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Just checked the Environment Southland website. Seems very straightforward, and not really anything you wouldn't be doing to make sure you aren't losing boat speed anyway. The pass lasts for a year, is free of charge, sounds a bit as if it is as much of an exercise in ensuring that folk going into the area are aware and have thought about pests etc as it is about enforcement.

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Would love to know when the cruise ships are checked most of them come straight from Auckland circle the sounds then head straight back.The divers would have to swim at 20 knots.Sure they sign a declaration.Cruising boats are no threat as you say you would be mad to head down there with a dirty hull.

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There are many ways of complying with the requirement, see here, https://www.mpi.govt.nz/importing/border-clearance/vessels/arrival-process-steps/biofouling/biofouling-management/

 

Cruise ships actually tend to cruise the whole NZ coast rather than just go from Auckland, cruise the sounds and then go back. Dive inspections may be carried out at many ports. They are undertaken at Lyttelton and Bluff, while the ship is berthed, which saves swimming at 20 knots. I have worked on the vessels and dive inspection is a normal practice.

Like many things in life 'stuff' does happen that isn't seen or known about by everyone.

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Just checked the Environment Southland website. Seems very straightforward, and not really anything you wouldn't be doing to make sure you aren't losing boat speed anyway. The pass lasts for a year, is free of charge, sounds a bit as if it is as much of an exercise in ensuring that folk going into the area are aware and have thought about pests etc as it is about enforcement.

 

Not only boat speed but to ensure there is insufficient strain on your rigging to avoid demasting.

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Interesting that everyone seems to agree it is what we would all do as a reasonable mariner yet some seem tom take offence at an organisation trying to demonstarte the additional benefits (less weed being spread around) and raising awareness across a greater field of people. Nowt stranger than folk.

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Interesting that everyone seems to agree it is what we would all do as a reasonable mariner yet some seem tom take offence at an organisation trying to demonstarte the additional benefits (less weed being spread around) and raising awareness across a greater field of people. Nowt stranger than folk.

I think you'll find no one has any problem what so ever with cleaning their boats or organisations who want them cleaned. But many, most do have issues with organisations that try to enforce things like this in a manner not to dissimilar to the Wafen SS.

 

Not saying yours does but some certainly do. 

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We did that trip 5 years ago over Feb/March, was a fantastic trip over 2.5 months. Did it anticlockwise with absolutely no time pressures, just waited for weather windows so no dramas. Highlights were Kaipara (just been back there for a month and a half), New Plymouth, Westport, Jackson Bay, Milford, Doubtful Sound, Preservation and many other of the Fiords and a particular highlight was Port Pegasus on Stewart island along with many other anchorages on the east cost of Stewart Island. Also called at Dunedin and Akaroa then non stop home to Ak over 4 days in a really good Soueasterly. Need good insect screens for fiordland and a couple of long stern lines to tie ashore. Most of the time  we did not need a really long anchor chain (we have 55m) . We have a 20kg Rocna on 12m boat and it performed really well even in big blows. Most anchorages in Fordland we saw no one so you do need to be pretty well self sufficient. For our last trip to Kaipara we bought a little Garmin Inreach mini from Fishcity, an excellent bit of kit. Works inside the boat through a glass window and enables tracking and texting via bluetooth to your phone via the Iridium network. Would also be useful back up to epirb in an emergency, Didn't try it for weather.

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