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  1. Ok that makes sense I would have thought a great circle route would allow him to get closer to his target while getting south. Hence the confusion.
  2. Have seen the boat on the hard at Little Shoal Bay, hard to tell if you're coming or going..........😀
  3. Yep did my blind nav for YM Offshore many moons ago in the Solent, it was shall we say challenging , had to know Morse and Flags too and no I'm not that old.....
  4. With a few pearler sailing days mixed in that unfortunately all occurred during lockdown.....grrrr.
  5. Talking with Matt on this very subject, have a 1220 and Voltage and Ammeter look like they a finally giving up have cleaned contacts etc. Long short I have ordered a Victron BMV 712 Smart at Matt's suggestion looks smart pardon the pun. https://www.victronenergy.com/blog/2017/09/18/bmv-712-smart-battery-monitor-with-bluetooth-built-in/
  6. Know of one couple, both very experienced sailors too by the way, turned back at North Head by the able crew on DoDuh, seems as if the no sailing thing is being taken quite seriously.
  7. Brings back some memories had Cherub "Phred "sail 1934 , for many years boat was always a kick in the pants. Didn't have assy poles back then we carried 9ft spin pole in hoops on the boom!
  8. Shouting at a passing ferry to throw them lifejackets demonstrates such a well thought out safety plan, we should invoice the obviously ignorant and of course the stupid..
  9. Have a LF boom and electric winch setup, I would not do it any other way, its not idiot proof but then again I'm not generally considered an idiot when it comes to sailing my boat. Yes watch the battens and yes go head to wind to raise and lower.
  10. Don't know if its been covered before but there has been cases of several Fergi buoys that were not properly set up regarding mooring lines and swivels with the result being the fergi buoy bobbing and weaving in the water actually unlaid 3 strand nylon leading to failure, think most pros are on to it now but it will pay to make sure the fergi is to be properly installed beforehand.
  11. Yep open the window or step onto the driveway and do a 360. Thanks all for the input Thinking Metvue looks like the first with Windy and Predictwind a tied second an CG Nowcasting a third, sorta maybe a crapshoot. If three give the same forecast go buy a lotto ticket. 🙄
  12. Finally have the boat now so just getting back up to speed with which weather forecasting app is the easiest and most accurate, Yes I do understand that in NZ weather forecasting is a a job where you can be wrong 50% of the time and still have a job. Windy, Coast Guard Nowcasting, Windguru? Any one else? Based in GH Any input will be appreciated.
  13. Sorry, What have "production costs being exported" got to do with a guy finding out a Local entity wanted to pull the front end off to replace an O-ring in an unrelated location?
  14. Could have just as easily been a mystery death.
  15. Add I,J,P and E Rig Measurements and Luff hoist for the forestay or Furler Under Rigging All except luff hoist are usually noted on the PHRF Cert.
  16. Personally I think Ryobi is not up to snuff, remember returning something at Bunnings and a third of the people in the returns queue had a Ryobi something or other in their hands, telling.
  17. Or you could get an electric halyard winch, position it so you can tail then take the line back to the winch. Have that set up, works a treat
  18. At least the sprinklers usually work just fine.........
  19. Sailmaker I worked for always used lighter fluid and he was old school, worked on Dacron and Laminates
  20. https://www.shipshapemarine.co.nz/
  21. Rats

    Beale 11.2

    Agree on the headroom forward but the trade off is a nice foredeck and a very nice profile, appears quite a slippery boat in the light. Main is a little full but material in good shape may get the luff hollowed, anyways I have committed and subject to survey she will hopefully move to Bayswater.
  22. Rats

    Beale 11.2

    Nice looking boat, its on trademe, anyone know more.
  23. Rats


    Dont understand the thinking here. Take all of the good bits of the boat and then try and sell it while keeping all to good bits to use on the new build. Why would you not sell the boat complete which is far more attractive to any potential buyer and get more up to date good bits for the new build. I think this boats gonna be on the market a long time with that sort of ask and oh by the way you have to buy a new rig etc.
  24. So I asked Customs the question here is the rather vague reply, so another query perhaps more specific will have to be made. Thank you for your enquiry. To meet the terms of returning NZ goods and import the boat free of Customs duty and GST, the boat will need to be readily identifiable (i.e. marked or numbered), the exporter and importer must be the same person, the goods must be in substantially the same condition and export entry details must be provided as evidence of the export (to confirm boat was not a GST free sale for export). From what you have stated, the boat will not
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