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Marshall Law Ross 40, 2 handed build up.


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So Smithy has been working his butt off since getting back from offshore. 

New instruments fitted

Vang dump switches fitted

main traveller modified and fitted

winches serviced 

 

Pick up the sails tomorrow and get the jib top converted to hanks.

The rig goes back in friday.

The marshall goes in for cat 2 certification on wednesday

 

Then WHITE ISLAND RACE friday yehaaaa!!

 

Looking light too on metvuw. 

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All this Ross 40 trash talk makes me want to go and buy the old JJ and give her a big birthday. Mind you, whilst I could possibly afford the work required on JJ, I couldn't scratch the surface on what would be required for the old crew...

Look forward to the RNI, what are they using for trackers? YB?

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All this Ross 40 trash talk makes me want to go and buy the old JJ and give her a big birthday. Mind you, whilst I could possibly afford the work required on JJ, I couldn't scratch the surface on what would be required for the old crew...

Look forward to the RNI, what are they using for trackers? YB?

Yes YB trackers all the way, just finalising the deal now, 10min pings updated every 30min

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Pretty big effort by Smithy and Phil over the weekend saw The Marshall become a full yacht again. Few more jobs to do and a couple of sail modifications and we hit the start line on Friday for Round White island. 

 

Thanks to Smithy for the massive effort last week.

 

White island race report coming next.  

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Cleared another 15 or so items off the "to do" list, and cleared the inside of tools and junk. First time the cabin has been clear in about 4 months! Almost there! Cat 2 inspection tomorrow and a few more new ropes and wires..

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Gold cup race completed yesterday. This was a 40 odd mile passage race around Waiheke island, through Rakino channel, then home.
Not so many mistakes this race. We paced Georgia One and Lawless for a while, especially in the light and kept Urban Cowboy at bay right until the finish line where we spun the Marshall out in a 30 knot puff with the MH kite in the water and both Smithy and Phil taking a swim. Scary stuff, but a difficult finish line where the kite has to be dropped 2 handed and the distance to the breakwater is only 50 metres.. Drop it early, or risk the boat! It was looking like "Samurai Drop" time for a few minutes...
Epic racing with sister ship Urban Cowboy right to the end... As can be seen, they had their own problems, and we thought we had them beaten at that stage, but nek minute!! Doh! Thanks for the Rumbos Urban crew! Great mothership you have!vlcsnap-2016-12-11-15h13m18s142.pngvlcsnap-2016-12-11-15h04m28s158.pngvlcsnap-2016-12-11-15h13m33s872.png

 

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So we're pretty much all set for RNI which starts on Saturday 2pm. 

 

Safety check - done

job list - down to about 5 items

Crew - kind of ready

 

Looks light for the first leg which will suit us well. 

 

Going to try for a couple of sail check sails on Thursday and Friday just to see if anything jumps out at us.

 

Here We go !!!!!!

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