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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. IMO scallop dredging should be banned. It F^&%s the seabed....
    5 points
  5. Yes I think dredgers are a lazy relic of the past and should be banned. Go diving or go shopping. Personally I don’t want the hassle of scuba diving so I free-dive for them when I can - which serves the dual purpose of keeping most scallops safe and me fit.
    5 points
  6. 4 points
  7. Yeah like outside the environment
    4 points
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2908680876
    4 points
  13. I reckon that's how it should be - freedive only, and then the deeper beds seed the shallower beds. For now banning dredging is a good start. We could say the same thing about paua, is it fair that the only divers who can get them are the ones who can hold their breath? If you can afford a boat you can afford to buy some scallops. Seafood gathering is a privilege and one that needs to be enjoyed sustainably. That at least as valid for the commercial crews/customary fishers too IMO.
    4 points
  14. If you can't dive, you don't get scollies... I don't get the issue? There is a whole lot more effort involved in diving, and very little impact. More effort means less scollies being taken, which I believe is a good thing.
    4 points
  15. 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
    3 points
  16. Umm, the Council was supposed to have anticipated a global pandemic? (FYI I think the Council sucks) but this is a silly criticism.
    3 points
  17. 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
  18. kiwi_jon

    Watching practice races?

    ETNZ beat Ineos in first matchup. American Magic won second against Ineos.
    3 points
  19. 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
  20. Sabre

    Justifiable homicide?

    If you took the title of this thread litterally then maybe you have had a little too much internet?
    3 points
  21. 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
  22. chariot

    Launch on Reef

    Still no reason for aholes to ransack the boat. Sounds like the work of the envy brigade.
    3 points
  23. 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
  24. bet you are a load of fun at a party..
    3 points
  25. Cheap piping just means that you will suffer from smells much earlier than if you used sanitation hose.
    3 points
  26. Sound like they are towing it outside the environment.
    2 points
  27. Live sail die live feed here https://www.facebook.com/livesaildie.official/videos/129774008967086
    2 points
  28. Or an NZ in Auckland, 2000.
    2 points
  29. 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
  30. 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.
    2 points
  31. These races are longer than a 5-day test and about as interesting. 🥱
    2 points
  32. 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
  33. well done to the poms but god this is boring.
    2 points
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Fish

    Launch on Reef

    Ah, sorry Zozza, I couldn't see that your eyebrows went up
    2 points
  41. f*ck off to political talk please. Its down the bottom in Smalltalk
    2 points
  42. 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
  43. erice

    Team Ineos boat problems

    becoming famous the 2 Italian take
    2 points
  44. Scot Tempesta has posted his video of the NZ 37.
    2 points
  45. Deep Purple

    Summer plans?

    Hanging around Whitianga and the Mercs. Mostly in our Tristram "Alfresco" some sailing in deep purple for bay week practice bit of flying rainy day jobs are to pull the engine out of the Morgan to replace a $200 wearable part. Very British problem. displaying our Christmas stuff till New Years then packing it up feelers And elemnope at the coroglen New Years eve merry Christmas everyone
    2 points
  46. BP I hope you are not using a fossil fuel vehicle for your roadtrip??😉
    2 points
  47. https://nz.manta5.com/
    2 points
  48. Especially a cruiser that has no idea what the rules were he was supposed to comply with in the first place, but bitches non-stop about them anyway. And couldn't verify a case of herpes. A NZ Warship, I'm fairly sure, carriers its own doctor, and at the least well trained medical professionals, and can verify every aspect of their whereabouts. But Harrytom, the main problem with this cruiser was his entitled attitude, and expectation that the rules would get waived for him. And, it looks like you missed the WHOLE point. Whiney cruiser wasn't at sea for 5 weeks. He was at sea for 7 da
    2 points
  49. Sadly i agree. And the hype makes it alot like professional wrestling.
    2 points
  50. They are using the same supplied equipment as the other teams, they have had the same time, opportunity and funds. They really are mud and I suspect the embarrassment hasn't peaked
    2 points
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