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  1. Yes of course - it’s French - everything is done the opposite way around. When it rains it rinses the dust off the companionway steps.
    6 points
  2. I would agree, I may have a boat, but i dont have sky, or a big TV, plus although i own my own home i dont have a heat source and couldn't rent it out even if i want to as it doesn't meet the healthy homes standards, but I know how to open a window and am prepared to not watch TV and put on a jumper when it gets cold so i can own a boat. So i must be rich...
    5 points
  3. Every now and again a cow or horse goes through a car windscreen and kills an occupant of that vehicle . windscreens and farm fences haven’t been modified to prevent it this happening again . Deaths at sea are extremely dramatised in the same way as shark attacks are . Offshore Sailing is way less dangerous than hurtling through pine forests on motorcross bikes or walking up Mt taranaki in shorts and T shirt . Both those examples of dangerous recreational activities have zero rules or restrictions placed on them .
    5 points
  4. That's a pretty wide assumption to make...I sacrifice a LOT of things to afford owning a boat, as I'm sure plenty of us do. I'm sure that you don't feel the same about beneficiaries going out and buying $5k flatscreen TV's?
    3 points
  5. Careful, you’ll get cancelled under the new forum rules of no political posts (read no Left bashing).
    3 points
  6. Personally I think this is a racist policy overtly targeted at settlers and Ti Tiriti is completely to blame. Oh, and something about colonieism. And how I was disadvantaged as a child. The govt should pay us to clean out boats.
    3 points
  7. I like visiting friends ashore and on other boats and detest getting a wet derriere so its a ply dinghy for me with the benefit of being great for fishing and sailing and towing with minimal drag plus i can carry it a reasonable distance myself and transport the whole crew. But biggest of all I like rowing and no rubber duck will do it for me.
    2 points
  8. The great irony in your title - the Marina was built by Developers. If it weren't for Developers, you wouldn't have a marina. 99% of people that have a pathologically dislike of Developers live in a house. The inconvenient truth is that the Developers built the house, developed the section the house is on, built the roads, footpaths, power supply, water and wastewater to the section... By rights, if you want to bitch about Developers, you should not live in a house. Then you could take the moral high ground.
    2 points
  9. We got inspected at Oke Bay. Inspection boat rocked up, asked when we'd been cleaned/anti fouled last, diver went over the side, came up 60 seconds later, inspectors said thanks very much, then took some photos of our hull and boat name and moved on to the next boat.... Very painless and didn't have to show any paper evidence.
    2 points
  10. That's it .Play the man not the issue. No where was there a complaint or 'whining".Just a summary of factual issues .You really need to get off your soapbox .By your methodology driving a car is discretionary! Like others we make choices to have a boat in lieu of items A10 probably deems essentials
    2 points
  11. Yes what is the evidence for small pleasure boat being the culprits? Something doesn't add up here... Zoom out and look at a map of the world. What we are saying is that that tiny dot of a country down the bottom right doesn't like some of it's pleasure craft moving around its own coastline in case it might infect itself with some of it's own stuff??? If it is our own stuff, then what's the problem? It's dynamic environment and we can't expect to 'freeze time' and keep everything unchanged forever. But if it's not our own stuff but coming from bottoms of ships entering NZ f
    2 points
  12. I've actually yet to see any real evidence of this.
    2 points
  13. My forefathers fought and died in The War to earn us all the right to spread invasive species into any environment we damn well choose. Anything else is communism by stealth and a socialist agenda that will have us all limited to floating toy blocks in paddling pools you mark my words this chardonnay swilling group of horsefaced women (if you can call them that) and lycra wearing seckually ambivilent blokes who've never done an honest days work in their lives just want to make sure the penguins are safe and the toheroas haven't escaped. I'm exhausted mate. Got any spare diesel?
    2 points
  14. The fact that at least a dozen NZ boats, including at least 2 catamarans that I know of, cleared out of NZ for Fiji with Cat 1 certs this winter indicates that the system is working. Your statement is more along the lines that you and some others don't like it, which is rather different. Angus is the go to man at YNZ, mailto:angus@yachtingnz.org.nz by the way, ref your "Hell Stewart Is from here is many times more dangerous than Fiji", you do remember that Essence foundered 50M off the Northland coast and a few other previous events, one notable one being the '94 Queens Birthday st
    2 points
  15. Hell Stewart Is from here is many times more dangerous than Fiji. Time to face it, the imposition of Cat 1 on cruising boats was a knee-jerk political response to the loss of lionheart ( lost due to nav error anyway). And this latest amendment is more of the same.
    2 points
  16. There are other options. For starters an exclusion for skippers with over x no of offshore miles. Another option, drop the whole thing, we are the only country I know of that does this and there is a strong argument that it has the opposite effect to what is desired. Another option, let the skipper sign a declaration that he has the equipment on board. Another option make it optional.
    2 points
  17. I prefer the boat building/restorations over the pleasure seekers. Parlay’s been fun during the rebuild and bulkhead issue. Ross in Aus is a good watch.SV Seeker is interesting. Acorn to Arabella has been good but I think they are now slowing down to make the thrill last longer. Leo rebuilding the Tally Ho has been very informative. I’ve learned heaps that I didn’t know about how boats go together from watching these.
    2 points
  18. Have enjoyed watching Sailing Parlay Revival's channel while they've been dealing with a bulkhead issue in his cat. Thought he carried himself through a challenging situation from both technical & political perspectives rather well - and he's a Kiwi!
    2 points
  19. Likewise I gave up watching them years ago. The whole sailing vlog thing has become a saturated market with so many boringly average couples cruising the world in comfort all “oooohing” & “ahhhhing” at the same things (dolphins / snorkelling / sunsets / views from their latest bush walk / unexpected rough passage etc etc). I prefer to watch the oddballs and outliers who have a totally different perspective on things. If I ever went cruising I wouldn’t dream of trying to do a vlog myself - it would be far too boring and average and besides I’d prefer to enjoy the experience myself rath
    2 points
  20. There were two complete rigs, almost. Two masts, both fully rigged, two booms, that matched the masts. Two Mainsails, one of which is pretty tidy. Noticeably absent were any jibs, or any kites. The rudder was there, but the timber blade had rotted inside the 'glass, and it weighed a ton! The trailer looked ok, albeit a bit rusty, but nothing serious. More on that later. Once home, the first job was strip both masts and booms, and make one decent usable rig. job done. A little research found that she was built by John Ashton boatbuilders in Dunedin. At some point in t
    2 points
  21. Point it right across the start line and there will be no OCSs, not during the second race at least.
    2 points
  22. I like the "double glazed" idea, and agree with comments about the slope for keep the water out. That aside and going back to your original drawing, if the air inside is warmer than that outside how much airflow through the holes? It would go through if there is air coming forward to force it. What if the low holes were on the inside and high on the outside? as the warmer air goes in and rises it goes out the top, creating (a very small) thermal draft. Or I could be way over thinking it....
    1 point
  23. I bought a sheet of Evonik when I did my windows, but its 10mm. Tint. Offcuts: 1800x200mm 800x530mm Kept them, like everything else that could possibly have a use when I decommissioned boat shed.
    1 point
  24. Have you tried Sandbrooks in manukau,they do windscreen replacements etc,may have a off cuts lying around? https://sandbrooks.co.nz
    1 point
  25. How about this? https://www.smartmarine.co.nz/product/22001/white-nylon-louvre-vent-260x125mm/21842 Also comes in black. or https://www.burnsco.co.nz/ventilator-louvre-13571
    1 point
  26. I think that’s all true except the inverter bit. The minute you install anything that can create mains voltage it gets attention from the inspector. I think that’s the case even if you’re not connected to a marina. That was my experience recently.
    1 point
  27. Cool I had my Haulot receipt handy , but as I say, never got inspected.
    1 point
  28. In reality no one is going to have their boat inspected and no one is going to be fined. It's all a load of faff. I sailed up and around Bay of Islands for best part of a month and never got asked about, approached, or questioned, let alone inspected by any local "Boat Police" . Will be the same in Auckland. The logistics of trying to police these type of idiotic rules on any meaningful scale are fantasy land.
    1 point
  29. The question was in relation to Worksafe jurisdiction. Worksafe don't appear to have any jurisdiction over a private power generation scheme that is not provided to a 3rd party. The Electricity Safety Act which specifies what you can and cannot do as a DIYer does not appear apply to private generation schemes so long as that supply is not connected to or resold. This is very different to must follow a standard. I cannot see anything in the Act which stops me from working on my own personal generation system which never connects or supplies power to a third party. But I must f
    1 point
  30. 1 What % of boats in Auck look like that? Very few I’m guessing. Any stats anyone? Another blanket rule to cater for the exceptions at the expense of the mostly well behaved masses. Instead, tell the Auckland Harbour Master to stop eating donuts and go out and inspect the usual culprit areas and enforce existing rules. 2. Still not addressing the fact it’s invasive. Stop letting it in and stop persecuting innocent NZ boaties who didn’t bring it in and who get caught in the middle. At very least tackle the invasion-by-foreign-ship AS WELL rather than exempting them altogether. Which total
    1 point
  31. Shame the marinas can’t paint the piles & pontoons with same stuff the ships & subs use. Would save all the boats in the marinas needing it! Years ago before I knew better a mate and I did a non-cash trade with a guy working at Cardiff docks (some furniture for a drum of commercial “bottom paint”). We didn’t ask what was in it but painted it on our little 27 footer on an estuary in the West Country. Came back to the boat 2 weeks later and everything within visible radius was clean & shiny as new including our marina finger, piles, other boats etc. Those were the days…
    1 point
  32. Hi s this for when you’re on the boat, or away from it? Will the lower holes be at the very bottom edge to stop water accumulating between the sheets? Depending how much you want, not sure that setup will allow much airflow, especially if there is no other opening into the cabin.
    1 point
  33. Haha yeah was scratching my head when you said if I fell on it. Sorry I should have said shrouds. I think I'll get a rigger to check it out once I'm up there
    1 point
  34. As always with these kinds of questions it's about the quality and detail in the question, . Garbage In = Garbage Out. So I am going to assume that because you said 'I'm paying...' that you mean your natural self and not a company/club/trust/partnership. I will also assume you're not registered as an employer for the purposes of carrying out a business or an undertaking. Therefore no you are not required to keep them safe. However lets assume that your natural-self is a sole-trader is registered as an employer and has an employee. You decide to get your employee to work on your boa
    1 point
  35. Remembering how awesome the Noelex 22 class was a few years ago, (late '90s) when I was a part of it, once a mate bought one, I decided to take the plunge and buy one too. On june 29 2019 we bundled the family into the car and went for a little drive - this is us almost home. She was of unknown origin, but built solid and going cheap.
    1 point
  36. No, its all about cleaning boats in water. Wait till you start getting barnacle growth in Auckland like you get in the Bay, your whole hull can be covered every two weeks for about 6 - 8 weeks over summer. You think every boat in Auckland is going to get hauled every 2 weeks to stay compliant?
    1 point
  37. Maybe we should get a flotilla together and protest on the streets. We should tow them with utes. And have hand-painted signs making wild and probably offensive claims about unrelated issues.
    1 point
  38. Correct You can now head off and circumnavigate via the 5 great capes and arrive back in NZ having not cleared into any foreign territory in a Pied Piper But if you wish to sail your New Zealand owned European Category A sailing vessel and clear into the nearest foreign territory then you will need a Zarpe and to get one you will need a YNZ Cat 1 which is issued by them on behalf of Maritime NZ. Im not sure but believe we are the only nation that requires this of it citizens to get a Zarpe
    1 point
  39. I watched these guys go over the Greymouth bar this morning... hardy buggers those Westcoasters!
    1 point
  40. yes, and it is not a good one - as Angus commented to me recently it would be a guy from Worksafe wearing overalls, safety boots and a lifejacket carrying a clipboard. How much judgement/discretion do you think would be given in those circumstances?
    1 point
  41. The Yacht was on its way back to NZ, Cat 1 did not apply for that voyage. MNZ seem to be talking as if it did. As DF says, maybe that design is deficient and should be banned? Maybe everyone should have pre approved routing before being let go? Maybe some Navel architect, yacht designer, Boat owners, Clubs had some input into the new rules? Love to see the correspondence. many other unrealistic possibilities available, just like a few bits of screwed plywood would have saved this yacht.
    1 point
  42. Not that I know much about this, but if the objective is to make risk = zero then we should just ban offshore cruising. It seems like that in much of modern life, that the individual analysis ignores the probability of an event. What was the probability of being exactly where this yacht was and experiencing the actual combination of physical events that led to the deaths? I don't know. If it was fundamentally a design flaw or systemic failure then ban that type of yacht from offshore or have them fixed. If it was poor decision making then the probabilities won, you cant (generally) beat t
    1 point
  43. One year later, November 2020, and we're ahead of the game. Down to the lake early Friday, get the tent set up, airbeds in, all set for a fun weekend. Or so we thought. Just pick up the kids from school, and the boat, and we're good to go. By this time we've towed the boat to manukau a few times, and she tows beautifully. Rock solid, not the slightest hint of drama. We leave home, and get to Taupiri before having a discussion about leaving the front door open. Turn around, go back, and find we had in fact locked the door. Take 2. Leave home, get to Taupiri, go over the railway b
    1 point
  44. I made mention of the first sail earlier... Late November 2019, there was the inaugral Trailer Yacht Sprint Regatta, being held on the awesome pond that is Lake Ngaroto in Te Awamutu. On the way there the gps sent me through some back country roads, and as we bounced along just after a one lane bridge there was a strange noise came from the trailer, which was immediately followed by a small round object passing the drivers door. Apparently the studs had cracked over time, and chose this moment to finally wave goodbye. Fortunately there was a farmer working right by said bridge,
    1 point
  45. To the best of my knowledge CD is correct. But using another entity is commonplace and the people at the other end do all the hard work. Personally I'd rather be registered here. But when the hassle and cost get to a certain point you have to look at the other options. Seriously how many of today's catamarans could meet this one? Ive already saved thousands because I haven't left the last 2 years.
    1 point
  46. Will check out Sailing Parlays Revival. Thanks havent seen that. With La Vagabonde you can easily go a year or 2 without missing a lot.
    1 point
  47. Good on them but I dont watch it.
    1 point
  48. ^its actually a huge skillset and quite a commitment - like most reality tv, its a business not a lifestyle. For every La Vagabonde there is a trail of wannabe's who don't have what it takes and disappear after 5 episodes. I'm like you, I totally admire those who pull it off.
    1 point
  49. Today I learned a new rule that only becomes important when single handed. Always store the spare toilet paper in the bathroom, not under a bunk 40 feet away.
    1 point
  50. So the significant change is the covers,are now fitted rather than carried? Then in the report a photo of how it should be done that looks to me to be utterly useless. Essense lost her windows from the inside out the covers shown are ply over the windows , the ply against the coamings would stop them being stovevin, but a few little screws wouldn't stop them popping out.
    1 point
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