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  1. They were within 50m and doing more than 5 knots, still breaking the law
  2. PIC have done this for me in the past
  3. I think it depends on how much rum has been consumed...
  4. Awesome to see a fresh face on the scene, does it sit in the sportsboat or small keeler fleet?
  5. Have you got a link? There is already the start of a Diam 24 fleet in NZ ( 3 boats now I think) With ex circuit boats available reasonable cheaply from the pro circuit in France, it would maybe be an easier sell to prospective owners
  6. Next they'll be banning dolphin strikers on catamarans. Seriously though I fully support shutting down all fishing in the gulf, stocks/populations are completly rooted and there just wont be any fish left at all if we carry on like we are currently. Yes it means some people's liveliehoods are affected, but there is a massive shortage of skilled labor currently so i don't buy the wrecked family's line. Add for those with boats, if the Gummit can find cash to buy semi automatic weapons they can find cash to compensate the boat owners
  7. Coastal is Cat 3 minus a liferaft or dinghy, you still need a Cat 3 cert. I would doubt it would be accepted, as its a big stretch of open water from the top of coromandal to Tauranga, also considering White Island race is CAT3 plus (I think) was you must have a lift raft(dinghy not acceptable) and a sat phone.Its the Race committees call though, the can take the proposal to YNZ and the safety committee to get their view/buy in. Would it make a difference... unlikely to the boats that are liable to do it
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    8.5 multihulls, fleet of Tp52's and close varients, active fleet of fastish 40's, foiling multis came and went. The shorthanded scene is pretty strong at the moment...
  9. They are very quickly going to be known colloquially as "Sailor's Surprise"
  10. Such an iconic traillbazer of a boat, paving the way for the foiling ultimes. I'm surprised a Frenchman hasn't bought it and donated it to a museum
  11. Its in Aus, but not silly money https://www.facebook.com/groups/196548290924954?view=permalink&id=397840570795724
  12. How about that, there's virtually nothing in it on the race track ratings Kan't Know 1.0874 F9r Freedom 1.0859 GBE Superbad 1.0856 F32 Helvetica 1.0849 Farrier 31 Hooters 1.0804 GBE I'd pick the GBE for harbor racing, and the bigger tri for longhaul like the coastal Searching for farrier here https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/boat-search throws up quiet a few boats I've not seen on the racecourse that might be worth pursuing
  13. There's not many Tris around, but there are a couple , I did a fair bit of research last year before I bought mine (Lucifer) There is a lot of variability in the F32's from very tepid heavy cruisrrs to striped out racers depending on which end of the spectrun you want. Just remember they will almost all be slower that hooters you're welcome come out for a sail or a look round lucifer sometime.
  14. Hyper was for sale a little while ago in the bay of islands, no too slow, enclosed head, pretty dry I would think but needed some TLC. not sure what happened or if it sold. https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:5erBX35S8RMJ:https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts/multihull/auction-1975774317.htm+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=nz There's a couple of racey ones around that could be had for a reasonable offer, but won't have the enclosed head. Depending on your budget, there are quite a few options out of Australia, but if you can't sail it here th
  15. Day 2 rum Day 4 seriously, should have bought a lot more rum
  16. Park in the white spaces, no time limit at the weekends
  17. Got some in the garage sitting idle
  18. The top mast side stays also come into play when you start running bigger square head mains upwind and close reaching. A bit of adjustment is good to keep the mast straight, especially with the older smaller sections. They do see a bit of load, if I remember correctly we had 12:1 purchase, but this was achieved with two cascades and a 3:! purchase. The leeward shroud will always be slack, not much can be done about that on GBE.
  19. At what point do.the marina operators have a mandate to remive the zombie boats? Never mind mussel farms there are a heap of fan worm farms about, And despite the increasing prices there are still significant numbers of very neglected boats preventing others from entering the marina. Given they now have a waiting list is it time to find a mechanism to help people into berths?
  20. You've not been to the Z Pier ramps recently have you....
  21. I'll bite:- How many calls did CG get on Waitangi Day, just Waitangi day? Nationwide..... hunderds When you do a trip report for the East Coast will anyone follow that up if you do not close it? No When you do a Bar crossing report for the West Coast will anyone follow that up if you don't close it? Yes What do CG charge per hour to tow a non-member home? $300/hr What do they charge to tow a member home? 0 When you call a Mayday does CG pick that up and run with it? I'd guess it automatically turns into search and rescue, which is a police
  22. Water, there is only about 500mm of water infront of the berths facing z pier on a good low tide and is never dredged
  23. Coffers must be low at Westhaven, all the berth rates are being cranked up by about 10% https://www.westhaven.co.nz/getmedia/e05226c3-aea2-4656-bdbd-bb4f1822c3b1/Rental-Rates-May-2018.pdf/ vs https://www.westhaven.co.nz/getmedia/9c35d65a-0013-418a-8b44-495db41592f4/Rental-Rates-April-2019.pdf/
  24. The regs tell you what gear you need(Depth soundet fixed vhf charts etc etc). Just as critical though is to understand what you will do if things go bad. When the boat is upside down how exactly do you get to the grab bag? If you need to be recovered by coastguard are things like wallets keys and phones in the grab bag? If the rig had come down do you have the right tools to easily cut it away? Can every one on the boat do everything? I.e. If the helm goes over board can the crew stop the boat, drop sails and back track effectively even though it's blowing 25 kts? These que
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