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    Rats got a reaction from 2flit in Good idea?   
    The amount spent on reversing everything would make the idea moot and you would have all of the uglier sides up, can't. imagine it being a good look.
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    Rats reacted to Island Time in Good idea?   
    The seems are not normally reversible, the chafe protections and hoop sleeves will be on the wrong side, and so will the clears. Not practical IMO. My current Dodger is about 15 years old, and on its 3rd clears. Canvas is Sunbrella, still a bit of life in it yet....
     
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    Rats got a reaction from Zozza in Auckland Water Restrictions   
    With a few pearler sailing days mixed in that unfortunately all occurred during lockdown.....grrrr.
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    Rats reacted to B00B00 in Opinions on folding/feathering propeller   
    We have a max prop 3 blade feathering on a 15 ton 50fter with a 110hp motor. No issues at all in 15,000nm so far and performance seems to be very good under sail and motor-never been passed on either.
    I do make a point of servicing it whenever we come out of the water.
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    Rats got a reaction from Kevin McCready in Trio rescued, but family dog dies in Wellington Harbour capsizing   
    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..
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    Rats got a reaction from Clipper in Two fall overboard one from a yacht one from a fishing trawler.   
    At least the sprinklers usually work just fine.........
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    Rats got a reaction from Rehabilitated in Two fall overboard one from a yacht one from a fishing trawler.   
    At least the sprinklers usually work just fine.........
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    Rats got a reaction from w44vi in 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.
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    Rats got a reaction from Jon in 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.
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    Rats reacted to Fogg in Importing a NZ built boat back to NZ from offshore   
    If you're seriously considering this (rather than academic curiosity) then I'd suggest you consult an accountant with special focus on trade. Reason being I suspect the answer won't be black & white and will depend on timing, paper trail of evidence, what financial transaction (if any) took place when the vessel left NZ etc. And especially if Customs themselves are vague then you could be at risk of getting one answer today and a different answer the day you bring it in - with the possibility of a nasty financial surprise in the process. In which case I'd want to get a written confirmation beforehand.
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    Rats got a reaction from Clipper in Have your say on the America’s Cup bases   
    Bloody nobrains in the Auckland shitty council, Parkers crowd and now Viaduct holdings Jesus h. Christ.
     
    I hope Dalts/ETNZ comes out and says thats it,  we will just pack our bags and take the whole thing to Italy because  you bureaucrats are getting consumed with empire building and not even extending the Courtesy of consulting us during a process which by the way we signed of on back in February and is that not the only plan going through the resource consent process.
     
    These same idiots only have one job to do, and yet it is clear that that is a big ask,  equally Dalts was clear after winning the cup we need this to move quickly or we will pack our bags and go to Italy where the challenger of record has kindly offered to get the job done.
     
     
    All of these idiots now suddenly have a better idea,   4  different ones being played out in a public form with little or no contact with the sailors that will have to park 75 foot boats in areas designated by council idiots that have not consulted the sailors, I cannot see this ending well.
     
    I think Dalts/ETNZ would be quite right to move camp to Italy given the way the bureaucrats are handling this.
    Stupidity seems to be a pre requisite.
    Forgive my rant but I cannot believe this small minded BS and I would love to see the grovelling and fawning that would surely occur as Dalts packs his bags and takes his millions elsewhere.
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    Rats got a reaction from Island Time in Continuous or linked rigging?   
    Great until it gets wet-   like going for a swim not spray from travelling fast into the wave in front you
    Carbon rigging does not like salt water immersion for any sustained period then you can throw it away.
     
    My vote would be continuous, using dyform wire (roughly 30% stronger than identical diameter 1 X 19 ) and Norseman fittings with dyform cones.
     
    The Norseman fittings cost but save you heaps longer term because  after that your rigging costs are simply new wire and new cones each end.
    Plus if you have a spare length of wire as long as the longest on board you can replace any length yourself  at sea if  required and not have to find a cruising destination with a swaging machine.
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    Rats got a reaction from Clipper in Mid Atlantic rescue   
    Agree it may be a big call but reviewing the vid I do not see a boat that should be stepped off of.
    Did not look like it was wallowing and full of water  and it seems that not all the people were recovered leaving some to navigate home?
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    Rats got a reaction from Clipper in Mid Atlantic rescue   
    They are jumping off a perfectly good boat.
    Awww look, its gotten a tad too wavy and uncomfortable,   I know lets call in the chopper......
     
    It looks like a Swan of a generation that were extremely well built, I would take my chances on the Swan thanks.
    Kudos however to the chopper pilot- quite the flying when you think of a swimmer hanging off the line with 9m seas rolling through
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    Rats got a reaction from Mothership in hopeless   
    Darwinian theory at work, they were interrupted in their attempt to thin the herd!
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