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Everything posted by Zozza

  1. Newsflash: New Owner is.....KM! Now, that would be fun....jeez what a sh#t stirrer I am
  2. There is a fella, Ian GabrielI I think his name is, owns a Cav 26, advertises for Crew on the Crew Wanted section of this forum, and sails from a mooring somewhere on Tamaki River. He might offer you a few tips about your boat since you have the same model. Edit: Link to Ian's crew posts: https://crew.org.nz/forum/index.php?/topic/18897-cruising-crew-wanted/
  3. That is weird burying sewage tanks...and just leaving them there. I suppose a poo sewage expert will be along shortly advise this is normal practice for Marinas....
  4. Is it just me, but in modern society I have the perception that everything good and free eventually will either (if it hasn't already) be banned or a fee be required. Sailboat cruising has not and will not be spared....I expect licenses required to use your boat (sail or stinkpot) within 10 years, irrespective whom is in power
  5. (You will need a Herald subscription to read in full) https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/mainfreight-founder-bruce-plested-battling-waiheke-island-marina-development/BLM4LORE7WYVXKLGARVC2R4XUY/ I can see pros and cons of this new marina. But I am sort of against it because the thing will be aimed at the stink pot Riviera crowd with enormous berth rentals to match (if Orakei marina is anything to match it against), and not your local Yachtie in his 8-10m Keeler. And the environmental impact has to be taken into account - though the marina developer appears to have taken reasona
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    Too right. Looking forward to seeing your enlarged premises too.
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    But since when does the guy at the top not play golf, go sailing, drink pina coladas
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    The small team I manage - their productivity is outstanding when working from home. You can't eff about - the stats don't lie. However, it seems old habits die hard with the top brass. Some just can't get out of old ideals. It's all about being back in the office for them. MInd you, we have a few sailors like that, that can't accept new technology
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    As one of those office wombles, working from home has been a lifestyle godsend. 1. I get one to two hours more sleep per day, or if I wake up early I just scroll through sites like this online until I fee like getting up to put the kettle on. 2. I no longer sit in morning and evening rush hour traffic 3. I save a heap of money on petrol and parking. 4. I don't have to listen to idle and not so idle office chatter bollocks 5. I don't have to worry about winter colds and flu that other office wombles cough and splutter throughout the whole building However, I do find a bit of resi
  10. Yet it was exciting enough for non sailor NZ'ers to become enthralled with AC yacht racing - so your personal contention versus the masses does not equate.
  11. Is it because the course should be out further in the Gulf to provide more chance of windshifts, but they want the course close in for the "benefit" of the spectator fleet? If the latter, utterly ridiculous, because at the moment its a bit like cricket in that if you win the toss you win the match, and if you win the start in this AC you win the match race.
  12. SNAPPER BAY: As per the chart below: "CAUTION NOTE: Mariners advised that uncharted reefs may exist in this area " I'd be given it a wide berth too if rounding that area - I'm not a fishermen so I indeed will stay well the fark away from Snapper Bay
  13. So, rather than a case of "Stay the f**k from Waikalabubu Bay", are these the three rocks below that we need to be an eagled eyed beaver about when sailing or anchoring in that area? One little nasty to the north west of Billy Goat Pt, and two little nasties to the south east? This guy didn't hit some uncharted rock that remains uncharted?
  14. This is very good. Where is this? Up at Barrie's Bach?
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    Boat Names

    Agree...some people need to lighten up. Mind you, we are now in an age where Dr Zeuss books get cancelled, and Fawlty Towers "The German's" episode gets banned in some countries
  16. I never make fun of anybody that got / gets into strife on the water - just seems like an invitation to karma of the wrong kind.
  17. You can't get Micron 66 in NZ anymore unfortunately. It's what the twatheads do when they find a antifoul works - they ban it.
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    Boat rage

    I think all involved in this incident let down "The Team of Five Million" So, send 'em all to the slammer
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    Boat rage

    I'll only comment on the. video when I know which one votes Labour, National, Act, or Greens, and then tailor my comments accordingly. Then we can move this to small talk
  20. Well Raz, to me, my junk rig is 'standard'. It's you guys in bermudans that are doing something different. One of the biggest impediments, in my opinion,on learning how to sail as far learning wind angles, helming, and just getting to be 'out there' on the water, is effing about with that bermudan rig. It's not the bermudan rig per se, it is all the gear and engineering, sail handling - it can all go wrong so quickly when learning in a keeler. (These days, I would learn to sail in a dinghy - you put one sail up and away you go. It stays up . No mucking about ). But if wants to
  21. Good point about berthing costs KM. That's one of the nice attributes of the Raven 26 - keep the berthing costs at the lower level, while still having a sh#tload of room down below. In fact a Raven down below has as much if not more than some older 30 footers.
  22. Raven 26 as advised by Raz is a perfect started yacht for what your family are seeking. You'll pay between $5-15K depending on condition or how good the engine is, so $10K should get you a reasonably good one these days. If you find an extra $10K under the mattress, my friend Brian has his junk rigged Raven 26 for sale. Boat is moored in Auckland, despite him living in Canterbury. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/boats-marine/yachts/search?bof=6s8doi7b&search_string=raven 26 Junk rigs are super simple to sail, all sail raising and reefing can be done in seconds and from
  23. Like a few others, I have a Airmar p79 shoot thru. THe most confusing thing is not the installation, it is if you ever want to change chart plotter / fish finder aka depth sounder. You can't just swap it out, as every brand, actually even every model within its own brand seems to require a different bloody transducer and or connection. Head scratching bizzare and the websites of these companies are sh#t as far as info goes, and customer service non existent when your are trying to figure out what inhull transducer to get for which chart plotter. It's all set up for fish boats with tho
  24. No winches. Maybe a solar panel. I am thinking of installing it inside my new pilot house, which will me made of ply and glassed.
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