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Bimini Babe

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  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. Further details: Luffs11.900 Foot 7.300 Mid girth 7.500 Area 78 sq m Fabric Airx 70
  4. Hi Phil, just posted a classified listing you might be interested in. Let me know if you want any more details, measurements, pics, etc.
  5. 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
  6. Thanks for the pic of Gannet Rob - I see Black Swan in the background looking just as she should - upright and above water!
  7. Thanks guys! Awesome to hear such positive feedback. So stoked!!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. 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"...
  15. Whiting 29... Maybe? Lotus 9.2/Marauder - storms, really?? Had seriously considered both of these but dismissed them due to concerns over seaworthiness. Perhaps unfounded? Ross 930 - I won't even dignify that with a response KM... D28 - too small D35 - too big! Well, too expensive, or too run down within budget? Would love a D35 actually but that's my concern - anything within my budget will need too much work. Lidgard 30 - already looked at this one, hate the layout. Raven 31 - again too far outside budget for a decent one, and also not sure about seaworthiness? I also seri
  16. Dave I did briefly consider that D35, but figured it would likely be pretty run down at that price? I think there's a lot to be said for buying the best example of a cheaper/smaller boat, rather than the worst example of a more expensive design!
  17. Thanks for the suggestions guys, but I literally have considered everything on trademe, and can't find anything that suits. Anyone have any suggestions from outside of TM? Broker listings? Overseas boats? Know someone who knows someone??
  18. Hello again ye olde fount of nautical wisdom. I am once again seeking your advice as I've reached a dead end in my search for a new boat. I was oh-so-close to buying a Chico 30, until the seller went and sold it to someone else the day before I was going to have it surveyed! I've been trawling TradeMe for what feels like months, and have just about lost the will to live - I just can't find ANYTHING that floats my boat, so to speak. Does anyone out there have any ideas? I'm even willing to buy overseas and sail it back if I can get something for the right price in the Tropics or Aussie, even th
  19. Thanks BP, good to know. Any backups should Ray be too busy to assist?
  20. Hi guys, looking at a boat for sale in Whangaparaoa - can anyone recommend a surveyor out that way? I found Ray Beale via Google but thought I'd ask the oracle before making my final decision...
  21. Thanks so much for all the sympathies, well-wishes and offers of help and support guys - I truly am blown away by it all.
  22. Hi guys, I arrived back in Opua from Christchurch yesterday after a long day's travel due to cancelled Kerikeri flight. SH11 was closed just past Kawakawa but Moerewa was just passable with caution, though very marginal and I wouldn't be surprised if they had closed it soon after we got through at around 4pm. On the subject of the boats lost, one of them was sadly mine. I don't know the full story yet - I plan to speak to people who were on the scene to find out. From what I gather from fraught phonecalls on the night, a larger boat broke free and fouled mine, and both were subsequently su
  23. Total carnage up north. Many boats lost. Heartbreaking.
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