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DrWatson last won the day on November 27 2022

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  1. I always wanted to but didn’t (and couldn’t) sail. My best friend bought a 727, put her back together and launched her. I didn’t want to race; too stressful I felt. But I ended up as regular race crew. I (we) learnt fast. By the Second season I was comfortable enough to skipper for a race with the other regular crew member and pick up a third spot to keep our series alive when the reg skipper and owner couldn’t make it over the bridge on time for the start. We took home the Richmond wed night g division trophy that season. My advice would be - go to the Richmond and find a boat where
  2. interesting that it’s only whangarei mooring holders, essentially, whore being canvassed here
  3. If you are moving to NZ for the first time and hold a NZ residence permit, or are a citizen moving to NZ for the first time, you may bring with you your car, boat, ship free of duty and GST so long as you have owned and used the item for more than 1 year (at the time the item is given up for shipping or departs for NZ), and so long as you undertake to not sell the item within 2y. You can apply for this relief and your application will be assessed.
  4. Yeah I wondered about that. Also no news yet as to how many were wearing life jackets …
  5. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/474507/five-dead-after-fishing-charter-boat-capsizes-off-kaikoura-coast 5 trapped inside?
  6. Came 4th in a race. Hard to beat a Pogo44 and two 12.50s in a drag race. Did beat the next Pogo36 by a whole horizon, though. IMG_4296.MOV
  7. Cool -it’s really that far from everywhere else
  8. Beautiful views out over the BOI, bream bay, and AKL as we came in to land on Sunday morning. iPhone not really doing it justice.
  9. Saw two gulls going for a cruise…
  10. As we head to Brest for another week of headwinds, I note that we’ve been noticed and photographed at some point by a marinettaffic member. It’s always so hard to get pics of your own boat under sail.
  11. There’s a huge difference in boat volume between a 26ft boat and a 32ft boat. Those are 6 very large feet.
  12. Last weekend. Brest to St Marin and back.
  13. I have a stern anchor, 14kg FOB, not ready to deploy, but still shackled to 25m chain and 40 warp. Also have a fortress in the lazarette. Have been meaning to get a stern line for use in the med etc. but been struggling for ways and space to keep it. I mean I have too much excess weight already - especially as Firefly’s a v light boat. reading this I think I’ll unshackle the FOB and use the chain and warp as my stern line - at the very least it’ll make the tackle easier to retrieve from the lazzarette if it’s in pieces.
  14. This is a concept that has not escaped me … I do have a mooring, too.
  15. Trailer yachts cost a fair amount less over their lifetime , I’m convinced
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