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Bad Kitty

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  1. Defining what you really want is important. If sailing is important then it limits your options somewhat. If a cat doesn’t have boards it will struggle to point upwind. And if you want boards the options are again more limited. I’d have a Seawind over a lot of the European production cats, most of which are very charter, floating apartment oriented. At least the Seawinds were designed & built to sail, although they are also quite charted boat oriented. As mentioned, Fusion 40 are a good all rounder. Also some of the Schionnings are great boats, but not production so you’d have to ch
  2. This is a question for your broker or insurance co. With all due respect no one here can answer this, but they can. Our insurance policy needs an inspection, but yours? And how often? Only they can tell you.
  3. Yep what he said. Anyone that thinks that going with pyro or electronics exclude the other option needs to take a deep breath. When you’re in a desperate situation the more options available the better. Electronics are getting better all the time, and we have AIS MOB’s on lifejackets. Great for rescuing your own crew, or if another vessel is within about 5 miles. Useless if the mothership sinks & there’s no one else around. And EPIRB’s on board. Awesome, except sometimes they don’t work. So I still wouldn’t go out without flares. Easiest thing to see from a helicopter? flare or ora
  4. Just under 6 litres/nautical mile, about 140 litres an hour. But same l/nm from something like 18 knots to 30 knots. Awesome boats, Roger Hill designed, mostly Pachoud built. If you ever go to the dark side this is the way to do it!
  5. Thanks Bondage Guy, forgot about that,
  6. One of my favourite boats in the world, but not a monohull, not jets, ummm? Ta though, hadn't realised it was back on the market.
  7. Try & ignore your aversion to power boats for a minute, I'm looking for a monohull launch, around 50 foot, twin jet powered, capable of 25 + knots that I can use to film some wake shots of for a couple of days. Anyone seen anything aroaund lately? Rum or other suitable rewards for a successful tip off! Ta,
  8. One of the other issues, other than all the good points above, is that if it's been damaged, it's really hard to fix well. And even harder to tell how well it's been fixed.
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    The Yanmar engines have been good, but not the SD40 saildrives. Terrible dealer support for a well recognised problem, and never really sorted. I’d look hard for an alternative, given that you know the dealer won’t back them up.
  10. Well that wasn't very exciting? Nothing sailing yet?
  11. Yeah I guess you can service a decent loan for the price of a marina & the increased costs of maintenance on a boat living in the water.
  12. If they had known how good you are with technology they may have been a little more reluctant!
  13. My insurance company paid out on the great rib massacre last year. Number of claims must be getting up now though.
  14. Lot's of sanctimonious pri#*s on here showing how gracious they are, having never made a mistake or had a mechanical failure in their life before. Makes me feel like I'm part of a very special community here.
  15. I'd like to say that's mean, but I can't get up off the floor laughing!
  16. https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/106959267/90m-mooring-extension-for-cruise-ships-proposed-for-aucklands-queens-wharf
  17. Places like AES & maybe General Marine sell a thing like a flexible screwdriver with the hose clamp size socket permanently on the end. Works in really shitty locations & round mild bends, saves a lot of skin.
  18. Hate to be rude KM but that shot of the guy sailing the Contender looks pretty physical for a man of your shape age ability weight, f&*k what's the polite way to say this?
  19. Is there anyone on this forum that actually thinks that their yacht can take repeated crash gybes in high winds without having a problem? Other than the odd wharram or prout with a table cloth sized main maybe?
  20. Let's stick with the drugs & stolen boats story?
  21. Haha! Ok so that shows how well they sail then, 50 knots, deep reefed mail & 10-13 knots!
  22. Thanks guys, need to stay away from public ramps, I'll check out Mt Rex. Ta,
  23. I don't think it had any sail up. Instrument shots showed 50 knots & 10-13 knot boat speed. Wind about 170 apparent. Even that block of flats would probably have been doing 10-12 with no sail up.
  24. Anyone know of a private launching area into the Kaipara Harbour? Needs to be capable of taking a triple axle trailer, about 6 tonne all up. Big 4WD tractor will be there also so it doesn't need to be immaculate. Privacy is very important, and we'd like a decent tide window, so a bit more water than some of the estuaries up there would be nice. PM's please, bottle of something nice for a referral that works out?
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