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Boating NZ November 2019

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Boating NZ inspires boating enthusiasts with reviews of new boats, coverage of technical innovations, maintenance advice, columns and cruising stories.

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we live in scary times

Despite the near-saturation level of climate change discussion in the global media, the issue still has the ability to shock the impartial observer. Two climate-related images caught my eye this week – and left me feeling more uneasy than ever about the planet’s future. One was an aerial view of a fleet of Japan’s legendary Shinkansen ‘bullet’ trains – partially submerged – standing side-by-side at their Tokyo maintenance depot. A potent symbol of that country’s technological might, uber-orderliness and pride, they were yet another casualty of the catastrophic Typhoon Hagibis. Helpless, impotent, destroyed. One of most damaging typhoons in decades, Hagibis delivered nearly a metre of rain in 24 hours, causing widespread flooding. It’s believed at least 58 people have died, with nearly eight million forced to evacuate their homes. The scale…

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yamaha’s freeride returns

Now in its eighth year, the 2020 edition of Yamaha New Zealand’s Festival of Freeride will be held once again at Karioitahi Beach, Waiuku, February 28-29. The two-day PWC event has grown enormously in its eight-year history, attracting 40 riders in its first year and growing to 70 riders this year. Event organiser Richard Webb expects that number to grow further in 2020. “Freeride is now the biggest celebration of its kind in the southern hemisphere and showcases some of the best riders downunder – a spectacle well worth coming to see and a testament to the growth of the sport here in New Zealand.” The event sees PWC riding meet freestyle motocross, with riders performing surfing manoeuvres and tricks jumping off waves – a sport that is exciting for both riders and…

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more efficient with air

British company Silverstream Technologies – a leading air lubrication manufacturer for the shipping industry – is to fit its technology to vessels built by Hudong-Zhonghua, part of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) Group. CSSC is China’s largest shipbuilding group, and the second largest in the world. Silverstream’s air lubrication technology – the Silverstream® System – will be integrated into Hudong-Zhonghua’s new designs for its future LNG carriers to increase operational and fuel efficiencies, reducing fuel costs and emissions by between 6% and 8% for laden and ballast conditions. Air lubrication fundamentally changes the interaction between water and a vessel’s hull. Air released from units in the hull creates a carpet of bubbles which fully coats the flat bottom of a vessel. As a result, frictional resistance is reduced – dramatically reducing…

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biodegradable, single-use bbq

The ‘barbeque with a conscience’, the CasusGrill™ is the ideal accessory for boaties, foodies and eco-warriors. It uses nature’s own building blocks, brought together in a simple Danish design, to offer the best and easiest way to cook outdoors. Constructed from sustainable materials, the unit uses lightweight lava stone, natural bamboo, Quick Oxylite™ bamboo charcoal briquettes, and cardboard. Once lit, the briquettes are ready to grill in five minutes and will retain their heat for more than 60 minutes. The disposable nature of the grill also makes it ideal for travellers. The CasusGrill™ is distributed by Epicure Trading and is available for approximately $19.95 from outdoor living, gourmet food and kitchenware stores and selected supermarkets. For more information visit www.epicuretrading.co.nz…

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tailored ropes

Fourteen years ago, Ian McFarlane, a keen sailor, decided to jump ship from his 28-year career in textile and product development to set up Nautilus Braids in Springston, near Christchurch. “I’ve sailed most of my life and have plenty of experience with textiles, so it made sense to start a business to supply the marine industry with ropes made from high-performance, multi-filament polyester and synthetic materials.” The successful business now employs five staff and supplies ropes to the marine, equine, caving, dairy and civil construction sectors. McFarlane says it’s impossible to compete with mass-produced Chinese ropes, so he focuses on tailor-made ropes designed to meet his clients’ specifications. He relies on good internet connectivity to send drawings to clients, along with emails discussing applications and requirements. “For example, riggers setting up a new or…