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  1. I should really get some pictures of cracks that are more concerning, where there are no voids. The boat has been surveyed before, never had these issues. GRP experts will tell you that polyester substrate shrinks over time, and in some areas you will get those tiny voids with no issues with the substrate. None of those cracks have revealed moisture or substrate issue. Gelcoat is a fragile layer, try taking a metal hammer to it all over the boat and you will know, that is why Work boats and ferries are mostly constructed of metal as they can take the wear. By taking in water I mean w
  2. Marina berths with boat lifts could be a win win: https://hi-tide.com/product/yacht-lifts/
  3. That’s more like it. But Maybe there is some special trade happening in
  4. Agree there are some voids but you get that in older well used boats. This boat has been in charter before, so did get a few bruises. These chips are on non structural areas, no reason to be hammering away in these spots. There are other areas with new chips as well. It is only cosmetic but does devalue the boat, and possibly let water in. I cannot understand the rationale behind so much unnecessary hammering on what can be a fragile surface. I would expect the Surveyer to do some research on boats there are called to inspect, its design and construction method. There are other exam
  5. A sample of damage shown in images
  6. Thought to bring to attention, and seek advice on gelcoat damage on our boat caused by intensive survey. The boat has been through 2 surveys and starting to show the damage. Even though our boat seems to be solidly built in GRP with no inside lining the Surveyer was intent on finding delamination by using a metal hammer to tap it out. Surely in this day and age they could do this without having to resort this brutal method. The last Surveyer was carrying it out for MOSS, which means they would have been using methods used on ferries , where as leisure craft are built a lot lighter.
  7. After many years serving the family with awesome holidays Straycat is finally for sale. Its a catamaran that ticks pretty much all the boxes, a very easy to manage boat. Does need a little cosmetic TLC but functionally turn key ready. We have a listing option with a broker as well. Currently have only listed it in FB but the broker will be going to market soon. The inventory and details file is too large to attach here, but I can send through directly. Feel free to make contact for questions or viewing. snsharma@xtra.co.nz https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/760593311275
  8. Those little plastic dinghys are soo buoyant, lethal.
  9. Here is a take on how boat owners could recoup their marina space and costs... Marinas with well presented boats give a certain appeal and nautical character to a city. The boat owner bears the cost and burden of creating this scene for the city. We just need a legal representation to claim compensation But anyway, NZ has such a huge coastline, why dont Panuku or council take non-boating ammenities elsewhere, instead of encroaching and almost punishing the AKL boatie
  10. Hello, Looks like Westhaven are looking to raise their rates soon. So instead of offering a break in such challenging times they are charging ahead with scheduled yearly increases. Looking at items they want to invest in, there are some that will be used by public as well, why should berth holders fund these. I reckon Auckland Council should freeze work on "nice to have" projects until the economy recovers. I wonder if they are obliged to get a buy-in from berth holders, before investing in projects?
  11. The store is starting to look a little empty, however much more to sell still. I am told that Everything is 30% less rrp now. Boaties love to browse through boat bits, so I feel there still is good market for a marine superstore like SC, and I am not talking about store with low cheap/quality goods
  12. From experience yanmar impellers are hard wearing, on sail boats with lesser engine use they should last a few hundred hours easily. I have had to recon the pump before issues with impeller. However I carry few spare impellers for 3gm30.
  13. Could not find a quantifiable reason for the rise. It states due to improvements and extensions. Does it mean berth holders have to fund the extension, and improvements. If so then do we get to decide to what extent we want the extension carried out!! Also once these works have been paid for do the rates reduce!! Renters and berth holders need some clarity on the rise.
  14. Spoke to a guy at Sandspit who was scrubbing barnacles off his launch. He was most disappointed with W&F Warpaint, 6 months and had a lot of growth!! His comment "Expensive mistake". I guess others may have had better results?
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