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  1. 1 hour ago, Fogg said:

    That’s more like it. I feel relieved now. I’m only considering electrical o/b for lightness and convenience. Including so my wife can continue to do her dusk fishing trips in the dinghy (which are v productive) without the worry of whether she can start the outboard ok without straining her shoulder (an old injury). Electric would be ace for this but I’ll keep a petrol o/b onboard for long range / power trips.

    Sound like wise thinking, especially if she's good at bringing home the nautical bacon, that is to be strongly encuraged. I considered going lectric for the 930 but it lost due to weight, cost and delicatness. That's before we even considerd how we'd charge the thing. But for the Ding and after doing a pile of testing with Torqeedos an lectric would be high on the 'possibles' list. But again I'd still have the charging issue. Which electric? That's the tricky question to answer.

    1 hour ago, harrytom said:

    Most yanmars up to 20hp burn approx 1 to 1.5 Lt per hr.

    Damn handy, Thanks.

    I'll work on 1.5 per race, 40 minutes out there gearing up, 20 to get back in. No harm erring on the conservitive side.


  2. I suspect the Council and Govt finding themselves beyond broke may have some input as well, this was going to cost over 1/2 billion dollars.

    1 hour ago, Deep Purple said:

    But it's a shovel ready project. Jacinda said so and she never lies

    And did it while that bobblehead, Silly Philly Goff, was standing beside her. Both knew it wasn't as their jaws flapped.

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  3. Just now, Steve Pope said:

    all the wooden ones in WHG mooring area had plastic sleeves fitted over them with the gap between the pile and the plastic filled with (sand?)

    sand or a motar mix.

    Trying to extend their life span. Each one costs around 5K to replace.

  4. Sleeved steel which is backfilled with assorted goodies depending on useage.

    Effective in use but eyesores for sure.

    Pine piles were OK but now it's plantation pine it's become very soft, wears inconsistanly and is basicly now sh*t. So moved to hardwoods like Turpentine and others but they have to be imported, are costly and there is the growing resistance to chopping down old trees, especialy slow growing hardwoods.

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  5. They were never going to be able tack it onto the existing bridge, engineers had written that option off quite a while ago.

    But as the project is one of Jacindas 'shove ready' post covid infrastructure spends it's popped back up on the radar and the lazy media/aggenda pushers (GenZero, RideAKL and a couple of other very selfish self interested mobs) just copy and paste the article they did 6 months ago.

    The effort now looks to have been redirected towards sorting a second crossing which would be road north, rail north and south. The bridge then becomes road south and has spare lanes which can be used for cake baking, a rifle range, Red Bull High Diving Competitions and other fun things like that. There was even a group of Club and Westhaven users representives, NRWYCWG inc WMUA, who have been suggesting the spare lanes could be used for walkers and push bikes, what a bunch of jokers that mob are.

  6. What LOA are you?

    How much fuel do you reckon you use to leave the berth, get to race start and then do the reverse on finishing?

    How many times a year would you do that?

    I am assuming diesal unless you say otherwise. Close as will work.

    I am thinking Westhaven/Bayswater but GHM would be pretty much the same as them.

    Why? I'm trying to get a better grip on how much fuel a race fleet consumes.


  7. My FM/AM Fusion runs thru the VHF antenna.

    Fusion as I needed some customisation and they are in Northcote. But also is it is a more waterproofed version.

  8. Have to agree with you Vic.

    But the devil is in the small print not the big scary headlines. Count the number of times boats are mention in the pitch, I copied it below for you.


    Is the decline due to death or leaving the area?

    Distribution, habitat use and data-set comparison – the decline in the Bay of islands is likely due to emigration rather than mortality. Scientist believe this is the case as the North Island population is not declining at the same rate and individuals that are no longer using the bay of islands have been identified in other areas such as Doubtless Bay, Great Barrier Island and Whangarei Harbour.

    But if you drill down below that you'll find a 5 year old report commissioned by DOC into the responces of Bottlenose Dolphins to vessel activity in Northland. Specifically in relation to the commercial operators of tours in the Bay which do do some Dolphin and Whale watching trips at times but with a little look at boats in general. It is based on data collected between 2012 and 2015. It also has recommendations.


    Many will recognise one of the reports supervisors, he's been in the media a lot recently.

  9. 3 hours ago, Deep Purple said:

    I think it would work

    nope never.

    3 hours ago, Deep Purple said:

     defend it in auckland in 2004.

    But it may work in 2024 ;)

    It's very early days and the dollars will still in the air flying around, probably trying to find the best ROI, and once they have landed the peasants will be told which bank account to fill.

  10. 2 hours ago, bigal.nz said:

    When the draft regulation isn't even available how do you expect anyone to tell you how they are going to enforce the unknown? 


    The proposal is all there, things like this don't get to this stage with a motherload of plans and paper already in place.  The idea is to engage now to try and make the law not a pile of arse that it a will be if left only to DOC. All everyone one wants is the best possible outcome for every mammal involved.

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  11. The guts of what some are a bit concerned around this proposed sanctuary is all about the lack of info around enforcement of some rules that are being referred to by DOC as being 'black and white'. As we know DOC hates people so there is a concern enforcement will be black and white with little wiggle room for common sense or the Dolphins desires. For example if a boat saw some dolphins coming and changed course to avoid but the dolphins choose to follow and then come within 400m of the fleeing boat to have a play as they often do, should the boat be screwed? Most say No but the rules are 'black and white' in saying Yes.

    The boats other option is to drop into idle or drop sails and sit still in the water until the dolphins leave so there are bound to be a lot of boats who will try to avoid the 400m distance as they have sh*t to do and places to be.

    Will the rules be enforced that way? They say No but they always say that and have said the same about many others in the past which has proven to be false, they do go on to enforce in the manner they said they wouldn't. 

    There is also a big concern this is the thin edge of the the wedge so if the rules are set up poorly now there is a high chance when the sanctuaries are rolled out nationwide the tricky rules will go with them. So there is a big need to get them right the first time.

    Here is more

    - https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/media-releases/2020-media-releases/doc-concerns-for-iconic-bay-of-islands-dolphin/

    - https://www.dropbox.com/s/uyn9l816rvcs0rg/ProposalDetails_Presentation_250221.pdf?dl=0

  12. 15 hours ago, Tamure said:

    Alcatraz is 15450 which is a good buy if you are into  that kind of boat, the owner has poured gold into it, should get in to the 20's or 30's

    Yeap, that's a hell good buy at that price. Even 30 is a good price.

  13. Here's todays example of why commercial cost so much more.

    Boat going OK for years on 8mm chain. It's now going into MNZ and they want 12mm chain. Only 3K there but wait there's more......... 12mm chain doesn't run on winches that use 8mm, BOOM another 5K there...plus wiring change, locker change and more.


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