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Tubthumper

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  1. We're on tanks up in the Waitaks. We have 2x 25,000l tanks. I think we've got ~14,000 left, so just under a third. Being on the hill means we tend to catch precipitation first, so we managed to catch all and more of that 6.6mm we had in January. Having said that, we're beginning to conserve water, although at 400l/day we've got 35 days. We're 2 adults, 7yo and 5yo, so maybe more like 600l/day = 23days. I ain't sharing with my neighbours though.....
  2. https://www.recon.nz/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Organic&utm_campaign=GMB is a mate of mine, not sure what he can cert, but should be able to fly over your property and give you a digital package. JK
  3. It spent all its life under my ownership in the shed! Looks really really good Phil, nice job, espcially glad to hear she's a weapon. JK
  4. hello, how new is new? Have you used it? Reason for selling? (Is it rubbish, or just not what you were after) Does it come with any spare batteries? Photos if you've got some. JK
  5. We're up on the Waitaks, top of Henderson Valley, haven't seen a vector vehicle yet, which is totally understandable. Last night on the radio 192 lines down, and 75 teams working. Logistics and comms will be working pretty hard!! The app says we'll be back on tomorrow at midday, but I can seem them pushing that out further. Thankfully we have gas hobs & a wood burner, the only downside is going down the garden to the tanks to fill up water bottles. Neighbours are full electric, have a feeling they'll be hanging out with us for some heat tonight!! JK
  6. I worked on the Rigs near the beginning of my career, and was lucky enough to go out for a yacht end of last year. Amazing piece of kit. The crew love it because there's proper sailing to be had with lines everywhere, none of this furling main business. And the right shade of green in my opinion. JK
  7. Oke bay if you can. Long beach on the back of Russell. We stopped one night at Kiekie Cove, pretty tight, and needs to be right conditions, bush towering above you, and the vis was good enough to see starfish on the sea bed.
  8. TNZ still have foils being built. Pretty sure they are on the 45's foils still. From what I've heard/read stable foils are slow foils, and the comment on the sailing in Bermuda is that TNZ are stable as. The man hours going into them is astonishing. Some of it's shear fibre quantity, obviously accuracy is high, and there's a few features that take a lot of care.
  9. Just in case..... Drop Southerns a line, we do PPE good, and Pre-preg which is a little less itchy.
  10. You need to sand it back to composite that you are bonding too. The peel ply makes the sanding a little easier. At least when I don't spec it on a job, that's what the tradies tell me.
  11. Still a good photo, check the outboard ends on the Rambler, other end of the spectrum, fully continuous Carbon C6 rigging. 3rd of the weight, 3.5 times the price!!!
  12. If anyone gets a little close to the Mirabella V, have a look at those stay terminations! Link plates the size of torso's!
  13. Holes just below deck collar can be pretty bad news if your working the mast hard. Mast designers review these quite rigorously. JK
  14. Is anyone looking to have a car or vehicle taken up? Wife is looking at doing the delivery back, so just scoping out options for getting up there at the moment. Ta JK
  15. We took our 2 (3.5yrs and 1.25yrs) out on the boat (Y11) over the break, spent the first night in Westhaven with a view to departing early. Neither would sleep until about 11pm, the youngest was teething too and we didn't have the Bonjela with us (amateur!!), he graced the marina with his screams from 12-2am, then dropped off. Set sail at 9, after breakfast and coffee, me doing the boat stuff, and wa down below with them in the forepeak looking out the fore hatch, then all sleeping. Owhananke the next night, same thing, we shouldn't have tried to settle them early. Sailed home the next
  16. Sure I saw this at Whangateau a couple of years ago, came in on the high tide, dropped the anchor, waited for the tide, walked ashore. Flat and square.
  17. they are pretty spectacular, and what still surprises me (and keeps me employed) is that people are still building them! Topaz in commisioning now, and another rumoured to be launching next year!!
  18. Couldn't agree more, spot on article/letter.
  19. Yep, boat is gone, just need to sell the car now.... We'll say the sails sold, I'm holding them for Dambo so his son can have them for christmas when the boat's finished. IT, I'll make the listing payment relatively soon. JK
  20. Summer Breeze Jav #313 needs a new home. I started to fix her up, but life has gotten in the way, and now it's taking up much needed space in the shed. Sailed it once, it was great, but the trailer, among other things, put me off getting it out more. 1982 Plywood built Wagstaff design, Originally a symmetric boat, it now has a windsurfer top section with stays for the prod. Not a lot of paint left on, all the control lines are stripped off, but are all together and in good condition. Aluminium rig, has been stored under a deck for last 4 years. Foils are wooden and well wo
  21. WTF is this? An unfinished project? Is this the "limosine" tender that Vaudry Miller built?
  22. Was out for the Friday night special, and saw Shrek's house and another boat with broken rigs. SH broke around mid panel 2, and t'other fella just above hounds... Did they come together in a Rum race? Boats looked OK, was everyone alright? Nice light breeze for sailing with some beginners, 1 whole tack was had the whole race. JK
  23. If I wasn't so busy doing work for you WT I could have shown you that AGES ago. jk
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