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  1. Note the Borderline pod wasn't for Cat 3. Remember you'll need at least 1.3m of headroom plus the bunks requirement
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    2:1 halyard hardware

    The equiplite stuff is nice but makes tylaska look cheap! I think the friction ring and soft shackle is going to be the way for now, just gotta sort out how to tie the shackle
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    2:1 halyard hardware

    sorry don't understand, soft shackle what onto what?
  4. I'm currently using a proper block for my 2:1 haylard, but would appreciate a bit more hoist height Arrangement at the moment is a plain bearing 1000kg SWL selden block, with the shackle going onto the top of the main te 8.5 class is airdraft limited so any gains in hoist height are a win. Looked at the offering from Tylaska, wichard, and Selden, any group experience with these? they llok nice but price wise they are up there for a shacke Halyard is 8mm (inc cover) dyneema type rope, suggestions,comments?
  5. Thompson 750's are faster than magics, looking at race track you'll be in the mix. Has deep purple really only ever done one race?
  6. Your best bet would be to muck in with the sports boats surely? They already have a good fleet, do windward leewards, will sail at similar angles and speeds, and have a good range of speeds from the magics upto the big bad shaws and biekers
  7. They are still taking my money.... In all seriousness westhaven still has dockmasters and security onsite, plus the liveaboards down my end going for their morning walk will probably keep an eye out for issues as well. All in all I'm pretty comfortable I'll be informed if there is anything essential which actually needs attention
  8. SMU has 174 miles to go and is doing 6.4 kts. They’ll be lucky to be in before it goes dark tomorrow
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    Mahurangi 2020

    Now I’m no rules expert but I think A6 has some explaining to do after their start line shenanigans from about 17 seconds in....
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    Finn Gold Cup

    You’re old and nostalgic???? But I agree, removing the Finn was a travesty that I hope one day will be reversed
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    woolly jumper

    If you are in the market for that size of boat I don’t think 1500 a month in marina fees is going to be a big issue. The catch is more likely to be the c. 2 year waiting list for a berth that size at Westhaven
  12. Came across this crowd, www.dockydock.com is this some new form of snake oil, or could it really be this simple? There do seem to be other crowds around, like www.boatbag.com.au, but they suggest putting some slow release chlorine in there as well. I've seen the fabdocks as well, but with their fancy fabrics, drain pumps and associated gubbins it seems like a lot of potential failure points Whats the catch I'm missing?
  13. Mr Kite will be in there somewhere, do the radio scheds get posted? I'm guessing by the time the first one is due tomorrow morning a good chunk of the fleet will be around the island
  14. Sounds awesome, would we expect the fleet to go inside or outside the mercs?
  15. Leaders have gybed, whats the nowcasting saying at channel?
  16. Photos of aforementioned nosedive from the story on sail world https://www.sail-world.com/news/223873/Americas-Cup-Te-Aihe-nosedives-at-high-speed
  17. Unlikely, race doesn’t start until the 15th????
  18. It’s Cat 3 plus You must carry a life raft (dinghy on deck is NOT acceptable) 33% of your crew must have a current advanced sea survival certificate. Sat phones I think are recommended but not mandatory The catagory classification is usually determined by a conversation between the organising committee, YNZ and maybe the solas(?) committee. There are broad guidelines but you can make tweaks like this race and the coastal have done.
  19. At least I used the spell checker, just managed to pick the wrong option
  20. Lucifer – Coastal Classic 2019 “It’s defiantly a masthead kite off the start” – Adrian Percival At the start we were tight at the northern committee boat end, Ave Gitana, the Crowther tri, coming in fast behind (hi Liz) and Epsom Salts just above. Kite up and off we send, big gusts coming through, doing over 23 kts and heading for the Motuhie channel at this point. Go for the gybe, and we are pointing straight at Rangi, gybe angle in the breeze was a whole 60 degrees! Kite down, jib up, drenched within 5 minutes of the start, and we were off on a cracked sheets send up to the lighthou
  21. We'll have a look at at during the debrief and see how it can be tweaked for next year. The lighter 35-45 footers that sit in Div 2 and 1b are very active at the moment, and div 5 has some of the classes in it like the 88's 930's and 1020's which all enjoy racing each other. Div 3 and 4 is a tricky area though as it used to be the domain of the heavier slower keelers, but there aren't too many of those racing these days. Case in point,1 fully turboed 930 was in div 4 and cleaned up by over an hour on line, although they still got beat on line by the fastest boat in Div 5, which wa
  22. The division splits 1a to 5 are phrf based. These were set in the NOR before any entries were redirected so it says more about where the active race fleets are at the moment. 8 no extras I think is a bit of an anomaly , as it has likely lost a few boats to the cruising rally, which in its self arms to be growing well.
  23. https://www.rnzys.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-20-rnzys-standard-sailing-insturctions-v2.pdf What's the story here? From experience this sort of doubling down and clarification of rules usually means someone either really took the proverbial, or put themselves and others in significant peril. Anyone know more?
  24. If it's mission critical to have a 50" wide roll and you don't mind waiting a little while you could order from soller composites in the US and get it shipped
  25. Just get a taxi, it's what I'll be doing and you don't run the risk of some scumbag breaking into your car. Plus you can drink as much rum as you like in the delivery home as you are getting a taxi ????????
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