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  1. Jono

    Hanse 540e

    As a Kiwi sailing in NZ I'd be comfortable with a Hanse of that size. Sounds like you will keep it for a while before any major offshore. They are well regarded in NZ as a good cruiser and there is a ready resale market. At a slightly different price point the large Jenneau Sun Odysseys also are popular. Some of the other brands mentioned would be regarded as an orphan back in NZ. Personally if I could get into an X50 I would as they are a better sailing boat.
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    ROLLCALL - MIA Anarchists

    thetruth and various sockpuppets - or is he one of the above?
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    Late 80’s 33’—- Farr vs Frers

    Yep Farr better to try and find the 1020 design. Frac rig, an ORC/IRC bandit (true!), great cruiser, and good 2 handed. One of the nicest boats he ever did. A few made it over to the US. Bruce had one for himself.
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    Anchors Away?

    Cowes Week one year leading in class - X99. Had to anchor 3 boat lengths from the finish. First little puff that got the boat moving forward led to 2 crew pulling like crazy on the warp. The momentum was enough to continue the slingshot over the line for the gun and a sly chuckle from the finish boat.
  5. Loooongest one I've ever done. On a BBW 38 cruiser racer. New owner, some of the sails hadn't even been up apart from a quick check on the berth. Boat is ex Obiwan / Avela out of Perth. We were Div 2. Only the Force Eleven was in by the time limit but 7 of 25 were still racing. We did pretty well. One tack from the start to Rangi Shore. Went through Tiri Passage. Going outside the Hen and Chicks worked well for us and the J120. I think we were the last to actually sail the whole course. We crossed the line with a shy kite about 5pm. Miss Silver gave us a finish gun.
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    INEOS Team GB

    And despite all the talk about sailor safety on the water and for the shore crew on land, I saw a GB sailor biking home last night on a main arterial road without a helmet on and in flagrant breach of NZ traffic regulations. Absolutely shocking....... How can it be??? Why doesn't he get a Landrover too???
  7. Could be a good time for the F1. Light enough not to break anything or anyone. Saw it was still on the hard when I was down the line last week.
  8. I wasn't but now I am. It seemed like such a good idea until I looked at the weather forecast today. How many for you now Wal - 25? I think this will be about 12 for me as I didn't start until 1990 - with Pete on the Ghostbuster and missed a few while overseas.
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    And in the grand tradition of all good rebuilds she is now for sale at a very reasonable price. Wish I had the funds available.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Back in the day that wouldn't have been that bad an elapsed time.........
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Maybe just the bulb is off. The Melges 40s are starting to appear in Auckland. Incoming Commodore of RNZYS has his sailing, past M38 - Menace owner has one along with a couple of others.
  12. And Jannie was Doyle before Quantum. I don't think Robbie bothered with any lawyers fees.
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Having just spent the weekend wet sanding the reaction lacquer on my daughter's Starling, my arms are spent. Wish I could justify a Rupes for a 3 metre sailing dinghy!
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    FARR 727 INFO

    Paging Wal.... He's told a few 727 stories in the past. Interestingly no-one has done the cockpit job on the NZ boats. A few are chopping up the 930s to make them nicer to move around. I got my license in a 120Y. No towbar. Then went to a Viva to tow around the dinghies. We were 3 in our family.
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    what is it?

    I totally get the hull. I need some help with the rig. To the best of my knowledge junk rigs are reaching / downwind only. So that is fine for the Milk run, but then what do you do for the beat to NZ? Electric power and a Max Prop?
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    Modified Young 88

    A carbon rudder is the fastest and easiest mod. The current ones are barn doors. If you wanted a real orphan you could put on a carbon stick c/w MH gear and a baby prod for C0s.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    Slight thread drift. But if we lose a summer of race programmes, will the Corinthian Division gain a whole lot of ex pros who are now hammer hands or in sales? Auckland has ex-Volvo sailors everywhere and they either still sail for fun or have bought launches. But the Sydney air always seemed a bit more rarefied to me once you went beyond the truely good folk.
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    36.7 or 109?

    I raced the demonstrator 36.7 in NZ. We had it set up with a masthead symmetrical. Upwind the thing was a train. Loved it. Downwind to 15kn true it was fine. Once other other boats could get on the step we were left behind. I thought the cockpit was fine and interior awesome.
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    Where would you retire?

    Other parts of NZ are looking a whole lot better than Auckland right now. 2 weeks of lockdown and looking like another few weeks of restricted gatherings and no sailing allowed. Rest of NZ is allowed racing / cruising and gatherings of up to 100.
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    JPK yachts to be built in Australia

    My last SH Tasman crossing was on a Mini. I'd rather be on a JPK any day, Best of luck and can I have am 11.80 for NZ please?
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Is Nick any relation to Sean?
  22. As long as an RO is a decent ex racer, or done more official stuff than most sailors their decisions will generally be the right ones. It is the officious local club only ones I worry about.
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    New Moore 33

    Waterline helps. The difference between 26 and 32 LWL is a whole lot more than a lineal stretch. Especially for old bones.
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    Young and Full of Promise

    I have an old pair of boat shoes as my safety footwear. I always worry about tripping up in my jandals and spilling the paint. The current painting t shirt dates back to Cowes Week 2001.