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  1. 😀😀 Ha, that's the exact same reason I still have all my staff and have not fitted bullbars to my ute.
  2. 1st full coat of Vivid just went on. Looking not bad. Board looking 1000% better after some welding, bogging and a some poxy primer. Pressure washed the old Ultra, sanded it, put a coat of vivid around water line and high wear places. 3 full over that in differing colours and should be good for a sail on Wednesday......if I can get the board back in which maybe fun, the not fun fun. many many years back in one of Dads 'i must have a weird car' phases, he had a couple, he got mum a Skoda, the old one with the wheels they were always on funny angles. Looked like crap but get it on
  3. Surely they are and they did and it sure is. It's the promenade, been in for a few years now and going OK, thanks to a acro prop. The latest structure is the big expansion of the commercial sales berth which is illegal under the rules Westhaven is governed by. But the Council/Panuku just said 'We are above the law so it can get fucked' and did it anyway. One of many things that busts the laws down there they not only ignore they roger right up the chuffy. It's sad and disheartening to see the carnage the council is causing to Auckland heritage. Also not that fun being fucked over by
  4. 😁😁 It's highly recommended and it's just like anchor chain, more is better then less It's not a large lump of tupperware paying a K a week, they won't care. They want us gone from Westhaven and are actively working towards that end game.
  5. Oh gezz, aren't you just a bundle of joy, that sounds scary There's so much going on down there a and into seabed with 200 years of gawd knows what gone into it evil will be lurking in many corners. But as this is a new phenomenon we're picking all the tupperwares and that lectric stupidity will be involved somewhere. The timing is just to coincidental. Bitch to Westhaven and what will happen? A Jacinda, a nice mummy concerned smile while they increase the rates yet again.
  6. Your boat will be polyester not epoxy I'd expect. But using epoxy now is fine as long as any surfaces have had a hell sand, far superior adhesion that way. Lateral has the technique sorted, have fun.
  7. Before the last big contest I told my crew as the day was looking lite we needed to save every gram we could so spend the night being a bunch of whores. Not surprisingly they listened. I even got a txt from a WAG asking of I'd told her mate to shag her silly, I replied I sure did. She replied 'Thank you'
  8. How many Skodas did it take and did the dealer do you a deal? It must have been damn handy being able to drive that medium to the site considering you'd not get many in your boot
  9. Do you mean the promenade that cost $21 million dollars and has been held up since new by a $100 acro prop? Yes about 3m from it, about 10m from the acro prop .
  10. Even if it is a great way to reduce fire risks in these long hot dry days Oh and if you're in the state house behind us, mowing your lawns means you can find your 2 dozen odd chickens that are in there somewhere.
  11. Oh yes it sure is, that's what there is so much head scratching going on. No thru hulls. Yeap anywhere the water touched bare metal....fizzzzzzzz. Sort of like your photo but the metal is fizzed away. Other boats are sussing today and over the weekend so we may find out more in a day or 2. When I was giving her a bum wash for Mahurangi I did notice the concrete pontoons are eroded maybe 20-25mm and some reinforcing is visible. At the time I do remember thinking 'Crap, will I now glow in the dark. Hmm.. that's cleaner reinforcing that I would have expected'. At the time the
  12. That dude, formerly known as Ben Nathan but now travels under Maori name, that hammered the AC, literally, is sending emails to all the clubs and everywhere saying how proud he is he did it, how it highlights how the AC is at the core of White Supremacy, is responsible for harming Maori elders and why Maori have to live in bus stops. He's also promoting a TMe auction for the hammer...which pans out to be just a T Shirt, proceeds to some organisation with a long Maori name. A passionate man for sure but maybe not the best when it comes to thinking strategically.
  13. Correct. There is literally more electrical things contained and happening in your little finger than the boat. That's why everyone is scratching their heads while muttering WTF??? You guess accurately Grasshopper. Not even a watch as they are not allowed. Analogue maybe, digital definitely aren't. I must suss that, I tend to start like Ineos i.e a tad crappie Centerboard, was 10mm plate steel 6 months ago and for the last 15 years, is down to 1mm in places and is super duper shiny. It's fizzy shiny not dragged thru the mud shiny. On taking it back yesterday any place t
  14. It's maritime anarchy out there at the moment Covid has really fucked things up and in many ways
  15. Yeap. Huge changes and all have a very large electrical components. I'll get the metre down and around there. It's not the first marina I've had to suss for stray, found all the leaker's eating them so I'm quietly hopeful.
  16. The boat is 108 years old, she was perfectly fine in October, not a single thing has been changed on the boat since before then. There has never ever been any item of any form that connects her to Westhaven bar 3 mooring ropes and the water. The 3 mooring ropes are connected to fittings both ends that terminate in wood, it has not changed for at least a decade possibly closer to a century. But Westhaven HAS changed a LOT, all within metres of her, since Oct last year. To suggest the boat has very suddenly decided to change 107 of history at the exact same time the environment she liv
  17. Opps yes Akl Regatta V Akl/Tau. Too much going on at once, it's crazy.............. so much so it appears to be confusing some
  18. Common usage, like saying 'the dickheads in wellington', everyone knows you mean politicians. It is physically impossible the cause is on/from the boat itself. Some thing in the area has changed recently and started this. There's a wee rush on to see what other boats are suffering the same. It was first spotted on Sunday.....which is a right bitch as the big classic regatta is on this weekend but we are now out as we are broken.
  19. Just got back from the job of fixing the result of Westhavens latest free bonus for it's berth holders, rampant and very aggressive electrolysis. All started about the same time the new Tupperware berths went in and Westhaven got an electric outboard driven ..... some werid arse thing, that is heading fast towards mussel farm status because some muppet thought it could go into MNZ but it failed miserably, arrived. I'm less impressed than that blade of grass my turd landed on.
  20. The fact we did have Pacific Shipping and now we don't would suggest it's not that simple. They did vehicles, loose freight, containerised, used some secondary ports to keep costs down and did co-ordinate with a couple of trucking companies. We used them to shift bulk heavy in to the Sth island and it worked well but was clunky and slow. They priced themselves against trucks as they would have too. They creased not that long ago, maybe 7-8 years back. We tried/used rail as well to do the same thing but that panned out to be as reliable as MIQ ventilation systems. We keep getting forc
  21. Gordon has been around a long time, possibly too long. Possibly also falling into the clickbait area more in an effort to get cut thru and paid as most of the media seems to be these days. He's not a fruitloop like to many but the odd thing suggests he maybe a bit tired and struggling a bit. You're invoking the 'a magical flying invisible spell casting Wizard', that's huge call these days ya brave bastard ;) Today you say 'FFS, I think I need a hug'
  22. aviate - navigate - communicate Keep the craft safely flying first and foremost, then ensure you don't fly into a hill or run out of gas before you get on the ground, only then do you ring Uber Eats or tell someone your wing has fallen off.
  23. Yeap but the few bits I've seen have had a Prada sailing under zero pressure so maybe they felt the risk was worth it. 3 teams risked over 100 million bucks they'd get to sail in a AC.
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