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  1. And might I add to congratulating you in picking up this boat. She was on my short list but eventually thought she'd be too much boat for me to handle. I was intrigued however by the Google search I did which resulted in a UK bus! There must be a story behind her name and please do share when you discover it. I'm not sure if you've done so but the Multihull Yacht Club has a Facebook page, you might find someone who knows the boat there. Cheers, Dave
  2. By the way, love the F36/39 and would appreciate a photo of her please. I had a good hard look at one in Sydney last year but had to pass once it had been surveyed. I'm assuming you built your boat, if so, much respect! I've had a look at the Ravenswing and Fram blogs and know that there's no way I could undertake such a massive project. How far around the world have you been? I'm guessing you are stuck here in NZ, I suppose there are worse places to weather this Covid 19 storm. Cheers, Dave
  3. Sorry for the delay, first time trying to post photos so struggling a bit... Here's a before And here she is currently, not quite ready to go sailing but nearly!
  4. Morning Chris, sorry I should have updated the title of this thread, I ended up buying a project boat in Kerikeri in September last year. Still ongoing but getting closer to going sailing, this virus thingy hasn't helped progress! I appreciate you getting in touch though, and good luck with your boat, trimarans are a niche market as I found out... Cheers, Dave
  5. I'd imagine she'd be dotted with a few 50 cals around the place for 'nuisance' defense (small boats etc.) I doubt she'd be fitted with a proper CIWS like Phalanx or Goalkeeper as they're pretty dear (but extremely effective.) As a force multiplying platform if she was deployed to an area of conflict she'd have a picket of frigate sized or larger warships looking after her and providing layered defense; the first casualty of any conflict would be the ships like the Aotearoa as they enable the fleet to fight. In addition, she'd carry at least one, if not two Seasprite helicopters, which have missiles capable of engaging threats outside of the ships safety envelope. Personally I like the capability this ship brings to the NZDF; long legs and the ability to support our Pacific Island neighbours in times of hardship/disaster. That she is ice strengthened is great as she can support deep south patrols of our other ships. That part of the ocean has always been difficult to police and hopefully that will change.
  6. If I am on yours it won't be an issue, I'm off to haul the boat tomorrow. If it was yours, thanks! Cheers, Dave
  7. Sorted, thanks all. Katie at the WBC was most accommodating and the boat is now hanging off mooring No 60 at the Northern end. Not yours is it Kick? Booboo, I do like the area, I live in Orewa so it's nice and handy. I'm getting a new mooring dropped in November hopefully up at the Northern end of the Stillwater field, apparently I'll be able to wade out to the boat at low tide but at least I've got somewhere to park it. Be good to catch up when the dust has settled, I'll probably be joining the SBC, are you a member? Cheers, Dave
  8. Thanks all, appreciate the advice and suggestions. Events have conspired to slide my transit to Auckland by a week or so, I'm hoping that I won't need a mooring now, straight to the haulout for me. I'm hopefully getting one dropped in the Weiti in mid November in the Stillwater field, fingers crossed. Cheers, Dave
  9. Thanks also Fish, tried Mariner Marine in Ch. Underwritten by Vero so no guesses as to the response.
  10. Thanks Veladare, I tried Bill at the Marina Shop but he met with no success unfortunately. Nice of him to try on my behalf though. Used the magic search and found a crowd in Hastings that had "trimaran" as part of their advertising spiel. Again, nope. Don't trust the Googles people... Thanks Tiger, you've nailed it with the tri averse aspect of all this malarkey. I don't think I'm being unreasonable in what I want the insurance for but I'm finding the "yeah, nah" responses a bit disheartening. For me the biggest worry I have is total loss, I'm happy to wear damage etc. from using the boat, and if that means I screw up and tip it over then that's on me. Should some geezer come by and T-bone the boat on its mooring then I'd want to be covered.
  11. Thanks Paul (assuming that's right), I've tried Bailey's with no luck unfortunately. I'm currently waiting on Chris at Marsh to see how he gets on. It seems as though the relative!y small number of multis, and particularly trimarans, has an adverse effect on the risk assessment for the type of boat proportionally. It would be beneficial if the industry would identify the particular risk for insuring a multi so I could exclude it. As an example, I've told all the brokers I've spoken to that I'm happy to exclude capsize and breakage if that helps, I just want cover for things like theft, fire and damage due to external factors. I'd assume that these are the 'normal' risks for insuring any boat. Reading over the above seems like a bit of a rant! I'm new to yacht ownership so learning as I go. Some lessons not to my liking though... Cheers, Dave
  12. Thanks guys, I'll give Katie a bell. I'll also try further up the Weiti as I'm hopefully hauling the boat up at Fusion on the 28th Oct. BP, thanks for the offer, may be that I can find enough rope! Cheers, Dave
  13. Hi all, I'm looking for a temporary mooring for a 9.2m trimaran drawing 0.5m from around 19th to the 28th Oct. Ideally in the Weiti River but will take anything that might be out there. Thanks in advance, Dave
  14. So, I've managed to find myself a trimaran but am struggling to find anyone to provide insurance. Apparently Vero don't underwrite trimarans anymore. Any suggestions please? Cheers, Dave
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