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About whitepointer

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  1. I’m semi retired so don’t need to leave in the evening, so mid morning, depart Half moon bay, SW wind, Nice sail to Ponui, Chamberlins Bay, usually nice and smooth for a good nights sleep, if it’s still SW for the trip home, turn on the motor, easy 3 hr trip back to marina, if we are only going out for one night we sometimes just go to Izzy Bay, good in any wind except SE, and usually smooth once the Waiheke Ferries stop running
  2. Bought a s/s one for 3ym, hmdi in ozzy, great price and service, arrived in 4 days
  3. Rocky bay is good in E-NE winds, get ashore and bus stop is handy
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    I have a kiwi prop on a yanmar 30 with sail drive, when it starts to labour the motor going into reverse it is time to grease the prop, the center hub doesn’t like to get dry, usually after about 8months operation it needs a grease, 5 min job during a lift and wash, otherwise no issues, prop is approx 10 years old and still going well
  5. I sand blasted motor, then coated with interprotect, then wrapped in denso tape, no issues, been 7 years like that
  6. im in the HMB marina, always rinse boat off when returning, no issues so far, plus hauled out at Pine harbour bout 6 weeks back, no problem using the hose while sanding, and they encourage you to wash your work area down each day
  7. Do it your self it’s not hard, remove small Phillips screws , open and replace battery, I’ve done it twice on mine, no issues
  8. looks like a pretty robust "quirky" bit of kit
  9. Suzuki GN250, cruiser style, makes a great cheap commuter, simple, reliable and enough boogy to keep up with the traffic
  10. Have to agree with that mattm, i sailed on keelers as crew with a bit of racing aswell , i later joined Waiuku yacht club and raced a Laser, then moved up to a Finn, you sure do learn the rules quick when converging on the bottom mark in a big breeze and there is a lot of yelling for bouy room lol,
  11. Be sure to have a good read of the fine print with insurance policy, ie racing cover, wouldnt want to T bone an expensive racing yacht.
  12. Boats back in the water this arvo, have anti fouled it but it’s got lots of rough patches , I didn’t have the time to do a strip back this time, so I’m planning for a years time to do it properly, looking to do the rig at same time,
  13. Thanks all for the info, sounds like strata clean will be my choice, I’ve been on the hard at pine harbour for the week, be great to be back afloat tomorrow,
  14. 5200, 5 years on still lookin good, on advice from a boat builder at loyd Stevenson’s
  15. My antifoul is going to need a full strip back next time around, I’m not keen on manually scraping it ,I’m getting a bit old for that now, has any one on crew used Strata Clean , Auckland based abrasive blasters ?, boat is 35 foot, I had liked x foul removal guy but don’t think he does it any more
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