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  1. Yeah, looking at using it for cladding on some parts of a house design... Cheers TimB. understood. Working with the sheet sizes available to minimise wastage is also an important point.
  2. Other side of the world. Lift and drop inside 3 days, 270 euro. Yearly berth fee €2380. Lift 200, no daily charge is you’re an annual berth holder. Back in 200. Stands 1buck a day. live aboard no problem. Grid is also free as a yearly berth holder.
  3. Do you already have folding steps (or ratlines) to allow access?
  4. Might be wrong but I think the boat B00B00 sailed to NZ was always planned to be imported and sold when they got here. I don’t think his choice is necessarily anything to do with euro vs Nz production. Pretty sure if there was a pogo 12.50 at the right price he’d be all over it like a virus at a GOP convention.
  5. What are you classifying as a dinghy? Any open boat? In that case, dunno about KM but I’ve got no boats... There are some cool boats coming up here. But I think I’d be looking for something at least 26ft waterline. Preferably longer. Every so often I see a one off or a good Nz boat on trademe, all set up with a ton of flash sails and all at a pretty sharp price. Where’s Eliphunk at? Nearly ready to go again?
  6. Anyone bought any corten steel lately? Just wondering what a good price for 4mm and 5mm sheets 2.5x1.25 would look like?
  7. If no boat in a division crossed the line you could also do handicap prizes unter the same method. Would make it super tactical.
  8. Yes I saw that, but there are prizes put up by sponsors for handicap Positions, what happens to the prizes? it entirely conceivable that in a division where three boats had crossed the line, a boat that finished a number of hours after the shutoff, could easily topple one of those three for a podium position on handicap and therefore a prize - ie something of value. In such a situation it might seem unfair and a deliberate attempt to keep the slower boats out of the prizes despite the race officially being run under a handicap system. I assume that as prizes are oft
  9. Yup, this is it for me, too. Either make the cutoff 19.45 and start the prize giving at 20h then party at 21 or have no cutoff because all but the very slowest boats would be in by the time the prize giving starts, and it’s less likely that those last few boats are going to feature in the prizes. Who won the cockle shell hero trophy this year? Used to go to the smallest boat to finish. Be a bit embarrassing to walk away with that trophy even though you were sailing a 35footer, or a 40...
  10. That’s cool and I’m glad it was enjoyable. But I’d also like to hear from some of the 85% of boats (some +140 crews) who didn’t make it into either the media feeds or the race cutoff. Remembering of course that all their entry fees contributed considerably to the financial cost of running the race and hosting the party - probably 25k or so?
  11. So, 119 NM in 28.5h if you’re in div 5. If it’s upwind the whole way, which we know is not likely as you’d normally get a reprieve if and when you round Brett, but just for argument‘s sake let’s say it’s on th now the whole way. That’s 167.8NM (?) sailed meaning you need to stay above 5.93kts... Of course that’s not taking into account leeway or currents, and assumes your boat points well at 45 true, which for a number of at least the classics is not going to be the case. Averaging 5.9-6knts for 28h in the light is not about sailing a well prepared boat well, it’s about having mo
  12. Best post of this month.
  13. That's why I started the thread. but seems the gossip and sledging is elsewhere...?
  14. 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.
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    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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    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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    That would fit the area she was last seen in. On the mud near Rawene.
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    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.
  19. 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,
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  23. I think it’s well more than half full
  24. Glad to see him safely in Milford. A tough few days and an unforgiving coast. Good work. Rest up and stay safe.
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