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swartie

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    Boating, Freediving, ah hell, the sea in general

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  1. Hi, I am most likely going to be changing careers in the next few years, and would like to go into something marine operated, where i am going the options for me to earn good money is not possible, so would like to do something in an environment i enjoy which is boating, or water related. My thoughts are to try find work in a boat yard doing the jobs most people done really want to do, ie cleaning hulls, minor repairs, hall out maintenance etc. But to be able to find work i will need experience, and that is what i am after. I am looking for a company or person or is willing to "show" me the ropes and let me get experience with working on hulls and the different types of jobs required. provide feedback on work and let me pick thier brains around the skills required. I do have a full time job, so i would need to fit this in sometime, either on weekends or perhaps come to an arrangement to work a few hours during the week. The only compensation I am seeking is knowledge and perhaps a reference in the future if required I live out in Porirua, but can travel anywhere in the wellington region. Could anyone point me in the direction of where i could get the experience i am after? thanks in advance
  2. Hi, is there anywhere in Wellington or Anz that I can find a replacement boom for a monarch 17? Does anyone know?
  3. I agree Willow, which is why these things need to be clearly defined, i.e. mens 49ers or womens 49ers or 49ers, dont leave it up to some small print, hidden away somewhere, and if you do ensure that whoever is accepting entries knows the small print so when applying to enter, they can reject an application on the grounds of .... do not allow a person to enter with a known breach, and then stop them from racing.
  4. 1. If it was "male only" why was she allowed to enter in the first place? 2. As she was permitted to enter, then it should have been honoured to the end, regardless of what people say? 3. If women are at a disadvantage, then surely that is their choice to enter or not, so long as they dont try pull some handicap thing. 4. I would say (because men and women are different) that in certain circumstances, there will need to be gender bias, however this should be clearly highlighted (i.e. Mens 100m) if not then it should be open to all, and not have some rule. 5. in events such as this, what difference does it make to where you finish if competing against men or women, apart from (I guess) losing to a girl. As a competitor, you should be focused on winning, and to win you need to be the best, do these people think that there are some women better than them?
  5. the fact that this can be allowed is appalling, not to mention the competitors who also verbally abused to a minor of the opposite sex.
  6. I thought if you did not cancel the TR, they would try and make contact with you (either radio or phone number logged with you vessel registration) if no contact then local CG was contacted and or local marina at destination. I guess that is more like the "intention" but i would love to know how many TR's are not cancelled, and that could mean that open TR's are not acted on anymore. perhaps stricter enforcement is required to cancel a TR if that is the case, what is the point of lodging a TR then?
  7. I think CG every now and then offer a free service. i emphasize the word "think"
  8. you got a good deal there, congrats
  9. is that the H28 that was on TM a few days ago?
  10. swartie

    Sigrid 6

    I see there is a Sigrid 6 on TM, anyone got any info on them at all, i have looked on trusty ole Google and found not a lot at all
  11. to me this story sounds like the guy didn't call in when he was supposed to (for whatever reason, dead battery etc), this raised an alarm which resulted in a "nationwide" search. the guy was found and seemed to be ok. Then for some reason some journo got hold of this story and escalated it. It came out that he was inexperienced, he still hadn't checked in and so another search was done to locate him. again he was found and still seemed to be ok, just no comms. Then I think this is where it got out of hand. the journo reported that 2 searches had been conducted however the guy will not be charged for the cost.( the outrage that us hardworking people paying taxes has to pick up this bill) at this point MNZ has to go to damage control and issue statements such as "we dont want to put people off using our services" however some members of the hard tax paying public will be complaining because why is an inexperienced guy allowed to go out. So to save face, MNZ have had to make a show of "doing" something to stop wasting money on this guy and imposed section 55 which if you read it is so generic that right now he could be allowed to carry on his travels. all he needs is proof of communications 1x radio and 1 x mobile phone is more than enough and show he has had his battery issue resolved. and prove he is able to to sail, the CG even commented that he has experience now. how can you prove you are able to sail in this country, there is no license and you do not have to do any skipper course for coastal sailing. the problem here is the journo who needs to make a living and ensure his/her story sells, so embellish the story and pushes the "hard" question. the next thing to happen will be, he will be allowed to leave having "satisfied" MNZ section 55 in a few days, the journo will do a follow up piece showing his boatmaster certificate, and his new battery, solar panel, and vhf, all of which will probably be payed for by CG. and say we have the best system in the world because we have not charged this young sailor and helped him to achieve his dream (but cost the public even more money) i am pretty sure he will change his plan now and tell his mates, he will call them once a week to avoid future issues.
  12. i thought maritime NZ is the governing body for NZ, but do not have money to pay for a coastguard service so the volunteers pick this side up.
  13. "Darius DeWett has to stay in port until he can satisfy maritime authorities that the boat has sufficient safety gear on board, and that the yachtie himself can sail the boat." I wonder if sailing from Napier to Whakatane would be enough to show he can sail?
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