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  1. w44vi

    Says it all...

    We all look forward to their reply !
  2. Do they sell it in 20kg containers ?
  3. From the Trade Me ad "The water tight integrity is somewhat compromised due to the (localised) areas of erosion & resultant water ingress There was a towel/rag pushed in to a hull breach at waterline. The port side appeared to have more areas of potential diminished (watertight) integrity, however there was a similar occurrences on both sides." It would take enormous amounts of money to make the hull water tight. The Detroit hasn't run for many years (decades) and the steel superstructure is so rusty you can see thru it. The harbour master has said that they would not let
  4. How well does the prop speed work on the sail drive ?
  5. Should stop you guys getting cold when eating your roast dinner in next years 24 hr race
  6. You could also try you local wreckers or mechanic for an old cast Iron engine block they work well
  7. I have in mine the fuel / oil filter numbers, impeller numbers oil grade and quantity for engine and sail drive
  8. Interesting that the prices are different between Hastings and Wellington
  9. Sounds like a head gaskit , but could be in the heat exchanger too based of you coment about the reduced flow from the raw water flow
  10. w44vi


    Zinc (saltwater) rule of thumb was replace when 1/2 used
  11. Aleana are you using copper based anti foul next to your sail drive ?
  12. They were built to a standard not a price
  13. Yes there are a few of us on here
  14. I use lanolin seems to work ok, it is easy to remove the paddle wheel and can be re apply in the water too
  15. w44vi


    Do they have "traffic lights" or is it just luck that you don't have boats entering at opposite ends at the same time
  16. w44vi

    Jump Starters

    If your after weight reduction with your battery go lithium ion. Depending on how big your motor is you maybe able to use a motor cycle battery
  17. w44vi

    Electric Car

    Cars do not have enough area to make an appreciable difference to the range. example I get 7.5 km per KWH a 250 watt panel will product 1kwh if in good direct sun light in 4 hours and a 250 watt panel is approx. 1.6m x 1m So realistically you would get 10 km of range per day if you covered your car
  18. Yes compulsory licensing works well! just look at the car drivers licensing, no one ever speeds, crosses centre lines, over takes in the wrong place, go through red lights, runs from the police etc. And that is with 9004 sworn police
  19. Do you have an oil cooler ?
  20. Such under rated boats!
  21. I would have thought 4kw would be bit small ?
  22. Would be tempting to return some rocket flares
  23. If we compare this to the guy who steals a car, picks up some mates, does a runner from the police and then crashes injuring is mates What would you expect his fine to be ?
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