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  1. Last night I went to a presentation at the Gulf Harbor Yacht Club by Scott Macindoe of Legasea. I thought I'd post a bit about it here. It was disappointing to see only about 40 people there. Do YOU care about the health of our oceans? It's important - possibly critical - for the health of our waters. In Parliament RIGHT NOW is the Fisheries Amendment Act. In this, the commercial fishing lobby had managed to get a section basically removing any requirement for public consultation for changes to the QMS (quota management system) or the quotas. This means that effectively the fishing
    7 points
  2. Well, Island Time is long overdue for a repaint. A couple of weeks ago I made the call to paint her myself. I decided I could do the topsides 1st, and gave myself 3 weeks off work. Well, 15 days in, heaps of sanding, filling, priming, undercoating, and sanding. Oh yeah and sanding. I'm using the Altex system, epoxy undercoat and 321 brushing polyurethane. Following from the great job Joel did on his 1020, I've thinned the paints 7%. Seems to be working well. I also was using a cheap vac with my dewalt sander. It died of overuse. Upon advice from a friend who's a boat builder, I
    6 points
  3. Had a fair bit to do with Mr Bolton over the years. Deep Purple sums it up well - he had a yacht he could not afford to maintain let alone berth properly. Had flogged the guts out of the boat and engaged in dodgy trips to off shore island with contributing crew (not a charter!!) Was a menace around the harbour until Council let him use one of the old barge moorings - a temporary arrangement that dragged on (excuse the pun). Recollect the turn of the century dawn celebration where the wakas emerged from the mist at Okahu Bay, a no anchoring area had been established along the Okahu Ba
    4 points
  4. Completed the deal on this beauty last week, soon to be renamed Rogue 3. She's a 2009 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i, fully kitted out with everything you could ever want in an offshore cruising boat- 200L an hour watermaker (+a spare katyden emergency watermaker), washing machine, watt and sea hydrogenerator, hydrovane self steering, bow thruster, electric winches, full lithium battery fit out with a massive solar setup, all new instruments and radar, Satellite coms, furling inner solent jib, Diesel heater, upsized 75hp Yanmar engine with 1890hrs on the clock. Literally fully cocked. She's cu
    4 points
  5. meanwhile, hydrocarbon fueled airctaft can't travel fully loaded from JFK to AKL. teething issues are not the sole domain of EVs.
    3 points
  6. People who aren't seamen may not recognise the situation for what it is, ignorance is bliss.
    3 points
  7. I know a few that have been with him and know someone that was on the next trip, plus reading the comments about him, if you got good weather it was a great trip but if the weather was crap you either went or forfeited your money Not a great sense of responsibility towards safety, all about the money. I passed him coming home from the Kings as he headed out on that trip, we were coming home because we knew the weather was about to pack up in a few days, all the other charter boats came back at least a day ahead of him or the commercial boats stayed out (cray boats) He got it wr
    3 points
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  9. That'll work. For a structural repair, taper and overlap the glass. If you just want to fill the hole, find some suitable material (timber, foam) and use a hole saw to cut out a suitable size plug. Make it 5mm less deep than the thickness of the cabin top. Epoxy it in place, fill the cavity and fair (Vinylester filler is fine, dries in 20 mins, and sands well), paint to suit.
    3 points
  10. Came 4th in a race. Hard to beat a Pogo44 and two 12.50s in a drag race. Did beat the next Pogo36 by a whole horizon, though. IMG_4296.MOV
    3 points
  11. Probably the best thing to do is to go on Facebook and join the crew finder pages for rnzys and Richmond yacht club. Or the "nz sailing" or "women who sail nz" groups.
    2 points
  12. Surely the piedy IS the dinghy?
    2 points
  13. I was 50nm south that night and we had over 50 and over 200mm of rain from Saturday afternoon until early hours Monday ‘Monday we headed further south in a good 3m swell some bigger
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  14. I have a lot of respect for what Dalts has achieved in his own racing and with ETNZ. However, language like that "talk to someone sensible" reminds me of a bully who is used to getting their own way. As you said, the ratepayers will likely foot the bill, and if indeed the city holds the risk then I'd support anyone who tells him to get stuffed.
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. Can't answer your question, but.. would be worth a call the harbourmaster. They would be clearly in breach of the local maritime laws if they were discharging this close to land. It's time it buggered off anyway.
    2 points
  17. Thanks guys - its off, holesaw three quarters of the way and then a sledgehammer did the rest. A couple of marine ply discs will fill it. Everything was epoxied in and hidden. There was not outer flange, they had simply set the bolts in epoxy a la West System.
    2 points
  18. Actually in many ways its easier to fill a bigger hole (but there are limits!).... better access to taper the edges etc
    2 points
  19. Yes ma'am i realise your planet is on
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  20. The actual generation mix depends quite strongly on how much rain has fallen and thus how much water is behind the dams. Right now electricity is extremely cheap, because it's been wet and there's heaps behind the hydro dams. Last year it was dry and prices were very high as they conserved the water.
    2 points
  21. Sparky, at $21M, is roughly twice the cost of an equivalent new diesel tug. Using todays prices, it will cost one third as much to run as that equivalent tug would. So financially Sparky wins and will only get cheaper as the price of oil increases. In 2019, the equivalent strength Hauraki, used 191000 liters of diesel equating to 515 tCO2e Sparky will use approximately 502MWh to operate in the same way, this equates to 50 tCO2e which would mean an annual saving of 465 tCO2e.
    2 points
  22. Things came to a rapid holt after starting up...
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  23. Regardless of the mans capabilities. He was using a council/harbourmasters approved mooring for his vessel, as the findings show was laid incorrectly. As renter of a mooring how would he know if laid correctly or not. Would it not fall under the consumer act??not fit for purpose?.
    2 points
  24. The whole saga is not a winner for the yachting community. It will only make the council even more bureaucratic and/or restrictive on allowing moorings.
    2 points
  25. Hey Bad Kitty. SailGP is going to be awesome!! If you’re sailing down I’m also running a rally with my other business Island Cruising. Departing early March. Will be having a party in Akaroa, cruising Banks Peninsula, another party in Pigeon Bay the weekend before, then will recommend best options for anchorages depending on the weather for Lyttelton too. It comes with a rally guide book, connections to everyone else on the rally, crew if needed for the passage, help getting prepared discounts & goodies from our sponsors and I’m hoping to get a tech site tour for rally participa
    2 points
  26. I am not an expert at sailing and there is always more to leran, i own a small boat in norway so have some experience Have some freetime in january 2023 and i would love to join your crew! iam 28 years old, grew up in Sweden and moved to Norway for work. I love the ocean and Being on a boat! Haven’t sailed in any crazy weathers and only in Sweden Norway and Greece. I wanna become a better sailor and see the world. can make a decent cappuccino, some cooking and cleaning, sew new pillows or curtains or help with anything you want. Iam not afraid of getting dirty. have sailed n
    1 point
  27. Nylon 6/6 preferably glass filled to increase it's tensile strength. Black if you can get it, the carbon black acts as a uv blocker. Nylon is good for 6-7 years before it starts breaking down then it is generally just surface chalking. uhmwpe without uv stabilisers is only good for about 18 months. Macplas plastics have a good range and are not too expensive. Hope this helps. Cheers Paul
    1 point
  28. Just had coffee with a friend who is a qualified professional skipper, he worked as a deckie in the early 2000's fishing off North Cape, at that time there was a cray boat that they met up with in Tom Bowling that was sheltering from a big blow, he was in a big steel long liner and managed to get in ahead of the weather but the two young guys on the cray boat said they missed the window so they were going to wait. They departed TB 2 days after the wind settled thinking the sea state was ok and they came around the corner too close (in his opinion) and they were lost in very similar circumstanc
    1 point
  29. Thanks, I'll make a follow-up. I ended up making the drive to Kaiwaka and went to their factory outlet store, I'd highly recommend if anyone is passing through. There are some really amazing deals, the only issue is they only sell factory seconds and it's pretty limited in range and size. They will usually be able to grab you firsts at full price from the factory though. I was really only going there to try stuff on and get a feel for it but ended up coming away with a good set of stuff. In the end what I think would've been ideal for me (fishing and coastal sailing) was the
    1 point
  30. I've done a fishing trip with Lance out of Westport hunting giant Bluefin Tuna... We had to wait 3 days for the weather to settle enough for the bar to open. Even then it was touch and go... but we got out and fished for 3 days in some pretty rugged conditions.... and there was talk about if the bar would be open for our return or would we need to stay out. It was rugged but I always felt safe enough. I was surprised when I heard of the tragedy and the weather reports. First thought was that Lance and the Enchanter have been out and fished in worse than that! (and I still believe thi
    1 point
  31. Looks like Crew.org is going back to its bad old ways!!
    1 point
  32. Good doco, watched it a few weeks back, as BP said mostly better sails, if the keel was that good everyone would have gone that way no. what the keel did was get it’s centre of gravity a lot lower, as in the bulbs we see now on racing yachts. The old 12 metre yachts had a very high CoG
    1 point
  33. Our plan was to only look up at the sails from Brett to Russell so we wouldn’t see any dolphins . Glad that common sense has prevailed
    1 point
  34. haha - trying to work out what you were on about... yep my maths is way out - CD was launched in '95, built by Bish Marine. So the cables are most likely 27yrs old!
    1 point
  35. Not looking for an argument or anything but I’m sure i raced against your boat in a 96 or 97 or whangaroa race . Think it was based at KCC then
    1 point
  36. If the cost is minimal do it if only for peace of mind .
    1 point
  37. Thanks for the kind offer Addem , I just got the loan of one from a 40 ft monohull very similar to our boat.
    1 point
  38. We've had a lot of sea life up our river late, seals, dolphins and last week orca.( they are quite big up close.)
    1 point
  39. Well, ready for relaunch tomorrow. I learned a few things that might be useful to others. 3 weeks full time work for one... September is probably about a month too early for outdoor painting. The nights (especially one - the most important one!) can be too cold. If the temp drops to dew point (actual temp depends on humidity and pressure) the gloss is lost. I lost some gloss in places on the hull due to this. Really I should have done a 3rd topcoat, to fix it, but no guarantees that would come out any better! So it is what it is. She looks pretty good from 3m, but a close inspection
    1 point
  40. Hi, I have a 40ft Fountaine Pajot cruising catamaran moored at Bucklands Beach, Auckland with which I have been sailing throughout the Hauraki Gulf and to Great Barrier Island, Kawau Island etc with friends and family. I often have space for extra crew whether experienced, semi experienced or new to sailing. If you are interested in joining us for day, weekend or long weekend trips please message me for details.
    1 point
  41. A qualified up-to-date skipper is required to be present on a 7 - 10 day (negotiable) fishing trip departing from Tauranga over the summer period. Ideally, the keen fishermen would like the trip to occur from around 29th December - 7th January, but that's negotiable. The skipper won't have to do too much, it's really about having a certificate on board. There's a chef on board, you're welcome to fish too. The pay is typically $300 per day, but rates may be negotiated for the right person. The owner of the 65FT may offer a lot more work for the right skipper.
    1 point
  42. The article said he was on the mooring assigned and had receipts to prove it.
    1 point
  43. My guess is that the council was misled by office holders and employees. By and large councils and govts do not lie in NZ - its too easy to uncover the facts and you look like a dick. And your legal counsel are not big fans of being misled either because they also do not want to look like a dick. Not sure who said it, but it tends to be true - never put down to malice what can be explained by incompetence.
    1 point
  44. would this debacle ever of happened if Blake was still around?? Know very that are interrsted in the cup since foiling came along and even less now its going offshore. Did watch the GPs in Denmark? far more interesting racing as its fleet racing.
    1 point
  45. I'm in airline catering - I can probably do you a deal on business class meals for the owner and skipper - we can do economy meals for the rail monkeys of course.
    1 point
  46. The NZMYC will take any entry that has a Cat3 certificate, so convince an Inspector your safe and your in. GET A PIEDY UP YA!
    1 point
  47. Finally hit water today. /Martin
    1 point
  48. Deep Purple started it by posting something about racing entries....his fault... Haha Bugger me look where it's gone.
    1 point
  49. Yes there was more decorum in those days -perhaps there is a need for more formal dress again in yachting.... When I started we all had to wear the whites -which was practical in summer.
    1 point
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