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Bad Kitty

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  1. Lot's of these issues should start with a debate on population numbers for NZ. But they won't.
  2. Yep, not much info in some of these posts that relates to privately owned yachts, I’ve tried really hard, with a pretty open mind on budget, and can’t make electric drives seem viable for Bad Kitty.
  3. Picked up a spinnaker bag between Motuihe & Browns Island Saturday PM. Let me know if you want to pick it up, Castor Bay
  4. Crystal ball gazing; There will be talk from Dalton of UK, Dubai, Easter Island, etc. etc. Tanties from NZ public, NZ marine industry, NZ Govt. NZ Govt will up the cash input, Cup back in Auckland. Probably take 3 months for that to play out.
  5. Hope & kindness Fogg, don't forget the kindness.
  6. A lot of well known boats have been on the bottom. Nothing wrong with a good pickling! But I agree it's a big project. Someone may well learn that a boats hull is the easy & cheap bit.
  7. Who have we lost now SJB? It's a tough time alright.
  8. Tonga boats are tired & not really well maintained. Whitsunday boats were much better, and it's really nice cruising there. No bare boat charters in Fiji, has to have a Fiji skipper. I think there's bare boat in New Cal, but the waters a fair bit cooler than Fiji or Tonga!
  9. Yep we're running that mod. It's helps, but doesn't overcome the inherently sh*t design.
  10. I still remember your dipstick shooting out of the engine bay at Barrier!
  11. No I've actually been doing the calcs on the 30/SD25 myself. The SD20's & 25's have a great reputation. Dog clutch, no frickin cone clutches! It's definitely an option.
  12. I wish! But yep, it's still worth it.
  13. Yep but no, the carbon rudders are the lowest point, no sitting on the beach for us!
  14. It's not about the money. I want reliability, the boat is very well maintained, but the SD40's need the cone clutches lapping, sometimes after 200 hours, sometimes after 50. That's not an acceptable situation for me. I'd rather spend the money up front, and not have to worry that it won't last the xmas period.
  15. Hiya Fogg, I've heard of issues with the SD60's also, at very low hours too. And my big issue is that Yanmar NZ have proven that they won't stand by their product, so that's the deal breaker for me.
  16. Thanks Fish, that's great,
  17. Yep SD 20’s are fine, everything bigger from Yanmar is junk. And yes, changing the drive system is somewhat involved. But I know what’s involved, I’ve run the crap SD40’s for 14 years, and I’m happy to spend the money. Wheels I don’t see any diesel over electric systems that offer an advantage over more conventional drives at present. Thanks for the input all, I do appreciate it.
  18. Thanks everyone, this is great info, and just what I'm looking for. IT I'll give you a call re the Nanni/Beta comparison, interesting. Thanks, keep it coming, really helpful
  19. Ok open the popcorn. we’re changing the 40hp Yanmars in Bad Kitty. I want similar horsepower, but we’re going V drives & shafts. what experience has any of you had, good or bad, with various engines? I really like the Yanmar engines, their sail drives are sh*t & the won’t stand by them, but the engines are great. So they are probably the front runners. But it’s a chance to look around though, and see what options we have. Lombardinis are a lot lighter, but I don’t know much about them? and with the greatest of respect, if you don’t have genuine techn
  20. I'd talk to Henleys. henleyspropellers.com
  21. 3 suggestions, get a survey, get a survey, and lastly, get a survey. No matter how good it looks, no matter how many receipts he's got, etc. etc.
  22. Imagine that, sharks in the ocean! Why don't they fcuk off back home, wherever that is?
  23. Don't think so, but I've got a pretty short attention span, so that's me. I'm happy that what we've got works, & that wouldn't for us. Happy Xmas
  24. OK NZ's 2nd race not so slick! Problems early on with the boat maybe?
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