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Search: Posts Made By: MidLandOne
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By MidLandOne
There are no "high cliffs or deep gorges" in the...

There are no "high cliffs or deep gorges" in the Marlborough Sounds - well not by NZ standards anyway and at least not in the places I've frequented. But the area is generally hilly with hundreds...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By MidLandOne
Yes I like Hobart too and have had the good...

Yes I like Hobart too and have had the good fortune to visit often over recent years working. Easy commute too from some nice places down the Derwent towards the sea, etc. Salamanca place is nice...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By MidLandOne
Don't be a silly wombat Wombat - how can Auckland...

Don't be a silly wombat Wombat - how can Auckland be compared to Sydney :( .

Auckland (and all other NZ cities too, just to keep the baying Aucklanders at bay :) ) is just yet another smallish...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By MidLandOne
But there again Andre, South Africans are held in...

But there again Andre, South Africans are held in high regard here ;) :D.

Some years back, and things have only got easier since, I was recruiting for a specialist position rare in NZ and a South...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By MidLandOne
Oh my god, it seems that we have an Aucklander in...

Oh my god, it seems that we have an Aucklander in our midst. We will never hear the end of the place now :rolleyes: .



The figure I gave was taken across the industry and I stand by it. Of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By MidLandOne
I live in NZ and have done quite a lot of...

I live in NZ and have done quite a lot of international recruiting of immigrants for positions here. The immigration rules are no problem if, like in most places, you are not too old, reasonably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By MidLandOne
It is almost certainly a male TMP connector, it...

It is almost certainly a male TMP connector, it certainly looks like one. They are widely used in rf equipment including amateur transceivers.

If that is what it is, and I am betting it is, then a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
Posted By MidLandOne
I don't know what the attraction is to have a...

I don't know what the attraction is to have a connector at the deck either. In our own case the cables just exit the conduits inside the mast then into a stand pipe inside the mast step to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 3,154
Posted By MidLandOne
Mmmmmm, I would have thought that the Japanese...

Mmmmmm, I would have thought that the Japanese considered themselves as aboriginals of the islands of Japan and certainly not as late arrivals or colonists. Or do we non aboriginals decide who is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By MidLandOne
The boat that until recently lived next to us in...

The boat that until recently lived next to us in the marina completed a long ocean voyage steering with sails and drogue after complete loss of their rudder (the stock sheared off under the boat) but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By MidLandOne
I did say I personally don't think an...

I did say I personally don't think an equalisation charge is of any merit except perhaps if the batteries have been consistently under charged... So actually no disagreement there :).

So if one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-17-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By MidLandOne
I personally don't think an equalisation charge...

I personally don't think an equalisation charge is of any merit except perhaps if the batteries have been consistently under charged so that sulphates build in the plates.

Trojan do not seem to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 5,340
Posted By MidLandOne
As others have said, they are not important in...

As others have said, they are not important in normal small boat situations.

We have a 40 foot cruising sloop with full length battens and no cars. At the luff end of each batten is an ordinary...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By MidLandOne
Our own was done just as Sailaway describes - in...

Our own was done just as Sailaway describes - in our case the epoxy just needed to be high enough to take out the curvature of the deck plus about 3/8 inch or so to give it some thickness at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,602
Posted By MidLandOne
You might like to also look at hylomar-usa.com...

You might like to also look at hylomar-usa.com (sorry can't insert a link as apparantly I need a few more posts first :rolleyes:).

I and others have used it exposed to diesel - very effective,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 3,018
Posted By MidLandOne
After many years of painting and frequent...

After many years of painting and frequent repainting (as we spend most of our nights at anchor when away) marks I changed to the plastic Oscaluti markers that Giulietta provided the link to. Was a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2007
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By MidLandOne
Yes, you are correct. As you say, it is a common...

Yes, you are correct. As you say, it is a common mistake that is made.

With respect to the original question the size battery charger that suits ones particular needs depends so much on how much...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-26-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 12,380
Posted By MidLandOne
Yes, clearly a very dry boat as doesn't even need...

Yes, clearly a very dry boat as doesn't even need any freeing ports or deck drains to clear water off the deck :D

(But to be serious, a very nicely thought out boat it is too :) )
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-26-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 12,380
Posted By MidLandOne
Keeping the rain out of the companionway has been...

Keeping the rain out of the companionway has been mentioned which we also find useful, especially at anchor. We also find that lying at anchor with a forward hatch open the dodger produces quite a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2007
Replies: 104
Views: 7,160
Posted By MidLandOne
Volvo cone clutched gearbox with fixed pitch 3...

Volvo cone clutched gearbox with fixed pitch 3 blade prop -

We always sail with it locked in reverse if only to stop the noise (sailing is supposed to quiet else should get a power boat :) ).
...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 10-22-2007
Replies: 28
Views: 12,380
Posted By MidLandOne
I agree, but luckily for us and unusually the...

I agree, but luckily for us and unusually the builder of our sailboat pretty much insisted that he build it with a hard dodger even though we had originally selected a design without - after his...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By MidLandOne
In case not known Denise, if you go for grey...

In case not known Denise, if you go for grey tinted plexiglass, or whatever material you decide to use, it increases the privacy inside the boat a lot as long as is darker in the boat than outside...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,605
Posted By MidLandOne
Denise, I would be interested to know who the...

Denise, I would be interested to know who the manufacture of your hatches is because as far as I know none of the quality hatch and portlight manufacturers such as Lewmar use Lexan (polycarbonate) -...
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