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Wild727 last won the day on September 19 2015

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  1. Correct KM. Modern epoxies dont need etch (in fact they preffer not to have it as they are designed to stick to bare metal/alloy) Resenes Industrial 440 is magic but does require top coating. If you go with a "standard" 2K finish from automotive sector you will save youself a heap of dramas. Dont go to hard topcoats as they will chip too easily and are not easy to "touch up". This way, if you have any dramas in the future it can be fixed without beeing a major. If you get stuck give me a call on 0274 960 649
  2. Woop woop!!! Working hard at work to make it to this one... Chances are good that Doggo will be there!
  3. This is what happens when crew takes over.... Hotdogger missing Sail number 4812 Ross 930
  4. Hotdogger going up fully (s)crewed and poor Wild is staying tied up for this one... Really looking forward to the weekend! It's aways a great weekend even if you don't make it all the way up and pull in to Kawau and start drinking with the rest of the retirees!!!
  5. Yeah... Andrew is "old school" could find you a fax number somewhere In the meantime you can get hold of him on 022 159 2492 or andrewh@sailiq.co.nz Does all sorts of stuff! Including sails!!!
  6. Noneed to worry about the marina. All sorted thanks to Richmond Yacht Club! Last year there was a few ribs from Marsden Cove that would escort you through the channel as you arrive! Helpfull as there are sand banks all around... Awesome set up!!!!
  7. Very cool weekend for SoloIQ! Huge thanks to Sail IQ and Charlie for organising a Mothership ☺ Race report is simple: Start with a spinnaker wrap, allowing the fleet to get away and find soft patches, and then do about 746 gybes to avoid getting stuck (for hours on end)! Lots of confused looks from the big boat crews as you sail past them... Get to the finish, cross and than realize that there is a whole flotilla behind you ☺ Wicked after match function! Barbecue and drinks till 6:30am short sleep and another barbecue for breakfast! Awesome bunch of guys, camaraderie is remarkable. St
  8. "Friday finish" being loosely said as at 3kts N we will be lucky to finish before Valentines day! Although, powers to be advised that there will be a party regardless of what time we finish... Whats the cut off time for the race?
  9. So.... Im back from the overseas travels! Who is coming out for a night play at Kawau? I hear i missed out on a fantastic weekend down bottom end of Waiheke... And while you are at it, spare a thought for Route1. Last years race was a slog up hill with not enough wind to finish the race for some of us... Im really looking forward to see what this year brings...
  10. Wild won't be there... Owner/skipper (and general fuckwit) enjoying Central America. Although, being away from the boat for this long is creating some anxiety issues...
  11. Well, work has been nuts and I had no time for play! What a race! Light patches with nice blows in between. I made a huge mistake going too far to the Rangi shore and had to battle from there... Luckily for me fleet was becalmed by the Northern Leading and I managed to catch up (and park) with everyone. Run to the finish turned in to another park up and a subsequent beat... After towing Riccardo off of the putty at the entrance to the river and a "quick" motor to BBYC we had yet another spectacular prizegiving! Thanks to BBYC and all the volunteers as well as the sponsors! Magic motor hom
  12. On the other hand 38 boats!!!!! in words of our friend H'n'H: " yippie-kayey motherf@kers!!!!!" See you all at the start!!!!
  13. Just a minor question... Regarding the maths this time... 15nm course (more less) and 4 hours to do it means 4.3kts average which will be rather hard in a 23ft boat with 3-5kts of breeze to play with... What are the chances (and or likelyhood) of shortening the course on the day?
  14. Looks like a few boats are planning to go up the river for the prizegiving! It feels like it's been far too long between the races in this series! Or my workload has something to do with it... Looking forward to "church" on Sunday ☺ Although, I will do my very best not to be late for the start this year! Who else is motoring to Motukorea? Mass starts 1pm
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