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broad-reaching or running. Bata’s committed to investing in a gennaker when he’s more familiar with the boat, but until then he’s content to work his way downwind, perfecting his gybes. Hanse has introduced an upgraded stacker for the main – and it’s a vast improvement. It’s made from a heavier, more robust material and it’s fitted with drains. You won’t be drenched the next time you hoist the main. Standard 345s are fitted with an 18hp Volvo and sail drive. This one has the upgrade – a 27hp Volvo – and the sail drive’s equipped with a two-blade, fixed prop. The bigger engine will enjoy a stress-free life, pushing the boat to a comfortable 7 knots at 2500rpm. ACCOMMODATION Down below a light, airy interior accentuates the sense of space – it’s hard to believe this is a 34-footer. Nicely-proportioned and easy on the eye, the décor’s a classical The cockpit has twin helms and tailing bins to keep halyards and other control lines tidy; the timber table provides an attractive al fresco setting; the hatches for stowing keys and sunscreen, and the lamp on the table are excellent features Success continues for COPPERCOAT Phone: 09 378 4280 email@example.com www.mecmarine.co.nz 021416 VITAL STATISTICS Boat name and design: Lizzie 65ft Aluminium Motor Sailer Moored: Everywhere in New Zealand, Chatham Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, all of the Pacific, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia Date coated with Coppercoat: January 2006 How was it coated: Owner and friends, Nelson Yearly use: Cruising extensively 10 months of each year Rod Smith launched the beautiful 65’ launch Lizzie in January 2006 and when researching antifouling options Rod was impressed with Coppercoat antifouling as a long term solution to expensive haulouts and recoating. What had sceptics concerned was that Lizzie’s hull is aluminium. Rod had undertaken his research and clearly understood the science behind the correct application process and followed clear instructions from Coppercoat’s Head Office in the United Kingdom. Apply a solid barrier of primer coat and you will have protection. Coppercoat is in fact copper granules suspended in epoxy resin, therefore, removing any fear of copper actually touching the alloy hull. Smith applied three coats of Altex Zeca primer followed by three coats of Carboguard 640 primer, then Coppercoat over the prepped primer coats. So what is the verdict to date? Fast forward eight years with heavy use throughout NZ, Australia, the Pacific Islands and SE Asia and Rod says... “I water blast the hull every year and scrub throughout the year. I have not lost any antifoul. If you work out the amount I put on the hull to the miles and time it surpasses any antifoul on the market!” Smith believes the clear benefits of using Coppercoat are huge “with the only once a year clean, only one haul out per year, but in some countries you need to scrub the hull in the water by scuba. There is nothing better on the market, it is only more dear to start with initially, but it lasts over 10 years and a once a year haulout and waterblast – you can’t beat that!” A lot of sceptics will want to know... has it caused corrosion after eight years? Smith maintains “I have absolutely no corrosion on the outside of the hull.” He further confirms no corrosion in any of the hull fittings and no other problems. With a number of alloy boat owners considering Coppercoat over the years Rod Smiths is clear proof that the science and clear principle of barrier coats is exactly true.After eight years of heavy use Coppercoat has proved to be an incredibly cost effective means to avoiding that yearly hassle of re-antifouling. subscribe online at www.mags4gifts.co.nz/boating-nz 33 tested_Hanse_Feb14.indd 33 20/01/2014 11:54:21 a.m.
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