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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:58 AM

The Gazelle on it's trailer is touching 2.5 tonnes with only sailing gear on board, so towing is getting into the grey areas of staying within the hazy towing regulations.
With all the gear for a week out on the water they would be closer to 3 tonnes.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 01:29 PM

The Gazelle on it's trailer is touching 2.5 tonnes with only sailing gear on board, so towing is getting into the grey areas of staying within the hazy towing regulations.
With all the gear for a week out on the water they would be closer to 3 tonnes.



If you want room, comfort, low costs for sails etc... and a rig you don't have to worry about.

get one of these.

http://farm2.static.... ... 0a.jpg?v=0

:crazy:

i'd rather get a race boat and make it comfortable below than have a roomy dog and be forever going slow and taking forever to get somewhere!
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:12 PM

If you want an idea on the relative speeds of different trailer yachts look at the NZ Trailer Yacht web site ratings page.

http://www.trailerya..._july_20091.pdf
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:34 PM

Theseus-what impressed me most about that list is the sheer number of them.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:47 PM

Theseus-what impressed me most about that list is the sheer number of them.


A lot of designs and a lot of trailer yachts. The trouble is most of them are sitting around the place not being used.

I heard that about 30 years ago some sewing machine salesman was having trouble selling new sewing machines. People weren't buying them because their old ones were still OK. He came up with the idea which is common now of offering a trade in on their old machine even though he had no use for them. I think he shipped them to the Pacific Islands. This made the way for selling a lot more new machines (which were crap and did not last).

May be we should be doing this with boats. Next time there is a cylone or tsunami someone could buy up all these unused boats and give them to a third world country and create a market for new boats here.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:56 PM

Thanks to all for the information - helping to narrow it down!

There is a point about wanting decent performance but also understand about weight.

Anyone got advice on pulling eg a Ross 780 or Nolex 25 with at 3 litre AWD?

In terms of length/displacement for speed the Ross 650 sounds interesting but apart from a few for sale in Aus, doesn't look to be many around NZ?
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:48 PM

The Ross 650 is a very tender flighty boat, if you don't mind a wooden boat, the small joker is a great boat, water ballasted and light to tow. Waikato yacht squadron have alot of them and could give you heads up on any for sale.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:38 PM

word!

Joker 22 is a great boat
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Choosing a boat based on resale value is a bit like picking a girlfriend based on how desirable other guys might find her after you break up. 


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:45 PM

word!

Joker 22 is a great boat


found this. circa 1978?... very similar to yours.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 09:36 PM

Thanks to all for the information - helping to narrow it down!

There is a point about wanting decent performance but also understand about weight.

Anyone got advice on pulling eg a Ross 780 or Nolex 25 with at 3 litre AWD?

In terms of length/displacement for speed the Ross 650 sounds interesting but apart from a few for sale in Aus, doesn't look to be many around NZ?


We pulled our 780 with a HQ Holden on an unbraked trailer, even hauled it over the bryderwen ranges/mamaku's

What ever you do avoid hauling and rigging a 780 for a weekend sail it is a major effort!. Suggest that you spalsh it for summer, sitting it on a pole/berth set to go Friday arvo. And park it on the front lawn for winter, in that case you only need to borrow someones wagon for the arvo twice a year!

Important to keep in mind the ability to re sell the boat..best for that are the R780 or a Nolex 22.
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