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  1. 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
  2. The refinery is already paring back its operations. They are ceasing bitumen production next year, so all of that product will need to be imported, and there aren't that many ships than can effectively trans ocean ship it that would also economically come to NZ. Might slow down the road building a bit....
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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
  4. 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
  6. There is a temporary haulout facility at Macefield Beach, but I think the fees are quite high....
  7. 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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    Coastal 2020

    Considering only 16 boats finished the race the party on saturday night was the best it’s been in years we managed to finish, got in at 1.30pm, nice kite run to the finish with the sea breeze filling in. im interested in the comment about lack of coverage as we put in a lot of effort on the media side The live Event reporting stuff goes through Facebook, the starts were live streamed, and the start video was up pretty soon afterwards, finishing story was up early Saturday morning, live drone footage of boats finishing etc etc we have the usual tracker running for people to
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    Coastal 2020

    Its gonna be a 3 bottles of rum race
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    Cold Front Today

    To be fair, this thread is in Marine talk, which is usually has quite well informed commentary. Small talk on the other hand....
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    Cold Front Today

    Just to preface this, I'm not a bridge, mechanical or structural engineer, so this is all best guess from heavily loaded snafus I've seen over the last 20 yrs IT, you're right Its a reasonably long slender member, so it will have a bit of stretch one loaded. However, I would guess though that the bridge structure itself has moved more that that. If Vic remade the piece to the original dimensions, when you went to install it you would probablly find it would appear to be to short ad the structure will mave likely moved away. The challenge is then to pull the structure back to the c
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    Cold Front Today

    What complicates the matter is that strut is a stressed member. Fabricating a bit of steel is the easy bit, getting it in there is somewhat harder Imagine trying to replace a spreader, and you have to get the rig tension and mast bend back to where is should (must) be, without touching the turnbuckles or addind any significant weight aloft. Its certinaly not beyond the wit of man to complete, but considering the implications if it goes wrong the amount of planning, peer review and analysis that goes into this will be significant
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