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  1. Jon

    Etnz boat 2

    Interesting that the 3 challenging skippers where asked last Friday evening about the soft mains and all agreed that they wished they were solid wings
  2. Still looks sailable to me Better heading may have been “Inexperienced Sailor is is lifted off a yacht because the wind blew” I’m probably being a bit unfair but this is what it looks like from my armchair
  3. As stated above go in low, I’d start at 15k, (you make money when you buy not sell) And get a survey, not unusual to negotiate down when a few small problems are found.
  4. I’ve found that AutoStop always seem to be able to match for me (no association)
  5. The dearest boat is usually the cheapest in the long run. If you spend 10k over the odds on a good boat all you are doing is paying up front for less hassles down the track. Just get it surveyed as long as the ply has been looked after which will show up in the survey, plenty of glass of that age that is stuffed and cutting and scarfing in new isn’t that hard however delaminates spongy glass may not be easily fixed Brokers doesn’t want you to buy a cheap boat as it not worth his time to do the deal, just as much work for him in a 10k sale as a 100k sale
  6. In reality two split pins are just as strong as one in practice I prefer pins with a shoulder You should never use a Clevis pin any where that it’s loose enough to work
  7. Jon

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Jean Le Cam is showing sailing smart is more important than foils, at this point anyway.
  8. 2 to 3m odd one larger but hard to know size of yacht to get a reference would be my pick, looks more like high winds than seas
  9. Just seen this I’ve been here and done this. Go west young man, As BP says you will learn what you need as you go and meet plenty with less experience/expertise along the way. Must haves in my opinion - Irridium Go, AIS and secondary battery charging System Nice to have watermaker we meet a couple in there fifties that were circumnavigating in a 1250. they had picked it up from the factory and where in French Poly when we saw them. Time wise we left Canaries 20th November, 18 days to Antigua, 6 days Panama to Galapagos, 17 days Galapagos to Marquises all the rest
  10. Beers open so must be close
  11. Rocky has to be great value (read “or near offer“ he’s bought another.) If cost of ownership is an issue then get someone to go halves or thirds ?
  12. Jon


    Nothing hard about me But if you already have heat pump and it’s working I’d leave it unless your based south However if one of our units stopped working and I was head to fiordland for a season or two then I’d puta diesel heater in. As for Fuel consumption our genset burns supposedly 1ltr per hour and that’s Charging batteries, heating water, making water, coffee, bread and warming the cabin
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    We don’t run it for long, offshore heading south we just ran the genset when we were cooking dinner maybe an hour With a couple of units going, just to take the chill off cruising around northern nz we may run it during the evening at anchor With the boat closed up, the biggest thing is the boat stays dry so feels warm. If we wake to frost on the decks we just run the coffee machine and heat pump for half an hour. If your down around that crack that splits the country in half or south I’d go for a diesel heater I delivered a big new Swan back from the islands and it had a d
  14. Jon

    Coastal 2020

    Just ran some models, if your not in a V65 your going to arrive the next day and in the daylight for a lot
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    We have AC also and use that for heating in winter 3 of our units are reversible, 1 one is cooling only
  16. https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi6gICcwaHsAhWEF3IKHc-GCaQQFjAAegQIBhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bunnings.co.nz%2Fvuplex-plastic-pvc-cleaner-200g_p1280250&usg=AOvVaw1w5PvLpKGXuuZ2KVf0rfz1 this is what I was recommending, and seems to work great https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi5rLHDwaHsAhUNU30KHQMZCaQQwqsBMAJ6BAgSEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKkl5g9SNK4Y&usg=AOvVaw26MkLzjsZ9RG6vFmYfuj22
  17. Wind is going to go left so I’m picking he’s trying to get as far west as he can before it swings. That should get him cracking sheets all the way across the BOP
  18. Courses will be setup at Midday. All but one will have 4 yachts marking the corners with long tubular orange inflatable socks hoisted up the rig. Spectators will not be allowed Inside this box. Also the whole area will have a 5 knot speed limit
  19. I think people’s attitudes will change when they see two yachts match racing at 50kts on a narrow track close to land
  20. Can’t say I had the same experience when it came to claim time
  21. Maybe need to talk to Itgotknotme, if he brings in heavy stuff from the US there could be lots of room above it for some PT11 kits in the container ? We all seem to be agreed that the PT is the best looking design to date.
  22. Clipper has some crowd that cut the last one he did for a bottle of rum, he said it saved heaps of sanding as panels came out spot on. Just need the cad plans now, if we did a few would really help with sourcing materials etc. Interested in how the panels are joined if the dinghy s more than a ply sheet long, if you want 6mm ply do you cut the panels from 3mm and stagger the join and glue the two to make 6mm ? or just join on a bulkhead and glass together with a beveled edge ?
  23. Been talking to Clipper we are thinking about doing something similar to the PT11 he wants the nesting and I’m keen on the fixed get the panels cut then do the rest ourselves set them up so they take a laser radial rig
  24. The highlander 11 could work, I like the centre board setup, one more thing that can’t fall out, with a laser type rig it would work. This would be my first build so the PT11 looked ideal, not that I’ve never built anything, I’ve built three houses from scratch and renovated or extended many so competent carpenter more than boat builder But everyone starts with their first one I guess
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