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  1. Fogg

    Costa Concordia

    Girlfriend - "Can I drive?" Italian Stallion - "No. I'm fine" Girlfriend - "Oh, please let me. I really want to!" Italian Stallion - "No" Girlfriend - "I tell you what, if you let me drive, just for a bit, I'll give you a blowjob" Italian Stallion - "Really?" Girlfriend - "Yes I Promise" Italian Stallion - "Oh go on then" And that, your honour, is the final entry from the black box on the cruise ship Costa Concordia.
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    Costa Concordia

    So the Costa Deliziosa is berthed at town today, flying a Euro (not Italian flag). I'm guessing she might be a sister ship of Concordia? In which case anyone willing to help them avoid Bean Rock and North Head as they leave tonight? For your efforts there might a Moldovian waitress ready to thank you...
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    Costa Concordia

    http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2012/02/04/costa-concordia-captain-schettino-and-the-mystery-woman/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OldSaltBlog+%28Old+Salt+Blog%29
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    Costa Concordia

    A new twist. You couldn't make this up, could you? http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-incidents/the-woman-on-the-bridge-with-the-captain-officials-probe-crew-member-domnica-20120120-1q92u.html
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    Costa Concordia

    Puts our little Rena 'catastrophe' into perspective doesn't it?
  6. Next time you take her out give me a shout, I'll dust off my Electron (modelled on Townson 34 I think) and we can do some match-racing
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    liveaboard

    I don't think I was designed for work but it doesn't stop me doing it now and again.
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    liveaboard

    That would be my fear with this specific boat, the bills of a 60-70 footer but the living space of a 40 footer i.e. not a great combo! RobT, given your budget of around $150k and a desire for a boat that is metal-hulled and ready to go again (not a DIY project) here is a nice looking option: http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/yachts-sail-boats/moored-boats/auction-386813230.htm
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    liveaboard

    Well it was only on the biggest monos that I've done trips on (74ft and 84ft) that started to feel bigger than a well-designed 45ft cat, which can have a lot of user-friendly space for everyday living. I've 6'2" so also need good headroom to avoid claustrophobia!
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    liveaboard

    RobT, no idea what your budget is (i.e. whether the examples you've picked so far on TradeMe are indicative of what you want to spend or not) and what your planned usage is but if you are looking for a geniune liveaboard option within minimal 'shock' to the system moving from house to boat, then a catamaran has to be a serious option. A 40 ft cat would offer a much better living option than a 65 ft monohull because the living space is spread out evenly. A long monhull will involve trapsing the length of the hull from stem to stern which will quickly become tiresome if you are not used to it. W
  11. Western food packing is a crime. When I go to the market in Mumbai I come home with one carrier bag that has been stuffed full of all my veg by the stallholder and maybe one other bag with some meat wrapped up in newspaper. When I get home it takes a few mins to separate the chillis from the limes from the tomatoes but by the time I've unpacked and got everything in the fridge ready to use, my rubbish amounts to a plastic bag and a couple of sheets of newspaper at most. The other day when I was back in NZ provisioning AC for the xmas trip, we unpacked as much of the food as possible and re
  12. Well considering NZ is one of the only countries where you can still buy a brand new 2 stroke o/b I think we have a while before we get our sh*t together regarding boatie effluent (pardon the pun)
  13. I keep an old ice-cream container in the galley for collecting all my organic waste and I just empty it over the side the next time I'm underway well out at sea. Bottles/cans go into a cycling box, which I empty ashore. And the remaining waste goes into the normal galley bin, which builds up pretty slowly given there is no food or bottles going into it. Seems to work well. And you can probably guess which bin fills up first.
  14. You're confusing direct with indirect contributions. If you go ashore to catch a bus or rent a car you are immediately paying something into the local economy. If you buy things from the local shops your purchase contributes towrds the shop's costs some of which go towards rates and services. On your argument, BBW, anyone who visits without living ashore is a bludger. Maybe we should ban tourists and the spend they bring when they step ashore? amadis - don't be put off by this response, he doesn't speak for all Aucklanders.
  15. Yeah some of those signs are pretty awesome aren't they!
  16. Nah, I avoid all forms of loyalty card for that reason. Actually not true, I avoid them cos there's no room in my wallet cos its soooooo full of cash. Ahem.
  17. Agree that it's mainly a huge benefit but the point is that you can't always control (or even know) what someone else is doing with the technology. For example it's a poorly kept secret that in the UK the British government can turn any mobile phone into a tracking or listening device. Even if it's turned off. The only way to avoid it is to remove the battery and sim card. It was originally aimed at countering hard core terrorists back in the late 80s and early 90s when mobile phones first emerged into mainstream use and nowadays anyone who knows their sh!t isn't going to fall for this. Bu
  18. Yeah, although ironically in the case of insurance it has as much potential to benefit you as not. Reason being it allows true 'pay as you drive' insurance i.e. your premium is reduced whilst your car is sitting idle in the garage but increases when you drive along the highway at rush hour or hoon about the place at 160km/h. We've even got a device that sends a txt/email to the owners of the car if it exceeds a certain speed or goes into certain 'undesirable' areas (think of the kids driving dad's car). But again depending on your perspective it's another encroachment on personal freedom.
  19. BB, what I mean is that it won't be long before someone will know where you are 24x7 whether you like it or not, friends, family, employers, market research cos, police, mobile phone cos, governments etc.
  20. From a crime prevention perspective these tracking units are great news. But from a personal freedom point of view they are the beginning of the end...
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