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Will sit in Wellington till the weather looks good to head for tauranga. Currently single handed for that leg as crew decided he'd rather paint his roof.

Yell out if you need anything while in TGA... cold beer... lift to supermarket etc...

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I would say Bridge Marina would be your best/only option. Others here may know of a mooring available? What is the smallest berth you can get into? Sounds like all the 20m berths are gone next week but maybe a 25m available..

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Wellington to whangaparaoa single handed to complete the loop. Autopilot issues and a stolen dinghy sucked some of the pleasure from it.

But I can now agree with those who say a circuit of the NI is four times as difficult as a trip to the islands.

Also 2 months was a bit rushed. 3 or 4 would be better

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Just pressure checked some of my besoke fittings for Inspector. They go thru the deck in places, 25 odd places, so they attract some attention. Got to 1400 psi and not a single drip from any of them.

 

Checked the windows, not a single drip.

 

Gave the deck top coat, the non skid coat that suffered from some HIM's, a blast to see what happens, lost less than expecting.

 

Pulled the sides off the shed. Was going for roof as well but 10mins ago decided to fiddle with the paint scheme so I'll hang onto that for a day or so more.

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Wellington to whangaparaoa single handed to complete the loop. Autopilot issues and a stolen dinghy sucked some of the pleasure from it.

But I can now agree with those who say a circuit of the NI is four times as difficult as a trip to the islands.

Also 2 months was a bit rushed. 3 or 4 would be better

What happened to the dinghy?

Are you sorted in the short term? ( I may have a spare if you are stuck on your mooring).

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Thanks fish. I bought a replacement in gisborne (and engine) as I didn't feel good sailing without it and currently no raft.swan beach tonight and in with the tide tomorrow. If you are around I wouldn't mind an extra hand to pick up the mooring as emergency steering still. Could pick up at the yc dock???

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Thanks fish. I bought a replacement in gisborne (and engine) as I didn't feel good sailing without it and currently no raft.swan beach tonight and in with the tide tomorrow. If you are around I wouldn't mind an extra hand to pick up the mooring as emergency steering still. Could pick up at the yc dock???

Yes no worries. I'll give you a call.

While I'm sure it would be entertaining for the fisho's on the wharf, I could imagine parking your super schooner solo could be problematic, based just on the time taken to walk from one end to the other ;-)

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Just pressure checked some of my besoke fittings for Inspector. They go thru the deck in places, 25 odd places, so they attract some attention. Got to 1400 psi and not a single drip from any of them.

Are you planning to sail it upside down?

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Are you planning to sail it upside down?

It is a Ross so on occasions that'll be a Yes :)

 

But more due to a thing called seamanship i.e knowing your crafts capabilities and limitations.

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Had a thought then pulled most of my deck gear off and re-jigged it all.

Some got repositioned, most got totally replaced.

 

Got in just over 8hrs flight time in 2 different aircraft. Nice.

photos or it never happened. also need a few tips on how to put my deck gear back on.

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photos or it never happened. also need a few tips on how to put my deck gear back on.

I have around 4000 photos of the project. Before I post those I'd need Certificates from medical professionals that state you do have no life ;)

 

MS, modified silicone, is your mate. Not only seals but sticks like x to a blanket so you can, in places after great thought, use that to offset or downsize a few fastenings. Also consider using rope deck fittings rather than metal. Rope Eye is one name for that style but I'm not rich enough for that gear so made my own, which turned outt stronger, lighter and cheaper..... with no metal either. I seems to have developed a disliking to that material now :)

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knot so much the weekend as this evening.

 

instruments in, up and rocking

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And we can now see the moon, the boat shed has left the backyard....destined for another..

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I have around 4000 photos of the project. Before I post those I'd need Certificates from medical professionals that state you do have no life ;)

 

MS, modified silicone, is your mate. Not only seals but sticks like x to a blanket so you can, in places after great thought, use that to offset or downsize a few fastenings. Also consider using rope deck fittings rather than metal. Rope Eye is one name for that style but I'm not rich enough for that gear so made my own, which turned outt stronger, lighter and cheaper..... with no metal either. I seems to have developed a disliking to that material now :)

 

Ropeye's look great not sure where I would use them. More trying to work out a nice neat keyboard layout. Had a look at a few of the other Ross 930's and there seems little consensus. 

 

what's your view on Constrictor Rope Clutch's? Interesting idea but look messy to me.     

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Ropeye's look great not sure where I would use them. More trying to work out a nice neat keyboard layout. Had a look at a few of the other Ross 930's and there seems little consensus. 

 

what's your view on Constrictor Rope Clutch's? Interesting idea but look messy to me.     

I've used rope gizmos instead of bolting/screwing saddles and the likes to the deck. Took around 5-6 ice cream containers of metal fittings off, put about 1 back on.

 

I've gone as simple as I can on the keyboard which is now just a row of clam cleats. Out to each side in front of the winches is a triple Easy-Loc rope jammer for high load strings like halyards, tackline and those things.

 

Constrictors are nice but fussy on rope size, fussy on set up and pricey. A standard jammer gives way more flexibility.

 

 

Hay KM, is the panic button for just in case the boat comes into contact with salt water?

Unlikely seeing it's already spent 30 years touching it ;)

 

Going in late next week if the council is done with the new water pipe trench or she'll have to sit there until early April.

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