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DP, Great Pics! Looks like you had a real good fleet as well, good to see. Those 12's are impressive, and make the Jav's look under rigged!

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Watched one poor Jav loose his rig before he even got in the boat. Got caught in the shore break, couldn't hold boat straight, capsized and rig went into sand. Next wave was too much for the rig. Carbon fibre mast snapped, sounded like a gunshot.

Felt so sorry for them as it was only Saturday, so regatta over very early for them. 

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At least he got one race, One of the 12's put his prod through the side of another in the very first race. Broken prod and half the side ripped out and the boats locked together rapidly drifting into the surf line. Gave us quite a moment.

The prod boat was back out for the next race, the other sat out the whole weekend

The competitors had a ball, I think we were more nervous than them

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Lowering the boat and a jack let go, she dropped about 200mm with a fecking awful crash.

Ding in a rub rail but nothing else seen so far. Extra eyes in the bilge next week when she goes splash.

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Wrong boat, I may have a couple ;)

SR was slated for early April but that was pushed back until late May last week.

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finished the repaint and antifoul on Saturday.  Early start and got hree coats of interprotect, three coats of war paint on by the time racing started, fcuking knackered today.

Friday helped haul a mussel farm out of the Tamaki - it was sinking quick.  

Also Friday, caught up with Tony from Eastern Covers and nailed down the colour for the new sail cover and spray dodger.

Also completed fitting the 120w solar panel. 10A MPPT regulator feeding the full battery bank.  Interesting watching it change settings as the batteries charge and it diverts to the load.  Facing south on the hardstand at the moment so I'll be interested ot see what the panel puts out when its at a better sun angle.

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6 hours ago, Black Panther said:

Current on board debate: how big does a rock have to be before it is an island.

Is it oceanic or continental in origin ?

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23 hours ago, Black Panther said:

Current on board debate: how big does a rock have to be before it is an island.

Big enuff 4 one inhabitant and able to support that one i.e. arable, & provide shelter or a site where shelter could be built.

Close to an ice cream shop. After all othef things - is life really possible without icecream

 

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To me a rock is a ROCK and an island is an ISLAND if it has dirty, sand and vegetation on it.

Not hard to define.

 

Ok some rocks might have  a tree or two on it but it wouldn't have a beach.

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6 hours ago, chariot said:

What about Sail rock. One very big rock.

Thats one rock that takes ages to get too,not long to pass and ages for it to disappear.

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