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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. 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 ????????
  5. I've seen a cocktail blender adapted from a 2 stroke weed whacker.. plenty of power and everyone at the anchorage will know where the party is...
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    Luna Rossa

    Tell him you are going to do the same to try and shed a few pounds......
  7. It was all part of the AC36 resource consent. Admittedly that was one of the fastest consent application processes but was certainly widely consulted and communicated.
  8. The boat designers OCD get the bettor of them in making the boat symmetrical Either that or they just designed one half of the boat and used the mirror command in CAD to save time
  9. And the best autopilot gear money can buy
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    Battery Drills

    22V Hilti - we just don't bother buying anything else for cordless tools on site anymore. They take a ridiculous amount of abuse and keep on going.
  11. Navigation safety bylaws - 2014 https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/bylaws/Documents/navsafetybylawcontrols2014.pdf 54 Duty of person in charge of a vessel under 500 gross tonnage (1) The person in charge of a vessel under 500 gross tonnage must not allow their vessel to impede the navigation of any large vessel if the vessels are in a pilotage area.
  12. Already at 106 entries! Remember you need to have your CAT 3 (minus) inspection done by the 11th of October
  13. A word of caution around qualitative risk scoring systems, like the probability consequence model above. Watch for the high consequence/low probability events as under some scoring systems they are not given much weight due to the low probability. If it does happen, its a catastrophe so its worth giving them due regard. I might be telling people here to suck eggs, apologies if I am but it bears repeating.
  14. A couple of old dinosaurs chatting over a drink at the bar, well, they could pull the “ the world is too pc “ line.. But this was said by the Commodore of the club, while speaking in his capacity as the Commodore. He should know better, and if he doesn’t, he probably shouldn’t be the commodore
  15. Not racing but still a nice sail a the weekend http://youtu.be/fAROoHPwTnY
  16. Insurance renewals are going to be a frightening experience this time around
  17. 50ft schionning cat tipped end over end, saw at least one keeler sunk, fair bit of mooring line chafe damage on some boats, and scores of blown out/missing dodgers/bimini's. Floating dock office is now matchsticks. Worst hit was towards the ends of R -Y piers, very localised though, a strip maybe only 15-20m wide saw significant damage. Definitely a tornado
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    Optimists in Antigua

    Suck my balls, it's that funny it bears reposting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ew06J05pkk&feature=youtu.be&t=57
  19. Last year, POAL had a revenue of 243 Million They made a profit of 76 Million They paid Auckland council a dividend of 51 Million Their overall return on equity was over 15% http://www.poal.co.nz/media-publications/resultsandreviews/2018%20Annual%20Report-FINAL.pdf That's stella numbers for any business, so the above suggestions that they are playing fast and loose with ratepayers money are pretty cynical. They seem to be really quite good at running an efficient profitable port, and if they think that electric tugs are a sound business decision, then on the above results I would b
  20. Not sure if it has hit the water yet(due Q3 2019), but Navtec are about to deliver a fully electric tug to Istanbul, not quite as big though... Length, oa 18.7m Breadth 6.7m Depth 4.65m Draught 3.5m Gross tonnage 112tonnes Speed 10knots Bollard pull 31tonnes Crew 4 1484kwh battery capacity and a pair of 968kW siemens motors for drive details from Royal Institute of Navel Architects https://www.rina.org.uk/batteryfuelled.html
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