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  1. FB group has a D35 in the bay of islands for $30k https://www.facebook.com/groups/nzsailinggearbuysellswap/permalink/2063606507183804/?sale_post_id=2063606507183804
  2. I had a friend with one, did a few miles on it around Wellington and Cook Strait, comfortable boat and got along nicely. I would think quite a bit more room than the Tracker. My mate went from a Nova to the D31 and we thought the space difference was awesome. I think there were a couple of different layouts.
  3. Well known and respected designer (among other things) Bruce Askew passed away this week. A nice write up from RPNYC newsletter here Bruce Askew (rpnyc.org.nz)
  4. good idea, thanks
  5. I believe there may be bulk carriers from the east coast of Australia that go to South America, but don't know much more than that
  6. hi, I have a friend who would like to build a model of an Athol Burns boat (not actually sure which one....) but is having trouble locating any plans. Anyone able to help? thanks
  7. Well done and welcome!
  8. if you want them in series it would be better to have matching panels so would suggest you parallel them
  9. you're coming to Wellington, only need to practice putting reefs in
  10. its better than trying to get to Wellington...It a greater distance however should be an easier course. the wind shoots out of Palliser Bay, it has been find stronger close to shore than further out (counter intuitive), further offshore the hills are less of an influence. I have seen the Police carry out several rescues of boats that have done the same trip and been hammered getting upwind to Wellington, they boats were often ok but they just beaten back by the weather. Saying that, this is a view based on watching what has happened to others and observed conditions, I personally
  11. avoid southerlies down the Wairarapa coast and strong NW once around Cape Palliser. If its strong NW when you get to Palliser consider if you need to get to Wellington or you could have a night (or two) in Port Underwood waiting for better conditions. A strong NW will give you a hiding trying to get to Wellington. Underwood is a close reach across the Strait.
  12. so if anyone would like to restore a Askew 28 (make a nice day sailer or overnighter) that has a nice hull but knackered decks get in touch. Prefer someone with a boat trailer that lives outside of Wellington
  13. open the tap or plug on the bottom (carefully with a container underneath) you should be getting diesel out, there should be NO water. Fund the fuel pump, there should be a bleed screw (or bolt) that you can loosen and then manual operate the fuel pump (lever on it) and make sure you have clean diesel pumping through i.e. no air. Of there is air keep pumping. Is your refrigeration turned off? maybe the compressor is putting more load on and not getting enough revs to kick over? Good luck
  14. yep got told about them, took one look at AIS and it was 'yeah, nah wrong crowd " Looking forward to seeing them leave on Friday
  15. I looked back through various posts and the reference to the Bee Barge was originally by a bee keeper apparently in the north island. On his page the closest thing to a barge was a pontoon with a dozen bee hives on it, the name fits but nothing else does..... Today we seem to have had a launch and a yacht (maybe 2), reasonably quite flotilla
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