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  1. Don't agree Erice, they are relying on the advice of the MOH and other medical professionals. Provided they continue to follow the expert advice, I'm happy. However, I fail to see why they cannot do a multi party comittee to set out a joint advice. I wont take the word of ANY politician on a medical matter. Employ experts, then do what they say - that is what got us out more quickly than most last time, it will be same again if we do the same again. See https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/if-you-dont-trust-politicians-listen-to-doctors-arderns-message-to-covid-19-conspiracy-theorists/ar-BB17TLfT
  2. From Martime NZ via email today; Some recreational water-based activities prohibited under Alert Levels 3 and 2 13 August 2020 Due to the recent change in COVID Alert Levels in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand, Maritime NZ and Sport New Zealand have updated their advice around recreational water-based activities under Alert Level 3 and Alert Level 2. For the Auckland Region under Alert Level 3 Until further notice, all recreational water-based activities involving sailing boats, motorised craft or motorised equipment, are not permitted. Scuba diving is also not permitted under Alert Level 3. Kayaking, canoeing, rowing, surfing, wind surfing and paddle boarding is permitted, however we recommend that the Auckland public undertake these activities within 200 metres from shore. Water-based activities that present a level of risk that could result in the need for search and rescue services, are discouraged. Anyone planning any water-based activities should check the conditions and possible changes in conditions before approaching the water. Anybody taking to the water during Alert Level 3 should assess their competency level against the prevailing water and weather conditions (e.g. high winds, cold water temperature, large waves, or rips) to decide whether they can comfortably handle the conditions. If in doubt, we advise people to stay at home. Remainder of New Zealand outside of Auckland, under Alert Level 2 All recreational water-based activities are permitted as long as it is done in a safe way where physical distancing and official public health guidance is applied. We ask that all recreational water users under Level 3 and 2, keep a record of their travel and wear masks in situations where it is difficult to maintain physical distancing. Please refer to the Ministry of Transport’s website, Sport New Zealand’s website and Maritime NZ’s website for further information.
  3. Nope, explicitly not allowed; "Water-based activities involving sailing boats, or motorised craft or equipment, or scuba diving are not allowed" From this source; https://sportnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-at-Alert-Levels-4.pdf
  4. Yep, no boating... And I just got a new headsail to try...
  5. Yup, as SMU says. Dont forget the o rings in the handles, they are often a source of leaks, and cheap and easy to replace
  6. http://crew.org.nz/forum/index.php?/forum/1-classifieds/
  7. Why would you do that? The fairing cover on the hull side is easy to do. A Saildrive is engineered to be able to move significantly via the engine mount flex, some in use, more in an impact. This movement is extended at the base of the saildrive where it protrudes through the hull. Filling the void will load the SD in a manner for which it was not designed. It will also make removal of the drive for any service work much more difficult.
  8. If it does not do it down a cylinder, what happens if you remove the air cleaner?
  9. Looks and sounds like a sticking valve - sometimes a valve not completely sealing and blowing out compression via the intake system. When the tech got it to drop to 2 cylinders it was the same regardless of the cylinder stopped? Be interesting to see what volvo say...
  10. looks great! Well done
  11. Sorry, this is being done on behalf of the GHYC, in an attempt to attract new members. I have not considered setup for streaming at this point.
  12. At the Gulf Harbor Yacht Club, we are doing a series of education evenings. The first was last Wednesday, "Basic Marine Diesel maintenance" . It went pretty well, with about 50-60 attendees. The next one is on Tues 4th August (next week). Topic is "Basic Marine Electrics and Corrosion", again presented by me. Free event, all welcome, at the GHYC, 7:00 - 8:30pm. Following that, the final one will be on Electronics. Again, free, all welcome.
  13. Nope, main menu button, selct navigation, then skip....
  14. Again, Wheels and anyone else, watch the doco, and read what you can. Large industry has MPI in their pockets, and many MP's are not neutral. The QMS simply is not working, stats can be made to say anything. It's led to a situation where apparently more than 40% of the current take may be being dumped. Its illegal, but its happening, as it make economic sense. Again I use the example I gave before. One species has currently a "moratorium" on fishing it , the large fishing companies would have you believe that its because they are environmentally conscientious, but the fact is that the average fish size has reduced over the last 5 years, and they cannot currently catch their quotas. They are also publishing info that says the reduction in stock is due to global warming. This is despite the fact that they have had 3 of NZ's largest trawlers over the spawning grounds 24x7.... The QMS was well intentioned. However, it is not working, our fisheries have been, and are being decimated. Current science says that you cant take more than 50% of biomass of CURRENT stocks if a fishery is to be sustained. We have been working on 70%, of ORIGINAL biomass, only leaving 30% - of the original totals, which, in reality, means take whatever you can find. It is not sufficient for a species to thrive, or possibly even survive long term. The other issue with current quota, is that it is in perpetuity. Effectively this is handing ownership of the fishery to the quota holder, and remember this was given to them FREE. It's a valuable asset, and is trade-able between the fishing companies. If the system is redesigned so that quota is leased for a set period, and manged scientifically, then it can be easily adjusted, and be a profit making system for the government. Also, of course, the unbelievably insane system that caused dumping, can be replace with one that does not make this economically sensible - like high grading in the current system etc. High grading is dumping some fish in favour of better ones, so you can still be within your quota.
  15. The fact is that it was ill conceived to allow anyone to "own" the quota. Effectively owning the fish. There will be $ involved, but this is the only way to get control back. And it does not matter who the owners are or how hard this may be. Still has to happen. Plus it must be written into NZ law that no one, individual, company, or organisation of any kind, can ever own a quota or right in perpetuity again. Ownership of the fishery must remain with the NZ public. MPI and the government need to man up and get on with this.
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