""Re the following text""Well after quite a few months of repairing ,rebuilding and bolting on of new parts, KTF#28(built in'95) was put in the water at Manly Beach, Auckland.
The day was perfect,we set it up,put it in the water,and i took off in it......... The boat promptly got up on the foils,an amazing feeling!
However the rudder wasnt clipped in place properly and popped up. Bugger!!!! In trying to sort the problem out I managed to gybe the boat,pretty violent it was,and the sail link bar promptly broke at the rivets where the mainsheet attaches......i guess the tube mayve been weak due to age/corrosion.The brass clip that attaches the foil retract(stbd)also broke due to age/corrosion.
I managed to get the rudder down and headed to the nearest beach....thats when i found i could not get the stbd foil up! It gently touched the bottom,i got out but the wind and waves spun the boat around breaking a few small bits.. Yet another email has been sent off to Dan requesting parts!
I had but a taste of what these boats are like, cant wait for my next time out. Having had a bad experience,the sailing instructions/warnings in the assy manual now make perfect sense! Hmmmm
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Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:57 am Post subject: Tri Foiler # 28
Please contact me asap via firstname.lastname@example.org
The tri foiler numbered 28 is owned by david and myself who imported it into New Zealand from Greg Ketterman. it should still be in storage on the North Shore in Auckland.
The main photo on the Hobie page - http://www.hobiecat.com/sailing/models_trifoiler.html
- is of us in the boat on the Hauraki Gulf.
Please recheck the boat number and contact me as soon as convenient, I will confirm that our boat is still stored safely.
Look forward to a race !
Hey Bruce, might be nice if email@example.com
was valid but it's not so read this!
I bought the foiler#28 in good faith from Mike Bilham in May this year through 'Trade Me' (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =150871831
)& on-sold it to Matt some 60 days later.
There was no mention of anything dodgy at time of exchange of payment or boat on towball & 'Mike' represented himself as the owner of the boat all the way through the process. I possess all the relevant paperwork of this transaction and have a really top lawyer, so just maybe, you should approach Mike Bilham for any reimbursement you feel you may be due but a good suggestion at this point would be to get your facts straight. I bought the boat & can prove it. Matt now owns the boat & has spent a considerable sum getting it back to seaworthy. Where-ever you fitted into the equation prior to then, who knows. You aren't in the equation now. Deal with Mike or Leave it alone. Final.
Cheers, hava good day