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  1. I was always told that if you touch the sea bed by mistake you should claim you were calibrating your depth sounder, and if you get stuck you should immediately get over the side and start scrubbing the bottom to make it look deliberate. Good to see someone in Auckland has used a bit more imagination. Getting beached as a "protest". Riiiight. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/mairangi-bay-beached-boat-skipper-claims-he-is-protesting-about-wastewater-in-waitemata-harbour/PICH7U73XNFTDDAIMQSWDYSPRE/
  2. Good that they're finally doing something about it instead of just backing anchoring for the third season in a row.
  3. Recently replaced a delta with a similar sized Excel. Difference is night and day in terms of quick reliable setting. Would never go back to a delta
  4. Funny, just randomly found this thread and realised that was me in the tender who told PW to STFU. I was trying to ignore the music but the two kids couldn't sleep. The owner/skipper seemed quite reasonable at the time and i was as surprised as anyone that the music actually stopped! To put this in perspective, this wasn't a regular or even top end stereo playing music; there was a PA speaker attached a few metres up the backstay going full bore. There's a difference between boisterous partying and deliberately inflicting your music choice on a whole anchorage. I hope the new owner
  5. I'm anchored in smokehouse Bay, been here for a couple of days and all seems normal. Went for a walk in the nature reserve opposite Fitzroy wharf today and there are no signs of damage. There's one recent looking slip in the man o war passage but otherwise all seems the same as Christmas
  6. What is it about launchies and generators? Anchored in Bon Accord last weekend, a launch anchored about 50m away and as soon as main engines off, it's generator on until his bed time. Then in the morning, routine is wake up, generator on, left on until anchor up. Have these guys never heard of batteries? Another time a launch anchored about 20m upwind of me, started his generator and then the whole crew went across to a neighbouring boat for the evening. They just seem oblivious to the nuisance they create
  7. Thanks for the updates, annoying as the news is. Maybe it's time to provide some visitor mooring buoys if this is going to be a multi- year problem
  8. Any update on this? The anchoring ban is over a year old now. Would be good to be able to go to Tryphena and Whanga this summer
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