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  1. Too cool SJB it was a Brooke design built in fibreglass by Salthouse. Coronet 16. Overall look was bigger than this though, more day-sailer in appearance than dinghy.
  2. Interesting thread - I gave up on a Lowrance GPS-Raymarine VHF connection a couple of years ago but am watching with new hope Always knew about the limitations of DSC but the value of having the position off the GPS (which is out in the cockpit) displayed on the VHF screen in the event of ever needing to make a distress call, seems to speak for itself.
  3. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=11203275
  4. Sorry Grant, I have a lot of respect for your views but laws that are in force but not currently enforced for whatever reason don't give me any comfort at all - the potential is there for everything to change literally overnight.
  5. Run across a couple of people in the past year who have done the "sail it home and make it the adventure of a lifetime" and have loved every minute of it. I would suspect the decision-making matrix gets a bit complex. Some of the non-financial (i.e. emotional) factors can go in there as pluses; on the other side, probably also pays to allow for: - viewing/inspection costs can get up there when the boat is in a different location - seems most people will have a shortlist of at least, say, four boats that are worth a look and obviously you don't want a budget shortfall on travel/accommod
  6. Ya really think he's gonna part with that just because you asked? The $100 can be dealt with easily enough but the long night at the Razza is probably priceless.
  7. Murky


    Good effort and thanks for the photos and updates.
  8. Beautiful to watch, Smithy. The great thing about being involved as closely as you are is that the next time you are bouncing around the back of [whatever] island in the dark with a building breeze and a nasty lump, you will be the guy not worrying about what is holding the rig up. Leaving your mind free to concentrate on holding dinner down...
  9. All these refits finished and it's still only early November I thought that was what Christmas Eve was for. Good effort Royale - hope the relaunch goes well.
  10. Glad you have been rewarded for all your efforts. And if it's any consolation, it looks like a job that took twice as much. Very enjoyable thread, I will miss it, what/who's next? Think Royale is overdue for a confession, seems to be lots of new items being quietly investigated...
  11. Hmm, possibly some intemperate comments in this one. "divine right" anybody...? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news ... d=10843533
  12. Murky


    There was a race report from Tim in one of the other Coastal threads but it has slipped back a few pages now (and was also posted by Squid rather than Tim direct). Here it is:
  13. One day houses will be made like Lego and you will be able to pull off an entire room and slot in a nice new bright shiny module with everything ready to go.
  14. Did the bathroom of a house that had been formerly owned by an old couple using a similar method - hot air gun and wide scraper heated up on the stove element. Regretted it immensely when the heat hit the vinyl in the area surrounding the toilet. Can't blame old people too much I suppose, any toilet would probably be the same...
  15. Clearly no NZ firm could have come up with something that would meet the apparently-low standard? I thought we were past the era when we looked to other countries to tell us what was new and exciting.
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