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  1. 50ft schionning cat tipped end over end, saw at least one keeler sunk, fair bit of mooring line chafe damage on some boats, and scores of blown out/missing dodgers/bimini's. Floating dock office is now matchsticks. Worst hit was towards the ends of R -Y piers, very localised though, a strip maybe only 15-20m wide saw significant damage. Definitely a tornado
  2. Ed

    Optimists in Antigua

    Suck my balls, it's that funny it bears reposting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ew06J05pkk&feature=youtu.be&t=57
  3. Last year, POAL had a revenue of 243 Million They made a profit of 76 Million They paid Auckland council a dividend of 51 Million Their overall return on equity was over 15% http://www.poal.co.nz/media-publications/resultsandreviews/2018%20Annual%20Report-FINAL.pdf That's stella numbers for any business, so the above suggestions that they are playing fast and loose with ratepayers money are pretty cynical. They seem to be really quite good at running an efficient profitable port, and if they think that electric tugs are a sound business decision, then on the above results I would b
  4. Not sure if it has hit the water yet(due Q3 2019), but Navtec are about to deliver a fully electric tug to Istanbul, not quite as big though... Length, oa 18.7m Breadth 6.7m Depth 4.65m Draught 3.5m Gross tonnage 112tonnes Speed 10knots Bollard pull 31tonnes Crew 4 1484kwh battery capacity and a pair of 968kW siemens motors for drive details from Royal Institute of Navel Architects https://www.rina.org.uk/batteryfuelled.html
  5. Ed

    Refund Please

    Don't be so short sighted, that area will continue to benefit Auckland for a long time after the cup, as per the viaduct.
  6. None of the money collected through rates goes into subsidizing the port. Given the significance of the purchase of a new tug I would guess there is a pretty good business case behind if.
  7. The book "Gougeon Brothers on Boat Construction" is pretty comprehensive when it comes to boat building options, plenty of practical advice in there as well. Did I mention it's free? https://www.westsystem.com/wp-content/uploads/GougeonBook-061205-1.pdf
  8. Wow - really? You would intentionally interfere with another boat on the water like that?
  9. They were within 50m and doing more than 5 knots, still breaking the law
  10. PIC have done this for me in the past
  11. I think it depends on how much rum has been consumed...
  12. Awesome to see a fresh face on the scene, does it sit in the sportsboat or small keeler fleet?
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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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    Transat mini

    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...
  17. They are very quickly going to be known colloquially as "Sailor's Surprise"
  18. 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
  19. Its in Aus, but not silly money https://www.facebook.com/groups/196548290924954?view=permalink&id=397840570795724
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. Day 2 rum Day 4 seriously, should have bought a lot more rum
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