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  1. I'm getting offended by the amount of offense being taken around here. No one is calling anyone a w^&#$@r, a c**t or a fuckwit, which would be highly offensive. The OP is just trying to pose a question, can an adventurer go on an adventure. I would have thought that was a good and relevant topic to have here.
    10 points
  2. Jon

    Circumnavigating NZ.

    He’s obviously in good spirits Single handed sailors seem always to be glass half full people Heres his latest blog The call of the kea Tue Sep 15 2020 Sitting on a mooring in Deepwater Basin. It is incredibly quiet and still. The only sound the burbling of my caveman TV ( the Dickinson diesel stove) and high up in the mist the call of a kea. I will be here for three or four days as the weather pattern is going to stay the same until a NW change later in the week. I will wait for my spare autopilot to arrive and repair some main sail slugs that broke right out of th
    6 points
  3. What are you on Kevin? Calm down.
    6 points
  4. Cavatina

    Circumnavigating NZ.

    Thanks everyone for your kind words and support. Currently running goose winged up towards Sail Rock in 15 -20 SE. And to Chariot - yes I have a four man life raft.
    5 points
  5. Actually the problem is that he DID make a comment, just like you are and the Marin guy that started plus those that support it by downvoting anyone calling it out. There is a place for this toxic posturing, its called small talk. How about all the political commentators, conspiracy theorists, ZB aficionados et al politely retire to their own section and duke it out there. Its always the same players, (and their enablers) the same opinions and the same nasty culture and result no matter the subject. In this case the discussion was about a very experienced NZ yachtie, sailing through waters con
    5 points
  6. Please run your posts through the “does anyone care what i think” filter.
    5 points
  7. Not wishing to aggravate the sin or virtues of the voyage. And I hope within the bounds of the original post that I made about sailing the northern extremes of Canada. I thought there might be an interest in the little town of Okak (sometimes spelt Okkak). Kiwi Roa will likely sail past Okak, found in the northern extremes of Labrador, perhaps even stop there as this is well south of the ‘finish line’ of the passage. Scientists tell us Okak, an Inuit village, has been constantly settled for over 5,000 years. At the turn of last century Okak held the largest Inuit community in Labrador and wa
    4 points
  8. What a complete and utter falsehood. Behrouz was invited to come here for a writers festival and made a fully legal and compliant application for refugee status after enduring six years of our Aussie neighbours abominable inhumane refugee policies. Hang your head in shame with Armchair where’s your humanity.
    4 points
  9. This is a comment on a Canadian news site... "The issue of whether or not the Northwest Passage is an international's waterway or Canadian internal waters is still being argued in the international courts.This man has been at sea in quarantine for 30 days and doesn't appear to be ill and there is no indication that he has stopped at any northern community or has any intention of doing so. This man is a sailor "exercising his right of innocent passage" and appears to have tried to communicate with Canadian officials since the middle of May. He left Nome, Alaska on 27 July and has completed
    4 points
  10. Not as clear cut as that. From Wiki.... The contested sovereignty claims over the waters may complicate future shipping through the region: the Canadian government maintains that the Northwestern Passages are part of Canadian Internal Waters,[10] but the United States and various European countries claim that they are an international strait and transit passage, allowing free and unencumbered passage
    4 points
  11. Just pick it up by the clean end, you'll be fine.
    4 points
  12. Ed

    Cold Front Today

    What complicates the matter is that strut is a stressed member. Fabricating a bit of steel is the easy bit, getting it in there is somewhat harder Imagine trying to replace a spreader, and you have to get the rig tension and mast bend back to where is should (must) be, without touching the turnbuckles or addind any significant weight aloft. Its certinaly not beyond the wit of man to complete, but considering the implications if it goes wrong the amount of planning, peer review and analysis that goes into this will be significant
    3 points
  13. Ahh, i get it now, its a riddle If a pregnant nanny, a green lawyer and a refugee are fishing the Northwest passage of Waiheke. who's the bloke with a bucket on his head?
    3 points
  14. BOIGuy

    Slight issue

    There are plenty of sandpits for TP52 kids to play in already, I want to see this new thing racing.
    3 points
  15. Pete is caught between a Rocna and a hard place.
    3 points
  16. Agreed, and to sail in another countries waters without their permission is to invite arrest and imprisonment. Possibly confiscation of your vessel. His risk, he must accept the consequences. Unfortunately his actions can have consequences for others following his path at a future date, even post covid.
    3 points
  17. I am not commenting on whether Peter is right our wrong. I just simply want to clarify why the no boating rule exits. Firstly, it depends on the Country as to whether you can sail in their Waters or not during the C19 crises. For those Countries that are banning Boating, it is simply for one reason. If anything should go wrong for the Sailor and they need rescuing, that Sailor is causing the Rescue People to have to come together and risk a possible spread of the Virus between them. Simple as that. Although Peter has sailed all over the World, is very experienced and highly unlikely to eve
    3 points
  18. I am having cognitive problems with this thread; All I can smell is the turd.
    3 points
  19. Damn Peter Smith! Bast*#d! Sailing the NW Passage while I can't sail to frickin Kawau!
    3 points
  20. Wow. How dangerous? Man, lucky you are here to keep us safe. Im thankful. No, really...
    3 points
  21. If anyone is interested I am starting a solo circumnavigation of New Zealand tomorrow, Monday the 7th of September. Leaving from Matiatia, Waiheke Island. Part of the inspiration for this is to raise awareness and funds for the Waiheke Working Sail Charitable Trust which is restoring the 1898 Trading Cutter the 'Kate'. She will be used as a youth sail training vessel. You can follow my voyage on 'Cavatina', a steel Van der Stadt 34, on a tracking page on the Trust's website www.waihekeworkingsail.org
    2 points
  22. Romany

    Circumnavigating NZ.

    The more I follow this the greater the feeling that it would be poor form not to donate. This guy really is risking life and limb. I wonder what it must be like to live in a country that values and funds the protection of its heritage?
    2 points
  23. Dtwo

    Cold Front Today

    Jeez why ask them when they could just get you guys to do the job. Personally I would prefer the job to be done properly rather than the quickest patch up fix with Cheapest Chinese Steel and Cut Corners.
    2 points
  24. This is a Stupid decision and will effect peoples well being, if not their lives. It is not realistic to tell the yachties out there to "go home" as voyages and seasons must align for small vessels to have the best chance of safe passage. There is no way to come to NZ safely once a cyclone is present! Most passages from the Islands are min 10 days, most of the quarantine is already done, so the risk is minimal This is a very big loss to the local marine industry Yep the director general may be a good doctor, but he obviously has no understanding of small boat vo
    2 points
  25. Maritime NZ report Latest issue of newsletters or media release. Problems? View i
    2 points
  26. Not quite... but what a treasure mine.
    2 points
  27. Black Panther

    Really???

    Story is he bought some Chinese manufactured nav lights and that was in the instructions
    2 points
  28. Aleana

    Seafaring nation?

    I agree with both Fish and 44 that cruisers are not a high political priority.... but again I don’t imagine cruisers are a high priority for the Malaysian or Indonesian politicians either - but they seem to have found or way? Go figure!
    2 points
  29. Aleana

    Seafaring nation?

    I think you know what I meant but for the avoidance of doubt I was simply asking whether a country (like NZ) known for its close affinity to the sea (ocean racing, leisure cruising + adventures, relatively high % boat ownership, AC pedigree, history of boat building, superyacht building & servicing etc etc) then would you not expect NZ to take an equally notable position relative to other countries with solving for the ‘cruisers caught out’ problem? As I’ve observed before, other less noteworthy maritime nations seem to have found creative win-win solutions, so is NZ failing to live
    2 points
  30. Not the only one to be wiped out. The Spanish Flu killed (officially) over 50 million people around the World. Unofficially, it is thought that the toll was closer to 70million. Some Historians even stretch that out to 100million. At minimum, over 500 million were infected. At a time when the World population was only around 1.8 Billion. Just imagine that percentage being applied to today's World population of around 7 Billion. And the idiots argue that it is against their Human rights to have to endure a few weeks of lockdown, or wear a mask in Public.
    2 points
  31. Sabre

    Livestock Ship Missing

    I have often wondered how many of them sink. The stresses in a big sea must be enormous. I also wonder how many of those ships in your link "accidentally" sunk at the end of their economically viable life or am I being too cynical?
    2 points
  32. Marlborough sounds. Lochmara, furneax, punga Lodges all do this.
    2 points
  33. Take this topic to Small Talk.
    2 points
  34. Wheels, there is no refugee queue. That is precisely the nasty meme that the RW is spreading. Please stop spreading it. If a person seeking refugee status arrives on our shores they are entitled to have their claims heard no matter how they arrived. There is no queue whatsoever that we can say to them 'go back to where you came from and wait your turn in the queue'. BTW, last time I looked at the figures, most illegal migrants to NZ and Australia were from the UK and USA.
    2 points
  35. Come now Tamure, we don't need hall monitors and all But other than that, concerningly, I actually agree with you.
    2 points
  36. Just thought that to try and keep the thread on track, and perhaps add a little sanity, here's a reminder of the Kiwis who've completed a successful NW passage: 2000 Evohe (25m yacht) Stephen Kafka 2009 Tyhina (10.4m yacht) Peter Elliot 2010 Astral Express (12.5m yacht) Graeme Kendall single handed over two seasons 2011 Kotuku (12m yacht) Ian Douglass 2012 Tokimata (13m yacht) Peter Garden 2017 Larissa (13.7m cutter) Mark Domney 2017 Tiama (15.2m skoop) Hank Haazen Just to add Australia have had only 6 successes including 3 by Roger
    2 points
  37. ^and yet, no outcry from any other party in the house. Its an irrelevance. We have a quota - and its miserly (ironically even by comparison to our Tasman neighbours). Any accepted refugee displaces another off the list, so its a zero-sum game. Personally, I'm comfortable that we have taken an educated and published author and film-maker who has been employed here from the day he had legal ability to be in paid employment.
    2 points
  38. the following is part of an email I received from Pete early this week The authorities seem to have backed off for now. I have had a flurry of indignant demands from 5 departments all under the Transport authority umbrella. When I respond as well as refer them to head office they all shut up, scared of treading on big Brothers toes. When I talked to a Toronto Natives Safety Department director they were very understanding and wished me Bon Voyage, so it is not all negative.
    2 points
  39. That fair led has some rough edges on it. No wonder the rope broke, its going to get chaffed through in moments on that... And just look at all that valuable raw material getting shipped off shore without being processed here in NZ. Aren' there sawmills closing cause they can't get logs to chop up?
    2 points
  40. Romany

    Circumnavigating NZ.

    There are a whole heap of more experienced people here than me, but seems to me that giving away sea room under these circumstances is a mistake, and I wonder what would be wrong with doing a 180 and running off to the N or if he could, NW. Surely he would gain some room? Lee shore, big seas, 50+ ? A beating is an understatement. Sure hope he stays ok.
    1 point
  41. Went for a row this morning and saw this.
    1 point
  42. Change the impellor and try again. Sometimes the vulcanizing ov the rubber to the metal drive fails, and only the centre turns around. If not that, there has to be either a blockage or the water pump drive is broken.
    1 point
  43. waikiore

    Bridge to Bean

    Come on you classic dinghy sailors that we see at Mahu each year lets enter and not let the foiling youf have all the fun, show them that gentlemen can sail with decorum in tiny boats, options to get back to Westhaven in case of wild Souwester are available.
    1 point
  44. I don't know, anyone who can succeed after being detained for 6 years would appear to have a bit of tenacity, and may well be an asset to the country. Perhaps he could teach tenacity at schools, would be a hell of a good lesson in how you have to make sacrifices and preserver to achieve a goal.
    1 point
  45. Bureaucrats don't make laws. They interpret them and are subject to the courts. At least learn to vent your spleen appropriately.
    1 point
  46. Agreeing with the above statement makes it three times in about two weeks. Very unsettling to say the least. When it does happen I have learnt to breathe into a paper bag until I stop hyperventilating....
    1 point
  47. Further north there are lots of little places you will be able to get into. Taipa river where I bought my proa from is easy at high tide and has a few local shops.
    1 point
  48. BOIGuy

    Ross 930

    bet you one of the few lucky ones to hear that.
    1 point
  49. Sorry Steve, I don't agree. Looking at the sea miles completed and the number of accidents, modern shipping is very safe. Much safer than it was in the days of questionable quality paper charts... All the gear in the world does not help if it is not on, ignored, or used incorrectly. Complacency and inadequate training are the two main issues. And the skipper is ALLWAYS in charge, electronics and mechanical devices are simply tools to help him do his job.
    1 point
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