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  1. For what its worth we applied CC in NZ through MEC on our sailing cat in 2012 and it worked well for about 7 years. Had one decent sand back in 2017. It was end of life by early 2020 and for about 12 months it required very regular scrubbing to keep clean-ish. We replaced with CC here in Oz in 2021 and seems to be doing well 18 months later. For us it has paid dividends. But it MUST be applied properly.
  2. This would be a low cost (to maintain) multihull. The fact you can beach her and she has outboards will save significantly on haulouts. Less than 20 years old (albeit old design but pretty bullet proof). You will enjoy the additional room for live aboard and a stable platform, while being able to work in an airy / light saloon. Not sure what the live aboard restrictions are on a mooring, but this one will dry out twice a day pretty much allowing you to walk on/off if you needed. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/multihull/auction-1996193813.htm?rsqid=61e96ff6245b4ad1
  3. We had MEC apply coppercoat in Auckland in 2012. I contracted them to do the whole lot (remove old antifoul, prep and apply new coppercoat) so that there was one bum to kick. They did a great job and it is still going strong. Mitch has always been reasonable to deal with - what is his current position? Surely he will come to the party and rectify. That application looks like a real mess. NZ marine industry is too small to get a bad reputation.
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    I've sent you a PM with photos. I can't picture the transom of your boat so can't comment, but they can be raised by tweaking the base you will need to make up.
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    We're a cat, so fitted onto a vertical transom. They would fit straight onto a horizontal surface, but anything else would need a bracket to be made up.
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    I'll take one when I'm on the boat this weekend.
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    We imported a set of these. Not cheap but great looking davits. Had to get some bases made up for them to sit on. http://www.sanshin.co.uk/davits.htm
  8. We are back in NZ for a few weeks over Xmas and New Year. Missing our annual trip out to the Mercs, so have hired a place up at Matarangi (Coromandel) for 9 days. Am looking for a small fun sailing toy we can use with the kids. Think Hobie / Weta etc that we can tow up with us. Anyone have one (or have any ideas) of one we can use in return for payment. Open to suggestions......
  9. Waeco make a wet and dry with a reasonable size holding tank. We used to have one and vacuumed the boat and cleaned out the bilge just fine. They were about $150 from memory
  10. We put a Rainman desal on our boat. Really simple set up and great service. Came in much cheaper than other watermakers, with many parts that are universal rather than OEM only. Removable from the boat if you want to use it elsewhere or when we are racing. http://www.rainmandesal.com/
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    Boat wrap

    Thanks guys Paint is in good condition - though starting to dull and getting thin where cut and polished a few times. We wont typically walk where the wrap is - so hopefully slipperiness not an issue. The horizontal warranty comment is interesting - will have to check that.
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    Boat wrap

    We are looking to get the cabin top of our cat wrapped. The boat builder we have used to repaint the topsides has suggested we give the idea a miss as his experience is that the wrap fairly quickly deteriorates and cracks (in the Queensland sun). I appreciate there are different quality wraps on the market. It would work for us as to repaint the cabin top (paint in good condition but want to do something before I don't have any options left other than to repaint) as to repaint involves a fairly significant tenting or removal of the rig / shed hire. Also will allow us to go for a slightly d
  13. Fruition and her crew made it to Brisbane. Departed Auckland Friday evening 15 April for the BOI for a final shakedown. Sailed through the night and arrived into BOI at lunchtime Saturday for final checks and fresh bread / ice / showers before clearing customs at Opua at 12.30pm on Sunday 17 April. We had a pretty lazy sail up the NZ coast in a 10-15 knot NE, with the only drama being a bang followed by the mainsail coming sliding down the track. Fearing the worst (a broken halyard) we diverted to Whangaroa (we were only about 3nm from the entrance) to effect repairs. Called Customs w
  14. Thanks guys. Getting the thing shipped back to NZ is going to be a little more expensive that I had hoped! Tim I will give you shout.
  15. We put Coppercoat onto our Cat during July 2012. The coating is still going strong. For racing we would want to give it a wipe every 2/4 weeks. However for cruising we can get away with a wipe every 2/3 months. We left it nearly 6 months at one point and it took a bit of effort to wipe off, but according to the diver that did it at the time it was much easier that he thought it was going to be. So we are at least one full antifoul ahead now, so are now past the break even point.
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