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  Reply # 1225232 30-Jan-2015 11:45
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TLD: Buccanner 635 Excess with 225HP Honda.  Had to sell it about four years ago after I broke my back in fall.  The short choppy waves in the Sounds made using it too painful. :-(  It was a great time while we had it.



Very nice I like Buccaneers




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  Reply # 1225245 30-Jan-2015 11:47
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What are/were you guys towing with? Father in law got an X5 to tow his rayglass 




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Beccara: What are/were you guys towing with? Father in law got an X5 to tow his rayglass 


X5, Yeah not a bad car. Do they tow well and manage sand ok?





 


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  Reply # 1225247 30-Jan-2015 11:52
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We have owned a little trailer yacht since 1999 "Southern Belle". Alan Warwick / Ferris DeJoux design Trojan 750.
It cost less than many people lose in depreciation on their car each year. It's still worth at least what we paid for it.
We just spent 3 1/2 weeks living on it in Tasman Bay.  Over 15 years, We'd have spent a total of about a year living on it.  It's set up reasonably comfortably for cruising, with (gas) fridge, two-burner/grill marine cooker, 200l flexi water tank etc. It sleeps six - in theory - but for 2-3 people it's very comfortable - in a camping kind of way.
Insurances costs about $240 (incl racing cover), yacht club fees about $250, parking fees for the lock-up compound $180 per year.
I "put aside" about $1k per annum for maintenance etc, used that to put new suspension on the trailer, this year a new outboard for the tender, next I'll look at sails, and may get new lee cloths and boom tent.  You need to keep on top of things.
Despite being stored outdoors, the original gelcoat is in good condition, the fibreglass excellent.  Only raced occasionally, the 30+ YO sails are in remarkable condition.
Boats don't have to be "holes in the water into which you pour money".
Living in Chch, I can't see the point in owning a bigger boat.  We can cruise to where we want to go at 50 knots (90km/h) and sail on lakes.  I have no desire to own a larger boat moored at Waikawa/Nelson etc - unless I lived close by.


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He seems to think so, he only does ramps tho. Boats like 2ton all up so he said it limited his car choices




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  Reply # 1225251 30-Jan-2015 11:55
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Suzuki Grand Vitara is the tow pony




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Beccara: Wharram Tiki 38, Soon to be my fulltime home


Is FTTB available at your mooring?

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Beccara: Wharram Tiki 38, Soon to be my fulltime home


Is FTTB available at your mooring?


Ha, in effect yes, 30mbit at the swing mooring via Wireless P2P and then on the pile for living will be 100mbit+ via another P2P wireless into a UFB connection




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Beccara:
nickb800:
Beccara: Wharram Tiki 38, Soon to be my fulltime home


Is FTTB available at your mooring?


Ha, in effect yes, 30mbit at the swing mooring via Wireless P2P and then on the pile for living will be 100mbit+ via another P2P wireless into a UFB connection


Nice one!

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Have a Hartley 18ft ply boat currently undergoing refurb. Brother In Law and mine.

Split the hull Nov 2013 in some rough swells, from the keel crossways to the side. Hauled it out, fitted a bunch of sister frames to the existing ribs, flipped it. Removed most of the old epoxy and glass ( flap disks are great !) Cut out all the rotted ply - there were 3 sections about 60cm square, rescrewed, renailed, glassed and epoxy/fillers.

Have just repainted the hull, and flipped it back rightways last weekend. The cabin needs to be rebuilt, rewired, new electronics. Cost so far for refurb - approx 5K - this includes new chartplotter ( got an excllent ex factory price aprrox 1/3rd retail), brass for the splines, paint, etc, but mostly in epoxy and fillers. gone thru 20 litres so far. And killed 3 oribital sanders.






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  Reply # 1225365 30-Jan-2015 13:39
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The last boat our family owned cost $1000. (14ft) sat in the driveway for 2 years awaiting some restoration, ended up getting filled with lawn clippings then dumped at the tip. Expense way of disposing of lawn clippings YES, exciting fishing experiences NO :(.

Funny thing is step dad intended to keep the trailer but it snapped in half when the digger pushed the boat off the tip face, complete throw away.

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  Reply # 1225393 30-Jan-2015 13:59
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How did you find the 225 on the back?
I have the exact same model with a 150 and thinking of upgrading, really like to know how you found the 225



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heylinb4nz: The last boat our family owned cost $1000. (14ft) sat in the driveway for 2 years awaiting some restoration, ended up getting filled with lawn clippings then dumped at the tip. Expense way of disposing of lawn clippings YES, exciting fishing experiences NO :(.
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Probably needed an extra Round Tuit
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  Reply # 1225488 30-Jan-2015 17:04
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We have a couple of Vision 6.2's on permanent loan.
Good deal, the owner flies in for 1 month a year of fishing.

Good solid Kiwi boats, built in Tauranga by a guy who's a skilled Ali welder.
Not exactly pretty, but strong - 6mm plate below the chines, 4mm above.

One a console with walk around checker plate deck, one with cabin & head for the wusses who worry about wind, rain, burning sun, salt spray etc..

Run Evinrude E-tecs, which wouldn't be my choice - if I was paying!

Lots of big Kingies (& a couple small Marlin) have surrendered to these over the last few years.



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Are we talking about human powered vessels too? If so, can I add these to the mix?


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