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Addem last won the day on June 22 2019

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  1. Hmm. Looks ominous. If GD does own TNZ then the Govt really shouldn’t give him $100m. Mind you they are giving similar amount to Amazon to film LOTR here on the basis that money=jobs. I’m still disappointed.
  2. I’m disappointed as I feel that TNZ means it represents me. As do the All Blacks, Black ferns etc etc. But the reality is that sport is a business and the AB’s etc are owned by the Rugby Union not NZ. TNZ is owned by…? Surely NZYS? Mystery is what the governance structure is. There’s no doubt that overseas teams are owned by their backers (Ernesto, Larry etc). But TNZ? It’s sponsored by Emirates not owned by them?
  3. Have to agree there BK. This vid just released to show comparison to a Leopard speaks volumes about low build and design quality of the Lagoon. thinking about 80Tonne of load (if that’s the right number) primarily supported by a single sheet of ply is astonishing. The beam structure of the Leopard seems more appropriate.
  4. not sure if anyone been keeping up with this issue: Facebook page for owners really needs to be checked if you own one or know some one who does. https://www.facebook.com/groups/902269000568556/ There are three you tube channels with the problem. they’re hurricane damaged ones so won’t get help from the Company but it looks like a build/design issue.
  5. Make sure you discuss the prop. Not all props get the boat moving backwards. We put a high thrust on our Yammy 9.9 and it transformed it.
  6. This guy has dozens of great videos testing of different t anchors in differing conditions and veering. Ploughs rate very lowly and my experience is that a plough won’t reset once the boat is moving, which his video evidence confirms Watching them all will take a while.
  7. Addem

    SailGP

    Ainslie improved out of sight and deserved to win the final. Was flawless. while our boys looked awful and improved to be ordinary
  8. Addem

    SailGP

    I wondered if they don’t have course planning software per AC. Lots of times Lay lines missed, esp TNZ 2x.
  9. Similar here. We decided that when with family we would only ever roll out the headsail and otherwise just motor. Reflects our Age, stage and family I suppose.
  10. Thanks Muzza. That’s interesting to know. thinking about life before VHF is similar to explains to my children what life was like when we only had landlines.
  11. Wish that was always the case. Only time I nearly lost a boat was outside a marina in moderate conditions when engine stopped (air in the fuel line). Lotsa fiznasties passing by and none responded to calls for help. Had to wait for CG while fending off the sea wall. Always glad to have paid my subs and make donations
  12. Us too! It’s a bizarre change.
  13. Wheels, I don’t know anything about your situation and Am not prying but don’t give up the dream! There are myriads of opportunities that come along if you can be right place right time. My first keeler wasn’t even mine. Just an older 21 footer that the ex-brother in law wanted someone to use while he was posted overseas. The theory was by using it I would maintain it whereas it would just deteriorate sitting on a mooring. My second boat was a trailer sailer that I took off a friends hands for $3k who didn’t know how to deal with the rotten trailer.
  14. That would be evil with wind against tide.
  15. And walk to the falls at Peachgrove. spectacular fishing/spearing at never fail rock.
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