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Everything posted by B00B00

  1. Any water inside a boat makes it extremely hard to control downwind as it rushes forward when the boat surges down a wave. It becomes a compounding problem as the anchor locker typically stays full as the bow is getting more water over it.
  2. With no covid you would clear out at Bora Bora, stop at maupiti (last atol in FP) then suwarow (northern cook islands), nuie, tonga Minerva and NZ. Or the southern route aitutaki, palmiston, nuie. But with covid I'm not sure exactly where you will be allowed to stop. As jon said Minerva is a great point to leave to NZ but I think you need 2 weeks at sea before entering NZ and they class that as a port even though its uninhabited.
  3. Hey Ben, the Beneteau we sailed as a family down from France to NZ we named Rogue. I love the name and it's probably pretty accurate! A family gone ROGUE! So only fitting that the next family boat was called Rogue II. GONE ROGUE DEFINITION TO GO ROGUE informal to start behaving in a way that is not normal or expected, especially by leaving your group and doing something dangerous.
  4. I remember that too. Was an amazing sight. Think I was on Mint for that one.
  5. We had a really fun day on the Rogue II. Was a voyage of discovery for us learning what makes the boat go and what sails we actually have. No idea of the sail crossovers as we hoisted 2 old gennakers we had never seen and a new code zero that we had only checked to see if it fitted so the reach down to the noiseys was a bit painful changing between gennakers and code zero to find something that worked. The guys who had decent small flat gennakers made good gains on this leg. Watched Phil on the deep purple blast past us on that leg like we were standing still! They looked fantastic and rounded
  6. Rogue II is entered now.
  7. I will take a couple Jono. Can catch ya at the briefing.
  8. we are thinking about it.
  9. B00B00


    That book looks like a great read. Might have to try and find that one. Maybe we should start a crew.org book swap thread? I have hundreds and I'm sure others have as well. I'm off the the south island for a 2 week campervan trip next week. Hoping to check out both Greymouth and Westport. Havent been down the west coast by road since I was a kid, only a few times by boat. Did kaikoura, marlborough and Nelson last weekend.
  10. Going back a few years.... Alaska in 2001 on Shaman. Kodiak island, Prince William sound, Kenai Pennisular and back down the inside passage through Juneau, ketchican and onto Seattle. Followed by a cruise down the west coast of the USA onto mexico and back to Hawai where I started the voyage.
  11. Na it's a monohull that departed from Aitutaki in the cook islands with a friend of mine on board.
  12. I know of a yacht currently just going past the kermedec islands on it's way to NZ. Passing right through the middle of that frontal system. Dont think it's going to be a very nice few days for them. Potentially extremely nasty even.
  13. Is this the battle of the Townson 34's!
  14. For the 3 kings race??
  15. A race is about picking your way through a series of challenges. The more challenges there are the more chances there are to gain. The boat that plays it the best wins. Personally I much prefer a race that offers the maximum challenges possible.
  16. Last race was 2007. http://www.racetrack.org.nz/boat.php?boatid=1488
  17. I actually like the mixup of boats. Gives more opportunity to make gains (or minimize losses). Fleet management is quite a skill.
  18. Yup that was certainly an extreme ride. Terminal velocity of a 35fter seems to be around 27kts...
  19. Fantastic, we had such a fun race back in 2015 on Crusader. Might have to come down again.
  20. Bobstay is going to cause you some issues for the anchor. What's the tube wall thickness? If it's more than about 6-7mm then you could maybe do a bobstay to the half prod from the anchor locker. Then it would all be behind your anchor and never catch. Just a thought.
  21. It's a great boat and in pretty good condition. Was no expense spared when it was launched and it was campaigned very well. I know there is nothing major wrong with it but its basically padlocked to the hard stand until the bills are cleared. I dont think its very fair to be asking for the owner's situation and reason for sale right now on trade me. Maybe it's a touchy subject. Let's be honest if you were a serious buyer for this boat you would probably not be asking your questions on trade me..... Bryce had told people to contact him for more information and that's what they shou
  22. Plus 1 for what Brendan(kick) said about the solid glass on the bow and the tackline through the prod into a snout. I reckon a machined acetal snout that sticks out another 30mm with 1 or 2 verical holes for the bobstay lashing and 1 or 2 horizontal holes for the internal tackline is your best bet. Even if you dont run an internal tackline you can have a short strop with with a friction ring for your 1:1 tackline and the dead end point for your 2:1 with the fairlead aft being a low friction ring on your current tack line attachment. The tackline can just be a fixed length strop wh
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