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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. mattm

    NEW CONTROLS ON POSTS

    Rehab. You are the cause of this rule. You alone, as I see it. You know this, you read IT’s post a few weeks back saying his preference was for you not to spam the site, but it wasn’t currently against site rules so he was thinking of an effective rule to prevent it. You replied saying ‘preference noted’ then continued to spam the site with mostly illiterate dribble. Now you down vote people saying it may restrict people using this site for the purpose it was created - to talk about boating, when, again, you are the cause of this new rule, because of your constant posting of dribble
    10 points
  3. wheels

    Shane strikes again

    I had wondered what happened to him. Not the best choice of places to try and Winter over in. I wouldn't believe a word of what he said in that article. It's pretty obvious by now that the guy has a serious mental issue and frankly, he needs help in that respect. It is possible he has been offered a Home and he has refused it. Interestingly, most of the Homeless had been removed off the streets and given Housing during the Covid lockdown. But many of them have now moved back out to the streets again. They prefer to be on the streets because there are too many "rules" when they are in a Home
    7 points
  4. Agree the govt has form for changing its mind on a whim, but in this context I don't have a problem with it. They are having to make decisions with massive ramifications very quickly and on limited facts. The corollary of what you are saying, is you would want the govt to get every detail perfect before announcing a decision. This happens often in local govt, is called paralysis by analysis. It is where nothing ever gets decided, nothing ever gets done, and the can is kicked down the road while the problem persists. In this context (covid 19) any decision is better than none. Is the decision p
    7 points
  5. 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.
    7 points
  6. 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
  7. What are you on Kevin? Calm down.
    6 points
  8. Sadly for Scott the road to any form of justice has long been paved with layer after layer of falsehoods and will forever stretch its arc of prejudice and harm well over the horizon of his time. This travesty of injustice continues and including his sister by innuendo not fact in this foul legal nightmare sums up the establishments firm commitment to never admit wrong in this and many other contentious legal cases. A plague on all their houses I say.
    6 points
  9. Rehab is on a 90 day "holiday", as he has now passed the max warnings. Down voting posts for no reason was the final warning.
    6 points
  10. Yep what he said. Maybe I'm getting sensitive in my old age but I agree, 1 person is killing Crew.org It's sad.
    6 points
  11. Jokes aside, I am going to renew my heavy trade licence as soon as a testing station and the Dr's are open. Let it lapse some time ago, but feel having a plan B for employment is worth the minor cost and time of the licence testing process. Yes I'm in private sector and am currently in 'consultation' about company wide pay cuts. i.e. its a foregone conclusion, but 95% of anyone will happilly bend over and take whats given just to keep a job and some income over the next 6-12 months, if not longer. On the boating aspect, I can understand everyones frustration about not being able to g
    6 points
  12. 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
    6 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Please run your posts through the “does anyone care what i think” filter.
    5 points
  16. Fish

    2 Sets of Books

    Most 'safety' rules are primarily for your own benefit. The lockdown rules are for the greater good, i.e. to bring a benefit to the wider society, but it only works if everyone does there bit. And that is regardless of if you agree with the rules or not. Like I said before, I don't see a problem with going sailing. But its the govt's ability to manage it, and the time required to assess any decisions. In the big scheme of things, SME's on the verge of bankruptcy, wide spread job losses, family violence and suicides, I just don't see being able to go sailing ever registering on the 'm
    5 points
  17. 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
    5 points
  18. Race Report. Shimmer. Best Ssanz ever for Shimmer (not hard as this is our first season) perhaps the opposite experience to Deep Purple we are racing my family caravan a 1980 timber Townson 34. She loved the beat to coromandel and took the big steep seas like a thoroughbred. I love the wide variety of designs racing and how each has their day depending on conditions. Big thank you to the Ssanz team for not changing the course and for all the hard work they do to organise the race and keep everyone safe. Can’t wait for the 50!
    5 points
  19. I had watched a few of their episodes on YouTube and am pretty happy they've decided to leave the country. They had no respect for lock-down rules or the social distancing measures taken under level 3 and were constantly whining about everything here unless they were getting a freebie in return for promoting it. Redneck, self entitled narcissists...
    5 points
  20. Cameron

    Ovlov charges...

    If anyone has a Volvo D1-13, D1-20, D1-30 apparently it's not uncommon to get a small oil leak from the throttle input shaft. Ovlov will quote north of $1k to fix and insist on taking the whole front of the motor apart to remove timing cover. I saw them and showed them schematics about an easier way that meant only undoing 1 nut and 4 bolts but when the mechanic went to the boat and after inspecting he said it couldn't be done without removing the timing cover. At this point I told them I would do the jib myself! I have successfully completed the job in the way I always thought
    5 points
  21. 44forty

    And so it goes on

    Move out of Auckland man ! Problems solved
    5 points
  22. True splat. But if something doesnt change soon, there wont be a forum here anymore.
    5 points
  23. This morning ( for Scottie)
    5 points
  24. It's not surprising that special time hasn't been spent writing fine-grained rules about leisure boating that make everybody happy. This is a massive global crisis and it was urgent, and broad brushstrokes on a luxury pastime is no surprise. ScottieE, I'm not sure your science and economics are sound. If we eliminate we will be visiting rest homes sooner than if we wait for herd immunity and antibody testing protocols etc etc, especially if we pace herd immunity at a speed where ICUs aren't overrun (don't understand where you got your 0.1% mortality rate - the global numbers show tha
    5 points
  25. CG are fine until they start espousing what we should and shouldn't do or worse what the govt should or shouldn't do.
    5 points
  26. Hard to argue about MNZ and coastguard. Coastguard is mostly for off the beach launched or trailerable craft. Coastguards "statistics" are dubious at best - helping someone or answering a question over the phone is not a rescue. They actually tow in few vessels over about 30ft, and the vast majority of those are power vessels. They do help with medical events though. I object to their mentality of "we are the authority" They are not, and have no legal authority. An example of this is their add "when you need to be rescued" not IF. Many users of this site have considerably more martime exp
    5 points
  27. 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 osm
    5 points
  28. 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 points
  29. 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
  30. mcp

    Lithium v AGM

    If you are interested in the size differences and electrical differences of lithium Iron Phosphate and Lead Acid AGM batteries, I have started to put my battery compartment together this weekend. On the left is a Vision FM100 AGM battery, 100ah @ 12v nominal, which is my start battery [currently running the fridge and lights] and on the right are 12 x 150ah LiFePo4 cells, 450ah @ 12v nominal. On the left the AGM weight is 32kgs and on the right the LiFePo4 pack weights all up 34kgs. On the left we have 30ah usable @ the recommended 30% depth of discharge and on the right w
    4 points
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Just pick it up by the clean end, you'll be fine.
    4 points
  35. Might be a good time to update it. $2600 for a B&G wireless (mast unit, rest is wired) Triton 2 depth/speed/wind pack. Comes with masthead unit, receiver, Triton 2 display, N2k starter kit, DST (depth speed temp) thru hull.
    4 points
  36. How many of you have signed the petition? If we ant any fish left at all, the quota system needs to be dumped and replaced. Oversight must be removed from the fishing companies. Cameras on fishing boats should be compulsory. Winston and his cronies can %^$ off! Sign here http://link.legasea.co.nz/ls/click?upn=nPA8sUC1d8xKH0fWeX3unlzlPGT7hnoBaX-2FA7-2BIqzR-2Fybuw5pN3mP0HiQSBXXAIc8Awf_nBMila15giqBjQ7skElM40AwMeNgMXZori2c3J-2FiHz0xeFoPKObvDjVgLkSOTkrCw796dOIkqHDOMvgfwnhyXEt-2Bi2AfoWRGF-2BmVufuNBidTJlqtdalLjW0w9tauGGIxaRxma-2FsRR7V1Ijshcw9-2BTb8bIyYtnlQaeg2RUsI87rCjkWO3KcfAoRskvEFlWzMJW
    4 points
  37. Ian M

    YNZ Thread removal

    An Open Letter to Yachting New Zealand’s Board Members, Club Commodores around NZ and anyone else who enjoys Yachting – Cruising or Racing. As a former Club Manager, Commodore, Vice Commodore, Executive Member, Club Handicapper Sponsor and sundry other positions in yachting over the past 40 years I feel well qualified to make comment on the issues surrounding Yachting NZ and its Fees/Levy demands. My home club these days is the Waikawa Boating Club in Picton. My Club has been in conflict with Yachting NZ and its fees/levy since 1995 when we first voiced our concerns as to why Yachtin
    4 points
  38. grantmc

    Shane strikes again

    Interesting observations Wheels. Unfortunately the Mental Health Services in NZ are decidedly third world so I wouldn't hold out much hope for Shane there. Shane's life is a horror story of abuse, the worst of it experienced under State care. Also he's intellectually disabled; in times past he would have been under care of the IHC. He may have a metal illness as well, but I don't know. He was in State care at about 7 or 8 years of age where he quickly had to learn how to f*ck and suck his caregivers and the older kids. And the day he turned 16, like all kids in State care then, he
    4 points
  39. There is one and only one reason why Watson is not being released. Purely and simply, he will not admit remorse, because he will not admit guilt. I think that tells you a lot about the guys character. Choosing to remain somewhere you don't want to be purely because you want to remain honest with yourself and everyone else. That's real integrity in my book. He is one of only a few that have basically a true life sentence where one can remain locked up for ever, with the only chance of Parole being subject to acknowledging one's guilt. Our legal system is no different to many other Count
    4 points
  40. Sabre

    And so it goes on

    You could argue working is "marina related." Hard to pay for marina berth without it.
    4 points
  41. Jon

    NEW CONTROLS ON POSTS

    Is it just me or are others noticing that more members are getting a chance to get a word in ?
    4 points
  42. Island Time

    Batteries

    Some of you might find this interesting. I have a customer who had new batts, alternator, external reg, shorepower and solar fitted by another electrical company about a year or so ago. Recently his house batts failed. They were quality AGM units. Investigation showed they had less than 30% of design capacity, after one year. Further investigation shows the batteries to be badly sulfated, due to charging voltages being too low. The Shorepower charger is a victron Centaur, the Alt reg is a Balmar, and the solar controller an EPever. Investigation of these shows the Vi
    4 points
  43. Sabre

    Batteries

    Note to self. Dont read posts on battery management. Keep head in sand, cross fingers and all will be well 👍
    4 points
  44. Island Time

    Ignoring a user

    This is deliberately in Marine Talk, so everyone can see it. If you wish to block a user (or two), so you see nothing from them, its pretty simple. That's what the "Ignore user" settings are for - click on your username in the top right corner, and add any username to the "ignore user" section. You will then see nothing from them. Done. So, if someone here really annoys you, feel free to ignore away! Have a nice day!
    4 points
  45. Yup. You can either obsess with the small details and pick holes in other folks efforts... or step back and see the bigger picture.
    4 points
  46. Admittedly I can only talk from my very limited experience but my contact with YNZ has always been pleasant and professional and their fees seem very reasonable. Their press release in regards to Covid shows they have spoken with the government on behalf of all kiwi yachties and the government has made their position clear. What more can they do? Go to the media and have a whinge that we cant go sailing in the middle of an international pandemic while tens of thousands of kiwis are lining up for the dole? How would that make us look to the general public? Like a pack of self abs
    4 points
  47. Sabre

    Covid-free sailing thread

    1. Solo sail from Tauranga up to BoI and return early to mid March. Spent a fair few days at Fitzroy (Kaiaraara bay mainly) and Tryphena. Man I like hanging at Barrier! 2. I really want to go and do a lap of White Island but if time is short even a blat out to Mayor would be amazeballs
    4 points
  48. Mmm, no pretty sure there's a lot of people that feel like that. 2 here anyway.
    4 points
  49. That's a false comparison and therefore false conclusion; heaps more people bike, walk or ran than sail. I'd be happier if everyone chilled and stopped thinking of ways to get around the rules.
    4 points
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