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  1. There were 4 folios of Charts published by the Hyro Office in the early 2000's, A3 size laminated.

    They covered

    1. Auckland Harbour, Waiheke 

    2. Kawau and Mahurangi

    3. Gt Barrier & Mercs

    4. BOI

    They appear on Trademe from time to time, obviously you would not rely on them for a night entry to a new port but are very handy to have in the cockpit for general orientation, not too many recent new rock discoveries to worry about and it seems boats/ships have no problem finding those that are already well known. 

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  2. you think a gen set is bad. I was anchored at a lovely little bay opposite the Broken Islands Gt Barrier with 6 other boats, everyone quietly enjoying the solitude when these ..anchors pull in after a days diving with an unsilenced Honda powered air compressor sitting on the foredeck going flat out filling cylinders.

    When I observed to them very politely that a bit of consideration for everyone else in the bay would not go amiss all I got was pushback.



  3. very breezy at the Barrier which is starting to get on people's nerves, trying to find an anchorage out of wind, even for lunch.

    Port Fitzroy busy but not overly so, good to see a wide variety of yachts out here, not just the big launches, smallest I have seen is a Variant, quite a few Townsons of different sizes, have a Lotus 950 anchored in front of me and a Noelex 30 just astern.

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  4. 36 minutes ago, Adrianp said:

    This guy puts his coming out the front of the bridgedeck, which would worry me on many levels!

    for sure, the salt air being blown thru will do wonders for the internals and a strong wind might cause a flame out situation.

    By the way did you notice how wafer thin the bridge deck is, looks like a thin honeycomb of some sort covered with light cloth either side 😟

  5. 36 minutes ago, waikiore said:

    Saw that paradigm in Elephant Cove a few years back -what a good looking boat guessed it was a Davidson.

    Yes, she was turbo'd prior to the 05 race, stern extension and a new Bakewell-White Tee keel to replace the conventional fin (which I believe is still sitting in the grass at Robertsons if anyone is looking for a 5T fin). Very powerful yacht with the upgrade. She is now based down south, Mana or Marlborough.

  6. A Davidson design that never received much recognition in NZ was the Davidson 37. Only a few were built here in the early 80's then Cavalier Yachts Australia (who were already building the D28 with a walk thru transom) bought the moulds and sold them first as the Cavalier 37, and then later (with an extended stern/walk thru) as the Cavalier 395.

    Most well known 37 was Kay Cottee's 37, First Lady, which she made the first woman's non stop circumnavigation in 1988


  7. and he also designed ferro cement boats in the early 70's!

    My pick of his designs is Woody's "Rolling Stones" series of yachts - Flash, Emotional Rescue, Honky Tonk Woman, and later for another client Whichaway.

    I did the 2005 Suva race on Paradigm which was a 16.5 cruiser racer to his design


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  8. 2 hours ago, Black Panther said:

    Hey MH is it correct that if i install that external aerial my phone might work?

    After the link it all became gobbledygook to me

    I am just running broadband thru the aerial- mifi modem, not getting a boost on the cell signals to my phone. I am sure there will be a way to set it up to boost cell signals with the appropriate modem, just like a car set up

    Ring/email Zeph at Cellutronics, he is very helpful and can tell you what is possible

  9. 5 minutes ago, Adrianp said:

    Unfortunately not as our walkways to the hulls are right at the bulkhead and the califont would be right in the way. Please excuse the mess in the photo!

    I could actually put it outside on the back of the bulkhead but that feels like a great way to take a zero maintenance item and turn it into at rusty maintenance nightmare!



    you could mount one of these in that exterior corner, just need a flu thru the hard top


    I had a califont set up on the outside cockpit bulkhead on a previous boat (a launch) and once I replaced the painted steel enclosure with one in SS no further corrosion issues

  10. 4 hours ago, Adrianp said:


     The flu is my issue. The Califont is on the back of this wall where the blue box is, with no wall above, or anywhere to  run a flue. We don't really have any other good locations. 



    do you have any space on your cockpit bulkhead to tuck it in a corner and run a flue thru the cabin top, such as the corner behind the owl in this photo


  11. 3 minutes ago, Veladare said:

    Adrian, I looked at what you are thinking as my califont system was also deemed illegal, (which is ridiculous), in the end I went for a diesel heater and a hot water cylinder.


    I went down this path for several reasons:


    1. Gives me the option of heating the boat in the future

    2. Dont need to run the engines, which is summer I never do unless moving

    3. Run it once, sometimes twice a day for about 15 minutes and have hot water all the time.

    4. Alot quieter than running engines

    5. Bad Kitty told me to


    I also overkilled it by allowing the hot water cylinder to be heated by main power... in hindsight there was no need as you just need t turn on the diesel heater when you get on the boat and before you have loaded on the food and ice, you have hot water anyway, so dont recommend doing this... I didnt think it through properly.


    Happy to show it to you if you want

    if you have a cylinder built to order they can install 2 heating coils, one for the engine's cooling water and one for the Heater.

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