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#1 Zeus faber

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:28 AM

Hi people. Meet kai arahi. She's a 60ft ferro cement launch powered by twin 6lw Gardner's. My partner and i bought her in January and now live aboard in Nelson marina. We are currently renovating to suit our liking and have a few projects under way to make her more comfortable such as heating, ventilation window/leak repairs. The previous owners also lived aboard but she didn't see much of the sea for the last few years. We brought it on her first outing to after about 5 years at berth to Abel Tasman at the end of last summer and have been out fairly regularly since. Look forward to sharing our progress and hopefully picking some brains on here. Attached File  FB_IMG_1501611476912.jpg   216.02KB   1 downloads

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#2 wheels

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:52 AM

Nice. I love those older style looking Vessels. They look like real ships too me.
Twin Gardners. Nice. Brilliant Work horses.


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#3 island time

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:46 AM

Welcome Aboard!!


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#4 chariot

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:33 PM

Looks good, that's my kind of launch. Who's design is it.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 07:52 PM

very tidy, it is nice to see a good ferro boat, and two gardeners to play with! As IT says welcome.


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#6 Zeus faber

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:46 AM

Thanks guys. @chariot it's a Donovan design. Built by someone called Davidson in new Plymouth I believe
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#7 wheels

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:12 AM

Any chance of some inside Pics??


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#8 Zeus faber

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:09 AM

Here's a link to our instagram account. Some interior pics on there. I'm on Instagram as @thewatergypsies. Install the app to follow my photos and videos. https://instagram.co...d/?r=4488590196. Will get some interior pics tomorrow following a pre guest tidy up!!
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