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    Default BEST YARD IN BAY OF ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND

    Sukliere plans to arrive in NZ in November.
    We will need to lift out - antifoul - gelcoat repair for the bash collision in Panama canal - a bit of other work on electronics etc.
    Can anyone suggest a good reliable yard?
    Any advice appreciated.
    Safe Sailing
    Paul
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    Paul, why not email the designer of your boat, Angelo Lavanos. He lives in that neck of the woods and should know the local yards. lavranos@ihug.co.nz
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    Default Re: BEST YARD IN BAY OF ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    Paul, why not email the designer of your boat, Angelo Lavanos. He lives in that neck of the woods and should know the local yards. lavranos@ihug.co.nz
    check out the norsand yard in Whangarei a little south of the Bay of Islands, most big cats end up hauling out there, and many cats are stored there over our summer while owners either go home or tour NZ by road before returning to the tropics in the winter.

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    norsand

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    norsand
    Yep! I second that. One of the best haulout yards for cats anywhere.

    You will have to fight with Murray (the owner) about using outsiders to do the GEL Coat repairs. The yard only did paint finish. Contact Terry (Turbo RIBs??) across the river he builds RIBs and does excellent colour GEL Coat repairs. Murray will accuse you of ganging up on him being pommes and all that. Terry moved to NZ when he was 4.

    PS - You will also get European quality (Vinylester) GEL coat repairs done in Noumea, New Caledonian. The prices are cheaper than France.

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    Default Re: BEST YARD IN BAY OF ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND

    Thanks for all the advice - we are booked into Norsand.
    There is nothing in the Bay of islands that can haul us out but there wildly be 2018.
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    Paul
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    Default Re: BEST YARD IN BAY OF ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND

    We're currently hauled out at Port Whangarei Marine Centre, just down the road (river) from Norsands. Friendly yard, great facilities.
    Cheers Lisa

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