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    Tamure got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in NZ Coastal Shipping   
    not to mention scooters or cyclist with no safety gear on
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    Tamure reacted to Veladare in NZ Coastal Shipping   
    I have put out cameras in 20 trucks as a trial for rolling out the whole fleet... Im appalled at how often the drivers are pushing the button, and even more appalled at the footage.
    One driver few weeks back pushed it 3 times in under 5 or so minutes. I called him in the next day and asked if he wanted some time off
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    Tamure reacted to aardvarkash10 in NZ Coastal Shipping   
    So, once the 4 lanes are completed and open, what will happen at these two points:
    Puhoi Tunnel Warkworth, or, if you prefer, Wellsford. Internationally, what has been identified is that increasing road size (either more lanes or road straightening and improvement) leads to more cars using the road.  This is basic economic theory.  At any point in time someone has decided not to drive a particular route because they view it as being too hard.  When it is viewed as easier, they then decide to take that route or to make the trip at all.
    In an urban context like Auckland, the roading network "improvements" tend to lead to more people travelling from further away to get to work.  Better roads lead to urban spread and then to calls for better roads etc ad-infinitum.  Again, this is internationally consistent. 
    The improvements on the Southern Motorway (and on the Western and Northern) bear this out.  Suburbia has spread in response ot the motorway, but faster than the motorway network can keep up, and commuter journeys of 20 or more kilometres are now often done at an average speed less than 30kph.  Our car trip commputer shows an average speed in the early 40kphs.  It does a lot of open road mileage each year (around 50:50 open road vs Auckland travel) and still thats all we can acheive.
    The best and most logical approach is to incentivise people to NOT drive especially at peak times.
    Public transport provides transport choice and when the bus or train is seen as being easier overall, people will use it rather than drive.  This reduces loads on the road and so makes life better for those who have no choice but to drive.
    Congestion charging and tolls address this from a demand point of view, in effect pricing the trip out of your option list so that rather than taking an alternative transport mode, you just don't travel.
    As with most things, the solution is a mix of these options (including roading improvements).  Which is where our transport funding is now headed.
    Coastal shipping might help this too (to struggle back toward the subject).
     
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    Tamure reacted to aardvarkash10 in NZ Coastal Shipping   
    Not true.  Other way around actually.  Roading has been subsidised since as long as I can remember (and I'm old enough to remember a long way back).
    All Govt income including fuel excise and RUCs goes to the consolidated fund and is then distributed to the various costs.  This is the source of this misconception.
    There is no straight line between the costs we all pay and the money spent on roads, but the accounting for it is all there if you feel like you want to dive into the government's books.
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    Tamure got a reaction from Dtwo in NZ Coastal Shipping   
    I think the point is that truck companies get a private gain from operating on public roads. Ultimately every taxpayer contributes to the roads but not all benefit equally. If a logging operation uses a route that subsequently  requires millions of dollar to repair- that company has privatised profit. It obviously not that simple, we need  a public reading network otherwise the whole drama comes to a halt, its about how to fairly distribute costs.
     
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    Tamure got a reaction from harrytom in NZ Coastal Shipping   
    Always wondered about why no concrete, lately they have been doing this really crappy seal on low use roads around Auckland that consists of pea gravel  sitting on some kind of bitumen. Very dangerous for motorcycles, like riding on marbles.
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    Tamure reacted to aardvarkash10 in Team NZ Banned from Tinder   
    https://www.ponggame.org/
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    Tamure reacted to weap10 in YouTube Sailing Vlogs....or whatever you call them   
    We've done a couple of vids of our recent trip from Picton up the west coast.  
     
     
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    Tamure reacted to BMW56 in Exhaust manifold & mixer   
    I promised I would share some photos so here they are. New exhaust manifold fabricated from Schedule 40 pipe and the exhaust pipe and mixing elbow. Fitted it all up and tried it out on Saturday and it works perfectly.


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    Tamure got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    What? There are members of crew extolling the merits of whaleoil? I'm shocked shocked I tell you, next thing you know they will be blaming the greens, "cindy", and "the happy clappys" for _______________ (insert pet moan here) 
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    Tamure reacted to Dtwo in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    Is that why it is in the "Opinion" section?
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    Tamure reacted to KM... in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    Goggle 'How do I find the contact details of the Wall Street Journals editorial team as I want to cancel them for expressing an opinion I don't like'.
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    Tamure got a reaction from marinheiro in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    What? There are members of crew extolling the merits of whaleoil? I'm shocked shocked I tell you, next thing you know they will be blaming the greens, "cindy", and "the happy clappys" for _______________ (insert pet moan here) 
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    Tamure reacted to KM... in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    While millions of Texans remain without power for a third day, the wind industry and its advocates are spinning a fable that gas, coal and nuclear plants—not their frozen turbines—are to blame. PolitiFact proclaims “Natural gas, not wind turbines, main driver of Texas power shortage.” Climate-change conformity is hard for the media to resist, but we don’t mind. So here are the facts to cut through the spin. Texas energy regulators were already warning of rolling blackouts late last week as temperatures in western Texas plunged into the 20s, causing wind turbines to freeze. Natural gas and coal-fired plants ramped up to cover the wind power shortfall as demand for electricity increased with falling temperatures. Some readers have questioned our reporting Wednesday ("The Political Making of a Texas Power Outage") that wind’s share of electricity generation in Texas plunged to 8% from 42%. How can that be, they wonder, when the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (Ercot) has reported that it counts on wind to meet only 10% of its winter capacity. Ercot’s disclosure is slippery. Start with the term “capacity,” which means potential maximum output. This is different than actual power generation. Texas has a total winter capacity of about 83,000 megawatts (MW) including all power sources. Total power demand and generation, however, at their peak are usually only around 57,000 MW. Regulators build slack into the system. Texas has about 30,000 MW of wind capacity, but winds aren’t constant or predictable. Winds this past month have generated between about 600 and 22,500 MW. Regulators don’t count on wind to provide much more than 10% or so of the grid’s total capacity since they can’t command turbines to increase power like they can coal and gas plants. An example of what I was refering to earlier.
    There is more to it for those who care enough and aren't so arrogant they are able to at least consider every viewpoint, even if at the end they don't like and disagree with it.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-spins-into-the-wind-11613605698?mod=opinion_lead_pos1&mc_cid=b72ba9743d&mc_eid=0cd946a7e1
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    Tamure got a reaction from Fish in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    Texas runs on 80 plus % fossil fuels plus they have their own grid- its not renewables its crony capitalism in action
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    Tamure got a reaction from 2flit in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    Appreciate your in-depth analysis of govt policy and party mechanics and decision making process. Politics is a contact sport, and like this discussion over the phasing out of gas there are many points of view but ultimately a stake is put in the ground in the form of a proposal and through the parliamentary process for good or bad it gets refined into law if the support is there. 
    You have to be involved or someone else will do it for you or to you, voting is not about perfection but pragmatism- the lesser of two evils often times but not always. The current govt was given a mandate because they did an excellent job managing the pandemic and displayed the kind of leadership that we have not seen for a long time. 
    Does that mean they are perfect or represent in all respects my personal views for example? Come on, we are not 2 years old anymore.
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    Tamure got a reaction from Fish in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    Hey- you went there,  but yes l agree let's get back on topic
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    Tamure reacted to aardvarkash10 in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    Lets be honest here, even NZ Transport is a demonstrable misnomer.
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    Tamure got a reaction from harrytom in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    not following a link without a description, my point was that the RC process as unwieldy as it may be has a place. One mans great idea is another communities environmental disaster. Its better the train does not leave the station than to discover the brakes dont work down the line.
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    Tamure got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    Well of course some of us had it tough....
     
     
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    Tamure got a reaction from Black Panther in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    For the third time- what and who are you actually accusing people off
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    Tamure reacted to Fogg in primer before applying new antifoul?   
    I think that’s what was used in my case. And I wanted to chsnge from black antifoul to white - I think the tie coat / barrier was a silvery grey colour then the white AF went on. Early days but v happy so far!

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    Tamure got a reaction from DrWatson in LPG, Butane to be phased out?   
    Appreciate your in-depth analysis of govt policy and party mechanics and decision making process. Politics is a contact sport, and like this discussion over the phasing out of gas there are many points of view but ultimately a stake is put in the ground in the form of a proposal and through the parliamentary process for good or bad it gets refined into law if the support is there. 
    You have to be involved or someone else will do it for you or to you, voting is not about perfection but pragmatism- the lesser of two evils often times but not always. The current govt was given a mandate because they did an excellent job managing the pandemic and displayed the kind of leadership that we have not seen for a long time. 
    Does that mean they are perfect or represent in all respects my personal views for example? Come on, we are not 2 years old anymore.
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    Tamure got a reaction from splat in primer before applying new antifoul?   
    if you are down to primer/gelcoat then prime with interprotect and hotcoat the af. if you still have af on and its a bit of a picasso then use a tie coat. Check with the manufacturers  tech support 
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    Tamure got a reaction from splat in primer before applying new antifoul?   
    a tie coat primer is a vinyl paint that seals the old af, sometimes different af’s  just don’t mix
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