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  1. 8 minutes ago, Wayne-o said:

    Sorry Kevin - I thought it would have been obvious I meant the government's policy response but have amended to clarify.  It must get exhausting correcting people every time they say "the economy"!  

    :-) Too funny!

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  2. 10 hours ago, ScottiE said:

     

    And so I put it to you that our current plan in all likelihood will be one of the most costly options we could have taken and it will only take us longer to get there.  Unless of course we isolate ourselves from the rest until someone develops a vaccine, which for a coronavirusehas happened, never in modern history (see SARS and MERS). 

     

    This is particularly relevant. Are we going to exist in our own bubble of 4.? million, with incredibly difficult travel both in & out of NZ, and do almost no business with the rest of the world?

    While I don't pretend to have the answers to how we should do this, the future looks pretty bleak for our economy? 

  3. 3 hours ago, Puff said:

    I can't really comment about it in this forum topic but let's just say you're right. But a divisive depression. good, neutral, disastrous depending where you are and what you do. If you rely on international travel and high spending tourists then you're in big trouble. Domestic tourism will be okay. Your $100 night motel in the coromandel/Hawkes Bay will love it catering for people that don't want to get away but don't want to get on an aluminium tube with 200 others. Your $500 a night suite in Queenstown will tank along with Hobbiton, jet boat rides, heli skiing, film industry (sorry)

    Plenty of building to get done with Kiwis coming home and people wanting to live here because it's safer. A drop in house prices and rents but that will recover in the cities and retirement destinations

    The unknown is the unemployment figures and that will depend on how quickly the government can throw money into infrastructure. But a laid off pilot isn't going to be driving a grader in a hurry.

    Farming is good, the world needs the stuff we grow, however expect some price pressure as there's aren't many buyers with cash

    Domestic boating will be okay, the boats aren't going anywhere. They might only be worth half what they once were. But you can't say half the boats in NZ will be sold, they may be but unless they are sent to the tip or scuttled at the noises then they are still going to occupy marinas. New imports may suffer for a while

    Yep film industry down 100%, for at least 3 months & probably 6. Island cruising anyone?

  4. 1 hour ago, Tamure said:

    I fully agree with southernman, there will be a heavy toll on people when reality bites. Quite a few of us here know people who were wiped out in 1987 and 2007 and the massive damage that was done and this may be worse. 

    I'm certain that this will be much worse. Puff what's your take on the economic impact & knock on? Feels more like depression to me than a little old recession.

  5. OK let's give the twitbook group a miss then, didn't seem a good fit for me. So, I guess we just keep an eye on progress with the NZ & the Island borders, and see what happens.

    A week sailing up, then a week in quarantine would seem viable for 4-5 months away. 

  6. 4 hours ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

    Stainless chain?  Or couldn't that happen without added fur lined handcuffs and leather ware ;)

    By the time we get parole, assuming we do, your bling will be sailing down the northland coast. We did manage to get it out of Italy with 8hrs to spare before they went into full lockdown.

     

    Have you sussed some of the new vinyl, for lack of knowing it's proper name, like coverings?  I saw some not long ago that were sort of like suede finish but you could wash it with a hose. That could come up well done nicely.

    And yes, stainless chain please! Look forward to catching up, 

  7. 4 hours ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

    Stainless chain?  Or couldn't that happen without added fur lined handcuffs and leather ware ;)

    By the time we get parole, assuming we do, your bling will be sailing down the northland coast. We did manage to get it out of Italy with 8hrs to spare before they went into full lockdown.

     

    Have you sussed some of the new vinyl, for lack of knowing it's proper name, like coverings?  I saw some not long ago that were sort of like suede finish but you could wash it with a hose. That could come up well done nicely.

    Yeah was thinking of a vinyl sort of thing maybe, a bit thicker or on a thin backing maybe to help cover the lack of fairing?

    Still waiting for a clever boat interior finisher to pop up & solve me dilemma for me!

  8. So we've got front runner in two cabins, which I've grown to hate, who's got any goods ideas on a replacement?

    It's not faired that well under the frontrunner, but I guess we could revisit that. Or ?

    Thanks, and remember, we're nearly there now, only 7 weeks 6 days to go!

  9. Its not that simple, the seal is a protected animal so unless there was a threat they cant do much except squirt it. They would have to get DOC or call the police or whoever is the right agency to handle it. I am not familiar with H&C regulations but i would imagine that compliance is ensuring that people are warned about the dangers and thats about it. 

     

    Crew.org seems to be the place where the anti-seal rhetoric is focused, out in the real world people either laugh about it or get a thrill from seeing it. Was speaking to someone the other day whose dinghy had a love bite, his attitude was all about fixing it and the seal was just like a naughty 3 year old so better put things up high out of reach

    Love bite? Like a friendly tickle from a 44 magnum, haha!

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