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  1. Nzl1 has been deleted as a member.
    8 points
  2. oh fcuk off AA. The world is beating a path because we took appropriate strict action on COVID. The fines for jetskiiers are the same as those for any watercraft exceeding the speed limit. They are set and policed by the reghional authority not government despite your fetid and fevered imaginings. They are generally poorly policed because as ratepayers we do not prioritise it. We pay for people to get licences for the same reason we pay for people to get medical training - it helps them get a job. As a side-issue, it reduces low level illegal behaviour and so reduces exposure
    7 points
  3. B00B00

    Summer plans?

    We are heading to Matai bay now and maybe will venture all the way to cape reinga tomorrow weather permitting. Had an awesome holiday so far. Snorkeled the poor knights, had a week in the bay of islands, cavalli islands yesterday and will keep going north until there is a reason to come back south.
    7 points
  4. From about 10 minutes in
    4 points
  5. they are trying hard to sell us the idea its sailing, but its not. May as well put outboards on the bac and let them whiz around playing racey racey with a remote controller while standing on North Head. I tried my best to be excited by these machines and for a while I was. They are technologically stunning, that where it ends. The racing is a yawnfest, no sail changes, no crew work other than rows of hamsters wiggling and looking at screens. Does not relate, even the "these are the F1's of sailing" is a really bad analogy. It would be like F1 is now in hovercrafts with rockets on the b
    4 points
  6. Yeah like outside the environment
    4 points
  7. 1. The fuel dock at bayswater is all-tide 2. the fuel dock at Orakei is accessible all tide. 3. The whole outside of the Western pontoon at Orakei marina is for public pickup/dropoff too but it is very shallow. It would be good at high tide. There's a lack of cleats but there are a few rings to tie onto. The gate to that and the fuel dock (inside the end of the same pontoon) is locked at night but should be open in the daytime (the marina is required to provide public access to that pontoon so complain to security if it's locked). 4. The pontoons at the landing boat ramp on the
    4 points
  8. Dtwo

    Justifiable homicide?

    Well imagine if your kids are swimming around the back of the boat and the jetski comes around the front. So yes, it's obviously dangerous. It is also illegal and ignorant. The 5 knot law applies 200m from shore and 50m from other vessels. Clearly this guy doesn't know, doesn't care, or both. And to calm down those who would suggest murder would be a disproportionate response, I'll spell it out: the topic post was tongue-in-cheek. Take a breath. Breaking legs - too much?
    4 points
  9. Cheer up mate. It'll only get worse. And better,much better and then worse again repeat repeat repeat. Welcome to the world of boat ownership. Beats mowing lawns and reading world cruising books though
    4 points
  10. armchairadmiral

    Launch on Reef

    Aw c'mon Zozza. Of course it wasn't Jacinderella's fault. Anyone can see that it was the National partys' fault for creating a financial environment where people who want to get off their tails can make enough money to pay taxes to keep Jacindas mob and have a bit more to buy a launch that unfortunately hit a reef thereby providing more opportunity for those with the handout mentality to take a bit more !
    4 points
  11. From a source closer than most of us " always secure your batteries"
    3 points
  12. The new boats are cool, but I miss the ‘slow’ racing. I remember watching Conner as a kid, those races were fantastic with PJ providing commentary.
    3 points
  13. Jon

    Justifiable homicide?

    I chimed in because I’ve got history with these sorts of dickheads. Many years ago it was a hot summers day about mid January, Saturday if I remember, and I wanted to go to the marina and replace the spreader covers on the yacht we had at the time, kids wanted to go to the beach. So we compromise and sailed from PH to Waiheke, found a nice little bay, we were the only ones in the bay, kids had a swim and the admiral hoisted me up the rig, I was replacing the upper spreader ones when this jetskier launches off the beach and decides we need a demo on his skills, using us as one of his
    3 points
  14. kiwi_jon

    Watching practice races?

    ETNZ beat Ineos in first matchup. American Magic won second against Ineos.
    3 points
  15. KM...

    Justifiable homicide?

    Dear Mr Sabre and Mr Fish, Please excuse my presumption you are blokes, while I'm pretty sure you are we do live in the days of delicates and loveys who are offended if they aren't offended. So feel free to be offended for having your gender questioned if you feel the desire to do so. May I remind you both, plus a few others and I include the Mods, that it wasn't that long ago someone else made a passing comment that to most intelligent people or those not too lazy they couldn't be arsed spending 5 seconds considering the comment in it's context before kicking off with your righteous
    3 points
  16. Sabre

    Justifiable homicide?

    If you took the title of this thread litterally then maybe you have had a little too much internet?
    3 points
  17. Fish

    Launch on Reef

    Why do you think I wasn't working over the festive period? You appear to have a poor grasp of economic reality there mate. The stuff was nicked on a Sunday, which wasn't even a statutory day... so so much for your festive period. Guess you've never heard of IoT movement sensors and CCTV, either? And the main point of my comment was positing why they didn't take the easily removed stuff off themselves. The rest of your post was just twaddle. Has your account been hacked by NZL1?
    3 points
  18. chariot

    Launch on Reef

    Still no reason for aholes to ransack the boat. Sounds like the work of the envy brigade.
    3 points
  19. A promising start. The border is not 100% secure to Covid in the same way that our border is not 100% secure to anything. This is why the testing takes place at entry and in MIQ. Testing prior to entry would require a secure post-test accommodation. Testing at early infection is nowhere near 100% reliable, so the reality is you would need 2 tests, about three days apart prior to boarding to be around 95% certain (but not 100%) that the traveller was not positive. Good luck managing that in ports outside your own country. Of course, if MIQ was the one and only me
    3 points
  20. bet you are a load of fun at a party..
    3 points
  21. erice

    prada 3

    what a race! ineos win, even with being unable to play the cunningham, so they get the 'immunity pin' no race tomorrow and the italians need to find more speed
    2 points
  22. Black Panther

    Bulwer Lytton Award

    For worst opening sentence for an adventure novel: Adventure Winner "Haul away on those slug guskets, you bilge-scum!" roared the aged captain, leaning wearily against the starboard clog-hutch and watching as the mizzen spittlestoat rose majestically upward until it cuzzled atop the upper spit flukes, and cursing his fate that rum and advancing years compelled him to continually improvise names for the rigging of his own ship but then deciding, with a resigned sigh, that it didn't really matter.
    2 points
  23. waikiore

    prada 3

    Ah the precious fellows, (We dont like waves or getting wet all the time when sailing), result course A canned. We are really moving away from real yachting the course that could have been used from almost any wind direction scrubbed primarily because they are scared of loosing more competitors. I guess we shouldnt be surprised it is the AC after all not real yachting like SSANZ or Vendee
    2 points
  24. slanty

    Lotus 9.2

    Those vids inspired me to put a 9.2 high on my list! Fast forward a few months and I'm now the owner of Sojournie, a factory 9.2 from 1987. Had a great xmas cruise around Kawau and beyond. so...Thanks!
    2 points
  25. Romany

    prada cup 2

    Monique thinks thats dumb
    2 points
  26. KM...

    Never a dull moment

    Yeap galv often outlast SS. We're selling so much SS since lock down it's getting out of hand. But as noted we have swung purchasing from China to the EU and Japan. With the ability for so many to import their own gear ex china and Aliexpress etc the bottom end of the market is flooded with assorted levels of stuff but the 2 or 3 bigger players who traditionally had good gear have bailed out (all are overseas owned and suffer from heavily influence over their stocks even though the offshore deciders knowledge of the NZ market is sh*t) so we're having to fill that void. It is fun as some o
    2 points
  27. For those who have seen the increase in pretty colour buoys of the Westhaven wall, they are marking the anchoring system for a large pipe that will be towed into place anytime now, it may have arrived in the early hours of today. It will be moored there until around the 27th of January at which stage it will be towed west of the bridge to where You may have seen some work going on on shore and 200m odd off it. It is a large pipe which is well marked with lights so hard to miss but so are countries and boats still drive into those. The pipe is a hypocrisy project by Akl Council. As t
    2 points
  28. Inspiration for American Magic. Too soon?
    2 points
  29. Sound like they are towing it outside the environment.
    2 points
  30. Live sail die live feed here https://www.facebook.com/livesaildie.official/videos/129774008967086
    2 points
  31. Or an NZ in Auckland, 2000.
    2 points
  32. For an event costing the world close to a billion bucks I was expecting more....but knew deep down the increase in speed would come at the cost of good competitive racing. As there are now 2 types of AC you have the pleasure (???) of options. If you like speed and don't like being bothered by other things then this AC is the place to be. If you like hard core racing with sh*t happening and crews doing stuff like the AC used to have, then You Tube is the place to be. I stopped to watch the racing... sailing... errr.... boating?? yesterday. I won't be rushing to do that again
    2 points
  33. These races are longer than a 5-day test and about as interesting. 🥱
    2 points
  34. Ive got it figured. Ignore the racing and go about your day. When you get home go to you tube. Watch the start , fast forward to the finish. Repeat for race two. Done . 10 minutes tops. Then go cook dinner because it's your 33rd wedding anniversary 😁
    2 points
  35. well done to the poms but god this is boring.
    2 points
  36. To give this pipe a bit more context, currently poohs spill into all manner of water courses, best example is Cox's creak. There are sins along there to not let your dog go in hte water, it stinks. It is right alongside a nice walking track and borders recreational reserves and sports grounds. it then goes into Cox's bay, on the beach there, where the sea scouts are and many moored boats. This pooh pipe gets it out of the streams, beaches and bays, and straight into the tidal stream, in the deep water. I believe (but haven't verified this), that the pipe will only discharge on the outgoin
    2 points
  37. Dozens of sharks spotted off popular Coromandel beach including a large group of hammerhead sharks Aerial photos showing dozens of sharks just off Matarangi Beach might surprise some people. But Whitianga resident Philip Hart often flies over the water and says seeing sharks is normal, with some just 50 to 100 metres away from surfers and swimmers. Yet the fear-inducing predators are more interested in fish, he says. Hart recently took aerial images, which show groups of bronze whalers – measuring about 1 to 2.5m long – and hammerhead sharks just off the popular and placid Corom
    2 points
  38. Watched ETNZ capsize. Fell of foils during a gybe, nose dived then slow capsize. They were towed upright fairly quickly, dropped the main and jib and were towed home. If anyone is interested in watching tomorrow Mellon's Bay is the place to go.
    2 points
  39. waikiore

    Justifiable homicide?

    5 knots 50M thats all there is to it, I have witnessed an oar been thrown at a similar jetski (it connected) much to the amusement of all observers, this was many years ago and of course the matter ended there.
    2 points
  40. Fish

    Justifiable homicide?

    KM got a ban for making reference to someone staring in a snuff movie. I actually think he has a legit point. The hypocrisy is deep in this one. Here this thread us asking for support to kill someone, cause they disturbed someones morning coffee. What is the difference?
    2 points
  41. I know if it were me on that jetski I wouldnt be 100% confident that I would pick up on a small head or someone surfacing while snorkeling hence why there are rules around speeds close to shore and other boats. There is plenty of water about for everyone so no need to be fanging it metres away from other boats.
    2 points
  42. I think it would be unusual to have a screwed-on flange? I believe most clamp over a key and taper. Take a blowtorch to use heat on flange to remove.
    2 points
  43. Fish

    Launch on Reef

    Ah, sorry Zozza, I couldn't see that your eyebrows went up
    2 points
  44. f*ck off to political talk please. Its down the bottom in Smalltalk
    2 points
  45. More opinion presented as fact. Followed by a quick "some of my mates are darkies" retraction. Thanks for clarifying where you are coming from.
    2 points
  46. why not make up a s/s pedestal and mount winches ?plenty of older vessels have them.
    1 point
  47. wheels

    Enfin, Ganley 39

    While that's true Kevin, the owner is probably not going to be happy with holes punched into his Hull. So I would suggest a less aggressive means of testing. Yes it's a good deal Lewis. There are many very good deals to be had at the mo and I suspect it could become more and more common, for a raft of reasons that are all coming together to pinch hard Boat owners struggling to keep a Boat. The questions you need to ask is what are your sailing plans for the future. These are not fast boats, but more a Cruising vessel and well suited to take you off shore if you want. They have plenty of
    1 point
  48. For those who have flapped about on hot sultry listless Auckland afternoons in the leftover wakes......
    1 point
  49. Just a thought, if you want to see if the shaft is necked, if you remove the flexi-coupling, you may be able to slide it forward enough to see any necking. Depending how far your prop is from the cutless of course. Could be a pragmatic way to diognose andexclude an issue and plan for fixing it before your haul out
    1 point
  50. ex Elly

    Circumnavigating NZ.

    The Circle is complete Wed Oct 07 2020 At 1610 I crossed my outbound track, surging into Matiatia on a brisk Southwest wind. I rounded up in the lee of the headland, furling the genoa and dropped the main for the last time. After over a month at sea I felt like an albatross folding it wings as it returns to the land from its soaring across the boundless oceans. I have sailed two and a half thousand miles around New Zealand, through triumphs and disasters, challenges great and small, through happiness and despair. Through every emotion really. The hardest part has been dealing wi
    1 point
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