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  1. floatsome

    Ports Expansion

    If this land was valued for non port activities, ie move the port, It would significantly value up more than the present value would it not? That being the case, the return on investment is pathetic, even parking tickets provide more revenue. Just look at the removal of the port function from Sydney harbour to Botany Bay , the subsequent proclamations that its the "worlds most beautiful harbour" the corresponding increase in tourists blah blah, and I know which way I would rather see our port go...
  2. Fastest I ever saw big ruby going, was backwards I am sure someone has a photo.... Fond memories of that chainsaw, I am sure it was during the inter-club relay?
  3. Wouldn't like to be I the shoes of the International Jury. You can just imagine the pressure they will be under both inside and outside the room. The sceptic in me doesn't have a positive view on the outcome...
  4. Can you please advise your phone number?
  5. Looks like Richard is into launches too with that 50-60'er up at Westpark. Would look good as a yacht too if it had a mast!
  6. The letter states 51 fatalities in the last three years. Is there breakdown of these? I can't see this stoping the over laden tinnies we all see out there, which I suspect make up a lot of these numbers. What is the corresponding total for all drowning s, again broken down to river, sea, lake, boat, swimming? I am sure google will have these answers but I think mr t, you have nailed it as to why these organisations back this letter, but don't address other issues? A hypothetical question for the lawyers: a small dinghy(tender) is hooning around a bay, lets say these are 15 year old kids, as
  7. Can you add another column for "having a rest" "retired" or "lacking in enthusiasm" and even "dreaming about" for each item??
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    Ports Expansion

    I believe there are super low carriages that can accommodate 40HC's ? I would like to know who is going to pay for Aucklands roads With the increase in freight. Keypad road is just about shagged again. Also, no mention of the extra dredging they will need to do for the larger ships required... Who ultimately decides on the planning permission for the extensions, is it Council or RMA etc?
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    M class

    Latest update: See you all old fellas and fellesses there! Hopefully the weather will come to the party!! M-Class 90th Anniversary Program Welcome! As current chairman of the M Class Association I welcome you to the Official celebration of our 90th Anniversary. It has been a good year for us as the arrival of two new boats, and the return of two boats that have been absent for some time has provided new impetus to the class. Today we muster a very competitive fleet (so far this season seven Ms have registered a line win in at least one race) and while fleet numbers
  10. floatsome

    M class

    Class Notice: Welcome! As current chairman of the M Class Association I welcome you to the Official celebration of our 90th Anniversary. It has been a good year for us as the arrival of two new boats, and the return of two boats that have been absent for some time has provided new impetus to the class. Today we muster a very competitive fleet (so far this season seven Ms have registered a line win in at least one race) and while fleet numbers have been lower than desired, at an average of around eight boats, several more will be joining us for reunion I hope you enjoy being b
  11. Thought I had seen this subject before, but couldnt find it, apologies if repeat. Duke University engineers have developed a material that can be applied like paint to the hull of a ship and will literally be able to dislodge bacteria, keeping it from accumulating on the ship's surface. This buildup on ships increases drag and reduces the energy efficiency of the vessel, as well as blocking or clogging undersea sensors. The material works by physically moving at the microscopic level, knocking the bacteria away. This avoids the use of bacteria-killing paints, which can contain heavy metal
  12. floatsome

    BoI 2013

    Rnzys use to run a Boxing Day race to Kerikeri, which was well supported for many years and then fizzed out. Perhaps could be reignited, even as part of the series. I for one always looked forward to a Boxing Day race be it that or Gisborne. Understand that the $ rules. I also like what the Akarana are doing with their race to fiji next year in that they will have a division for older classic kiwi boats and even apter heaps a division for the euro imports. Food for thought?
  13. yep, add my name to the attempts at moving terra firma... Smithy, so I dont hit any more, where exactly do you hit? Blind Bay is one of my favourites, I gather its moving from the first bay with the wharf, to the next? There is some shitty dags these alright, have i got the right place? Sorry to bring the pain up again!
  14. floatsome

    BoI 2013

    Understand the Wired crew undertook a crash course in a foreign language today... Hope someone got some video!
  15. floatsome

    M class

    Hi everyone Just reiterating the news on the front page and also the new Website: mclass-yachts.co.nz Would be great to see any past, present ... future members At any of the upcoming events! For anyone who can muster four intrepid hardy crew and want a go in these iconic boats, then feel free to contact me as I may have a boat you can use. Warning only hard men and women need apply! Cheers Hamish
  16. floatsome

    Under Tow

    Which one is oxy and which one is moron?
  17. Too wide, used tow companies in past but man they are expensive now!
  18. Hi people, Anyone know where I could get or should I say hire a large trailer, preferably with ramps to move a couple of boats on trailers whose axles are 2.1m wide? Thanks
  19. Hey NZrat, I just got a message saying your site has a virus on it.
  20. Also, Squid there are too many launch's on this site as evidenced in your latest photo (far left and right)...
  21. I like reading forums about yacht races and they only seem to appear for large races such as CC and simrad and the offshore stuff such as Fiji. I do not know why people don't post about, for example, their wednesday night races as an example more frequently. Perhaps people think that it too egotistical I am not sure or conversely too open for criticism??
  22. I have always wondered why the R40's were grouped together too Rocket. The skinny mark 1 versions easily the most popular. I should start a thread "where are all the MK I Ross 40's now.." Changing the keel on Jesse james was a no brainer especailly when we discovered the old keel was built 150 kgs too light and also noted a slight loss in top end downwind performance. The gains with the new keel reaching and upwind more than compensated and made the boat.
  23. couldn't resist:http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Boats-marine/Yachts-sail-boats/Moored-boats/auction-292650617.htm
  24. smithy it was me that owned JJ when it was last here, hence my unbiased comments! Wal sailed many miles with us hence his state of mind... The new guy who owns JJ has renamed it JJ much to my pleasure and is intending to do the melbourne - Osaka after a refit. Hopefully he will report in here once he gets closer to the time so we can keep up with his progress. There are many versions of the original Ross 40. Jesses was the last of them, then cam pretty Boy Floyd and a new chapter..
  25. Smithy, if you can afford it you may wish to go up another level in turns of class - Ross 40's! See this link:http://www.boatstobuy.com.au/sail_boat/ross_40_sloop.7819.php This is not quite what I had in mind and nothing like the NZ boats if there are any for sale? Not sure what this one was, the old Balastar I suspect?? Anyway this thread has been a lot of fun and I though I would just stir the pot a little, now watch them bite
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