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  1. Everyone in our group drank the whangaroa water and had no issues. But we did put it though a filter. The same with the Russel water.
  2. We stopped at mangonui but i didnt note if there was water or not sorry. The water bouy in whangaroa was fully functional when we were there.
  3. We are heading to Matai bay now and maybe will venture all the way to cape reinga tomorrow weather permitting. Had an awesome holiday so far. Snorkeled the poor knights, had a week in the bay of islands, cavalli islands yesterday and will keep going north until there is a reason to come back south.
  4. LOL just dont tell my wife I brought another race boat.....!
  5. Just to round out the story, I managed to get a hull clean at Gulf Harbour yesterday afternoon so all good. On another note, I sent an email and decleration to NorthLand Biosecurity and got a really helpfull reply straight back with answers to all my questions. Turns out the person I was talking to is an experienced sailor who I know and also recently returned from a sailing trip from Europe to NZ. Was a pleasant suprise as i was expecting some sort of automated or bureaucratic response. She also said that racing yachts like ours really are not high on their list of biosecurity risks.
  6. Thanks Fish. All good info. Cant say i have used a grid for a while and have no idea how the boat would sit given the bulb keel and deep rudder so im a bit hessitant to put the boat on there for now. Would hate to ruin the christmas cruise by damaging the rudder!
  7. On that note, has anyone seen the Cyclone that's developing over vanuatu mid next week. Looks pretty nasty....
  8. Thats pretty much what I figured when reading the rules. But as Fogg sugests, its pretty nice to be ready to go to a marina should something happen to the boat or weatherwise.
  9. Thanks Fish, keen to see your tide program. Where do I find that?
  10. Anyone know how strict they are in Northland on the hull cleaning rules? Do we actually need paperwork for the last antifouling and professional hull clean or are they Ok as long as the hull is actually free of any fouling? tried to book a haul out and clean this week or next at gulf harbour but they are chocka full until the new year. Normally I just clean it myself but not sure if that is enough to cover the regulations.
  11. I think the damage done to Hugo Boss was the first stages of what happened to PRB. Maybe Kevin hadn't noticed the longitudinal in the forward compartment starting to fail? I would think everyone on the Hugo boss team would have been pretty worried about sending that boat into the southern Ocean with the structural damage it had already sustained so the rudder issue might have been a blessing and relief for them....
  12. Wow it sounds like PRB actually snapped completely in half and went down really quick. Total structural failure of epic proportions. He mentions that they had recently added 200kg of extra carbon reinforcement to make it stronger. These foiling boats are pushing some boundaries pretty hard.
  13. PM sent. Couldn't attach a photo though. Dimensions are Luff 15.6 Leech 14.8 Foot 7.3
  14. Those boats are going to get a hiding overnight. Gusting over 50kts. Wouldnt be suprise to see some damage in the morning. Really quite a volatile week of weather in the northern Atlantic!
  15. Yes you are right Bad Kitty, the Beneteau 50 we brought down from France was always planned to be sold pretty quickly after returning to NZ. I would have loved to do a season or 2 cruising NZ in that boat but funds were running a bit slim after no income for almost 2 years and lots of outgoing spending... The boat was brought for a purpose and really was the perfect boat for what we did. We would love another euro production boat but what we wanted was out of the budget in NZ and buying overseas right now was not going to be easy. Maybe one day we will look at buying a smaller (40ft) prod
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