Replaced Hatch Cover – Oct 2018

The old Lewmar SuperHatch above the cabin has always leaked and seeing as it is no longer produced and there are no spares available, I looked around for a replacement. Found that the NZ manufacturer Cule Marine produce a model CLW30 which was almost exact same size. Ordered it via Bartons Marine.After a bit of adjustment of the roof... Continue Reading →

Nanni Engine Yearly Maintenance – 22 Nov 2018

Travis from TS Marine carried out Annual Service Inspection as per manufacture's recommendations:  Run engine to temp checking charge rates gear shift and operation. Replace engine oil and filter. Replace fuel filters and bleed system. Replace V BeltCheck hose clampsCheck gearbox oil level Check battery OKNext year we will replace gearbox oilRemove and inspect impeller Clean out water strainer.Engine hours: 246.2    Travis... Continue Reading →

New GNSS Receiver, GPS Repeater and NMEA2WIFI – Aug 2018

Complete upgrade of NMEA system with: New GNSS Receiver: TOPGNSS Model GN2000R - External satellite receiver receives GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), Galileo (Europe) and BeiDou (China). Ordered from Aliexpress. New NMEA2WIFI Multiplexer and Wifi Access Point. Ordered from Vela-Navega New Clipper GPS Repeater from NASA Marine Instruments. Rewire data cabling.

New Fuel Pump – 2 May 2018

Replaced faulty Facet fuel pump with a new FUELFLOW 015 pump, manufactured in New Zealand. replaced wiring and connector blocks with waterproof crimps. Have kept the second-hand Facet pump purchased in Picton as a spare part:

Nanni Engine Yearly Maintenance – Nov 2017

Travis from TS Marine came down and carried out the yearly Nanni engine inspection and service as per check sheet below. Included replacement of Engine oil, Racor filter, Fuel filter, Oil filter and Nanni engine anode.After the service we checked the engine one last time and found it wouldn't start. In fact the control panel was totally dead. Travis eventually... Continue Reading →

Cat 3 Certification – Sept 2017

As a requirement for the Wineworks Cook Strait Race we need to obtain Category 3 Certification. I assumed Halo had previously been Cat 1 certified by previous owner for Round North island Race in 2010, and wasn't anticipating too much difficulty. However after reading the 157 pages of the YNZ Safety regulations (PDF attached below) and speaking with the Kim... Continue Reading →

Evans Bay Quick Slip and Sailing – 3 June 2017

Crew: Peter, Paul Jennings, Geoff Marine Forecast: Southeast 15 knots but 10 knots about the Harbour, becoming southerly 10 knots everywhere this afternoon, then easing to variable 5 knots this evening. Sea slight. Cloudy. Following Geoff's birthday morning tea we went down to Halo about 1300 hrs and motored round to Evans Bay where we... Continue Reading →

Quickslip – June 2017

Crew: Peter, Paul, GeoffMotored Halo round to Evans Bay Quickslip for hull inspection, clean, and zinc anode replacement.Gave the hull a wash with soft brush. Removed the Speed Log Paddle Wheel unit and cleaned inside the shaft where the big algae was growing. Explains why it wasn't working even though the wheel itself had been cleaned... Continue Reading →

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