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  1. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  10. 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)
  11. Makes me think Volvo don't care. I'm going to repower sometime in the next year.
  12. 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.
  13. Bona-fide cruisers should be allowed to come in for cyclone season from the pacific and sea time is quarantine. These are their homes we're talking about, tell them to just throw them away? I don't think so. Plus our economy needs the money.
  14. Something big that require revs / centrifugal force is the prop, and one blade sticking will obviously cause balance issues. I actually wondered if you had a bucket wrapped on the prop. If it was a shaft, something caught on it. But you're saildrive. I know you're in selected neutral but I wonder if your Morse control or cables needs adjustment and the gearbox is actually engaged or part anyway. So I would start at looking at the prop when it's doing it, disconnect the cables and check the gear select position and after that if that says nothing, start thinking about gearbox to damper pl
  15. We always stop at the Cavalli islands, several anchorage spots depending on wind direction, you can always hop into mahinepua if it's too west or windy. Flax seeds marking our usual spots. The Eastern side is nice if there's been a SW for a few days and the swell is down. Whangaroa harbour is a jewel and a destination suitable for all weather, you just anchor where it's pretty in one of four arms. The must not miss is the walk from Lane cove up to the dukes nose. About 30 minutes and involves a climb up a well set up rock face with handrail. Quite luxurious now, it used to be a chain
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