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Old 06-07-2015, 00:27   #1
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Hi From Auckland NZ

I have been following this site for a couple of months now - what a great treasure trove of info and advice!

As for me, I've been sailing on and off for the best part of 40 years - racing dinghies and cruising keelers - mostly in NZ but also UK, Hong Kong and Qatar. Have one offshore passage to Fiji under my belt and thirsting for more.

Current project is refitting a 1970's era Chico 30 for some ocean adventures. She's a bit on the small side but reasonably bulletproof and a proven passage maker in her heyday.

Here's to fair winds ...


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Old 06-07-2015, 01:33   #2
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Hi and welcome to CF - and enjoy your Chico project.....
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:36   #3
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Re: Hi From Auckland NZ

g'Day SR, and welcome to CF. Sounds like you will be a good addition to the crew here, so keep us advised as to your progress. Not familiar with the Chico 30... whose design iis she?

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Old 06-07-2015, 01:42   #4
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Hi, did my first "ocean" race on a Chico 30 called "Chubasco" when I was 15. What an adventure! Auckland to Gisboure seemed like such a long way.. Fond memories of a wonderful little boat, and a great crew. Say hi to my brother boo boo on "sunfast racing" if you bump into him and his rabble...

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Old 06-07-2015, 01:53   #5
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Re: Hi From Auckland NZ

A Chico 30 in good nick is capable boat :-)
The cost to get to NZ Cat one for offshore will be quite high though - I'd suggest you get a local inspector involved as soon as you can. That will make it easier to get thru with the minimum possible cost.
I sent you a PM pointing to some local NZ resources.
Good luck with your project, and let me know if you need any help sourcing anything you need.
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Old 11-07-2015, 03:08   #6
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Re: Hi From Auckland NZ

Reply to Jim Cate: Chico 30 is a Gary Mull design.
To: Neptune's Gear: yep, I'm under no illusion as to what it costs to get to Cat 1!


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Hi Sails Rock. Looks like you are Auckland based... My wife and I are in Dunedin but have just bought a Cav 39 is at Bayswater. We need to rerig it and antifouling before sailing it south at Christmas. Coulsdon you recommend a good rigger and haul out facility? We're discovering auckland riggers are around 30% dearer than what we'd pay down South. ..but are stuck having to sort it before tripping south.

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Gulf Harbour. Gulf Harbour Rigging. But nothing in Auckland is cheap :-(

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Update. Used Richard at Independant Riggers. Top bloke and Jodie well done at reasonable price.
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