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  1. Level 4 projects. Carbon prop struts for Bad Kitty.
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  3. Two down thousands to go…… unfortunately.
    4 points
  4. Until I cleaned my glasses I thought you were only allowing fully waxed on board Yikes
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  5. My brother was inspired by David Lewis to do a trip to Antarctica on his boat Snow Petrel with my Dad and younger brother as crew. My younger brother did a documentary on it and my Dad wrote a book. It's a pretty cool story of a real adventure on a super low budget but my eldest brother is a master mariner and really left no stone unturned in his preparation. For anyone interested the documentary Snow Petrel downunder is now on YouTube in 3 parts and the book is available online(or I have a copy of the book and DVD if anyone wants to borrow them). Its best to watch the movie
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  7. Just saw this on another website, quite a cool map. https://twitter.com/val_brigatti/status/1438001292841033728/photo/1
    3 points
  8. At the online race clinic last night, they covered some draft plans for a virtual Cat3 inspection and possible temporary extension for recently expired certs. It will certainly help to avoid the mad rush that will occur when we come out of lockdown.
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  9. I think the Piedys are talking to Yachting NZ directly about a class dispensation for lifelines, as the safety they provide can more practically be achieved with harnesses, tethers and jackstays. I think it would be awesome to have a fleet of Piedys sending it up each year. The bay will definitely know when they arrive!
    3 points
  10. New poll favours Team NZ defending America's Cup offshore A new poll shows New Zealanders don’t want the America’s Cup defended at home at an increased cost to the tax payer. The poll, commissioned by Team New Zealand to gauge public sentiments as the hosting process intensifies, showed there was just 26 per cent of respondents in favour of the champion syndicate defending the America’s Cup in New Zealand “with significant increase in public/tax payer investment”. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/126442680/new-poll-favours-team-nz-defending-americas-cup-offshore-withou
    2 points
  11. https://www.jamesfarmerqc.co.nz/Legal-Commentary/america-s-cup-just-do-it-and-positivity
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  12. You may be right, but that would be a dramatic shift in Govt narrative. Widespread arrests would be a shift to a totalitarian regime. The current narrative is this happy compliant team of 5 million, working together for the greater good, with a couple of ratbags sneaking out of Auck and getting dobbed in. There would be a lot of pissed off people if we can't take a summer holiday. For example, I've always thought people being beaten up (figuratively) for going to and staying at privately owned holiday homes is harsh - provided they stay in their bubbles etc. Clearly, this is different to
    2 points
  13. I think many will/would change their minds after the first few arrests...
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  14. Hooray, I just had a shower and didn't have to get on my knees with a sponge afterwards. Many thanks to Rigger and Fish. I just don't have the heart to tell Angela her industrial strength curls are burning out the pump.
    2 points
  15. Litter tray in the shower. They're fine. Lot cleaner than those Piedy guys.
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  16. Well I wish GD ,TNZ every success. It's an oldie but a goodie.....you don't know what you've got until you lose it. Tall poppie syndrome alive and well BP ?
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  17. Scenario I would enjoy: GD : HI, is that the NZ Government? Look I've decided to have the cup in NZ, can you give me $100m? NZG: Yeah nah. That was last month and we've got our hands full right now. But all the best. Cheers.
    2 points
  18. Many of these stories create a bittersweet feeling making me feel both awestruck & inspired and a pathetically inadequate amateur (which I know I am but don’t need reminding). In terms of feel-good enjoyment I still rate this as one of my fav reads and hard to beat:
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  19. Each one a little better than the last
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  20. Have been Working with these guys over the last year on a sailing gear range . Have been using the prototypes for a year now and it’s very very good . It does not leak and it does breathe and it is also warm . At the nailing down the styling stage now so hopefully it will make it to market before the end of the year . Supply chain issues have slowed things down massively .
    2 points
  21. Was the question framed to secure a "No" answer seeing as TNZ really want an excuse to go offshore?
    1 point
  22. Yes but not at any cost. People are realising the last few weeks extra economic damage will cost taxpayers enough without unnecessary additions like a boat race. More interesting to me is the fact that TNZ even did the poll. As if they care what NZ public sentiment really says.
    1 point
  23. Some damage to one Riv - up on hardstand now at Bridge Marina
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  24. They are actually just careening their hulls, but actually cleaning your hull is a prohibited activity now, so they told everyone they ran aground so don't get in trouble for it...
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  25. I think it is clear there is growing lockdown fatigue. More to the point, up coming issues are Christmas and the summer holidays. Any attempt to cancel Christmas is going to be met with markedly sharper reduction in lockdown compliance. There are a wide number of factors contributing to this: 1) boating, on your own boat in your own bubble, is intrinsically safe. The supposed issues come about if you get into trouble and then may require search and rescue. Then, the issue is that SAR staff have to breach their bubble, most of whom are essential workers anyway... It is only then an is
    1 point
  26. Similar to mine! (Sorry for the thread drift)
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  27. Jeez, I can’t believe I’m reduced to posting pics of my cat to the internet… The family call it “Star”. I call it “ABC”. Work it out.
    1 point
  28. Problem with that IT is :how do the shops get scallops ? But it's better to decide how to do it once beds recover rather than totally deplete and wonder how that happened. I'm assuming it's a total ban and none of this customary BS.
    1 point
  29. I scallop dive. Dont cray dive, but often go along for the views. Dont support dredging, but also get that not everyone can dive. Not everyone can fish either, thats what shops are for. I think the scallop take limits should be reduced. There are more people and finite scallop areas (that we know of). I fish, never take the limit.
    1 point
  30. Its only until November, I get how terribly inconvenient it is for Auckland holiday makers to be prevented from holidaying on their yachts and launches for a while in two big bays in the entire Hauraki Gulf..... but until them; diddum's
    1 point
  31. Fucken shambles. There is fan worm endimic, and we have rules gallore on that. The white truncated haemaroid thing, there is about a dozen marine invasive species. Now they're going to close half of barrier? Anyone remember than M. Bovis palava. Not to mention the other bug thats going around...
    1 point
  32. Don't carry on down to Whitianga because we have these special detection bouys at the harbour entrance that detect Auckland boats. They sound a warning siren and have flashing lights.
    1 point
  33. I would prefer my company to be vaxxed, however probably not for the reasons most people think. I had my jabs, 12weeks apart, finished 2 weeks ago. Apparently that makes me good to go, I want to catch the bug sooner rather than later, the older I get the worse it looks for me. I don't mind a little mitigation strategy, masks and gathering sizes, but I want us all to be out and about and I think a billion a week of life support could be better used elsewhere. The problem I have with the non-vaxxed is that they will clog up the health system. People who need other treatments are going
    1 point
  34. In a cruising context it’s a similar but different issue. If you mingle socially particularly on other people’s boat’s it’s hard to know if everyone else onboard is vaccinated. So if I’m invited to a gathering on another boat - should I stay or should I go? If it’s just me at this stage my instinct is to go ahead - because if I’m fully vaxxed then I’m protected, so what’s the worry? But if I’ve got the family inc kids who are <12 and can’t yet be vaxxed then I’m still pondering that… for example they might be mixing with unvaxxed families at school so no different to doing so
    1 point
  35. I've never supported any team. I'll watch it if it promises to be interesting. But I am not participating, I'm nobody's coach, they haven't even asked for my opinion.
    1 point
  36. Im going to limit crew size to me and,Angela so no change.
    1 point
  37. Totally beyond me as to why Dalton & Co would feed from the hand of the regime that murdered this guy with impunity.
    1 point
  38. Au contraire Armchair. TNZ chose to turn down the Council/Government $100m offer with a like and kind content Mark Dunfay kinda put another $80m on the table now with all the potential hosts running for the hills apart from the Evil Empire Dalton looks increasingly more of a greedy fool than a tall poppy. Personally I would much rather see the loot and resources poured into combating the appalling world leading youth suicide rate that we have here in what used to be the home of the Cup.
    1 point
  39. Just started this. Can’t believe never heard of this guy before. Astonishing achievements & resilience. Must be one of the greatest unsung heroes of sailing? Or maybe I’m the only person in the world who’s never heard of him before…
    1 point
  40. Yeah it's an interesting story for sure. We visited suwarrow on our way through the pacific. No way I was missing out on stopping there. Hopefully one day the kids appreciate this photo of them by Tom's memorial.
    1 point
  41. I've read Ice Bird. Was kind of left with the whole 'why?' question (he explained that himself), but the whole thing very much seemed like masturbating with a cheese grater - slightly amusing but mainly painful. He didn't take any form of heating, if I remember correctly, because he was in a hurry to leave... There were so many little things he could have done to make the trip easier or safer, but he mainly wanted to see how much he could endure. A fair bit, it turns out.
    1 point
  42. Guy at shop I visited said if you have an understanding of sailing you already have an advantage. Next step is to learn balance on board without sail. If you’ve paddleboarded or similar then another advantage. He suggested get towed behind a dinghy and learn to balance through the lift onto foil (10-15hp o/b more than enough). Practice a bit. Then combine everything and start entertaining rest of the anchorage.
    1 point
  43. We relaxed it to 22' specifically to allow piedys in. cat3 lifelines are the usual stumbling block to small boats
    1 point
  44. In NZ Kaiwaka make PVC based fully waterproof and windproof gear for commercial fishing (NZD $220 for a hi-vis parka) and sell the breathable stuff for recreational sailors (NZD$470 for a jacket). When it turns real bad I want to know that it's blocking the water and wind from the outside.
    1 point
  45. Yeah it’s now a 9.8 metre boat and had a couple of close calls on crosses cause I forgot it was there
    1 point
  46. But that wont pay for the chinese launch and ever bigger race cars and farms....
    1 point
  47. Take the pin out and lower the sail. When you lash the reef point down make sure you take a turn around the mast to stop it pulling out the track
    1 point
  48. We ended up buying Stratus 747 off one great guy in Seaview marina. We were quite hesitant firstly beacuse the boat has a lifting keel and we will probably not be able (brave, confident, skilled enough) to sail it accross Cook Strait. Then we realised it doesnt matter so much now. We wanted to start learning as soon as possible and this boat would keep us sailing for now, even if it would be only for couple of years and around the harbour. Long story short we have a boat and are happy as never. Can anyone recommend a rigger in Wellington region? - we would like to replace standing r
    1 point
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