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Bimini Babe

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About Bimini Babe

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  • Birthday 15/06/1982

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    http://vinylboatwrap.co.nz

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  • Location
    Opua
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    Rum
  1. Ha! Thanks Wheels. Actually I'm quite happy with my boat, thanks very much! Just not happy I can't put her back where she's supposed to be! Harbourmaster is on to it this morning, but as expected, the wheels of bureaucracy turn very slowly....
  2. 20-foot yacht, sail number 3859 - just returned to my mooring in Opua after a couple of days away to find them parked on it. Any leads on an owner/contact would be appreciated. No contact details on YNZ Boat Search. Thanks, BB
  3. Hey guys, bit slow to chime in on this one - I'm not actually involved in the boat wrapping business any more, but with regards removing wraps - with vinyl removal there are two major factors that affect how tough this job will be - the time it's been on there, and the quality of the original vinyl. Cheap crappy vinyl that a lot of sign writers use for names will be a bitch to remove, especially if it's been on for decades. A boat wrap using high quality 3M vinyl that is removed within the recommended lifespan (usually 5-7 years) should come off without too much fuss - in fact 3M guarantee eas
  4. Further details: Luffs11.900 Foot 7.300 Mid girth 7.500 Area 78 sq m Fabric Airx 70
  5. Hi Phil, just posted a classified listing you might be interested in. Let me know if you want any more details, measurements, pics, etc.
  6. Hi folks, got a brand new, never been hoisted spinnaker for sale. Was an insurance replacement that I never got around to using - has been stored in a vacuum-sealed bag since it was made, probably about a year or two ago. Can check exact dimensions for anyone who is interested. Was used as masthead kite on my old 29 footer which had an 11m rig, but I think it was intended for a bigger boat. New boat came with 5 kites so I'm selling this one to get some other gear for the boat. Made by Harold Sails, white in colour. I think the value new was $2700? Open to offers. Cheers, BB
  7. Thanks for the pic of Gannet Rob - I see Black Swan in the background looking just as she should - upright and above water!
  8. Thanks guys! Awesome to hear such positive feedback. So stoked!!!
  9. Sailed this beautiful creature from Auckland to her new home in the BOI. Very VERY happy bunny. Thanks so much to all of you who offered advice and suggestions over the course of my painfully long and frequently frustrating search for a new boat. With your help, I'm pretty sure I nailed it.
  10. Hey Kiwikid, rubbish barge will be back for the holidays - saw a notice about it somewhere the other day but can't remember where... Best to listen to local VHF (Russell Radio?) for details of where they'll be. Not sure if there are any other options for water besides Opua - maybe Russell? You can fill up on the OCC dock though - just remember to stick some $s in the honesty box on the dock.
  11. Whoa! Thanks for the heads up on the F9.2! No I haven't. Was pretty close... but both of my serious options sold on Monday!
  12. Wheels, do you have a link or citation for the AzkoNobel/Intl research on that? Would be interesting to read, though I guess any commercially funded research needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. Thanks for the PM Battgirl - always good to get a different point of view.
  13. Following with interest... Just trying to buy my first glass boat (previous was wood) and the whole subject of osmosis seems like a veritable minefield with more than its fair share of 'experts'. Mike Menzies seems to me to know more about it than anyone else in NZ, but of course his time isn't free, and rightly so if he's the expert he appears to be. Not sure how much stock I'd put in anyone else's opinion at present - not unless they prove their credentials on the subject. Sorry crew.oracle!
  14. Hi folks, just catching up after a few days on the water - thanks again for all the input. At the moment I'm reconsidering both Whiting 29s (I can see one on TM at the moment - is this the 'Pukeko' someone mentioned? It certainly looks like the interior theme, so I'm guessing same boat, but the listing says fractional rig?) and actually having another think about Marauders too... Cascade 36 - could certainly have a look next time I'm in AKL, but I think it would probably be a no-go owing to the potential re-saleability (if it's been on the market that long, presumably it's a bit of a h
  15. Yup that one's in Doves Bay, hopefully have a look sometime soon. Teak decks though, and older deck gear... One in Westhaven too but it's really run down. Had a look at that already - looks suspiciously like a "project"...
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