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  1. 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?
  2. I'm not sure about the mounting holes but can check. You can have it, no use to me.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Must just be the compressor clutch solenoid or something?
  8. B00B00

    What if...?

    Similar to mine! (Sorry for the thread drift)
  9. 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.
  10. This is what the golden lotus looks like now.
  11. 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.
  12. If you enjoyed the movie then you should read the book too. Do you want to borrow it?
  13. My brother was inspired by David Lewis to do a trip to Antarctica on his boat Snow Petrel with my Dad and younger brother as crew. My younger brother did a documentary on it and my Dad wrote a book. It's a pretty cool story of a real adventure on a super low budget but my eldest brother is a master mariner and really left no stone unturned in his preparation. For anyone interested the documentary Snow Petrel downunder is now on YouTube in 3 parts and the book is available online(or I have a copy of the book and DVD if anyone wants to borrow them). Its best to watch the movie
  14. That looks really good. Nice work. Have you sold the shaw?
  15. A quick mind dump of ideas to get the discussions starting. I would suggest to make it a 2 part event with a southern and northern fleet and the leg from auckland south be the main leg with all boats. Southern fleet starts a week earlier and stops over in Auckland (or somewhere else...?) and the northern fleet and southern fleet start together in auckland for a combined race south. Then the northern fleet races home. This will encourage a huge participation for the southern leg and all boats complete a full lap. Waikawa would make a great stopover and I think a decent length stop with a
  16. Cool! Filled out the survey and given a bunch of ideas.
  17. Fast boat that one. It will love that prod. Looking forward to seeing how it goes.
  18. I love this. I wonder if there is anything like this that us boaties in the hauraki gulf can help with?
  19. How about having the band play on the end of the wharf or boat/barge and people anchor and raft up close. If there was a big raft up then how many are we allowed per boat? Rogue's good for at least 20-25 and the the new stereo should be sufficient for a cockpit dance floor.
  20. Me and a couple of mates have blokarts. Soo much fun! Pretty easy to get 50-60kph out of them. Any faster is pretty scary. I can post here next time we head out if anyone wants to have a go.
  21. I did my first Sydney Hobart as a 17 year old on Whispers II as part of the 1994/1995 tasman triangle race. Fun boat downwind in a blow.
  22. Agree, rum race, prizegiving, party. Have the events berth available for out of town boats for the night. Sounds like the perfect end to the triple series.
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