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  1. OLBConsultationResults.pdf Clear public support for a hardstand at The Landing Ōrākei Local Board asked for feedback on their decision to close the hardstand at The Landing and the response from ratepayers is NO. Results of the Ōrākei Local Board public consultaton on retenton of the hardstand at Okahu Bay shows a clear majority (64%) support retenton of a short stay haul out and hardstand facility for boat cleaning and/or ant-foul applicaton. There were 1,558 respondents of which 617 were Ōrākei residents. The response shows the hardstand is a regional issue and the
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  2. Ok, further to that. Today I have made a complaint to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board as follows. "I would like to complain about the current situation regarding LPG on Boats. To get a gas cert for the vessel is currently impossible without a complete reinstall. The issue is that despite current standard, page iii "This Standard includes a statement that its requirements do not apply retrospectively" the gas fitters are insisting on compliance with the CURRENT standards, even for an EXISTING installation. This is in direct contradiction to the current standard,
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  3. Had pretty special encounter with an Orca while anchored in Calypso yesterday. orca-compressed-720p.mp4
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  4. I was merely riffing off your comment that, "If a golf course, rugby field, cricket pitch, skate park, basketball court was under utilised and better served the community as something else then yes that should at the very least be explored." You are either moving the goalposts or creating a strawman argument by saying now, no, you mean a skate shop. But hey, I'm impressed you've stuck around so long after announcing you won't be back, so I will amend my metaphor to work within your changed parameters: If a skate school pushed for the closure of the skate shop next door so they had more sp
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  5. Be careful out there. I ordered some nice jewellery for my wife and a new code 0 turned up.
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  6. There is no need for yacht clubs if there are no yachts left. if you cant haul yachts, there will be none. Okahu sailor, to me your plan seems aimed at killing boating in auckland. I hope RAYC is the first club to die.
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  7. Can we please book in 20kts Southwester for Friday 20th October?
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  8. Well, wasn't just this weekend, but the last couple. Took IT out of the water, and scraped and sanded 23 yrs of antifouling off, right to the glass. The glassed over the lead on the keel (The exposed lead always had issues with paint adhesion) as far down as I could, then 2 epoxy barrier coats, and antifouling. The scaping and sanding is getting harder! 13 days out to in.
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  9. Heading out from Havelock the other morning... turned out to be one of those crystal clear days... no wind that day but some nice but fickle drafts on other days. First time into Tennyson and Elaine... lovely areas. Tucked up into a small cove... a sunset rum then a feed and nestled up by the diesel heater all toasted... Rinse and repeat for 8 days... just the tonic. Every anchorage to ourselves with only a hand full of pleasure boats to be seen.
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  10. https://www.yachtingnz.org.nz/news/anchor-watch-rule-ynz-welcomes-sensible-new-interpretation
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  11. It took a Lil more then a week end but.... New colors and name change... We did the bilge pee ceremony, that should keep us safe. More to do...
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  12. Orakei Local Board Public meeting this Thursday on future of The Landing hardstand Ōrākei Local Board hold their next meeting this Thursday and the future of the hardstand is top of the agenda. It’s a public meeting open to all. Details: Thursday 16th November, 3pm St Chads Church & Community Centre 40 St. Johns Road Meadowbank The Ōrākei Local Board will receive feedback on their recent public consultation on The Landing. The majority of respondents submitted against the plan and there is a high level of negative public response to the Ōrākei Local Board’s actions
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  13. So i rode through the landing in the weekend. quite interesting as there were quite a lot of dinghies etc. All lined up along the ramp, rigging, getting ready, some foil sailors rigging up, a couple of out rigger guys. Guess what? None of them were using the hard stand area, not one. It is interesting that the park proponent holds out a range of potential and occasional events, that may or may not ever be held there, versus the "mere 300" boats" a year that used the area continuously. There is already a massive park nearby if it recall........ So the hard stand needs to shut just in
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  14. Well, I've been asked to comment and if you know me, you know I love to comment... Yes, please fill the survey out, folks! select that "strongly support" option when it asks about the hardstand, tell them it's insane to propose a $10mil park when they have no money to do so! The boatyard is so, so critical to local boats, particularly (and, I admit, very selfishly) multihulls. It's an absolute farce that a certain chair of a certain Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust seems to have the Orakei Local Board wrapped around their finger, and it's utterly tragic but most RAYC members an
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  15. Yes, forming a defensible legal opinion to support the conviction (or not) of a person involved (or not) in the wrongful (or not) death of 5 individuals should be a rushed thing. Speed is of the essence. There shouldn't be any need to refer to precedence or consider the wider circumstances as set out in the Sentencing Act. No need to wade back through the volumes of evidence, cross referencing and untangling the various lines of the submissions from prosecution and defence. Really that stuff is just so much toilet paper. As for the endless writing and rewriting of the findings - th
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  16. Amazing the comments from people who have no idea... The cabin top has deliberately not been installed as the boat is currently undergoing testing and sea trials and not having the cabin top makes it far easier to access parts for adjustment.
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  17. I think there is a bit of fact missing going on and a few assumptions being made, particularly that there was only one helicopter. Helicopter A was tasked at 2035, they were the most operationally ready helicopter in the area, they advised RCC they would be airborne in 30 minutes, but they took 2 hours to convert the aircraft into SAR mode and source qualified crew. Helicopter B was tasked at 2200 out of Auckland at the request of Helicopter A because they were taking longer than predicted to get ready. It's important to remember that at this point in the operation, this was a r
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  18. Another one is the Cavalier 32, with pinched stern lines, but a fin keel this time. They become completely unsteerable in following seas and broach I disagree with this. Back in 1977 I spent quite a few hours steering a Cav 32 in a southerly storm off the Wairarapa Coast, running with just a storm jib on (We were heading up from Wellington for the Auckland-Suva race). There was a lot of white water coming over the back of the boat and filling the cockpit quite regularly. The waves were often very steep and quite large. The worst of it came through during the night, so not much
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  19. About bloody time !
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  20. I think comparing non endangered Dolphins riding on the bow wave on a 6 knot S#$%box to Endangered Hectors dolphins swimming in a Protected Marine Reserve with boats with razor blades under them do 40 knots is pointless, and in Coutts' case somewhat disingenuous.
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  21. Dogs Tiny boats North side of Waiheke Turned out great for everyone!
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  22. I went to the event. I will echo what Bad KItty said. Its incredible. I thought I knew all about it all, and was on the water for all bar 3(?) days of the AC when it was here. The sailGP is another level of viewing. in person is soooo much better than on tv, I wasn't expecting that. I hope it is in Lyttleton again, or anywhere in NZ for that matter - I'll be going.
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  23. That's one of the things that blew me away last year, first time we saw it live. Close, action packed, 10 boats with a stack of the best sailors in the world all in a closer quarters knife fight. We were in San Fran for the LV, and while it was fun, it was like most yachting, be great to participate in, just ok to watch. Sail GP on the other hand, watching 10 boats all charging for the first mark, holey moley! And the detail you can't see live, just look at the big screen, with replays of all the close stuff & incidents. Well worth a weekend.
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  24. If you listen to the whole interview its not really about the dolphins. Sail GP is ok with protecting the wildlife. Its more about the Iwi. Nowhere else in the world do they need to pay upwards of 300k to appease the various authorities. The layers of bureaucracy all trying to tiptoe around the Iwi and the dolphin huggers go absolutely over the top. There were a dozen iwi appointed so called dolphin experts on $600 plus expenses per day from last Wednesday. Sir Russell called it right. The woke madness around stuff these days is just too hard. The rest of the world bends over backward
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  25. As someone told me once, there are only enough hours in the day for 2 5minute jobs
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  26. The day started with a plan to clean up some really minor corrosion on my heat exchanger, corrosion that wasn't causing any problems whatsoever and that my mechanic friend told me to "monitor" I found a suspect hx end cap - OK that's an easy fix... It has two o-rings in it. Might as well do both ends, 4 "gold-plated" o-rings from ovlov is all that's needed to fix that... Job will be over in a hour. Needed to drain the coolant, it's a year early but not a big deal might as well do it now. Performed some yoga moves getting to the petcocks. Trying to put tubes on them and twist th
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  27. They deserve a Cat3 lifeline exemption and free entry to next years CC for that effort
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  28. We at the NZ Multihull Yacht Club are monitoring the situation and are planning for an alternative start line near Narrow Neck if needed, but the PIC Coastal Classic will be going ahead on the 20th of October.
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  29. I'm pretty left leaning in general (sorry) but the idea that the tiny pin prick of emissions from heritage machinery should change their operation because of climate change considerations seems ridiculous to me. Although I've shovelled many tons of coal into 100+ year-old boilers over the years so I'm biased. Making any heritage steam operation work financially is very very difficult. Most volunteer rail operations are struggling to keep their steam locomotives running, except for a handful of very well run ones like Steam Incorporated out of Wellington. Add the complexity of hull mainten
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  30. Calling the content of this thread an "echo chamber" is a bit silly when every Auckland sailor I know (except those on the RAYC committee), every Auckland club (except, again, RAYC), and YNZ, are all saying this closure is a poor decision and they do not support it... Add in how you keep claiming the link between Howard Spencer's openly declared interests in the Trust and Tamaki Marine Park are a conspiracy theory, and aye yi yi, it makes me feel like I'm back in America with Trumpian politics: call those with the majority opinion conspiracy theorists in an echo chamber and use your money to t
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  31. Dying while awaiting rescue is very common, especially in remote locations. Reading the report the rescue services did an outstanding job in adverse circumstances at a remote location. It sounds like you are simply trying to blame the rescuers, defend the skipper and smear MNZ.
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  32. The inquiry happened it's findings are documented. NZ SAR doesn't have rescue helicopters ready to go with wet winching capabilities. RCC task domestic commercial helicopters and air ambulance helicopters (naso). NASO helicopters are only available if they aren't already involved in ambulance work. The aircraft has to be reconfigured on the ground and set up for SAR, this takes a couple of hours to complete. Defense helicopters do not have wet rated winches - they also have a policy in place that requires that RCC engage commercial and NASO assets before they engage Defense as
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  33. I was on Hotdogger 2-up and I can give you the scoop. We started late because we were debating going to the third reef. I think the time we spent stooging about didn't help the top batten cars in their efforts to live a long and prosperous life. We elected to start, and in the midst of sideways rain and a jib hank that had let go we didn't really look up and notice the issue. After tacking at North Head we slid under Start me up (which was fully crewed but still a fellow small boat) we set off into the washing machine. 2 reefs and a #3 were still a bit too much sail for the over
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  34. and he would have to include himself in his minority report as a promoter of a niche sport "I feel discriminated against by DOLPHINS!!" It's a losing battle in the PR space, he should have played his hand better. No one is going to win against flipper! He could have said we delayed racing to do our part in the global conservation movement and show our commitment to the environment blah blah blah and everyone would be on his side!
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  35. Been using my noodle...s.
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  36. Had a blast racing to the Barrier on Saturday despite being 45 mins late for the start and extremely hung over. Apologies for Co skippers language and inability to keep a camera in one plane.... VID-20240303-WA0005.mp4
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  37. a frigate is generally regarded as the smallest vessel all weather all ocean capable. The Navy, like all of our very limited Armed Forces, are there to play our part internationally, and provide resources for Natural disasters. The ChCH earthquake and Cyclone Gabriel are classic examples - you want to discuss this with the people of Napier and East cape about what the defense forces did for them ? The Government has virtually no other resources to use. Our Defense forces are bleeding experienced people as they are so under resourced. The resource we have is supposed to complement tho
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  38. A lot of people got a lot of work done on their boats there. Another example of pushing the budget boatie out. It’s been there along time.I bought my Trimaran from there early eighties and she had been there for years before that
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  39. It was still a hard stand, regardless if it was to your taste or not.
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  40. In the coastal this year I accidentally gybed the 930 after rounding the Brett. The wind was at 80 degrees apparent just forward of the port stays and we were on port. We were too close in to the cliffs because we had a mare of a gennaker drop before rounding and lost our way whilst grinding the sail in over the pushpit with a cabin top winch it took 10 or so minutes and my co-skipper (who is a Diabetic) then had to go and lie down in the cabin for 20-30mins while he recovered from the effort. So I'm tight reaching in about 15-18kts with a full main and #2 heavy up, jib is slatting
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  41. As a safety inspector I can check your prep and equipment easily however I can only take a guess at your leave of stupid, if you have none you wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning and if you have extreme you probably never went to bed. Everyone that goes offshore needs some stupid but it’s generally experience that determines the outcome, however we all need to use up some stupid to gain experience IMHO
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  42. I also think there is an over emphasis on equipment and not enough emphasis on skills and practice/experience. And attitude.
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  43. Eke Panuku and Tataki Auckland just sent out an email full of excuses, contaminated land etc etc. Absolute rubbish, this is another example of Panuku (who is that anyway -name names stop hiding) failing their owners you and I the ratepayer . We watched on Port owned land in Christchurch -yes it was dusty dirty and smelled a bit dieselly its a working wharf normally -nobody cared or noticed. They dont use a bunch of names nobody understands to hide behind down there...... Wayne you need to roast some behinds-the Auckland Moana festival just lost one of the drawcards -and certain
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  44. In the article they more or less acknowledge it was the big ships that caused the issue, yet they want to penalise boaties and yachites when the horse has clearly bolted. And you are right Harry, and in fact, they could close the Hauraki Gulf for a decade and the natural currents and wind changes would still embed the weed. It is a waste of time trying to fight it - I know what I am saying has been said before, but you just shake your head at some of the idiots out there that call for this banning thing.
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  45. And even more surprising they chose to support RAYC. I can only assume they want to move into the dinghy market? Or perhaps coffee and scone market? Doyles coffee with a side of carpark?
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  46. All this makes wonder why we bother with holding tanks
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  47. They can get a haul out at The Landing for a hose down... oh wait...
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  48. Okahu Bay Management Plan Hearing – 28 September, 2023 Janet Watkins attended the Okahu Bay Management Plan Hearing and this is her submission: The Landing at Okahu Bay is a Regional asset that provides Coastal access to the Marine Environment for all Aucklanders and visitors. https://www.ayba.org.nz/blog/post/111169/okahu-bay-management-plan-hearing--28-september-2023/?fbclid=IwAR3_S_gYTujLy2KwpMyqGtx-EejjsrWr8XZdq7wYOcj5n6VmrjK6NRLedKk
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  49. On both sides I observed attractive young women in three piece bathing suits. (Shoes, sunglasses, hat. Three pieces)
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  50. While that is correct, the order of priority is, Not under command, restricted in ability to maneuver, constrained by draft, fishing vessel, sailing vessel, power-driven vessel, seaplane. However it's disappointing to notice how many fishing vessels have their day shapes welded to their masts! When NOT fishing, they are just a power vessel.
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