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  1. A quick mind dump of ideas to get the discussions starting. I would suggest to make it a 2 part event with a southern and northern fleet and the leg from auckland south be the main leg with all boats. Southern fleet starts a week earlier and stops over in Auckland (or somewhere else...?) and the northern fleet and southern fleet start together in auckland for a combined race south. Then the northern fleet races home. This will encourage a huge participation for the southern leg and all boats complete a full lap. Waikawa would make a great stopover and I think a decent length stop with a
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  2. Brilliant. They nest on the beach next to our boat, so look forward to seeing them. Just wish the arseholes who think the No Dogs sign doesn't apply to them would piss off.
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  3. The best use case for electric is things that see the high use. Cars that do lots of km every week, delivery vans and trucks, rubbish trucks, buses, should all be high on the list. There is a higher up front cost, but with savings on fuel and maintenance the payback is rapid. A typical yacht with an existing diesel does very few hours per year and is not worth swapping to electric, even though the efficiency below hull speed would make them easy to run.
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  4. Yes, mostly, cool live demand website. https://www.transpower.co.nz/power-system-live-data
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  5. Eh? I thought about 80% of our e now comes from renewable / hydro / thermal???
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  6. Whilst we are burning coal to power EV's I will stick to my straight 5 and V8
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  7. I've been without a car for 2.5 yrs now. Love it. Rent one whenever i feel the need and still saving heaps.
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  8. Yes which is why I’m prepared to make the leap to an Eo/b now but not an EV. With cars we usually buy used but recent models but for an EV it might be the one time I buy new to get the best / most recent battery tech and no previous recharge cycles. But it feels just too soon so will probably do one more cycle of replacing our cars with petrol again and then switch one of the family cars to EV in about 4 yrs time. Besides, I know DoT loves my V8…
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  9. Reducing the cars people own would always be the best option. The idea we can mitigate our impact on climate without a major change in lifestyle is farcical. Families/households with two or more cars should be reducing to one car and adapting to meet that change. My household, with four working adult drivers has one car. I occasionally hire a Cityhop car or van (eg: to load up the boat), but otherwise get by with bike, walking and bus. Yes, some people have set up their lives around unlimited access to car travel. They need to adapt: live/work/play closer to where they work/live/play
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