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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. Might be a good time to update it. $2600 for a B&G wireless (mast unit, rest is wired) Triton 2 depth/speed/wind pack. Comes with masthead unit, receiver, Triton 2 display, N2k starter kit, DST (depth speed temp) thru hull.
    4 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. Maritime NZ report Latest issue of newsletters or media release. Problems? View i
    2 points
  23. Not quite... but what a treasure mine.
    2 points
  24. Black Panther

    Really???

    Story is he bought some Chinese manufactured nav lights and that was in the instructions
    2 points
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Marlborough sounds. Lochmara, furneax, punga Lodges all do this.
    2 points
  30. Take this topic to Small Talk.
    2 points
  31. 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
  32. Come now Tamure, we don't need hall monitors and all But other than that, concerningly, I actually agree with you.
    2 points
  33. 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
  34. ^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
  35. 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
  36. hello, back in NZ now, day 6 of Quarantine at Airport Holiday inn. gotta say that NZ is pretty strict in its Qurantine, we feel like we are in Jail.. and have committed some henious family crime.! food is o.k and plentiful. Wave is all stripped and cleaned for long term storage on the hard at Grenada Marine in the Caribbean. plan on returning in Nov 2021 to carry on through Panama to NZ providing the world settles down and borders open. we are now quarantining for the second time and have lost count of the number of times we have had Covid tests in a bid to get home.
    2 points
  37. L00seM00se

    Best Trailer Gal?

    Well I got the hammerrite on today, pretty easy to apply and the hammered finish is quite fun to watch going off. If I’m feeling enthusiastic next winter I might try doing the whole trailer. Thanks for the suggestion
    2 points
  38. 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
  39. CarpeDiem

    Fridge Timer

    https://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/adjustable-delay-timer-relay-delay-on-or-off-12v-10a.html I would put that across in the existing circuit and install a 3 position toggle switch circuit to start it, I would add a bypass as the third position so I could run for longer than the timer if I wanted. And I would add a light so I knew the compressor was running....
    1 point
  40. Aleana

    Best AGM battery

    My experience last 12 months tells me that is a recipe for disaster.... I had 4x big expensive AGMs fitted to my boat last year by a well known professional marine electrics company and they made the schoolboy mistake of assuming all AGMs are the same. So they installed them and made sure all my charging systems were set you AGM (engine, shore, solar) and declared it “job done”. 9 months later I noticed performance dropping off and at 10 months my shiny new AGMs were taken off the boat, bench-tested by the official supplier and declared dead. The cause was at time of installatio
    1 point
  41. https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/251647-funing-moves-closer-to-nz-further-ballast-work.html
    1 point
  42. Sabre

    Seafaring nation?

    Update from Maritime NZ yesterday.. looks promising? 4. Small Craft Guidance update Operational instructions for small craft travelling to New Zealand over the coming weeks and months will soon be released. Maritime NZ along with other agencies including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Customs NZ, will be utilising various public and private communications channels throughout the Pacific to let small craft owners know what they need to do before coming to New Zealand. Messaging is still being developed but it will outline the required quarantine and isolation procedu
    1 point
  43. Any further posts to this thread on any topic other than the titled topic will be removed. If you guys want to talk about refugees etc, make a new topic in small talk. Please.
    1 point
  44. Black Panther

    Bloody Windy

    I must be old. I won't pay for a weather forecast.
    1 point
  45. I'm hearing you, boating restrictions unless we are in full lockdown are an overreaction
    1 point
  46. It Got

    Fibre lifelines and Cat 3

    To comply with YNZ Safety Regs you CAN NOT use a single braid be it made of UHMwPE, Liquid crystal polymer or even Unicorns. The Safety Reg terminology is due to 'copy n paste' then not checking to localise it i.e some lazy f*ck copied it from a EU site where they refer to 'sheathed ropes' what we here call 'double braid ropes'. The bit Splat highlighted in red is my wording that got put in last edition in an effort to try and make it more understandable. We've seen some YNZ Inspectors ticking off single braids as OK but they shouldn't be according to YNZ Regs. It is a not a item tha
    1 point
  47. To enter most countries you need a Zarpe. This is a certificate of clearance from your port of exit. Without one, you may not be allowed to enter another country.
    1 point
  48. Tamure

    2 Sets of Books

    Eff the rules, I'm not a baby. We are becoming more like poms every day with rules for everything, all under the guise of "safety"
    1 point
  49. Ian M

    YNZ Thread removal

    A big thanks to all those who responded to my last posting and especially to the Club Commodores who responded either to me or to the Waikawa Boating Club directly offering their support on the issue. It is now really obvious that this is a major issue and one the Board at Yachting NZ will do well to listen to. Regarding the levy being paid multiple times by those who are a member of more than two clubs I would like to draw your attention to a motion that was passed at the Yachting NZ AGM back in 2017 moved and promoted by the Waikawa Boating Club: The preamble was as follows: This m
    1 point
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