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  1. I concur with Adrianp. I've owned one of these for about four years. I use it as a tender for my yacht and also for sailing off the beach up north over summer. I keep my yacht on a mooring and wanted something that had enough weight and steerage to work in about 20 knots of wind and Tamaki river chop. I also wanted one that I could launch by myself in those on-shore type conditions without any risk or difficulty. It has enough freeboard to handle adverse weather or to be loaded with sailing gear (not both). It's quite heavy, so if you wanted to lift it up onto the deck of your ya
  2. Thanks for the assistance and recommendations. I'm investigating hauling out at Bucklands Beach and Panmure. If anyone's had any experience of hauling out multis at those locations, I'd be keen to hear it. Thanks, Justin
  3. With the marina extension at Half Moon Bay limiting opportunities for haulout and time on the hardstand for a few months, I'm interested in alternative options in the Auckland area. Anyone have good recommendations for Auckland based multihull haulout options that are available to the general public? ( I don't have a cradle )
  4. I concur. I wouldn't go with the large style buoys as the arrangement can grind against your boat while moored in rough conditions (i'm told this can be mitigated). My cat is a complete pig to control at slow speed and so I use the following strategy.. My mooring is a standard setup with two buoys on the top rope. I use a detachable snubbing hook which clips onto an extendable pole. The hook is tied to a line which extends from the bow all the way around the outside of the boat and back to the cockpit on one hull. I pull up alongside the buoy and connect the hook (automatic release u
  5. Nice work, I did exactly the same trip 3 years ago when I picked up my GBE. It was moored right next to your proa in the Taipa river at the time and we sailed it back to Auckland. Had to motor about 90% of the way due to a lack of wind, which was excruciating to say the least. Good times though. It's a stunning stretch of NZ coastline to see in person. Picture attached of my son "helping" me with the planning. Cheers, Justin
  6. Thanks for that. I think your number 1 might be larger than mine but I could use a similar setup just a bit further forward.
  7. Just wondering if there is a best practice setup for the jib car on an 8.5 multi. If anyone is keen to post a picture or diagram of the setup on their multi, I'd really appreciate it. Minor adjustments seem to make a massive difference in the headsail shape and the resulting performance of our boat, but to change it I need to spend several minutes undoing knots and then retying them - which is far from ideal. Can't seem to find a photo of mine on my phone but will have a look. Thanks, Justin
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    When lying on its side there appears to be a line attached to the hull which I imagine they're pulling to help with righting her. It thought these boats were supposed to be self righting if the foils were configured correctly (both down?).
  9. Following the division 7 race online showed the awesome drag race you guys were having all the way up the coast. Saying that, was that you guys who almost tripped over just after the start? Surely it must be like golf where you buy a round of drinks if you don't make it past the lady's tee. Maybe, if you don't make it past North Head you have to shout a round for the whole fleet.
  10. One strategy that worked for me was to bundle all my insurance requirements (house, car, contents, boat) and shopping around with the proviso that it's all or nothing. Obviously this won't work for the dedicated marine insurance companies but it sounds like they're not interested in trimarans anyway. You need to carefully consider the policies on offer by non-marine insurers but it sounds like you're willing to forego the contentious aspects (racing, capsize).
  11. I've had a reply from Bruce Goff, Maritime Officer at the Harbourmaster's Office: With respect to moorings in the Little Bucklands Beach mooring zone, you may be aware that HMB Marina have a consent to extend the marina and as such there are a number of moorings that are effected by the project and will need to be resited. Along with this work is also a project where a small number of moorings currently lay outside the mooring zone and these mooring owners are also been contacted and advised about the need for moorings to be positioned within the mooring zone. Attached is
  12. Not sure where you're located or if it's any help but I recently had one made for my GBE from bgsails.co.nz They're located in East Tamaki, Auckland. I'm very happy with the price and workmanship. (I don't have any affiliation with them).
  13. I'll definitely check the Pelagic out. Does the Pelagic setup require a separate base unit for wireless connectivity? or is it integrated into the standard setup? The website seems to sell a remote without a base unit.
  14. Yeah, that would be the holy grail of setups. I think I drooled on my keyboard while reading those posts. My budget will constrain me to something simple to start with but will ensure that whatever I go with can be upgraded to the wizardry that you speak of.
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