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  1. dutyfree

    40' Boats

    Yes, Westhaven will measure you. They measured us wrong and I was about to get the bow roller cut shorter when we measure the boat ourselves and discovered they had written the numbers down wrong. transposed a digit.
  2. washed my boat in the rain on sunday
  3. I have a subscription and I use the sonar charts a lot. I run them side by side as I have a 12.8 inch display. So I periodically upload and download the updates for charts and sonar charts as well as the satellite overlay option. The sonar charts are useful for anchoring I find as they provide a lot more detail (but user beware) as well as for fishing.
  4. 4000km, depends whether you are sailing upwind or reaching
  5. Here are some interesting stats. Fish consumption https://ourworldindata.org/seafood-production#how-much-seafood-do-we-consume NZ about 20kg per person per year, Japan 46kg but declining, was 70kg in 2001 Meat and dairy https://ourworldindata.org/meat-production Page down to see meat consumption per capita
  6. As a motorcyclist I can attest that there is a great range of motorcycle wet weather gear both in terms of features and costs. As KM points out, even at 100 kph plus my wet weather gear does not leak. It is probably not that comfortable for sailing as it is often designed for a relatively "fixed" posture. Mine also has safety padding, but that is removable. I dont think it would be affected by salt water and mine has plastic zips, removable thermal liners etc. I ride in shorts and tee shirt under my gear for longer winter rides (thermal liners in the jacket and pants). If it gets cold
  7. Actually it is, except in high hydro storage and inflows. And will be when Transpower undertake this: https://www.transpower.co.nz/news/transpower-seeks-input-clutha-upper-waitaki-lines-project But some HVDC upgrade may be required to get the max out. The HVDC is generally unconstrained i.e. can transmit more. Plus the hydro plants will optimize their production.
  8. Can you please rephrase that in either english or some close approximation. You are like some crazy algal bloom, clogging up all of the the threads.
  9. I agree. It is not bullying etc as rehab may argue, he is just plainly a pain in the arse.
  10. can they paint it fluro orange? Against the Auckland skyline it is almost impossible to see these days
  11. But do you know what you are getting?
  12. Use someone else? Have not used them for years.
  13. Why not get one of these? www.heatspace.co Slightly more expensive, but seems to have done some research, sells the originals. NZ based and warranty??
  14. Based on my extensive evaluation of the wound (sarcasm), but looking at the photo with the clear scrape mark that links to the hole, I would assess a puncture wound. Way less sensational than a bullet hole, which would have required someone to be quite close with a silencer???? Which seems most likely? Someone wandering around with a silenced rifle or a leopard seal with a known propensity to attack inflatables and who knows what else (I watched her skin and eat a fur seal in Westhaven, including throwing it around like a rag doll)? Or someone with a rifle that no one heard?
  15. I have seen pretty extensive bleeding from a nail in my foot, a slice to my hand etc. You can have your opinion, but given what I have seen her up to in the marina I would place way more weight on a nail or screw than being shot.
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