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  1. Yes of course - it’s French - everything is done the opposite way around. When it rains it rinses the dust off the companionway steps.
    6 points
  2. If you keep attacking people, then don't be surprised when they push back. Actions have consequences. Welcome to the world.
    6 points
  3. I would agree, I may have a boat, but i dont have sky, or a big TV, plus although i own my own home i dont have a heat source and couldn't rent it out even if i want to as it doesn't meet the healthy homes standards, but I know how to open a window and am prepared to not watch TV and put on a jumper when it gets cold so i can own a boat. So i must be rich...
    5 points
  4. Every now and again a cow or horse goes through a car windscreen and kills an occupant of that vehicle . windscreens and farm fences haven’t been modified to prevent it this happening again . Deaths at sea are extremely dramatised in the same way as shark attacks are . Offshore Sailing is way less dangerous than hurtling through pine forests on motorcross bikes or walking up Mt taranaki in shorts and T shirt . Both those examples of dangerous recreational activities have zero rules or restrictions placed on them .
    5 points
  5. I've watched the (long) videos on the protestors facebook page. They started it, physically attacked a worker from behind who was taking photos, the protestors dragged at least one worker into the water. They were initiating the violence big time. Fully agree with the above comments. These so called protestors have no mana. They just want to be famous and be on the TV, and are looking for a fight. There has been legitimate resistance to the marina. All legal avenues have been exhausted, and good people have done their bit. These current protestors are just looking for a fight, and startin
    5 points
  6. I've read the MNZ report. 1stly let me again express my condolences to the families concerned. We all need to see this as a learning experience, to try to prevent another similar event at a later time. IMO most core construction vessels cannot simply screw "storm shutters" to a window surround without weakening the whole area. External shutters screwed on would have made little difference in this situation unless they where actually in contact with the window material or frame, and hence provided additional support to resist the internal pressure. A few screws in a composite structure ar
    4 points
  7. We have owned General Jackson for around 3 years in Tauranga, a Compass built GRP Farr 38. I was unsure if we (wife and I) could handle such a large yacht but it has been a great boat so far. We club race it, cruise it and fish off it, what a well set up boat it has turned out to be for us to enjoy. The boat was formerly Jenny G, a well known yacht raced in the Auckland area for several years by Alan Gibbs with the name derived from his wife. It was extensively renovated after changing ownership into the state it is now, focussed on extended cruising from which we have benefitted from!
    4 points
  8. pawls are pesky little spring loaded components that love to make a leap for freedom into the tide when you lift the drum off the shaft
    4 points
  9. We had a great race. Nailed a good start going with masthead genny when others held back, seeing that the wind would shift aft well aft before motuhie. Ended up in just behind Rogue 2 and a couple of cruising division big boats. Held our spot across to navy buoy then a smoking reach across to the noisies under masthead then 3/4 kite to take the lead of the whole fleet which we held until almost home bay motutapu. then a ten mile beat to windward in a wind against tide chop and we could do nought but watch big-boat after big-boat pass us. we finished 1st in line in our divis
    4 points
  10. The offending post SUPPORTED the kick in the face (didn't just post a link Harry). That's untenable. As for self-defence argument, gimme a break.
    4 points
  11. I have seen extended footage of this and from multiple angles and the protesters attacked the guard's with extreme force before that. It was clear they weren't prepared to be attacked in the way they were. At first the guards are talking to them, then they push a couple back as they try and get up, only for to be blindsided by another bunch who really got stuck in to them, one of them is the one who got kicked in the face. One of the guards is repeatedly kicked in the head and face whilst on the ground before being kicked into the water visibly dazed. It appalling viewing. He is lite
    4 points
  12. That's a pretty wide assumption to make...I sacrifice a LOT of things to afford owning a boat, as I'm sure plenty of us do. I'm sure that you don't feel the same about beneficiaries going out and buying $5k flatscreen TV's?
    3 points
  13. Careful, you’ll get cancelled under the new forum rules of no political posts (read no Left bashing).
    3 points
  14. Personally I think this is a racist policy overtly targeted at settlers and Ti Tiriti is completely to blame. Oh, and something about colonieism. And how I was disadvantaged as a child. The govt should pay us to clean out boats.
    3 points
  15. So the significant change is the covers,are now fitted rather than carried? Then in the report a photo of how it should be done that looks to me to be utterly useless. Essense lost her windows from the inside out the covers shown are ply over the windows , the ply against the coamings would stop them being stovevin, but a few little screws wouldn't stop them popping out.
    3 points
  16. Having always worked in the Auckland based marine industry, I wish to refute Foggs claims but find that I can not. In fact personal experience backs them up, and further to that having worked for some of these larger operators I am shocked how little time or effort was put into technical or on the job training, these are the same ones (people) working on the superyachts, luckily many of the superyacht 'engineers' these days only seem to know how to pick up a phone. Back when I started all marine companies-be they chandlers sailmakers riggers engineers had a system of putting the newbies under
    3 points
  17. The marine services industry is another NZ paradox to me. Over 20yrs of small boat (35-50ft) ownership in NZ I've experienced catastrophically bad service experience so many times that the number of providers I trust to work on my boat can be counted easily on one hand. Even if you've had a few fingers amputated. And I'm not alone judging from trusted friends' own experiences plus the marina banter about lawsuits from disgruntled owners who have run out of patience. But at the other end of town the NZ superyacht industry allegedly enjoys a worldwide reputation for great service. I use the
    3 points
  18. I think that must of been my post.. looks like its gone now. Fair nuff. From memory I think I said I would have done the same or words to that effect. Everyone has their breaking point and those protestors are relentlessly baiting these poor chaps in the hope of getting exactly that type of response as it gets massive media attention. Not sure why the cops aren't dealing with these situations. It shouldn't be up to security to uphold the law.
    3 points
  19. I like visiting friends ashore and on other boats and detest getting a wet derriere so its a ply dinghy for me with the benefit of being great for fishing and sailing and towing with minimal drag plus i can carry it a reasonable distance myself and transport the whole crew. But biggest of all I like rowing and no rubber duck will do it for me.
    2 points
  20. The great irony in your title - the Marina was built by Developers. If it weren't for Developers, you wouldn't have a marina. 99% of people that have a pathologically dislike of Developers live in a house. The inconvenient truth is that the Developers built the house, developed the section the house is on, built the roads, footpaths, power supply, water and wastewater to the section... By rights, if you want to bitch about Developers, you should not live in a house. Then you could take the moral high ground.
    2 points
  21. We got inspected at Oke Bay. Inspection boat rocked up, asked when we'd been cleaned/anti fouled last, diver went over the side, came up 60 seconds later, inspectors said thanks very much, then took some photos of our hull and boat name and moved on to the next boat.... Very painless and didn't have to show any paper evidence.
    2 points
  22. That's it .Play the man not the issue. No where was there a complaint or 'whining".Just a summary of factual issues .You really need to get off your soapbox .By your methodology driving a car is discretionary! Like others we make choices to have a boat in lieu of items A10 probably deems essentials
    2 points
  23. Yes what is the evidence for small pleasure boat being the culprits? Something doesn't add up here... Zoom out and look at a map of the world. What we are saying is that that tiny dot of a country down the bottom right doesn't like some of it's pleasure craft moving around its own coastline in case it might infect itself with some of it's own stuff??? If it is our own stuff, then what's the problem? It's dynamic environment and we can't expect to 'freeze time' and keep everything unchanged forever. But if it's not our own stuff but coming from bottoms of ships entering NZ f
    2 points
  24. The fact that at least a dozen NZ boats, including at least 2 catamarans that I know of, cleared out of NZ for Fiji with Cat 1 certs this winter indicates that the system is working. Your statement is more along the lines that you and some others don't like it, which is rather different. Angus is the go to man at YNZ, mailto:angus@yachtingnz.org.nz by the way, ref your "Hell Stewart Is from here is many times more dangerous than Fiji", you do remember that Essence foundered 50M off the Northland coast and a few other previous events, one notable one being the '94 Queens Birthday st
    2 points
  25. Hell Stewart Is from here is many times more dangerous than Fiji. Time to face it, the imposition of Cat 1 on cruising boats was a knee-jerk political response to the loss of lionheart ( lost due to nav error anyway). And this latest amendment is more of the same.
    2 points
  26. There are other options. For starters an exclusion for skippers with over x no of offshore miles. Another option, drop the whole thing, we are the only country I know of that does this and there is a strong argument that it has the opposite effect to what is desired. Another option, let the skipper sign a declaration that he has the equipment on board. Another option make it optional.
    2 points
  27. I prefer the boat building/restorations over the pleasure seekers. Parlay’s been fun during the rebuild and bulkhead issue. Ross in Aus is a good watch.SV Seeker is interesting. Acorn to Arabella has been good but I think they are now slowing down to make the thrill last longer. Leo rebuilding the Tally Ho has been very informative. I’ve learned heaps that I didn’t know about how boats go together from watching these.
    2 points
  28. Have enjoyed watching Sailing Parlay Revival's channel while they've been dealing with a bulkhead issue in his cat. Thought he carried himself through a challenging situation from both technical & political perspectives rather well - and he's a Kiwi!
    2 points
  29. There were two complete rigs, almost. Two masts, both fully rigged, two booms, that matched the masts. Two Mainsails, one of which is pretty tidy. Noticeably absent were any jibs, or any kites. The rudder was there, but the timber blade had rotted inside the 'glass, and it weighed a ton! The trailer looked ok, albeit a bit rusty, but nothing serious. More on that later. Once home, the first job was strip both masts and booms, and make one decent usable rig. job done. A little research found that she was built by John Ashton boatbuilders in Dunedin. At some point in t
    2 points
  30. Point it right across the start line and there will be no OCSs, not during the second race at least.
    2 points
  31. The change in window rules is a major change for offshore sailing multihulls. For keel boats the rule changed from "you need to carry shutters" to "you need to have them fitted". For Multis the rule changed from " you need shutters or strong windows" to "shutters must be fitted." Old Regs: Nearly all offshore sailing NZ multis have extremely strong windows and a plan to deal with breaking one of them i.e ply the right size ready to be screwed in. These new regs are pretty unworkable for most of the multis I've spoken too. It will weaken the window frames/cabin top, p
    2 points
  32. I read this report 3 days ago and haven’t read any of the comments above as I like to digest this type of thing in relation to what I’d have done in my boat or any other yacht I was sailing. Firstly these are people that have owned and sailed this yacht many miles plus they were well crewed so my interpretation is they had no major concerns about the ability of this yacht in theses conditions My first question is how long had this front hatch been open ? Is it possible that it’s been left not dogged down for some time by mistake (easy to do if you need ventilation in forward cabin i
    2 points
  33. You can't regulate against every possible scenario. It becomes whack a mole.
    2 points
  34. Went to replace the vhf antenna in mast cable on Island time. Broke it off in the mast, conduit seems blocked. Rig needs painting as well, so pulled the mast. Disassembled and bought rig home. Spent the last couple of days removing conduit, wiring, then sanding and painting.
    2 points
  35. So to follow up on how this all turned out. We have decided to do the paint work here in the first world paint realm of New Zealand. The best contractors in Fiji were painting in tarped or heat shrunk tents that had earthen bottoms held 30-80 cm off the ground which could readily have admitted sand and sanding dust on an afternoon breeze. We also found that only two of the half dozen contractors there were capable of even writing back and then there was only one that followed thru but then never sent the estimate. All in all... not the sort of experience we were seeking for our trimaran. Mayb
    2 points
  36. The general negativity in the media is disappointing, but not unexpected. Covid buggered it up right royally. Agree or not, this pack of fear mongering clowns in power not letting in world media, youth competitors and super yachts really cost the city. That been said, with no covid al of these would have happened and the numbers would tell a very different story 18 youth teams were entered for the Youth Americas cup...which would have given the squaddie a decent bucket of cash to spent elsewhere, instead YD had to suck the kumara on the 1 boat they built. Each team would have ha
    2 points
  37. Looks like the harbour master has a different idea of the Waitamata Harbour than some on here.
    2 points
  38. Stunning day on the water for the first of the Lewmar triple series. Shimmer got a good start to leeward of the guys fighting at the pin got a nice set and held onto the Stewart’s down to the Rakino channel. first race with the new main (glamor Tony thanks so much) and also first real test of our new balanced rudder (thanks Grey it’s a weapon!) managed to hang in there mid fleet to motuora but watched the boats with code zeros stretch out on us on the reach back. Probably made the wrong call going right at the haystack as a bunch of 88s got around us going below. Poorly advised headsail chang
    2 points
  39. Back in the day there used to be the Farr 38 Nationals. We were motoring back into Westhaven on the Saturday afternoon (on Otway 3) and watched Jenny G getting towed in behind Alan's launch at 23kn. The bow wave was up higher than the boom! Amazing sight. Alan Gibb's launch was the Lassiz Faire with 2 x 1000 hp motors in it. Warwick 60?
    2 points
  40. From the clip on the news, you can see the protestor was having a good go at getting that guard into the water. They had just got another guard into the water, so the danger was real and present. The protestor was in a wettie, the guard in heavy clothing. Protestor swum under the pontoons and popped up in the hole in the middle (where the pole is) to get behind the guard and ambush him. Protestor very nearly got the guard in the water too. It was the protestor that initiated the skuffle, but lost. 50:50 could have gone the other way. No, it is not appropriate to kick people in the face, b
    2 points
  41. I actually feel sorry for the security guard. I bet he regretted it as soon as he done it but like I say everyone has their limits.
    2 points
  42. I find it disgusting that a member on this site can promote the violence of kicking someone in the face, regardless of what "may" have happened first. This violates our rules. Moderator, could you delete it and post a message as to why? Thanks. Also interesting to note that even the workers quoted in the NZ Herald today did not support kicking: "Then there are the workers. A party from that side said today: "I think kicking the protester in the head was way too far and a shocking act but I would like to see a story written about what the workers are put though every day from these so-call
    2 points
  43. I find that very hard to believe. When I was deciding how to paint my boat I looked at a friends boat that he had rolled and tipped 15ish years earlier and it still looked mint... to me it looked like perfect gelcoat.
    2 points
  44. We should be so lucky up North. that our Sea Lions stick to water and the occasional dock. Down in Dunedin they've taken to trying out for the local kids soccer teams...
    2 points
  45. https://alternativeboatwin.wixsite.com/abwindows
    2 points
  46. Just a shout out to some great customer service I received from Metabronze Marine. Amongst other things they make quality bronze and / or chromed portholes and deadlights and Greg will size up and advise you if their ports will be a good fit for your boat. Quality service in the marine industry is notoriously hard to find, so when I do get good service I do like to let others know...
    2 points
  47. My father used to own masina he did many miles in her she was a rocket,tiny inside bucket toilet single burner stove.sailed like a dinghy i would feel confident sailing her into her berth.She almost sunk mid tasman when she sailed off a wave and the anchor chain jumped and blew a plank out.Dad was solo and had to pump for 4 days.He went back to steel boats after that.
    2 points
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