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  1. And might I add to congratulating you in picking up this boat. She was on my short list but eventually thought she'd be too much boat for me to handle. I was intrigued however by the Google search I did which resulted in a UK bus! There must be a story behind her name and please do share when you discover it. I'm not sure if you've done so but the Multihull Yacht Club has a Facebook page, you might find someone who knows the boat there. Cheers, Dave
  2. By the way, love the F36/39 and would appreciate a photo of her please. I had a good hard look at one in Sydney last year but had to pass once it had been surveyed. I'm assuming you built your boat, if so, much respect! I've had a look at the Ravenswing and Fram blogs and know that there's no way I could undertake such a massive project. How far around the world have you been? I'm guessing you are stuck here in NZ, I suppose there are worse places to weather this Covid 19 storm. Cheers, Dave
  3. Sorry for the delay, first time trying to post photos so struggling a bit... Here's a before And here she is currently, not quite ready to go sailing but nearly!
  4. Morning Chris, sorry I should have updated the title of this thread, I ended up buying a project boat in Kerikeri in September last year. Still ongoing but getting closer to going sailing, this virus thingy hasn't helped progress! I appreciate you getting in touch though, and good luck with your boat, trimarans are a niche market as I found out... Cheers, Dave
  5. I'd imagine she'd be dotted with a few 50 cals around the place for 'nuisance' defense (small boats etc.) I doubt she'd be fitted with a proper CIWS like Phalanx or Goalkeeper as they're pretty dear (but extremely effective.) As a force multiplying platform if she was deployed to an area of conflict she'd have a picket of frigate sized or larger warships looking after her and providing layered defense; the first casualty of any conflict would be the ships like the Aotearoa as they enable the fleet to fight. In addition, she'd carry at least one, if not two Seasprite helicopters, which have
  6. If I am on yours it won't be an issue, I'm off to haul the boat tomorrow. If it was yours, thanks! Cheers, Dave
  7. Sorted, thanks all. Katie at the WBC was most accommodating and the boat is now hanging off mooring No 60 at the Northern end. Not yours is it Kick? Booboo, I do like the area, I live in Orewa so it's nice and handy. I'm getting a new mooring dropped in November hopefully up at the Northern end of the Stillwater field, apparently I'll be able to wade out to the boat at low tide but at least I've got somewhere to park it. Be good to catch up when the dust has settled, I'll probably be joining the SBC, are you a member? Cheers, Dave
  8. Thanks all, appreciate the advice and suggestions. Events have conspired to slide my transit to Auckland by a week or so, I'm hoping that I won't need a mooring now, straight to the haulout for me. I'm hopefully getting one dropped in the Weiti in mid November in the Stillwater field, fingers crossed. Cheers, Dave
  9. Thanks also Fish, tried Mariner Marine in Ch. Underwritten by Vero so no guesses as to the response.
  10. Thanks Veladare, I tried Bill at the Marina Shop but he met with no success unfortunately. Nice of him to try on my behalf though. Used the magic search and found a crowd in Hastings that had "trimaran" as part of their advertising spiel. Again, nope. Don't trust the Googles people... Thanks Tiger, you've nailed it with the tri averse aspect of all this malarkey. I don't think I'm being unreasonable in what I want the insurance for but I'm finding the "yeah, nah" responses a bit disheartening. For me the biggest worry I have is total loss, I'm happy to wear damage etc. from using
  11. Thanks Paul (assuming that's right), I've tried Bailey's with no luck unfortunately. I'm currently waiting on Chris at Marsh to see how he gets on. It seems as though the relative!y small number of multis, and particularly trimarans, has an adverse effect on the risk assessment for the type of boat proportionally. It would be beneficial if the industry would identify the particular risk for insuring a multi so I could exclude it. As an example, I've told all the brokers I've spoken to that I'm happy to exclude capsize and breakage if that helps, I just want cover for things like theft, fi
  12. Thanks guys, I'll give Katie a bell. I'll also try further up the Weiti as I'm hopefully hauling the boat up at Fusion on the 28th Oct. BP, thanks for the offer, may be that I can find enough rope! Cheers, Dave
  13. Hi all, I'm looking for a temporary mooring for a 9.2m trimaran drawing 0.5m from around 19th to the 28th Oct. Ideally in the Weiti River but will take anything that might be out there. Thanks in advance, Dave
  14. So, I've managed to find myself a trimaran but am struggling to find anyone to provide insurance. Apparently Vero don't underwrite trimarans anymore. Any suggestions please? Cheers, Dave
  15. She was on TM towards the beginning of the year, but not sure if the boat was sold. Given my run of luck lately I'd say she probably has.
  16. So...I've had an 'interesting' few months in my tri search. Not good. Does anyone know what happened to Hyper? I'm back to square one so all options are on the table. (Except the B33 on TM, no offense!!) Dave
  17. Hi Greg, thanks for your reply, your boat looks lovely and I really like the colour scheme, reminds me of an Italian sports car...nice. Those Aussie tris (Trilogy, Hasta la Vista) are pretty tasty looking aren't they? Seem to be out and out race boats though and that's intimidating for me, whilst I'm keen to get into a bit of casual racing (if there's such a thing) I reckon those boats would be a real handful for a multi noob like me. Plus the upkeep of the go fast gear I suspect would be pretty dear. The F36 is more to my liking, and with the price drop she's on my radar now. I can
  18. Thanks, and boom! https://www.popyachts.com/trimaran-sailboats-for-sale/contour-34-sc-trimaran-in-lahaina-hawaii-r1-119494
  19. Thanks IT, that's the boat. That site isn't marvellous though, the POP Yachts site has better piccies. How do you post links as you did above please? Dave
  20. Thanks Greg, I'd seen the massive price drop on the F36, 80K! Makes you wonder what that was all about. It does put it into my price bracket but I think the boat is a bit "cruisier" than what I'm looking for, happy to be corrected of course. The F33 does look pretty tasty but even at that price it'll still be NZ$220K to sail it over and probably $250K+ to get it shipped. I've been sniffing around a Contour 34 in Hawaii, I'd post the link but don't know how to unfortunately, can anyone help with that as I'd really appreciate your opinions. By the way, can I ask what's the tri in your
  21. Yep the lack of a head is a deal breaker for the missus. Mind you, at the speeds this thing does I'd be kitted out in man nappies for sure! I'd hope it gets picked up by someone, just think, at max chat it would do the Coastal in two hours!!
  22. Thanks TL, I was out west yesterday as it happened so popped by the marina, sadly an empty berth where the B40 should have been. Google maps still showed that she lives there (stalker, much?!) so maybe she was out for a sail, was a nice day yesterday. There was a thread on boatdesigns or some such regarding the one at Okahu bay but that was a few years ago, they're not the same boat are they?
  23. Thanks for that, I went back and had a re read of the review of Ladyhawk and wow, what a beautiful boat. Hard to believe she's nearly 20 years old! As you pointed out, a new build of that type of trimaran would be eye watering today. I'm not sold on the folding tri's either, certainly the C36 has a chequered history I believe, but I do like the layout of those boats. Also seems that apart from the complexity, the folding mechanisms do add cost. I think that for me Blaydon Racer would be a bit much boat, but she is on my radar at the moment, certainly the price point looks right. I really
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