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  1. 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
  2. Maritime NZ report Latest issue of newsletters or media release. Problems? View i
    2 points
  3. Black Panther

    Really???

    Story is he bought some Chinese manufactured nav lights and that was in the instructions
    2 points
  4. 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
  5. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2785850289
    1 point
  6. SloopJohnB

    Cold Front Today

    That will buff out.
    1 point
  7. Fish

    Cold Front Today

    I am fascinated by the power of the weather, especially a moderately straight forward cold front, to blow a couple of trucks over and take out a piece of key transport infrastructure. That's why I put it in marine talk. The council or govt have nothing to do with the weather, nor with the Harbour Bridge. That would be the New Zealand Transport Authority. So please don't make it about something it isn't, and please don't go round trolling for a fight. I'm not interested. The fact that these trucks rolled very close to where that micro burst nailed Westhaven, laid flat a super yacht, s
    1 point
  8. Aleana

    Gas locked inside a locker

    The gas lockers on most recent production boats (that comply with EU regs) are in the cockpit with a sealed bottom (so nothing can get into the bulges) and a small drain hole at the bottom which goes overboard. The lid itself is a standard cockpit locker lid ie it’s not airtight. It doesn’t need to be because lpg gas is heavier than air and sinks to the bottom out through the drain hole. It doesn’t float up out through the top lid.
    1 point
  9. 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
  10. Priscilla II

    3 masted tauranga

    https://medium.com/@davidcoats_nz/the-captain-and-his-crooked-tailed-crew-remembering-evan-logan-327ae36292c6
    1 point
  11. Alvie, spent last week in Mercury Bay and sailed south on Sunday. Was quite a sight https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107165257/taurangas-new-marine-precinct-attracts-super-yachts-and-98yearold-schooners-alike
    1 point
  12. Fish

    Circumnavigating NZ.

    Takes balls to sail down there at this time of year.
    1 point
  13. 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
  14. Terry B

    Really???

    slight thread drift 🙂 These are the exact words on an instruction manual for a portable DVD player I bought for someone a cuppla weeks ago: "When the dvd have unusual sound and smell such as splintering and poop, please switch off the power line as soon as possible." I have a photo of the instruction book to prove it.
    1 point
  15. aardvarkash10

    Really???

    you rub it on your belly...
    1 point
  16. I've seen the reports through several different news outlets. Along the Spanish coast. At this stage the "experts" seem to think it is just one pod due to it being such unusual behaviour. Not cool Orca's. Chill the f*ck out.
    1 point
  17. rossd

    Circumnavigating NZ.

    Hes Heading into some solid weather soon.
    1 point
  18. The big T

    Really???

    Probably America - opposite to most of the world
    1 point
  19. Fish

    Seafaring nation?

    Why not put them in a quarantine facility like everyone else? I don't think accommodation is the problem, its the provision of monitoring, health checks and available health care that is the issue. As we are finding out with this evangelical cluster, you can't just trust people to do what they are told. The consequences are too great. That is why the army is now running security at these places. And I am a bit bemused by the thread title. Is NZ a seafaring nation? I think the vast majority of people got here on a jet plane. That would make us an aviation nation wouldn't it? Serious q
    1 point
  20. Sabre

    Seafaring nation?

    I'm reading a book be Les Powles at the moment. Sounds like they attempted to impose Cat 1 on all boats regardless of their country of registration in about 1995? Apparently many inspectors quit and also many boats just cleared out without clearance including Les.
    1 point
  21. grantmc

    Seafaring nation?

    I can make a comment on the point made. This has happened to me. 3 years ago I crewed on an Australian registered yacht and we cleared and departed Tauranga. We had all manner of issues with the boat and as you might deduce she wasn't up to the intended overseas passage. It wont help top get in to details, blame etc. But after several days the owner/skipper accepted the only option was to turn back. As it happened, and I think for reasons of anonymity, the Skipper choose Gisborne, and so Customs were radioed and gave permission to enter NZ. Gisborne isn't normally a port of entry. When we bert
    1 point
  22. vic008

    Circumnavigating NZ.

    Be interesting to hear what data connection you get. Best of luck.
    1 point
  23. ^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.
    1 point
  24. 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.
    1 point
  25. 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.
    1 point
  26. 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
    1 point
  27. BOIGuy

    Suitcase Diesel air heater

    Have you actually gone through the aliexpress dispute process? I have ordered hundreds of things through them and always got a refund when any issue arose. Not unusual for stuff to not be delivered, tracking is often meaningless. I have also returned faulty stuff and got fully refunded including postage. I believe it is one of the safest online purchasing portals around, just got to be patient to get your savings. Never deal directly with the seller to settle a dispute, nothing to gain everything to lose.
    1 point
  28. BOIGuy

    Ross 930

    bet you one of the few lucky ones to hear that.
    1 point
  29. China makes good stuff, China makes crap stuff, we are generally burn't by the NZ based importers buying cheap and our desire / need for a bargain. It is a re-run of Japan in the 1950's, 20 years later they dominated almost every manufactured item imported here, made with quality and precision that Britain, America, Europe etc. could only dream of. Now China is the new girl on the block. She certainly doesn't fit most NZers ideas on freedom of thought, religion, etc. But that doesn't seem to trouble them and / or those in Business and the NZ Government doing trade deals etc. Our down side
    1 point
  30. Tamure

    Cold Front Today

    before the gvt and council bashing gets started how about moving this to tiny talk
    -1 points
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