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  1. It also lacks battery temperature sensing. It is advertised as a drop in replacement for Ample Power Next Step regulators (no longer manufactured), but this is not strictly true. For larger banks you need to look at regulator options such as Balmar, Wakespeed or Sterlingpro to get amongst other features battery and alternator temp sensing
  2. I believe she raced in the SYD - HOB whilst she was under Australian ownership(she was Melbourne based for some years), after Peter Spencer sold her.
  3. speaking of Robertson's, one interesting major refit they are doing is to the Farr designed Cotton Blossom. Apparently some Hong Kong based guy bought her sight unseen during the lock down period from the Vances and she is undergoing a stem to stern refit. I think a carbon rig is on the agenda, not sure if the typical 70's Farr keel will be turbo'd.
  4. You can do your own work there no problem, I always do my own antifouling and whatever else I can do myself. Just got to follow the safety rules. Conrad asks, not unreasonably, that he has first shot at any 3rd party works. Even so, when I wanted my yacht polished by my regular valet he was ok with that (after the requisite grumbling), so the valet charged Conrad who in turn charged me +5% markup which I was cool with.
  5. There is also Robertsons at Warkworth (Conrad won the auction for the land), boats up to 3 m draft can get up the Mahurangi river on the right tide with a bit of guidance. Heading in the other direction there is Westpark, 2 travel lifts there
  6. if it is for interior trim use Rimu makes a pretty good impersonation of old varnished teak
  7. Do you know who is the underwriter for The Marina Shop's policies? Maybe Topsail or someone else? Brian Hepburn is selling Williams policies. It appear Towers offered to take over existing Club Marine policies
  8. you are lucky if you can get insurance on a mooring, Vero have this list of mooring areas they will not insure, don't know other insurers position Cass Bay, Corsair Bay, Devonport Yacht Club, Waiake Beach, Stanley Point, Magazine Bay marina or Naval Point marina, Northcote Point, Okahu Bay, Hobson Bay, Birkenhead Point, Algies Bay, Bayswater Swing, Maraetai Beach, Herne Bay, Stanmore Bay, Swann Beach, Tindalls Bay, Cox’s Bay, Castlepoint, Westmere, Stewart Island, Watchman’s Island, Great Barrier Island, Lake Waikaremoana, Bluff Harbour, West Coast North Island Harbours (i.e. Pahi, Kaipar
  9. 370 x 120 , well used, no outer trim rings. Free (otherwise they get binned) , pick up Mahurangi East
  10. The US Coastguard is a federal law enforcement agency, whilst the Australian Volunteer Coastguard is the same model as NZ, local volunteer groups working under a common umbrella with no enforcement powers. In Australia maritime enforcement is handled by the respective states' Department of Transport and Police water units. I looked up current pleasure boat registration fees for WA, they are effectively just another tax
  11. two other suggestions 1. Tie/splice 10m or so of floating yellow/orange poly prob to the bitter end of the chain, provides a good marker for recovery if you ever have to let the anchor and chain go in a hurry and can't buoy it 2. Paint the shank and/or hoop (for ROCNA's) bright orange (SPADEs paint the back half of the scoop yellow), helps spotting the anchor to check its set - more applicable for cruising in the islands
  12. all licensed https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/harbour-ferries-going-too-fast-in-fog-says-crash-report/I2QJDGP2HNUSAIIRD6RG2B36HM/ https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117809940/auckland-ferry-incidents-worker-overboard-falls-and-trips-among-accidents-injuries https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/122394289/fullers-skipper-fined-2500-after-collision-disables-navigational-buoy https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/near-collision-on-waitemata/ISU3F6WXMTPIH6AEZXNLJHGEAU/ If you want training/proof of experience, easiest way is by insurers making it a pre-requisite for insurance whi
  13. 1. When you have not correctly moused the anchor shackle and the pin has come out 2. When you have got hopeless entangled around a bommie and need to let the anchor go to allow a diver to untangle it 3. When you have had to exit an anchorage pronto and had to dump anchor and chain (preferably buoyed for later recovery) - John and Heather Lidgard had this experience on Reward 4. Kedge anchor for when you have intimate contact with the bottom or to change the yacht's heading into a swell in a rolly anchorage (the Fortress anchors are good for these uses)
  14. Polyester and Vinyl ester resins are 2 very different products, as described here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyester_resin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_ester_resin blisters on modern hulls still have the same basic mechanism as those decades ago https://www.boatsurveyor.net/boat-surveyor-osmosis-explained/
  15. the old hands reckoned the polyester resins were actually quite good up until the first oil crisis, then it appeared the mix was changed and that's when Osmosis really became a problem. So early Cav's, Corsairs etc potentially stood up better than the latter ones. Here is an FP Cat that was only 2 yrs old that needed a major bottom job https://www.osmosis.co.nz/gallery/sail/thetys/page_1.html even though that was 10 yrs ago they are still using polyester resins, but make a big deal about using an Iso NPG gel coat which has been industry norm for decades Fountaine Pajot was
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