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    Electric outboards

    By the looks of it everyone is an electrican there
  2. The latest marketing spiel I heard on a new GPS unit was that it use L1 and L5 GNSS signals, as opposed to virtually all the recreational divices out there just uing L1, which putthe accuracy in the +\- 20cm range, with a 25hz update. Any one able to explain in laymans terms why this additional signal frequecy helps so much, something to do with ionosphere correction? Or is this snake oil?
  3. I’ve acquired a Vulcan 7 chart plotter, but it doesn’t come with anything over and above the base map. what do people recommend for the gulf and up to bay of islands? Mostly racing rather than cruising Are there other options bar cmap and navionics?
  4. yep neither side looks good in those videos
  5. its kicking off again at the marina... someone will likely be up for assult with that move https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/446456/waiheke-island-marina-video-appears-to-show-protester-kicked-in-face
  6. Whats the going rate on a dst810?
  7. 1 year mortgage rate now at 1.85%, time to talk to my sailmaker!
  8. All the old threads are all still there, just all moved into marine talk now.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  15. Why didn’t you protest them at the time?
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    Might be able to get cat 3, could out the coastal record even further out of reach
  17. 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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    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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