While We Wait For Classic boat Show Images From New Zealand. I Ask This Question.


If you buy a boat in New Zealand and deliver it here.. Does it arrive upside down? Think of all the savings in that! Never mind the 15K in shipping. You won’t have to flip the boat since its coming from down under… And for that matter, does the prop go in a different direction? I just don’t know. That 18hrs difference is just to much for me..Regardless, these folks know how to have a good time.  Stay tuned for images from Skinny..

5 replies
  1. Bob Kays
    Bob Kays says:

    If you buy a cruiser in NZ and ship it here , does the toilet water still drain the opposite of the way it does here ? I tried to do the time difference thing and I think it’s Tuesday here…

  2. Mark
    Mark says:

    As usual matt, I applaud the amazing woody boater photoshop work…… 🙂 I’ll quit being a smart a$$ now. 😉

  3. Maybe it's Rick, or maybe it's anonymous.
    Maybe it's Rick, or maybe it's anonymous. says:

    NZ props I believe spin in the opposite direction. So with twin screws you need one from north of the equator and one from south. With a single screw just decide which direction you’d like to pull to. With a sailboat you’re just screwed.

  4. Not anyone you know.
    Not anyone you know. says:

    Picture was taken in the pre-fishfinder days. Back then this was not an uncommon way to locate structure and fish. This eventually fell out of favor with the development of cheap electronics.

  5. Philip Andrew
    Philip Andrew says:

    Many years ago at the tender age of 21 I journeyed from these fair islands for my first look at the world. I flew straight to London and the first thing I did when I got to my hotel was fill the bath with water to see if it really did go down the drain the opposite way. I can tell you it does.
    Now Im thinking there must be a point close to the equator Im guessing, where its must go straight down without swirling as its on the cusp of changing direction. Thoughts?
    Phil.( the NZ one )

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