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  1. Where YNZ come in is they issue your Cat 1 cert ( required for all NZ registered vessels) However they do this under contract to MNZ
  2. Adrian, I thought the idea of a cat was that they redundancies built in ie two boats strapped together 🤣🤪😜
  3. Normal procedure is as follows Make an offer subject to survey, maybe just hull but can include motor and rig etc If accepted you pay a deposit, usually 10% Minor issues are accepted as ts not new your buying Major issues are either fix by owner, or you take the cost of repair off the price. You can only back out and get your deposit back if the owner isn’t prepared to fix or negotiate a deal acceptable to you. Survey costs are on you but owner often pays for the haulout. You can also ask for a sea trail as a condition of purchase. But all deals are a
  4. Keel fell off apparently Lookedlike this a little later
  5. We were one of the closest boats to the top mark and not far from incident We heard a bang when it crashed down, we thought at the time that it was the rig slapping the water, but with sound taking longer to get to us, and now looking at that hole, if looks like as the whole weight landed on the end of the port foil, which looks to have blown out the side of the hull were the mechanism is. maybe, but guess we won’t ever know
  6. Out on stakeboat duty last two days and again tomorrow Chill guys and gals When they drop off the foils they are still as faster than most keelers But At 8kts of wind the are doing 30+ think of it like a F1 car in the pit lane, they look stupid, but suddenly their off at 30 to 40+ Who would have thought just a few years ago you could sail at 4x wind speed
  7. I chimed in because I’ve got history with these sorts of dickheads. Many years ago it was a hot summers day about mid January, Saturday if I remember, and I wanted to go to the marina and replace the spreader covers on the yacht we had at the time, kids wanted to go to the beach. So we compromise and sailed from PH to Waiheke, found a nice little bay, we were the only ones in the bay, kids had a swim and the admiral hoisted me up the rig, I was replacing the upper spreader ones when this jetskier launches off the beach and decides we need a demo on his skills, using us as one of his
  8. Yes fully justified
  9. I second the countersink the holes from the deck so you create a good washer of sealant between the track and deck plus tighten nuts and don’t let the bolts rotate Did mine twice, then found water was coming from around windows and tracking along track bolts, fixed that and now tracks don’t leak. 😂
  10. Jon

    Single line davits?

    Go through a turning block on the deck then jammer before winch to lock it up and prevent over running the winch, also splice the two lines together at the join, final adjustment can be done at end of davit arm
  11. It’s not a basic check that’s put that launch on the reef. Its a basic navigation error, red marker behinds a dead giveaway
  12. We often don’t appreciate what we actually have in this country. Correct me if I’m wrong but from memory Namu was clocked at 21kts through Tiri channel in a Squadron race to Kawau years ago. Not so quick on a reach as more modern hull shapes but great pieces of NZ history all the same.
  13. We are one of the Stake Boats marking out the spectator fleet boundary Its all a big learning curve with 3 different organisations organising different parts, plus on top of that the race marks can only be towed at 4.5kts and then someone has to climb inside to anchor then. Be patient and just head for the general area and it will all become apparent. The organisation has improved heaps since the practice days earlier in the week.
  14. That looks photoshopped or the angle of the photo makes it look askew to gunnel ????
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