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1 hour ago, 44forty said:

That’s hard case and a cool pic . I would’ve been across the other side at puriri bay but in a micron . sh*t whangaruru was a cool place in the 70s and 80s especially when Seabee air dropped bread and milk at bland bay 

I recall SeaBee Air coming onto the beach at Oakura at least once, but that required zero swell.  I used to love exploring up Whangaruru.

But as you mentioned SeaBee Air, here is a one of those wonderful Grummans having just dropped Dad off to join the boat at Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka, 1979-80.

 

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1 hour ago, Vorpal Blade said:

Won a Nationals in this.

 

Wait, what? I didn't know the Hydra was big enough here for a Nationals.

Cool boats tho.

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Island Time - did you buy the Noelex out of Westpark - off Derek Blackies family? I had Current Affair moored adjacent to Flashpoint and we had a bit of an arms race going on. I put a bit more lead on the bulb as I thought the Noelex was a bit tippy so he got a bit of a wing keel added designed by Kevin Lidgard - still never beat me.

I think Derek, who did not enjoy good health, had a fatal heart attack on the helm on a Wednesday night race - a good way to go. Long time ago now.

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Our aged glass fireball. 

This must've been very early on in our ownership, she had a lot of work done after this. Potentially very fast, but lack of resources held us back to club level.

We also had a slightly newer timber one, which we drove the mast out the bottom of, during a particularly windy race. Still won the race tho.

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