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  1. Frightening really,broker friday night and away Saturday with no idea,be like a new restricted driver driving the latest ferrari. Need some sort of regulation,but would that safety or taking away my rights?
  2. https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/public/news/media-releases-2022/20220530a.asp Jae-Ho Huh was sentenced on 27 May in the Auckland District Court after earlier pleading guilty to one charge under the Maritime Transport Act. He was prosecuted after his 11-metre launch, with three people aboard, collided with the schooner SV Arcturus. The collision occurred between Rangitoto Island and St Heliers in Auckland in March 2020. At the time, the launch was travelling under auto-pilot at between 15 and 20 knots (28-37 km/h). Mr Huh has been fined $ $3,900 and ordered to p
  3. You are talking litres rather more like a cup or 2?? I have seen foam poured in to stop leaks but water ,a mix of fresh/salt sitting the mast helping the corrosion process,be better to let water out.
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    New Genoa

    yes was going to mention him,excellent service and sails well made. I believe a lot NZ lofts send details overseas and have cut and stictched back here in NZ
  5. Yes and who was the National fisheries Minister that kept peeing in comms pockets and accepting bribes and who is the National party president and owner of "Sandfords"? Nathan Guy was the minsiter and Peter Goodfellow president,leopard change its spots?nah
  6. What about theres Pr$cks https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/300590326/fishing-crew-caught-with-45-times-the-daily-limit-of-snapper-in-auckland
  7. wonder how he sealed the sail drive hole?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c04AlpjgXEg
  8. I remember seeing up for sale 3 months ago,$1 or goes to dump. He has a $1 bid,sucker who is buying it.
  9. If sound waves were to or did work. We could resurrect the Navy degaussing buoys in the tiri channel?? Only knew of one vessel that was in the panmure river that tried the sound wave thing. It all it did was those in close proximity chew thru zincs,could never prove t was the wires hanging overboard but once it dissapeared so did the chewing of zincs.The average time was 4 months on a block.
  10. Wonder why so many not racing now days. Now you know what you are up against and if like me(tried to be smart) you would get pinged. Not just yachting,ruby forward passes,high tackles etc Was at a radio yacht race many yrs ago,RO called contact,they were further up the track and couldnt see. It was 2 of us luffing and as r/c yachts jump it looked like contact, me and the other guy were behind our boats,niether did penalty as no contact,took it to the race committee and was told RO has final say and we were both disqualified. Rest of day sat on bank and drunk beer in protest.
  11. Very hard to take on city hall.tried it once.lesson learnt God is right regardless
  12. Gleeson n Cox.Still carting coal to Huntly,winter coming on so more coal,not sure if regal still carting from Tauranga.
  13. The old Man cruised for 8 yrs with a cat. When he passed we ended up with cat,saltwater must of affected it,mad as a hatter,not afraid of dogs,something like horse out of footrot flats, Bloody thing hated fish.
  14. Total waste of money,40kms distance.
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    Trailer Winches

    All well and good if you have a step ramp or want to submerge trailer,how many are fitted with bearing buddies,slight pressure on grease to help keep water out of bearings?
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    Trailer Winches

    why not remove the side supports and fit wobbles on,can still have keel on plank or change to rollers.Not hard job or overly enpensive,wobbles positioned correctly will keep boat on main keel rollers.
  17. New rules if I have interpreted right. 7 snapper 3 kings 5 kahawai 5gurnard?? as previous wa 7 snapper 3 kings 10 kahawai 10 gurnard 20 bag limit + allownce on species. Stops the plunder of pink maomao only 20 now instead of unliited. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/consultations/review-of-recreational-daily-bag-limits-for-finfish/ For example, a fisher in the Auckland/Kermadec, Central or Challenger areas can take three kingfish and up to 17 other finfish to make up their daily limit of 20.
  18. Kaipara closed 5yrs no sign of recovery, top of the south no recovery and it will be the same for gulf/northland, why??Toheroa havent recovered in over 30yrs closure, too many people,allowonces to high https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2022/seasick-saving-hauraki-gulf/ Got 2 hrs to waste have listen,still no answers and will still be talking in 20yrs time,recc v comm v greenies. Bit like we need a bus stop but not outside my place. Local Govt or The fisheries minister need too step up and just say its closed as of now ,no taking zone 5yrs.
  19. try marine deals in Avondale AK
  20. A mate built his in the 80s using East system,cheaper than west,same product. I purchased a real good fairing compound early 90s resimax,3m I think,gone now. As mentioned earlier Foodstuff group or countdown there is no choice as market has diminished. How many backyard builds do you see now??
  21. disagree with you but thats fine,personal choice
  22. Have read a lot about PDFS and most countries consider them as an aid rather than a lifesaver. Never owned never will,forced to wear one once and never again. Why muck around blowing in to tube or pulling a string ,when in the water I want something that works straight away even if unconscience.Yes may say inflate automatic,but do they in time of need.Below is just one example of many coastguard etc https://www.boatus.org/life-jackets/types Currently, there aren't any Coast Guard approved Type I inflatable PFD's available to the general public.Good for protected, inland
  23. The idea of a lifejacket is to a roll an unconscience person to their back and lift head out of water. Which INFLATABLES do not.
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