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  1. 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
  3. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Mmmmm, Interesting, I figured the top hat sections were almost certainly hollow, your comment that it is an elegant design solution is an interesting and I'm sure accurate perspective. The problem is I guess that we never see a posting from the Naval Architect who designed the installation, explaining the philosophy. However perhaps what is shown is that the solid floor approach may be more damage tolerant in terms of groundings etc. I did hear from an NZ broker yesterday of a production yacht that failed the pre-purchase inspection quite recently. It was due to a significant area of liner di
  16. Interesting topic for me as I am considering a Bene Oceanis 405 of 90's vintage. I currently have a self built Carpenter 29 which goes to windward quite well. I have sailed a Dufour 43 or thereabouts in Noumea, it was a dog on the wind but the interior space was amazing, To be fair it had a shortish keel and for the most part I think it just needed more grunt in the rig. There are so many opinions on the internet about the grid/Liner method of construction its hard to sort the truth from the noise. I'm curious as to why someone has not evolved a cost effective technique for repairing disbond
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    Cyclades 43

    Morning all, longtime listener , first time caller here, I've been sailing 40 yrs coastal mostly. Have done 3 pacific trips on a Ganley Stratos, not mine. I'm looking to do more of these trips on my own boat eventually. So to that point any comments on the suitability of a Beneteau Cyclades 43 for offshore cruising, good bones ? I think the sailing Vagabonde team had one for a while. Thanks Frank
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