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  1. FWIW: Soft foot was our problem. We replaced old and worn Yanmar mounts with R&D and struggled to get the shaft aligned, it turned out to be bent. Got a new one made by Marine Propulsion who did an awesome job. Getting rid of soft foot was a mission, we discovered it by putting a feeler gauge between the bottom (resting) nut of the mount and engine bracket. As for the mount.. R&D on Yanmar seems to be a bad idea. Idling had to be increased to stop the engine shaking vigorously. Many forums mentioned they had to revert to proper Yanmar mounts to get rid of this shaking at idle.
  2. Multihulls capsize, which does cause a lot of damage on them. Also past history of home built boats all built very differently and not to any standard. Tris are less known in the sailing world and racing ones have exposed many risks. Only recently we have the likes of Neel Trimarans that are a proper production boat.
  3. Only reason he need this is to keep on the berth in Tauranga until he gets it up to a mooring in AKL. Everyone will insure a monohull which has one fast route to Davey Jones if holed, Tris will float always
  4. A fellow multihull owner is trying to get insurance coverage for a 40ft Trimaran, is struggling to find someone who take on his Trimaran. Its a Searunner 40. Anyone know who would?
  5. Both have features that are ideal. I am leaning towards a fast cruiser. Noelex: can go shallow draft, can tow home off season, possibly much faster and just roomy enough. Raven 31: good accomodation for size, inboard with sdrive, good cockpit layout, possibly much better for single handing, more family friendly.
  6. Do have specific requirements but would see what is out there.
  7. That sounds like a reasonable approach. Just something for sellers to be aware of, that they may be left with gelcoat crazing/cracking if surveyed to this level. If hit hard, all gelcoat will crack, sinkers are the biggest culprits . How does a Polyurethane painted boat fare, is hammer tapping done on them too.
  8. Yeah 2 coats of primer is needed. It looks to be Japanese version of propspeed, identical I think. https://propellercoat.co.nz/propeller-coat-product.php Instructions are same as for propspeed. Expose the metal and clean it off any grease and dust, apply 2 coats of 2 pot primer, 3 minutes apart. Let it dry and apply top coat which looks like silicone. The kit comes with every item needed for the job, 250 ml did 2 x 3 blade volvo propellers as in picture.
  9. FYI we are trying a propspeed substitute called propeller coat from Japan. Sourced it from paint traders for ok price. Seemed to be easy enough to apply adhering to time between coats, but Will know in 12 months time if it held out.
  10. 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
  11. Marina berths with boat lifts could be a win win: https://hi-tide.com/product/yacht-lifts/
  12. That’s more like it. But Maybe there is some special trade happening in
  13. 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
  14. 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.
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