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  1. If you keep attacking people, then don't be surprised when they push back. Actions have consequences. Welcome to the world.
    6 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Stranded crew cant sail home to see their family and plead for the Gummint to do more
    4 points
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. It is a given that if 2 yachts occupy the same body of water, at least one of them is racing Doesn't matter if the other knows, or is going the same way, or is even a yacht or even a boat. I raced my wife (in car) back from Sandspit to Westhaven one day, yacht won (long weekend traffic)
    3 points
  14. Hospitality NZ says that the cancelation of events that evening was a "kick in the guts to hardworking restaurateurs and bar owners" and will have a huge impact on employment with many skilled barmen and waitresses leaving for better opportunities overseas.
    3 points
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. I agree that external covers screwed on aren't going to make that much difference, although if they were paired with similar covers internally and bolted together that would be a start. Still seems to me that storm covers that *aren't* attached would be more useful, particularly once a window broke, as long as you had a simple method (such as channel) to fit them afterwards. Tricky though since you don't know what you're going to lose as well as the windows. Simpler I think just not to have windows over 2 square feet on your boat.
    2 points
  18. 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.
    2 points
  19. Covid saved us a minimum of $300m that hosting 2021 APEC was slated to cost so it's not all bad news.
    2 points
  20. 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
  21. I think the best way to cut through the confusion is simply to recognise that you could view the event through several different lenses with different outcomes as a result: 1. Infrastructure - probably overall good outcome. As far as I’m aware nothing significant was built that is a dead asset ‘white elephant’ ie we can enjoy future use from the new assets for other events or services (not just AC) 2. Global spectator event - a world-class event took place in NZ despite Covid and took place successfully. Good outcome. 3. NZ spectator event - we enjoyed a world class event on our
    2 points
  22. 2 years ago the rumour was that there would be no more leases - only rentals. At last night's WMUA meeting the rumour was that Panuku needs more money so would be offering 13 year leases to current berthholders. But nothing has been decided.
    2 points
  23. My take on it is a large amount of that headline number is for work that needed doing at some stage to improve the cities infrastructure into the future but the AC and APEC meant that the development of it was brought forward. Very little of the money was spent on organising and holding a regatta. There's some pretty slanted anti AC interpretation of the numbers I thought. Did anyone think that the return from holding the Cup was really going to pay for the new seawall, Ferry Building plaza upgrade, stooping Wynyard Wharf from falling into the sea, removing the remainder of the tanks and the D
    2 points
  24. Looks like the harbour master has a different idea of the Waitamata Harbour than some on here.
    2 points
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. We had a really fun day on the Rogue II. Was a voyage of discovery for us learning what makes the boat go and what sails we actually have. No idea of the sail crossovers as we hoisted 2 old gennakers we had never seen and a new code zero that we had only checked to see if it fitted so the reach down to the noiseys was a bit painful changing between gennakers and code zero to find something that worked. The guys who had decent small flat gennakers made good gains on this leg. Watched Phil on the deep purple blast past us on that leg like we were standing still! They looked fantastic and rounded
    2 points
  28. Bursting is definitely what DP was all about, hit warp speed before anyone else even got rolling
    2 points
  29. Was working in Westhaven when Pier 21 building was first built - for marine related activities - yeah right. Could not get tenants that fitted profile (surprise surprise) and was suddenly full of advertising companies, a de facto pub on ground floor and various bit players a few of which were possibly marine related. Like the new bar/nightclub moving into the new building ex J marina carparking - marine related? Insidious but relentless, the facility that was originally funded by boat owners buying into the concept of a boat harbour for boaties through the old Harbour Board has be
    2 points
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. Someone told me the dyed mullet blew forward and the person formally known as KM thinking he was blind has reinvented himself , a bit like Prince did a few times. Only time will tell..
    2 points
  34. Yeah, the video shows the security guard kicking the protester in the face. But at the start of the video there was another guard lying face down and slow to get up, so maybe assaults from both sides.
    2 points
  35. 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
  36. 148 entries so far We are looking at splitting the Baltic 4 division into two as it’s becoming so popular, (probably on length as it’s a general handicap division) Plus if we don’t get a few more entries for PIC Cruising the entrants will be merged into another division of their choice
    2 points
  37. 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
  38. We had out topsides painted with brush and tipping. You need to have frigging amazing eye site and be sitting in your dinghy 1 foot away staring at the hull to see its not a spray finish. Paying a lot of $$$ to improve the look of the finish form 5 ft to 1 foot...
    2 points
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    2 points
  40. 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
  41. Yep the heated air is very bloody hot
    2 points
  42. ...and what the possible impact will be on the value of your house...
    2 points
  43. 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
  44. Haha. Yeah well it was actually attached but the Martin Breaker…..broke….as we were hoisting. Then it went again after it was reattached. I have just been down to WH on a very chilly Sunday morning to fix it. A bit annoying but fortunately for us we didn’t lose much as the breeze was pretty light. All these things are newly installed so we are still figuring things out. All in all a pretty nice day out on Kaizen.
    1 point
  45. And anyone that is even remotely good, is busy & no cheaper than NZ
    1 point
  46. Headlice: Dramatic Rescue as Freak Weather Bomb Sinks Millionaires Superyacht
    1 point
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