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Old 02-04-2006, 23:33   #61
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Man Alan. You sure are funny!!! LMAO. Have you ever thought of trying out comedy?
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Old 03-04-2006, 00:10   #62
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Alan, Don't do it!!!!!

We'll surely lose respect for you

When I seen the pictures of your rig I was gritting my teeth trying not to insult the boat. But at least someone else had the burden of sticking you in the eye.

$5k NZ isn't too bad considering your on an Island. I wouldn't think that they make masts in NZ. What's going to cost is all those extra's (wire, couplers, spreaders, masthead & etc). Unless you can use most of your old gear.

But I know how you feel, I've only been able to invest about 5K US per year in upgrades to this ole tub of mine. The rest goes to family and bills.

I was going to mention there is an Aussie selling a mast on this forum but I see you have already been offered suds.

Best to ya.............................._/)
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Old 03-04-2006, 00:53   #63
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Del, it's hard to think we are an Island. We keep thinking we are a country But we get sharply reminded everytime we have to freight something across the ditch. A mast extrusion is about NZ$600 to freight for instance.
I see no reason why I can't re-use all the old rigging. I am hoping so. The guythat has done the new design has told me it would mean new rigging as the old wouldn't suit. Not sure why though. I have galv rigging and it is not very old. I like Galv and it would save a heap.

K, ya have to look at the funny side of it all, or you would go nuts.

Hey Greg, I reckon, if ya wrap the mast in Polystyrene and put a wee sail on top, take it to the coast and push it in my direction. I'll keep a look out along our west coast for it. COD?
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:39   #64
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Have you thought of having the mast section shrink wrapped and then sent over. My understanding is that if you shrink wrap it once you'll lose 50% of its volume and a second wrapping will lose another 50% I beleive on the third and subsequent wraps you continue to lose volume albiet at a slower pace. I haven't done the calculations but after maybe ten or twelve shrinks wraps you could probably fit it inside of a Didery Do (sp?) and save alot on import duties as well. Just a thought.

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You're a wag, Charlie ...
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Sorry but I couldn't find Wag in my Canadian to American Dictionary. In California it means Wild @ssed Guess. What soes it mean in Canadian? Or should I ask.
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Not sure either Charlie, but I like the way you think.
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Wag: a person fond of making jokes.
It's an English word, a foreign language to many Americans.
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Thanks Gord May. Not only am I 'merican but I live in California where when someone speaks in a full sentence it is a rairity and you know that they haven't lived here long.
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