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  1. Bad Kitty

    apache cat

    Was always a beautiful boat, and now it's even better.
  2. Marine salvage laws have never said that if you put a line on something on a beach it's yours. But I guess if you want to pay to salvage a useless steel sculpture from an Auckland beach you could give it a go!
  3. Bad Kitty

    Luna Rossa

    Awww crap, Clissold will be beside himself with excitement. Another summer of drunken ramblings from the soapbox about all that unnecessary weight all us Neanderthals are carting around.
  4. I'm not sure it's the catastrophe some are thinking? It's a few ferry movements, from what are pretty good operators. Is it really that big a deal to wait a few minutes now & again for a ferry to berth? Flame away!
  5. Yep that's what we've got. I'm just struggling with the idea of dealing with cock-ups with using the same track as the main, getting the main right down & then going in over the top etc. etc.
  6. And the picture yourself in x conditions? 50 knots, 6 metre seas? trying to get the trysail in the track over the main? Not sure that's entirley practical, but I guess it depends a lot on what you conditions you think you may be sailing in? Although that's not always the same thing as the conditions you end up sailing in.
  7. Sail, enjoy, ignore sexist bullshit? Treat it as the dumb arse bullshit that it is.
  8. Jeez Fish, how long have you got? Unless you're paranoid about weight then e glass & epoxy is fine, carbon is lighter but you can get too clever on panels & they will suffer pressure damage from a knee or foot. On lower tech things that us mere mortals sail, unlike foiling beasts etc. then carbon more comes into it's own when you get to beams, rudders & stuff that needs lots of layers of glass, or much lighter layups of carbon. 1 layer of carbon or 1 layer of e glass on a flat panel is hardly worth the difference. No, you can get by without a vacuum pump, but if you can scroun
  9. Well very generous of you Philstar to suspend the Collision Regs for anyone that can't be stuffed following them, however they do actually serve a purpose. If the snot nose brats in the dinghy had blown past even a few metres away, probably no one would give a sh*t, but showing off at less than a metre away some people rightfully get irritated. So I guess the said brats are on a path to learning when you can be a dick & when it sometimes pays to use a bit of discretion. I think for me it took about 40 years, they might be more mature & come right faster?
  10. Ooops, sh*t, just slipped further down the waiting list for the Man O War yacht club membership didn't I? Gotta remember to think before talking!
  11. I would have thought it's pretty simple, if you don't like reading that crap, don't open it?
  12. As for a "black schooner", if you're limiting yourself to half a boat that's a pretty cool 1/2!
  13. Yep out of the Production Cats I'd say, Outremer then Catana. Seawind are well built & sail ok but no boards hurts them badly upwind.
  14. Performance & Fontaine don't belong in the same sentence sorry. Nor "build quality" & Fontaine.
  15. I don't like what I'm reading, who can I blame for my dumbarse self engaging in pointless interweb bullshit yet again?
  16. Cule will make a custon one, in Henderson, talk to Clive
  17. We've got one on Bad Kitty, as said, it heats the hot water cylinder, so it's not like a califont. But love it, and if you're doing it then I'd add a heater or two, makes the boat warm & dry in the wet or winter.
  18. Fitted the second carbon head. That's this much more Mt Gay with no weight penalty. Gotta be a win!
  19. FFS Splat, I think a lot of us would prefer that it wasn't laid out in black & white like that! Easier to pretend that it isn't that much if Splat doesn't do a damn spreadsheet!
  20. Just sorting out Fiji charts & have some spares, free to a good home if you're headed there soon? 1673 1682 750 1673
  21. We were there Pal, even if you don't see us we see you!
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