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Old 20-09-2014, 00:33   #1
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Greetings From NZ

Hi,

I've been floating around these forums for while and finally decided it's time to join in.

We have just brought a Davidson 31, she is a mast head sloop designed by NZ designer Laurie Davidson. She was designed to IOR regulations and left to deteriorate in her marina berth. We didn't pay much for her but we have spent a lot of time and cash bringing her back up to a top standard ready for Christmas (our summer).

I am a Shipwright and boat builder by trade and love all things boating and water related.

Looking forward to meeting many of you and maybe even seeing you out there... Somewhere


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Old 20-09-2014, 00:43   #2
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G'DAy Alistair, and welcome to CF.

Laurie drew some very sweet boats, and having cruised for many miles in an IOR one tonner I have some respect for those old warhorses. We'd all love to see some pix of her when you have time to post them. Bet she's fun to sail!

Anyhow, enjoy cruising through CF and enjoy the boat too.

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Old 20-09-2014, 00:53   #3
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Hi Jim

Yeah she is really fun, haven't had much of a chance to use her except from moving her to another marina, as all our time had gone into the restoration at this stage but we are pulling her out in 3 weeks to finish the interior fit out. Really looking forward to setting out on our first adventure on her!

This was her when we first took ownership.

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Ready to go back in the water having fully stripped down and rebuilt the engine, stripped all the wiring, removed and replaced all the through hulls, new anti foul and osmosis treatment, new propellor. All interior stripped down to bare wood and headliner removed ready for paint on her next lift

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Old 20-09-2014, 00:56   #4
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Alistair, what construction is she? I'd venture a guess at triple diagonal (cold molded to us Yanks) kauri...

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Old 20-09-2014, 01:02   #5
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Oh sorry I completely forgot, she is actually one of the first solid glass boats built by Compass Yachts in the late 70's.
Foredeck is balsa cored , however when a new anchor winch was installed several years ago the core wasn't sealed at all hence we now have a very soft forward deck. I will be cutting out the core and replacing with foam from underneath when we come out in a couple of weeks.
Side decks are glass over ply and cabin top is solid glass.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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Yes, welcome. Had a look through one recently, nice boat. Congrats on rescuing the boat and hope you greatly enjoy the results.
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