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Old 23-07-2012, 19:18   #1
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Thumbs up NZ sailing

Hi Folks
I am posting from NZ where I live and sail. I am a long time sailor some 45 years on the water in sail boats of all types. I currently have a Farr 1020 which I race and cruise all year round which I have owned for over 20 years. I originally came from the UK in 72 for an engineering construction contract in NZ and decided that this was not a bad place to base myself considering how much coast line there was for very few people at that time.
I built my first boat here in 72-74 then went on to bigger craft in between construction contracts world wide while maintaining this base.

I am a mech engineer by trade and have an interest in all things sailing, cruising, engines and boat systems and water sailing">blue water sailing with others to the Pacific islands and about for races and deliveries. I am very much a DIY enthusiast and carry out as much boat and engine maintenance as I can. The F1020 is powered by a Bukh DV20 ME and is the original as installed engine in 1986.

NZ has some great sailing waters for the cruising sailor and maybe I will get to meet some of you during our on the water travels.

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Old 23-07-2012, 20:18   #2
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Re: NZ sailing

Hello. Most Kiwis are do-it-yourself enthusiasts. They tend to have a reputation for self-reliance and innovation. The 1020 is a really good boat. Quick and comfortable. We're just over the road, in Hobart. Welcome to CF.
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Old 23-07-2012, 22:20   #3
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I guess it comes from living at the bottom of the world where most people find it to far to come? You must know the feeling?
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Old 24-07-2012, 05:54   #4
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Mmmm. I think a few people from the US wander over the Pacific to NZ. And a few to AustrAlia. I Think quite a few of them then sell their boats here and fly home. It is a long sail.
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Old 24-07-2012, 06:50   #5
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Re: NZ sailing

Hi there. We're currently in the Caribbean en-route to NZ (home for me) in our wee wooden wonder; we'll look out for you when we make it back to the land of the long white cloud; we'll be looking for advice on our new home waters! Welcome.
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Old 24-07-2012, 07:11   #6
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Re: NZ sailing

We're looking forward to spending more time in NZ... kids and grandkids in Auckland... and on the water.

Planning, in a general sort of way, to buy something in the 35-foot range for a liveaboard that we can use to explore the coast. That's a couple of years off, at a minimum.

During a visit a year or so back, we chartered in the Bay of Islands, which has to be one of the prettiest places in the world to potter around in. Next time, the Hauraki Gulf and the Coromandel.

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Old 24-07-2012, 09:22   #7
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Re: NZ sailing

G'day, mate. Welcome aboard! We base out of the BOI. We'll keep an eye out. All the best from a fellow engineer. Cheers.
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Old 24-07-2012, 15:53   #8
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G'day Acushla, welcome aboard!
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Old 24-07-2012, 17:18   #9
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Re: NZ sailing

There's a few kiwis lurking about on these fora. What's the name of your boat, we might see you on the water one day?
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting here.
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Greetings and welcome aboard from another Kiwi.

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welcome from again another kiwi
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