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  1. Just a slight correction Suguru came and worked on our farm for a year from Okinawa about ten years ago. He now owns and operates this NZ style F&C shop in Naha Sells deep fried battered Hoki and chips plus other Okinawean dishes
  2. 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
  3. Adrian, I thought the idea of a cat was that they redundancies built in ie two boats strapped together
  4. 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
  5. Keel fell off apparently Lookedlike this a little later
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yes fully justified
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. That looks photoshopped or the angle of the photo makes it look askew to gunnel ????
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. I’ve found that AutoStop always seem to be able to match for me (no association)
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Jon

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Jean Le Cam is showing sailing smart is more important than foils, at this point anyway.
  23. 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
  24. 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
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