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  1. I've crewed on Grand prix New Cal to Brisbane, sailed on Riada II to the islands twice and done 10s of thousands of miles in Riada locally and to and from the Pacific. I think L D was one of our greatest designers, a sad day indeed.
  2. Two mates moved out of Davidson 28s and built Brass Tacks and Navaho, Strong Akarana members, coruba cruising series etc. . I think Bill Clark build BT.
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    Boat rage

    How many times have you seen powerboats doing 10 to 20 knots into ramps or channels, 50 times this year alone so far? I have. The guy in the dinghy lost his rag over fizz boat wankers who just haven't happened to have killed anyone yet ,so they think they're sweet.
  4. I really feel for you Jeff, I hope it all works out. I will make one comment though and that is that the stop at minerva reef zeros your time at sea to whatever time that it takes to get to NZ. Thats because of the possibility of cross boat contact at an anchorage , whether it happened or not. Usually we take 5 days and you'll probably be quicker. So they will be counting that for sure and from what I hear you need 11 days at sea to be able to quarantine on board. I suspect that is what has happened.
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    Good idea?

    Great info thanks.TNT is in Kerikeri now since late 18, I was on board having a look a couple of weeks ago and we were at the owners house on Sunday. He has the drawings and she's listed as #92. We were discussing the other one, I saw her in that shed more Henderson way a few years ago it's a storage facility for boats. I don't know the name.
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    Good idea?

    Same as The Night Train?
  7. It does seem odd. There were some rain squalls that day, I was driving Keri to Akl so maybe a good ole smack down off Bream head, not that I recall what the wind direction was.
  8. Another good point thanks YE. I need to do the same next year myself, sick of chasing parts and paying usurous prices for a 30 year old motor. I have a friend who bought a D 28 for 14 k a year ago, seems fine. But there's no way you get the OP boats inventory including a basically new motor for the extra 10 k. I'd negotiate a little perhaps based on inspection but also be prepared to just pay it and go sailing , job done. In the meantime there's other people who've looked at the same boat no doubt thinking coulda woulda shoulda in a few months.
  9. Thankyou BP. Insulting the seller with a cynically low offer is not a great way forward , especially when the object is worth the asking price. We're used to seeing boats and cars and houses historically in a buyers market. Here's an idea, houses are not at the moment. Cars are not at the moment, who would have expected a buoyant new and second hand car market. And brokers are short of stock at the top end in the boat market. We might be about to see some trickle down.
  10. Yes those are much better responses from BOI GUY and Tamure, it just gets my goat this dealer making a generalisation like that. The list of historical work and fit out looks good. Better than just good really.
  11. The dealer is talking rubbish. D28 is a great boat, all the earlier boats had timber tops. Random fact :Ronaki was the boat used to take the cabin mould off.
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    Can it be seen from the road?
  13. At Taipa? That's where I saw that boat or its twin back, back in another life, another world,like Christmas plus or minus.(Background looks wrong)
  14. Makes me think Volvo don't care. I'm going to repower sometime in the next year.
  15. Any news? Don't tell me, Volvo has seen the video and said gosh, that's serious, we'll get there with a van and 2 men to solve this problem immediately.
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