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#11 Priscilla II

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 08:57 PM

According to AB marketing you are purchasing “ years of innovation and craftsmanship”.
So I presume John from your experience that it’s a case of yeah right and yeah nah.
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#12 lateral

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 06:58 AM

Bit of a crap shoot other than SP or Seafarer.

My Aquapro still holds air after 12yrs.

Likes growing mold tho.


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#13 Addem

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:22 AM

I just broke a row lock on my Southern Pacific. So, it looks like whatever you choose spare rowlocknis necessary.

This is the last straw for our southern pacific SIB tender (2.4) as it doesn’t handle the smallest of chop and everyone gets a wet tush. We can’t do a RIB as foredeck space is limited so pack down for stowage in the cabin is the only option.

I’m looking at Takacat 3.0 LX to replace it. Does anyone have any views on these?
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#14 Crazyhorse

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:29 AM

Friends here have a zodiac rollup, very impressive.
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:34 AM

We got our Maxxon retubed which was kind of ok but finally gave up, poor quality fabric, ss fittings all rusted and most glue lines started leaking in a few years. Was going to cost around 1.8k for another retube so we went all plastic, a Mac 270, durable and unsinkable. It had factory fitted wheels and I fabricated davit attachment u-bolts with Alu plates for extra support. Verdict: a little on the heavy side but with an outboard I reckon it is a very good option.
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:44 AM

Pic of Mac270 setup.

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:57 AM

Random comment, but are you in oneroa Straycat? Look to your left, I’m on Gale Force...
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:13 AM

We were in Oneroa on the week of 7th Jan but are back in AKL now. The registered name of our boat is "Straycat III" but the name printed on boat is Straycat only, must be another one with same name printed on hull. UNLESS some bugger has decided to take my boat for a cruise, I must check on it  :| 
I do recall seeing Gale Force some where in our travels through last 2 weeks.


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#19 Crazyhorse

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:19 AM

They came over for coffee this morning so got a pic.

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 10:00 AM

There is a cat next to us called straycat. Guess it’s a common name?
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