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2 hours ago, Black Panther said:

From my contact:

 

 

Ranger at mansion house had a tantrum and kicked everyone out of the bay and wouldn't allow anyone ashore. And apparently some boats have been yelled at when coming ashore. Someone got chased off the beach at south cove the other day. Locals have been talking about it on their kawau Facebook. Not bad I dont think but a few have cold reception to boats.

Not surprised. Exactly as I said a few days ago the vast majority of boaties will not be able to withstand 4 weeks without stepping off the boat. Especially when the sunny sand is just a few 100m away and beckons. And the most popular (sheltered) all-weather anchoring spots have very few go ashore options creating bottlenecks and tensions. It happened at a Barrier and now at Kawau. Entirely predictable.

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Took all my bikes for a run and I've never seen so many people wondering the streets. The beaches are busy and the number of obese lardarses on pushbikes must be a cardiac doctors dream.

But then when there is so much talk and so little sickness is that a surprise? Nope.

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15 hours ago, ex TL systems said:

When we lived aboard in Australia we caught rain water. Never ran out or had to get water from shore. Around:200 litre storage and a lot simpler than a water maker. 

Yeah, when we were offshore we had water catching systems, but when I re-did some stuff back here I did not finish that bit, and the canvas water catcher is at home! Anyway, in our last big trip, a little under 3 years, we bought water twice. The rest was caught....

I didn't think I'd need it around here!

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2 minutes ago, Island Time said:

Yeah, when we were offshore we had water catching systems, but when I re-did some stuff back here I did not finish that bit, and the canvas water catcher is at home! Anyway, in our last big trip, a little under 3 years, we bought water twice. The rest was caught....

I didn't think I'd need it around here!

If at Kawau,we use to take jerry cans up swansea bay(top of bon accord) go up the river at high tide and there is a little waterfall and fill the cans.More of a way to fill in time.Used drop the flounder net on way up.But you will be constrained by draft no doubt.

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21 minutes ago, harrytom said:

If at Kawau,we use to take jerry cans up swansea bay(top of bon accord) go up the river at high tide and there is a little waterfall and fill the cans.More of a way to fill in time.Used drop the flounder net on way up.But you will be constrained by draft no doubt.

Watch that. We did the same but the DOC guy reckoned it had err.... on the tip of my tongue bug thingy in it, the ones that's common in northland streams and makes you crook. She was the only one who said that though and I would have thought if it had the bug it would be wider known.

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Yes thanks, that's the stuff, Giardia.

When I first heard of it I thought they were talking about the Italian police but couldn't work out what cops from the other side of the world would be doing in a stream by Kaikohe :)

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