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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Sounds like the front that went through here on the weekend - keep an eye out for neighbours BBQ cover would you JB? It took off heading your way.........
    I saw a black vynil cover of some sort with weber written on it go past at 40mph heading for Patagonia, that it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I see! I see a repowering thread emerging ....
    Yes, well, that's frustrating. I'd like a Yanmar but they only make motors the size of small block Chevrolets now, nearly 6 inches wider than normal 4 cyl diesels.
    Fitn't dit.
    That leaves Nanni, Beta, Volvo.
    If there's another alternative not common rail , please let me know.
    60 hp min, 70 to 75 is an option.
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    Vetus, Isuzu, Lombardini??
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    People I know with Volvos swear they'd never get another, mainly due to the very high cost of parts. Nanni and Beta are both Kubotas - don't hear much criticism of them. Neil's a Nanni fan, I think. I'm happy with the Nanni but I don't know anything about engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Vetus, Isuzu, Lombardini??
    I don't know of vetus or Isuzu having a marinised motor here but I'll keep an ear out.
    Lombardini is common rail and I think that's not a wise option considering fuel quality or potential for poorer fuel in the Pacific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    People I know with Volvos swear they'd never get another, mainly due to the very high cost of parts. Nanni and Beta are both Kubotas - don't hear much criticism of them. Neil's a Nanni fan, I think. I'm happy with the Nanni but I don't know anything about engines.
    Yes,... the green death is known for that. It's a shibura base engine I think, we may have discussed that before.
    The marine engine business has changed here, It used to be like buying a car.. you went into a showroom , looked at a few, chose one and bought it.
    No stock now.....have to look at pictures ,choose something and buy with a lead of 12 weeks or so. Plus or minus with covid factor.

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    When I was a kid I sailed on a boat that had a Volvo. When they sent it to the world Half Ton championship in Sweden, they thought they would call someone down from the head office to find out why the thing was such a nightmare to keep going.

    "Oh, the whole engine is just junk" was the verdict. When the owner said "I thought Volvo made good engines" the Volvo guy replied with "Yes, but we keep the good ones here and send the bad ones overseas".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    When I was a kid I sailed on a boat that had a Volvo. When they sent it to the world Half Ton championship in Sweden, they thought they would call someone down from the head office to find out why the thing was such a nightmare to keep going.

    "Oh, the whole engine is just junk" was the verdict. When the owner said "I thought Volvo made good engines" the Volvo guy replied with "Yes, but we keep the good ones here and send the bad ones overseas".
    Never heard that one before
    Its funny the anti volvo sentiment out there, a bit like Lucas and the prince of darkness, not sure there's anything in it.
    I have friends who own them and have no problems, just the parts and multi markups as mentioned above.

    Out of the beta and nanni marinisations on the same base kubota motor the perception is the beta marinised in JOE is superior to the French Nanni. Seems to be a common theme although I'm not sure why. Yet.

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    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    When I was a kid I sailed on a boat that had a Volvo. When they sent it to the world Half Ton championship in Sweden, they thought they would call someone down from the head office to find out why the thing was such a nightmare to keep going.

    "Oh, the whole engine is just junk" was the verdict. When the owner said "I thought Volvo made good engines" the Volvo guy replied with "Yes, but we keep the good ones here and send the bad ones overseas".
    My Santana still has its original MD7A. When the fuel pump died I had to send to Haiga Sofia Bulgaria to get a decent replacement. Too old for Volvo to support domestically.

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    I've been bodging up the motor, it seems to go and run cool, too cool now. Hopefully it'll get us through summer.
    Caught a fish, caught up with some buddies. Home alone as family is visiting grandies via aeroplane to another island.
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    Magnificent day... Destination is a Lidgard 42, 3 skin kauri cold moulded circa 1985 ish.

    Buddy Suzy sent me this
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    We met up that night, 3 boats . Sundowners on one, dinner on the other.
    Next morning ..coffee.
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    Cloud formation saying keep an eye out in a day or two. Which was right.
    It's an interesting place that not many boats go to, about 20 or 30 minutes from our berth. So a quick trip back for me.
    At 7 and 8 knots under power testing it. Go figure.
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    A few pics from our 20/21 Christmas cruise.
    Pre dinner sundowners on Iorangi, the 1901 Logan.
    Whangamumu harbour. Several of our friends were there coming up the coast so we sailed down.

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    Heading back up new years day.
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    One wet day since in the Bay of Islands, but mostly settled and sunny..
    This was yesterday.

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    One last one. This boat is arguably the most important racing yacht in NZ modern history. Galvanised a nation with its one ton cup win.
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    Attachment 76583

    http://www.classicyachtcharitabletru...htm?boat_id=13

    And another interesting wooden boat, a tribute to infidel /ragtime by another designer, Alan Warwick.
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    Looks like a great Christmas JB - we’re really hoping that we can be over there for next Christmas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Looks like a great Christmas JB - we’re really hoping that we can be over there for next Christmas
    We really should try to catch up next time,Greg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    We really should try to catch up next time,Greg.
    Now that you’re up in KK we’ve little excuse not to, and if Kate’s mum goes ahead with a house that she’s looking at somewhere heading out your way......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Now that you’re up in KK we’ve little excuse not to, and if Kate’s mum goes ahead with a house that she’s looking at somewhere heading out your way......
    Oo, tell me where, which one... pm or messenger will do

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    A couple of other boats out last week, or so
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    Tall ships and classics race, which we didn't do, top mark. Nocturne , a 26 ft Townson calling buoy room on Aorere the 1892 ish Logan and the big cruiser, I forget it's name.
    They ended up doing buffalo girls and went round the outside.
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    Nice shot JB! Love that Townson!
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    Friends owned that boat for a decade or two and did all sorts of events from classic races to the coastal classic all comers phrf ,and two handed series, good to see it still out doing it.
    About three years ago they sold it to go cruising, bought a 39 ft steel boat.
    I think the big cruiser is an Alden, from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Friends owned that boat for a decade or two and did all sorts of events from classic races to the coastal classic all comers phrf ,and two handed series, good to see it still out doing it.
    About three years ago they sold it to go cruising, bought a 39 ft steel boat.
    I think the big cruiser is an Alden, from memory.
    The cruiser looks like a Pearson 44, which I think was an Alden design..

    https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/countess-44-pearson

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