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  1. 5 hours ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

    There are at least 6 posters in this thread that come across VERY much like they will not be happy until those who displease them are made to sew yellow stars on their wet jacket.

    It is very sad to see that after 2-3 weeks so many still have no understanding if what the govt needs to happen.


    Yip, but i guess experience only come with age. 

    ... And youth is wasted on the young people....  Which is great for us older guys.

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  2. On 7/04/2020 at 7:39 AM, Priscilla II said:

    Is the 40ft requirement driven by marina size cost and availability?

    Whats your budget.

    On TradeMe Beale 42ft minter.




    Can't find this in trademe. Any link?

  3. 18 hours ago, Rafin said:

    I've got a 2005 Beneteau First 40.7 I reckon would meet your criteria. It's been to Fiji twice, my wife and I sail it easily, not sure about 6'4" headroom but 6'2" son wanders around inside no trouble. If you are in Tauranga and interested in having a look to see what one looks like you are welcome to.

    To racey a cockpit for me.

    Need more open, twin wheel, open transom.

    Nice boats. Is yours Northern rebel?

  4. 3 hours ago, Priscilla II said:

    On the sherry all ready...




    Is that a statement or question?...

    Try to moderate your drinking eh!

    Not even close.

    Coutts by a country mile followed by Ainsley. Then Conner.

    I don't rate the 49er ahead of the finn.

    The finn is a tougher class to win.



  5. Dont get me wrong I've built and owned timber boats of all makes in the past.

    I just want about with space head room, easily sailed, and onky requires a annual AF, wax, buff, basic service...

    Been watching a Elliot tourer twin forestay fast cruiser in the bay with much admiration. Got up to take a photo yesterday and it's gone.

    The big Dickson boat is nice but wrong internal and cockpit set up.

    Joke for the day...

    6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy. 😁

  6. 1 hour ago, Frank said:

    You want a "low maintenance boat" Let me know when you find one of those :-)

    High maintenance - timber, Carvel, old, ,

    Low Maintenance - fibreglass, epoxy, vinyl ester, new, 

    No maintenance - a boat parked up / abandoned and left to deteriorate with the owner never doing one bit of maintenance.

  7. 3 hours ago, Island Time said:

    Just because I'm bored, and recalled this thread, I measured the headroom. 6 ft 3 in saloon, (1.915m) about  6ft 1 in fwd head and cabin. 1988 Farr Phase 4.....

    Bunks are all 2m long.

    On a boat 11.97 m on deck,  12.8m overall.

    Inches matter when your 6'4". 2M bunk length is great .

  8. 2 hours ago, Zozza said:

    If you don't mind a little bit bigger , faster, and just a wee bit more expensive, then how about this?

    It has your headroom and will certainly go to windward faster than a slow...or fast...cruiser.

    Actually they're probably going cheap at the moment.....


    The fuel bill might be a bit tight on the budget. But otherwise... 🤙👌

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  9. 2 hours ago, Sabre said:

    No worries.. its just that you are vert vocal for someone new and your posting style seems very familiar. I apologise for any offence :)

    Same could be said for you. No offence.

    I don't tip toe around anybody or anything. And I didn't see any rules that said i had to be treated as a week and feeble person before I rose to the ranks of being accepted by forum members who believe they are the forum moderators and can be rude to people on the pretence that they think they are someone else.


  10. On 3/04/2020 at 6:54 PM, Aleana said:

    You’ve got to be worried about the ongoing viability of ETNZ’s primary sponsorship & support given who they are...

    Not really. The oil keeps flowing, Emirates keep going.

    Same with Etihad, Qatar.  

    But the rest are reliant on Govts

  11. 3 hours ago, Rehabilitated said:

    What's to prevent u if u get a ban and u use your partners pH and display name and continue posting whilst banned. Nothing. 

    Matt that should not be allowed and prevented. They are partners and responsible to each other. If one is banned then both are banned. That should act as a more responsible attitude in posting in such situations as each could discipline each other's posts.

    What are you not smoking rehab.

    I think someone with half a brain would pick up the obvious nuances of one person's posts no matter how many account s.

    I'm just pointing out a flaw and how people use data via devices. 

    I'm happy with the rule.

  12. Yip it is fun, especially making cheap 4 peice polystyrene moulds, fairing them with sheetrock, taping them with cheap Brown packing tape, then doing some exotic carbon layup. Then spraying with many coats of 2 pack clear poly.

    Made my first surf board with polystyrene home made blank ( liberated the poly from a cool store waste area), with ply insert longitudinal centre stringers then glassed with epoxy, cured, cut hole in the back ( transom) then dissolved the poly out with petrol!...   What a nightmare...


    Couldn't have a naked flame (Not even the girlfriend) Within a meter! of that bad boy.. it was a shocker.  But light as

    You learn so much,. But as you get older, wealthier, and time challenged , you just buy it !

  13. 15 minutes ago, ScottiE said:


    if you’d listened to, or read anything properly, you would know that the police don’t intend to do anything different other than their normal patrols, which are just as much about protecting vacant private property as lockdown compliance.  These new “instructions” are actually a result of a new Public Health Order that AB issued yesterday.  By doing this, he is able, by his legislated power, to provide the police the authority to enforce this order to stay at home whenever practicable.  Ie. they can now ask you to go home, if you don’t, they can now arrest you, fine you, and then drop you home. Previously they couldn’t without declaring that they suspected you have The Wuhan Coronavirus which, as you can imagine, has a far worse set of repercussions.




    What the police say they are doing and what they actually do, as your know, never quite line up. ( Read previous posts in context to mine )

    Also what is reported in the presser is not necessarily an accurate assessment of what the police intend to do and actually will do.

    If it was Hone pushing the envelope of the law, then they will do nothing except smoke the peace pipe and share joke.


    But.. one jet ski idiot and the police have the power to " nail any boaties ass to the wall"  even if they are just motoring to a wharf to pick up supplies.

    The powers of the police are more powerful than you think and open to interpretation at a individual police officer level, rightly or wrongly. 


    With current comms confusion I would not be second guessing anything.


  14. 3 minutes ago, lateral said:

    * I built my boat (re). I have learn't to be extremely economic with cleaners/solvent. (vinegar , & acetone)

    *I mostly have the materials. My left overs get used.

    *The paddle was given to me broken. It was heading for tip.

    *Can't argue with last point.


    I was not judging you. I was just point out there is another way at looking at repair v replace and your methodology's.

    No one wrong here. Just different perspectives.

    I wasted many hour doing exotic repair on all sorts of stuff. 

    Like most yachties, I've spent years with my body exposed to Marines finest toxins.

    My first car, back in the day, ended up costing more than a new one ( over 5 years) and I eventually learnt that replace was better for the environment, my sanity, and health, than repair... But gee I learnt a lot. Repaired / rebuild engines, gearboxes, diffs, clutchs, suspension...


    Remember, exposure to toxins reduces your life. Exposure is cumulative, Health is everything!.... This to me means replace instead of repair.


  15. But seriously...

    The policing if boaties will require all police maritime resources and coastguard vessels to be active...


    Which means more people on the water being exposed  ...

    I think they are after the plonkers on hjet skis, kite surfers, fizz boats and wakas with no life jackets..

  16. 33 minutes ago, Clipper said:

    As a society we have had plenty of chances to show we can be responsible. We fail constantly. We deserve to be locked into our houses and not let out. 

    By ‘we’ i mean people in general. Not me, not you probably. In fact prob less than 5% of the population, but those knobs will still destroy the potential gains of the lockdown. 

    Agree, that's where 90% of the laws, reg, and rules come from.

    Idiots ruin it for all.

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