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  1. Where is the boat currently  registered? 

    You need to get a certificate of cancellation of the current registration and have that officially translated to english before you can register in NZ. That normally takes longer than the NZ registration. France for example needs the boats original registration document sent to France before they will cancel it. It's a major pain in the ass. 

    We contacted Maritime NZ early and had all the paperwork done so as soon as we sent the document they did it the same day. 

    We actually departed New Caledonia on the french registration and arrived here under NZ registration. 

  2. 2 hours ago, Ex Machina said:

    This one takes the cake . Dunno if we will see this calibre of small boat designed and built in nz again 



    Yup that was a fun ride! We have some epic times on that little boat. 

  3. 6 hours ago, Island Time said:

    Rogue split their main in 1/2...


    Yup we had an awesome day out there but the old main finally gave in. We tried to carry on with just the jib but it was pretty slow so we decided to get home and pack it up before dark. Just a simple seam coming undone and a very easy fix. I have a new main half finished anyway as I knew that one was right at the end of its life.



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  4. 13 hours ago, Zozza said:

    Is it just me, or are we experiencing months of sh#t weather more than usual.  Summer was a write off, and it doesn't seem to be getting much better, albeit winter approaching.  It's probably as bad as it's always been - this is NZ, the land of four seasons in a day, but sheesh can't someone go for a sail and get some decent weather to get going, including the Solo Tasman guys / girl...

    Ah well, I guess that is why we have some of the best racing sailors in the world...our weather demands it.

    Yup totally. It's been a shocker. 


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  5. Anyone else thinking of entering? 

    I'm going to chuck my entry in today. 

    What's not to like, free berthage in the viaduct for the weekend, party with a live band right beside the boats (Phil hart I believe), a fun race with hopefully a heap of boats and if it all goes well a real festive raft up party in wynyard quarter reminiscent of the old Sydney hobart and fastnet days where the boats all piled into whatever spot they could fit and rafted 20+boats deep. I think it's a cool concept. 

    Perfect weekend for me as I have sythony in the domain Saturday night (should be a truly epic event if the last one were anything to go by). Friday night rum race, event party in whnyard, short easy sailboat race, synthony then stay on the boat in town afterwards. Breakfast at wynyard quarter in sight of my boat, quick run through the Maritime museum then off home to the weiti river with a stop for a fish on the way. 

    For anybout of town boats especially, I reckon its going to make for a great boating weekend. 

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  6. 11 hours ago, Deep Purple said:

    Sad to say Smithy passed away yesterday but not before marrying his sweetheart the day before. Fair winds mate, you fought a good fight :-(

    That's very sad news he was a great guy. I had no idea he was even sick. 

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  7. We were also hit on our mooring by another boat that came loose and sustained some damage.  Quite a few boats here with damage. 

    To be honest it was terrifying and very very close to catastrophic for us and many boats around us. We had an H28 wrapped around our bow and slowly going under the boat. I cant believe our mooring held. Luckily the incoming tide slowed down the current after a few hours otherwise it would have likely been much worse.

    Closest I have ever come to losing my boat I think.  

  8. On all of our bigger cruising boats we have had the pole stored on the mast and was very happy with it.  But those were bigger boats with long and heavy poles.

    You need a track up the mast same length as your spinnaker pole to use that system as tbe pole butt end needs to be pulled up so it's bloody expensive.  

    I think it's unnecessary on any boat under about 42ft. 

    Great for making kids swings though!


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