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  1. Aleana

    Ovlov charges...

    The entire NZ marine services industry never fails to disappoint me (and I have very low expectations). It’s lazy and traditional and ripe for disruption and it’s the kind of scenario that I work on fixing in other sectors on a global scale. The thing that keeps the current laggards safe is that the market is too small to make it worth the energy of working out and setting up a better business model. Maybe I’ll tackle it one day as a retirement project...
  2. I’m going to choose my words carefully and not mention any names in a negative sense to avoid getting into a legal stoush.... but let me say that having bought a brand new webasto heater 2yrs ago and getting it professionally installed I had problems - that we’re ultimately deemed to be partly a product failure and partly a service / installation failure. And the so called “warranty”?.... well let’s say the suppliers of said goods quietly stepped back and had no interest or capability to support a warranty claim here in Auckland. What I will say, is that if I was repeating things I would do it differently and I would buy my unit via the official NZ webasto distributor (HMB Marine Electrical in Half Moon Bay). When others fell by the wayside HMB stepped up and helped resolve the problem despite having not sold me the unit originally. In return for their impressive service support they get mentioned and recommended here for anyone considering a heater.
  3. Pretty little boat - hope she’s recovered ok. Re the fishing boat, I’ve never heard of a well founded sea vessel sinking due to heavy rain 😳
  4. Agree about feeling uncomfortable having no paper onboard having been brought up on charts. A few weeks after buying our current boat the ageing plotter screen suddenly starting giving up - and we happened to be in a dead spot for coverage in the gulf so for a while neither phone nor plotter was working. I was familiar with the area so no drama but it’s not unheard of to suddenly find all your electronic aids letting you down at the same time (sods law)...
  5. Aleana

    Navman 5500 crook

    Does shutdown coincide with using another appliance on boat eg fridge or water pump? My navman used to shutdown every time I started the engine.
  6. Can go boating from Thursday morning
  7. Yup. You can either obsess with the small details and pick holes in other folks efforts... or step back and see the bigger picture.
  8. Why? Wasting a while lot of time (and tax-payers money) wandering around giving people friendly warnings and second chances when they should be slamming them with a charge straight up. Yes, sure they are talking to everyone with respect but they are also treating adults like forgetful 5yr olds. That last case was a perfect example. Those guys were not only in the wrong but they LIED to the police with their initial answers but still got off with a ‘go home’ warning. WTF?! This isn’t day 2 of lockdown it’s month 2. The ‘warm & fuzzy’ approach should be long gone and the handcuffs should be out. Videos this make me feel like I’ve been an idiot sticking to the letter of the law since day 1 of this whole episode and I feel like breaking out of any restrictions back to totally normal behaviour tomorrow morning - because the consequences if I’m caught are obviously nil. Seriously.
  9. Stopped fishing couple of seasons ago. Read a book or go swimming instead. I know people who basically fill their day fishing in one spot or another taking pride in a photo of a bucket load of fish t at the end of the day. Totally unnecessary. Admittedly I don’t know exact numbers of private vs commercial catch but why don’t they turn the mantra “just catch what you can eat” into law by limiting the catch to 1 fish per person per day - that’s an obvious way to match catch with appetite. Yes I know, that’s totally unthinkable to the fishing addicts and fishing lobby. But so was a 4 week lockdown 4 weeks ago.
  10. 😂 It’s hilarious how many people do this kind of thing!
  11. Q1. What was the highlight of your summer season (as far as it went)? Q2. What’s the first trip you’re hoping for as soon as we can go (weather permitting)? Starting off with myself: 1. Highlight was first family weekend at the end of Feb after my wife & baby son came home from 3 months in hospital 2. A few days at the bottom end - ideally including a swim and walk ashore on Rotoroa
  12. Aleana

    LPG consumption

    I find with average daily family use I go through about 1kg per week ie a standard 4.5kg bottle gives me about a month. Sometimes a bit more sometimes a bit less depending on how you cook. If you pan-fry all your meals / meat then it’s obviously over in a few minutes. But if you fancy a winter-warming slow cooked pot or oven roast then obviously you chew through more.
  13. Yes but only it’s boating-related Covid discussion then talk about it here. If it’s not please don’t and take it to Smalltalk. I’m being very polite / kind in my request!
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