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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Auckland, New Zealand is still pretty cool. Rates well in liveable cities

    Adult dinghy is mainly Laser or an NZ design called Zephyr. Pockets of Flying 15 and Elliot 5.9

    Keel boat one design is NZ Young 88, Stewart 34 or the Squadron fleets - MRX and Elliot 7.Otherwise similar but different in the 30-42 feet range. Most boats can overnight as there is really good cruising close by. Even (most) NZ cruisers are fast. Think Farr, Townson or Beale

    Aucklanders tend to migrate north to Whangarei or Bay of Islands, or down to Tauranga when they cash up or the commute gets too hard.

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