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About BooBoo

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    Auckland NZ
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    Yachting, Drinking, And any other devious behaviour I see fit at the time.....

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  1. I just brought the Ross 1066 Margaritaville. More of a cruiser racer which appealed to the wife a lot more than the motorboat and the shallow draft (2.25m) means that we can keep it on our mooring up the weiti river outside the house. She's a nice boat. Built in 2003 by craig partridge in foam and glass with plenty of carbon bits, composite stanchions, carbon rig and boom.. Slightly different design to the earlier Ross 1066 but seems bloody quick in the first 2 rum races I have done. Beautiful interior with everything we need to take the family cruising for a few weeks. Anchor winch
  2. Another win for us on the Rocky taking the double line and handicap win. It was an absolutely brutal day on the water with 2 reefs and #4jib all day. 10hrs bashing upwind in 25-35kts and big seas, then a very fun and fast ride home! Sad news, the disco ball didn't survive the day....
  3. Looking like a tough day on the water tomorrow for the SSANZ 100. Smaller boats have already been put on the short course. Saturday: Northeast 25 knots gusting 35 knots but 30 knots gusting 40 knots about the Outer Gulf. Sea rough. Cloudy periods. Fair visibility in a few showers
  4. 2 of them are on their way to NZ as we speak. Rumor is a third one might be as well...
  5. Yup a great day out there. 178 boats which I believe is a record. My very first race in the new boat 'Rocky' and we won our division. It was generally quite light which suited us. Unfortunately one 8.5 trimaran didn't make it home after hitting the rocks off waiheke. After party on Rocky was huge.... Disco ball looks right at home on this boat. It's done 25000nm sailing with me!
  6. My boat in the 130nm coastal classic last October. 1989 wooden Elliott 10.5. Beat a Kerr 40 and many others on line. Was fun.
  7. Did some miles on that boat. That rig was a new high end Southern Spars rig that was fitted in sometime arpund 2008. Pretty sure the main halyard was on the lock you describe with the tylaskas but the kite halyards had proper locks on them. I remember putting the spinnaker pole right through the front of that mast sending down wind in 30+kts with the A4 up in the Hong Kong to Vietnam race when the retrofitted spinnaker pole end fitting failed. We kept the rig in the air but it was touch and go for a while until we got the kite down. The Vietnam race is the best race in the wor
  8. Would love to but we just don't have the budget for a big campaign. Sponsorship is hard to get in NZ.
  9. We just enjoyed 2 weeks cruising great batrier island with 3 kids in our 80k 1980s wooden 4kt shitbox. Pretty good consdering that we managed to smash a Kerr 40, welborne 42 wedgetail and many others on line in the coastal, beat clockwork (ex general lee) to white island and generally hand out a hiding to anything else our size. The motorboat (ex squealer ex butcher) was a great buy. Does everything we need it to. And now the prep for the Round North island 2 handed continues. 40 boats on the start line next month.
  10. We sure had a good blast up the coast on Motorboat. Had the green bus on rails 3 sail reaching. Rather wet. Good times.
  11. We have a pretty epic sound system on my boat. 6 Fusion Signiture range 8.8 inch speakers (4 outside and 2 inside) and a 12inch Sub. 2 amplifiers with a capacitor to give them a better power supply and a cooling fan for those nights when it runs hard.... All speakers have blue LEDs in them which double as our cockpit and interior party lights. Its pretty loud and shakes the whole boat. Draws around 30A when cranked up. Its a sweet system and i cant see how you would ever need more. We do have one more channel with the original plan for a seperate boxed sub in the cockpit but in real
  12. Just seen this facebook post from one of the crew on wild oats. Saddened by the fact a few of my old mates would have thought we would use our AIS system onboard to our advantage by turning it off during the great race. The fact is the system got fried when our onboard cameraman went live at the start, we had no idea at all during the race till we finished . The Wild Oats team is one of the best loyalist teams I have sailed with in my whole sailing career .
  13. Current boat, Beneteau Oceanis 50 called Rogue. Just sailed it halfway around the world from France to Tonga with the wife and 3 young kids. Currently enjoying the Haapai island group while waiting for a weather window to NZ. Just accepted an offer on the boat subject to survey in NZ. All worked out exceptionally well. Next boat, Elliott 10.5. Deal done, half shares with a good mate who has just delivered the boat to its new home at westhaven Auckland. Race campaign focused on the Round NZ 2 handed race in Feb then the Round North island 2 handed race 2020 and a bit in between. A
  14. I think the big difference between Polyester Dacron and 3Di Nordac is the fiber crimp and the load alignment. Crimp is huge with 'woven' fabrics. Remember the yarns have to interweave with each other which leaves the yarns crimped IE not straight. You straighten the warp fiber which leaves the fill seriously crimped and vice versa. The heavier the weight of cloth the more crimp as the fibers are bigger. This is why people used 2 ply dacron on high performance sails back in the day when crosscut dacron was the only option- smaller fibers = less crimp for the same given yarn density. There
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