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  1. We have foiled easily with an 8hp on a dinghy and also on an old paper tiger. Some of the waves in the motuihe channel with strong wind against tide would be fun once you know what you are doing. We started with an 8 ft board and all got up behind a boat pretty easily. Not hard to hurt yourself though.
  2. Yes not a lot with the wing though mostly I am catching waves on a foil under a small stand up paddle board. Its amazing how little drag there is once you start flying. Lots of Wingfoiling happens around Auckland when they are not locked down. Saw a video recently of 3 guys foiling back from the Barrier 110kms. Think one was Jessie tukes brother? Both Burling and Spithill are into it.
  3. Depends how fussy you want to be. Nobody paints a house the way a car is painted. I painted a 10 m tri on a beach in a day with an airless spray . Not as good a result as you want though. More of a 10 foot finish but still good protection. With the right paint somebody with a little skill could do a great job without spraying and probably without removing fittings either. 2 guys with a week of good weather in a yard ? Maybe try norsand in whangarei for an estimate.
  4. Plenty of cats available in your budget and a cruising cat can make a great liveaboard. Cheaper boats could also be a good option to see if it is something that you want to do long term. I bought a 46 ft cat for 25 k that was a great cruising boat.
  5. Navionics has tide flow arrows around north cape area. Probably other programs like open cpn as well. Worth looking into.
  6. Did it 2019 in a Wharram cat. Just wait near the top for a reasonable forecast on windy or others and then go. We ended up motoring 2 days in calm to New Plymouth and then there was nw to go the rest of the way. New Plymouth is a good stop you can anchor in the harbour and stay aboard. Fuel and groceries are fairly close.
  7. I have always fitted the holding tank instead of the u with the vent in the holding tank going outside. No noticeable smell and no need for the u vent.
  8. Just got home from the viaduct after 5 hour drive. Worth it just to be there for that second race. I hope we can have one day of racing with 15 knots or so. Be good to see them really powered up. IMG_6599.MOV
  9. Almost forgot team uk sailed past pretty close too
  10. I drove up to Auckland to see them sailing a few weeks ago. Had an awesome day with Nz Italian and America’s boat flying past me less than 50 metres away and now spending a few days watching at the big screen at the viaduct. Loving the racing and the atmosphere. Incredible what they can do in the light winds yesterday. Seems pretty exciting from where I am watching.
  11. We are overlooking whananaki estuary and seeing surges coming in. No damage so far though.
  12. Decided I have had enough of sailing after 40 years.harryproa Aroha is for sale on trademe now.
  13. I had a big clean up this week and dragged out a couple of old rafts. Pulled the cords to see what would happen. First was a 1988 rfd brand 4 person. It blew up then the relief valve cracked and fell off. Useless and very cheap thin plastic like a kids paddling pool. Next was a 1986 Avon 6 person. This worked well and good strong construction. Lots of gear inside and everything still working other than the torch. Sold as paddling pool and looking like it would still last for a long time. Was last serviced 2003
  14. I bought this main in Brisbane as a spare for a trip to Auckland but have never used it. I was told it is a heavy sail made for a circumnavigation which never happened and so it was changed for a lighter main. Doesn’t look like it has had much use and has sat it my garage for the last 4 years or so. $450. Its in New Plymouth
  15. Pretty sure I have a complete Navik plastimo system here I can sell $600
  16. Trying to send you a message for the Suzuki.
  17. I protected my 2000 with a simple cover roughly made from clear plastic like dodger clears. Keeps rain and spray off and you can still see and operate the buttons etc.
  18. I spent a week there in the late 70s it was a back packer spot with beach hut accommodation. I spent as much money as I could but at the end of a week it was still less than $20.
  19. I once sold a clapped out trailer sailer to a guy who planned to drag it to the top of a hill on his remote farm as a novelty hut. Put it on trademe for a dollar reserve with potential as sleep out or play hut. Someone might even patch it up and put it on a lake with an outboard.
  20. Yes but will stick with the original name Aroha. Love it and easy to search its history from there. There was a big one for sale in Europe somewhere but bit unproven and not that cheap. I looked at this one about 10 years ago in whangaroa but it was more expensive and we struggled to make ground to windward when we went for a sail. The hulls were really dirty though. It seems to slip along nicely when its clean though.
  21. I did notice lots of people taking photos of it as I sailed into Auckland. It’s a bit unusual but will be handy for exploring up narrow creeks with out worrying about having to turn around to get back out !! Could name it to and fro but I just call it the backwards forwards boat.
  22. Yes sailed it from taipa to Auckland just before the first lockdown. Parked up for a spruce up before this summer Then some cruising around the gulf
  23. Harryproa site has all the info but for me mainly the price was right for a low maintenance shallow draught multi that is not too old and has 2 double berths
  24. I will need to concentrate to remember to turn my Nav lights around the right way when I am sailing backwards on my backwards forwards boat
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