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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from Tamure in Herekino Harbour   
    Lot’s of large toothy fish on that bar in summer.
    We used to surf the left just north of there, rode our XR 250’s in from TanuTanu (which is a pretty magic place too.
    You used to be able to cross a couple of metres back from the entrance from mid tide down where the channels braid out - it really is that shallow.
    there is a great small swell aframe reef/ point just over the hill. This was before jet skis and life jackets and such.
     
    Sailing link is a yacht called the “Erewhon” went up on TanuTanu beach - luckily on a rare calm night and at high tide. Insurance company cut a track and hired the army to drag it up the dunes and back to the road - The dunes are 150-200metres high. Pretty impressive effort to get out. Became known as the erewhon trsil and provided access to Tanu Tanu at high tide for years until the local Iwi closed it.
    We used to ride down the Dunes on snowboards after it rained. Even built a terrain park one day.
    Happy memories of a childhood in a truly amazing place. 
     
    also nearly drowned there countless times, it’s a truly powerful and unforgiving piece of our coast.
     
     
     
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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from Fish in Stranded boaties in 'dire' situation appeal for New Zealand's help   
    Not Judging the rights and wrongs of letting the cruisers in, but imagine the governments situation.
    There is no real difference on how you arrive in law today. so that would need sorting. 
    So you legislate or regulate to allow entry by sea for pleasurecraft.
    Next thing a flotilla leaves China/USA/India/Australia/South America full of prospective migrants. The demand to emigrate to NZ is massive right now so it's a real prospect.
     
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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from Fish in YNZ Thread removal   
    I once sat on a board of a PHO that worked like that (I resigned after 4 months as it plain scared me as a director) - the CEO was completely incompetent at managing a medical business but very good at capturing the board and Chair with dinner invites, conferences etc.- anyone who put that cozy relationship at risk on the board was ostracised. It was eye opening to say the least.
    I don’t think the majority of boards work like that but certainly seems to be a lot in the Not for Profit space.
     
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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from Fish in YNZ Thread removal   
    But what can they really do? YNZ has a business model based on taking money from clubs and not delivering anything much in return. It's a very comfortable model for those whom can get their snouts in the trough.
     
    To do something about it they would need to abandon their current path and switch to a strategy of actually adding value to regional clubs. that will take, at the very least a CEO sacking/resignation, clean out of the management team, massive restructure and a pivot to grass roots organising and engagement perhaps backed by a change in levy sytems and structures. That's a massive step to take. Usualy that only happens when there is a revenue or solvency crisis which isn't there quite yet (could be coming though). Why leave the couch to go  off to work when all your needs a met at your nice cozy home?
    I will be proposing that our club disaffiliates at the AGM and that we all join a yacht racing club if we want to do racing outside our club. It just makes no sense to remain part of the current set-up for a struggling cruising club outside of Auckland, especially when the 3 or 4 boats that do races out of the local area can join SSANZ or NZMHYC or the like to go race.
     
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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from SeaEagleii in Variant sail ability   
    Cool little boats, much more a keeler than similar sized Trailer Yachts.
    4-5 knots and you are doing well for speed. 
    As for conditions, if the boat is well found and proper seamanship applied they will handle most stuff. I remember lots of the bilge keel versions sailing from Wellington across to the Able Tasman area for summer holidays and they seem to handle the Strait fine - Could often be seen drying out the stern hung outboard though!.
     
    In terms of advice, these boats won't go much faster or slower than hull speed so choose sail area for comfort, reef early and often. One I sailed on was super comfy in 15-18 odd knots with 3rd reef and a handkerchief size jib up front while the racing boats were all running #2's and full mains and working hard. Still doing 4-5 knots.
    Cheapest way to go coastal cruising camping style, enjoy!
     
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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from SpareHand in First Boat Advice   
    Had. a few boats since my first and still haven't found the right one!
     
    Lessons learned: 
    - Add at least the purchase price to a cheap boat as a budget to get it where you want it - seriously..... a 5K H28 might cost another 5-10k to redo electronics, sails, sheets whatever might need doing.
    - Look at more modern designs or gen 2--3 glass boats. The H28 is Gen 1.5ish boat. Consider a D28, Marauder, Whiting 28 etc as well as they will sail better.
    - Spending a bit more upfront to get a better condition boat will save a lot of money. For example, today you can buy a nice Y88 for 30k odd, which has probably been sailed weekly and maintianed to a race standard. Y88's are a gen 3 boat and very much step forward from an H28 say in terms of fun to sail.
    - When looking at boats work out what you are comfortable doing diy and have this in mind. Will be dollars for the rest.
    - Join your local yachtclub and go racing- you will learn a hell of a lot and have many brains to pick at the aftermatch.
    - Think about the cost and hassle of having a moored boat vs say a trailer yacht for your plans. The capex/opex scenario of say N25, Gazzelle or Trojan on a trailer in a compound can work out much better than a keeler on a berth or mooring (and you can ring it home to work on).
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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from Sabre in Best 40' yacht...   
    In which case you will be wanting a brand new boat then.
    Every boat needs maintenance doesn't matter what it's made of in my experience, Steel rusts, Aluminium corrodes and paint flakes, Fibreglass  gets cracks, dings, dents, chips and the pox, wood can rot or delam. 
    Cold moulded boats seem to be pretty resilient.
    The hull is the lowest maintenance part anyway, there's engines, electrics, instruments, rigging, sails, sheets, safety gear, squabs, Galley, Heads and plumbing, other systems.
    Unless you buy into something like Yachtshare (which sounds like where you should be looking), buy and sell a new boat every couple of years or pay a caretaker you will have maintenance - Saltwater is inherently evil stuff and something that lives in it and moves about in it is going to breakdown. Simple as that.
     
    Fixing boats can be therapeutic - embrace it if you want to own a boat!
     
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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from ex Elly in Best 40' yacht...   
    In which case you will be wanting a brand new boat then.
    Every boat needs maintenance doesn't matter what it's made of in my experience, Steel rusts, Aluminium corrodes and paint flakes, Fibreglass  gets cracks, dings, dents, chips and the pox, wood can rot or delam. 
    Cold moulded boats seem to be pretty resilient.
    The hull is the lowest maintenance part anyway, there's engines, electrics, instruments, rigging, sails, sheets, safety gear, squabs, Galley, Heads and plumbing, other systems.
    Unless you buy into something like Yachtshare (which sounds like where you should be looking), buy and sell a new boat every couple of years or pay a caretaker you will have maintenance - Saltwater is inherently evil stuff and something that lives in it and moves about in it is going to breakdown. Simple as that.
     
    Fixing boats can be therapeutic - embrace it if you want to own a boat!
     
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    TazzyDevil got a reaction from armchairadmiral in Best 40' yacht...   
    In which case you will be wanting a brand new boat then.
    Every boat needs maintenance doesn't matter what it's made of in my experience, Steel rusts, Aluminium corrodes and paint flakes, Fibreglass  gets cracks, dings, dents, chips and the pox, wood can rot or delam. 
    Cold moulded boats seem to be pretty resilient.
    The hull is the lowest maintenance part anyway, there's engines, electrics, instruments, rigging, sails, sheets, safety gear, squabs, Galley, Heads and plumbing, other systems.
    Unless you buy into something like Yachtshare (which sounds like where you should be looking), buy and sell a new boat every couple of years or pay a caretaker you will have maintenance - Saltwater is inherently evil stuff and something that lives in it and moves about in it is going to breakdown. Simple as that.
     
    Fixing boats can be therapeutic - embrace it if you want to own a boat!
     
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