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  1. waikiore


    Will be riding up that way next week with some girls after the coastal will have a look.
  2. I see the other day that Jason was selling one of the lovely old folkboats from Auckland I hope he hasnt damaged her.
  3. Re cup viewing from North Head we pedal there Priscilla no problems was up there this morning with many others
  4. Interesting proposal from some of the 'Superyacht agents" here to allow "High Net Worth Individuals" in to isolate on their own boats , perhaps this exemption should be more widely known. Luckily I dont believe many are going to try that loophole as the cup will be a flash in the pan and best experienced with a TV and a glass of wine on North Head. Without the magnificent J boats coming a lot of the interest has gone for me, hopefully the Coastal will see three or four Melges 40 battling it out and we can all concentrate on good yachting locally.
  5. We try quite successfully to keep them out of the Wairau Cove paradise
  6. Yes days on it would be good to think that the meetings and discussions have finished and that the fabrication to engineers drawings has commenced -it would have elsewhere in the world. Who do we ask that straight question to ? These bursts do happen fairly often in Auckland only six weeks or so ago we had a good one during rum race, all were laid flat for about four minutes with some sail damage, on a Friday afternoon as well . Then back to benign conditions.
  7. I believe that you are one of many Aleana, a year ago I did a lot of research on AGM batteries as I needed a good reliable start battery for a classic car that did not have room for a properly sized FLA. I discovered that one Auckland marine sparky crowd had been supplying sets of AGM batteries (of good quality) to a number of craft but not checking on the boats charging regime. For these batteries to last and give the paid for life -your charger has to be capable of charging at a rate of over 24% of the batteries A/H rating -when required in the bulk phase. To ignore this little fact is to a
  8. Thanks Priscilla I was trying to remember Evans name. The ship was anchored perilously close to Fishermans Wharf about a month ago during a fresh Souwester.
  9. Expect an announcement this arvo re show cancellation
  10. 117 days adrift Maurice and Maralyn Bailey-Died recently I believe
  11. Yes that happened and they almost lost all the good inspectors, happily most have returned (or retired). Back to the original post -it seems the managing of these vessels once here and in Quarantine period is the major logistics hurdle. One solution would be to take 10 cruisers at a time and let them in to Wharengaere Bay (crater bay) off the Te Puna inlet to anchor and serve out their time. Very sheltered from all quarters the KeriKeri providores could easily supply them food and booze etc, we could string something across the entrance to stop them leaving, the locals could watch t
  12. French designer- built by Hamish Russell who previously built multiple Newick tris. Nice sheerline.
  13. Correct Gappy dont expect many here now
  14. Good looking ship, try and get as much sleep as possible
  15. I agree BP and Steve, dont forget if you dont mind hilly walk Leigh -the pub was once great havent been for a long time but there is the sawmill.
  16. J Bruce Clark a talented amateur designer ie not his main job like a number of late Kiwi designers - Bob Stewart, Beau Birdsall etc He had a good eye for lines and the classic form and typically his yachts were built to the highest standard for owners not scratching around for their last dollar to pay for them!
  17. I have sympathy for English cruisers that were in the Pacific at the start of all this, however not much for the yachts that left here for Fiji during the first lockdown assuming they would get back in.
  18. Thank you Ian, this is a pet gripe of mine belonging to too many clubs as it is.
  19. waikiore

    Slight issue

    What a shame the whole thing isnt in TP52 class yachts-just imagine the field and number of countries entered and quality of real tactical yacht racing, with the ability to build front line yachts still here just. Mind you harder to defend.
  20. Strange how ETNZ charged us (the taxpayer ) for the initial design of the first vessel -then sold it on to Prada and Stars and Stripes, did we get a refund?
  21. waikiore

    Boat Show

    Under the current rules I dont see how this show can go ahead, many in the industry are waiting for the BIA to pull the pin, three shows cancelled in France last week and one in Germany, plus the biggest trade show for the industry METS in Holland. It costs a fortune to display and understandably the association are reluctant to make a call as that is where a lot of their income is derived but is it right for this year?
  22. waikiore

    Slight issue

    With no one allowed to leave Australia it may be tricky getting the race director Ian Murray into NZ, I guess he could work from home... Not long to go
  23. Great news that the new Trillian rescue boat is now stable enough to be delivered, that is a dinghy not a life raft.
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