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  1. I want to replace my existing winch with a two way rope to chain gypsy, 8mm Din 776 chain I have a Maxwell Nilsson wench, one direction, rope drum and chain gypsy, which is probably as old as the boat 1987 a Farr 1020. The winch stopped working a couple of years back and I rang Nilsson's who sugested taking the winch off to them for repair. The problem was I could get the rope drum off, but not the gypsy. The gypsy does not appear have a key and has two grub screws which screw onto the shaft which I could not get out. I finish up just taking the outer case off the motor and taking it to t
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    Gas Solenoid

    I recently got a registerd gas fitter to replace my possibly 30year old gas line on my Farr 1020 with copper amd fit a BEP regulator and shut off valve. I also had to add another gas detector under the oven to comply. This was a very expensive excercise, however I now have a Gas Certificate, which gives me peace of mind, the last thing you what is gas explosion on your boat, and then an argument with your insurace company.
  3. As new, never been wet or used in anger. It amazes me in this day and age to be told it is uneconomical to replace the battery. Why?
  4. Hi All for your comments. Shane my son brought the boat in May this years and he has the boat on the hard in Whangarei, but wants to bring it back to Auckland. He had a marine machanic have a look at the damage SD5O it is the lower gears, shaft for the prop etc, that have the missing teeth and he also looked at the second saildrive, lower end, and he said he though there was sighs of wear slight chipping on the gears in that leg as well. The prevous owner has miticulus maintence records and appears to have carried the required maintence. The Leopard launched in 2009 has 3
  5. Hi my son has a Leopard 46, one of his Yanmar SD50 Saildrive's has broken a couple of teeth of the gears. He has been told that spare parts are not available for these saildrives, does anybody know of or have a secondhand SD50 saildrive or have parts. Aparently the new SD60 saildrives are not available until March next year if you can get one here. Any help or suggestions would be wellcome. He lives on the boat so doesn’t want it on the hard for months.
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    White antifouling

    I have had good sucess with Light Grey Warpaint in Gulf Harbour, but like all antifoiling you need to wipe off the brown silt regularly
  7. I Have a Farr 1020 it has a house battery and seperate starter battery which run through a BEP 3x way switch, and VSR. I have a volt meter and an amp meter, the small aprox 50mm round ones, giving readings for the house battery only. I would like to at least readout for the voltage of the starter battery. Is putting in a set of matching voltage and amp gauges in the most econonical option. Also where is the best place to connect to the starter battery power supply, at the BEP switch or Volvo Penta D1-30 starter motor? Thanks Strath
  8. Go on line and have a look at Devonport Yacht Club, handy to Hobson Bay, They do cruising races to nearby destination Waiheke Island, Rakino and further etc. for a beach BBQ and over night stay, over the summer months, also some longer races. They have several under 30ft boat sailing in the cruising series. Go visit the club for dinner on a Friday night introduce your self to the duty officer and have a chat to see if sailing with them fits your requirements.
  9. The question is, under Level 3 can a few of us go down to the lake and sail our Radio Controlled Yachts as long as we stay 2 metres apart?
  10. I have Farr 1020 A couple of years ago I to remove the front runner from the boat, finished up with plywood liner and a glue mess,. I then preceded to make panels that spanned across the full cabin ceiling and have them covered in vynal. This finished up a really nice job. The process 1/ I set out the panels to suit the width of the vynal and the position of any posts, or hatches, I started from the galley posts working forward, also to suit sheet of plywood, in this case they finish up approximately 550mm wide, 2/ Having clean up the ceiling as best I could, 3/
  11. Has anybody heard when Leg 2 is starting?
  12. In The Herald this morning Auckland Council Meetings Hauraki Gulf Forum 1pm Monday 17 February 2020 Albany Community Hub, Fruit Growers Room, 575A Albany Highway Albany Find out more; Phone 09 301 0101 or visit aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
  13. Clarification from Insurance Co. Hi Peter , The definition of Social Racing as below : ‘Social Yacht Racing’ means yacht racing which does not include the use of spinnakers and/or extras, and does not exceed a distance of 25 nautical miles measured by the most direct route of the course, within the Geographical Limits of the Policy. If you are using spinnakers and/or extras then this will be considered racing & the racing excess will apply. Regards
  14. My Racing Excess has just gone up from $1,000 to $2,500 I have request the following clarification as the policy documentation states Racing excess is $2500 however "club racing" comes under the normal policy excess of $1000 Could you please clarify for me where Racing risk Excess and social racing starts and stops. I assume that if you were competing in the Farr 1020 Nationals, the $2,500 excess would apply to a claim. Again I would assume that if you were sailing in a club race to a club outing to a destination, this would be Social Racing, $1,000 excess would apply to a claim. Th
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