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44forty last won the day on October 12 2020

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  1. And aah , I did the above for inspection and they didn’t get inspected after a sleepless night hoping the new main would would pass !
  2. It’s actually a valid safety measure for most of the pacific and Caribbean plus med where there are small airstrips/airports often right on the shoreline with little or no air traffic control . Super yachts hang around these sorts of places waiting for guests or dropping them off . most owners wouldn’t give a rats whether the light was on or off or even up there .
  3. Had to change the bulb in one of those 3 times over the course of 6 months . Feckin scary job , 160ft mast with a 7ft wand on top with the masthead light on top of that wand . bosuns chair was crudely tied to my waist with sail ties so I could climb up onto masthead with it still stuck to my ass . Before climbing up you have to hang by one hand onto the wand and pull enough halyard out of the exit to allow you to stand up on the masthead . once up there and standing on a space just big enough for two feet you had to reach above your head at maximum stretch to unscrew the r
  4. It was a rugged night last night . northwest to southerly change with mondo thunder squalls
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    Just found this pic of it racing the Shaw 9 “Karma police “ in Norway
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    Boat Names

    Desiderata and Desiderata ll. Have seen at least 15 boats called that
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    Boat Names

    Yeah working on it ...got told off by the missus actually for only thinking up rude names for the boat . Cant keep original name as it’s already registered with another boat which buggers up getting a PHRF ....might call it “Karen fatuwoke”
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    Boat Names

    Great boat name right there !
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    Boat Names

    There’s a tinny up here called “bin laden” can’t get more with the times than that . in the owners defence , there is an image of a snapper tail poking out of a fish bin
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    Birdsall Plans

    There was one in Opua with a ginormous sugar scoop , dunno if it was stainless though
  12. That’s excellent to hear gappy . I will retract my comment
  13. Did the same someone buy a Ross 930 recently ? Would be interesting to see an open chequebook campaign unfold with one of those . You bought deep purple and I’m staying home now ! We don’t like coming 2nd all the time , dunno why we bother
  14. There’s only a few enormous cats out there with code 0 and one of them is sailed by drunken nipples that do inconsiderate sh*t sometimes
  15. A boat at our club just got a bulb done at skellerns . $5.50 per kg if you supply lead or $10.50 kg if they supply lead
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