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  1. Just epoxy glue some dowels into the old holes fair up and paint
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  2. Yes and who was the National fisheries Minister that kept peeing in comms pockets and accepting bribes and who is the National party president and owner of "Sandfords"? Nathan Guy was the minsiter and Peter Goodfellow president,leopard change its spots?nah
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  3. Metaphorically, obviously. With electronic aids, a bit of experience and lots of fuel anyone can still harvest over limit. Even without (bar fuel); just rape & pillage fishing mentality. My observation is unobjective, based on frequency of encounters with workups, dolphins, Orca, Kahawai, Brydes, etc from early 70's. The visual spectacle inshore is just not what it used to be. The cray "supermarkets" are gone or way harder to find. But you can still get cray. I agree with your multifaceted research approach, as harvest vs biomass levels are obviously not the only variables at play for a
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  4. You might be able to line up one or more of the old holes with the new hole pattern, reducing the number of new holes needed. If you drill the new holes oversize 1st, then you can epoxy fill the old and new holes at the same time as described above, wait until cured, then re-drill the new holes to correct size taking care to only drill the epoxy fill. This way the new holes are epoxy sealed to stop water getting into the ply. Fairing might not be necessary if the holes are all covered by the new winch.
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  5. The pre party started Monday and today could be Thursday or Friday. Every day a new group arrives and feels the need to celebrate. And how come Angela got 2 bottles and I only got 1.
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  6. Originally launched as Cheap Transport and later changed to Choice Transport, we bought CT in June 2021 in a pretty sorry state. As a family of 5, we'd looked at Lotus 9.2, Carpenter 29, and Y88s a this was to be out first boat, but quickly determined none of these options big enough for our growing family. Hence ending up with a 1020. I won't go into details re survey, mechanicals etc, let's just say I can now see why many looked and walked away As a first time owner though, I didn't know any better, and as they say, I jumped in balls and all! We made a plan on day 1 that as a fami
    1 point
  7. You guys could create a division in the coastal classic ….I think you need 5 boats to create a design Div
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  8. I used the 417 (I think) west system filler - whichever is the cream coloured one. I stained the gaboon ply with a Feast Watson floor stain, mixed to a custom colour. Then masked out only leaving the grooves. Filled grooves with the epoxy 417 faring mix, followed by 3 coats of West System ultra clear epoxy on all sides/edges, and finished with 3 or 4 costs of a gloss polyurethane for UV stability. Probably overkill for the old girl but I love the look
    1 point
  9. thats pretty inspiring stuff!
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  10. HL has never had the post from day 1
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  11. That & owner or major shareholder of a Co harvesting a resource can hold a political party management position boggles the mind! This is contrary to the interest of the average nz’er, imo. I will stop there. New Zeamericana
    1 point
  12. Pink squabs must have been quite fashionable in the 80's!
    1 point
  13. Ft Lauderdale. I thought my outfit was a little subdued. Need to think about dressing up Sat for a big celebration, mother in law's 100th birthday
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  14. Angela said I look like a tourist
    1 point
  15. You've done a great job on your boat. Putting your heart and soul into a boat is a great way to make it a part of the family. I doubt you'll regret it.
    1 point
  16. In France you are not allowed to gather seafood with scuba, snorkel only. If we had that rule here there would be a lot more crays and scallops about.
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  17. If the fishing industry has to fall over to restore the fishery over all species, so be it. It has been greedily exploited right back to the whaling/sealing days. Just come back from 5 day barrier trip. The gulf was a desert. Always an awesome experience, except for the pervading gloom of missing sealife. Missed the swell by a day , but went anyway. Skirted all the breaks at 3m contour, at speed. Least that was fun! Only boat we saw out East was a genesis (?) with a lone fisher, fishing all day. Holed up in Haro at night. Just wtf was he up to? Definitely a pastime
    1 point
  18. Hello everyone, another newbie here hoping to get "cheap" 30-foot coastal cruiser topic firing up again. I know it's been done to death but who doesn't love pretending to boat shop. I'm personally probably 6-18 months away from being in a position to pull the trigger but would love to pick everyone's brains about boats. Looking for something 26-32ft following the above advice about something that has had some time and money already invested. Have reasonable experience sailing dingys but never sailed a keel boat, planning to get a bit of experience over the next year or so. Loving the loo
    1 point
  19. Auriga is on H Pier at Westhaven. Topsides have been painted back to original yellow. Some rot removed from the deck in the forepeak and over the main hatch. The cabin has been painted and we are waiting for a fine couple of days to get some deck paint on.Still very much a work in progress - we are not trying to make it pristine and pretend its new, but accept it is an old boat with a proud history and just give it a bit of a refresh. Drop by if you are in the neighbourhood - the fridge will be recommissioned soon-ish ...
    1 point
  20. Definitely fill with epoxy (with filler or without is fine). It'll be stronger, and more water proof than the original wood.
    1 point
  21. Oh contraire, Sunday -the day of rest, (after church of course) - someone has to pray for you heathens
    1 point
  22. Currently "comfortable" enough for the family, I have plans to rebuild the gallery and head/ bathroom at a later date. And will definitely be replacing the pink squabs shortly too
    1 point
  23. We have often had boats in this position and mostly they decide time on the water to be more beneficial than close racing, in RNI leg two you will only be in sight to North Cape and may not see another boat until you enter Cook Strait Enter longhaul, if no one else similar does and your going to be all alone we will swap you to SH. I did this in 2011 as was doing 2012 RNZ, in the 100 we were caught on the wrong side of a wind change, the finish boat said just send us your finish time That was the year the 40kts can in from the north and the yachts ahead wiped out and dropped rigs
    1 point
  24. I support a total ban on scallops until their numbers are back up. Something has to be done. I like the idea of research into why they have decreased so much. I would love it if this research investigated the efficacy of a total ban on dredging too. I've said for a long time that we need scallops to be freedive only, like paua. Then the deep scallops seed the shallower ones and the beds can't get decimated like they do now. I know this is unlikely to happen unfortunately. If anyone (commercial or customary) can take a particular seafood, then every nz resident had a right to ta
    1 point
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