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Poll: The Great Crew.org Boat survey (184 member(s) have cast votes)

How old is your boat

  1. 0-5 years (14 votes [7.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.61%

  2. 5-10 years (6 votes [3.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.26%

  3. Voted 10-15 years (12 votes [6.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.52%

  4. Voted 15-20Years (15 votes [8.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.15%

  5. 20-25 Years (11 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

  6. Voted 25-30 Years (44 votes [23.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.91%

  7. Voted 30-35 Years (42 votes [22.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.83%

  8. Voted 35-40 Years (16 votes [8.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.70%

  9. 40-45 Years (13 votes [7.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.07%

  10. Voted Over 45 Years (11 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

What Type of Boat is she? (you can select more than one)

  1. Trailer Sailer (16 votes [5.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.82%

  2. Voted Keeler (130 votes [47.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.27%

  3. Voted Multihull (24 votes [8.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.73%

  4. Voted Sailing Dingy (11 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  5. Power Vessel <6m (1 votes [0.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.36%

  6. Voted Power Vessel >6m (6 votes [2.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.18%

  7. Voted Timber (27 votes [9.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.82%

  8. Voted GRP/Composite (56 votes [20.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.36%

  9. Other (4 votes [1.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.45%

Is your PRIME use of your boat;

  1. Voted Racing (59 votes [32.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.07%

  2. Voted Cruising (125 votes [67.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.93%

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#11 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 07:44 PM

300 odd views, only 58 Boats logged??

 

The hull, foredeck, keel stub and bottle opener were launched in 84. All the rest is 31 years newer.

I dunno what box too tick  :)


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#12 island time

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 03:21 PM

The racer/cruiser ratio is closer than I expected! Age of the boats, mostly 25-35yrs is about what I thought... Anyone else want to add their boats?


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#13 curly12

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 06:10 PM

Added mine last week, 25yr old brick. Still ready to go offshore in a few years... :thumbup:  :thumbup:


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#14 Willow

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 02:12 PM

The racer/cruiser ratio is closer than I expected! Age of the boats, mostly 25-35yrs is about what I thought... Anyone else want to add their boats?

 

A lot of us probably need to tick Racing and Cruising but the option is on one or the other.


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#15 grantmc

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 05:17 AM

300 odd views, only 58 Boats logged??

And how do the stats work? I've looked several times (I'm noisy), so presumably have caused the counter to rise several times, but I only entered my boat once. 


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#16 Black Panther

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:01 AM

Regarding the results for boat ages, there is a sudden drop off at 30 years, so what happened 30 years ago that there were suddenly fewer (new) boats being bought??


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#17 erice

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 08:25 AM

^

 

yup, in the 50's nz was 1 of the richest countries in the world per capita

 

it started tailing off in the 60's 

 

but the shock of the uk dumping us to buy from the eec in the 70's

 

wasn't really felt until the 80's when muldoon's attempts to keep the old system afloat

 

were dumped, as they had to be, by a revolutionary lange labour

 

plus people suddenly wanted more of everything 

 

as the bare minimum they would consider

 

engines and radios used to be luxuries 

 

now luxurious

 

is a colour plotter that costs more than a new car


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Posted 13 March 2015 - 10:32 PM

Regarding the results for boat ages, there is a sudden drop off at 30 years, so what happened 30 years ago that there were suddenly fewer (new) boats being bought??

In 1979 Robert Muldoon's Guvmint introduced a 20% boat and caravan sales tax. The tax totally killed both the caravan and boat building industries within a few months. The tax was repealed in 1984 by the new Labour guvmint. But by then damage had been done, there just weren't many people around who could still build them. Most of the molds had been dumped too. And of course, as Sundreamer states above, 3 more years and we had the crash, mortgage interest rates well in excess of 20% and a serious recession


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 07:15 AM

The racer/cruiser ratio is closer than I expected!


I had fun trying to answer that question accurately! If it was effort, thought time, and money then the answer was racing. If it was hours or nautical miles it easily would be cruising. I answered the former, but a marginal call.

What is interesting is how boats, or at least their owners, don't seem to be able to do both in the same boat so much. Much of the fleet seems to be in one corner or the other I think. Which is a pity, as a boat is such a big investment in time and money it's good to be able to do both!
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#20 Megwyn

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:39 PM

. . .   What is interesting is how boats, or at least their owners, don't seem to be able to do both in the same boat so much. Much of the fleet seems to be in one corner or the other I think. Which is a pity, as a boat is such a big investment in time and money it's good to be able to do both!

 

Very true Tim. With racing so competitive, many boats are slimmed down so much to try to get a competitive edge, that cruising becomes a non-option.

 

After 14 days away on the Offender, I proved it can be done on a once racer. Admittedly, we lost about 1-2kts of speed having her loaded up for cruising. But how many peeps can carry food and water for 14 days, and still go racing? ;)


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