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  1. 80mm waste pipe tucked in the corner of a rope bag lasts for ever, lashed or rivet in place.
  2. Will be the biggest solo fleet in NZ history (or not). Like SSANZ, the other problem is only one person or the same family doing race management. Tough times for us all...
  3. Likelihood of the race happening this year? Going to be challenging getting Cat3 sorted in time
  4. Well that was 'Entertaining'. I decided from the start we would be conservative. I knew we were going to get the stuffing kicked out of us on the beat and I would not have dreamed of taking a 930 into that on purpose before so it was a case of 'see if the boat and me survive without any major drama'. Under a full main, we hoisted the fractional jenny at the start, and half way up wondered if it was the right call watching Niksen disappear with their masthead A5. I also decided to stay out and jibed just before The Noises which was a good call in the end. The wind seemed much more sta
  5. It's a while since I had my last Cat 3 done. Pity they don't transfer as one was done for the current boat just before the CC last year. Any recommendations from the current list of inspectors or do I just send out a few emails and see who is available?
  6. Ditto too if there are any left. Can collect tomorrow at the SSANZ briefing
  7. Thanks Jon, that makes sense.
  8. Some clarification needed from the NoR please. 1.4 Yachts must produce evidence from Maritime Radio that transmissions from their VHF and AIS have been received clearly at a range of no less than 20nm from the nearest Maritime Radio Antenna. Isn't 20nm for AIS Class B transponders a bit of a stretch? Most info I can find has the nominal range for the 2W transponders at 5nm - 7nm and the new 5W transponders at 10nm - 15nm. Does that instantly rule out the 2W versions? Won't you only get 20nm in perfect conditions from a 5W transponder (and less on a short mast), or again does th
  9. Woop woop, The Entertainer is in!!
  10. I dragged 9 times after a solo race in Chamberlain Bay and it was not fun, I think there must be a pretty solid bottom there and if the anchor tip doesn't dig in you're toast. At the time I was given an extra length of chain and a 10kg lump of lead, and I still managed to keep dragging. I ended up rafting up to the committee boat for the night. Went straight to CRA and bought an Excel and haven't had an issue since. Even managed fine when we saw 42 knots come through during the Mahurangi week-end we were anchored in the gap at Moturekareka. On another occasion and like the test video link abov
  11. Ok, so now you have broken the whole YNZ website (403 Forbidden)
  12. Hi Ash, what's a rough cost to get this done? I have to come out soon. Anyone know if Orams (or Pier 21) will allow this to be done there?
  13. I have war paint on the new boat which was supposedly applied in Feb last year and is absolutely stuffed now. Coming out at Easter and I will go back to Ultra 2 which is what I had on the boat just sold. I have someone who cleans regularly so the Ultra 2 seems fine in that scenario. I'll have to apply undercoat and I see the specs say 4 to 5 coats . Has anyone gotten away with fewer?
  14. I have 2 quarter berth squabs (~2m long and 80cm at widest) and a saloon backrest (~133cm x 60cm - 155cm along top) that I bought off here several years ago and have never used. Pick up from Westhaven. Swap for a bottle of Mt Gay.
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