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  1. Whats Arbitare up to... looking for more breeze?
  2. 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
  3. how often does the tracker update? Seemed to be about every 4 minutes until the start, but hasn't moved since?
  4. How does that saying about cheap boats go again.....
  5. 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?
  6. Ask your bowman, they usually have a collection of "fine art" stashed somewhere...
  7. Just do the.. ahem... "training course" at Westhaven and as a marina berth holder you can use it any time for a small exorbitant fee.
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    PIC gave me a polite thanks but no thanks for a trimaran. Cats I think they will look at
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    Name that boat

    Italy I think https://www.siregh3o.it/en/products/x-factor/ Looks like a really nice build
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    Name that boat

    Who recognises this famous NZ catamaran?
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    Spinlock 5D

    I got a spinlock jacket (deck vest) serviced recently, . It would have been cheaper to buy a new 150kn jacket from burnsco..... twice!
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    Funny looking boat

    To be fair watercare are pushing forward with the central interceptor sewer. Which will unlock a lot of capacity to split the current system where large rain events cause untreated sewage to go into the stormwater system
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    Funny looking boat

    That's the one. A shaft had already been drilled from the seabed down, had a GRP liner installed with a flange on the bottom and a steel end plate, which had all been fully grouted in. We drove the TBM underneath it, I think we had 50-75mm clearance. The machine was stripped out, leaving just the steel shell. We then cut a hole in the top of the shell to find the bottom of the GRP riser. I say hole, out TBM was about 3.3m diameter, and the flange was about 2m, so it turned into a pretty big hole, a few rock bolts and some shotcrete was involved. We then bolted a transition bellmouth
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    Funny looking boat

    Given the price of that machine you wouldn’t want to leave It behind! This machine is called Blanche, Waterview was indeed Alice. The one still under Mairangi Bay was Amelia Rose, and the Hobson Bay machine was Lily. This one was specifically designed for retrieval off the seabed, much the same as the ones we did in Christchurch and Dunedin. Mairangi Bay however was a different story. Much bigger diameter, and also 30m below the seabed. Trying to put in an offshore shaft to recover it would have been prohibitive, both from a cost and ecological point of view. Inst
  15. Spotted in the travel lift in gulf harbour
  16. Brand new in the box, only problem is it was bought by a well meaning relative in the UK and sent over. Hence it's basically useless here as its balanced for the northern hemisphere, and unless you hold it at a funny angle the card doesn't turn. Ideal for someone going on a round the world cruise. Will swap for rum
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    Seems like Iker Martinez is up to his neck in a rule 69 infraction after being found to have illegally modified his Nacra. My guess is he'll get banned until after the next Olympics at least
  18. The SI's and the words in that link say Motuihe to Starboard for the NZ rigging course, but the picture is drawn passing Motuihe to port. I presume the SI's take precedence....
  19. The constrictor clutches are a piece of cake to release under load, however one of their drawbacks is that they are almost too easy to release under load. Some swear by them, others swear at them, I'm in the former camp but ymmv
  20. Racetrack is down at the moment, is it just me or is something going on?
  21. Rig canting often used on tri's (big and small) due to the dihedral leaning the rig over to leeward all the time, and the lift from the rig pushing the boat into the water rather than driving it forward, its relatively easy to set it ip so its about right most of the time. Cats are a bit more difficult in that regard as they sit level, so the systems aren't as widespread. Looking at the photo, the rig is bending on the top half, this can be a god thing for gust response, but if you are looking for more power then a set of top mast side stays may help support the rig above the hounds, t
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