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  1. Tony's was the first 930 I ever crewed on, and I ended up buying one due to it.

    Judging from the Swiss cheese bulkhead and missing shelves visible in the background of his interview I'd wager there's less of her there than when I raced on her though!

  2. 5 hours ago, ex Elly said:

    Great photos! What bay is the first one?


    All the same place, Deep Water Cove in B.O.I.

    We were tucked up in North East Corner in about 4m but looked like 1.5😅

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  3. 8 months on from purchase and we made it back up to the BOI.

    Even knocked most of the things off the wife's list including pressure hot water and shower!

    What a game changer the extra meter on waterline is. I spent 14 days in total on her, wife and kids 10, even had a friend and her kids stay for 2 days and nights (7POB), came home with still frozen food in bottom of freezer and water in tanks. I'll call that a win!




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  4. BOI wasn't super packed. Headed up boxing day. Only a couple of windy(ish) nights. Snorkeling at Deep Water Cove was a highlight. 

    Currently motoring solo off Whangaruru straight into Southerly... waiting for the Easterly which I can see approaching. Might get a bit breezy!


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  5. I remember coming into Tairua once on our family's Moonraker 23 trailer sailer, we had holidayed there for years in a caravan and had a 16ft Pelin Aquarius fizz boat, heaps of bar crossings with no issues (if not a bit sketchy for an overthinking kid).

    But the old man had decided Waterborne holidays were the next thing. 

    I'll never forget it... outgoing tide, heaping up breakers hovering over the transom while the long shaft 8hp motor struggled to move us over ground, survived half a dozen dumpers in the cockpit (fortunately shutters in) before dad decided maybe we should extricate ourselves from the situation, he threw the tiller to port and by this time we were so close to the Rocks on the Motu to the right a guy who was fishing off the rocks fended us off NZ by lifting his rod up and pushing our pulpit away from his face 😀 

    Still alive 

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  6. Anyone smarter than me or with a subscription to a decent weather predictor care to make a call on the boxing day weather?

    Hoping to singlehanded mission the 1020 up to B.O.I.

    From as far out as I can look it appears a large high may be approaching meaning some south in the breeze but we are talking 11 days out! 🤣

  7. Looking at a mates motor yesterday, leaking a fair bit of diesel from what appears to be the threads on top of injectors. 

    They seem Uber tight, so I'm assuming they have some kind of olive/crush washer in the stack that you can replace?

    Any leads on where to get such items? (alternatives to Ovlov welcomed!)



  8. Last year I was anchored in Oke Bay swimming on the boat and a pod of dolphins came in and frolicked for a good 30 mins close to shore. Apparently since boats have been banned from chasing them they have come looking for interaction .

    2 days later, same spot I was in the water again and 3 Orca came in and checked us all out. One swam under me twice while I held the anchor rode. First he looked at me with his right eye, then spun around and looked with his left. I'm a pretty confident sort of guy but I still made a hash of 'nonchalantly' meandering around to the ladder and getting the hell out of the water 😅

    They've been around for a lot longer than us and will be here long after we're gone

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  9. Rob from Gulf Harbour rigging replaced all standing rigging for us,  new chainplates, windows, mast wiring done.

    Now back in the water it's a push to get all the plumbing/cooking/nav systems installed and operational before Xmas... no popping the champagne cork just yet!

    Fortunately the mechanicals are pretty low hour and the fridge freezer works like a mad thing, so I can concentrate on niceties now.





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  10. 4 hours ago, CarpeDiem said:

    That's awesome.  She was on our pier at Westhaven, what a spectacular  improvement.

    Took a lot of elbow grease!

    To get rid of the original stripes and signage took ages, 120g and 240g dry sand on orbital, then 400 and 800 wet with a D.A just to get the level down to the eroded surface of the topsides.

    Followed by 1500g wet before machine cut and polish 😅

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  11. Now the wobbly bit is back in the hole I guess I'd better seal/chock it.

    What's your preferred method/product?


    Silicone and wedges? 

    Some other wonder product?

    Should I do it before or after tensioning/bending the rig?

    While I'm at it, what's the best stuff to use to seal on top of the mast dam?



  12. Really aiming for simplicity and least modifications to a class boat possible.

    Had a deck mounted one on the 930 and had to remove anchor locker lid to use it whilst cruising but the 1020 split lid makes it a lot more practical. Prod will be removable with a single thumb turn screw at the back then just slips backwards out of the stem ring. While viat out of the water I'm adding a Bob stay tube to the knuckle but a heavy enough section prod can survive without one. (We had 19.7kts in 35kts on the 930 and ran a zero pretty tight with no breakages). However the 1020 is a fair bit heavier!

    I've already modified the stem head fitting to take prod and keep anchor off stem.

    Whilst anchor locker out and new bulkhead being made I'll engineer a bit of compression resistance into the rear end.

    This really is just a cruiser setup! Hate poles and rolls with kids and wives.





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