This is a very old discussion. Interesting what a boat name search on Google turns up:Aroha started to break up on that trip.
If it wasn't for the skill, seamanship and resourcefullnes of the skipper it may have turned out very differently.
Can’t be Aroha, its too far away, and; history;- Aroha- went offshore, from Coff AUS,to North Cape NZ , after 313nm had to hide behind Lord Howe island with rudder defects. The next 760nm the bow area broke up mid tasman sea, unable to withstand the the wave pounding , according to the skipper. this in mild offshore [max.43knots tws] conditions , and had to be nursed in carefully by a skillful fisherman/owner to prevent it from foundering, a case of under engineering. , according to the owner has; the bad habit of rounding up violently every few waves.
Denney Inquisition Part 2(b): Jzerro, that miserable dog
by Steven Callahan, May 10, 2008