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    raz88 reacted to KM... in Looking for Cherubs   
    The top shot is one of those TM ones. The bottom shot is the one shown being built in this thread.
    One does wonder how heavy the top one will be when you consider the one in the bottom photo is above minimum weight and doesn't have all the extra lumber the top one has. Very differing bows and rockers as well.
    Should be interesting to see the 2 theories line up against each other.


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    raz88 reacted to DrWatson in Judith Collins: "Obesity is a personal choice"   
    Personal choice.  This is about more than just obesity. This hits at health measures to curb obesity, it means they consider drug addiction also a personal choice, it puts the blame for poverty firmly on those in poverty. It appeals to National's core voters who are, to be honest, often out of touch with reality. The first cry i hear from the right is that "they should have thought a bit more before having kids" which is not only post fact, but verging on invasion of privacy at the least, and at the worst on a level of authoritarian interference in private lives that we as a society should roundly shun. People in poverty have poorer access to reproductive health - so you gonna tell them not to have sex? Often, religious groups (including those on the far right) champion the policy of having more kids, and catholics are not supposed to use birth control. 
    Like poverty is a personal choice also?
    I propose an exercise. Draw up a realistic budget for a family of six, including two teenagers. Mum n Dad working minimum wage. Living and working in Auckland, Include rent, transport, clothing, food, electricity and all the other things. Make some assumptions about where the family lives, and where the parents work. Also consider things like no freezer, because there's nowhere to put one / no money to buy one. etc.
    Now show me how they can get enough calories without buying low quality processed food. Remember, fruit and veggies are low on calories compared to potato chips. 
    And show me how they can spend enough quality time with their kids. 
    I'm serious.
    I challenged someone to this about a year ago, and their answer was that mum should be working 60h a week and Dad 80h... They were serious, they thought that that was a legitimate answer - not sure who was supposed to look after the kids... or when the parents were supposed to sleep. 
     
    Here are some numbers to get you started. You guys can fill in the rest.
    He's a construction labourer getting $25/h, 40h a week. 790.33 a week after PAYE and kiwisaver.
    She's an office cleaner working 30h a week on minimum, 18.90 an hour. 471.73 a week as above. 
           So he's driving to Long Bay everyday to work on houses being built there: 80km a day, 400km week
           She's driving to the city 40km a day, 200km a week. Their schedules don't allow them to share a vehicle - or evenings.
     
    Rent: 580 a week in Manurewa
    640 left ---
    Cars and petrol ?? let's say an old corolla ('95, 6.5L per 100km - 30 bucks a week) and a hiace van (mid 90s diesel, 8.6l/100km, $42+$30.4RUC). 540 left. Maintenance? Depreciation?
    Electricity ?? 23kWh per day at 28c per unit + daily connection (30c) = 47 per week. 493 left... 
    Phone/s?
    Insurance?
    Clothes ?
    School stuff?
    Shoes?
    Dental?
    Food and toiletries and cleaning stuff...
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    raz88 reacted to 2flit in Seafaring nation?   
    I don't see how they would be 'stuck' in Tahiti? With a Carte de Seyjour, they could easily sail to Nuka Hiva or sail to the eastern Tuamotu for hurricane season, or even Hawaii to the north.
    The issue (in the case of New Zealand) is not about safety and quarantine. It is about fairness to everyone. There are thousands of people who want to enter New Zealand. Some of them held valid entry visas, some are actually family (foreign wives and husbands) of kiwi citizens who are refused entry. It would seem unjust to allow a foreigner in only because they arrived by boat. As my shipmate has said....Allot of the complaints seem like calling Waaa! All these boats have the opportunity to Sail north or East out of the cyclone zone. In this case the Germans had been in Taiohae Bay. This is an excellent place to live out the cyclone season. I lived there aboard my sailboat for 10 months. The whiners are the people who are self centered and don’t want to be flexible. I’m not where I want to be right now and I sure as hell am not going to sail forth and push myself through borders. There seems to be two camps emerging. 1. Those who respect other countries’ laws and cultures and 2. Those who want to do whatever serves them.
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    raz88 got a reaction from grant in Mediterranean/Greek style cruising. Are we in NZ missing out?   
    Marlborough sounds. Lochmara, furneax, punga Lodges all do this. 
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    raz88 got a reaction from w44vi in Mediterranean/Greek style cruising. Are we in NZ missing out?   
    Marlborough sounds. Lochmara, furneax, punga Lodges all do this. 
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    raz88 reacted to mattm in Level 3 in Auckland   
    I’d have agreed if you’d of said ‘inconceivably stupid’. 
     
    Im in disbelief anyway. 
     
    After all that ‘don’t get complacent NZ....’ 
    🙄🙄🙄🙄🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
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    raz88 reacted to KM... in Wanted 1 x Y11   
    Damn nice people those 930 folk
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    raz88 reacted to KM... in Wanted 1 x Y11   
    Only 25K????? That's a give away price I would have thought.  I shall send him the link, cheers.
    Don't rush me, I haven't found the first one yet 😄
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    raz88 got a reaction from SeaEagleii in Alan Write variant sails and design.   
    Allan Wright is still around I think. Someone here may be able to put you in touch with him. 
    Google may have more if you search for Allan Wright Variant not write. 
    There was a book as well which you might be able to find somewhere. More about the designer than the individual designs though. https://www.wheelers.co.nz/books/9780473246198-wrighty-my-world-my-boats-and-eighty-years/
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    raz88 got a reaction from Clipper in SSANZ 2020 Lewmar Triple Series   
    That's kind of what it's all about. And the smaller/less capable boats do shorter courses. 
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    raz88 got a reaction from splat in Boat Dilemma   
    One other point going back to the original post - the whiting 29 that's come up in your racetrack search is a slow one. If you change your search to full history you'll see them all and that loads rate more like 0.67. Still not 88 or 930 territory, but a decent margin faster than your d28. 
    If I were in your situation I'd say that the answer to your fundamental question is that yes you're better to upgrade to a different boat than throw heaps of money at the d28. Contrary to what's been said above a y88 shouldn't cost double what scarlet does, and fleet street sold recently after being advertised in the high 20s. Also worth looking at farr 9.2s, lidguard 29s as well. 
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    raz88 got a reaction from Rehabilitated in Anyone know this fish stealing tosser?   
    0800 4 poacher
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    raz88 got a reaction from w44vi in Anyone know this fish stealing tosser?   
    0800 4 poacher
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    raz88 got a reaction from harrytom in Anyone know this fish stealing tosser?   
    0800 4 poacher
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    raz88 got a reaction from lateral in Anyone know this fish stealing tosser?   
    0800 4 poacher
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    raz88 got a reaction from mcp in Anyone know this fish stealing tosser?   
    0800 4 poacher
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    raz88 got a reaction from Bad Kitty in Happy Teeth the Leopard Seal   
    My experience in the "real world" around the yacht clubs and amongst the boating community in the area it inhabits is that most people I talk to hate the thing and wish it would piss off.
    Outside of the community that has to deal with the damage it's doing it's different. People have seen the warm fuzzy media coverage and have no idea of the damage it's doing/don't have to worry about a 400kg Apex predator eating their children as they walk around the marina seem to have a different perspective.
    Crew being a boaties forum is of course more likely to align with the former, but the sentiments here are not limited to crew.
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    raz88 got a reaction from ex Elly in Happy Teeth the Leopard Seal   
    My experience in the "real world" around the yacht clubs and amongst the boating community in the area it inhabits is that most people I talk to hate the thing and wish it would piss off.
    Outside of the community that has to deal with the damage it's doing it's different. People have seen the warm fuzzy media coverage and have no idea of the damage it's doing/don't have to worry about a 400kg Apex predator eating their children as they walk around the marina seem to have a different perspective.
    Crew being a boaties forum is of course more likely to align with the former, but the sentiments here are not limited to crew.
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    raz88 got a reaction from smithy09 in Happy Teeth the Leopard Seal   
    My experience in the "real world" around the yacht clubs and amongst the boating community in the area it inhabits is that most people I talk to hate the thing and wish it would piss off.
    Outside of the community that has to deal with the damage it's doing it's different. People have seen the warm fuzzy media coverage and have no idea of the damage it's doing/don't have to worry about a 400kg Apex predator eating their children as they walk around the marina seem to have a different perspective.
    Crew being a boaties forum is of course more likely to align with the former, but the sentiments here are not limited to crew.
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    raz88 got a reaction from Fish in Happy Teeth the Leopard Seal   
    My experience in the "real world" around the yacht clubs and amongst the boating community in the area it inhabits is that most people I talk to hate the thing and wish it would piss off.
    Outside of the community that has to deal with the damage it's doing it's different. People have seen the warm fuzzy media coverage and have no idea of the damage it's doing/don't have to worry about a 400kg Apex predator eating their children as they walk around the marina seem to have a different perspective.
    Crew being a boaties forum is of course more likely to align with the former, but the sentiments here are not limited to crew.
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    raz88 got a reaction from jim s in outboard choices   
    Would seem more meaningful if it were the lightest 4 stroke on the market. Be surprising if it weren't lighter than other Suzuki 4 strokes given it's the smallest they sell...
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    raz88 got a reaction from Bradz in outboard choices   
    Would seem more meaningful if it were the lightest 4 stroke on the market. Be surprising if it weren't lighter than other Suzuki 4 strokes given it's the smallest they sell...
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    raz88 got a reaction from armchairadmiral in Happy Teeth the Leopard Seal   
    Stingray barb?
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    raz88 got a reaction from mattm in Tornado ripped through downtown Auckland last night including Westhaven....how's your boat?   
    If there was a forecast of well over 100 knots for Monday night I certainly missed it.
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    raz88 got a reaction from Clipper in Tornado ripped through downtown Auckland last night including Westhaven....how's your boat?   
    If there was a forecast of well over 100 knots for Monday night I certainly missed it.
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