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  1. I've done the "just go sailing" vs the "refit" recently-ish.... We bought CT in what could be described as bloody tired but not yet dead condition. It was the biggest boat we could afford at the time (family of 5) that was structurally sound and had a good few of the expensive parts replaced. She was bloody ugly thou... but we had a boat that we could take the kids away on and make family memories. Our first trip away was 11 days over Christmas/New Year up to the BOI's and included an overnight at the Hen & Chick's where the snorkeling/ diving was epic. It may not sound like much of a
  2. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/4772746899 Could be worth a look
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    You can source it directly from Resene in MtWellington or any automotive paint supplier can get it in. Wairau Paint Centre stocks it in black and white if you're on the Shore.
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    Most decorative/architectural paint retailers carry it - Paint Plus, Dulux, Resene etc with Tapespec and Pomona making better quality tapes than most... in my opinion anyway.
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    Used a lot of it last year during our 1020 refit. Key to no bubbles is getting your thinning ratios right for your chosen application, temperature and relative humidity. To get your UV stability, reduce long term chalking of the coating etc you should be adding 15-20% durepox high performance gloss into your white/ black/ whatever durepox colour you have (unless it's below the water line, then I'm not sure). In regards to what Guest said about the tape tearing the paint, it really depends on what tape type using. It surprises me how few people are using the more modern Washi tapes
  6. Agree 100%, if the suction can remove something rooted into the sand, it'll remove all shell fish, other plant life and anything in amongst it etc.
  7. Of course it is, if you own a boat you must be a rich white male🤣 I can understand price rises like that where the marina/moorings are operated in conjunction with a hardstand, as operational costs for haulage equipment, fuel, wages etc are all climbing. But where it is a stand alone marina that offers nothing other than a place to park your boat, its pretty hard to swallow those increases. In all fairness thou, I don't know of any businesses in any industry that wouldn't have had a price rise of less than the equivalent inflation % in the last 12 months... I could be wrong thou as I don'
  8. Yep correct, got ours through Grant. That's a name I never want to see again - too many bad memories. I'm gonna need a stiff drink now....
  9. It sits out on the bow roller all summer. If we're sailing or motoring I clip the shank end on to the toe rail so there's no unnecessary weight/ pressure on winch. It doesn't fit in the standard locker, and is replaced with race anchor in winter.
  10. Also went to an excel (#3) on our 1020. With 20 odd meters of chain it's rock solid. Can now sleep at night without worrying too much...
  11. Interesting, would be a bloody expensive project! Is this the most recent buyer, or a previous one that has since backed out?
  12. Still no starboard marker and the outer port marker is still damaged also. There's some re-piling going on in the river at the mo with a few of the council swing moorings occupiers being moved onto piles due to the Penlink crossing. Hopefully the barge will continue down the river and put new piles in for the channel makers once they're done later this week 🤞
  13. Yup, lead is gone, she's floating well high
  14. Anyone got an update on what the latest is with this boat? She's gone from the hardstand at Gulf Harbour and is now anchored off Manly Beach, Whangaparaoa. Apparently towed there by a RIB mid week. Has she sold, or has she been abandoned there so she becomes someone else's problem, much like the sistership in Queenstown? (Cynical I know, but stranger things have happened...)
  15. As a fellow Weiti member, I'd love to hear more of your adventures BP! Can imagine there would be some bloody good laughs. I think you should do it!
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