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  1. Failed attempt to go outside the environment.
  2. DP I have not raced the Coastal for many years, last race on a young 88, was great fun, so I have no money at risk but I'd like to suggest that those that want to support the club and the 40th anniversary say they will accept a 50% refund with the balance going to cover costs incurred for this year's race, any funds left over to go toward the 40th anniversary race. I know it would be a huge task for you DP if it happens.
  3. On accuracy, just to think about: Do you know the accuracy of your: - charts - sensors / GPS - Is your GPS antenna position accurate? Does it matter? The portable systems I'm currently looking after charts are 0.5m position and 0.2m depth, sensors are 0.5m or better. I doubt there are many recreational systems that have combined accuracy that those portable systems have, mind you cost per system is around the 10k mark, cost of the high density electronic charts was rather expensive, updating costs every 12 to 18months a chunk more.
  4. A large number of electronic charts for NZ are accurate to +/-20metres for position. Take a look here https://iho.int/en/new-guide-on-accuracy-of-depth-information-in-electronic-navigational-charts-encs Some can be +/- 500metres or worse.
  5. Just a few charts here
  6. Is the length defined as LoA, LWL, LPB, Register length, sparred length An example: 22ft boat could be 21ft LWL and have a sparred length of 30ft, an LoA of 23ft....
  7. Quite often foreign vessels are ordered out of NZ waters to clean their hulls. In some cases they get divers out to clean the hull of the fouling.
  8. What about instead of external storm shutters you had internal ones, a bit like deadlights, if designed properly for strength and ease of use they could serve a dual purpose, mind you no matter how well designed the boat and how good the crew are, there will be a point that the conditions will overcome them....
  9. Father in-law had a heart attack at home, mother-in-law caught him as he collapsed, then performed CPR and phoned for ambulance, 15minutes later firetruck arrived followed by an ambulance, fire fighters took over doing CPR, ambos got a defib on him then off to hospital, we were told very small chance of him coming through it without brain damage. 5years on his jokes are as bad as they ever were. His wife knowing and performing CPR saved his life.
  10. Hi folks, was not on that one, was on days off. Been awhile since visiting crew. A buoy was collected. Vessel in port Interesting what a bit of rope can do
  11. Tanks on shore full, tankers full at anchor waiting. So the cheap fuel hasn't arrived yet? Re horses Rehabilitated, horses do not need to be registered unless what you're using them for requires it,
  12. Thanks BP, Also working on one half the diameter.
  13. Making a ship's wheel for daughters school. To be part of a play ground.
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    Linz data service, use the crop function to limit download size, Load file into a suitable app and you get this:
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    Sailing Crash

    Based on info provided it is hard to make a definitive decision. In answer to your question, did A give enough time, I do not know. The rule say something like, when it becomes apparent to the stand on vessel, unfortunately different people have different limits. Did B, make a significant alteration to show clearly B was giving way. Honestly at first glance it looks like A is hunting B down. Rereading the text A is mentioned first as doing an action. If the OP could clarify a the points raised opinions may change, either way, one boat is damaged and as you say we are all repeating th
  16. rigger

    Sailing Crash

    Fish read carefully, Boat B tacked and once completed was pointing just below Boat A, but now on port. if from A point of view there is now a risk of collision, think leeway, and it becomes apparent to A that B is not giving way A has to take action... Boat A started moving to a Broad Reach and Boat B also moved to a Broad Reach. so A moving to a broad reach first could be considered that action, by B doing the same the risk of collision is re established, As the boats got closer Boat A beared away as did Boat B. Contact was made and Boat B has a hole at the bow on the por
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    Sailing Crash

    Quotes from part 22 Head-on situation (1) When two power-driven vessels are meeting on reciprocal or nearly reciprocal courses so as to involve risk of collision, each must alter its course to starboard so that each passes on the port side of the other. And 22.16 Action by give-way vessel Every vessel which is directed to keep out of the way of another vessel must, so far as possible, take early and substantial action to keep well clear. 22.17 Action by stand-on vessel (1) If one of two vessels is to keep out of the way, the other must keep its course and
  18. RYA issues the CoC which is not an accredited STCW qualification, the STCW endorsement covers the ancillary components that are required for an STCW accredited qualification / CoC to be valid, in other words the RYA qualification is not an STCW cert or CoC, so how can MNZ recognize it as an STCW cert? I know they accept UK STCW ancillaries for NZ foreign going STCW qualifications. Simply put The RYA qualification / certificate is not an STCW Cert, it has been endorsed (STCW code A-V1/1 Para 2.1.) to say that the holder has the following: "Basic training 2 Seafarers employed o
  19. There a number of qualifications in NZ,unfortunately to be recognized internationally a qualification has to comply with STCW. Below is one https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/commercial/certification/masters-and-deck/master-yacht.asp "With this certificate, you can perform the functions and duties of master on a superyacht of less than 3000 gross tonnage (GT) in any operating area. A superyacht is a commercial yacht or sail training vessel that is 24 metres or more in length, less than 3000GT and does not carry cargo or more than 12 passengers. This is the highest-level command certif
  20. Ok, most are good, today I had three different ships, cruiseship, container, bulk carrier. The best all round bridge team was on the containership, actively engaged. Cruiseship was ok. Bulk carrier,the helmsman struggled with the following sea a little otherwise no majors. No one nationality escapes having the occasional cluster ...... Tugs- yes and no, depends upon wx, the vessel and port, some berths may have issues that necessitates having tugs. On size, displacement wise cruiseships are lighter than the same length containership, The largest containership into akl would displac
  21. Ok some figures Ovation of the Seas is approx 347.2m LoA, 41m beam, design draft ~8.5m, displacing approx 78,000tonnes, windage on the beam approximately 14,000m2. Longest container ships that regularly call at a New Zealand port 346.98m LoA, 42.8m beam, at a draft of 13m has a displacement of 122,475tonnes, windage on the beam 10500m2. Sorry but cannot recall displacement at 14.5m draft. I could be wrong but the largest containerships that call Akl are, approx 50m shorter than The Ovation. Apologies, 362m for cruiseship I believe.QM2 344m LoA was info supplied by vessel, berthe
  22. Your information is inaccurate. 344m LoA Last year QM2 bypassed Auckland and berthed in Tauranga.
  23. She overhung at Jellicoe, actually that pic you posted has her stern overhanging, at jellicoe. She bypassed Auckland on her last visit to NZ I do like the "only 1188ft" comment
  24. b. dredging to say 18m deep to create a channel say 300m wide through an area that used to be about 5.6m deep a few years back. c. channel to Onehunga had min depth a few years back of 3.2m, the papakura ch is deeper but gets shallower than 10m some 4nm from the LPG jetty
  25. Cost up your time, fuel, etc versus new anchor. One anchor I recovered had no chain on it so it can be done, it was tricky getting it on deck. But then snagging a 15tonne anchor with a 2 tonne grapnel was unlikely so getting it on deck was not really considered. An interesting exercise it was....
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