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  1. Our Family had the Cav 32, Sunbird in the 80s. Great boat. It was always kept in great condition, and for many years fastidiously maintained in Mangonui. About 5 - 10 years ago a French couple purchased it and have set it up for offshore. They moved chainplates out to the hull. Not sure why. Photo below. It was very cool to find out 30+ years later the old boat was being well looked after.
  2. Related to Fishing boat grounding at Noises Island, but a bigger issue / subject altogether... Grim. https://gulfjournal.org.nz/2024/04/diver-finds-ecological-disaster-at-site-of-chokyu-maru-grounding/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR3nrT7j2U6phn9soP_o3Gbb0SMI5xrAcrcaow814FotPZGyqLl-6Z0kxIM_aem_AbD-6C0q2ATivKkdBZIZnhC8wzsWMULNmSxnPLgbfrd_IQbYxm8otzNIfSYMxc7cVis7V2XDsw7EF-ch27Qm1Vfp The next day underwater photographer Shaun Lee visited the site to see what damage had been done. He found a 9m2 gash in the reef where the large ship had made impact with massive force, leaving a tonne of b
  3. Robin at Marine & Domestic Gas helped me a couple of years ago. I'm in HMB too. marinegas1@outlook.com
  4. Yip. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/charity-vessel-southern-progress-to-be-scrapped-after-former-owner-craig-koning-jailed-for-rape/IRW4WCTHPFAVLGHHJ537TFUT2M/ Good riddance.
  5. Am I bit naive? Do we have other nations fishing within NZs exclusive economic zone (EEZ)....? Specifically in the Hauraki Gulf....?
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    Bang on CP. After all the experience Auckland has had with Americas Cups etc, hard to believe our esteemed Civil Servants and SailGP couldn't make it work.
  7. The Wooden Boat Festival was fantastic. Hopefully, the level of interest warrants it becoming an annual or bi annual event.
  8. Makes me think about having smoke detector(s) for quick response. And the important of having the grab bag ready to go.
  9. I'm wondering how effective the 15mm collapsible / sectional tent poles would be? Especially if applied to a 3 metre wide boom tent. They looks to be available at Mitre 10 and Marine Deals (in a week or two) https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/kiwi-camping-fibreglass-tent-pole-kit/p/217875 https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/kiwi-camping-fibreglass-dome-tent-pole-section-15mm-qty-5
  10. Compressor Freezer and Fridge system has been replaced on Oliver Sudden. It was working exceptional well, regularly froze beer cans in the short trips going to and from racing. Only replaced because it developed a copper pipe leak deep within the insulation and the repair required complete deconstruction of Freezer and Fridge cabinetry. So, I've switched to 12v, suits my usage, especially shore power. Compressor Freezer and Fridge system - Sanden SD 508 Compressor - Copper Raw Water Heat Exchanger (approx. 700mm long painted black) - Flexible connecting pipes - Emerson Liqui
  11. @vortex I've just replaced my Mariner Oven. Oven stopped working 2023, so decided not worth repair, and replaced with new. Was planning to sell for spares and parts. I'm Auckland based. Message me if interested.... Cheers Scott
  12. Perhaps first check for other SR 26s here... http://phrf.yachtingnz.org.nz/# If you need some sample names, search SR26 and SR 26 on the https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/boat-search Cheers
  13. Looks like divers have now found small, 20cm to 30cm patches of the underwater plant growing in the Hauraki Gulf near Kawau Island. Will we get an anchor ban around or near Kawau? https://i.stuff.co.nz/science/132504837/immediate-action-needed-after-invasive-seaweed-found-near-auckland
  14. Impressive start and race from Hard Labour. Well done Cam. Respect to Psyche for the spinnaker at the start too. Hope the crew and boat are on the mend. Not everyone saw Prism try for the spinnaker on the reach to the Noises. It was a gutsy effort.
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