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
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
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
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.