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  1. i wonder if the nibbling on rudders is linked to how they chase down whales and sharks in the open ocean apparently they like shark livers and whale tongues, perhaps they chew up their propulsive fins to stop them in the water? not much to get their teeth on to on a yacht but the rudder training for the kids? “It’s a shark they are hunting,” he says. “They eat sharks.” He later adds: “They actually bite the tails off [of the great whites] from the back.” https://roaring.earth/killer-whales-attack-monster-great-white-shark/ https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16672
  2. no longer marine talk but to round it out https://www.1news.co.nz/2021/11/01/electric-powered-plane-makes-history-in-cook-strait-flight/
  3. built out of carbon and powered by electric motors run off hydrogen powered fuel cells, imagine something like this as a bus hopping round the bays of nz dropping people off to their batches etc take a lot of traffic off the roads and open up huge number of beautiful spots that are now too slow and hard to get to
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  5. now the team have publicly come out to say they are not for sale seems dalts is too well entrenched
  6. rolling out the big guns https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/americas-cup/126245824/team-nz-wont-win-americas-cup-without-grant-dalton-says-sir-stephen-tindall
  7. story back again https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/americas-cup-could-stay-if-dalton-leaves-team-nz-claims-rich-lister-tnz-questions-intentions/PDJN5KDVCNG327LDG6APPJJG4A/
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    cup talk

    Moves are being made by a Kiwi rich-lister to see if the defence of the America's Cup can be held in Auckland after all. Mark Dunphy, CEO and chairman of Greymouth Petroleum and on New Zealand's rich list with an estimated worth of $230 million, is at the helm of the move to hold the 37th America's Cup in Auckland – most likely with a mix of private and Government funding. Dunphy has been speaking to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the holders of the Cup, but says the squadron and Team New Zealand now need to answer the question: are they committed to a local defence if the mon
  9. He believed it could be from as long ago as the very early 1800s or even the 1700s. Willis and fellow expedition members Mark Willis and Dale Hedgcock unearthed the cannon late last month. They were at a Chalky Inlet beach when they spotted a small, deep orange patch among the stones. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/cave-mystery-and-a-shipwreck-ship-drawing-names-cannon-found-at-chalky-inlet/P5CTEGZ5S64KFTN4OA6TYIWGBI/ https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Chalky+Inlet&atb=v177-1&ia=web&iaxm=maps Willis said team members were now waiting for the Ministry of Culture and Heri
  10. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/go-nz-a-luxury-cruise-in-fiordlands-doubtful-dusky-and-breaksea-sounds/AVTIBBPVTN4JDEX5O7NC6GUNOQ/
  11. hi all, new member hilly asks Hilly 0 Posted 3 hours ago Hi everyone i have purchase Twisted Sister back in 2018 and i would like to know if anyone know its history ie what year was it built and so on. Cheers Hilly
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  14. INEOS TEAM UK and Challenger of Record Team Principal Skipper Sir Ben Ainslie is behind the push into Hydrogen power on the water, https://emirates-team-new-zealand.americascup.com/en/news/526_EMIRATES-TEAM-NEW-ZEALAND-TO-DRIVE-INITIATIVE-IN-MARINE-INDUSTRY-WITH-HYDROGEN-INNOVATION.html?fbclid=IwAR0jpxT-lfKjLCu-OhnJs4KuR2ZufXFCngIHaiDHLoweeUVAsJxoiAMfii0
  15. going pear-shaped again? https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/06/waiheke-island-kennedy-point-protesters-vow-to-continue-occupying-marina-development-until-resource-consent-revoked.html
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    twisted sisters

    thanks, corrected
  17. A broken mayday call was sent from the boat at 5am today after it began taking on water. The four people made it ashore safely at White Rock Station in Wairarapa at 7.30am. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/four-boaties-safe-on-land-after-boat-capsizes-near-cape-palliser/O3MCZJO4HWKXRWBMEL6C7TQUPI/
  18. Officials said the density of waters off the coast of Bali and in the nearby Lombok Strait likely triggered a "massive moment" of force, with enough downward momentum to suck the submarine downwards within moments, according to Nikkei Asia. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/internal-wave-frightening-thing-that-sunk-indonesian-submarine/C4JILCXH57M7YIDM23PVREZJYI/
  19. looks like it lost its rudder then continued on with just the wind
  20. to fix busted microwave knobs i buy from jaycar with a solid brass insert and a grub screw if the white mark isn't in the right place, and it rarely is a bit of black and white paint makes them good
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