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  1. Yeap with todays 'additives' it opens up the material options a lot. Much of the Reptile is untreated pine and other assorted stuff from my years of hoarding. Selected with caution, glassed in and sealed well, perfect.

    I'm building a lake to help the 1000 extra trees we're planting to help expand the local Nature Diversity Highway. Also the extra water will be used with restoring 2 beaten up once were and will be again shortly back to fully functioning wetlands. I'm not doing that just with a spade.

    Nature Diversity Highway - the joining up of patches of bush/forest by replanting open grass/pasture with new bush. This is so wildlife can move between the patches of bush with some cover as most won't do open ground. That way we can encourage diversity in the local wildlife and not leave them stuck in isolated patches marrying their sisters.

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  2. Good lessons to learn from a good job to learn them on, nice.

    Not too sure I'd have taken the time to follow the icky as much, I'd have gone for simple square or rectangle, but that's looking good.

    Now zizzz the stippled back a little to allow for the glass, just like joins on gibboard for plastering. You'll have to decided how to finish it as getting a seamless duplication of the existing stipple will be near impossible. 

    I'd make a shape, maybe a big circle??, and take care to finish the edges well. Colour match the best you can and while it will be seen it will look like it's supposed to be there sort of thing.

  3. We, like most humans, prefer to prioritise things we each find enjoyable or derive significant satisfaction from over things we don't and most are willing to pay a premium for that, exactly as you, I and most reading this do with our boats.

    For you that's cruising over making and creating but as I find cruising very boring now I far prefer to make n create.

    So to you this 'possible project in waiting' has very low value but for me the idea of bring a classic in waiting back from the dead is quite exciting in many ways.

    But to answer the last sentence and considering the Wa is still not over the last maritime shopping trip 😕, I'm prioritising a life, mine, by buying a bulldozer not another boat.

    As I said horses for courses.

    I have lots of Kauri, the majority being alive and growing well but I'm sure finding enough to rebuild her wouldn't be hard. Would you even use Kauri today? Probably knot.

  4. 13 minutes ago, Fish said:

    It didn't even occur to me that someone would restore / rebuild it. What is it, a 35 / 40 yr old wooden boat that has had extensive structural damage, and a good soaking in salt water. The reality is its a dated design now, well used. And there is no shortage of alternatives to buy that haven't had the keel ripped off.

    There are a LOT of restos going on at the moment.

    A new 30fter is 300K plus, saw one this morning that is a hair short of 400K.

    Spend 60K on the wreak and you could have a perfectly fine boat that will have some advantages the new 30 doesn't have. Sure a bit of a project but being the vintage and construction she is it's not a hard one.

    If you applied that same thinking to yourself, a bit old n dated, should your wife be trading you in for a younger flasher model ;)

  5. 2 hours ago, Addem said:

     For some reason I seem to like a good sailing regatta.

    So do I but to date nothing suggests one will break out on Wednesday.

    2 hours ago, Addem said:

    I’m surprised that this site isn’t filled with discussion, analysis, conspiracy that goes with having a world premier sailing event on our door step.

    I too have been a little surprised at how may who were big AC fans now seem to be very Ho Hum about it all. Many don't see it as sailing and it's not hard to see why.

    Horses for courses I suppose.

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  6. 2 hours ago, Tamure said:

    careful KM, you might get hoisted on your own petard

    I don't swing that way but if there is some intergalactic hoisting that needs to be done I'd pick Georgiou all day every day. Janeway, while not topping any list, would obviously have to be second.

    1 hour ago, DrWatson said:

    I would take the bbc off that list given their record over the last 5, years.

    Oh hell yes. That polar bear one was an absolute shocker in so many ways. Attenborough took a big dive in my books over that as well.

    US ones only if there is a potentially interesting link but otherwise they have no relevance hence hold no interest. From what little I've seen most are the same as Stuff, proud to tell you they will only publish one side of the story and then only the bits of it they like. 

  7. 13 hours ago, aardvarkash10 said:

    Nope - played the problem. 

    You deride internationally successful publications as not publishing news because it only contains "sh*t about sh*t that happens not around me". 


    OK I've deleted all in your post that was  just playing the man, YET AGAIN, and we see your post only contains one sentence. 

    The thread was talking NZ outlets, I continued in that theme. If you wanted to go wider you should have said so. 



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  8. 2 minutes ago, erice said:

    wasn't today supposed to be the first day of racing before the 1 week lockdown?

    wind gusting around our house now would have made it exciting

    Yeap. Just popped back from the boat but before I left she got extra securing. A few yachts out of Taka, staying in close for the flat water, and seem to be having fun.

    Oh well only a week or so and the circus will be done and dusted at long last.

  9. 2 hours ago, alibaba said:

    I'm all for tsunami warnings to low level towns etc., and it's good to get people away from shore levels.  But it's ridiculous that people get in their cars and drive to the top of the nearest hill, over 80m or more above sea level. The Aceh and Fukashima tsunamis were exceptional in their heights, and they were about5-8m above normal sea levels. This one was forecast to lift between 0.3 and 1m, so 20m above  high tide would have been plenty it seems to me.

    Also, we need a likely time of arrival. If the earthquake was offshore, and the forecasted arrival of any surge was plus 6  hours, it doesn't seem appropriate to get people up on the hill for that length of time. As it  happens, the weather was fine. If this happens in the winter and it's blowing its kneecaps off, and pouring with rain ....

    Maybe a more graded response is needed instead of a wholesale 'panic' approach, otherwaise we risk getting into a 'cry wolf' situation and people will be reluctant to move when they really need to.


    Agree. In a world where they can target individuals with not too much trouble surely it's got to be pretty easy to tune the geo location setting finer to a point things are staged.

    Timing could be tricky though, don't these waves move at quite differing speeds? But agree giving some time period would be very handy.

    And agree on the cry wolfe. I see L3 for many has now morphed into doing the usual but taking a little more effort not to get sussed by the plods. By that I mean in the general population, not just Government ministers and their mates.

  10. 4 hours ago, Young Entertainer said:

    I am thinking about renaming mine after a great bumber sticker I just saw

    MAGA - Make Ardern Go Away

    apparently heaps of cheap crew gear out there already branded in red and white

    Your effort to retask gear in this resource challenged world is admirable.

  11. 4 hours ago, aardvarkash10 said:

    Yeah, well, they can't be held responsible for the limited range of your outlook I guess.

    :)  :) Or your ability to just admit you're wrong as your play the man not the game post clearly shows.


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  12. 14 hours ago, aardvarkash10 said:

    BBC.  Stiff upper lip, but straight up.

    New York Times (partially paywalled, but worth it)

    The Guardian.  Telegraph for balance.

    The Atlantic (paywalled, but worth it) for its long-form journalism

    Al Jazeera, with provisos

    Stuff - distinctly improved on its earlier incarnations

    Newsroom has interesting mix of opinions and has added to  local investigative journalism

    The Spinoff.  Its miles from balanced, but open about it and doesn't keep trying to sell me a house


    Sussed the BBC, NYT, TG, TA and Jazeera but no news in them at all just sh*t about sh*t that happens not around me or my locations. Many openly say they will only publish one side of some stories and not go near other subjects at all so hard to see any balance there.

    So we get to NZ.

    Stuff, the outlet that says on it's front page the same as many of those offshore ones do 'We have decided to tell you only what we want and it will be one sided'. Open and honest, yes but it also makes balance impossible.

    Newsroom ?? Better than most generally but still has it's moments. Questionable whether it's a news outlet with commentary or it's a magazine type commentary with some news installed in it.

    The Spinoff is less balanced than David Tarrent.

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  13. 3 hours ago, aardvarkash10 said:

    nope.  Some publications have editorial integrity and can report a situation with appropriate and balanced coverage and/or without linking the reportage to a strapline like "What is (put name of situation here) going to do to your house value?"

    I'm intrigued to know who these mysterious publications are that you consider balanced?




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  14. On 20/02/2021 at 9:25 PM, Deep Purple said:

    I see the Auckland to Tauranga race is the same weekend. Sure wish we had a national organisation that coordinated these things. I wonder if we'll have the new safety regulations by then


    This would be more AYBA...errr thinking about it maybe as TYBC run Tauranga they wouldn't be at the AYBA conflict avoidance meetings. Maybe they should be seeing they tap the Akl fleet.

    If I hadn't seen this thread I'd never have know the regatta is on....or to be honest, even still being run. The AC and juggling of it is all smothering.

  15. 58 minutes ago, Fish said:

    Tsunami threat for Auckland just been lifted - still got the car alarm warning on my phone, they could do with changing the ring tone for downgrade alarms...

    Yes, it went off here and everyone twitched in  bad way then then grizzled.

    Wild Westcoast Hot Chilli Sweet Blacksauce, keeping it local as it's made in Dargaville. 

    54 minutes ago, Fogg said:

    I’m not likely right I am right. I know for a fact that is the govt decision. Like I said don’t ask me how I know this.

    He does, Beloved Leader just announced dropping to L2 on Sunday.

  16. 47 minutes ago, eruptn said:

    Hi KM

    No 1 - Is that from the 1st rattle at 2:30am +/- or something else? If from the 1st shack why only East cape do you think, I'd have expected Northland and Barrier to have twitched as well.

    Most of that is actually the ground going up and down with the quake, hence appearing as water level changes. Note the high frequency

    No 2 - Below those are the signs you mention as now arriving? On the Barrier one the wiggle goes left a far bit, would that be smaller waves arriving from the 1st rattle?

    Yes that's the long period signals starting to arrive about 40 cm  

    No 3 - Those spikes would be due to the quake. The grey either side of that, and can be seen on others, is that just your average day to day bigger waves that inhabit oceans?

    That is the aftershock, the high freq stuff. The light grey is the swells, the black is filtered to get rid of the higher freq swell signals


    Hope that helps.

    Looks like some serious low amplitude coastal surging ahead. 30-40cm tidal rise and fall over maybe an hour.

    It does a lot, Thanks.

    Bit freaky to think the ground can move up and down that much, it's no wonder they are so much more exited down the East Coast. 

  17. Totally agree Mr Fogg and loving the last sentence, that's something we should be doing more of not all this patch here, patch there crap.

    We're pushing for the same 'combined master plan' on some mooring shenanigans a couple of rich listers are trying to do now around Rakino. That's another fight clubs seem to be not telling their members sadly. On the objections list I saw a week or 2 back was only the PCC & GHYC with help from the AYBA to try and stop the silliness. I hope more have jumped in since, we have a meeting around those next week so I'll suss. If all clubs teamed up just think of the power that would give boaties. But that's not gonna happen unless members push their managements into letting them know this sort of sh*t is happening. Good on those couple of clubs who care enough to step up and at least try, shame it only seems to be the same small few though.

    Anyone know if we would we see signs of an expanding Dolphin population in 2 years?

  18. Hey eruptn, just to help understand what I'm/we're looking at a bit better -

    No 1 - Is that from the 1st rattle at 2:30am +/- or something else? If from the 1st shack why only East cape do you think, I'd have expected Northland and Barrier to have twitched as well.

    No 2 - Below those are the signs you mention as now arriving? On the Barrier one the wiggle goes left a far bit, would that be smaller waves arriving from the 1st rattle?

    No 3 - Those spikes would be due to the quake. The grey either side of that, and can be seen on others, is that just your average day to day bigger waves that inhabit oceans?

    No number - why does Dunedin look so boring, don't they get any waves at all or do they only get reeeaaaallllll long ones :)

    Charleston measurement device can see full on open ocean and the wiggles are just big ocean waves kicked up by the wind etc?


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