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  1. ScottiE

    Foil Week

    loving the Bilgers showing off their plethora of yacht club memberships!
  2. AJ - the coverage on americascup.com and Youtube was identical and way better than the shite they served up on TVNZ. The direction of the live-to-air footage (same on both feeds) was generally appalling. Is that what you are referring to?
  3. I regularly swim/ wind/ surf/ paddle board/ kayak fish there - see them all the time - awesome to watch
  4. Would have thought standing on the bridge deck of the big Bad Kitty would have been and ideal spot!
  5. At Panmure we have cradles and can easily haul a GBE. I haul the T out there. Great club, great vibe - happy to help out when the time comes. The tricky bit is getting between the entry piles but if I can do it at 6.5m wide then you can do it at 5.5m wide! When I first bought and hauled her I was on my own and after two attempts, unlashed the bow tramp and gunned it onto the cradle then jumped through the tramp to centre her on - f**kin scary when I think about it! I've decided that it's a three person on-board job rather than two just to get safely through the piles without. Getting o
  6. ScottiE

    Maritime NZ

    "He was joined by a deckhand, Michael Kingi, who had never been to sea before," If this line is true, I think its much worse than "hard". I think its a terrible action by MNZ. Despite not following instructions, I think the deckhand had zero responsibility on that boat. If the skipper was concerned about getting up at middnight he whould have set himself an alarm regardless. A new bloke, never been to sea, on an 8-day working voyage, and you leave him on the helm approaching land? hmmmm I do wonder . . .
  7. Ha - I was going to ask the same thing before my wife sinbinned my phone for an hour! My pick is that VB is on main. Back in the day when we all had hair. My 10yo is rocking some serious growth - and pissing me off at the same time!
  8. I've had the same issue with Ultra 2 on the latest application - also not impressed. The typical off the shelf a/foul products are basically useless I think.
  9. no I thought maybe you'd turned over a new leaf and would start editing your posts incase you "thought it risked seeming rude". No matter. I try ensure that what I do read viz most things do have some semblence of referencing. If not then I don't read. Thanks for the link - was aware of that report but haven't a chance to read it thoroughly yet. These council reports are often problematic in their presentation - they're typically agenda driven rather than objective. I've have previously found a very significant error in a report regarding the Tamaki River. When I queried the r
  10. It really depends on what you mean by "good health". But in general terms there are parts of the gulf that are not particularly "healthy". Understanding how quickly ecosystems adjust is intriging - I've watched this part of the river change quite a bit over the last 15-20 years.
  11. Wayne-o - why did you edit your post after I responded to it?
  12. "look up the science" eh? I would if the author had referened any of "it". Instead he's just plagerised "the science" with not even an acknowledgement of source. Forgive me for being sceptical of such a lack of professionalism. Being a magazine does not excuse this behaviour. Instead this behaviour just reinforces a lack of credibility. But hey that's just my opinion - if you like this kind of reading good for you. As for voicing my scepticism of Mike Hosking on line - ya got me! However I don't listen or read him unless asked to by a friend, becasue, well I'm sceptical of him too.
  13. I'm always sceptical of any opinion piece when the author begins with the premise "while science is clear". The piece is full of emotive and anecdotal comment and not a single independent reference, scientific or otherwise. but ya know - feeelzzzzz!
  14. My spies tell me that TNZ are about to got sailing in the paddock
  15. my finest boat trailer backing moment(s) - backing each 9.5m hull down this driveway.
  16. lots of pics there of one bloke "supervising"! The fork hoist looks fine to me - hanging your precious off some dodgy old hemp rope from some dodgy old roof on the other hand . . .
  17. Adrian - is just the camera angles - looks like the stern has been extended in that last photo
  18. I believe the current vernacular is "sarcastic"!
  19. You beat me to it. As usual devil is always in what these socialist say. Was thinking about this overnight and actually S****NZ probably don't have any jurisdiction over what happens on the water. In Auckland its the Harbourmaster. No notice to mariners on their website as far as I can see. Fill ya boots!
  20. are these the same "no ones" who coned off the sea side of Tamaki Drive today, you know 'cause it was just too nice a day to let anybody linger to enjoy it?
  21. Missed this sorry Clipper - yes you are correct - back yourself mate. As well as lowering mast compression, it also halves the load needed for the halyad size - weight aloft. Not so critical for halyard itself but good for those guuchi masthead halyard locks - ie. the load to release it is half!
  22. Looks like Coastguard didn't get the memo today - oh wait there was no memo. The slimeballs at SNZ updated their rules today - no press release or memo by the looks. Orwell would laugh! Anyway the "information" used to be Play-Recreation-and-Sport-Detailed-Level-1-4-Table.pdf but today, as anticipated, it has been "updated" to Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-at-Alert-Levels-4-4.pdf So Wheels, you are not correct in saying "However, you cannot row out to the Boat. Reason is, rowing out puts you at risk of something going wrong" because it is possible under the "cur
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