Originally Posted by goboatingnow
No doubt the OP has already cleared out an gone .
on CF (another thread) yesterday.........
and for those who did not click on the link earlier in the thread this is what the NZ official may have been looking at:
For a fibreglass boat that seems like a lot of rust staining.....a good clean would do no harm........
Some quality repair work there
Of course those may have been taken a while back (or may not actually be the same boat!) - but if still current
then you can understand why officialdom may have concerns.............whether you agree with da Gubberment having a view on these things or not is a different matter, but I think pretty common knowledge that the NZ official
mindset on these things is a tad different to other places - you go to NZ and deal with reality as it is, or you don't - seemples
........and to achieve that not standing out like a sore thumb on a boat that at least looks
like it is a POS would be useful
, no matter that it swings with yer independent image of self......if folks want to avoid (or at least slow down) the creep of officialdom into travelling long distances on small boats then each person gets a bit of responsibility (and also the opportunity!) to not scare the beejesus out of officialdom into "something must be done" mode.
The fact that the boat (and Skipper) crossed the Pacific is great (and to be admired, especially on 27 foot
) but today does not mean anything......putting that sort of mileage on a boat does not improve it's condition, in fact quite the reverse. Nor does sitting on the hook for a year or so automatically do so either........especially not on a (claimed) boat budget
of $100 a year (including post pacific refurb