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  1. bigal.nz

    AIS unit

    XB8000 - here. Great unit.
  2. ....."because the Marine Reserves we have are not large enough......" Which is also what was said on page 2 of this thread - the MRs need to be of a certain size to avoid the edge effect (people fishing on the edge). How many more reports does the government need saying the same thing? At least the Rahui's just get on with it - no beauacracy.
  3. There is a pattern to it yes. Appearing on one particular channel of the sonar.
  4. Thanks - but I don't think that is what is going to help. I am trying to isolate where a noisy signal is coming from - its do with the alternator regulator and I think its either EMI or noisy 12v output from the switch mode side of the regulator.
  5. This might be a long shot - but does anyone have a Balmar MC-614 regulator I could borrow for a day? I am trying to find out why my MC-614 is generating noise on my sonar, and want to rule out a faulty unit.
  6. Actually worth noting that I am talking about North Cape - not Cape Reinga which looks to be considerably worse. NIWA were happy to help (but it doesn't cover North Cape)
  7. Guess best to give it a wide berth. 6 knots of current must be when the ocean currents and the tidal stream all come together. Navionics shows the tidal stream never staying in the same direction for long, but on average only peaking at 2-2.5 knots.
  8. Yeah that's awesome - found that in the app now too. Thank you, 2.8 Knots seems to be the highest current value I could see predicted in the next few days.
  9. Where do you find tide stream data for north cape - or at least a way to work out which way the current is flowing at a given date and time? Thanks Al
  10. Spin Lock 3 point tether - Burnsco and others = $179 you can get it from Monkeys Fist website in Australia for $90. Thats almost 50% cheaper. Even with conversion and shipping its still much cheaper.
  11. Thanks. What was there is definitely no longer allowed (it was sleeved stainless).
  12. Interesting - its what the PO had - but it was raised about an 1/2 inch off the floor of the wooden lattice that runs along the floor of the cockpit so you would never really stand on it.
  13. What is allowed for the jackline that runs along the bottom of the center cockpit when going offshore? Dynema or wire?
  14. If nothing else at least it's not in the ocean!
  15. Thanks for the link. That is the first formal document I have seen.
  16. Ahh good - the govt. is putting the nails in the coffin as well : https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/7442428/Scallop-quota-rise-sparks-fears?fbclid=IwAR28dv7dZnCCqF6hCDixJXMA8eKdFeZv2saaI0KdsIL58C6voBwg8CqHw2M
  17. Can you please post a copy of the draft regulation for us to read?
  18. When the draft regulation isn't even available how do you expect anyone to tell you how they are going to enforce the unknown?
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    Interesting. Your probably right - right now you couldn't sail to Fiji and have coverage - but its coming. I understand the antenna's are phased array and Musk has said he will be offering a service for boats - so it may not need new hardware for a boat - just a software upgrade. I don't really know what all this phased array means, but apparently you don't need a complicated gyro stabilized antenna - it just needs to be vaguely point in the right direction. Re boats - I think it needs about 8-9A @ 12V.
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    Anyone have any plans to put Starlink on there boat? It should really start to hurt offerings from Iridium like the Go. Also would almost seem pointless to have a Sat TV dome at $5,000 when you can just stream everything over Starlink (although not subscription fee for Freeview).
  21. Yip - navionics sonar has that whole area pretty shallow. Good tip about the Kiwi. I have walked many miles on Motuihe at night. Often see the kiwi but never looked in the location you describe.
  22. Yeah tiri would make a great MR. It's a reserve above the water....
  23. I see there is another piece on the state of the HG tonight on TV (in addition to all the previous doco's like the price of fish etc). Can't we stop the talk and just get on with trying something, more reserves, change QMS, change commercial and rec limits.
  24. Does anyone actually have a draft of the gazette notice specifying the actual regulations to be enforced (other than whats on the DoC site) or is there just a bunch of speculation going on here? If you do have a copy of the draft please upload it so we can all read it.
  25. So it sounds like you can't tell us who this group is or why we shouldn't support this, but just trust us?
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