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muzled last won the day on April 27 2019

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  1. Was just thinking exactly the same thing, absolute gold! 500hp with a direct hookup to a propellor, what more could you want! I drove one years ago when I was there, the owner wasn't that keen on handing over the reins but I told him I'd driven boats before and he let me have a go. I was surprised how hard it was, they're a bloody handful with all that torque and I found I had to really concentrate on what I was doing. And it certainly wasn't 500hp behind me.
  2. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2785850289
  3. Very much enjoyed reading the history of Kate and sent the link to some friends who have spent a good chunk of their lives out at the mercs. Jim is busy restoring Lisa Rose which was built by C.E.Thompson the son of Erik who built Kate. https://boatingnz.co.nz/one-last-boat-yeah-right/
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    Bloody Windy

    on the free version you get the info in 3 hour blocks, if you pay you get it by the hour. I started paying a few months ago, I figured I look at the app so often that I was actually more than happy to give them $33/year.
  5. He's got no heater, that's how he keeps warm...
  6. What about this? Shallow draft, how would it go upwind? https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2621272070 Looks like Balvenie the Townson 47 has sold? It's been delisted from TM.
  7. (in your best colonel Klink voice) HALT! https://www.panuku.co.nz/news-and-blogs/pushing-pause-on-wynyard-crossing “There are a number of challenges with the replacement of the Wynyard Crossing bridge. The most significant is our ability to complete the connection by the time the America’s Cup starts,” said Panuku’s Development Director, Allan Young. “It may feel like we’re pushing pause on progress, but we want to ensure that what is built is going to be of the highest quality and design innovation. We want to make a positive and memorable contribution to Auckland’s city centre
  8. Just reading this, sounds pretty cool. https://www.swellnet.com/news/design-outline/2019/06/27/new-cloth-on-the-block. The base material is basalt, nothing added or bonded. Basalt is melted at about 1,500° and the liquid is blown through tiny holes to make strands of filament which are then woven into cloth. You've essentially got a rock in fabric form. The strength test in this youtube link is pretty impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7tvhl9rBNE
  9. Just reading about a fire one of the Maersk ships had and how they are billing companies who had containers on board under 'General Average'. Never heard of that but it sounds rather convenient to the shipping company. Must remember not to sniff at insurance if I ever ship anything anywhere again... https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/249064/maersk-honam-battling-a-fire-for-over-a-month/ Maersk Line said earlier that the berthing and discharging operations of the fire-ravaged boxship would result in high extraordinary costs. The company has therefore decided to declare General
  10. Anyone use one of these? http://www.mysailing.com.au/news/how-to-give-your-boat-a-wedgie However, it was on that very first meeting that Keith gave us one priceless piece of information when he told us of the need for a two-wing wedge riding sail in these wild waters. Riding sails have been used for hundreds of years to stabilise boats at anchor to prevent, or at least lessen, the sheering motion that can develop as the wind picks up. This maddening and potentially dangerous anchor dance affects some yachts more than others, especially lighter, faster modern hull designs. But as wind s
  11. I'm not sure if that thing is a sure sign I'm getting old or if it actually is the most stupid thing this side of the black stump. Wonder how it'd go out in the channel about now....
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    Pogo 36

    Awesome! What are the plans once you go back in the water? Any photo's?
  13. Googling those coordinates brings up this position, had to zoom most of the way out before land appeared!
  14. Bugger! https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2019/05/27/massive-failure-for-my-song-superyacht/ The superyacht fell off a cargo vessel during her transportation from the Caribbean to the Balearics. During Saturday night (May 25) she was lost in the Mediterranean before reaching the Balearics
  15. Can't remember how I signed up to get these Council surveys but there was one sent out a few days ago. https://peoplespanel.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/surveys/cg8488ffqsg41fl013cfzqhqxj041l__dbvbp9b7lny0km9b3c54661wmg_p50xy8234l26qw0t9tnd4m5bfn Not entirely sure if it's relevant to your thread KM.
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