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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Day 2 rum Day 4 seriously, should have bought a lot more rum
  5. Park in the white spaces, no time limit at the weekends
  6. Got some in the garage sitting idle
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. You've not been to the Z Pier ramps recently have you....
  10. 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
  11. Water, there is only about 500mm of water infront of the berths facing z pier on a good low tide and is never dredged
  12. 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/
  13. 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
  14. Just for clarity, the SSANZ triple series races dont need a raft, they are cat 4+, but the plus is not a raft. The route 66 was an example of cat4+ a liferaft
  15. Nothing to say you can't carry a raft, it's just not complusary any more.
  16. Not only on the shelf, but on the website with free delivery. Sailors corner were over 10 years behind with their website. But as mentioned above this liquidation wasn't about financial reasons.
  17. Ed


    I'm not saying its no good, it will certinaly be a fun boat to sail, and Grainger has a good track record of race boats. Its just if someone here coughed up for one thinking it would be the fastest thing in the small multi fleet they could be in for a bit of a surprise
  18. Seems to be a bit bogged, looks like it needs a few more horsepower to get up onto the plane
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    In anything over 10kts it would get owned upwind and down by the 8.5s (yeah yeah, provided there are any racing). Jib tack is 1.7m back from the bows, and a non overlapper, and the prod is a m shorter than the 8.5's livewire sails sizes vs. 8.5 Main both 35m2 Jib 11, vs a NO1 at 23m2 and a no2 at 14. 11 is likely the size of the no.3 C0 dont have numbers off hand Kite 50m2 vs around 80 for a typical 8.5m Still weighs about the same, maybe a fraction lighter. Buy an 8.5, it would be much cheaper, a bit quicker and you can do coastal on it
  20. The electric drive motors for the cutterhead on the waterview TBM were water cooled, 330ish KW each. There were 24 of them
  21. Heard a roumer there was a protest on leg two. Unsubstantiated gossip or did something happen?
  22. A contract was made once the reserve price was met, with the proviso it could be broken if a higher bid was made within a certain time frame. Any. Bid above reserve should be binding
  23. Whats Arbitare up to... looking for more breeze?
  24. At the hen already, fast ride north. Send it, or sending it has had been around for years. Always thought it had its roots in sending the mail on the fastest stagecoach available, no reference for this so I might have just made it up myself after a few rums
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