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#71 mcp

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:46 PM

Yachting NZ and local clubs seem to be doing absolutely nothing to attract non-sailors to keel boats

 

Or doing anything about attracting sailboat owning non members.  

 

I think Island Time summed it up pretty good, earlier in this thread.


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#72 Cazzate

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:12 PM

Mast up hardstand provides many savings in maintenance etc over a boat kept in the water.  Dry sailing is very popular overseas where there are lots of facilities & infrastructure.  Unfortunately in Auckland there aren't many options for larger boats (25 - 30 foot) which is a shame, especially as there are some awesome modern trailer boats available.  Westhaven hardstand is almost as expensive as a small marina berth.  The area of housing close to Bucklands Beach boat ramp doesn't have overhead power lines so some people there can keep their boat at home mast up & tow it down to the ramp.  Lots of great facilities in the rest of NZ for trailer sailing.


Couple of rockets in oz , 780 MK4 in the handstand park and a rocket 40 just craned in , check the crane in the background and the Y11 in its cradle . Dry sailing is a thing even though it’s not done here but can’t see it ever gaining traction in Auckland .

Those sorts of facilities probably cost a lot to set up but the long term running costs are likely to be low compared to running a marina .

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:49 PM

10K a year for marina fees and insurance and years worth of anti foul, a lot of people spend more than that on cigarettes, it’s all about choices
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 07:26 PM

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#75 Maté

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 07:35 AM

Talking to mate who is a leader for a youth sailing group last night. Too much has fallen on too few for too long and the group is failing and isn't far from winding up due to a lack of interest and support from other parents. 

 

They have systems, boats, patrol boats, a virtual "turn key" operation that would take a heap of effort and dollars to replace and I doubt if they are alone.

 

Seems awfully sad to me but is this just a sign of the times?.  

 

I think this is a big part of it, all clubs are suffering from no support. 


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:59 AM

Couple of rockets in oz , 780 MK4 in the handstand park and a rocket 40 just craned in

I know someone who is very actively hunting for a Rocket. Don't suppose you know if that one or any others that are for sale?


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:43 AM

Something you don't see today, local news.

It's been displaced by adverts for big gas guzzling fizz nasties.

 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:53 AM

KM, its a sign of the the times. We cant look backwards as those days are gone and will never ever be repeated.

 

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#79 Cazzate

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:36 AM

I know someone who is very actively hunting for a Rocket. Don't suppose you know if that one or any others that are for sale?

There was a very dilapidated MKl in Dunedin for sale recently

And there are the molds for the MKlll in PNG they good sold there from Gold Coast but no boats got built in PNG apparently
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:09 PM

There was a very dilapidated MKl in Dunedin for sale recently

And there are the molds for the MKlll in PNG they good sold there from Gold Coast but no boats got built in PNG apparently

Cheers, I'll pass that on.


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