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Everything posted by waikiore

  1. Yes ETNZ struggling with ever more desperate spin to justify bailing out of NZ
  2. Ah NYYC and Prada put their cards on the table long before Dunphy popped up. Conversely Mr Dalton has been totally silent about the back deal he has with Team Fracking.....
  3. The cost of hardstand has affected even the Riv boys....
  4. Well safe to say things arent going swimmingly for Mr Dalton with this delay because no one has agreed to buy the hosting rights, and a growing groundswell of Kiwis questioning the need to take it away, plus of course two major players -America and Italy backing Auckland despite the geographic distance. I wonder how the conversation with his new best bud Ratcliffe is going now -Cowes anyone?
  5. waikiore

    What if...?

    Umm it happened last year whilst a good number were still away
  6. BOI guy you seem to be misinformed -catching it once wont stop you catching it again -its not the mumps you wont build resistance. Well done for taking the best advice on your two vax dates though.
  7. We sail with mixed crews always , and despite that dont climb over each other -however the point is well made I see a time very very close where we insist on only the fully vaxxed on board particularly for after race tinctures.
  8. Why you boys keep forgetting the Solent? The sailing world dont want to go to the middle east -look where the money is coming from...
  9. She was still on T pier at Westhaven in the 80s, Booboo you have named one of my favourites - Tom Neales an Island to Oneself.
  10. Shapes in the Wind i think it was , and I was lucky enough to meet some of the old Cook Island schooner men who explained a bit to me on their way of navigating, It was very sad when the mast went through the bottom of Davids Ferro boat and it went straight down, they were exceedingly lucky that they were at the Barrier on their initial cruise -as the rest of the crew whilst younger were not of Davids calibre as a seaman.
  11. Ice Bird is his most dreary read, the others reflect him much better -met him when preparing his last boat -the biography that Rebecca wrote an intro to is a good read-he never lost his eye for the "ladies" right into old age
  12. Whilst we are burning coal to power EV's I will stick to my straight 5 and V8
  13. But that wont pay for the chinese launch and ever bigger race cars and farms....
  14. End of wharf band sounds good
  15. Much as I dont like the inefficient shape (gas flow wise) of the high rise, I would be hesitant in going to the older lower style -I run a 3YM30AE as well. What you have done aft is a good move, but the crucial points to observe are maximum drop to the waterlock from the injection elbow-and volume of the waterlock -it has to take every drop from the high point of your new loops and dripping from the elbow once shut down, without any heading back up towards the engine. These points are of course common to all yacht engines, and yes before someone asks typically the exhaust hose is 1/3 water on
  16. Well I rode down this morning to look out over what would have been our start line Two things of note: Covid robbed us of a cracker day out there, and if Aucklanders keep exercising at this rate we will all be a lot fitter and dogs a lot happier.
  17. The American Yanmar dealers in California -this year a waterpump, $680.00 in my hand one week. Via Power Equipment six weeks from Singapore via Melbourne and quoted $1450.00 plus gst! It pays to have the exact right part nos though -luckily I do.
  18. Sorry but all the ones after Moonfire (the plug) had longer cabins some stepped in a sort of Townson style some later ones one level. One thing to note is that the various owners shifted the centrecase on the glass ones so they dont go to weather like Moonfire did in the 80s when we raced her. Cal designed a good boat with Moonfire but I doubt he got any royalties from the Molded hulls.
  19. Try Paul Bartley Dynamic Marine -used to be Mr Raymarine here 021 799420
  20. New option -30th October is that the week after Coastal? No Boat Show now in October so I will have some free time .
  21. Its funny how online you imagine some people to be much older than they really are Fogg for example.
  22. Actually I dont think so, the Squadron are approaching a new low reading out press releases pre prepared by Mr Dalton. If as they maintain they are still open to holding the Cup here- ETNZ would not have offered the club a sweetener legacy payment as part of selling it offshore-and would not worry about upsetting the challenger of record. In fact the relationship with the challenger of record warrants very close scrutiny. Whilst I was not a particular fan of his -ask yourself would Peter Blake have sold it offshore? Also there was a very sudden resignation by one or two Kiwi board m
  23. For one of my boats we costed up the Cruise 20hp equivalent with Torqeedo battery when the weight went beyond a 20HP electronic four stroke Suzuki plus still the weight of the battery and cost neared $80000 and the Suzuki was $5000.00 odd -plus I can go as far as I like at full throttle my mind was made up. The boys at Beacon will do you a sharp deal on e-propulsion Fogg.
  24. Having sold many Torqeedos here, i would caution against thinking of them as other than a dinghy auxiliary. I got scotts landing to warkworth and back on a charge, slowly with a 9' easily driven Townson dinghy, that was with the latest biggest battery. If you want to see the world price of these just look up the UK sites rather illuminating with real life comparisons of the positives and negatives. DP for your usage profile you made the right move. The local agent is Power Equipment the Australian company in Albany.
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