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  1. Bluetooth head unit (fusion) playing spotify from my phone. Remote controller on the tiller. 10inch sub and 2 x 7.7 signature range fusion speakers in the cockpit, 700w 4 chanel d-class amp running the cockpit speakers and bridged onto the sub. 2x 6x9s downstairs running off the head unit. It goes pretty hard. Draws 25amps when cranked up and has a cooling fan for the amp so we dont need to use the cold Christmas ham to cool it like last summer. Also have my ipod plugged into the head unit AUX cable but have been using that less and less. Numerous playlists on spotify for di
  2. Fixed topmast backstay and a squaretop main? That is a recipe for an expensive day on the water. You need masthead runners if you plan to use masthead spinnakers and a squaretop main. You could reef the main so it clears the backstay?
  3. How about 5pm friday? Still plenty of moon (47%) for a night sail, gets everybody into tauranga in daylight unless it's a record race.
  4. I have always used the Manson supreme with good success. Just brought a 25lb supreme for Rogue.
  5. Yeah neopreme boot is your best bet, then an additional cover to go on when its retracted. On Waka we had a fiberglass cover that we put on when it was retracted but you could use material. If its got a good drainage system for the locker then it may not be too much of an issue.
  6. Ir stayed up in Europe after the middle sea race and fastnet. Not exactly sure where.
  7. Motorboat II 2019. Finished at 9.20 I think it was. This ride was pretty loose at times.
  8. Crusader 2012. Finished at 8.02pm I think. Averaged 17kts to the poor knights.
  9. I was on the Ross 45 M1 for that race. Was a pretty epic hoon. For me though the 2012(?) On crusader and the 2019 on Motorboat II were better and we set records both times. The beat in from the Brett both races slowed things down a bit but the bit to the Brett was super quick.
  10. I was planning on a 2 hoop setup like a Bimini top with the aft frame attaching to the main frame just above the pushpit and a fore and aft brace.
  11. Thanks for all the info guys. Yeah I did think that tube might not be up to it but I already had the tube kicking around home so might just give it a go if the bending is not too expensive. I was going to make the bends less than 90 degrees so the top was actually forced into a slight bend to help stabilise it a bit. If it doesn't work I can make a proper MKII version. It needs to be light enough that I can remove it easily for racing. It's just s summer cruise temporary setup.
  12. Anyone got a recommendation for a tube bending company or got any bending gear themselves and able to do some bending for me? More than happy to pay. I want to make an arch for some solar panels on the back of the boat. 2 frames made with a 6m length each frame, 90 degree bends 1.6m from each end leaving a 2.8m top section between the bends. Will have 2 x 150w pannels around 10kg each. I have some 6m lengths of 25mm 1.2mm wall thickness stainless. Hopefully that's strong enough?
  13. I'm not sure about the mounting holes but can check. You can have it, no use to me.
  14. I have always used navionics on my phone and tablet as well as open CPN loaded with google earth charts for the tougher spots in the pacific and other places with coral. However I have always had a chart plotter/MFD as backup.
  15. Im sure everyone would be more than happy to start off the westhaven tower if that was better. Maybe break up the start times so 150 boats are not in the start area at the same time?
  16. Yup I managed to get a copy also. Other interesting things I found in the regs. Im asuming the New Zealand Maritime Transport Act 1994 is the older regs that most boats are using? All the Australian and New Zealand Technical Regulators agree that this Standard should provide for particular appliances and components to be certified. It was also agreed that this Standard include a statement that this requirement would not apply retrospectively. 1.1.2 Exclusions This Standard does not apply to — (a) installations covered by statutory requirements such as the New
  17. Does anyone have a copy of the gas regs part 2 (boats and vehicles). I searched and could only find a copy that I had to pay $185 for. I need to clarify the current regulations. It seems to me that there is a big difference between meeting the current 'regulations' and meeting the current 'standards' Meeting the current 'regulations' means that boats pre 2013 are exempt unless they have work done on the gas system. Meeting the curent 'standards' means a full system rebuild for most boats. I feel the shits going to be hitting the fan on this subject soon. Insura
  18. Must just be the compressor clutch solenoid or something?
  19. B00B00

    What if...?

    Similar to mine! (Sorry for the thread drift)
  20. Yeah it's an interesting story for sure. We visited suwarrow on our way through the pacific. No way I was missing out on stopping there. Hopefully one day the kids appreciate this photo of them by Tom's memorial.
  21. This is what the golden lotus looks like now.
  22. Anyone ever read the voyage of the golden lotus? Its a facinating read about a voyage from hong Kong to NZ in a chinnese junk. The actual boat golden lotus is actually still on a farm somehwere in south auckland. I also have the book 'An island to oneself' in a PD file. Its the story of Tom Neale who lived on the island of Suwarrow by himself for 6 years. If anyone wants a copy then let me know.
  23. If you enjoyed the movie then you should read the book too. Do you want to borrow it?
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