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    No but all showing here now - great shots! Thanks for the info too! What a fleet!

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    Having 7 boats in the gaff A division was a bit special, and it was interesting watching Rawhiti at 54 ft and with jibs staying ahead of a 60's S and S of 60 ft with a code zero/ asym of some sort on a reach. They did not make ground , and actually we stayed with them on a 40 footer too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Roger Mills has been making some wonderful short videos of the classics for a few years now, we've had a few of his , mahurangi and the like. Did you watch the horsey one that my nephew has on Facebook, Gareth, quite magnificent. It's a promo for a riding/trekking company but the shots and scenery of Northland are to die for.

    No, I couldn't find it. I looked on your page as far back as your move to Kerkeri. Would you show me a link, no urgency.

    I'm disappointed that Patrick Xavier is actually called Roger Mills.

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    Patrick and Roger are completely different people ! I'll look for it because I want to see it again too.
    In the meantime there is this video of the Rewa wreck just popped up on our local sailing site. I'm know I've mentioned this location many times , we've stayed there and visited it for 30 years, but to see it from a drone is nice



    okey dokey , vimeo no like linky...

    https://vimeo.com/321157890

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    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...d=347940568088

    Crrap..how do you just copy a video link from Facebook.

    anyway , no connection with the riding operation but a relative did the filming, some really magnificent scenery there and of course the horses are something to see also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    I'm disappointed that Patrick Xavier is actually called Roger Mills.
    If only.

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Patrick and Roger are completely different people !

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    We can call you Roger if you like.

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    Roger.

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    That.

    Okay!

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    What's your vector,Victor.

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    Its a pity the water wasn't a wee bit clearer in that drone footage. When the water is very clear, you can quite easily see the whole rig laying out on the port side of the ship.
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    Hauling the boat means an 8 or 9 mile trip, so I decided to bring her down the afternoon before and anchor off .
    But what's this , my 6.5 or 7 knot under power, boat ,will not go more than 4, Gauge looks a bit warmer than usual, will not rev above 2000.
    What to do ?flitted across what's left in there for about ooo, 5 seconds. Dammit, it's a swim.

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    Masina hauling out again today too.

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    So , being by myself and having unhitched the boat from its berth in a crosswind and not willing to go back in, I meandered at 4 knots across to a bay under a headland and anchored.
    The water there was not clear but when I leapt in it was not cold. What is going to be fouling my prop...on the face of it not much ,but on closer inspection poor Riada has been infected with the dreaded northland barnacles. The prop looked more like a cake or a collection of biscuits, cookies for those north of the Equator and east of the pacific.
    My lovely max prop is 3 pancakes with bananas and cream joined to the boss, hardened to rock.No sign of bronze or even propspeed.
    After much hyperventilation , 1 side of 1 blade per dive, a bleeding shoulder and scraped leg which was also a shark attractant , I continued on my way.
    Lo, 6.5 knots and 2800 rpm, expected temperature gauge reading.
    Never seen anything like it in 35 years of boat ownership, she was clean in January for the Tall ships race, now she's a backscratcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Masina hauling out again today too.

    Rick
    How far do you need to go for that,Rick.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    So , being by myself and having unhitched the boat from its berth in a crosswind and not willing to go back in, I meandered at 4 knots across to a bay under a headland and anchored.
    The water there was not clear but when I leapt in it was not cold. What is going to be fouling my prop...on the face of it not much ,but on closer inspection poor Riada has been infected with the dreaded northland barnacles. The prop looked more like a cake or a collection of biscuits, cookies for those north of the Equator and east of the pacific.
    My lovely max prop is 3 pancakes with bananas and cream joined to the boss, hardened to rock.No sign of bronze or even propspeed.
    After much hyperventilation , 1 side of 1 blade per dive, a bleeding shoulder and scraped leg which was also a shark attractant , I continued on my way.
    Lo, 6.5 knots and 2800 rpm, expected temperature gauge reading.
    Never seen anything like it in 35 years of boat ownership, she was clean in January for the Tall ships race, now she's a backscratcher.
    Deja vu, welcome to the real world! Sorry to hear it. That's just what it's like here. We get a lot of rapid growth shell on props here - Propspeed or no Propspeed. I was amazed at how little there seemed to be on boats at Nelson and how clean your boat always seemed to stay in Auckland.

    It's about 6 miles I think, maybe a bit less. Should only take a few minutes with the new engine ..... About and hour and a half usually. The haulout is for a repair to damage done by a stray boat (or whatever) a few weeks ago. We were only hauled out in December so it'll be interesting to see how much growth there is. I know there isn't much but I want to see how this Propglide I've put on the prop is holding up. My expectations ain't high.

    Rick

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    We are compensating for the loss of the Great Barrier Reef

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    Ah yes, back to the same old same old , can we improve this rudder? Incremental advances over the last decade but it's a profile gauge tomorrow to check the symmetry.
    Massive balance on this rudder, I thought it was 17 or 18 % but it's more like 21.

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    Fancy bit of floor there.

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    That is quite the rudder John.
    Have you considered loosing the frontal section normally reserved for a skeg and shapeing it along the lines of a modern high speed foil.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Fancy bit of floor there.

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    Bamboo, it's a nice job they did laying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    That is quite the rudder John.
    Have you considered loosing the frontal section normally reserved for a skeg and shapeing it along the lines of a modern high speed foil.?
    It is a foil, Tom, but what foil it is I don't know. Find out later. It's going to already be fairly fast because it's so thin...find out later today when its light. Like it is not 0012, it might be 9 % or so. Or even nearer to one of the other series with the max chord back a bit.

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    Tried to make it finner but foiled again.

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    Ar ar ar not quite as fin as I fort, me old China.
    Turns out near as dammit 12 . 11.8 I got but probably 12 when I have finished wif the finner filler.
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    For those interested in such things, the upper and middle profiles are pretty good. The lower has its draft a bit forward of the 30 % mark, so I might be shaving some off there. I picked the best side and now want to make the the other the same. Not a lot in it to tell the truth, but I'd like it eliminated.
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    Sounds rudder silly to me. But I guess that's how you make a fast boat go faster.

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    A bit of old fashioned can do this morning on the way to working on Riada
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    Ran into another old classic friend with a similar old boat, he told us he was helping haul a boat on a trailer and taking it by road to a house close to ours.
    We didn't do much but were a little bit helpful, reminded me of the 20 years we spent trailer hauling Waione into the yard every season.
    Anyway , the tide wasn't enough, but no problem... just strop up the keel and use the 4wd winch to shift her that extra 18 in onto the cradle. Hahaha.

    We weren't there for the tractor haul the 10 kilometers to the house, but they made it fine over the hills and down the dales. Young bloke, good job.
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    That photo looks like it's working

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    Lots of fairing into that rudder, much more than I expected

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    Looking rudder good I reckon!

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    Something happening up front with the forestsay too?

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    That be what is needed for the travel lift. Back off the backstay, fit the inner forestay, drop off the forestay.
    I finished the fairing of the rudder and the sanding of the spots on the antifoul.. prep for new stuff in other words. Took two of the rudder bearings off, one at a time so the whole shebang didn't fall off, checked em and cleaned them up ,one left...it's the difficult one.
    Knackered is the technical term for my condition right now. I'm pretty sure that at some point in time that working to physical exhaustion every day will end for a while. I tell myself that anyway.

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    I've been hoping for such a time since I started on my deck.

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    Thr travel-lift at our yard isn't quite big enough either. We have to pull Drake's mizzen in order to come out.

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    That would be my alternative too, Dave, a heck of a lot of work though, why don't you just drop the forestay?

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    I've never been up on a travelift. Not looking forward to it.

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