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  1. I do apologise as I may have been given bad info, my connection to the situation is strong but it appears an error has been made...maybe.
  2. Skipper has just died in Middlemore, old timer , been doing it a very long time...very sad.
  3. Cheers for that, just got the heads up on that event yesterday. Tomorrows plans are up early for Day 1 of Elimination series then a 15 minute drive to Sandspit road. Was going show up around 10.30 and take a look see.Looking forward it!!. Cheers
  4. Thanks Sloopjohn, Guy on trade me has a couple of PT masts, one has external sail track and other is tear drop shape with internal sail slide, is the tear drop one likely to be a current mast section like the PT association sells?
  5. I just found that when trawling for info on the interweb first stop was Yacht clubs involved in Dinghy sailing and most sites were really badly maintained, even the Australian sites, hit a link and there's a dead url, hit another link and the gallery is empty, hit a link on tuning a PT and you find an article written in 1980 etc..... The NZ PT Org site is the best I found but even that was not a friendly site to navigate, I am sure these are all maintained by volunteers and I know how hard it can be to find time to update sites so am not trying to give the clubs a hard time. Most sites ha
  6. Very cool, I love RC boats and tinker with them occasionally as well. Its my old man on the wire, pic taken 1968 in Tamaki estuary, on PT # 17 he built with his mate. Part of the reason I am pursuing my own PT ambition. Clarks yacht club beach might be a go, I think they are meeting next Sunday so though I would take a drive over and talk to some members. Drive past the Village twice a day so for sure I could talk myself into stopping in there to catch up with you, some advice from a old hand at PT set up would be fantastic.
  7. Thank you very much SloopJohn, great info to start with. Very sorry to hear about you having to leave racing behind, that is a very hard thing to live with in my personal experience. Unbelievably you are minutes from where I live,thought I was all alone out in the provinces. Any chance we could catch up and we could discuss PT's in more depth?. I was planning on joining a local club to sail but not sure which one yet, don't know anything about them and I have been finding that sailing club websites through out NZ are very poorly maintained with lots of missing links and a lot o
  8. Yep that is I, Mini 40 and everything marine related has been in a holding pattern for 3 years now, moving home and some lengthy and challenging projects got in the way of the important stuff like mucking around on boats... But I am getting some own time back now, and will complete Mini 40 moulds plus PT starting right about now.
  9. Its completely dismantled and I want to rebuild into a boat that will perform well. My knowledge of what I should do on PT fit out is fairly limited. I am picking foils ,main and running rigging is where the money is gonna go but not sure where to start with these upgrades. Plus I need a mast, this ones snapped. Been a while since I was onboard Crew.org but I recall there were a couple of PT sailors around a few years ago. Plan to have a crack at racing this summer, so if any one out there can point me in the right direction for advise on set up that would be very cool.
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    They are very good indeed, and very helpful...thankyou... Although the french have been doing it for a while now it seems that the design of multi's has a lot of development left in it. But the biggest thing seems to be the compromises / trade offs you have to make in design to best suit your given sailing conditions. Anyone noticed the odd hook in Ama bow of BP's latest multi, I've seen it from a few angles and at first i thought it was just a trick of light but on second looks???.
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