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But seriously...

The policing if boaties will require all police maritime resources and coastguard vessels to be active...

 

Which means more people on the water being exposed  ...

I think they are after the plonkers on hjet skis, kite surfers, fizz boats and wakas with no life jackets..

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For the most part I would hope that people on here have a few shared values as yachties which include respect for each other, the water and the weather.  Not blowing our horns but we tend to be more prepared and think a little differently to those who are not as involved with the water.  Rescues in fine weather by the coastguard are mostly weekend warriors in fizzies, yachts OTOH tend to need help far more rarely and usually when the weather is pretty inclement. Blanket bans are for the lowest common denominator, but give this a few more weeks and the natives will definitely be getting restless unless the weather turns. Bloody hard to get up each stunning late summer day with endless champagne sailing and not yearn for it, much easier when the storms and rains arrive! 

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57 minutes ago, Sailing NZ said:

But seriously...

The policing if boaties will require all police maritime resources and coastguard vessels to be active...

 

Which means more people on the water being exposed  ...

I think they are after the plonkers on hjet skis, kite surfers, fizz boats and wakas with no life jackets..

Seriously?

if you’d listened to, or read anything properly, you would know that the police don’t intend to do anything different other than their normal patrols, which are just as much about protecting vacant private property as lockdown compliance.  These new “instructions” are actually a result of a new Public Health Order that AB issued yesterday.  By doing this, he is able, by his legislated power, to provide the police the authority to enforce this order to stay at home whenever practicable.  Ie. they can now ask you to go home, if you don’t, they can now arrest you, fine you, and then drop you home. Previously they couldn’t without declaring that they suspected you have The Wuhan Coronavirus which, as you can imagine, has a far worse set of repercussions.

seriously 

 

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15 minutes ago, ScottiE said:

Seriously?

if you’d listened to, or read anything properly, you would know that the police don’t intend to do anything different other than their normal patrols, which are just as much about protecting vacant private property as lockdown compliance.  These new “instructions” are actually a result of a new Public Health Order that AB issued yesterday.  By doing this, he is able, by his legislated power, to provide the police the authority to enforce this order to stay at home whenever practicable.  Ie. they can now ask you to go home, if you don’t, they can now arrest you, fine you, and then drop you home. Previously they couldn’t without declaring that they suspected you have The Wuhan Coronavirus which, as you can imagine, has a far worse set of repercussions.

seriously 

 

Seriously...

What the police say they are doing and what they actually do, as your know, never quite line up. ( Read previous posts in context to mine )

Also what is reported in the presser is not necessarily an accurate assessment of what the police intend to do and actually will do.

If it was Hone pushing the envelope of the law, then they will do nothing except smoke the peace pipe and share joke.

 

But.. one jet ski idiot and the police have the power to " nail any boaties ass to the wall"  even if they are just motoring to a wharf to pick up supplies.

The powers of the police are more powerful than you think and open to interpretation at a individual police officer level, rightly or wrongly. 

 

With current comms confusion I would not be second guessing anything.

 

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Personally I didn’t understand why yesterday’s announcement was labelled as ‘new laws’ in respect of boating. Because to me it wasn’t new news - it was a re-statement of the same notice that was issued to all mariners just before lockdown by the harbourmaster (and which was widely circulated by numerous marine bodies sometimes with their own extra spin eg CG, all the marinas, insurers etc). But I heard the message loud and clear before lockdown-down, namely non-essential / recreational boating by non-liveaboards is against the rules ie against the law during L4!

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It’s pretty simple. If you normally reside in a house you should be there now. If instead you are in your boat, camper van, holiday home then you are breaking the regulations and as far as I’m concerned you should be put in jail and the key thrown away. I’m happy to assist that process if I’m made aware of the facts
 

 

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Ps, 2 kilometres from my house I have a Morgan, ferrari and a aeroplane sitting in my hangar. I haven’t been there since the lockup started. 2 kilometres the other way I have a launch and yacht sitting in the marina, I haven’t seen them. I have not left the house other than 4 short walks along the beachfront here. 
 

what I have been doing non stop without a break so far is supporting my clients fearful of losing their businesses. Desperate, sometimes suicidal that this lockdown ends as soon as possible. Anyone that compromises that situation is a fair target

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Youd be wrong again. You were allowed to choose to stay in your batch or boat, if you were there at the beginning of the lockdown. This is still the case.

I'm in the boat, since the beginning. I've spoken to the police, my neighbor is in the waterpolice. They have no issues with what we've chosen.

The same rules apply to us as to you at home. Minimal time outside of the boat, trips ashore local only, for food, medical or exercise. 2m gap, dont touch anything anyone else may have touched, wash hands. Only difference for us is we are allowed to change Anchorage for weather, if unsafe to remain where we are.

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