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  1. This is the email that was sent to Gulf Harbour Marina berth holders last week. Hoppers will apply for fast track consent. Presumably once the legislation has passed into law. https://mailchi.mp/gulfharbourmarina/gulf-harbour-marina-scheme-operating-budget-13519673?e=4d146f083c
  2. There are several ways of integrating a Garmin gWind into the Nexus system. The first is as you mention the wired gWind mhu which comes complete with the GND10. The disadvantage is you need to run a new cable down the mast as the connector on gWind is different to the connector on the Nexus mast cable. The second option is Garmin make a small adaptor cable that goes between the gWind mhu and the Nexus mast cable. The Nexus mast cable needs to be moved from the Wind port on the server to Nexus/instrument bus port.
  3. I currently have a hybrid Nexus/N2k system. One of my NX2 multis failed so I decided to replace it with a B&G Vulcan 7. To get the Nexus wind, speed and depth data to the Vulcan 7 I installed a Garmin GND10 which is a gateway/converter between the Nexus bus and N2K and vice versa. The GND10 needs to be programmed for data direction e.g I have the GPS data from the Vulcan feeding the Nexus bus. I was also looking at what to do when my transducers fail. The Silva/Nexus/Garmin 43mm thru hulls are a bit of an orphan but I don't really want to replace the thru hull fittings. Garmin still d
  4. Did they get rid of wreck in Putiki or just the big orange buoy that was marking it?
  5. Do not click on the above link. It will probably try to install a virus. Admin may want to delete.
  6. Due to continued contamination the Lighthouse NZ National Match Racing Championship has been moved to BBYC with racing off the mouth of the Tamaki River
  7. National water monitoring is carried out by Land, Water, Air Aotearoa (LAWA) during the swimming months Nov - March. They appear to monitor weekly and after rain events. The data spreadsheet showing actual counts is on https://lawa.org.nz There is enough data to be able to model and predict results.
  8. Try your local sailmakers. If they can't replace the clears then they should know who can.
  9. Richard Hulston, Independent Riggers, HMB
  10. East Tamaki Galvanising remove and replace the lead as part of galvanising process for plough anchors.
  11. St Clair-Brown was fined $200 which is the maximum fine the Harbour master can give
  12. Have you tried Super Yacht Coatings in Tauranga? They show Alexseal as one of their suppliers.
  13. Arbitare has withdrawn but going to sail with the fleet down the West Coast. They will decide dependent on weather whether they go to Waikawa or home port of Wellington. SSANZ have let them keep the YB tracker so they will be visible on the tracker.
  14. Jaycar owns RoadTechMarine (RTM) in Oz so Burnsco will be will be a perfect fit. I was in Burnsco this afternoon and gave them my Jaycar club card instead of my Burnsco club card. They laughed.
  15. Go fuel website clearly states: Bank Card Pre-authorisation - Transactions at marine payment terminals are all pre-authorised by your card provider. They (not GOfuel) might place a "hold" of $1500 on your account prior to dispensing your fuel. For most transactions, the hold is released immediately after completion, however some banks take longer (3-7 days) to release the hold. To prevent this, sign up for a "NO FEES" GOfuel fuel card. You will also receive a discount on every transaction. Sign-up now.
  16. He has mates/crew living on it. There is usually a tender tied up to it. It anchored up in Issy just before he went to prison. Prior to that it spent months anchored off Karaka at the mouth of the Tamaki river. It was a pain as in certain winds it used to obscure the Barber's Pole. I get tempted to ring DoC and say I saw a rat jump off it and swim to Motutapu.
  17. ^ The owner is currently in prison for rape. Google Craig Koning.
  18. You will need to get the new alternator modified to work with your external regulator. All the recent Yanmar marine engines appear to be shipped with 120A Valeo alternators, even the 3ym20 I replaced my 2gm20 with. It was set up with a serpentine belt and I utilised the belt load manager in my Balmar mc-614 reg to drop the max charging current to 90A.
  19. Whangaparapara harbour, Blind bay and Tryphena harbour are closed to fishing, shellfish collecting and anchoring. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/biosecurity/major-pest-and-disease-threats/caulerpa-brachypus-a-non-native-seaweed/
  20. ^ Brass Monkey is Jaycar's/Road Tech Marine's own brand.
  21. The factory supplied battery with the t1000-basic is a 24v 22Ah agm battery. The built-in battery charger is a 24v 5A agm charger. Agm batteries require charging at a rate of 0.2 - 0.3C which for a 20Ah battery is 4-6 amps. Using a larger capacity battery will extend the usage time of the tug but will also increase the charging time. Two things kill or as IT puts it murder agm batteries. First is taking the battery below 50% depth of discharge which for 12v batteries is around 12.06v and 24.12v for 24v batteries. The second thing that kills agm batteries is leaving them in a Partial
  22. You weren't the noisy boat on saturday night were you? the one with the loud stereo with thumping bass. We always anchor on the eastern side of Putiki. It is a much more pleasant outlook than looking at the ferries.
  23. The presenters of the Americas Cup and medals were Peter Montgomery and Bruno Troublé. The format for the medal presentation was that the team members names were called and they filed past the stage, put their hand in a box to grab a medal and move off.
  24. TNZ crew all cross in front of the mast. The helming position and mainsail trim are in front of the grinders.
  25. No, neither Wind Surf (Club Med 1) or Club Med 2. The Club Meds were basically small multi-decked cruise ships with sails.
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