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  1. Robust and quirky is right. I'm keen to see how they go.
  2. If you have no local allegiance to or any reason to stay in a specific local then join the cheapest. At the moment that would be SSANZ or Lake Pupuke YC in Takapuna. You DO NOT need to be affiliated to YNZ to race, you can join any club in the entire world as long as it is affiliated to it's local version of YNZ.
  3. A lot of schools run night school classes on VHF. Or you could try your local Aero club. Aircraft also use the same VHF (on generally different frequencies) and to be frank aircraft trainers do a FAR better job than anything marine I've ever done or seen.
  4. The GN250 and 125 are great learner bikes for sure but they lack character or any 'grab'. If I don't have grab I need performance and as this bike doesn't need performance I need grab, if that makes sense. Going for a hoon on this tomorrow. A 250cc tank that will do 130kph as long as its downhill with a huge tailwind. If it goes bad I step off and when the bike stops rolling down the rode I pick it up and just carry on. And it has some nice 'quirk' installed.
  5. The TGS XL100 gang rides again . Hardly, most have been beaten into submission by WAGS, beer bellys or have been dulled by age. My smaller bikes have gone north, a big Kawasaki is being traded on a Mule so it only leaves me one here and it's a bit special with a big motor so not the best commuter. That SL125 I had was a awesome hill climber. I found one under cyclespot about a month ago but as much as i tried the dude didn't want to sell it, it was a minter. Same with a TS185. I'm off to suss a Honda PS250. Never seen one before but i like the quirky.
  6. WANTED a fun little commuter and you boaters have all manner of goodies stashed away in corners so think back 30 years, did you stick that XX away meaning too but never did.... Honda SL or XL 100, 125 ...maybe a 250. TS185, early RM or something long those lines that used to be referred to as trail bikes, these days I suppose they would be 'dual purpose'. A old but in good nick scooter type thing is likely to be considered. Micro chopper maybe. NOT some new wizz bang or post 2000 or big CC's I have enough of those now. Dual purpose not critical as when ya try you can find t
  7. There are 3 YNZ Board positions are up for re election at the next AGM. One position is El Presidente, Greg is stepping back. 2 current directors are standing for re-election. Now you boaters can't vote but your club can so if you feel a desire or knows someone who maybe good then chat to your club and do the paperwork they have been sent. Any nominees do need a proposing club and a seconding club plus they need to send in a 1 page Bio. The 66th annual general meeting of Yachting New Zealand will be held on Saturday 10th October 2020 at the Worser Bay Boating Club in Wellington.
  8. I got cover for one of mine and she's a gentle 107 years old. With AON and I think underwritten by Vero.
  9. I do believe LTSA is a Govt Department but I'm happy to be corrected if it's not. It may have been NZTA. The meetings, and there's been a fair few not to mention the 'Roadshows', are a bit of an exercise in trying to pin down moving targets.
  10. It's not a myth, I was sitting there when it was said. I was also one who just about blew a fu-fu with the laughter that the comment generated, as did everyone else in the room bar 2 people. I doubt even a Govt Dept is stupid enough to suggest you could ride across the harbour....note I'm only brave enough to use the word 'doubt'. Since when has the Govt or Council used 'good use of taxpayer funds' as any sort of qualification for any project. The best we can hope for is the project that wastes the least amount of rate/taxpayer funds. When comparing the tunnel to the skypath the tunnel wi
  11. The 2 sets of photos were taken a week apart. The bottom set were taken yesterday, Wednesday. It is a after work time like project so the build method is quick as you can see.
  12. 😃😃 But no you're wrong, 'Fat Bikes', you know the push bikes with the huge tyres. I kid you knot, they have been brought up by the current Government as a harbour crossing option. I've had a few meeting with LTSA around the walking bridge...to use a far more accurate description of what they are aiming all our rates at. The tunnel is by far the better option. Road northbound plus rail corridor which short term bus use while the Govt find out what rail is. Bridge then becomes road southbound and the left over 1/2......... da dum..... feet and bikes. Maybe to differentiate it from a road we
  13. The levy is NOT on the members, it is on the clubs. YNZ is NOT there for the sailors, it is ONLY there for the Clubs and a small handful of Olympians. So Tamure, you paying multiple times has nothing to do with YNZ or that's what they told me a few weeks ago. If they get all the info they want I asked the very same question you are for the same reason and was told it's nothing to do with the members, the Affiliation Fee is on the clubs only. The fact they demand the membership lists and work the fees out based on the individual clubs membership seems very much at odds with what YNZ c
  14. It's the end of the St Marys Bay interceptor project. The interceptor is to try and stop raw poohs pouring into Westhaven, the Viaduct and the harbour when it rains a lot. This currently happens a few times a year, which is a lot less than it did 10 years ago, so a good trend. The council was sold on the project as it diverts those poohs from Westhaven etc out 'to be discharged out in the channel'. The dorks were sold as doing what the over flow from Albanys Lake Pee Pooh does, 2 km into the northern end of the Rangi channel. But as you can see all the billions spent will do is
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    The team watching the leopards NZ wide and our Westhaven lump of blubber would like everyone to use the linked form when they want to report a Seal munching i.e if Miss Blubber eat ya dingy go to this link, fill it out and then Giverny can build a better database of the damage she is causing. Not sure why they want that but I'm guessing it;s so there is a picture built of just what Blubber is doing and the cost. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpBRd4OYVwzlQykOYkC9XViY9Mh1gVJvrY6Ntv6wioCuvzzw/viewform I've been cheeky and asked if they have any dollar value they can tell me.
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    Cheers, I shall pass that on. Nice photo, she looks like she wants get going.
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    What berth were you on when she came for that munch, Mr D Purple? I get updates from the monitoring team and let them know of bits I see and hear. I told them about a couple of sightings and fender dinners she'd had. So if anyone has a incident can they please note what berth, or close as, where that is please and I'll let the team know. More detail gives them more to track and predict...not to mention the big seal in the room, pick up on any signs of behavioural changes, especially ones that may lead to her biting more than fenders, dingys and fish. Her movements update is saying sh
  18. I see not all Y88's use electronic depth sounders. Got well stuck but no water coming in so fingers crossed the emergency lift finds only the need for some re-fairing bog. They reckon they were only 500mm off the exact same line Flash Gordon took right in front of them. Bugger!!
  19. I've got a pile of photos of one in build but can't post them. Bugger!! Oh well, judging by another thread the chances are most of you aren't old enough to understand them anyway
  20. Yeap bloody good seeing a revival of these classes that have basically been killed off by YNZ, or at least in NZ. When looking at the boats YNZ wants none are much more than massively over priced pieces of tupperware surrounded by a multitude on ticket clippers. So to see Ants and Cerubs and more coming back is magnificent and maybe a way to make NZ the powerhouse it once was.....off the back of these very classes. I do very VERY much hope the northland lad and those in this around him get it to work, I really do. We've chatted a lot and I think, putting on my business hat, the plans
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    She ate 2 of our black ones....or very dark grey, depending on the light. 4 if you count both tubes in both boats.
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    Oh dear. Please send a postcard.
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    Not a single individual or any individual post/s were worthy of even a infinitesimal momentary thought when I wrote my post.
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