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banaari last won the day on April 25 2015

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  1. A coping strategy... Am What shall we do with a locked-down sailor? G What shall we do with a locked-down sailor? Am What shall we do with a locked-down sailor? C G Am Early in the morning [Ch] Way-hey and up she rises… Bleat about the lockdown till it’s over… Stare at the water and curse Jacinda… Sneak down the inlet before it’s daylight.. Drink all the rum (there’ll be none for sailing)…
  2. Damn. It's explicit: "Hunting, boating, yachting and any team sports or training are not allowed." https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-3/#workers-and-businesses
  3. Oh joy... break out the popcorn as I tow the love object to a place where I can raise sail, with the dinghy...
  4. Oh sh*t Really sorry to hear that - the term "character forming" doesn't quite begin to cover it.
  5. The background to some of the weirdness: The chair, Joseph Bergin, actually _FAILED_ to be elected to the board; he got there by default after another board member [ Chris Darby(?) ] became a full councillor. I'm reasoning that he believes he owes nothing to the public, has no expectation of being elected in 2016 (if he bothers to stand) - and is therefore free to do favours to whomever, with nothing to lose.
  6. Go Malaysia; about bloody time _SOMEONE_ applied pressure somewhere.
  7. Hmmm. I _believe_ the Suspect Device I installed into the motor is a combined rectifier / regulator. Will find out definitively.
  8. What's considered best practice for connecting the outboard's rectifier to the rest of the boat's wiring? Occurs to me this isn't entirely straightforward because when the outboard's running _IT_ should be protected by a fuse; but even when it's not there's a live circuit to the tail with a connector right where it's subject to spray and other bad things.
  9. I feel for the guys involved - four years preparation, and then what - do you pull the pin? Take the punt you won't get a superbug? Jesus.
  10. That is pretty much what Mick described - thank you both
  11. I have a _bundle_ of cables I need to pass through a hole in a bulkhead. The installation must be gas-tight lest something nasty and explosive occur which puts a premature end to my boating career. Best way to accomplish?
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    R.I.P. Arahura "Currently in port: ALANG" http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/512000034
  13. banaari

    Takapuna Beach

    Well, seeing as it's now all about the locals, here's what happens we when look at the figures for the Resource Consent application, which YNZ trumpeted as "a thumbs up from the public": Resource Consent: 175 Devonport/Takapuna residents supported the Resource Consent application, 267 opposed it. Survey: 464 Devonport/Takapuna residents support the CMAH, 3,107 oppose it. (According to YNZ this is "questionable at best")
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    Takapuna Beach

    Nonetheless three and a half thousand locals DID respond, and and 87% of them oppose the CMAH. If it was the other way around I think we can safely assume you wouldn't be trying to discredit the poll. For example a breathtakingly thin 50.8% support for the Resource Consent Application (out of a grand total of 1022 submissions) was characterised in your own press release as "a thumbs up from the public". http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1504/S00405/public-get-behind-marine-activity-hub.htm Of those ~519 submissions in favour, could you please let us know how many were locals? As for misle
  15. 0, 1, 2, 3 hulls... whatever, anything that might get people into boats is a Good Thing.
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