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  1. 1. How old is your boat

    • 0-5 years
      17
    • 5-10 years
      7
    • 10-15 years
      15
    • 15-20Years
      18
    • 20-25 Years
      14
    • 25-30 Years
      51
    • 30-35 Years
      52
    • 35-40 Years
      23
    • 40-45 Years
      16
    • Over 45 Years
      16
  2. 2. What Type of Boat is she? (you can select more than one)

    • Trailer Sailer
      17
    • Keeler
      164
    • Multihull
      30
    • Sailing Dingy
      13
    • Power Vessel <6m
      1
    • Power Vessel >6m
      9
    • Timber
      34
    • GRP/Composite
      66
    • Other
      5
  3. 3. Is your PRIME use of your boat;

    • Racing
      66
    • Cruising
      163


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I thought it might be interesting to know what type of boats most of you have? Please complete the survey!

I thought the other 242 were too embarrassed to admit they owned power boats?

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yup, in the 50's nz was 1 of the richest countries in the world per capita

 

it started tailing off in the 60's 

 

but the shock of the uk dumping us to buy from the eec in the 70's

 

wasn't really felt until the 80's when muldoon's attempts to keep the old system afloat

 

were dumped, as they had to be, by a revolutionary lange labour

 

plus people suddenly wanted more of everything 

 

as the bare minimum they would consider

 

engines and radios used to be luxuries 

 

now luxurious

 

is a colour plotter that costs more than a new car

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Regarding the results for boat ages, there is a sudden drop off at 30 years, so what happened 30 years ago that there were suddenly fewer (new) boats being bought??

In 1979 Robert Muldoon's Guvmint introduced a 20% boat and caravan sales tax. The tax totally killed both the caravan and boat building industries within a few months. The tax was repealed in 1984 by the new Labour guvmint. But by then damage had been done, there just weren't many people around who could still build them. Most of the molds had been dumped too. And of course, as Sundreamer states above, 3 more years and we had the crash, mortgage interest rates well in excess of 20% and a serious recession

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The racer/cruiser ratio is closer than I expected!

I had fun trying to answer that question accurately! If it was effort, thought time, and money then the answer was racing. If it was hours or nautical miles it easily would be cruising. I answered the former, but a marginal call.

 

What is interesting is how boats, or at least their owners, don't seem to be able to do both in the same boat so much. Much of the fleet seems to be in one corner or the other I think. Which is a pity, as a boat is such a big investment in time and money it's good to be able to do both!

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. . .   What is interesting is how boats, or at least their owners, don't seem to be able to do both in the same boat so much. Much of the fleet seems to be in one corner or the other I think. Which is a pity, as a boat is such a big investment in time and money it's good to be able to do both!

 

Very true Tim. With racing so competitive, many boats are slimmed down so much to try to get a competitive edge, that cruising becomes a non-option.

 

After 14 days away on the Offender, I proved it can be done on a once racer. Admittedly, we lost about 1-2kts of speed having her loaded up for cruising. But how many peeps can carry food and water for 14 days, and still go racing? ;)

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