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DanimalNZ

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  1. Yeah, am keen to learn more about said clipping also. But very good to know that AS are reviewing this issue as the requirement does seem outdated.
  2. That's interesting, and makes good sense considering the advantages over ssb. From what I can see, Australian Sailing still mandates a permanently installed HF transceiver for Cat 2.
  3. thanks for your comments all but fuck me - if i could have my time again, i'd get in to MF/HF sales!! i'm open on budget to an extent. but downunder i was really struggling to find a brand other than icom. i have sat phone but passively looking around for a M/HF solution for cat 2/1. given what i have seen i'm thinking it might be easier to set up an amateur porn site for a few weeks, buy an Icom solution and be done with it.
  4. Looking around in Australia. What is available other than icom?
  5. nice example of some Youngs going in NZ: https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2883281548?bof=ES6W0CtI - (centre stage crapper!) https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2632158193?bof=W5Fyx42W
  6. yeah, keen to see some pics also - still pondering my setup
  7. Carcrash - think I'm gonna run a palegic under deck ram with pypilot (using a pi zero W to start with, but might grunt this up with a pi-4), and see how that goes. Would be interested to see how your config goes.
  8. All good info - has anyone here tried PyPilot? https://pypilot.org/
  9. hmm - so would i be correct in thinking that with these above cockpit tiller-pilots they would be ok for use for just taxiing purposes without sail up - ie. while you were mooring up, and in the process of hoisting main etc? (my boat is in-keeping with the 1D35) but otherwise have limitations depending on load
  10. VDM - how does that TP-10 handle off-wind with main/jib up? use much juice?
  11. i'm still looking into this does anyone have an opinion about the simrad Tp32 versus the Raymarine ST2000? Cheers D
  12. We had our wedding scheduled for early April - had 20-30 people coming from kiwi land - Jacinda, sorted that out first with isolation on the return, then ScoMo trumped that with isolation this side when incoming ... we pulled the pin on the reception, but decided to still go ahead with the ceremony as our local guests were still keen - fuck the Rona then the other night that all got canned - now we are at 5 people funny thing is that from the outset, we always joked about having something small and intimate - we've now got that sorted! but, ... fuck the Rona, were still goi
  13. still contemplating options does or has anyone used an ST2000 for purely taxiing purposes or short term use to free up a second hand for sail changes etc when 2 handed? for the money, thinking that could have one on deck for slapping in place when a second hand is needed for sail change/set etc boat is 36ft, 4T displace, tiller steered
  14. Post pics of your crew as you cross the line (so we can see what's being worn!).
  15. Saw SailPass on FB. How true is this: "SailPASS has been very successful across early adopting clubs who have experienced great membership growth as a result. "
  16. Saw SailPass on FB. How true is this: "SailPASS has been very successful across early adopting clubs who have experienced great membership growth as a result. "
  17. I recall (if correctly), some young guys having an issue trying to name their sport boat "porn star" with the RNZYS. Could be wrong though. Was funny as the internet was new at the time and was becoming the best free source of porn. I was imagining at the time that some having the issue with the name were likely to be the ones getting their grand kids to optimise their dial-up settings without telling Nana.
  18. On my boat we wear what ever the fuck we want
  19. And you pay a $hit tonne to be told what you can wear
  20. i'm scouting clubs at the moment - having been a member of a number of AU and NZ clubs, i'm fully over the wank that goes with it; any bullying to join is only going to alienate prospective newcomers to the sport - i cannot understand why some clubs persist with this type of bull-shit - it hurts the sport i have met soooo many people who have sampled crewing on keelboats, only to be yelled/shouted at during the course of the afternoon by the so called skipper/owner/muppet (and their arse-kissers) - those people vote with their feet and never generally return, but go away with a sour
  21. dammit - your post is going to cost me 5k
  22. thanks, interesting - so i have a tiller - and therefore only use a tiller arm connected to the linear drive unit, i would not have the issues which flow from any pulleys (which I imagine would account for most of any resistance)? thus, being of simpler config, its a good bet that i wouldnt notice the inertial effect?
  23. with the Ray marine system using a type 1 linear drive, what is the standby resistance on the tiller like? is it noticeable at all? my rudder post is exposed below - trying to decide whether to go type 1 or sort a tiller pilot arrangement. but i have no feel for how much resistance the type 1 will give when not being used
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