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  1. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/2785850289
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  2. Fish

    Cold Front Today

    I am fascinated by the power of the weather, especially a moderately straight forward cold front, to blow a couple of trucks over and take out a piece of key transport infrastructure. That's why I put it in marine talk. The council or govt have nothing to do with the weather, nor with the Harbour Bridge. That would be the New Zealand Transport Authority. So please don't make it about something it isn't, and please don't go round trolling for a fight. I'm not interested. The fact that these trucks rolled very close to where that micro burst nailed Westhaven, laid flat a super yacht, s
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  3. Maritime NZ report Latest issue of newsletters or media release. Problems? View i
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  4. Fish

    Seafaring nation?

    Why not put them in a quarantine facility like everyone else? I don't think accommodation is the problem, its the provision of monitoring, health checks and available health care that is the issue. As we are finding out with this evangelical cluster, you can't just trust people to do what they are told. The consequences are too great. That is why the army is now running security at these places. And I am a bit bemused by the thread title. Is NZ a seafaring nation? I think the vast majority of people got here on a jet plane. That would make us an aviation nation wouldn't it? Serious q
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  5. Sabre

    Seafaring nation?

    I'm reading a book be Les Powles at the moment. Sounds like they attempted to impose Cat 1 on all boats regardless of their country of registration in about 1995? Apparently many inspectors quit and also many boats just cleared out without clearance including Les.
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  6. grantmc

    Seafaring nation?

    I can make a comment on the point made. This has happened to me. 3 years ago I crewed on an Australian registered yacht and we cleared and departed Tauranga. We had all manner of issues with the boat and as you might deduce she wasn't up to the intended overseas passage. It wont help top get in to details, blame etc. But after several days the owner/skipper accepted the only option was to turn back. As it happened, and I think for reasons of anonymity, the Skipper choose Gisborne, and so Customs were radioed and gave permission to enter NZ. Gisborne isn't normally a port of entry. When we bert
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  7. ^and yet, no outcry from any other party in the house. Its an irrelevance. We have a quota - and its miserly (ironically even by comparison to our Tasman neighbours). Any accepted refugee displaces another off the list, so its a zero-sum game. Personally, I'm comfortable that we have taken an educated and published author and film-maker who has been employed here from the day he had legal ability to be in paid employment.
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  8. What a complete and utter falsehood. Behrouz was invited to come here for a writers festival and made a fully legal and compliant application for refugee status after enduring six years of our Aussie neighbours abominable inhumane refugee policies. Hang your head in shame with Armchair where’s your humanity.
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  9. Agreed, and to sail in another countries waters without their permission is to invite arrest and imprisonment. Possibly confiscation of your vessel. His risk, he must accept the consequences. Unfortunately his actions can have consequences for others following his path at a future date, even post covid.
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  10. I am not commenting on whether Peter is right our wrong. I just simply want to clarify why the no boating rule exits. Firstly, it depends on the Country as to whether you can sail in their Waters or not during the C19 crises. For those Countries that are banning Boating, it is simply for one reason. If anything should go wrong for the Sailor and they need rescuing, that Sailor is causing the Rescue People to have to come together and risk a possible spread of the Virus between them. Simple as that. Although Peter has sailed all over the World, is very experienced and highly unlikely to eve
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  11. BOIGuy

    Suitcase Diesel air heater

    Have you actually gone through the aliexpress dispute process? I have ordered hundreds of things through them and always got a refund when any issue arose. Not unusual for stuff to not be delivered, tracking is often meaningless. I have also returned faulty stuff and got fully refunded including postage. I believe it is one of the safest online purchasing portals around, just got to be patient to get your savings. Never deal directly with the seller to settle a dispute, nothing to gain everything to lose.
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  12. China makes good stuff, China makes crap stuff, we are generally burn't by the NZ based importers buying cheap and our desire / need for a bargain. It is a re-run of Japan in the 1950's, 20 years later they dominated almost every manufactured item imported here, made with quality and precision that Britain, America, Europe etc. could only dream of. Now China is the new girl on the block. She certainly doesn't fit most NZers ideas on freedom of thought, religion, etc. But that doesn't seem to trouble them and / or those in Business and the NZ Government doing trade deals etc. Our down side
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  13. Tamure

    Cold Front Today

    before the gvt and council bashing gets started how about moving this to tiny talk
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