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  1. If you're talking charging users the true costs then wait until people driving have to pay the true costs of roads and parking. There's an awful lot of public space being used and maintained that if user pays was brought to bear would cause many some considerable financial pain.
  2. Anyone up for a race around the world in 2024 in a self-righting Mini 5.80? Mini Globe Race 2024 routeLeg One: Europe to Canary Islands followed by a four day stopover, before continuing to a Caribbean port and a seven day stop, and then on to Panama. Approximately 4,700 miles. Leg Two: Panama to The Marquesas Islands, seven day stopover, and then on to Tahiti. Approximately 4,660 miles. Leg Three: Start Tahiti to Tonga. Approximately 1,400 miles. Leg Four: Tonga to Kupang, the capital of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara. Approximately 3,800 miles. Leg Five: Kupang to Mauritius, seven day stopover, and then on to Cape Town. Approximately 6,200 miles. Leg Six: Cape Town to Cape Verde, seven day stopover, and then on to European finish. Approximately 5,700 miles. In total, skippers can expect to race 26,400 miles and take around 400 days to finish the race. Entries for the Mini Globe Race will open on 1 November 2020. The ClassMini 5.80, which can be self-built out of plywood, has been designed by Polish sailor Janusz Maderski, and hull number one is currently under construction in Poland. Sea trials should get underway by late June. The one design boat features basic plywood epoxy construction, bow foam crash box, three watertight compartments, two watertight bulkheads and a fully battened mainsail. The hull will be laminated with epoxy and glass, and the keel will be steel fabricated with lead bulb. LOA of 5.8m, a beam of 2.3m and a draft of 1.5m, expect average speeds of 100 miles a day. Once the keel, rudder and spars are removed, the boat should be able to fit into a standard 20ft shipping container. For those building their own ClassMini 5.80 a builders’ group forum will be set up. Plans for the yacht will be released on 1 June. The boat can be built by one or two people with little experience and basic tools in about 500 hours. https://classmini580.com/
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    Pedal power

    Might need a couple of rear view mirrors.
  4. A possible solution to the housing crisis and abandoned boats. https://unusualplaces.org/equihen-plage-village-of-upside-down-boat-houses/?fbclid=IwAR2jST59iOFGr28Dq9okhw61FRgWPgFzOF9NAwkLcrsB2UJcolG5lXVfoyc
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    Whoops!

    And after.
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    Whoops!

    When you push the limits.
  7. Reminds me a bit of a grownup Malango 10.88 from idbmarine.
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    Fatality - Northland

    Sounds like they picked up all four then one died. Another is in critical condition but the other two are in moderate condition.
  9. Now, if they could also apply this to roads.
  10. Interesting to note the forecast need for more liveaboard facilities given that a number of marinas no longer allow it including Westhaven.
  11. When you go into https://geomapspublic.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/viewer/index.html you can select a different theme. Choose Environment then in the sidebar select Legend then check the boxes for Marine Moorings and Marine Moorings (with labels). I don't see why they can't put you back where you should have been and relocate those others that they have squeezed in to where you should have rightly been. They should have known from their information that there should have been a mooring there with a boat on it.
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    The Boat

    Now I'm starting to get interested
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    The Boat

    Looking forward to seeing it fly.
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    A new seal

    Here's a Panuku podcast with Gabrielle Goodin - Marine Ranger - Department of Conservation, Maungauika, North Head Office talking about Owha the leopard seal. https://soundcloud.com/acityofneighbourhoods/we-talk-with-gabrielle-goodin-marine-ranger-department-of-conservation
  15. The feedback report is out. https://www.bionet.nz/assets/Uploads/Feedback-report-better-ways-to-stop-marine-pests.pdf Feedback-report-better-ways-to-stop-marine-pests.pdf
  16. Apparently that pricing is with a 50% pre-order discount.
  17. Bifacial solar panels have been around but these are now available as a semi-flexible panel too. Given the amount of light reflected off the water one would assume an increased output over a single sided panel if mounted appropriately and the figures in the brochure seem to back that up. Looks good for mounting on a bare bimini frame or a rear solar arch to get some extra watts from the same available space. http://www.giocosolutions.net/2face-bifacial/ No connection at all but here is their pricing. Pre-order ONLY 1.60 euro per W 115W 184.00 euros + VAT 130W 208.00 euros + VAT 147W 235.00 euros + VAT Price valid only on pre-orders from 01.08 to 31.08, delivery starting from 20.08 in chronological order. info an pre-orders at amministrazione@giocosolutions.com Scheda-2face-UK2.pdf
  18. Put the keel in in a hole and it will be deemed not movable and therefore a building, not a vessel and will need to meet the Building Code. Keep it on a trailer and in navigable condition and you're probably golden. Of course, you may still need to consider setbacks and height restrictions. Most councils in NZ, but not all, try and prevent people from using alternative dwelling options to live in as they don't want to upset any ratepayers that disapprove of anything outside their ideas of how things should be. You need to remember that in NZ housing is vehicle for wealth creation, not a right.
  19. One has to wonder how cruise ships fit in with the declaration of a climate emergency by the council? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jun/07/barcelona-port-is-worst-in-europe-for-cruise-ship-air-pollution?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  20. Definitely an improvement but having to get Cat 1 still remains an issue for some.
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    Moving to NZ

    I'd forgotten that Fairway Bay allowed liveaboards. They have the cheapest fee for for that too. I thought that Gulf Harbour had stopped allowing liveaboards or has that changed? I also thought Westhaven only allows international visitors as liveaboards these days.
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    Moving to NZ

    You can liveaboard at Pine Harbour, Bayswater and Hobsonville marinas. They have an additional charge for liveaboards. Also, Hobsonville has a limit placed on the number of liveaboards and I believe there is a waitlist to liveaboard at that marina. You can also liveaboard on a mooring but there are waste requirements to be met.
  23. The Ocean Sailing Podcast has just put out an episode with Glenn Ashby. Episode 72: Glenn Ashby from Emirates Team New Zealand - will we see capsizes, 100% foiling and 50 knot speeds in the AC36? https://www.oceansailingpodcast.com/podcast
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