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  1. Thanks, that may well be correct for the hulls. Geoff only told me about the deck/cabin mould coming from Not Guilty as above - the PC and ML cabins are quite different.
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    If you can't find it, there is this one is from 2014 on the LSD FB page - https://www.facebook.com/livesaildie.official/photos/a.707829505932156/707831552598618
  3. Haha. Yeah well it was actually attached but the Martin Breaker…..broke….as we were hoisting. Then it went again after it was reattached. I have just been down to WH on a very chilly Sunday morning to fix it. A bit annoying but fortunately for us we didn’t lose much as the breeze was pretty light. All these things are newly installed so we are still figuring things out. All in all a pretty nice day out on Kaizen.
  4. Provincial Cowboy is a well known Ross 40 design yacht based in Auckland, New Zealand. The 'Mk 1' Ross 40 is a design that's part of the folklore of the NZ sailing scene of the 80's and 90's. We have lost count of the number of people who stopped by to reminisce about racing they did on PC or her sisterships. The hull and decks were built by Nautec Yachts for first owner Geoff Bagge and the two other initial owners. Her decks were the first from the mould (taken from Not Guilty) and Geoff had to wait some time after receiving the hull. Geoff fitted a typical kiwi cruiser/racer lay
  5. A few more on the wait list... Lanny Walker Radioactive chris dent Simply the best Mike Paauwe Penury Treguier David Poulpito
  6. The Landing is challenging in any significant breeze from the NW to NE, even when fully crewed. N/NE is worst. Parking is good for traiilers aside from summer weekends (there is a parking fee) but I wouldn't recommend it for a singlehander unless you are sure of the wind direction. It's fine in anything from SW-SE although you do get the odd wake rolling in. Note also in very low tides there may not be enough depth to have your keel right down at the pontoon.
  7. Nearing the Mokes in a SSANZ race in 2016. Booboo was about 200m away from us at the time...
  8. I think Kaizen will be keen
  9. If you look at the boat you can see where the tracks went along each side of the cockpit. Probably need to see it to get the gist of what was in place. Essentially it seems they ran forward on the leeward side, and it looks like there was some trickery using the tracks to keep them taut when not in use - like a curved self tacking jib track.. As the article states, the boat had quite a few radical features when first launched. Subsequently there was the big renovation that made it a bit more conventional. All well prior to it coming to NZ.
  10. From memory he also built the Wright 11m modified Shiraz design called "Navigator" and I recall he used it for navigation and sail training - circa early 1980's.
  11. Orakei is shallow, even the F15's have trouble at low tide and we used to have to lift the E5.9 keels well before the floating jetty. Agree, HMB or Westhaven. Also, experience shows it's a brave move not to take the crane out. It's all good until it isn't. Although you might be able to use a halyard (assuming you still have a mast up?).
  12. Thought I might add my 2c worth as a Ross 40 owner. The photo of Urban and Provincial Cowboy pacing each other side by side is a Gold Cup race from a couple of years ago and that mainsail on Urban was subsequently replaced with a new one. The FRO's were both new - any wrinkles were just how they looked from day one. Urban is a quick boat, especially broad reaching and running - we really noticed their extra pace with the square top main. I can't speak highly enough of the Ross 40, fantastic boat for Auckland and also a great family cruiser - albeit one with very long legs. Once yo
  13. We might actually make the start line on time for the 50. We spent a few hours sorting through all the old sails that came with the new boat last night...hoping for a bit less breeze for the 50 miler as the oldest main that we used to sail some of the 100 course went into the skip afterwards....
  14. Craig at Profile Metals in Rylock Place, Pakuranga or Brian at Steelelliotts at Half Moon Bay Marina.
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