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  1. Park in the white spaces, no time limit at the weekends
  2. Got some in the garage sitting idle
  3. The top mast side stays also come into play when you start running bigger square head mains upwind and close reaching. A bit of adjustment is good to keep the mast straight, especially with the older smaller sections. They do see a bit of load, if I remember correctly we had 12:1 purchase, but this was achieved with two cascades and a 3:! purchase. The leeward shroud will always be slack, not much can be done about that on GBE.
  4. At what point do.the marina operators have a mandate to remive the zombie boats? Never mind mussel farms there are a heap of fan worm farms about, And despite the increasing prices there are still significant numbers of very neglected boats preventing others from entering the marina. Given they now have a waiting list is it time to find a mechanism to help people into berths?
  5. You've not been to the Z Pier ramps recently have you....
  6. I'll bite:- How many calls did CG get on Waitangi Day, just Waitangi day? Nationwide..... hunderds When you do a trip report for the East Coast will anyone follow that up if you do not close it? No When you do a Bar crossing report for the West Coast will anyone follow that up if you don't close it? Yes What do CG charge per hour to tow a non-member home? $300/hr What do they charge to tow a member home? 0 When you call a Mayday does CG pick that up and run with it? I'd guess it automatically turns into search and rescue, which is a police
  7. Water, there is only about 500mm of water infront of the berths facing z pier on a good low tide and is never dredged
  8. Coffers must be low at Westhaven, all the berth rates are being cranked up by about 10% https://www.westhaven.co.nz/getmedia/e05226c3-aea2-4656-bdbd-bb4f1822c3b1/Rental-Rates-May-2018.pdf/ vs https://www.westhaven.co.nz/getmedia/9c35d65a-0013-418a-8b44-495db41592f4/Rental-Rates-April-2019.pdf/
  9. The regs tell you what gear you need(Depth soundet fixed vhf charts etc etc). Just as critical though is to understand what you will do if things go bad. When the boat is upside down how exactly do you get to the grab bag? If you need to be recovered by coastguard are things like wallets keys and phones in the grab bag? If the rig had come down do you have the right tools to easily cut it away? Can every one on the boat do everything? I.e. If the helm goes over board can the crew stop the boat, drop sails and back track effectively even though it's blowing 25 kts? These que
  10. Just for clarity, the SSANZ triple series races dont need a raft, they are cat 4+, but the plus is not a raft. The route 66 was an example of cat4+ a liferaft
  11. Nothing to say you can't carry a raft, it's just not complusary any more.
  12. Not only on the shelf, but on the website with free delivery. Sailors corner were over 10 years behind with their website. But as mentioned above this liquidation wasn't about financial reasons.
  13. I'm not saying its no good, it will certinaly be a fun boat to sail, and Grainger has a good track record of race boats. Its just if someone here coughed up for one thinking it would be the fastest thing in the small multi fleet they could be in for a bit of a surprise
  14. Seems to be a bit bogged, looks like it needs a few more horsepower to get up onto the plane
  15. In anything over 10kts it would get owned upwind and down by the 8.5s (yeah yeah, provided there are any racing). Jib tack is 1.7m back from the bows, and a non overlapper, and the prod is a m shorter than the 8.5's livewire sails sizes vs. 8.5 Main both 35m2 Jib 11, vs a NO1 at 23m2 and a no2 at 14. 11 is likely the size of the no.3 C0 dont have numbers off hand Kite 50m2 vs around 80 for a typical 8.5m Still weighs about the same, maybe a fraction lighter. Buy an 8.5, it would be much cheaper, a bit quicker and you can do coastal on it
  16. The electric drive motors for the cutterhead on the waterview TBM were water cooled, 330ish KW each. There were 24 of them
  17. Heard a roumer there was a protest on leg two. Unsubstantiated gossip or did something happen?
  18. A contract was made once the reserve price was met, with the proviso it could be broken if a higher bid was made within a certain time frame. Any. Bid above reserve should be binding
  19. Whats Arbitare up to... looking for more breeze?
  20. At the hen already, fast ride north. Send it, or sending it has had been around for years. Always thought it had its roots in sending the mail on the fastest stagecoach available, no reference for this so I might have just made it up myself after a few rums
  21. how often does the tracker update? Seemed to be about every 4 minutes until the start, but hasn't moved since?
  22. I've got an 8hp Yamaha 2 stroke with the regular prop on it, but really could use a bigger prop for moving the boat (900kg 8.5 multihull) in and out of the berth, reverse is painfully poor with the exhaust coming through the prop Yamaha website just made me more confused, which prop should I be looking at?
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