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    Island Time got a reaction from splat in Navico wifi gofree   
    While all that is true, at least you are getting the issue acknowledged and communication from Navico. In my experience they have better support than raymarine or garmin....
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    Island Time got a reaction from harrytom in Prop shaft to Flexi plate flange connection   
    Yep, you need to look at the shaft under the gland.
    Good time to change to a dripless system.....
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    Island Time got a reaction from Rangi1 in Know your buoys and markers   
    The topmark designates the beacon type, it’s shape is unique. Colours fade, maintenance is often very slow.....
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    Island Time reacted to chariot in Launch on Reef   
    Still no reason for aholes to ransack the boat. Sounds like the work of the envy brigade. 
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    Island Time got a reaction from Dtwo in 5 weeks at sea +14 days Auckland Quarantine   
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    Island Time got a reaction from harrytom in 5 weeks at sea +14 days Auckland Quarantine   
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    Island Time got a reaction from bigal.nz in Voluntary ban on scallop take in Opito bay   
    IMO scallop dredging should be banned. It F^&%s the seabed....
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    Island Time got a reaction from Bad Kitty in Voluntary ban on scallop take in Opito bay   
    IMO scallop dredging should be banned. It F^&%s the seabed....
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    Island Time got a reaction from lateral in Voluntary ban on scallop take in Opito bay   
    IMO scallop dredging should be banned. It F^&%s the seabed....
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    Island Time got a reaction from Clipper in Voluntary ban on scallop take in Opito bay   
    IMO scallop dredging should be banned. It F^&%s the seabed....
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    Island Time reacted to bazzathemammoth in Voluntary ban on scallop take in Opito bay   
    I reckon that's how it should be - freedive only, and then the deeper beds seed the shallower beds. For now banning dredging is a good start.
     
    We could say the same thing about paua, is it fair that the only divers who can get them are the ones who can hold their breath? If you can afford a boat you can afford to buy some scallops.
    Seafood gathering is a privilege and one that needs to be enjoyed sustainably. That at least as valid for the commercial crews/customary fishers too IMO.
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    Island Time got a reaction from bazzathemammoth in Voluntary ban on scallop take in Opito bay   
    IMO scallop dredging should be banned. It F^&%s the seabed....
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    Island Time got a reaction from harrytom in This Weekend's Achievements   
    Well done, We were in two house bay, Kawau. Great sail up there on Sat, touched 11.7 knots at one stage which is pretty good for us. Then back to Whangaparaoa today, about 50deg apparent in 20 knots true. Good sailing weekend...
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in This Weekend's Achievements   
    Well done, We were in two house bay, Kawau. Great sail up there on Sat, touched 11.7 knots at one stage which is pretty good for us. Then back to Whangaparaoa today, about 50deg apparent in 20 knots true. Good sailing weekend...
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    Island Time reacted to Black Panther in NS14 in New Zealand   
    Jollyboat
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    Island Time got a reaction from bigal.nz in Lithium v AGM   
    If you are going to build your own banks, may I suggest that this is MUCH more difficult for you to get right than many believe.
    It can be done, but PLEASE tread carefully! It can also fail, sometimes spectacularly, and cost you your investment, your boat, or more.
    May I respectfully suggest that you START your reading here https://marinehowto.com/lifepo4-batteries-on-boats/ and do a lot of research before you commit.
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    Island Time got a reaction from tuffyluffy in Cockpit mounted throttle - fix or replace   
    Those units can usually be recovered with a bit of basic maint.
    Cables, if seized, tight or leaking rust should be replaced. Take a pic of the shift and throttle assembly before removal, to be sure you put it back the same way. If incorrectly assembled, fwd can be rev. You have been warned  
    Then  strip the cables and connections, and remove the unit from the boat. If its real bad, you may need to soak overnight in penetrating oil, nut cracker or similar, then try to press out the seized gear select disconnect knob. I've usually managed to get them out, but I did manage to break one once   - the replacements are expensive.
    Once the button is out, clean the alloy plate up, and paint, reassemble with lubricant, and it should give you another 10+ years before seizing again!
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    Island Time reacted to Rats in GME MT403 EPIRB   
    A GME 403 the orange one,  is essentially obsolete- bravo on finding some cheap replacement batteries but one has to wonder how do you value life especially at sea?
    Why would you not invest in a GPS capable EPIRB, Accuracy improves from 4 sq miles to often less than 100 metres which is comforting to know when you have hit the big red button WHILE stepping up into a life raft more especially so if you are treading water.
    Plenty of time to ponder how much you saved on batteries for an obsolete EPIRB.
    THERE SHOULD BE NO SHORT CUTS ON SAFETY.
    Someone on site found a brand new GPS EPIRB thru Jaycar for 320?
    That's  really cheap, especially when you're swimming.
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    Island Time got a reaction from Rats 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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