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  1. Very tidy boat indeed, old motor and cable brakes, otherwise certainly worth the trip up to check it out. Message me if you want to see the Hamilton one on way past aswell, I can arrange it. Club compound prices best to call them, but ball park 5-700 ish per annum (including club fees etc) Yes brakes get wet, very wet,but you do need them. in salt you want to rinse immediately every time after launch and retrieve. compounds generally have hoses. If storing at a compound and you can remove them it’s a bonus. I tow with a 2wd 3lt Hilux no problem at all, occasionally minor spin on
  2. Hi Jase, I’m the guy in the video. Catalina 7s are great boats. They all have the stub keel, it’s a huge safety feature. Almost all the trailer yachts are from the 70s/early 80s, most were very well built and the hulls will outlast all of us. For your initial brief almost any trailer yacht will be suitable provided it’s over say 20 ft to fit everyone. The Cat7 will happily go further once you are ready. The NZTYA page has reviews on tons of models so scroll through that stuff. Depending on budget the noelex 25 might be suitable aswell? There are newer trailer yachts such as the Ross780s or Ell
  3. It’s been left on the mooring for a long time. I’m not sure anyone will see it out and about. It’s moored as per the picture if anyone’s over that way... Mid summer mystery alright!
  4. That’s me “knocking on the door” no one home, not for awhile...
  5. Here is a better shot, having a cheeky look.
  6. I have another photo coming hopefully a better one. almost flush deck, very large steering wheel. The cockpit was split by a raised section forming two cockpit wells, the raised section held the traveller and the steering wheel. Home port was Alicante if that helps. Had a very solid looking mast and was well setup for blue water. I like the look of the boat. It was moored up and no one was around unfortunately.
  7. Sorry it’s a bad photo, but does anyone know what this boat is? Was at the Barrier last week, clearly a blue water yacht, stern said it was from R.C.R Alicante. Low free board and very wide, had a strong looking mast. Looked very capable. Any ideas??
  8. Trying to understand the regs, please help. CatC race wording as pictured. What is meant by direct supervision? Also what would be considered substantially enclosed waters? There is no definitions in the document.
  9. Swirly worlds trips are impressive! So the passport thing is just for landing in foreign countries and the Cat 1 piggy backs on that for our own safety? I’m not against any of it, just trying to understand it.
  10. Because there is no landing in another country? Are you leaving nz? Do passports become a thing?
  11. Sailing to the Wanganella banks and back, does that require Cat 1?
  12. I don’t know any ocean to be fair, I’m sure the craps everywhere and we need to be on our game to keep our end clean. Over sensationalism doesn’t motivate me to get too involved though, it breads distrust. That story said it flushed from Guatemala and has been a long standing issue from that area.
  13. This doesn’t represent the “worlds oceans” it’s a localised area of some disgusting people with extremely poor sanitation practices. We can carry our groceries in flax baskets and use card board straws all day long, it won’t make any difference at all to their blatant disregard for the environment.
  14. That’s a shame then, be nice to re purpose them. What about the under 10m2 rule? Not sure what size yacht that would equate to?
  15. 7 snapper is a good rec limit, 2-3 is ridiculous. When I go fishing I want some pay back on my time and costs. 2-3 snapper won’t do that. I catch my limit and feed 3 family’s, the other two families can’t go fishing. Are you saying they shouldn’t be allowed fresh fish if they can’t catch themselves? The Hauraki gulf isn’t “rooted” it’s in abundance of Snapper, there are so many snapper in the gulf you can’t help but catch them, I have to hide in the cabin baiting my hook because they jump up and take the bait from hands! If you can’t catch snapper in the gulf, clearly haven’t a clue what you
  16. A trailer sailer in a mast up compound is a pretty good compromise
  17. Was yachting this expensive back in the 70’s hey days? Did everyone back then have big yachts tied up at expensive marinas? Get hauled out by big machines? Did they sit in cradles to be antifouled? Have electrical systems that could “plug in” and require inspections and certs? Did they have electric everything? I wasn’t there, but the books I’ve read seem to give the impression that boats where smaller, more simple, swing moored, more diy maintenance, antifoul on a grid or the beach, no fancy gizmos to break down or replace. Honest question because I wasn’t there! but it does see
  18. I think they would make cool tiny homes/sleepouts. The council could giveaway the boat and subsidies the transport cost by say $2500. The boat can be “up cycled” into a tiny home or creative sleepout. It solves a few problems in one go.the councils cost will be at least halved, its win/win. Obviously not very suitable for urban properties, more aimed at the lifestyle block type areas. They would probably comply with councils restrictions on minor dwellings fairly easily. I would take one if this was on offer. Could a be cool “air bnb” with a point of difference.
  19. Sounds like ya’ll discussing racing? Not yachting. Our club is going great, lots of members, the trailer compound is choker and has a wait list, the neighbouring club has increased numbers year on year and are also doing great. By the sounds of the marina activity in Auckland they have no shortage of yachts? Prices sky rocketing due to supply/demand....Unless they are all powerboats?
  20. Caught the last race, if you liked the AC you will like this. All boats racing at same time. The app is cool to have going while watching on sky.
  21. The app works, shows boat speed, heading, ride height pitch roll etc, all free. but no video because here sky has exclusive. I’m just about to bring sport back so I can watch!
  22. Mines exact same, put the pan or jug etc on the flame when lit, it traps the heat and heats up the flame failure thingy way quicker.
  23. So we all agree at the very least there is (was) a case to answer. What an unusual sport this is, I can’t think of any other sport where a breach of rules can occur and another competitor can nullify the committees power by informing the committee unofficially. The comitee looked into it and said yes there is a case to answer, the international Jury looked into it and said yes we need to meet and discuss this. Jury meets and then decide it can’t help. Is that all correct? If so egg on everyone’s face...... I just want closure what are we to say to our non sailing friends wh
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