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  1. Solo Delivery Waikawa - Lyttelton - Ross 30 Ballistic Got up 3.00am Friday morning and drove to Picton from Christchurch , arriving at 8.30am, quick stop at Picton supermarket for delivery trip food. Caught Cougar water taxi service from Picton to Resolution Bay, Queen Charlotte where boat was moored. Grabbed some tote tanks etc and dinghy. Inflated dinghy and loaded dinghy to get out to mooring. 15 metres offshore and flipped said dinghy....gurgle ... and who was the idiot who didn't close their 110 litre gear bag properly.... now a 2hp motor drowned... wet gear, wet sleeping bag and a
    12 points
  2. This is the story of our purchase and ownership of Stepping Out. It may take some time, will have twists and turns, could move beyond a PG rating from time to time, and will no doubt have real sailors and hardened people of the sea laughing at the incompetence and naivety of beginners. The story is only a year and a bit old at this stage. Who knows how long it will run for. Time will tell. It will be episodic - drop in for a giggle when you need to feel better about something that has gone wrong, because my story will be either dumber or more expensive than yours. At the top lets
    9 points
  3. Started off as a sistership to sportboat Animal Biscuits and was unsold until a chap from Queenstown had a modified Elliott7 trashed in the trailer compound. He asked Craig Partridge and Rob Shaw if they could modify the design to be trailer yacht legal using the rig from the E7 which he sold with it's old rig. This was done and in 2011 he took her straight from the yard in Kerikeri to Queenstown. Unfortunately the locals didn't like the concept and wouldn't let him play so in 2013 he parked it in his shed until early last year when he decided to sell it I found out about it in the f
    9 points
  4. Navigation Marks, GPS and the Wisdom of Wives The Wairoa River is a narrow muddy creek filled with cow piss and estuary water. It meanders its way from the bottom of the Hunua Hills, past Clevedon and onward to the sea picking up mud, cowshit, and a not entirely savoury smell as it goes. The river squeezes out, like molten toothpaste in the words of Neil Finn, pushing through a typical inner harbour mud and sand bar before finally relaxing and fanning out into the Waitemata. It would be SO's home at Brooklands Boating Club about 1.5km from the river mouth. Hell of a change for a y
    8 points
  5. Provincial Cowboy is a well known Ross 40 design yacht based in Auckland, New Zealand. The 'Mk 1' Ross 40 is a design that's part of the folklore of the NZ sailing scene of the 80's and 90's. We have lost count of the number of people who stopped by to reminisce about racing they did on PC or her sisterships. The hull and decks were built by Nautec Yachts for first owner Geoff Bagge and the two other initial owners. Her decks were the first from the mould (taken from Not Guilty) and Geoff had to wait some time after receiving the hull. Geoff fitted a typical kiwi cruiser/racer lay
    8 points
  6. It's a great boat and in pretty good condition. Was no expense spared when it was launched and it was campaigned very well. I know there is nothing major wrong with it but its basically padlocked to the hard stand until the bills are cleared. I dont think its very fair to be asking for the owner's situation and reason for sale right now on trade me. Maybe it's a touchy subject. Let's be honest if you were a serious buyer for this boat you would probably not be asking your questions on trade me..... Bryce had told people to contact him for more information and that's what they shou
    8 points
  7. Since last installment... 19yrs worth of antifoul finally scraped off during the week, factory non-taped keel join sorted and 10 hrs of hands above head orbital sanding with 120g disc's completed today Now to find some 1000g disc's for the D.A and have a crack at the stripes
    6 points
  8. Two options 1. Have it here and downsize if necessary. 2. Piss off and don't come back.
    5 points
  9. Kick an Elliott 1050? Top photo arriving back in NZ in 2018 after leaving for Aus in 2002. She left NZ as a very well maintained boat and returned in a very poor state. The list of what I haven't done would be alot shorter than what has been done to get her back upto the condition she originally was before leaving NZ. Bottom photo is of her being re launched earlier this week after her most recent top side repaint to match her deck repaint carried out 18 months ago. Background: Launched 1994 by Ian Harvey owner of Eagle Yachts who built majority of the 1050's. Ian
    5 points
  10. Received negative PCR test. Drove 1240km in 12h15 Washed squab covers, pillows and duvets Water blasted 10 months of algae off deck Broomed rudders back to orange Experienced 3 gales in 4 days Didn't lift boat for wash as marina crew quite leery about lifting in that kinda weather Got in 3.5h of sailing Installed inverter Installed 12v DC/DC converter to charge 80Ah LiFePO4 for dinghy Installed gas detector (finally) Toured Pogo factory (again) Spent €300 on wine Drove 1240km Didn't scratch boat.
    5 points
  11. Correct. It has out-grown NZ’s ability to host it. Which is sad for NZers but an inevitable by-product of its success. History would not be kind to NZ if we tried to hold onto it in Auckland by artificially putting the brakes on scale of innovation - the T52 idea is laughable after the foiling monos. AC has come of age and needs to fly the nest. Best thing we can do is recognise that and hope to stay in the innovation race and keep our name on the mug wherever it happens. And if you want to watch it then livestream. Be honest - even the spectator fleet had minimal view of the ac
    4 points
  12. Relatively minor sugery. Poor fitting of the spray dodger frame some 15 odd years ago led to a small soft patch in the cabin top. After thinking it through a bit, I decided a hole saw was the appropriate response. 4 layers of 6mm ply fills the holes, all now epoxied into place. Yes, the segments were alternated for seal and strength. The dry images are of the dry fit - once fit test was done, they were coated both sides with epoxy as the went in. Each ply insert is 64mm diameter, so not a big area. Tomorrow is boatcloth and more epoxy on both sides, paint next weekend,
    4 points
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  14. From two days ago, our first race of the season . . part of the fleet Sandusky Bay, Ohio
    4 points
  15. New gauges installed. So happy not to have to look at the old birds nest that used to be there.
    4 points
  16. Hey Martin, I'm in a very similar boat (pun intended) to you.. Learned to sail at Port Nic' just before Covid, and made a start at making the dream come true last Novemberish. I bought a Compass Southerly 23 off a guy in Napier, and it's now afloat in Mana Marina. It's been a hell of a learning curve, and I've only actually been out sailing once, so far. I am enjoying being a boat owner though, it's even more expensive than you think, and can be frustrating, and worrisome. But it's bloody magic as well, all at the same time. I've been finding it really easy to find excuses to
    4 points
  17. Thats your world Fogg, but dont call it Team NZ or give public money , a TP52 based event would bring an exciting defenders series heaps of challengers and supporting superyachts here. We would get a whole summer of quality racing and the spin off, of course there would be no need for multi million $ CEOs either.
    3 points
  18. Perhaps they should drop the TNZ name and rebrand as Team Dalton.
    3 points
  19. I think my wife could do it, wonder if she would.
    3 points
  20. My Chinese one is on it's second winter of near continuous running.
    3 points
  21. There is several elements to this. It is public space that is being occupied, so in my view, there is a duty of care associated with that. The other aspect, is it is very difficult to put a price on fair compensation for having excuse use of a public space. I thought the cost covers AT's admin, not the compensation of the public amenity. Much the same as the water rights argument. Rightly or wrongly, I think the duty of care extends to keeping the boat seaworthy and well maintained. As an example, our club requires that, and actively chases up any boat owners who are letting things go. It
    3 points
  22. Just heard that Heather passed away a week ago https://www.sail-world.com/news/237840/Top-offshore-navigator-and-sailor-passes-away sincere condolences to John (Fossil), Kevin and Duthie. Heather was an integral part of putting NZ ocean racing capability on the world map and in her time was NZ's no 1 offshore navigator
    3 points
  23. I guess you mean keel bolts? it is the condition of the ones currently installed that would be of concern as you cant see the shank without withdrawing one (or two) Check with the seller of any yacht you are interested in if they have checked / re-newed the keel bolts and when, if they have been done. It isn't a major to pull them , or it shouldn't be. re-sealing the surounding area with whatever is the recommended bog is important as well as using suitable strength bolts if you decide to replace them. Boats are holes in the water through which you pour money, but there are many worse ways to
    3 points
  24. SSANZ Start line 2019
    3 points
  25. I have now setup a new website www.jorgensenboats.nz - a repository for all things relating specifically to boats built by Jorgensen and Sons of Waikawa Bay, Picton. As owner of Peter (Pop) Jorgensen’s yacht Stormbird I am fascinated by and admire Jorgensen boats and I would like their history to be preserved in a publicly accessible form. I am asking around for anyone connected to the yard by way of the people that worked there and past and present boat owners to contact me so I can include their information - pictures, anecdotes, technical information, refurbishment notes, present
    2 points
  26. A sponsor providing cash to pay wages & build a boat maybe? The $99m offered by central/local government was not cash, there was a lease on a building that's won't be used for conferences these days as nobody can come in to the country, event management costs such as porta-loos/security/road closures etc so the council's constituents can enjoy the event... Unfortunately "cash in kind" does not pay the bills! Without the cash, and reportedly Emirates possibly jumping ship, ETNZ loses talent to teams that can pay the wages, leaving ETNZ with a depleted workforce cobbling a boat together
    2 points
  27. Hmm TNZ seems to have forgotten that without NZs covid free shores the cup wouldn't of gone ahead.They owe NZ.
    2 points
  28. Looks to me that TNZ have poked themselves in the eye with a burnt stick regarding the complexity and associated costs of mounting a AC campaign. Without a large social welfare payment from the public purse going offshore is their only other option. Good riddance I say.
    2 points
  29. The best bottom paint is a frought subject. It is very difficult to get a clear picture as to what is best for you by asking on a forum. The variables of location, how the boat is used, and personal bias regards certain brands is significant, oh, and maintenance regimes. Location is a biggee. I have just been through the process, and spent a lot of time looking for a Unicorn antifoul. One that both works and is cheap. Apparently Unicorns don't exist, and neither does Unicorn antifoul... Here is a trick I learnt though. Phone the reps for each brand, and ask them what they recommend f
    2 points
  30. Ovlov would be the last place I would go to for checking or working on a Volvo (speaking from experience) unless you have far too much money!
    2 points
  31. Did VHB tape around the window opening and a ton of masking tape (maybe 50-60mm wide) around the outline of the outer window. Hot glued a couple of small blocks of wood on top of the masking tape along the bottom of the window so I had something to rest it on and get it lined up (was doing it singlehanded). Spread the MS35 liberally on the cabin side between the VHB tape and the masking tape making sure all the cabin side was well covered. Then just carefully pushed the window on and pressed it down from centre out to the edges to make sure VHB had grabbed and some squeeze out
    2 points
  32. Need a crew member to fly to Cabo in Mexico ASAP (flights / Covid test will be paid) ex Auckland to being a 6yo Helia 44 Catamaran back to NZ Stopping in Nuku Hiva to re-provision. Significant experience not required. Just need to be confident you can cope with the big Blue and shifts. Crew member puled out last minute as they decided the big blue was not for them. Will pay $6000 lump sum on return and all food etc.. will be paid for
    2 points
  33. Yeah, bloody national voters. Just a vocal minority.
    2 points
  34. Listening to an engine is as accurate as pointing your finger into the air to predict the future weather. It tells you which way the wind is blowing and the rest is a guess. But testing an engine is not simple and thus not cheap. A compression test tells you not a lot more than the finger. You need to get a " Leakdown" test to give you the real info. Then a good look internally with a bore scope at the manifolds and exhaust etc. A test of the oil and a test of the coolant. It's not a simple job. Or you simply use your finger so to speak and do the listen test and get an educated guess as to ho
    2 points
  35. I would agree with marinheiro. I replaced a 35 yr old engine, that was working fine. It is all the ancillary bits that fail / fall apart. For this prospect engine of yours, if it starts and runs fine, well, it starts and runs fine. I would be most interested if you could get it up to full revs under load (i,e. motoring the boat). My old one would shake the boat to bits above mid revs. You would probably get more info out of a thorough visual inspection of the ancillary bits, and if possible, an understanding of the maintenance history. And I don't mean oil changes by that, but engine moun
    2 points
  36. If it is a raw water cooled Volvo it is possibly getting closer to 40 yrs old. Whether 30 or 40 yrs old it will be on it's last legs and an inspection will probably tell you the same. Ask when the exhaust injection elbow was last replaced (if ever). If the engine starts ok and does not smoke alot, it will still have some life in it. Oil analysis needs to be carried out over a period of usage/oil changes to be an effective tool. Ask when the exhaust injection elbow was last replaced (if ever). If it runs ok I would forgo spending money on an inspection and put that towards the ne
    2 points
  37. Yep, turps on Quilosa, while wet. Sorry, should have been clearer! Once it's dry, it must be mechanically removed... And no primer, no special prep. Just clean, dry surface on the boat, and the window, and away you go..
    2 points
  38. "I've put up with holidaying on skinny Ross race boats for 6 years, I'm 42 now.... I deserve some luxuries" Wife's ultimatum forces purchase of run down Farr 1020
    2 points
  39. I owned karnevil and had it sail to portmoreby png owned for 4 years sold and i believe now in sydney Other boats I also had in portmoreby was the Elliot 10.6 excess which is still there in a sorry state Which I renamed more bartalk and the davidson boat midnight Ross 40 one of the best boats I have owned
    2 points
  40. On a recent ferry trip Pahia to Russell I saw Te Rauparaha sitting on a swing mooring in Russell. Even though she's currently mast-less and in a very sad state she still has the beautiful sweet lines of the Ross 40 and is just screaming out for someone to give her a little TLC.
    2 points
  41. Bit of Koha for a Korora hotel all sorted.
    2 points
  42. I think it’s great that SSANZ starts in super light airs through to mighty fresh. No advantage to me in a heavy old boat but the ethos of sailing in what you have regardless seems a big component of what makes this format so rewarding. Also I agree with Josh the split starts and slow boats first creates a lot of opportunities to go ahead or backwards within your division, and it does make for the best footage in the epic LSD videos.
    2 points
  43. I actually like the mixup of boats. Gives more opportunity to make gains (or minimize losses). Fleet management is quite a skill.
    2 points
  44. I don't know what metservice you have been looking at, but the metservice I use has been showing this coming all week.
    2 points
  45. https://www.sail-world.com/news/237637/World-Sailing-wants-IOC-assurance-on-Tokyo2020?fbclid=IwAR3Dg1rXXlAKjg-wFJDs-jXADyXSVV92AIR8q8zxOhh6-8xgnAq5FuOIPz4 Lots of issues covered in brief. YNZ needs to take note, they seemed to be well down the track of following the old WS leadership policies. From the new CEO, who seems to pretty on the ball: " In my opinion far too much emphasis is put on the Olympics at the expense of other elements of our sport, and this unhealthy emphasis is not actually reaping rewards."
    2 points
  46. 26ft = 7.9248m Good for heaps!
    2 points
  47. Nice end to this story. Seller has made a claim on his insurance and apparently a new prop is winging its way from Sweden. He had a diver look for it in/around the berth with no luck.
    2 points
  48. Brokers will not generally recommend any surveyor due in large part to liability, any broker usually does have a handful of cardholders topped up regularly by surveyors. Obviously any hardball surveyor that is too nitpicky or regularly blows a sale will find it harder, but actually they are doing their jobs and signing their name on the documents, its that important. Most surveys the owner pays for the lift and hold, most yards require the vessel be pressure washed , which let's be realistic allows the surveyor to do his job, the potential purchaser pays for the survey. Any ow
    2 points
  49. These are pics of a beautiful sunrise after a wickedly freezing night on Tauranga harbour..
    2 points
  50. It did, via the Environment Court. The rest is just vexatious litigants. This has been going on since 2016. I fully agree it needs to stand close scrutiny. But there is close scrutiny, sore loosers and people who blatantly don't understand the process, and when they should be engaging with it.
    2 points
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