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Old 16-12-2011, 21:22   #1
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Ganley Snowbird 30

Anyone have experience sailing this NZ designed steel sailboat?
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:31   #2
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I own and have sailed several passages within NZ waters, yacht "kelly" is currently dry docked for refit. Initially "inexperienced sailor'' found yacht to be unstable/flakey especially under heavy conditions but with time and some harsh lessons yacht found to be pretty good sea boat.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:35   #3
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Re: Ganley Snowbird 30

Perhaps that was the one for sale at Westhaven in 2005? A nice but pretty small boat compared to more modern designs,
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Old 12-06-2013, 20:22   #4
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Hi Boatguy, probably not the same boat, yacht was built in Nelson from 1981-86, launched 1991 in Nelson. Yacht has a sister ship in Nelson which was built with thicker hull and topsides for ice conditions etc.
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Old 13-06-2013, 00:03   #5
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Re: Ganley Snowbird 30

Had one parked by me last week called TinTin good tough looking boat Have sailed from Auckland to Nelson in a ganley Tara a great powerful machine also very dry got her up to 13 knots in a gust no problems at all
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