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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
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  2. People who aren't seamen may not recognise the situation for what it is, ignorance is bliss.
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  3. 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
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  5. Surely the piedy IS the dinghy?
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  6. 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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  7. 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.
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  9. 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.
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  10. 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.
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  11. Actually in many ways its easier to fill a bigger hole (but there are limits!).... better access to taper the edges etc
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  12. meanwhile, hydrocarbon fueled airctaft can't travel fully loaded from JFK to AKL. teething issues are not the sole domain of EVs.
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  13. You wont be saying that when we beat ya there
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  14. We sought shelter in Orokawa Bay in BOI for those couple of days, gave good shelter and flat water but it was blowing dogs off chains there, I could not contemplate going out for a fishing trip it was not pretty. Another thing, I wonder if these guys where reporting "apparent wind" at the time of the incident, they were running under power with the breeze and the survivors reporting the breeze had dropped to around 10 knots which would make sense if you're travelling 15-20 knots in those conditions. Turn that vessel into the breeze and its a completely different story as many of us
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  15. Coastal is Cat3 minus dinghy/liferaft, got changed a couple of years ago
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  16. I have done a (not exhaustive) study during the last 20 months and feel I have a reasonable understanding of the new language "Daltonese" When he says I want to talk to someone sensible at the council about an event here, translation is : The ratepayers can pay and Matteo and I can bank, and the Squadron will back me up on this.
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  17. 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
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  18. 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
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  19. The Spanish team defending the America's Cup should be able to afford a pretty nice event in Auckland with all that extra sponsorship money they've opened up by moving to Europe right? Right? They're not going to expect a small city like Auckland no longer directly involved to pay, right? Right?
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  20. 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
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  21. Looks like Crew.org is going back to its bad old ways!!
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  22. 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
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  23. I think the sails were a lot better.
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  24. Tow it outside of the environment and sink it , remove pollutants first
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  25. 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
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  26. Thanks for the kind offer Addem , I just got the loan of one from a 40 ft monohull very similar to our boat.
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  27. 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!
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  28. Finally hit water today. /Martin
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