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Sunova Search 14' Nozza "Ningaloo"

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Created by Nozza Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018
Nozza
VIC, 1927 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 8:56PM
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Have really enjoyed the 12' Nozza.
Have not surfed him a lot, but I don't surf a lot.
Like him as an all round, surf, explore board.
But I must admit that my pushing 100kg frame tests the float a bit, so thoughts had been turning to a 14' Search.
But backtrack a bit.....
October me and The Wife One went to Mollymook / Narawallee for a week.
I took the bare minimum - OC1, F18, 11'6" TC, Nozza.
In the week I paddled one board.....



But not out there, just poked around the inlet.


Great board for that, easy to get off the car, I like the LiftSup handle.
Which is embarrassingly stuck up in that photo.
With Merimbula coming up, and thoughts of another Seabreeze saga, I was planning to order a 14' Search Nozza spec. from AA.
But he wasn't there......
Dylan was, but where was the story?
Went cold on the idea, to match the wind blown weekend.
Forget the 14'.
Back to Melbourne.
The Wife One has a significant birthday coming up next year.
She wanted to do a significant trip to match.
I was dreading Europe, wherever, no interest.
She came up with Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia - now I'm interested.
Drive or train over, car on the train, boards on the roof, dawdle up the WA coast, paddling, surfing, what could be better?
I had a rig like this in mind


The bare essentials.
Car would have to go by train one or both ways, drive too much.
No worries.
Initial enquiries by The Wife One suggested the height limit on the train was 1.94 metres.
That's somewhere just above the top sticker on my window.
"Couldn't be right" I scoffed.
Checked it myself, and took my scoff back.
I did the right thing and ignored the issue for a while, it came up again last weekend.
Rechecked height limits, the VW is out, we have access to a Prado that fits.
But nothing could be on the roof.
So boards would have to fit inside the Prado for the train journey.
Nozza wouldn't fit, maybe a 10'er, but I doubt it.
Inflatables?
I once suggested to Helmy they were better than nothing.
He disagreed.
And I agreed.
With his disagreement.
Stalemate - I want to have a board up that coast.
Fly, hire car, hire boards?
I like my things with me, want the car.
Morning of work today, snuck off for a counter lunch with Dennis. (Fully deductable training session if you work for the ATO)
Back at work, interest little, Tardy has put more photos up of the Black Acid.
The two piece Black Acid...
Cogs turned in my brain......



Helmy
VIC, 639 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 9:13PM
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Here we go again fellas!!!
Another oooh, aaaah Nozza Search thread!

DaveSandan
VIC, 659 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 9:19PM
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I say drive over, it is a great drive and lots of spots to stop in the middle of nowhere. I do love a road trip hugging the coast.

Tardy
2618 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 7:15PM
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ITS a great idea ,two piece 14 would be awesome ...
some unreal places to SUP up there ,make sure you call into Denham ,kalbarri ,to name a few .on the way up ..

but if you want heaven with all your toys ,I'm with Dave .Drive over..

my next purchase will be a two piece 14 dug out ...maybe a black one

i like your colours .of your maybe newbie .

JEG
VIC, 927 posts
Wednesday , 5 Dec 2018 10:24PM
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I am rocking the two piece board.

DaveSandan
VIC, 659 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 8:03AM
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I drove over when I moved to Perth in 2001 and there are so many spots when you hug the coast it would be unreal, Head of the Bite in Whale season would be unreal, Port Lincoln, Cactus just past Ceduna and the Nullabour when you can go off road would be something to see and paddle. Make sure Wife One has a drone to watch for sharks!! Esperance is to die for for water colour and islands then you have all the coast up from there. skip Perth and keep going to Bemm River, Lancelin and beyond all the way to the reef.
Maybe I should buy a Caravan and do it myself???

MangoDingo
NT, 139 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 8:50AM
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Nozza above the Tropic of Capricorn?
Mate - I'm driving over from Darwin to check this out!!!




Nozza
VIC, 1927 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 10:43AM
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DaveSandan said..
I drove over when I moved to Perth in 2001 and there are so many spots when you hug the coast it would be unreal, Head of the Bite in Whale season would be unreal, Port Lincoln, Cactus just past Ceduna and the Nullabour when you can go off road would be something to see and paddle. Make sure Wife One has a drone to watch for sharks!! Esperance is to die for for water colour and islands then you have all the coast up from there. skip Perth and keep going to Bemm River, Lancelin and beyond all the way to the reef.
Maybe I should buy a Caravan and do it myself???



I've done the Melbourne - Perth and return drive several times , mostly for sailing skiffs. Never really stopped to look along the way.
Current plan is we will drive to Adelaide, train to Perth and then head north, spend most of the time on that coast.
On the return trip I'll probably drive back on my own, taking it slowly and looking at places / paddling.
May see if I can enlist Helmy or Hugo to fly over and share the drive back....

Nozza
VIC, 1927 posts
Thursday , 6 Dec 2018 10:27PM
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From a 1981 drive - 2 x Kombis, 2 x Skiffs.
Sorry for the rude one at the end - we were young.







Engine rebuild in the blue split in Ceduna








Attempt to lighten the old photo to retrieve details of the vans.




Gboots
NSW, 567 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 5:50AM
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3 piece ?

JEG
VIC, 927 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 7:36AM
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nice golden photos
I'm guessing 2 farted and consequently drop the 3rd dude.

Nozza
VIC, 1927 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 9:55PM
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Another fully deductable training session at lunch today, afterwards thoughts turned to boards rather than work.
Blundered around in Photoshop.


Not the most undetectable job, but impressed I re coloured the fin and kept George's logo.
Discovered I needn't have bothered when Dylan just came through with this.


Colours need to be brighter, but I really love this....

MangoDingo
NT, 139 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 10:20PM
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Nozza - this is rad. I think you're channeling Lopez ( or maybe Greg Smith) with the 'Ningaloo'.
This is harking back to a different era and I reckon you've hit a vein of golden goodness.
My only thoughts are - the Ningaloo needs a swallow tail and the option for a thruster.
Mate , what if you hit Johannna and there's waves?

MangoDingo
NT, 139 posts
Friday , 7 Dec 2018 10:23PM
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Brown. Greg Brown. I got auto-corrected

Tardy
2618 posts
Saturday , 8 Dec 2018 4:53PM
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The Ninkloo. needs more Black

a 14 footer you can lock in ya car ,ever mans dream .

Nozza
VIC, 1927 posts
Saturday , 8 Dec 2018 8:04PM
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MangoDingo said..
Nozza - this is rad. I think you're channeling Lopez ( or maybe Greg Smith) with the 'Ningaloo'.
This is harking back to a different era and I reckon you've hit a vein of golden goodness.
My only thoughts are - the Ningaloo needs a swallow tail and the option for a thruster.
Mate , what if you hit Johannna and there's waves?


Thruster boxes are there, but I'll be happy with Bert's shape.....

Nozza
VIC, 1927 posts
Saturday , 8 Dec 2018 8:05PM
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Tardy said..
The Ninkloo. needs more Black

a 14 footer you can lock in ya car ,ever mans dream .


There's some black resin in there - don't want to encroach on your territory.
Ningaloo - typo on the top of the spec. sheet needs to be fixed



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