Subject: RE: [harryproa] Re: Anyone there ?
From: "Jim Baltaxe" <>
Date: 1/13/2008, 8:11 PM

Hi Robert
I did get out onto him/her on the last day before Bain so kindly took me to the airport, but unfortunately it was pelting down like mad. We rowed out to the boat, moored in a river near Bain's house and had a good look around but never got off the mooring. We had neither the time nor the breeze to prove much.
The boat appears to be very well built and very much what I do want. Enough room for one or two people for extended coastal cruising and the pop-up canopy over the upper cockpit was a cozy place for us to shelter in the rain and talk about, as well as look at, the boat.
My only real reservation about the design is the ongoing question of rudder attachments. Aroha's appear solid but the lower brackets certainly will certainly be caught in almost anything more than a flat sea. I really don't know whether that would make much difference to overall performance, though.
I did see Aroha come across the bar into the river a couple of days earlier and it was an impressive sight.
I am still working on the legal and financial issues so I am hoping that I will be able to make a reasonable offer fairly soon. In the meantime, I do wish Bain good luck and if I miss out, so be it. If everything works well, perhaps I'll be able to get across for another look and a ride later this year.

Jim Baltaxe

They said, get a life. I looked on TradeMe but I couldn't find one.

From: [] On Behalf Of Robert
Sent: Thursday, 3 January 2008 11:58 p.m.
Subject: [harryproa] Re: Anyone there ?

-G'day Jim,
Sorry to hear of your difficulties. Not a nice situation but there can
be an afterlife
Did you get a chance to sail on Aroha?

-- In, "Jim Baltaxe" <jim.baltaxe@...> wrote:
> Hi Robert &al
> I'm in exactly the same position which is why I've had my head down for
> a while, since Derek's workshop and my visit with Bain. I'm still trying
> to work out the "disengagement" (what else do you call a "divorce" from
> a legally recognised, long-term, relationship?) so that perhaps I can
> get the money together. Sorry Bain but I am trying, really hard.
> Enjoy
> Jim Baltaxe
> 209 Derwent Street
> Island Bay, Wellington
> +64 (04) 938 6018
> 027 563 5018
> They said, get a life. I looked on TradeMe but I couldn't find one.
> ________________________________
> From: []
> On Behalf Of Robert
> Sent: Thursday, 20 December 2007 4:16 p.m.
> To:
> Subject: [harryproa] Re: Anyone there ?
> -waiting with bated breath for the next development of the Harry. Love
> to see the promised photos of Sidecar and Solitarry I am still keen to
> get a Harry but health and wealth defy me. The concept still makes the
> most sense to me and the boats out there look pretty good. If I had
> the cash I'd probably just buy Bain's Aroha and get sailing.
> Meanwhile I'm investigating doing a KSS system using polyprop and
> epoxy with an end bulkhead with foam ends.
> Robert
> -- In
> <> , "vertiges59" <vertiges59@>
> wrote:
> >
> > Nobody more in this group ?????
> >

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