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  1. There is no direct shipping between NZ/Australia and Brazil. Some years ago when exchange rates were rather different I looked at the feasibility of importing Brazilian built/Roger Hill designed cats into Aust/NZ. Had to tranship in Mexico and the cost was phenomenal. Having a play round with this site https://www.maersk.com/local-information/shipping-from-asia-pacific-to-latin-america the only shipping option appears be to trans ship via Singapore. I think the airplane option is the only feasible one, I believe LATAM have recommenced their flights to Santiago, alot quicke
  2. Just be aware (last I looked) that the unlimited data plan that is available for Go's is not available for phones, why not - no idea, just marketing I guess. Plenty of Go's on Ebay if you want one or wait till November when boats return from the islands, usually a couple for sale
  3. What exactly are you looking to protect? Fuses are to protect the cabling, a windlass should have a re-setable circuit breaker -if your windlass draws 80 amps then a 100 amp breaker would be fine. Fuses need to be matched to cable size and depending on type they have an allowance for surge currents. I have a 3 battery system, the house bank has a 300 Amp Class T with a 70mm2 cable connection and a 200amp class T for the 2 kW Inverter feed, which is also 70mm2 Second battery is the starter, it has a 250amp Blue Sea stud mounted fuse, as does the third battery which powers t
  4. see my follow up post 22 Feb above...
  5. available through the Auckland Council libraries, you can reserve it https://discover.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2204909__Sjohn lidgard__Orightresult__U__X4?lang=eng&suite=def
  6. I am running a Balmar duo charge for the 2 sets of batteries charged from the original engine alternator (a grunty Leece Neville takes care of the house bank ) https://balmar.net/products/digital-duo-charge/ the alternator's output goes straight to the battery for the electric halyard/anchor winches and centreboard hydraulic pump, which draw some serious current. The duo charge keeps the start battery topped off. Remember under normal circumstances the start battery only requires minimal charging.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. if it is for interior trim use Rimu makes a pretty good impersonation of old varnished teak
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 370 x 120 , well used, no outer trim rings. Free (otherwise they get binned) , pick up Mahurangi East
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