Jump to content

Terry B

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Terry B last won the day on August 3 2023

Terry B had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

71 Good

About Terry B

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Away for 7 days, came back to Westhaven Thursday before the wind. Heading back out tomorrow morning :)
  2. Hi Aard, agree he's up for heaps however that's not what the law should take into account. Unbelievable that a man loses his boat and suffers severe health consequences and this guy who caused it gets a $10,000 fine. Recompense for the ferry guy? Apart from insurance on the ferry? What about his costs for on going health issues, loss of income, etc, etc?
  3. Obviously I don't know the circumstances. BUT - if skipper of powerboat that rammed the ferry was at fault (and he's being charged and pled guilty) then a $10,000 fine is an effing joke. Discuss. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/boatie-who-sank-russell-ferry-pleads-guilty/BL2OROTANZA6PDIJORZ2ZYO5MA/
  4. Spent a very pleasant cuppa hours wandering thru the basin looking at these fabulous boats. So much history. And lovely people - we chatted to 3 or 4 of the crews as they worked on their boats. A lot of French people. And a lot of women which is awesome. Will be heading out 14 Jan to farewell them on their next leg. Unbelievable that it's all so low key when you think of the Whitbreads of the past. Hats off to all the crews.
  5. As someone who has built a dinghy from scratch and modified the plans to make it two part nesting, I would recommend buying a second hand sailing dinghy and cutting it in half, inserting bulkheads, reinforcing and repainting. Simpler. I think. Save a lot of angst. Unless, like me, angst is your thing :)
  6. Cruise ship rejected entrance to NZ waters due to Bio risk. Second part of story is interesting............... https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/301015149/passengers-furious-after-cruise-rejected-at-new-zealand-border
  7. At the first meeting (which started this whole thread) there were heaps of boaties there. Not enough room for all of. There were boaties, lots of boat tradies etc. You could see the council were surprised at the turnout. Even though nobody was allowed to speak, just the registered interests. And that meeting was same place and same time.
  8. I also contribute, it's a good resource - albeit you have to take the info with a grain of salt. And if you're really interested in the subject you searched for on Wiki, you can delve deeper in all sorts of other ways. Love that it's ad free and a not-for-profit.
  9. Just read a full description of what happened to Tom Robinson (the rower) on Off Centre Harbor website. Boat performed exactly as it should - but Tom forgot (for the first time) to shut the hatch when he went down below for something. And a larger than usual wave filled the boat. We've all done potentially daft things like this and it could have ended in disaster. Boat was designed to right itself - but not full of water. He's a remarkable young man. Lots of info on his website and Off Centre Harbor.
  10. Equivalent weight difference between the two sizes is a 12 pack (of beer, as if I needed to define it). Safety at anchor. Pretty important.
  11. Keep 'em coming LBD, awesome
  12. On that note, anybody got a recommendation for an anchor watch app?
  13. Sounds like a great trip you've all planned! I hope (fervently) our weather is better for you than it was for us last 'summer' season. There are lots of really good books you could buy on line by kiwis about the gulf and anchorages etc. Google David Thatcher - he's written a few. Plus there's the 'Coastal Cruising Guide' by the Royal Akarana Yacht Club which is updated/new editions every so often - brilliant guide to pretty much everywhere in the gulf. And there are others.
  14. Enough to make you think of the unthinkable - moving to Awestruckandfailure.............. Or even the island below the north island......... gulp 🙃
  • Create New...