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  1. I don't know how big your mates launch is, but a 13.5m/45' launch will typically use around 130-150lph to achieve 27kts (an older Riv 48 is an eye watering 230lph!) referencing Len Gilbert/John Menzies test data, whilst I guess your "old girl" would have used 10-12lph. So on a liters/NM basis the launch is using about 3x what you would have used.
  2. It is remarkable how obtuse the publicly available info about the extension is. All I can discover is that there will 113 new berths in the Pile redevelopment area (from a Panuku youtube), no mention of sizes. The Westhaven website takes you to a glossy lightweight document dated 2013 This was in Pacific Powerboat mag To help alleviate the shortage of pontoon berths, Westhaven Marina have plans to retire all the old pile moorings in favour of 84 new pontoon berths. The development will use existing marina water space more effectively and includes 40 x 20m, 39 x 24m and 5 x catamaran
  3. Different market, I think they are all 20m+
  4. Coastal shipping really only has a chance of being viable when shifting bulk products eg Petroleum and cement, no chance for general freight ( it is much the same for rail, altho I believe container freight by rail across Australia may be viable). It is not just NZ, consider both Australia and Brazil (2 countries with very long coastlines) have tried and failed to establish viable coastal shipping businesses.
  5. and just for clarity, Standards have no legal standing in their own right. To be obligatory they must be specifically referenced in legislation, either in an Act or Regulations. Otherwise they are only advisory/for reference
  6. AS 3004.2 does not include a similar statement. I have discussed this with the Electrical Inspector (Clive Cork, a fellow yachtie) who does our boats at Sandspit. He advises that it comes down to what the Electrical regulations state, and unless stated other wise the reference standard is for new instalations and not retrospective. He advised there is no retrospectivity clause for AS 3004.2. He said when he is inspecting a legacy installation he is ensuring that it is "safe" in his view. There is an anomaly between the regs and the standards, the Electrical (safety) regulations were enac
  7. reminds me to read the text rather than just the file name of my extract 😄
  8. Just curious with your "I also had to add another gas detector under the oven to comply." Did the gas fitter inform you that the prevailing standard :ASNZS 5601.2 is not retrospective for existing installations, per clause 1.3. His obligation under the standard (and the regulations which recognise the standard) is to ensure the work he did, ie replacing the hose, complied with the standard, no more than that. I have raised this with my insurer and they acknowledge that there is no obligation to upgrade old boats to the current standard. This is also going on with EWOF's, people
  9. That's him, when I changed my engine and prop out in 2005, he bought the old controllable pitch prop from me and fitted it to the 12m Bakewell White design he built for himself
  10. there was a guy down in Whakatane (or maybe Ohope) who built several Birdsall steelies, met him a couple of times can't remember his name.
  11. Certainly honking, red is Tiri, medium blue is Channel Is, green Whangaparoa
  12. Being a little pedantic, Gypsy Moth IV was designed by Illingworth and Primrose, Angus being very much the junior member of the partnership at the time. Chichester was very critical about the yacht, however Illingworth provides alot of detail in his fine book "Further Offshore" of all the requirements of Chichester's which lead to a rather compromised design. John Illingworth pushed UK offshore racing to a new level, and was an active campaigner with his Malham series of yachts. Myth of Malham won just about everything possible in her day in the northern hemisphere. He was also the instig
  13. as an FYI Beta and Nanni use Twin Disc/Technodrive sail drives https://twindisc.com/marine-products/propulsion/saildrives/
  14. I would suggest Whitsundays if you want lots of sailing, Fiji for the diving and cruising
  15. There are bareboats available in Tonga (Vavau), New Caledonia and French Polynesia. I assume all the reefs around Fiji discourage bareboat chartering. The boats out of Vavau are getting pretty tired and appear to have alot of issues going by number of radio calls raising serious maintenance problems we heard from charterers to the base. Maybe think about a crewed charter in Fiji?
  16. marinheiro


    you could try Gordon at Craftmaster Marine (operates out of Yachspars shed in Kumeu), he might have a suitable prop in his collection
  17. where does the pump sit relative to the waterline?
  18. marinheiro


    maybe you should do the research, the problem of brittle skin fittings has been due to using high zinc content fittings (to save money), this will help you https://www.boatsurveyor.net/cathodic-protection-in-yachts/the-dangers-of-cw617n-european-brass-valves-skin-fittings-and-hose-tails/ as for electrolysis in wood, this is due to "over zincing", refer to Chris Mc Mullen article I previously referenced
  19. you should look at a bronze swing check valve (not a ball check), such as this example https://nz.rs-online.com/web/p/check-valves/5103750/ GMS and AES will have something similar
  20. Lagoon and Robertson and Caine tried this a dozen years ago, most installations were subsequently converted back to conventional drives. There was also one of those big Nordhavn fitted with 3 (I vaguely recall) diesels and 2 electric drives, they finished up tearing all that out . Nigel Calder spent a large amount of Euros testing all the diesel electric options and similarly concluded for a long distance cruising yacht the "least inefficient" was a direct coupled diesel engine. BK already has one AC generator fitted
  21. I would say due to this https://www.euronews.com/2021/02/05/france-floods-pm-jean-castex-to-visit-afflicted-southwest-after-heavy-rain
  22. The Lombardini's are light because they are a marinised car engine (I think probably Fiat origin) with features you do not want on a boat ie Aluminium head/OHC/Rubber timing belt. I had a similar situation with my previous engine, a marinised VW Golf diesel - was glad to see the back of it. If you discard Lombardini then of course you have the 3 basic alternatives, Yanmar, Volvo and the Kubota derivatives - Nanni and Beta. Volvo do not appear to have a product in the power range you need (jump straight from 28 to 55hp) The Kubota based engines are very good, except being indire
  23. your statement was "in the World", without qualification! So calling out your error is not being pedantic, just using a bit of rigour. And yes, I agree it would be a whole lot better to have less people in prison but that needs less people offending...
  24. one of the highest levels of incarceration in the world eh, yet another of your inaccurate claims https://www.prisonstudies.org/highest-to-lowest/prison_population_rate?field_region_taxonomy_tid=All, more like about halfway. and there are not too many people in NZ prisons for misdemeanors, most there are repeat offenders. The judges will do everything in their power to avoid sending people to jail including trying to work around the 3 strikes law. There is an incredible amount of time and money spent on rehab but there are alot of recidivist criminals. Maybe if these people in p
  25. you are aware registration for Jetski's (actually Kawasaki own that name) is already required in the Auckland region https://at.govt.nz/boating-marine/jetskis-personal-watercraft/registering-a-jetski-or-personal-watercraft/
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