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  1. I have put an ad on trademe for an almost complete set of Sea Sprays. I won't split them sorry https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2817433567&ed=true
  2. It's interesting that on this site there is a lot of sympathy for cruisers from the islands. On SA I don't see much sympathy for them.
  3. The clunk also doesn't seem to affect the revs, so it must be something loose that is banging on a housing as it goes past maybe in the saildrive housing? Will be fascinating to know what it is
  4. nilodor.you can get it from the chemist
  5. My understanding is that there is a large waiting list for boats to get into Westhaven.
  6. I Don't agree with "A". Isn't there already a waiting list ?
  7. Das Boot is brilliant. There's also a TV series on netflix of it. Not as good as the movie but still pretty good. Con Thode said that Das Boot was the nearest he had ever seen to the real thing.
  8. I'm sure it was another yachty as they left a pair of sailing gloves behind. I agree Waikiore, the boat is definately minimalist in stuff worth stealing. On a brighter note I was contacted by an officer in the Maritime police unit so someone has stirred up some action! To be fair I don't expect the police to spend much time on it as there are plenty more important things out there.
  9. Date was sometime after last wednesday (not 100% sure) and before monday which is when I reported it. Pile # 469 (Iorangi). As I said earlier I have no problem with westhaven office staff, they were very helpful.
  10. The new buiding on College Hill
  11. I went to the marina office yesterday. They were very good. They said they could only release camera footage to the police, which they were happy to do. I went to the police to file a report. They couldn't be less interested. The lady behind the counter said they would take the details but would not be doing anything about it. She then put on her best patronising tone and said I should check the boat more often and take the electronics home. I can't say they impressed me much. Unfortunately my excess is reasonably high to keep the premium a bit less nasty, so no point claiming. First time in 3
  12. right on the end by the floating dock in westhaven
  13. Hi You might like to be aware that there is a thief around on the piles. My boat was broken into and the GPS and Autohelm was stolen within the last few days. Be wary ! Was very kind of the b#$#@^& to leave a set of sailing gloves.
  14. Done. They actually answered and were aware of it.
  15. Rang coast guard, no answer. Rang non emergency police, no answer. Welcome to the modern automated don't give a s#$@ world. Anyone got any ideas on who to contact ?
  16. I have a mate who owns a Beale. He is always a bit disparaging of it. I keep telling him that in 50 years it will be seen as a 1980's Logan along with Townson's Youngs etc
  17. twisty

    Copper tingle

    Hadn't thought of that !
  18. twisty

    Copper tingle

    Hi I've got a leak I want to do a temporary repair on until the boat comes out next year. I want to put a copper tingle on it but can't figure out where to buy copper sheet from. Any ideas ? Thanks
  19. Only the first 2 rows are going. The rest are safe for quite a while.
  20. twisty


    We have hired a canal boat in the Netherlands twice now, and will be heading back next year. We found that boating South of Amsterdam was more interesting than cruising around Friesland. Both are still fabulous though. Loved your photo's going through Utrecht Chris. Brings back great memories. My parents were Dutch with my Father being born in Indonesia. We had the most amazing Rice Tafell (traditional Dutch/ Indonesian meal) in Utrecht and then waddled back to our boat parked right in the middle of the city.
  21. Hi I went to fill my 4kg gas bottle at Caltex stanley street only to find the station has gone ! Does anyone know where to get a bottle filled near westhaven. Cheers
  22. My boat is 50 metres from the floating dock and even the tired old bungy cord on the cockpit cover isn't broken. Consider myself VERY lucky !
  23. I think the barge thing is a bit of a smoke screen. Even if it happens it will be years away. Resource consent to dredge Tamaki River ? I think the biggest thing is when Wilson points out that the cruise ships could use Bledisloe wharf more or less already. I think the problem is POAL's empire building ethos. The dolphins look like a dead dog now thank god.
  24. I used to sail out of Okahu bay in the 90's. I would be sailing at 5 knots in my old classic trying to stay clear of all the 12 footers screaming around. They used to think it was great fun to come straight at me on port and turn at the last moment. It used to scare the s@#t out of me. In the end I gave up trying to stay clear. (sometimes they were racing so i would try and stay clear even on stbd)They got the message in the end.
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