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Everything posted by kiwi_jon

  1. Try your local sailmakers. If they can't replace the clears then they should know who can.
  2. Richard Hulston, Independent Riggers, HMB
  3. East Tamaki Galvanising remove and replace the lead as part of galvanising process for plough anchors.
  4. St Clair-Brown was fined $200 which is the maximum fine the Harbour master can give
  5. Have you tried Super Yacht Coatings in Tauranga? They show Alexseal as one of their suppliers.
  6. Arbitare has withdrawn but going to sail with the fleet down the West Coast.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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. ^ The owner is currently in prison for rape. Google Craig Koning.
  11. 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.
  12. 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/
  13. ^ Brass Monkey is Jaycar's/Road Tech Marine's own brand.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. TNZ crew all cross in front of the mast. The helming position and mainsail trim are in front of the grinders.
  18. No, neither Wind Surf (Club Med 1) or Club Med 2. The Club Meds were basically small multi-decked cruise ships with sails.
  19. My engineer uses Quicksilver HP gear oil in my Yanmar SD25. He is a certified Yanmar service agent.
  20. Unfortunately Fred Andrews passed away a few years ago and the business is now owned by someone else. When I got my Prince refurbished by Fred 10+ years ago it came back like new with new burners, polished etc. It wasn't cheap but cheaper than buying a new marine stove. Fred said at the time he was running out of parts to do refurbs.
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    Yanmar 3YM20. SD25 sail drive. Young 88.
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    Thanks for comments and recommendations. I have just ordered a Gori 15x10 two bladed floppy. Delivery in just over a week. I am a firm believer in the KISS principle. I had looked at Kiwiprops in the past and was pretty much talked out of putting one on a 20 hp Yanmar. I helped a mate once install a new Maxprop 3 bladed feathering prop. 4 hands were just about not enough and holding your mouth right while making sure the gears were set for the right pitch helped. A trained octopus would have been handy. This new prop is going to be like getting a new wife. I knew the last prop for 33
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    When did Briski stop manufacturing 2 bladed folders? Unfortunately I dropped a blade off my prop on Sunday just before the entrance to HMB marina. Luckily the breeze was such that I could sail onto my berth. I rang Briski this morning only to be told they weren't manufacturing folders anymore and to look at putting a Gori or Volvo folder on my Yanmar SD25 leg. Not sure about the last option. I am currently waiting for the price and availability/delivery times for a Gori. BOIguy, how has your Flexofold worked out. What was delivery time like from Denmark. Anyone in Crew
  24. Don't you also to know the rotation direction?
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