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GregW last won the day on July 4 2017

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  1. You mean Giardia? Would be a good name for a boat that - no one would steal your piss.
  2. GregW

    RIP Hal Wagstaff

    Last century I had an old bubble top Harmonic called Huckleberry for about 10 years. I remember calling Hal out of the blue with a few queries and ended up yakking to him for about 3/4 of an hour about the Harmonic design in its different versions and yachts in general. A very helpful chap. Condolences to his family and friends.
  3. Not according to DoCs website https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/marine-mammals/seals/leopard-seal/ IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Least Concern.
  4. Today was deadline for getting voting papers in for the local body elections. Deadline for submissions on the dinghy facilities at Okahu is Mon the 14th.
  5. If you happen to be one of the recently relocated mooring holders you might be interested in this. https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/topics-you-can-have-your-say-on/dinghy-launching-facilities-orakei-okahu-bay/Pages/default.aspx Evidently you have until Monday 14th to make a submission.
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    Found this video about the T-bird and a localised resurgence in sailing them in the US https://www.offcenterharbor.com/19p-em3b-deeper-truth/#thunderbirds I recall a couple of these sailing with the Panmure fleet back in the early 70s and a few others were around. IIRC one was called Ginga and had a modified rig. Probably all long gone now..
  7. The Bieker 53 has been in the water for a while now. Link to an article on its development. https://www.proboat.com/2019/09/fledging-the-eagle/
  8. Hadn't seen this before and thought it may be of interest to some https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/ResourceConsentDocuments/bun60318129-13-marinaberthsupplyanddemand.pdf
  9. As you own the physical mooring you would normally be responsible for all costs associated with 3 year survey, replacement or repositioning. Assuming you bought the mooring with a fresh survey; If you've had the boat for two years the mooring will be due for a service in the next 12 months - just get it repositioned when it is next serviced and it shouldn't cost you much if any any extra. If they want it done immediately you could suggest AT arrange and pay for it, bearing in mind at the moment it seems to be taking 6 months or more to get a mooring serviced. I would also be asking why you can't just return to the original coordinate.
  10. I was referring to the footage of the cat being flipped over. It didn't have any sails up.
  11. This boat was for sale on TM earlier in the year. If anyone has contact details for the owner could they please PM them to me?
  12. Absolutely astonishing, a boat that size being chucked around like that.
  13. hey Zozza, Great to hear you're getting some sailing in. Suggest you rename your thread 'Sock Puppet Spectacular' or something. to reflect the 'quality' of most of the comment.
  14. Trilogy is a great boat, but I would rather have the Contour for cruising I think. The F 36 is pretty much a go anywhere boat. I think the aft cabin on this one would provide some much needed privacy if cruising with kids or another couple. Either boat will cruise along at very respectable speeds in any sort of breeze without drama.
  15. The C34 you linked to looks a nice example. One advantage of the C 34 is that it folds flat to 3.8 meters beam, so you could keep it in a standard mono marina berth. A quick look online suggests they are well thought of but firmly in the fast cruiser category performance wise - A bit like the F36. The price drop on that? Well the market is pretty stale at the moment as you've no doubt noticed. If it passed a survey would have to be a good buy assuming someone wanted a boat that large. For something a bit quicker/cheaper; Trilogy would have to be a consideration - but not much in the way of an interior. My boat (Mysterex) is a Graeme Delaveau designed Nicky Cruz 25.
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