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  1. Actually there’s another point I think we’re all missing here - which came to me whilst quietly sailing up to Kawau on my own this afternoon... Even if you personally don’t believe / agree with the stuff in this doco that is kind of irrelevant - what’s more important is that this is the narrative being told to the rest of the world by others! So forget about the “he says, she says” details of exactly what’s happening on the ground in NZ, like it or not this kind of doco is going to be colouring the views of our current & future potential customers in international markets whom w
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  2. Just spotted the header at the top of the page about IT handing over the baton. Just wanted to say thanks for all the great work over the years. I’m sure the rest of the Crew.Orgers will agree. cheers
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  3. I'm sure you've seen it but its still impressive a few weeks later!
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  4. I ended up having it made. Ryan runs a workshop from home (just out of Waiuku on the Awhitu Penninsula) part time specialising in stainless exhaust fabrication and has a strong sideline in resoring and building 4WD projects from what I could see. Super-friendly, quick, and reasonable but not cheap - $220 all up. Exhaust is in 316 and is an exact copy of the fabricated item it replaces. Ryan machined the grip rings on the barb for the water inlet - nice attention to detail. He is contactable if you have something in mind - 027 289 4007
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  5. A client of mine with a beautiful dry stock farm has just sold it for big money to be planted in trees. Take a drive over the Napier Taupo road and see the farms around the Mohaka being planted in trees. Trees that will never be harvested. Communities that no longer need milkers, shearers, fencers, stockmen and truckies.
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  6. Here's some more information to consider. Its dated October 2019. Assuming the analysis is correct, Dairy NZ advises that the cost of meeting the Essential Freshwater plan is up to $6b a year. This is not to reduce farm runoff to zero, but to set nitrogen caps by catchment and get the worst performing farms down to the 75th percentile performance and to then set leechate limits for nitrogen and phosphorous and reduce leeching to meet those reductions. They suggest it would lead to a 24% reduction in the size of the dairy production industry. This is interesting to me because
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  7. Oh sh*t yes. Hypocrisy runs very strongly thru this country, VERY strongly. The same applies in the city as well. I'm involved in a few scraps to try and stop council stupidity and the number of people who have said 'Why are you bothering with that?' is not only depressing but does show how so many are very happy to talk large but as soon as get a hint they may have to support that with even the tiniest action.... POOF!!! they instantly vanish.
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  8. Huge input over the years -all the best - see you in Sol Bar sometime
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  9. Fair Winds to ya . . . get out there and sail
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  10. Yes. Well done to Matt!!! Who's the new owner?
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  11. 100%. Thanks for everything you've done IT
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  12. So, that is why my $300 fluke is only one decimal place. Haha. I was using the Uni -T @$35 which is two. amazing what another decimal place does to ones perception
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  13. I love these boats. There is something very similar for sale here in the Sounds. So many times I have thought about her, but also quickly follow my thoughts with the consideration of what it must cost to keep one afloat. The most beautiful craft on the water in my view has to be one of these. The mighty J Class. Similar design lines, but huge. I shot to Trademe to see if it was still listed, but sadly it's not. But I came across this beautiful Logan classic is for sale. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/3039879011
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  14. I don't agree with BP's post above. Although it is not as popular as it was once, IMO SSB still has its place, especially on a long term offshore cruiser. It's cheaper to operate than an iridium go, and, coupled with a pactor 4, faster for email/forecasts etc as well.
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  15. Use a FET based splitter. Then no need to change the voltage as needed with a diode based one. The victron Argo FET based ones have a voltage drop of <0.02v.
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  16. If you were installing from new I wouldn't bother ( I'm in the process of pulling mine out - free to a good home). If its there and working or cheap to get going, have a play and see if it's you.
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  17. SSB is a useful backup in case your satphone / IridiumGO packs up. Been known to happen.
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  18. I use a VSR, its cheap, simple and perfectly useful for an unsophisticated system. To keep the batteries on a float charge I use a small regulated solar panel. Suggest downloading the documentation from BEP for a read, but there are many, many models out there. If I had an expensive system then I would be doing a lot more research, but I have used the BEP model for 15 years without a problem.
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  19. I like to take a slightly different approach. The VSR basically turns your 2 batteries into 1 and effectively limits the charge going into the house battery (because the starting batt will be at a higher level of charge), which is the one that will require more charge. So I would use one of these, buy from Defender in USA https://balmar.net/products/digital-duo-charge/ Ideally you want an external regulator for the alternator (if it can receive and external field signal). If you want to look at an upgrade I have a pair of 6 V 220 ahr hybrid gel batteries (used but still in
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  20. very unusual if it was - batteries are only slightly advanced on rocks as complex devices. Best tested under load - 20 - 25A (more if you can get it) draw of the entire bank, look for a battery that has significantly different readings to the others
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  21. You need to do a bunch of races to get a baseline. Five I believe. Racetrack then gives you a handicap rating based on where you fit in the fleets you've raced in. Low number, you are a slow boat, high number, you are a super pimped canting keeler. It is a performance handicap. So if you go out and have a blinder, your % performance will be more than 100%, as KM said. If you go out and have a shocker, it will be less than 100%. I think it also gives you a "sailed to" number for each race. Works best with a lot of races for a better data set. Really good for tracking how you are going. Pur
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  22. Just watch the '% against History' number. If it's over 100% your improving, if it's under ya need to pull finger. You can also use the FAQ's, button at very top of page
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  23. Is it Prince Hal? Looks like a super tanker on the burst.
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  24. That looks very cheap..... I would tend to go for a Blue Seas Marine version which works superbly on my 10M keeler doing all the same stuff, (no connection to Lustys who sell them)
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  25. I’m semi retired so don’t need to leave in the evening, so mid morning, depart Half moon bay, SW wind, Nice sail to Ponui, Chamberlins Bay, usually nice and smooth for a good nights sleep, if it’s still SW for the trip home, turn on the motor, easy 3 hr trip back to marina, if we are only going out for one night we sometimes just go to Izzy Bay, good in any wind except SE, and usually smooth once the Waiheke Ferries stop running
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  26. Ceramco WRTWR Auckland to Rio leg start 1981
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  27. Hi Guys, New to the forum. Just got what i have always wanted a yacht. Took 53 years but who's counting lol. So picked up Soulmate about a month ago. she is on a swing Mooring at Orakei at the moment but will move round to Tamaki River soon and be close the BBYC. Also going to be pulling her out of the water and give her a birthday. in side is dated and for what i can see not the typical Cav 26 interior set up.? some one must of had a vision back in the 80;s but not the best lay out at the moment. So gonna have a play around and bring her as best as i can into the year 2021. the t
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  28. If history is anything to go by the club members will never see it.
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  29. Wheels, I don’t know anything about your situation and Am not prying but don’t give up the dream! There are myriads of opportunities that come along if you can be right place right time. My first keeler wasn’t even mine. Just an older 21 footer that the ex-brother in law wanted someone to use while he was posted overseas. The theory was by using it I would maintain it whereas it would just deteriorate sitting on a mooring. My second boat was a trailer sailer that I took off a friends hands for $3k who didn’t know how to deal with the rotten trailer.
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  30. It’s back already (doesn’t seem a year ago, bloody Covid) Well 34 days to go. Three entries already, don’t miss out so add it to your calendar now. Every yacht that crosses the finish line gets vouchers to our friendly bondage expert worth more than your entry fee and did I mention rum, bbq and rum https://www.ssanz.co.nz/enduro/
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  31. Have you checked the isolation mounts to make sure they have no "de-bonded"?
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  32. I think the trick is keep the distances short. Anchor early before it gets dark and cold. Books, music, movies and cooking. The cabin heater gets regular praise as does the cockpit enclosure.
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  33. Wharf Rd end of Kennedy bay, walk to Ostend (or further), then down to Ponui and return
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  34. Carpenter 29, Fri night depart Cocklebay for Blackpool Waiheke, 45 min under motor or sail, any wind condition/direction except a gale. Blob out all weekend watching netflix, walking the dog, and visiting the irish pub, reverse process and de-blob Sun arvo. When we are feeling lazy we just sit on the mooring all weekend and pretend.
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  35. Interesting point here, because two seperate rivers and issues there of are being melded together and we have a belief in a view that actually is incorrect. I wonder if this is part and parel to the problem. The general public think the majority of our rivers are polluted due to Dairy because of one or two situations that may or maynot now exist. So in answer to the Bird/E.Coli situation. The Ashley does not have a great deal of irrigation. Some, but not to the effect that the mid Canterbury Rivers do. I would suggest that therefore, E.Coli has always been an issue. I used to swim in the
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  36. Funny you should say that a few weeks before covid lockdown I offered to do exactly that to a neighbours property so our dunny didn't resemble a Dacktory hotbox with all the crap that came out the end of it. Mostly vomiting solvents like fumes plus particulates. Owner said No Worksafe said No Auckland City Council Environmental Services said No Auckland City Council Hazards Dept said No NZ Police said No and biggie up sized to throw in a free threaten to arrest should any of us get on the roof again. Covid also said No but let me f*ck the company over for you, wh
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  37. The answers are many and alluded to in the many of other posters here. It comes down to narrative and how data is collected, interpreted and published. As shown, the way a headline is published can make a story sound one way or another. So lets just go with the Cattle pee and Nitrogen fertilizer leaching into waterways narrative for a start. Lets assume that they both filter down and/or wash off into underground water and above ground runoff, as suggested. Thing is, if both of those nitrogen polluters were 100% stopped today, one yr from now, there would be very little difference in me
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  38. That's damn handy, thanks Works on Firefox as well.
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  39. OK, so its not marine. But it is sailing! For those interested, keep reading. Urban Land Sailing The New Zealand Open Championships (NZO), the premier regatta for the Blokart class of land yacht, will be hosted by the Auckland Blokart Club at Ardmore Airport, 15th to 18th April. The one-design Blokart provides high speed sailing comparable to advanced foiling yachts, on an affordable, low-tech budget. Designed and built in New Zealand, over 14,000 blokarts have been sold globally. They are popular to race because they are fast, nimble and will pack-down into two bags that
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  40. Of course I meant farmers. If you want to challenge the facts then go forward it. But be specific ie say exactly which fact you believe is wrong and show us the evidence for the challenge? Or post another video with other facts & perspectives on NZ’s waters (I’ll watch it and learn)?
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  41. I own Totolo 46ft Young! beautiful boat similar to the NZ37 but lots more room. 5 skin Kauri hull with glass! Here is a couple of pics of her. She is for sale at the moment too! https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/keeler/listing/3020811035
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  42. White clover still fixes more N than what farmers apply so why didn't you post stats on that? N fertiliser use is actually a very small part of the issue. Used strategically there is very little leaching. The science on this has come forward in leaps and bounds in the last few years. The bigger issue is typically winter management of stock. Cow urine can have a concentration of 1000kg of N/ha (typical N fert application is 30kg) and this is at a time when the soil temp is so low that plants aren't able to absorb it so it is lost into the water table. I know of several corporate
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  43. Exhaust was blown - thats off having a stainless build done. Same trip the rear main oil seal cried enough and it dumped 500ml of engine oil into the bilges over about 3 hours, so its gearbag off, flywheel off, bearing seal carrier plate off, new $20 seal, assembly is the reverse of the above. While out its got new internal anodes, a few new water hoses, new fuel lines, water pump checked (relatively new impeller in it anyway), oil and filter change, and if I have time it will get a coat of hammerite or something similar. Also bunging a lifting diode into the alternator to prop
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  44. What are doing to the motor??rebuilding it.Thought you had just blown the exhaust??
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  45. The thing that annoys me the most is that the vast majority of Farmers in NZ are and have worked very hard and at great cost to mitigate pollution. But the story making Farmers sound like the Villians is still pushed as if nothing has changed. Yes sure there are a few that farm with poor practice. But they are a very small few. Yes I am one that does not believe the Mackenzie Basin should be dairy. But that was not realy the fault of the Farmer that owns that area, but the powers that be allowing it to happen. Now that it is dairy farmed, with the huge investment poored into it, it is not goin
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  46. Between all the documentaries and TV shows about pollution and the HG personally I have decided that its time to actually do something. We are all collectively responsible for the state of the Gulf. The pollution has been caused by everybody from fisho's (comm + rec), 2 stroke outboards, run off, diesel motors of sail boats, even land lubbers. I personally don't have the time for all the lobbying and politics required to get legislative change, but I have decided to pick up rubbish at each and every beach I go to, started working on restoration of some of the island projects, and endanger
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  47. none-the-less, its educational. I'm understanding more and more about why politicians treat the public as fools sometimes. Turns out, some of them are.
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  48. The Elephant in the room is what do Dolphins feed on??? I think therein lies the answer, We have allowed over fishing in almost every piece of water that NZ has some control over. The almighty dollar has far more say than a Dolphin squeak. Where did the Kahawai go, Aus, to feed their salmon, Why is the Hauraki gulf a kina barren, gurnard, snapper etc gone. etc. etc. We along with just about every other nation like to eat them, could there be a link? They have to feed so they go elsewhere or die of starvation.
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  49. Those vids inspired me to put a 9.2 high on my list! Fast forward a few months and I'm now the owner of Sojournie, a factory 9.2 from 1987. Had a great xmas cruise around Kawau and beyond. so...Thanks!
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