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Ed

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  1. The contractor and designer selection has already been done, so there won't be a protracted tendering process to work through, and the parties involved have already begun to resource up. If anything holds it up now it will be resource consent
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    MOB on Scallywag

    Sailing illustrated are saying the search has been called off
  3. I’m guessing no one here went to the pirate party at the squadron last night.....
  4. Even better is that it was lived streamed for free, with camera operators and commentators who knew what they were talking about. The superfoiler guys could learn a lot from this crowd
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    Route 66

    I overtook every boat except one, then they all got back past me.....
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    Route 66

    Lots of parking tickets on cars at westhaven that were parked from friday morning, seems the message didn't get through to wilsons......
  7. So is everyone else who owns an 8.5 Tigre is a bargain at 26k!
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    Route 66

    I'm liking the look of the forecast right now!
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    Route 66

    To be fair to top yacht, once you've got it setup its pretty good, espically as everyone is using it now. Just wish it was easier to search find results from older series
  10. Hurts like Heaven is seriously for sale, and will be sold in a matter of days. 1$ no reserve auction!!!! https://touch.trademe.co.nz/motors/listing/view/1546764972 The market will decide the price but this is a great competitive boat, and has the farrier style trailerable capability as a bonus.
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    Westhaven

    Meh, plans can change
  12. Going to be a quick process, AC planning on having a contractor and designer on board by 1st March,
  13. Used to race on a similar IOR 2 boat, great for shorthanded, as they weren't too tender and had plenty of weight in the keel. The beam on them provides decent volume downstairs for curising and they are generally built llike the proverbial outhouse. Never really got the death roll going, but I think the boat had ahd a bit of a hull refair to give a bit more of a flat section aft
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    Oil Analysis

    Also one sample won't tell you much. We have regular sampling regiemes on gearboxes and hydraulics, and we are looking for trends as opposed to specific trigger levels. Some gear boxes make metal, but do so consistently, and without obvious wear patterns and are stubbornly reliable. We do tend to carry a spare for those if they are mission critical though...
  15. There are few things more expensive in life than a cheap boat....
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    Vor 2017

    DJI phantom pro 4 I believe
  17. More chance of getting blood out of a stone, but interested to hear their response
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    2017 Rum Race

    30 gusting 39 - i've pulled the pin
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    Balls

    10 mm Torlon balls to be precise. My traveller recently sounds like its a few balls short of a race, so time for a bit more maintainence. Is there a non marine option out there at a sensible price, or do I just have to suck it up and pay the harken price?
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    2017 Rum Race

    Forecast looks fruity, 20kt southwestly!
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    Winches for sale

    https://fostersshipchandlery.co.nz/products/harken-winch-aluminium-1sp-b8a These?
  22. You pay for the guarenteed berth space, not a guarenteed parking space. Weswthaven has a much nigher ratio of parking spaces to berths than most places, although I can imaging the north side is under a lot more pressure than the south. I can see both sides of the argument, common theme seems to be the comunication. A friendly word at the appropiae time is far more palatable and effective than notes under the wiper which in being faceless tend to wind people up.
  23. I had a Yammie 9.9 4 stroke hi thrust in my GBE, was the gucci one with power tilt and start from a remote in the cockpit. For cruising and short handed stuff it was absolute gold. Had the prop where the exhust vented in the opposite direction when in reverse, so had loads of bite, and you could stop the boat on a sixpence. (You could also just about throw people off their feet with the amount of grip the prop had from a standing start Max speed (about 7kts) was no different really to an 8hp 2stroke, but you could motor directly into 30+ kts at 5kt of breeze with no problems at about half
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