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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    No good Rick. Have a look at tues wed thurs minerva. Sailing into a storm.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Thats what we're hoping for, Rick. Nice day here after 2 of rain, still a gale warning though.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I'm not liking what I'm seeing. We could make a dash for it and probably be fine between the systems, but the fact is this is volatile weather for may. Sea temp in Tonga should be 28 but its been...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Oh yeah.. thats mon tues wed after we lose our saturday window. Its a lemon for yet another week.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Ella is formed up between Samoa and Fiji. Cat 1 but still 65 odd knots. It shouldn't be there but guess what , it is.
    Where will it go , mebee NW, mebee south and paste Fiji. That was the situation...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Cyclone ella is the issue now Rick. We could leave on the back of Donna and have some nice sailing but we could also run into the remains of Ella.
    The Niua's are in it now. There just shouldn't...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    South of the border hyar, Gareth. ( unless you see something I'm missing) Now we have Cyclone Ella moseying on around not quite sure where she's going or even whether she wants to be a named storm...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Bypass the head and straight onto the block, impressive.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Someone remove all the knives from the boat. Rope even...

    For the last couple of months I've been telling people who are interested that I was concerned about the fact there have been no cyclones...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yes,true Dave... too salty for the refined palate.

    Every now and again I get this put a line out at anchor, must remember to get it in thought/action thing going on. Last night was one of those ,...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I want one . In a weird, nonconformist kind of way , I like the series 2 with its recessed grille.
    Only it wouldn't be red , I'm not a red kind of guy. much.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yessss... there's been some trouble 't mill, er sea. Boats which left last week on professional recommendations have had their shiny antifouled bottoms smacked, returned here or limped into Fiji. ...
  13. Thread: Electric reels

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    Re: Electric reels

    I just bought a second hand Penn 80. Not electric of course but we'll just be trolling a couple of boatlengths behind and hope for small fish.
    But it does mean the first few fish are ahem..expensive.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Daughter up for the weekend and it's really spectacular weather to go with it .Lots of dolphins mooching and jumping plus we hooked 4 fish on the way back to Opua to drop her off... and back out...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Stall. Cyclone Donna has us a bit cast.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yes the weather be turning to crepe, with more than one model predicting a deep depression off vanuatu and another right on our wish list track.
    Make a call tomorrow, we might be waiting .
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    Re: A small NZ Gaffer !

    Hi Foster, nice to see you about here again.

    The gaff doesn't need a vang, the purchase should be fine , if its too hard to handle double it , but I ran a 600 ft main with a 2 to one so I can't...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Click on the satellite mode and you'll see us on a goggle earth type pic. It looks like we're in a bay but that has been developed into a new extension of the marina. looks about right postion wise...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    what? nothing happening? The days fill up with new jobs and waiting. Today it was the head pump... I just love working on toilets O yes . Why oh why should it choose now to start playing up, I ask...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Thanks Rick. all good atm.
    I bought a second hand penn 80 reconditioned reel and a glass rod that can take some knocks. The reel is too big but the size down is in demand and carries a premium so...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Tracker for Riada. Nothing happening right now ...we leave on Sat 6.
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    Re: bse

    A few clearing the counter of innocent crew have happened here over the years. One friend of mine gets a very I could have been killed look on his dial whenever the subject comes up.
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    Re: redneck wind generator

    Dammit.,Jake...are you saying that next time I buy a left handed alternator I don't really have to pay the 50 % premium on hard to get ?
  24. Re: glengandoh has missed reporting the murders of immigrants in Fiji.

    Everyone should definitely stay away from Fiji.That way there'll be more room for us.

    But it's good to know no other countries have psycho/vested interest murders happening.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have dongles man , had em for a year or so .The sat ph is new and so is the Vesper ais. Just saying that many people are using ipads and tablets as primary navigation now , and you don't want to...
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    Re: redneck wind generator

    I have 2 alternators on my boat , one OEM unit faces forward, the 85a unit faces back.Those fan blades would suit the 2nd one.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Yes we have crepe weather here in sunny ( harharharahr) northland right now , some light as a trough goes over mid next week and then a concertina crush between the outgoing low and a high you dudes...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have dongles , I have no dongles. dongles are for devices on the boat that stay on the boat. Devices that move around do not want them because they are a PIA. Do I need to translate that? PAIN....
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Thanks Rick. yes that was neat, SSM, we do see a lot of them and its a fresh experience every time.
    In Opua tonight , a trough to go through and some jobs to attend to. Long forecast is for some...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Did I mention we made it through our cat 1 ... that was a big deal for us and I slept. a couple of days later We motored up the coast over another couple of days .. glassy out there. at least that...
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    See my previous poste... stovetop mocha pot is the way to the light. It does require some dis/assembly but there are only three parts, so even a pre coffee individual can string enough neurons...
  32. Re: my french press failed with near catastrophic consequences

    Mr Bialetti is your friend. 'Specially if you have gas.


    on yer stovetop I mean.
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    Re: Woodwinds 2015/2016 Caribbean "cruise"

    Hahaha.

    One of the boat kids from our cruising circle visited us at the boat yesterday. Home for a bit, she's been on a superyacht in Antigua.
    Twizzle? something like that.
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    Re: Happy birthday to John B....

    Thanks Mickey, Lew,Cris. Yes it was a fun day for sure.
    Just kidding Phil. Yes Tom is having a ball over there,it'll be interesting to see how he copes with winter.
    Dunno who Brown is.. is he the...
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    Re: Happy birthday to John B....

    Hahah, that was one surprised fish wasn't it. Thanks for the birthday wishes , very kind.
    And particularly thankyou , Spinner, for what you do for us all here.

    A very good day indeed because we...
  36. Re: What ads do you see on the bottom of the woodenboat screen?

    Vesper AIS, something saying ' thinking fire', and travel. No sex stuff.

    sex and travel is what I urge the ad to do when I see it.

    ( Just kidding WBF ... I don't find it invasive .. unlike...
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    Re: ID this sports racer please

    The photo is called maserati screenshot. just sayin.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Never happened to me , but I've heard it is very difficult to cut compressed rope wound around a prop shaft should one lose a preventer line over the bow on a run down from the Poor Knights to...
  39. Thread: sailor girl

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    Re: sailor girl

    http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd48/Waione_photos/Old%20internet%20boat%20photos%20file/captainQueeg.jpg

    Still the same one , added a couple more junior sailor gals over the years.

    boat...
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    Re: Has anyone used POR-15 on a rusting iron keel?

    Its single pot . I've used it it on cars and for the boat gearbox etc but I would be looking into a two pot system for a job like that.
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    Re: but which spitfire?

    I used to visit that one at the museum regularly. That and the zero. Sir Keith Parks plane, I went boating with him when I was about 14. I think he was in his 80s then. I have a pack of his around...
  42. Thread: Crocs

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    Re: Crocs

    Sorry about the triplicate post,I yam on a boat.

    Last time someone who actually wore some on a boat I was on had the misfortune of losing one over the side. On the one hand this is an ecological...
  43. Thread: Crocs

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    Re: Crocs

    I always grab crocs when I find em on the beach. They make great buffers. You can stuff them around yer spare anchor, slide em down your dinghy painter so that horrible eyebolt doesn't mash up the...
  44. Re: Modern daysailing sloops without traveller question

    We reached down about 20 miles yesterday afternoon in 15 to 16 knots or so. Failed to get enough vang on ..I was thinking about this thread. But we had a hull wave cresting out behind the boat and a...
  45. Re: Modern daysailing sloops without traveller question

    As long as you remember that a vang like that is Robin Hood trying to put your gooseneck up somewhere around the forestay, and that the rig and fittings are engineered for it.
    There are fatalities...
  46. Re: Modern daysailing sloops without traveller question

    Massive vang loading, often they're hydraulic to cope. I have no problem with a short or no traveller but it seems reasonable to me that you would take that system with the attitude that you should...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Sofa, so good in Auckland , missed us I think. One of the offshore islands registered 100 knots and heavy rain will bring misery to some of the east coast towns which were flooded by that last one ,...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It was a nice service and memorial for a fine wooden boat yachtsman.

    I think Davidson 35s and 37s get sold over there as Cavaliers. They're quite modestly rigged but great Cruisers.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I like them too, a Young 11 is still a very fast boat. And I've sailed a few Farrs , 1020, 1220( have a man on that mainsheet) Farr 38.. great boats.
    Rick , did you catch up that John Webber passed...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    What a nice looking boat, I've always been drawn to j boats. I think they look a lot more Davidson than they do Farr or Young though( which is why I like them I expect). More of a balanced look.
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