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  1. Pretty much what I figured. A hullspeed or less slog up the coast. I’d estimate a hypothetical early to mid morning arrival in Firefly.
  2. DrWatson

    Coastal 2020

    Who’s going? Apparently 175 boats at least signed up to drift north - so some of you must be in the mix?
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    Waihape

    Well, Ngataki has a place in history. But when you look with a critical eye, I don't think she's altogether that beautiful. The gaff rig surely helps. Indeed. I think that it's quite an achievement and miles ahead of her time in terms of her styling. The hull seems incredibly voluminous, and there appears to be plenty of forward buoyancy, no doubt good to help her rise to the seas. The forefoot might be a little deep to take full advantage of that in a following sea, though. The very flat run aft. Might she have planed downwind with a bit of a blow up her freckle? She was likely built
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    Waihape

    That would fit the area she was last seen in. On the mud near Rawene.
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    Waihape

    There's something really quite cool about this boat. Anyone know if there are any lines drawings? I mean, I know she was designed by carving a half model and then sawing it up, but wondered if anyone anywhere might have documented it a bit better than that. Pic from the Waitemata Woodies page.
  6. I know that guy, not personally but I’ve seen his “work.“ He was selling Glissade about maybe 15 y ago, she looked in pretty bad shape with the ring frame that supported the deck stepped mast having collapsed and the beam shelf / sheer clamp rotten in numerous places. To his credit he admitted she needed more work than he was up to do, didn’t try to hide anything. New antifoul, though. About 5 y later I spotted him on the Waiheke ferry and asked if he was still buying/ wanted a boat. Sold him mine in as is condition. Hull sound deck needing work - not dangerous but needing some love,
  7. I’d like to see some testing numbers for puzzle joints vs scarfing. Scarfing is actually extremely easy using a simple home made jig for your power planer, and makes a joint that is almost perfect with respect to maintaining the plywood’s bending strength in all directions. The last dinghy I did I simple scarfed two 2.5*1.55 sheets together end to end and cut all the planks from it.
  8. Would be nice, but alas, no - openings in my field are slim to none in NZ even in a good year. Yeah, one area that's still doing ok is Pharmaceuticals and associated Covid research. Many investors looking for quick gains there.
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    Pogo 36

    There's actually pretty good stowage. Like with any boat, requirements for stowage vary depending upon how many crew and how long you wish to remain self sufficient and what level of cuisine you expect. What are your plans and expectations for duration? If you expect glamping then you'll be more than satisfied. Extended high lattitudes cruising with 6 crew, then it's likely not your boat. Ocean crossing with 6 adults and two kids? You might want a 12.50. Long distance family cruising with a happy partner? Absolutely the 36 will tick that box. On Firefly, under the saloon berths is all sto
  10. I think it’s well more than half full
  11. Glad to see him safely in Milford. A tough few days and an unforgiving coast. Good work. Rest up and stay safe.
  12. I think the owner had taken the lens cover off to replace thh bulb.. and were simply not up to the task of recapitulating it's original orientation. Frightening, nonetheless. I've no experience with French cars other than with an old 205 driven by a girl from Paris... the wiring was the least of my worries..
  13. Seen on a boat in France...
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    Slight issue

    hmmmm, that might turn out quite tricky under a number of international treaties... Preventing a citizen of another country from leaving yours (permanent resident) might be seen as arbitrary detention...
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