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  1. All the old threads are all still there, just all moved into marine talk now.
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    Seuz Canal Blocked

    The one I remember is something like this.. What puts more load on a aquaduct, no ship, an empty ship, or the same ship fully loaded?
  3. The round IOW race leak seems to have come from butterworth via the U.K. times. An LSD article, since pulled, suggested this race would be a “hype” race, and not actually part of the cup challenge. AC37 to be in NZ back end of next year... allegedly
  4. Looking for a backup generator for a plant. Standard unit, 1 year warrenty. Oh you wanted a 5 year warrenty? certinaly, that'll be another $32K please Sir Yep, pieces of paper get very expensive very quickly
  5. There is already the speed limit exemption in the upper Auckland harbour for race yachts, although that is not about protecting marine life. I do agree that having a unified consistent response to the consultation once it formally opens is the way forward. Hopefully everyone submits
  6. Repercussions for yacht racing are pretty serious, it would basically be the end of any sailing regattas, including bay week in the greater bay area, and also the coastal classic would be hamstrung. Just imagine it, you come though the gap at Pearcy leading your division, find a dolphin, so you have to stop and drop sails, meanwhile your competitors sail 400m away and continue on their merry way
  7. Back on topic, the pipe is in the harbour now, having the ballast blocks attached Also https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mcconnell-dowell_st-marys-bay-water-improvement-project-activity-6747246431226216448-NwwZ
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    Boat Names

    Half the Shaw 650 fleet money shot badonkadonk wha ka snatch magic trick barely legal pronstar situation normal and an honourable mention to the Shaw 7 angry dragon
  9. Why didn’t you protest them at the time?
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    Bustle

    Might be able to get cat 3, could out the coastal record even further out of reach
  11. There is a temporary haulout facility at Macefield Beach, but I think the fees are quite high....
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    Main Sheet setup

    The 8.5s generally run a double ended mainsheet with between between 4:1 to 8:1 on the end of the boom. This is run forward to the mast base then back to a winch in each cockpit. Running the sheets forwards means you are not trying to run rope through the main sheet blocks as you ease the traveller, and it helps induce mast rotation.
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    Coastal 2020

    Brave browser... their business model is certainly brave! <sarc>have you tried using chrome?</sarc> I’ll pass on the feedback
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    Coastal 2020

    It was a weird year, because so few boats actually finished. The results above are correct by the si’s, as boats not over the line by the time limit can have their gps positions recorded, and be given a finishing position, but are not eligible for handicap or prizes.
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    Coastal 2020

    Yeah I get that for people outside the sailing community the reporting can be a bit meaningless. I was more replying to Fogg’s comment about the media coverage dying a death and trying to work out why we are missing part of the target audience?
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