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  1. If only we could get all our boating clubs to join together in some sort of Federation...
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  2. Guess as much as you like! We will never know! Though I think it well suits the Bureaucrats to blame yachties, we are a reasonably widely dispersed group, without a voice, or organisation, who would put their head above the breakwater to speak on our behalf.!!
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  3. You guys will soon figure out I am one of those... "Oh, that reminds me" kind of guys A number of years back I am at the yard of a Swedish water jet manufacturer.... I took with me a couple of NZ jet boating videos, sprinting and river racing for a show and tell... One of my hosts said they had a jet boat that does 45 kts, they will take me out on Saturday... Saturday came and we walk down a jetty and stop at this big heavy timber planked boat about 35 odd feet... .45kts? Not in a month of Sundays. Cock pit cover removed and stowed, battery isolator on, ignition on then my host depr
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  4. I'm always afraid of commenting about a lady's, ah, attributes.
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  5. It has been leaking slowly for many years, I believe it is a matter of when, not if or maybe. It should be a national govt. matter not an NRC one. Look at the Rena cleanup costs and Treble or Quadruple it and you might be closer to the money involved if / when it breaks up.
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  6. Okay cheers! Just ordered one
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  7. Alternatively install the weather routing plugin if you dont have it, then look in ProgremData\Opencpn\Plugins\Weatherrouting\Polars and select a boat similar to yours. Modify that to suit...
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  8. I should’ve used purple font . Our modest club pays just shy of 10k PA in YNZ affiliation fees and only 3-4 race boat boat owners would be affected if we didn’t pay that . The youth sailing would lose whatever support is on call but even then they do superbly with minimal input from YNZ
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  9. That is my point. But aren't they only in charge of Olympic medals? I guess I was using 'the lowest form of wit' to highlight the shortcommings of YNZ. Given the existential threat to hardstands and haulout facilities nationally, AYBA are doing the heavy lifting on that in Auckland, and they get something like $3.56 in my annual club subs, while YNZ get something like $40 or $50. Entirely ineffective organisation with a 'job for life' CEO.
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  10. There is an onshore aquaculture venture almost directly west of the wreck . The saltwater intakes would be fecked by bunker fuel not to mention the kingfish and pāua that live there . There’s also a recovering commercial scallop bed the length of bream bay that is one hell of a producer when it’s in good shape . Salty dog bait harvests a shed load pilchards at certain times of the year in bream bay , H and C area . So there is a bit for MPI to think about but it’s not threatening the national economy .
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  11. We need someone inside NIWA or NRC who’s an avid boatie
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  12. Cruise ship anchor ? Where they anchor in the roads off Tapeka is a great distribution point , the current fangs out of there . Plus cruise ship passages are measured in days not weeks so greater chance of the stuff being nice and fresh
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  13. Oh... but it makes such a really cool sound.
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  14. Ah, but oil from the Niagra is not a biosecurity incursion. So Biosecurity NZ aren't responsible. And its nothing to do with Primary Industries, so the Ministry or Primary Industries aren't interested either. Fairly sure that NRC aren't responsible UNTIL oil leaks. Until then, the oil is the responsibility of the ship owner. Oh, and as it was sunk in an act of war, insurance wont cover it. So someone needs to trot off and find the ships owner, and convince them to salvage the oil before its too late. But as you see, our fractionated and siloed bureaucracy wont deal with it.
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  15. Just a note to those of us with Rocna anchors.When you take them in for re galvanising, make sure that you have cleaned [ with difficulty] out the hollow rollbar. If you don't they will be very reluctant to do the job as there is a danger of sudden gas expansion I was told.
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  16. I’m away with only an iPad at present. When I’m back home I’ll try edge and see what I get…
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  18. I’m not intending to anchor anywhere near the stuff. But if in a few years it spreads to every damn bay, and if it is no longer feasible to try and control the spread by implementing restrictions, the next question will be can anchors even penetrate it?
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  19. I don't see those options. After selecting Crusing it then takes me to the upload page with no options to create a album. Also, I can only choose the Cruising entry, Racing and Non-Sailing are ghosted for me and cannot be selected.
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  20. The whole idea is not to set your anchor in caulerpa, breaking it up and exacerbating the spread. So is the question not somewhat academic and currently illegal?
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  21. Everyone knows you have to drill a hole in the bottom to let the water out.
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  22. What?!?! But that is not the official narrative!!! The govt said it was boaties, and the govt has never, ever, ever, been wrong. Ever. Choke. And besides, it doesn't matter what the truth is, cause the legacy media have already told Joe Public what to think. It was those rich, entitled, white, boaties. And nothing to do with the incompetent govt.
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  23. Out there in sailboat land thee are something like 70 Chico 30s. Our Chico, Auriga, will soon be up and running (well ...soon-ish) and I am wondering if there would be any interest in something like a Chico Rally - I am thinking of maybe a 'race' from somewhere to Motuihe on a Saturday with those who need to go home go, and those that can stay, stay for a bit of social. Maybe 3-4 'events' over summer, whatever. Let me know if there is any interest and I will/may attempt to organise.
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  24. Dean Kennedy is a very good surveyor - http://www.marinesurveynewzealand.com/about-us.html
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