a blow. Seems to me to track better upwind in a blow than the narrow fin on Testarossa, but Mr R Snr might have a different view. Prod reports are true - 2m fixed prod is attached to pulpit base. Self-tacker has been removed (but reserved in case
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