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    Climbing Mast

    Goto the rope centre in Henderson, they do heaps of proper industrial rope access gear and can should be able to give you some good advice. I just picked up a basic singing rock harness, about 200 bucks. Agree that the aloft alone kit is pretty good value if you price it all up separately. It's worth have a good practice before you go up the mast so you are completely familiar with the gear. Oh, and always use a safety line if you can
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    waiheke woops

    Virtually none at all apparently
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    SSANZ 100

    Pies, eat lots of pies
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    vacuum pump
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    From the album: Pump

  6. This would be why I struggled to clean the gutters with the kitchen door, perhaps we need a government funded education programme for this....
  7. Talk to Brevini, They have made some great custom drum winches for me in the past at very sensible money.
  8. 4 gold meals and a silver, more than everyone else in the competition put together I think Doesn't stop him being a colossal prat though
  9. The actual racing of 45' wing sailed foiling catamarans is pretty entertaining. It's all the associated political and commercial rubbish that's somewhat tiring
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    Stanchion bases

    Pretty sure it meets cat 3, guy doing it in West Auckland is intending on doing the coastal once finished.
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    Stanchion bases

    Ive seen a slightly different approach on this recently, basically solid fibre glass studs sticking up maybe 100mm from the deck, completely glassed in so no penetrations through the deck. The stanchion tube then slides over the top, with a simple pin through to hold it in place, one less thing to leak.
  12. From a project that stalled.... West System 105 epoxy and 206 (slow) hardener, 10l resin 2l hardener, unopened, plus west dosing pumps to suit, unused - $250 West 407 fairling powder 12L bag - $80 Corecell 80kg/m3 10mm 2.4m x 1.2m, 3 sheets, $70 each 200kg/m3 9mm 1.8mx0.9m, 4 sheets, $100 each Offcuts of both weights available as well, sizes up to half a sheet, pm and we can sort something out
  13. I see chines are back in fashion again
  14. It's got a Gbe rig, hate to say it but its almost worth it to split for parts.
  15. Duralac is your friend when attaching ss to aluminium
  16. The GBE's and 8.5's are, by modern racing multi hull standards, somewhat under canvassed, and will carry full sail to 20kts plus. For crusing, a smaller jib with the full main would give you plenty of range without feeliing too underpowered. If you want to have a crawl round a gbe, Mine is on the hard at pier 21 doing a bit of maintainence this weekend, drop by and say hello
  17. New phrf numbers are interesting, no special designation for shorthanded now as far as I can see... is this correct?
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    Fiberglass rods

    I need to go from the main beam to the aft beam, so around 4m I would guess, I'll have a measure to at the weekend. Thanks for the replies
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    Fiberglass rods

    I need to get some new rods for the pocket along the edge of my tramps on the GBE, any suggestions as to a supplier in Auckland?
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    Antifoul options

    Due to work commitments, I struggle to get to the boat to clean every week, so looking at something towards the softer end of he range There's a substantial price difference between the extra and the 66. Any cooment on what i get for the higher price of the 66? The promotional blurb is unsurprisingly vague
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    Antifoul options

    What are people using for antifoul on 8.5's at the moment?
  22. I've got the Yamaha 9.9 4stroke, it's a bit heavier than Voom's motor, top end is about the same but has heaps more low speed bite. Also the power tilt and start is handy as you don,t have to leave the tiller to get the motor running. Whatever you get, defiantly get the long shaft
  23. Sledge is a modified custom build F82R, carbon I think, where as a F28 is a gelcoated glass production boat, slightly longer, but likely a bit heavier. Tri's generally outperform similar cats in the light due to being able to induce a little bit of heel and tack more easily, and will have slightly less wetted surface area. However the cats catch up once the breeze comes up a bit. You'll likely be racing the 28 R on the water, if it's hull flying weather you may have a sniff at the 31's depending on how race orientated they are
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