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  1. yeah while I'm sure some might see this as a way out of their predicament, I'd fully expect insurance companies to be extremely prejudiced in their assesssment of such losses.
  2. That massive drege tool certainly seems to be our best bet to actually work at at scale needed, but the photo of sizable weed mass washing up on the beach at blind bay isn't encouraging
  3. where did the missing vane go? Hope it isn't lodged somewhere unfortunate.....
  4. Fanworm is a complety different pest, and since the freshwater cleared most of it out in Jan 2023, in 2024 I've noticed it making a comeback on U pier. It's a shame to see it growing again without intervention since nature gave the marina a big hand in managing it there.
  5. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/ldr/508904/70-boats-illegally-anchored-in-bay-of-islands-caulerpa-ban-area-over-summer In the news again....
  6. Yeah, I think he's on point with that last comment there. Rest of the article is completely unrelated to the actual issue of abandoned boats - that rusting eyesore has long been sold to another owner, as the article (eventually) gets around to mentioning. Usual trash for the herald these days - more of a gossip tabloid than any actual news, all just a thinly veiled advertising channel for real estate.
  7. Yeah I figured the weather may have put a few off.... Although I did derive quite a bit of entertainment watching some madman putting up their Gennaker/Code0 in those gusts. It went exactly as one would imagine, with the boat ahead of him pulling away with far less sail and far less drama 😂 He even got into a broach situation right where you'd expect while getting past the ports. Great to watch, but not sure what the skipper thought was going to happen exactly....
  8. Because they were anchored within the CAN area.... the thing they aren't allowed to do in the area they're doing it....
  9. Direct message sent. Much appreciated!
  10. I suppose nobody would have a bosuns chair handy at Home Bay, Rotoroa? We had a shroud cover kindly land on deck today and it's a few more days till we get back to westhaven...
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    Pier 21

    So they got rid of the harstand next to their luxury retirement village project and are turning it into eateries and other amenity for their existing development plans while adding another drydock and few berths to add value and probably meet land use zoning requirements. We're still left desperately short on haulout facilities. It's also a weird name....
  12. Please don't give the h&s people any more ideas! What may seem obvious to you doing a job, isn't necessarily obvious to others making rules about the job....
  13. Same here, but I also find bicycles to be far more dangerous than motorbikes when riding in traffic. Ebikes are an improvement in power and stability but the brakes are still sorely lacking... and while pedaling might be hot work, my Ducati has a habit of burning my leg while stopped in traffic.... The fact is cyclists and motorcyclists are exposed to the exact same hazard around town yet only one is expected to be dressed for the event and yet they are the best capable to get out of a tight spot quickly and aside from licensing they often have specific training alongside that too.. One g
  14. Just flew over yesterday and it's not just tinnies and fizz boats...
  15. In the world of offroad dirtbikes there's an interesting thing regarding neck braces. On the "for" side, we have concerned mothers insisting upon them as a condition for their kids to be riding with Dad, and newer riders who get sucked into the marketing. On the "against" is everyone who points out there's no standard or evidence they work on a dirtbike All I know is that when I wear full body armour I take bigger risks than when I ride without, clipping trees, harder into turns etc etc. On balance, I think the old man had the right idea in making sure we "learned how to crash"
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