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  1. Fish,you have forgotten the invasive Asian paddle crab in Ngungaru area. The pacific oyster has killed almost all our rock oysters and where did came from??Japan when the barges arrived to fit the nippon clippons on to the AK harbour bridge.
  2. I never had an issue with a normal car battery.Strapped down properly so it cant move no issue
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    From recollections,a story my father told me,that grandfather early 1920s spent a few days in Thames where they would the row boat around setting nets for mullet,flounder.I presume as they filled the internal they would install washboards until there was only room left in the cockpit.The idea being lots of canvas to get to AK wharves quickly to sell fish.I belive it was like 48 hr return trip.AK Thames Ak before ice was available.
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    number of yrs ago had a weekend away on a "s" class swiftsure,quick boat,and yes based on a mulletboat. there were several classes that all looked similar. S =16ft T maybe 14ft?? v =18ft n = 20ft L =22ft h =26ft and pretty sure the largest was I =32ft. Perhaps Harold Kidd would have the answers.
  5. What was the point of "small talk"?? it was a place semi hidden and yes there were a few personal attacks. But no different to a Friday night at the club or away cruising and having different pints of view. Human nature at least there is an alternative site for those discussions. During non racing periods/lockdown/up were those who wanted vent a point of view. Some of it was very humorous even if didnt agree to some content Crew.org now seems to very limited numbers posting.
  6. Any grids or a wharf that dries?? Trying get rudder back in if it drops hmm might be worth watching
  7. predict wind shows nothing of concern till Tuesday 14th,yep soundsrright with border freeing up on the 15th.
  8. MPI Fisheries - Northland 2l2i0ma0ahi0fd · There are currently biosecurity rules in place making it illegal to fish from three harbours on Aotea Great Barrier Island. to prevent the spread of the invasive seaweed pest Caulerpa brachypus. The requirements are set out in a Controlled Area Notice (CAN). As well as banning the take of any marine life (fish, shellfish, seaweed, crays), if you anchor in these harbours, you’ll need a permit from Bio
  9. Billionaires raced here in NZ and still sponsor so what Daltons problem??
  10. it takes bugger all growth on a prop to throw it out,engine smoking a bit can be a give away sign of growth or revs v speed. Prop speed is not a magic bullet. Looked at yrs ago and seeked advice, you still up clevdon river??now water water warming growth increasing,surprising how many revs it takes to throw stuff off prop..
  11. the joys of a dripless gland,when i changed glands,undid the nuts holding shaft,shaft slide out easily. fitted new gland and shaft was 2 mm higher than gearbox,friend wiggled shaft and went in to collar tighten down .in water and all was well.doesnt help you out I know. So when you turn the shaft you see it rise and fall?? To me that wouldnt indicate motor not aliegned but ,hoping not worn shaft tube,slightly bent shaft
  12. Boating in the reserve There is no public boat launching facility in the marine reserve. The nearest boat launching ramp is in Omaha Cove, just below the township of Leigh. Boats are permitted to navigate and anchor carefully in the reserve, but please remember that: • Dragging anchors can damage marine life. • There are a lot of swimmers, divers and snorkelers in the reserve – take care. • Fishing rods should be stowed out of sight when travelling or anchored in the marine reserve. Would want a windless day,no swell,unsure of bottom but thinking fine sand.Be more inclinded to driv
  13. anchoring within boundary could be classed disturbing seafloor. You know how DOC is
  14. I would say anchor out on the boundary line and maybe row in from there,not sure. perhaps ring +64 9 379 6476 Email: aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
  15. Recieved a email from MPI yesterday and want consultation on a area .Leigh to tawharnui no taking of any fish except crays,paua,mussels etc out from shoreline to 350m. This is proposed by some group called rock pools??
  16. squirt a bit of engine start crc product down /in to the air filter.maybe check at injector that it is getting fuel,may need a bleed?
  17. and when time allows put i sight glass in, Should not have to remove engine to get tank out surely??
  18. you dont see 30 rugby players wearing masks,close contact sport and played where covid is present.. Change of rules,why YNZ runing out of funds?? but does make sense.
  19. https://www.charterworld.com/index.html?sub=yacht-charter&charter=raven-358
  20. Maybe time for RNZYS to tell Dalts where to shove the cup and walk away from any it. Dalts is only looking after his bank balance.
  21. ponui island ,southern end,motonau bay would of had 50/60 overnighters,Doubt very much they received any sort of visit.And the trafic from KKB to Coro farms steady stream.From 5.30am till 8.00. Confession was in a fizz fishing scullies/ Oh on the alcohol front. Kevin will say I have a problem. 2 cans everynight,except Saturday where 6 rums and 1/2 bottle red would be consumed so a score of 7. I might add that short test would be conducted by a non drinker or a reformed alcoholic.
  22. You want somewhere to moor a vessel?? Guess you are going to pay market rent then.So what if he makes a $$,what other options do you have??A marina at 10m (32'8") $728.50 pm
  23. Its not peoples inter reaction with them,its the feed has been removed.DOC are dorks at times,running downhill as "BP" said doing 9+ what emergency drop,ripped/broken gear??And the bloody mammal still wants play in your wake,then what. No schools of baitfish no Dolphins simple as that. Kevin you are doing very well to stop in 300ms even if rounding hard up head to wind
  24. Unfortunately it is an easy target area, very dark and liveaboards more towards the top, in fact very few now. And the worst part is.That other boaties will be buyers, no buyers no market.
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