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  1. All these comments, its good to see people enjoying plain old mucking about in boats without exorbitant costs.
  2. I have owned keeler's for 30 years, always on a swing mooring, no problem at all. When we are loading stores for a cruise we use the public Jetty at PH. It would cost me 6K per annum to keep it on a ,marina. Thats a lot of cold hard after-tax dollars, might be different if you were in a syndicate.
  3. I saw that, its an incredible amount of boat for the money but berthage costs ? and a 13.5 ft draft in Auckland !
  4. I agree, it does not look anything like a Farr .
  5. In my early sailing/racing days the iron headsail was an absolute last resort, I was "Hardcore". Once I got married and started a family the sailing became more cruising orientated and the iron headsail got more use, it was inevitable, but the important thing was we enjoyed it as a family. Today the boys are competent handling a yacht and take the boat out on their own. I enjoy a good sail/cruise more than ever but I certainly don't feel guilty about using the iron headsail
  6. Depends on if you are a cruiser or a racer
  7. You got a good boat there, and a 100K cheaper than what you would have paid 5 yrs ago.
  8. One fairly experienced offshore sailor I spoke to said that all else being equal the faster more modern boat would cut a day off the passage.time to Fiji , handy I suppose but is that really a big deal ?
  9. I looked at importing, by the time you factor in all the costs it just does not stack up.
  10. Having been active recently in looking for a bigger boat I have looked at a lot of vessels around 38 to 40ft. The problem is there is a lot of "Tired" stock out there where the maintenance and upgrades have not been done. Also when you place a 30 year old NZ production boat alongside say a bene or Bavaria the interiors of the NZ boats just look very basic, even dare I say it crude eg exposed fibreglass, front runner or similar everywhere, exposed bolt heads, etc. its a no brainer that the import is better value for money. The old rule of thumb for the engine in yachts was 2HP per Ton, now
  11. A very tidy 1220 called Placido was listed at 120K, it sold a few weeks back. Others are listed around 140 to 150K but they are not moving at all. Anecdotally I heard some of them have issues, I think the owners have not adjusted to market reality.
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    Whiting 39

    So I checked out the Whiting 39, she is an ex charter boat and is a bit of a project down below. Basically good bones and the work is nothing anyone with good DIY skills and could not fix, but quite a lot of time required . The woodwork side of things should not cost much in terms of materials but the plumbing/wiring/sytems etc could add up. The motor is near new and at 55HP should be ample, squabs all need replacing. Rig looks OK but would need a thorough scrub through, not sure about the sails. Would be good value at the right price, I dont have the time for the work. Yes boats h
  13. Good on you ! epic adventure awaits, "Amiri" is Maori for Eastwind which might be useful unless you are returning via the red sea
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    Whiting 39

    Saw this on Trademe, http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/auction-1238322484.htm I'm looking for something a bit bigger than my Carpenter 29 for coastal and Hauraki Gulf sailing and then in about 2 years a trip or two Fiji/Tonga etc. I'm Guessing she is of relatively conservative construction, ie stout and so while lacking the offshore gear the design has good bones. Anyone know much about them or perhaps have sailed on one. Of note is that the draft is 1.64 M which seems shallow for a boat of this length however it has been 2nd checked confirmed by the broker. Th
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    stratosphere

    Such a shame that she was wrecked
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    Empty marinas

    I think you are on the money there, PH was sold to Empire Capital Group in 2015 they are developers and I understand they may own more than one Marina. PH has benefitted from the Marina Village development and the rapidly expanding surrounding suburbs, the Ferry service helps too. Building new marinas or expanding existing ones is nigh on impossible with the RMA which in its infancy killed plans to expand PH, dry stack here we come.
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    Empty marinas

    Anecdotally I have heard that berths at some Marinas have shot up in value. I was looking at a 12m boat at GH recently . The broker said the owner was keen to move it so he could sell the berth which had suddenly increased in value to 120K. Also I heard that PH charges had gone up quite a bit.
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    Cyclades 43

    Designer was J and J Design , never heard of them.
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    Cyclades 43

    I know what you mean,this one was never in charter, it has a deepish bulb keel and a fairly decent rig/sailplan, it looks like it would go OK. Not sure if its cast iron or lead in the keel though. In anycase I'm looking at something else for now.
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    Cyclades 43

    UPDATE: I recently viewed a Bavaria 38 of 2000 vintage, I had a good look in the bilge area. I noticed the moulded transverse floors were much deeper in section than the Beneteau of similar length and vintage. The overall Top Hat (TH) section of the former just struck me as substantially bigger all round. Another surprise was that the "Egg Crate" structural grid did not seem to be continuous between the floors allowing for the lower flanges of the TH sections to be "tabbed" onto the hull . I'm not sure if this is factory standard or not, but If so is then it strikes me as being stronger, mo
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    June 94 Storm.

    Reading that report on the link posted by Mark MT, I don't think modern systems would have made a difference.It was expanding as it moved and formed very quickly.
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    June 94 Storm.

    Good Points there.
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    June 94 Storm.

    I think weatherfax providing isobar charts and possibly grib files but I'm not sure of the update frequency.
  24. Hypothetically speaking, Re the June 94 storm, would it have been possible to have sailed out of the path with the type of weather updates available now (Predictwind, modern weather prediction algorithms, more data, modems, etc etc.) Or did it brew too quickly and move too fast ? I hope the question is not to dumb, apologies in advance if it is. Thanks Frank
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