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  1. 4 points
  2. Yeah like outside the environment
    4 points
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. kiwi_jon

    Watching practice races?

    ETNZ beat Ineos in first matchup. American Magic won second against Ineos.
    3 points
  8. 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
  9. Sabre

    Justifiable homicide?

    If you took the title of this thread litterally then maybe you have had a little too much internet?
    3 points
  10. Sound like they are towing it outside the environment.
    2 points
  11. Live sail die live feed here https://www.facebook.com/livesaildie.official/videos/129774008967086
    2 points
  12. Or an NZ in Auckland, 2000.
    2 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. These races are longer than a 5-day test and about as interesting. 🥱
    2 points
  17. 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
  18. well done to the poms but god this is boring.
    2 points
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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?
    2 points
  26. Nothing better to do so rode into dock. Lots of TV cameras waiting...cold crew coming back and hugging wife + kids
    1 point
  27. Inspiration for American Magic. Too soon?
    1 point
  28. An oldie but a goodie. "Oh oh, this is going to go bad... easy the main...." "EASE THE f**king MAIN......." "Oh f*ck, the backstay...easy the backstay....someone drop the f**king backst .......Oh sh*t!" SPLASH Who hasn't been there, gone for a swim due to that? Good there was some carnage, the media now has an exciting clip to reply 35 times per hour. I also see the commentators didn't take advantage of Jacinda testing program before they imbibed whatever they took.
    1 point
  29. ok, I may have judged a bit early...
    1 point
  30. aardvarkash10

    Enfin, Ganley 39

    A survey commissioned by and for the owner is no insurance for you. The only way to do this is to get a qualified person (or business) to carry out a full survey to your specification. They will need to know intended use as a part of that and if off-shore in this yacht is your intention they need to know that. For a steel yacht of that age and your intended use I'd go for a full rig inspection and report, a hull/deck/superstructure survey and a mechanical and systems survey (engine, gearbox/drive, electrical, electronics). It will be pricey, but you have the reassurance and the surveyo
    1 point
  31. 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
  32. Yeap up on the ranch. Slight change of plan on stage 1 of the power. Instead of stage 1 of a far bigger system it's now going to be System A and will run independently from what was stage 2, that is now System B. A will run the big shed and power the fencing, B will run the house and be back up for A if required. Been chatting with a dude who knows stuff, lived it for many years and he put a very good case across that renewables are like investing, never put all your eggs in the same basket and have a plan for when the market turns i.e. the sun stops shining. To take that even furthe
    1 point
  33. The best days of AC were when it was actual match racing. The move to ultra-high performance craft has shifted the skill too far toward hte technology, and away from the sailing. Bring back the days of close-encounter tacking duels and tests of endurance at observable speed. And this as a non-sailor then and only slightly less-so now.
    1 point
  34. as much as it pains me to admit but that was a race,prada v usa
    1 point
  35. Geez guys....relax and enjoy it. What a vista being transmitted to the world. Only problem is even more of them will want to come here. Govt. has had its $35 million worth and Grant Dalton's vision is proved. What a bargain
    1 point
  36. Yep and who hasnt been doing their job?? COF checker?transport owners?or the cviu dept? and the worst part is these drivers will know that their vehicles will have defects and still drive. A week ago.1.00am blown headlight in yard,rang boss who said turn fog lights on and you will be ok.HaHa rang after hrs mechanic and got it fixed.Who gets the fine??Me for not being compliant or knowingly leaving the yard with a defect.The boss would deny conversation. This is the problem with transport everyones afraid to speak up and CVIU will only clamp down once there has been a accident bit li
    1 point
  37. If council Had listen 40 yrs ago When mayor Robbie was in we may not be so much poo Council probably had the funds to fix but went with Len Browns train set,Who will benefit from it?? Take Downtown and surrounding areas,housed bussiness,maybe 200k people 9 to 5? now turn all those properties in to apartments and house 27/7 500k what do you think will happen to the infrastructure? its not rocket science,more people = more water/sewage/transportation of some sort.
    1 point
  38. kiwi_jon

    Yacht baiting

    I drift fish on my 8Y8. Have never found the need for a drogue. I swore I would always be a bait fisho until I tried slow jigging with a slider on my bait rod. The results were so good I succumbed to buying a new rod and reel loaded with braid. The braid means you can feel every tap.
    1 point
  39. 44forty

    Yacht baiting

    Yep they work wicked in workups ....park upwind within casting distance , chuck it amongst the work up and let it sink . 9 times out of 10 it will get hit on the drop by snapper about 10 metres or more below the work up ....same technique works well with the sliders pictured up thread
    1 point
  40. Island Time

    Navico wifi gofree

    While all that is true, at least you are getting the issue acknowledged and communication from Navico. In my experience they have better support than raymarine or garmin....
    1 point
  41. Surprise surprise! Oh dear they are not coming. How many millions of $ were spent to accommodate them?? Auckland Council as usual is right on top of their Game!!
    1 point
  42. Well, we all knew the council was full of sh*t, and now they are shedding it into our harbour. I thought Wellington Harbour had the title of 'A-hole of NZ', but now the Waitemata can rightfully take that title. Yet one more reason I never wish to sail in that harbour ever again if I can help it. You North Harbour lot will have to put up with me when I finally relaunch my boat.
    1 point
  43. Chickens coming home to roost. Another hidden cost of suburban infill and high rise as the planners strive for an urban utopia where you live work and play in a confined area,carless AND controlled .But because the pipe is hidden and most won't see the discharge it's OK. Bad luck for the environment but as it won't be seen it'll be OK. The concept is fatally flawed but what the hell . They have the degrees in planning and won't be around to suffer the consequences of their mistakes
    1 point
  44. Its cause the whole central city area / Ponsonby / Grey Lynn is on a combined wastewater / stormwater system. Newer areas have separate wastewater and stormwater. Council looked at seperating those areas, and did so with parts with the Clear Harbour alliance. If you think the Council is bad with money now, get them to do a large scale separation project that involves re-plumbing every house in the central isthmus and re build all of the horisontlal infrastructure in every street in every suburb. And don't complain about the cost or disruption. Either that or let some poo going into the harbour
    1 point
  45. Hmm and we need holding tanks??How hard would it be to divert to a tank and pump out in to transport and taken to mangere.
    1 point
  46. They never were in the first place. The number they quoted as coming during the sales pitch was hugely above the number of berths they were preparing, that's unless they expected 100 odd boats to anchor out each night which was not a happening thing. The floating transporter is due next week to take a few boats away as the Govt won't let the owners in to use them. Sadly leaving with the ships is many many many millions of bucks that was but now not going to be spent in NZ. But the ship is dropping a huge number of boats off here for locals and Aussie. A few more big stink boats are c
    1 point
  47. and bronzies swim around Fitzroy all the time, how dare they!
    1 point
  48. 1 point
  49. Frank

    Boat on Boat

    Check this out its more boat on jet Ski than boat on boat but the AC 75 sounds like a jet engine
    1 point
  50. We're going up this (next) year but looking at the results history there seems to be very little interest in the windward/leewards especially for division 3 which has rarely had a fleet in 6 years. Most boats are going for the Island Races. Last time we did it was in Sundreamer in 2010 and while the worst boat for w/ls we had a ball. I'm hoping that some interest can be generated in the W/L this year as thats my preference. Can anyone be tempted to join us on the up and downs. You still get a hoon at the end of the day. Depending on the situation it just might be the next big party.
    1 point
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