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  1. Ha ha - exactly what I was thinking. I just waded through a couple of years worth of this thread and found the pics of yours and now I want to get the sabre saw out again
  2. I popped down with the family and was quite impressed. The Ponsonby Club sailing school in particular were very pleasant to talk to and took both my boys out for a little sail. Must admit the mullets were a bit out of place though!
  3. Either way, I'll need an anchor point in the stem for either the Forestay to terminate at, or for a block to anchor to. A Any hints on a nice strong way to achieve this?
  4. Ha ha - yes, not the smartest time of day to move an oversized load on an unregistered trailer... She is currently up on Scott Road. Most likely launch from the Weiti Boating Club as she is destined to be a riverboat. The finances can't stretch to a Marina berth, although after the initial launch I may rent one for a month to get all the systems working properly. Thanks for the compliment!
  5. After 20 years of hiding away from the world the 830 is now out in the elements. Phase 1 completed, now for the interior beef up and refit! I can see it from my bedroom window now so no possibility of ignoring my responsibilities ha ha
  6. A customer of mine just sent one of his boys in to ask me for a specification for painting dinghy storage lockers. They have just won the contract to tidy them all up, and maintain them, from Auckland North. So it seems at least some of the money is going to go back into them.
  7. Those boys could come in handy next time I run out of alcohol round the back of the Barrier! Great stuff!
  8. Mast is deck stepped. I'm not really looking for adjustability - just a method of terminating the forestay that won't rip out or have me ruining my paintjob
  9. Me too KM. I'm not entirely convinced I should be left in charge of an adjustable forestay, but in the meantime I was thinking an attachment on my beefy bulkhead with a turnbuckle on it, attached to a wire strop that passes through the pulpit tube and then shackles onto the forestay would be just fine. How do you recommend I make it turn the 90+ degrees it would need to at the front?
  10. Found this on the interweb, Elliott 770. Can't see it but assume the wire runs through a turning block up front and the purchase is anchored to the anchor locker bulkhead. This could work as I have already beefed the bulkhead up considerably to carry the Prod bearing.
  11. The pulpit on my 830 has a tube welded into the back of the center foot designed for the Forestay to run through it to some adjustable type setup in the anchor locker. The stem has no provision for a Forestay attachment point of any kind either internally or externally. The shape of it doesn't lend itself to a traditional through bolted external tab either. How would you go about fabricating a sufficiently strong anchor point for a Forestay without having anything protrude out the front of the stem? I'm going to be putting a hole through from one side to the other lower down for a bobstay (
  12. Ok may have mentioned this earlier but my 830 was originally designed for and sailed in Lake Taupo. Apparently this required it to built with a ballasted retractable keel/centerboard ala Ross780. Fast forward to the refit and it has had a new set of foils made, with a bulbed reasonable draft keel. The bulb is a permanent fixture, and the bottom of the trunk/case was made around the foil. It appears to be a carbon/graphite type arrangement. This was then fitted to the boat and an outer case formed to take it to the cabin top. Therefore, unlike other boats I have seen, the keel needs to be fi
  13. Those bags are legit! No more musty clothes. Although I can see Mrs FLC utilizing a whole bag for herself and jamming us poor three buggers gear in the other
  14. Yes it's essentially tenting on the water, and we are fine with that. Cruised in a Piedy, then a skinny Quarter Tonner then the SR but always shortish trips with adults. Always had things I'd like to install given the chance which I now have. As far as a removable kitchenette goes ala Motorboat - love it but as my boat has a keel trunk floor to ceiling it utilizes a permanent bench to tie it to the hull. If I was to add anything removable I'd look at more bench space - something that folds down from somewhere inside as a workspace for mum and can be removed and fitted in the cockpit a
  15. Ok, so now the outside of the boat is well on it's way to being sorted I am faced with the inside of my little boat with a view to making the debut Xmas cruise survivable if not enjoyable. Guys who cruise on SR26's, Ross 780's Elliott sports boats etc would be whom I'm directing these questions at. Particularly those who've holidayed with little kids. Obviously a massive, battened boom tent and possibly lee cloths would be a good starting point. We are talking a maximum 10 day stooge out to the Barrier at Xmas, 4 days at Easter and a few overnighters at Oneroa or Mansion House Bay
  16. A while ago, when I still had my SR26 I had the venerable Yamaha 8hp Long Shaft on it. My dad had a little Pelin Caribou trailer sailer and needed an outboard. I tried to convince him to get a used Yamaha but he found he could buy a brand new Sail 9 point whatever for the same money. As much as I tried to talk him out of it he went ahead and did so and it was easily the worst piece of mechanical (And I use the term loosely) shite I have ever been asked to lay spanners on. It was a complete lottery as to it's likelihood to start regardless of temperature/fuel type/mixing ratio/plug heat range/p
  17. Masking off last night, the kids were impressed
  18. I've read Glennie's book too. Fascinating look into his psyche. I think it wasn't a bad little movie, however the 'Rogue Wave' sequence at the start almost had me reaching for the remote.
  19. Well... what a weekend! Crash course in boat spraying and two pack Urethanes resulted in a pretty damn decent looking DIY paint job if I do say so myself. It wasn't without dramas though, Had to shoot the decks, cockpit and cabin first which was pretty problematic doing it all at once as far as access was concerned. In hindsight splitting the task up would have made more sense but we are in the gun time wise so had to have that all complete on Saturday. Sunday a mask up and shoot the hull in white, let it tack off then two coats of Ford 'Toxic'. All going well then noticed a big s
  20. Not yet but in the plans. Got an alloy cut down 930 rig with it.
  21. Got 4 liters of epoxy hibuild primer which according to the paint shop should have done three full coats wet on wet. .. almost managed 1.5 ha ha. .. I think he wasn't factoring in the cockpit, cabin and decks. Have to do it all again I guess!
  22. It's still kind of the weekend isn't it? Convinced Kelsey to come give me a hand to level the old girl up and sort the waterline out. Man the laser made short work of the whole deal! Plenty of time for a pint at the Wade afterwards ha ha
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