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  1. Level 4 projects. Carbon prop struts for Bad Kitty.
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  2. Two down thousands to go…… unfortunately.
    4 points
  3. Until I cleaned my glasses I thought you were only allowing fully waxed on board Yikes
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  4. 3 points
  5. Just saw this on another website, quite a cool map. https://twitter.com/val_brigatti/status/1438001292841033728/photo/1
    3 points
  6. 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.
    3 points
  7. 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
  8. https://www.jamesfarmerqc.co.nz/Legal-Commentary/america-s-cup-just-do-it-and-positivity
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  9. 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
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  10. I think many will/would change their minds after the first few arrests...
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  11. 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.
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  12. Litter tray in the shower. They're fine. Lot cleaner than those Piedy guys.
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  13. 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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  14. 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.
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  15. 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:
    2 points
  16. 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!
    2 points
  17. Was the question framed to secure a "No" answer seeing as TNZ really want an excuse to go offshore?
    1 point
  18. 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.
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  19. Actually plenty of them ashore feeding in the restaurants. Possibly not humpbacks though - I've never wanted to get close enough to ask.
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  20. Some damage to one Riv - up on hardstand now at Bridge Marina
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  21. 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...
    1 point
  22. Truth is any boat out on the hauraki gulf will stick out like dogs balls and there's hundreds of little old ladies watching through their telescopes. You wouldn't last 2 days without a visit from Deodar.
    1 point
  23. 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
  24. Similar to mine! (Sorry for the thread drift)
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  25. Only boated at N59 once and it was like this
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  26. Who's going to tell Jacinda her team of 5 million has shrunk by over three quarters
    1 point
  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.
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  29. I'm with DP. Dredging should be banned. If you have ever watched one go along the bottom, and see what it does, you'd agree. Can't dive? Bludge off a mate, or go to the fish shop.
    1 point
  30. Im okay with it especially in the inshore areas of Opito/Otama/GMI but then I don't dive for scallops. I feel for some of the commercial guys though I think all dredging should be banned either way
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  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. They'd better be surveying the rest of the island fast. I can't imagine it has only established in these two locations.
    1 point
  34. When Dad went to live onboard in 1986,I gave him my cat ,it was about 12 months old. Settled in well,poo in anchor well seemed to of come naturally, Dad would take cat ashore and it run up and down beach, do its thing, no lead and would always return. Fell off the yacht numerous times and straight to his bunk. Think over the 10 or so yrs the cat developed issue(salt water madness)When moved ashore we took cat in and yep it was like horse off footrot flats.Didnt take crap from local cats/dogs lasted till 18yrs old. The biggest complaint came from his friend who rafted up for the night.By
    1 point
  35. There's nothing in the regs exempting classic yachts from lifelines under Cat3 And 1950 is the cutoff date
    1 point
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Im going to limit crew size to me and,Angela so no change.
    1 point
  39. Totally beyond me as to why Dalton & Co would feed from the hand of the regime that murdered this guy with impunity.
    1 point
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. I used to read on a tablet, but it really messed with my vision. I got horrible eye strain looking at the bright screen for that long. I bought a kindle paperwhite (backlit one) and it's been fantastic. Much easier on the eyes than a traditional LCD screen, and battery life is an order of magnitude better than what you'd get on any tablet.
    1 point
  43. Ice Bird is his most dreary read, the others reflect him much better -met him when preparing his last boat -the biography that Rebecca wrote an intro to is a good read-he never lost his eye for the "ladies" right into old age
    1 point
  44. 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
    1 point
  45. 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
  46. 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 .
    1 point
  47. The trailer works!! September 11, 2021. Bundle the whole family into the car, hook the boat on the back, and head south. An hour and a tiny bit later, we arrived at our destination, Lake Ngaroto in Te Awamutu. Boat and trailer towed absolutely perfectly, not a wobble, no clunks or bangs, infact at one point I forgot it was there, and cut a corner very, very fine. Unfortunately, the racing wasn't quite as good, because bundling a bunch of kids into a car just after sunrise isn't quick. We Arrived in time to see the end of the first race, and after rigging, finally got on the
    1 point
  48. But that wont pay for the chinese launch and ever bigger race cars and farms....
    1 point
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