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    Re: Improving Flattie "Sea-worthiness"

    What sort of size are we talking. Sailing or motor?
    Boats evolved from flattie to dead rise to round.

    Decking over helps as does a cabin, same as going deeper and adding ballast. Making it...
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    Re: The ultimate guide to lofting.

    Yes still loft out full size. Not many boat builders have a large enough plotter/printer/ cutter that would enable them to print out full size patterns.

    Also probably a function of the plan. If...
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    That's a beautiful looking boat. One I would love to sail on and then return to someone else.
    Just looking at that hydraulic backstay tensioner makes me cringe, (Is the vang hyd or just rope)
    Had...
  4. Re: Not your grandfather's America's Cup boats!

    I read it as being all Auto pilot for the smaller AC40's for the youth and woman's AC competitions.
    The big boats AC75 do not have auto pilot and have to be flown.

    NB The AC can be used for...
  5. Re: Not your grandfather's America's Cup boats!

    Luna Rosa was definitely the slower boat, particularly in the higher wind ranges and they did an amazing job of holding the kiwi's out when they got a nose ahead using match racing tactics,...
  6. Re: Not your grandfather's America's Cup boats!

    I think you need to go back and watch some matches from the last round here in NZ.
    They definitely went back to match racing tactics as the mono hulls are way more manoverable and forgiving that the...
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    Re: H-28 on Portland Or C/L

    under powered if you live in a light wind area so the bowsprit and a mast head genoa or Yankee gives you a bit of extra power in that under 10-12 knot wind range.
  8. Re: Mounted compasses - how many of you actually use them?

    with the advent of the chart plotter the hand held compass for navigating got hung up and has never come out again.
    the Bulkhead compass still gets a lot of use. Obviously for tacking angles, night...
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    Re: Mast lights for a small schooner

    Do you have enough height separation to fit your port and starboard lights to the foremast and an around White for steaming and anchoring on the main mast. (at or near the masthead)
    At least up high...
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    Re: This one could be fun

    Looking Good so far. Whats your top speed to date?
    Z
  11. Re: Any suggestions as to who designed this yacht?

    Ps Lyle Hess 26' pilot cutter.
  12. Re: Any suggestions as to who designed this yacht?

    Ps, if it is Acker, a quick word to the wise.
    Don't use an adze in jandals. You may find some red stains on the keel timbers.
  13. Re: Any suggestions as to who designed this yacht?

    Is that Acker? looks like a 26" pilot cutter a close friend of my Dad's built, was kept at Coromandel until his health took a sudden nose dive. His wife sold it on but we had no idea where she...
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    Grapple in place. Not folded.
    Obviously if everywhere you go is sand, mud or shingle then they are if no benefit to you. However were we cruse we have lots of areas of rock bottom, around...
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    Re Grapple,
    Just want to say that while they are in no way a secure overnight anchor however testing one in sand or mud is pointless as that's not the point of them.

    They are very much a...
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    If sandy / soft then just the main anchor but less chain. (we had all chain)
    However many places we would stop for lunch could be deep or rocky etc
    so we used a S/S folding grapple on a short...
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    Re: Halyards for a Cruiser?

    For Halyards my preference is for the least stretch option. You don't want halyards stretching while sailing or as winds increase. Unless you have an overiding desire for asthetics or a 3 strand...
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    Re: It's over ten years since Chuck died...

    I enjoyed his story's, he added a lot of colour, common sense and a moral centre to this place.
    Did a bit of hunting with an NZ Vietnam vet in the late 1980's and 1990's. Paladin's story's help me...
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    Re: Copper Coat Antifoul systems

    hi John, still the same plan, light narrow, simple, ballasted CB, 2 masts etc.
    Had some issues around a practical layout, Center Board location, COE and stability raised by a builder who spent some...
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    Re: Electro San units down sides ?

    Thanks NDZ is not an issue,
    for us our options are we can discharge treated effluent or hold until we are in water that's more than 5 mtr deep and 500 mtr off shore or use a pump out station but...
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    Re: Electro San units down sides ?

    had not thought about the noise.
    but the only guy i know who had one in a farr 38 removed it. I did a couple of coastals on it but the electro san was never on.
    yes sold Dad's boat August 2020, ...
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    Re: Copper Coat Antifoul systems

    thanks all,
    yes as John said, yacht, 5-8 knots.
    soft anti foul in the marina's we use is typically easily good for 2 years.
    and yes epoxied timber hull glass over so stable.
    even the soft...
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    Electro San units down sides ?

    Hi Guy's,
    so assuming it's ok to discharge treated effluent what are the down sides of an Electro San unit verses a holding tank and pumping out every couple of days.

    For a light displacement...
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    Copper Coat Antifoul systems

    Looking for feed back on this stuff.

    Traditional ablative hard or soft copper paint, Re-coat every 1-2 years and a strip back after 8-10 years
    vs
    Copper impregnated resin, 4 coats as per...
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    Re: is this delignification?

    Re Bonding,
    Dad's yawl, 34'10" was epoxy 3 skin glass over with bronze skin fittings.
    We went with every skin fitting connected to an earth wire and to the zinc.
    I remember on one occasion about...
  26. Thread: scow bow

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    Re: scow bow

    So what exact problem is this solving.
    Dose it make the caravan sail better.
    Sounds like someone is trying to sell a dedicated down wind design that would be an absolute dog with the wind forward...
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    Dura Engine, Indonesia

    Has anyone delt with this company ?

    https://duraengine.com/

    Some of their small engine prices look too good to be true, less than half the cost of the same engine in western country? Plus...
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    Re: Synthetic standing rigging

    Lignum Vitae, Lawn Bowling balls. Self lubricating, very dense, try metal working tools..

    Ye old english bobbies truncheon. ,
    Dead eyes on ameriacan ships.
    ...
  29. Re: Traditional Working Sail Rigs - Modern Recreational Craft

    Ok so I'm late to this thread.
    Did I see from 1-4 people, over nighting for 4 on board puts you into a trailer-sailer and probably over 20' long and motor not oars for auxiliary power.
    2 sleeping...
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    Re: sheet horse on a catboat

    if you don't have a boom vang to control the boom lifting,
    Then the wider the traveler the better. Obviously you will need to add a traveler control to lift the sheet block closer in for up wind...
  31. Re: Whisstock design #146: potential keel variations

    Listen to the designer. This is his business and name.

    Now for my 2 cents.
    Your putting it on a trailer so fixed bilge keels have to be out. Too much hassle for a fun sail boat. (I have had a...
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    Re: This is an automotive transmission thread.

    This guy gives some good no non-sense reviews on gear boxes and much other car and ute related info.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OSDw-uyP98&t=301s

    Z
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    Re: Barnacles and engine heat

    barnacle growth varies a lot. when we went from a swing mooring to a marina berth we also went from annual haul outs to bi-annual haul outs.
    After 3 mths i was going for a swim to clean the prop. ...
  34. Re: Auxilliary drive on commercial fishing vessel - Hydraulic or Electric?

    I see that this is sort of closed now but as a Hydraulics man I was just going to say that I liked mmd's suggestion of a 3rd small diesel for the hydraulics. Couple that with a a load sense Variable...
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    Re: Info source on core composits

    Thanks Guys that's a good lot of info.
    I don't view cost of the hull materials as a significant factor. (within reason) Given most costs are labour, followed by stuff you have to buy for fitout,...
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    Info source on core composities

    Hi All,
    I know this is not a wooden boat question but it relates to a traditional design. I have had feed back from a couple of guy's, one a broker the other a designer who has been running some...
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    Re: Where boats come to die

    Nice video, make me envious.
    But I do have to disagree re the guys fishing.
    As the moving vessel it's your job to keep a look out.
    should always be someone on deck. Easy to miss a small boat in...
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    Re: Diesel/Electric drive?

    Second kevbo, for regen to work you need a dedicated spinner with completely different Shape and much finer pitch than a drive prop. Then you need to be consistently running over 7 knots which means...
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    Re: Sail design.

    My 2centx worth. Mast way aft would be a pain, in the front of the cockpit with stays down each side
    On the upper main cabin roof you would have lots of structural issues to deal with and stays...
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    Re: Mast height of H28 Sloop

    This may help.
    www.h28.org.nz

    This has info about the NZ manufactured h28's.
    Nb they are a little changed. 29'7" loa and 4' draft. Part of the extra length is due to increased freeboard.
    The...
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    Re: Why mizzen sails?

    Mizzen Staysail is a wonderful thing. Ours is about 250 sq ft. Its light and easy to handle, sets from forward of the beam to almost flat off.
    In our case we tack it to the main goose neck, hoist...
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    Re: which primary fuel filter for yanmar?

    Racor and many others have different filters for pressure and vacuum and some with a priming pump built in.
    Personally I'm a fan of the Turbine type vacuum filters but to be honest even the smallest...
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    Re: Small Boat on the Inside Passage

    Sounds like a great trip and as you say you don't have to rush which will make it much more relaxing.
    I'm envious
    Z
  44. Re: Wooden Boat Capsizes During Last Leg of Circumnavigation

    New Zealand and cat 1 vs foreign flagged vessels. Most of the requirements are common sense however their are one or two points that can catch out some boats.
    Our ocean search and rescue area is...
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    Re: Small Boat on the Inside Passage

    Not really impressed with that test as neither anchor disappeared into the sand. Having said that anchor performance under water is very different to in the air.

    Other factors to consider. Soft...
  46. Re: Need Help Redesigning/Rebuilding Cape Cod Marlin

    Yes as above I would start with what you want to use the boat for and go from there.
    Day sailor, portapotty, gas ring,
    Pocket cruiser, Portapotty, gas ring, 2 bunks/Vee double, table etc
    ...
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    Re: Seeking some advice on a sailboat

    Hi FF,
    Which river in NZ, may help give me a better idea of what you need with regard to bar crossings.
    A boat I could suggest on the east coast would be quite different to what i would...
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    Re: R I P Charlie Whipple

    Thanks John, I too have followed Charlie’s adventures through your posts here and in the news.
    Time goes so fast.
    Zane
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    Re: Inboard vs. outboard

    oxe is now mercury racing
    for smaller ones yanmar has a new 50 hp diesel that they brought the technology for from a European developer. 800 cc turbo.
    z
  50. Re: New Zealand built Riva replica launched - twin Corvette V8's

    some more specs please.
    looks lovely. trailer boat? as you would want to keep all that varnish covered!

    p's WordPress would not let me without an account. tried my google account but still...
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