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  1. 1paulg

    Pier 21

    The Landing at Okahu Bay has a doubtful future depending the outcome of a recent survey and Council decision making
  2. Yep - thats the one - he touched a few people's hearts -v sad that he passed away. I havent finished the full doco -intend to do that tonight
  3. This may be old news as it is old and I believe the guy (Alex) has since sadly passed away but just came across on you tube ' Chasing Bubbles - Documentary" sorry havent put the link but easy to search - the guy was so raw but totally infectious in his enthusiasm -I found it quite captivating - quite a long Doco....
  4. Yep = this is a development that is long overdue.... as for Fullers preferred model - Ha ! Who wouldnt want to operate the most profitable route in Auckland and not have to own or maintain the ferries
  5. Fullers would be better off investing in a ferry(ies) that had extra capacity rather than having to leave frustrated passengers still waiting while the scheduled ferry fully loaded pulls out meaning an hour wait to the next one during peak times. Let alone operating a service that recognises the need for extra sailings in peak times and not going to a winter timetable before peak weekends like Easter and school holidays
  6. Thats interesting because up to this point Toyota have had their head in the sand when it comes to EV's - they have gone the hybrid route saying they didnt believe in 100% electric - I hope yopu are right because if they dont get on the band wagon before long they will end up like Kodak
  7. could see the smoke from Waiheke..
  8. I am looking for a couple of ST 290s which are scarce as Hens teeth - if anyone has upgraded and got any to offload .....:)
  9. Just talked to someone who came in from the Barrier and they came across a 4x3 m section of the wreck out in the Gulf so be aware -there is debris floating around - keep an eye out -particularly launches travelling at speed. They notified Coastguard and the Harbourmaster
  10. Mizzen mast went - I believe to be someone's flagpole -main mast was still in place up until the blow
  11. The cost is in the clean up -debris scattered let alone a rig , keel and motor still to be recovered
  12. Unfortunately a sad end to this story - the boat broke up today and the debris is either on the bottom or in Matiatia Bay beach
  13. 1paulg

    Weather apps

    Talking about weather Apps - predictwind for tomorrow is showing mid 30's gusts into potentially 50's - pretty intensive front as it goes through -not much rain by the looks of it for Auck
  14. He doesnt want to spend taxpayers money on something that he will never recover from the owners when they are telling him they have a plan!
  15. "Our ship may look abandoned on the rocks of Matiatia but it's not. We are forging a plan with the authorities to salvage it in pieces to repurpose into a playground. It is quite a process and these things take time. We go out there regularly to check on it and make sure it's all stable and wreckage is contained. Last time we went out there we noticed someone had cut out 4 more bronze portholes which were supposed to be a part of the ship themed playground. Please don't assume its an abandoned wreck and if you took or know who took the portholes thinking that it was, could you please let u
  16. The Landing at Okahu Bay is up for review- it could be that Auckland ends up with 2 less haul out areas depending on how things turn out...
  17. yesterday - in 7 days time wont be much left of the hull I am guessing with current forecast
  18. It worries me that an Eco style school can get involved in a project with a couple that are clearly out of their depth with handling something like this - the logistics of moving that boat are significant - will do some local research and try to get some more detail
  19. My understanding is that they werent insured in the first place.. That Stuff article presents the case in a rather favourable light - the facts are they could have picked a better place to anchor a 70 ' boat- not a lot of room for a boat of that size amongst the moorings (someone else anchored it) , went ashore when they knew a front was coming through , and seem to have a vague plan to leave it there as a monument turning down help to try and remove it
  20. Wonder how Archangel gets away with it at St Heliers ?
  21. There is a bit more to the story .... that article skims over the details. They knew a front was coming and bought it into Matiatia to anchor - a 70 " ketch amongst the moorings - anchored it (or had it anchored by someone according to the article) then went ashore and slept with friends that night leaving the boat unattended. First they knew it had dragged was the next morning when someone posted a picture on the Community FB page and they saw it. To my way of thinking not a great place to anchor a boat that size when there is limited space plus leave it unattended knowing there was a front
  22. Think when you go to 120 A it will need to be double pulley so need to check if you are set up for that
  23. If Bad Kitty sells all his - I also have the same model (1) available in good condition with aerial and extension lead
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