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  1. Yes the HE ... thanks for that will look into it
  2. Usually its any provisions are confiscated and disposed of on entry so assume they are changing the rules in that department.
  3. That was the place I dealt with - great service and was pleasantly surprised at the range of parts they had.
  4. There is a company in Sydney that stocks second hand parts - the name escapes me but will do some digging tomorrow and see if I can find it. When I needed something they had a few options
  5. The chances of getting one in Matiatia are pretty slim
  6. Assume they were towing to mainland in which case a long tow in those conditions. Don’t think there are any sheltered ports in Isles of Scilly - quite exposed there .
  7. Its looking as though the only possibility there is some Aussies but everyone else is most likely to be watching on international media. Probably the best outcome is that Team NZ retain the cup and rehost again in a relatively short period ie 2 years -hopefully by then the shambolic state of affairs that is currently downtown Auckland may not be so embarrassing!
  8. I love his writing style and the way he deals with everything thrown at him...a great read
  9. to replace like with like but am open for options
  10. Advertised once before with no luck but hopefully something may come up - looking for ideally 2 units but happy to take 1 if available
  11. Just as well I am going to Whangarei for my next haul out which is shortly by the sounds of it !
  12. Would be making life a bit difficult on some of the town hardstands at the moment - assume they are still waterblasting ?
  13. Once we have a programme will let you know (bugger this covid !)..... happy to try and cordinate transport at this end etc....
  14. Looking as though we may have a fleet of up to 20 boats on Waiheke shortly with regular racing planned
  15. It must vary between Insurance companies - I have my boat on a mooring now and it was no different in premium or policy over being in the Marina which I verified before putting it on one
  16. I have an Aprilla 125 cc 4 stroke scooter (retro style) I bought when I moved to Waiheke - must say it is brilliant at getting around - bring it over to Auck and is so nifty through traffic and will sit on 100 km/hr on the motorway plus being 4 stroke v economical. Been many a time when if I had been in a car or even a big bike I probably wouldnt have made it out to HMB Sealink in peak hour traffic in time. Plus with the case at the back plus being able to put a bag between your feet it is surprising what you can carry!
  17. Thats very sad - Norsand are very thorough on safety and am sure would have been devastated at this event
  18. I did a dive trip up there quite a few years ago which included diving for coins from the Elingamite in 40M which we did recover some (plus a couple of minor souvenirs -virtually nothing left of the wreck now)-generally the diving is challenging with some big rips -one needs to have a good boatman and safety gear and plan carefully but some good diving. Only place I have seen hapuka in 15m !
  19. The screws besides being a source of leaks also are stress points when the hull flexes and will often end up starting cracks in the acrylic -if you have a good bed of sealant there is no need for the screws although a couple to keep the window in place and lined up while the sealant cures can be a good idea - screws to be removed in and filled in after .
  20. definitely a bit of ambiguity in those CG statements - as to their roles in transporting medical emergencies from the Island - as the Island have their own Coastguard volunteer set up and failing Westpac not being available it makes sense to utilise the local CG setup in Matiatia to get any urgent cases to Auck .
  21. Doesn’t specifically mention the nature of the evacuations - just medical which may not be covid related whereas MH ‘s source did mention they were covid related
  22. appreciate that - would be good to know
  23. I still doubt that up to six cases of Covid were taken from Waiheke unless they were all suspected and consequently negative (there is a local testing station set up )- David Bloomfield would have highlighted it and it would be in the Public's best interest to know -particularly the locals . With most positive cases they are quite specific on giving details where they originate - even though the Island is part of ADHB . In an enclosed environment like a small island it would be essential to inform others so extra precautions could be taken. The Island is quite proud it has maintained a
  24. Just as a side note - Waiheke has its own Coast Guard so if any transfers were done of any nature it would normally be by volunteers on the Island manning that service
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