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  1. 7 points
    wheels

    Boating now heavily restricted

    The higher the alert levels, the less rights you have. This is not some form of sinister Gvt control of the People however. It is about keeping the Public safe in a time of crises. You yourself might maintain safe minimum distances, but as already displayed by those in the far North, many simply disobey the Rules. They treat it as a joke. So the entire fight to control this outbreak falls over. The result could well affect you with the Gvt having to continue of the lockdown period. Of which I personally do not want, so we all have to just suck it up and grin and bare it.
  2. 5 points
    Sparky

    Best 40' yacht...

    Old. Wood. Carvel Planked. (1 1/4" NZ Kauri) High Maintenance. Thats my boat. 60 years old. 17 years into my ownership of her and never touched the hull, for any repair or maintenance that I can recall, mind you I am old too (70.s) and may be suffering from some memory loss. The timber hull, with no fancy glue just the plank seams calked in cotton allowing her natural sea water environment to keep her tight and dry. The way boats were meant to be built dry, warm and smelling sweet. I have never once had to dry out a cored deck, repair blisters on the hull, endure expensive osmosis treatment, install a dehumidifier to ward off condensation, etc, etc, Old Carvel planked boats are once again being unfairly maligned.
  3. 5 points
    Puff

    Boating now heavily restricted

    Ps, 2 kilometres from my house I have a Morgan, ferrari and a aeroplane sitting in my hangar. I haven’t been there since the lockup started. 2 kilometres the other way I have a launch and yacht sitting in the marina, I haven’t seen them. I have not left the house other than 4 short walks along the beachfront here. what I have been doing non stop without a break so far is supporting my clients fearful of losing their businesses. Desperate, sometimes suicidal that this lockdown ends as soon as possible. Anyone that compromises that situation is a fair target
  4. 5 points
    Island Time

    Covid 19 and liveaboards

    I've had contact with the water police. Issues at barrier include raft ups and parties, as well as expecting the local store to be available for them. It's not, and has much more limited provisions and supply chain than usual. If you are out there, dont be a muppet. You are, like the rest of us, quarantined to your boat. You must stay where you are except if unsafe to do so. If you are out of food or medical supplies, come home. Then STAY there. It's not rocket science!
  5. 3 points
    Black Panther

    Westhaven - Panuku Consultation

    What makes you think money equates to a better person?
  6. 3 points
    TazzyDevil

    Best 40' yacht...

    In which case you will be wanting a brand new boat then. Every boat needs maintenance doesn't matter what it's made of in my experience, Steel rusts, Aluminium corrodes and paint flakes, Fibreglass gets cracks, dings, dents, chips and the pox, wood can rot or delam. Cold moulded boats seem to be pretty resilient. The hull is the lowest maintenance part anyway, there's engines, electrics, instruments, rigging, sails, sheets, safety gear, squabs, Galley, Heads and plumbing, other systems. Unless you buy into something like Yachtshare (which sounds like where you should be looking), buy and sell a new boat every couple of years or pay a caretaker you will have maintenance - Saltwater is inherently evil stuff and something that lives in it and moves about in it is going to breakdown. Simple as that. Fixing boats can be therapeutic - embrace it if you want to own a boat!
  7. 3 points
    Sabre

    Marina Management

  8. 3 points
    Sabre

    Forced circumnavigation

    Oh well got to be better than a forced circumcision...
  9. 3 points
    44forty

    On the bright side - Next project

    This was finished on weds afternoon before the lockdown . It’s staying at the loft until I can pick up 😫 . Doing my head in , but at least I will have a very good reason to go sailing immediately the minute I’m allowed to .
  10. 3 points
    Vivaldi

    New Boat

    Here she is 😀
  11. 2 points
    Rafin

    Best 40' yacht...

    I've got a 2005 Beneteau First 40.7 I reckon would meet your criteria. It's been to Fiji twice, my wife and I sail it easily, not sure about 6'4" headroom but 6'2" son wanders around inside no trouble. If you are in Tauranga and interested in having a look to see what one looks like you are welcome to.
  12. 2 points
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/watch-massive-container-ship-crashes-into-crane-south-korean-port
  13. 2 points
    Aleana

    Westhaven - Panuku Consultation

    Agree that any proposal to encourage live-aboards is good. i recently spoke to GH about this and they are actively trying to wind down to zero - their argument is wanting to be a ‘clean & green’ marina and they can never know 100% the toilet usage habits of liveaboards. I think that’s a poor argument which could be handled in other ways if you wanted to and if you truly recognised the other benefits of liveaboards - especially as passive security.
  14. 2 points
    Fish

    Multiple accounts

    I just want to know who's sock puppet sailing nz is. I know I've seen it before, I just can't place it.
  15. 2 points
    Puff

    Boating now heavily restricted

    It’s pretty simple. If you normally reside in a house you should be there now. If instead you are in your boat, camper van, holiday home then you are breaking the regulations and as far as I’m concerned you should be put in jail and the key thrown away. I’m happy to assist that process if I’m made aware of the facts
  16. 2 points
    44forty

    Covid 19 and liveaboards

    Fair comment but , if all recreational boating was allowed imagine the shitstorm out there right now . I think the government is trying to make all recreational activities unattractive to rule breakers to keep the mob under control . And it seems to be working , I can see from cape Rodney to poor knights from my living room and there has only been one yacht I’ve noticed in the last 3 days . Bream bay is dead , gamefishing is dead , coastal fizz boating is dead . if I saw 20-30 boats out there daily and no repercussions I would be tempted to bust my fence ornament butterfly as it’s been called , out of the club and go sailing with Wal , as would every other bugger I know round here . Sure I’ve never needed the coastguard but at the ramp in paruadise bay on a regular day you will see at least 2-3 boats getting towed in . On a regular day the paruadise bay gas station has an endless procession of boats filling up with gas putting their mitts on the gas nozzle and opening the bait and ice freezers . And that’s just here in this tiny hamlet and that’s just fizz boats . Add to that jet skis , gamefishing boats , yachts , kayaks , paddle boarders etc on a national scale and it gets silly very quickly so one rule for all is really the only pragmatic approach . there’s a much bigger picture out there that extends beyond your own personal anchor roller . I think the authorities are doing the right thing suppressing the mob and as far as boating goes the mob seems to be taking note .
  17. 2 points
    Terry B

    Marina Management

    Had a nice call from Westhaven staff today asking if there was anything they could check on/do on my yacht. After asking whether they'd mind sanding the brightwork and applying a few coats of varnish (they refused - how rude😀 ) I thanked them for calling. Nice to know they're still on the ball. With all due respect, some of you on this thread, and others, seem to have a very jaundiced view of Westhaven staff. I've had a yacht at Westhaven for 15 years and the staff have been nothing but courteous and helpful. If approached properly. And bear in mind the staff down there are also under pressure at the moment. Maybe a bit of leeway needs to be given, everyone has a rough day every now and then.
  18. 2 points
    Frank

    Covid 19 and liveaboards

    There is no Plan B, play by the rules and dont get sick !! https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120770940/coronavirus-government-says-it-has-no-plan-b-if-lockdown-fails-to-stamp-out-covid19
  19. 2 points
    wheels

    On the bright side - Next project

    You can spend three days riding GB? I would have thought that would be 10 x around the Island per day. MotoTapu is Maori for "no motorbikes" 😊
  20. 2 points
    I'd be very cautious and NOT believe anything at the moment, even from the Westhaven office itself. As good as the staff are in there they are Grade A Mushrooms and none of the decisions are made by them. They, Panuku, have been talking all berths will be rentals only but 2 weeks ago there was some discussion of selling leases for 10, 20 and even some 50 years terms to get the money honey. Auckland city is flat broke and Westhaven is one of the few money generators the council has and via Panuku they intend to squeeze every cent they can from the users of it. If that means breaking the laws, their own laws, then no problem they will and indeed they have. But as we understand it at this stage there is no set plan for what will happen when all the leases run out, that includes the 3 Trusts that Westhaven itself comes under. But that's not to say Panuku management haven't got one, we strongly believe they have but they just aren't saying. There are some signs some of the secrecy Panuku veils over itself is coming down but it's still not an organisation you'd turn your back on or trust, it's dangerous and verging on being rouge. So the answer to your question of what is going to happen is one of these - A - No one knows as yet it's still a work in progress B - the tiny handful who make the calls have made one and aren't talkin.
  21. 2 points
    strath

    Replace frontrunner in cabin with?

    I have Farr 1020 A couple of years ago I to remove the front runner from the boat, finished up with plywood liner and a glue mess,. I then preceded to make panels that spanned across the full cabin ceiling and have them covered in vynal. This finished up a really nice job. The process 1/ I set out the panels to suit the width of the vynal and the position of any posts, or hatches, I started from the galley posts working forward, also to suit sheet of plywood, in this case they finish up approximately 550mm wide, 2/ Having clean up the ceiling as best I could, 3/ Using heavy brown paper, the type floor layer use, I made 550mm wide patterns, taping it to the ceiling making sure you start parallel to the bulkheads and scribing the ends, 4/ I purchased 6mm plywood, which has a thick core that runs across the sheet, this makes it easier to bend to the curve of the cabin top. 5/ I then laid the pattern on the paper and cut the first sheet. 6/ I then fitted the panel into the boat holding them up by propping it up off the floor, you need a few props, as you must push the sheets up all the way across 7/ Then progressively making a pattern cutting the plywood and fitting each panel inside the boat, scribing the ends and side to match the previous sheet, the cabin top the curve changes and getting tighter as you go forward. 8/ You need to allow 4-5mm clearance on the sheets ends and a 3mm space between sheets. 9/ Once you have fitted all the sheets, sanded the edges and give them and small round. 10/ This is where I cheated as I took the panels to the local upholsterer in Gulf Harbour where he covered the panels with 3mm foam sheets and then rapped them in vynal The finished lookes great a slightly padded vynal panel. It was at the upholsterer recommendation I used 6mm plywood as he wanted wrapped the vynal around the edges to and use 100s of staples to fix on the back. Apparently you can not get shorter staples the 6mm. The sheets are secured in place using industrial valcro stapled along all the edges of the panels and to the underside of the old plywood ceiling to match. It is a fiddly job but well worth the effort, having been a carpentry joiner a past lifeCeiling panels.msg helped. One of the benefits with the above system is that your can remove the panels to get to any bolts fixing turning blocks and deck gear.
  22. 2 points
    Sabre

    Marina Fees During lock down

    I am more than happy to keep paying my marina fees. End of the day my boat is tucked up safe and sound and being checked on regularly
  23. 1 point
    Fish

    Covid 19 and liveaboards

    I could get to a dozen live aboards up the Weiti alone without even trying, the Stillwater area has a number, most of whom are very discrete, in addition to the actual Weiti ones. And that is one inlet in the Auckland area. Multiple that by the number of discrete inlets and quiet backwaters around the place. Live aboards aren't just in marinas and on formal moorings. There is a wide range of personalities, boats, locations and reasons for living aboard. Many prefer to stay below the radar...
  24. 1 point
    Chloe

    Covid 19 and liveaboards

    You are way out. I am a liveaboard in Mahurangi and a few years ago started a list of the live aboard that I came across. At that time there was 7 myself included in the Mahurangi. Hard to work out in Kawau but there are people living and moving through there. And they come though the Mahurangi as well. In the last year or so the numbers has ballooned and my last count was 46 in the waters that I travel most. Around the Weiti and other placers the waters are infested with us. mostly gray hairs like my own self.
  25. 1 point
    dutyfree

    Westhaven - Panuku Consultation

    Right, rather than debate the lock-down cruise or non-cruise have any Westhaven berthholders responded to the consultation on: a) Permitting non-recreational boats to use selected berths within the Marina; b) The introduction of a user pays regime for utilities in the Marina; c) Allowing berth holders to sublet their marina berths for 12 months or more; and d) Permitting "Live on Board" at Panuku's discretion. Responses due 5pm 14th April. Explanatory Note.pdf
  26. 1 point
    Clipper

    What is Russell Coutts up to..

    I suspect he just meant you are quite wrong Sailing NZ and based on results, Burlings are perhaps better. DC has ‘only’ a Bronze medal from the Olympics, not a gold. Ainslie has a ‘few’ golds but not the success of burling in the AC (yes he won with oracle) Burling has 2(?) olympic medals, countless world championships (in more than just the 49r), a very comprehensive AC win as skipper and a podium finish in the last volvo. As for you not rating the 49r. I dont rate your opinion or fact checking skills, Mine are heaps better!
  27. 1 point
    Some thing different from Netflix, Lightbox, Neon. https://herreshoff.org/2020/03/ofboatsandbrothers/ I went through the Museum back 2011.
  28. 1 point
    bigal.nz

    On the bright side - Next project

    Our latest - nearly finished thanks to Craft Covers. Hope it works as intended
  29. 1 point
    Sailing NZ

    Best 40' yacht...

    The fuel bill might be a bit tight on the budget. But otherwise... 🤙👌
  30. 1 point
    Sabre

    Multiple accounts

    No worries.. its just that you are vert vocal for someone new and your posting style seems very familiar. I apologise for any offence
  31. 1 point
    erice

    maritime movie? viewing indoors

    probably like many, have run out of things to do around the house and the internet and am now forced to watch what's on tv fortunately have found the re-boot of "das boot" on tvnz on demand what could be more fitting during a claustrophobic lock-down than a ww2 submarine drama you just know has to end badly the first few minutes should tell if it's for you https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/das-boot/episodes/s1-e1
  32. 1 point
    I have had them on many different boats from 28 to 46 feet and would not be without them. Always leave them up too. If you have full battens and good cars with a lazy bag you can just let the halyard go and the sail drops into the bag. Too easy. Can also use as a back I up or replacement for the topping lift too. If the batten ends get caught on the way up you can pull the cords forward but I just go head to wind and watch what I am doing
  33. 1 point
    Winter

    Alternator Controller behaviour

    Lateral I like your idea of an on off switch on the regulator supply, might try that. The graph is from a Victron 712, cabled into a Victron Venus GX which uploads data to the cloud, graphs are then from the Victron VRM portal See here https://vrm.victronenergy.com/installation/36577/advanced (not my boat)
  34. 1 point
    If you talk to the police it is quite evident they also have no clear understanding of what they are supposed to and are allowed to do. We hunted some down yesterday, which was far from easy unlike finding speed camera vans 🥴 , and asked them if we'd be arrested for driving to our place up north. They asked why, we told them and they said 'Good to go, watch you bubble'. But they also said the next lot of their mates we run into may see it differently. Anyway, WTF dude, a Crewman is for millennials something you sure as hell aren't You fella are the Holden Sandman generation. Hell there is a high chance someone reading this was conceived in one and while their probably stoned n pissed parents had this mob playing on the cars cassette player I've been deep into the garage of doom and found a box of early 1980. Talk about flashbacks............
  35. 1 point
    lateral

    Boating now heavily restricted

    Not unusual for humans to "develop" more "rights" the more money they have.
  36. 1 point
    Priscilla II

    Boating now heavily restricted

    Staying in your bubble = staying out of trouble. Pretty simple.
  37. 1 point
    Island Time

    Boating now heavily restricted

    I'd say we are considerably less threat to anyone else, compared to most ashore. We are about 130m offshore.
  38. 1 point
    Aleana

    Watching the Cup

    You’ve got to be worried about the ongoing viability of ETNZ’s primary sponsorship & support given who they are...
  39. 1 point
    Clipper

    BoatingNZ April issue free online

    And a reasonable write up on the 2020 RNI.
  40. 1 point
    Black Panther

    Covid 19 and liveaboards

    Matè wrong thread. The one you are looking for is in small talk.
  41. 1 point
    Fish

    Helicopters

    Is this one of those smalltalk threads that isn't in smalltalk cause you banned yourself from it?
  42. 1 point
    Knot Me... maybe

    Covid 19 and liveaboards

    Yes thanks, that's the stuff, Giardia. When I first heard of it I thought they were talking about the Italian police but couldn't work out what cops from the other side of the world would be doing in a stream by Kaikohe
  43. 1 point
    44forty

    On the bright side - Next project

    Or it may mean motorbikes are tapu so they can do what they like
  44. 1 point
    Jon

    SSANZ 2020 Round North Island Race

    Video about to go live grab a rum and have a look
  45. 1 point
    Puff

    Marina Fees During lock down

    Best of luck with that..... they will probably put them up to make up for the lack of fuel sales
  46. 1 point
    44forty

    Crew.org online rum racing

    I’ve been playing an online sailing game called virtual regatta inshore for the last four evenings .its quite good and it has a custom race feature where you can invite other peeps on the platform . staring down the barrel of a month or more of no club racing I’m keen to race against a bunch of kiwis . anyone keen ? There could have a bar thread to debrief post racing just like at your local club . game is available at App Store and google play store . I’ve not played it on a phone so dunno what that’s like just used an iPad . It can be played on windows via a 3rd party application
  47. 1 point
    Stainless chain? Or couldn't that happen without added fur lined handcuffs and leather ware By the time we get parole, assuming we do, your bling will be sailing down the northland coast. We did manage to get it out of Italy with 8hrs to spare before they went into full lockdown. Have you sussed some of the new vinyl, for lack of knowing it's proper name, like coverings? I saw some not long ago that were sort of like suede finish but you could wash it with a hose. That could come up well done nicely.
  48. 1 point
    Fish

    Happy Teeth the Leopard Seal

    Hypothetical question. What is the consensus of the safety and risk of going paddle boarding on an inflatable paddle board, if you knew happy teeth had taken up residence in the particular piece of sheltered estuary water you frequently paddle board in? Of course while complying with the spirit and letter of the law for self isolation, being close to home, exercise only, carried out in isolation, without crossing paths with any other human etc etc. Asking for a friend, of course.
  49. 1 point
    44forty

    Replace frontrunner in cabin with?

    There’s one man out there that caused so much pain for so many with his bloody glue and front runner
  50. 1 point
    DrWatson

    Pogo 36

    Yeah the compulsory ladder, while important, does have a tendency to pop open unless it's been packed away perfectly. The wooden boarding ladder is something I knocked up in a hurry as a temporary fix until I can make a super light one. We decided on the boat when C was 4 months pregnant. So we got the kids and the boat at the same time, pretty much. a little difficult, but hopefully it will be worth it when we're making family holidays when the kids a little older. But it came at the cost of not buying a house...
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