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  1. I'm with DP. Dredging should be banned. If you have ever watched one go along the bottom, and see what it does, you'd agree. Can't dive? Bludge off a mate, or go to the fish shop.
  2. There is no such thing as an Integral keel , but I know what you mean. A properly attached keel IS integral. Bolts or resin are irrelevant, either can fail, and certainly a reef, or other external force of sufficient magnitude can remove a keel regardless of attachment method. The issue is proper engineering, and making the keel attachment fit for purpose. Modern performance keels of high aspect ratio are hard to attach. Older, wider, and longer keels are easier...
  3. I use one of these. https://www.atninc.com/atn-gale-sail-sailing-equipment.shtml Can go up over the rolled up headsail. Works surprisingly well...
  4. Twin rudders are more likely to hit an object, just because they are not behind the keel. A standard spade rudder has the keel for protection - on an odd occasion, something may hit a rudder, not a keel - like a surfacing whale, or even a rock if you are coming down a wave.....
  5. New 60 ft boats are beyond most people, especially his ones, which are nice, but certainly not budget vessels. I watched the video, marketing stuff for his boats IMO. To say bolted on keels are not structurally up to crossing oceans is simply wrong, and to use Cheeki Rafiki as an example (a boat with existing damage from grounding, not properly repaired, and a lot of blue water hard racing use) is, IMO misleading. Look at the stats for the round the world rallies etc, there are a lot - the majority of the fleet - of production boats crossing oceans every year, almost all without issues.
  6. Indeed there is a huge amount of research going into batteries at the moment, the whole industry is moving quickly...
  7. It might be worth running it with every on at high for 20 mins, then measuring the front plate temp, so you know what temp the sticker has to survive?
  8. Good Job! I've not seen a 2 burner with oven and grill before. Is it the model with or without the thermocouple flame out protection? I thought they all had that, until I saw a neighbor's one - three burner with oven - that didn't.. I still use mine, recently replaced a couple of the thermocouples to keep it working 100%. I would have thought any sign writer with a computer could make you a new label?
  9. Agreed, a latching relay would be ideal, but should not be needed with the Victron controller, which can be set up for Lithium...
  10. 200w panels you want the 15.
  11. But if you go to this series victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/70-Tr they have a built in relay for this...
  12. Like this https://www.amazon.ca/LANTRO-JS-SSR-40DA-Output-24-380V/dp/B0924R6JD9/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=solid+state+relay+DC+40a&qid=1630919872&sr=8-4
  13. Why would you use a mechanical relay? Consumes power with the coil.. What about a solid state (mosfet based) relay - about $20-30 on amazon... Use a normally closed, opens when BMS turns it off. Whats the solar controller? You need to be sure that it can either be switched off, or can deal with a disconnect.
  14. For a few years now, my brother Rob and other members of the Mana Cruising Club have been working to remove predators from Pickersgill Island in the sounds. Here is a video of some of their latest work. Its a 110mb file... 77207262_Pickersgill(1).mp4
  15. $115 for members of a YNZ affiliate YC. An Extra $75 if not... That's the YNZ cost, there is a time and travel cost for the inspectors.
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