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Marshy last won the day on July 24 2016

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  1. It sat in the corner of the Halfmoon Bay Marina hardstand for years and years and got a little neglected- believe it was for sale through one of the brokers at the time.
  2. All sorted thanks team. Found one more tin so we are done! Photos to come soon.
  3. Hi Guys To finish off a little lockdown project I need some International Perfection Paint - Mediterranean White to match the rest of the boat. But International have a few supply issues getting hold of that colour as it comes from Europe. (Unless I buy a trade pack of 5 litres or whatever). Before i go down that road - does anyone in Auckland have any? Happy to buy it off you. Get in touch if you do - Marshy 021 746 129
  4. IT - If you happen to stumble across another set of second hand wind gear please let me know. Looking at setting up a portable wind gear system for the race management team at the club.
  5. Often with a composite hull those through hulls can just be sikaflexed on the inside of the hull. Worked fine on Mercenary. Try it before you cut a hole...
  6. Side windows yes to tinted. Just a nicer look i think too from the outside. In the launch (Darn can i say that word here) - clear in the front, tinted is a bugger to see out of at night when driving inside. Or on the Smoke wagon the windows are non existent (Or one could say heavily tinted white fibreglass colour)... If you go downstairs on it, your not there for the view and dont wanna spend too long!
  7. I think people are forgetting how wide the term "Silicone" goes. Dow Corning 795 is the go to adhesive for windows, Glass, Perspex, Polycarbonate etc - it works on it all and is awesome. Selleys All Clear - not so much... Each adhesive has its use cases and they are normally designed for a use case. A blanket rule saying no silicon on a boat is crazy.
  8. Got one in our place, Really like it - nice staying in a shower that stays warm too! - i.e. the warmth doesnt escape meaning you dont need the water as hot.
  9. I would highly recommend against a single endless gennaker sheet... If you have a cock up (which happens when going quick and rushing things) its very hard to unstitch it all. You want to be able to un-tie a single sheet while the other is loaded up. the 18's can do it because tehy arent changing kites, and its rigged up on the beach and left rigged up - plus issues = swim immediately. whereas on our boat it means a spilt beer and a tidy up. We think Smoke wagon is 700kg (just checked and Steve T says 760kg as launched so might be lighter than that now we have done some lightening u
  10. I will be there - we were meant to do this year but work got me last minute, and the number 1 crapped itself, so as soon as the sailmakers open up we are back in business Will ideally race with the sport boats. There is a good fleet there and you guys would be surprised in the windward leeward stuff you would be quite competitive.
  11. One thing you want to do is add as little friction as you can to the masthead halyard, especially from the fractional point to the top - thats often when the gennaker just about sets, with the foot in the water and you need the guys to get it that last metre as quick as you can - often the difference between a glamour set, or a nice trawl and a visit to the sailmakers. So the bungy might add just enough friction to cause issues
  12. Smoke wagon has exactly what you are describing without the bungy. Works really well and we havent found a need to have the snubber tight when not in use (i.e. dont need the bungy. One masthead halyard that snubbs down to a fractional. Ours just goes in a V Cleat at the base of the mast i think - will go for a stroll next door to where boat is stored later this morning out and have a look - thats the bow girls territory not mine so cant remember
  13. Halfmoon Bay Phil. We launch smoke wagon there, nice easy ramp with fingers. If start is Northern leading its the closest good boat ramp. Can even offer you a bed / storage 500m up the road from the ramp
  14. Have just finished replacing all windows in my launch (Vindex 350)- front we did glass, side we did with Acrylic. (Have also previously done them on Mercenary which are still hanging in some 10 years later!) Used Dow corning 795 - the stuff is awesome, i wouldnt use anything else having seen others struggle to key, or to handle the UV and heat. https://www.glasscorp.co.nz/site/glasscorp/files/pdffiles/dc795%20data%20sheet%20(new).pdf
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