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  1. PM sent. Couldn't attach a photo though. Dimensions are Luff 15.6 Leech 14.8 Foot 7.3
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. He said that he got a fishing line caught on the keel and rudder and then had a sheet come off one of the sails and lost 5 or 6 nm. That would explain the loss I saw. Hes back on the pace now. Looks like they are all in for a beating over the next 48hrs. Could be some broken boats when the wind shifts on the other side of the front and they are broad reaching in decent breeze straight into a nasty seaway. Will be a good test of the foils. Wonder if Alex will button off to get through this without breaking, its certainly not his mentality but I would think a failure this early on woul
  5. Looks like the Hugo boss could be a bit sticky in the light. He's really dropped off the pace.
  6. I might have a spinnaker suitable. I just brought a 35ft racer cruiser that has a pile of downwind sails that I don't really need. I will have to go through them and see what's actually there but will let you know. I'm best in Auckland. Cheers Josh
  7. You could have this boat and be top end of the SSANZ sports division. Winner of both line and handicap in 2020 against the Ross 930s, Elliott 7.9s, ross 8m ect. Great little boat. https://www.trademe.co.nz/2795394136 I will do you a good deal!
  8. You can't go wrong with the SR26. Honestly the best bang for buck you can get in a sub 30k racer cruiser.
  9. Fogg, I brought the Ross 1066 Margaritaville. Got to sell the SR26 if anyone is keen!
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    I have heard that it also helps them to gain traction and control if the boat completley stalls out due to low speed, thats why it has the aggressive edges. The plan is to luff hard and park the other boat and then be able to hold their ground and accelerate away, something like that anyway.
  11. B00B00

    Coastal 2020

    I would call it an 'Event' rather than having to define it as either a race or a party. People do these 'events' for many different reasons but in all cases its for a weekend enjoying doing what you love. When you go cruising is it about the passage or the destination, the social times catching up with friends or the solitude of ancoring in a quiet bay away from the city? When you go to a music festival is it more about the music or the dancing, getting together with friends for a good time or just appreicating good music? Coastal classic gives you all of the above and doing we
  12. I am looking for a blade for a 3 bladed Gori folding prop 16.5 x 12 RH. My new boat has a kiwi prop on there now but came with a spare gori prop that lost a blade a while back. Motoring performance is OK but I suspect the gori will perform a bit better than the kiwi prop and I like the idea of the overdrive for calm water and motorsailing. Just asking on the off chance someone had a similar issue and still has the other 2 blades.
  13. I'm really enjoying following this adventure. He's a man on a mission and quite inspiring.
  14. Looks like he is in, some good seamanship there. Well done, I would say its been a very tough few days. Dont think queen charlotte sounds would ever get cold enough for true catabatic winds? Milford sounds maybe. Will certainly be gusty.
  15. Jackson bay might be a good option right now?
  16. I really wouldnt want to be where he is right now! I have been hammered pretty hard outside milford sound twice, the waves bounce off the cliffs and turn it into a real washing machine. You have the southern ocean swell and the wind waves on top of each other. Not a huge amount of anchoring options once hes in there either. I hope everything works out OK for him.
  17. https://www.facebook.com/groups/nzsailinggearbuysellswap/permalink/1496962040514923/?sale_post_id=1496962040514923
  18. Wow what an impressive blog. I just lost a few hours there. Some of my bucket list items right there.
  19. B00B00

    Wright 11

    La Di Da is at pine harbour and looks really nice these days. An immaculate boat that anyone would be proud to own.
  20. Our insurance for the passage from France to NZ in a 9 year old 50 beneteau was only around 3.5k a year. Roughly 1% of the replacement cost of the boat.
  21. I agree on the sea of Cortez. Spent a season cruising there. Cabo San Lucas and La Paz are really fun places.
  22. The weiti river bar was fully closed out with surf yesterday afternoon. First time I have ever seen that.
  23. My new boat draws 2.15m and I will be keeping it up the river just past the stillwater wharf. Pretty keen to hear more of your thoughts on the bar depth and the best way to go. I am delivering it down this weekend.
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