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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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    2 Sets of Books

    no it's Friday today 👍
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    How fast...

    Foiling kiteboarders with a race kite aren't slow...
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    New Racing rules

    Tanks Carpe, I;d missed that bit. Oh and BOIGuy, appreciate the links and info, but be nice mate. This should be a good conservation about the new rules, not slagging people off👍
  8. Seems spinlock have a standard (pictured below) and performance version that IT posted this is the double cup tether currently on the fosters website
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    New Racing rules

    For example old rule 26.1 Compared to the new rule The words .. crew or equipment have gone?! So does the bowsprit constitute hull or equipment... can;t find a definition quickly of what a hull is and what is equipment. Check rule 14, that's a really big change for some fleets, no exoneration from a minor collision even if you were right of way but could have avoided.
  10. Had a tour around the site on point Erin this afternoon, not my project but a tidy little operation
  11. Understatement of the year award contender right there😂😂
  12. Wait, where do you park the chopper now?
  13. Another option could be to park you car on your boat!
  14. Hmm, I thought you could get up to 4 days parking at z pier🤔 http://www.zpier.co.nz/z-pier/getting-there/
  15. In all seriousness, why not? surely some of your crew could? I know I did last year Alternativly get your crew to car pool and park at Z pier, its only $20 per day and you can buy 4 days at a time.
  16. What is it about people who Beth at Westhaven? HMB, WestPark, orakei and Bayswater Al charge about the same, have less parking and less facilities plus are much further away from decent links yet there are no threads on here moaning and complaining about them. What do they do better, despite having less facilities and changing the same money?
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    Ovlov charges...

    It’s all too easy to forget the very real cost of holding stock, especially in a low volume market like the marine industry. if you can wait for the drop shipped item from the us, and also the extra delay from COVID and potentially some justifiable interest from customs then go for it. If you need it tomorrow, it’s not unreasonable to pay for the convenience. I do concede the 400% markup quoted above does seem a bit rich though
  18. Rubbish, I want to, and do, use the trains every day. The northern motorway will soon be at a standstill In the mornings of all the bus users users permanently switch to cars. Just because you love your car doesn’t mean it’s the right solution for everyone. In the same vein busses and trains don’t suit everyone. the problem comes in that motorway upgrades are paid by central government, but public transport is only funded by local councils, both with very different political agendas
  19. Perhaps even just 1 decent 360 camera so you can look wherever you want
  20. yep, looking forward to it, hopefully this year we'll get to do all three courses!
  21. Repairs to the legs apparaently
  22. From here: https://www.linz.govt.nz/sea/charts/information-about-charts
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    She's Back...

    Yep, got that text too. Impressed that they took the initative and notified berth holders
  24. Social gatherings limited to 10.... I guess the 52's won't be racing for a little while longer
  25. And yet they have a massive waiting list....
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