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  1. Geez think of the money you'll save on anodes....
  2. Rubbish. The argument involves increasing levels of mindless and meaningless bureaucracy imposed by folk who have no clear levels of experience (at least the last head fella anyway). "Freedom" doesn't come into it and this discussion hasn't needed to debate whether or not it should be permissable.
  3. 21 Pleasure craft departing for overseas (1) No master of a pleasure craft shall permit that pleasure craft to depart from any port in New Zealand for any place outside New Zealand unless— (a) the Director has been notified in writing of the proposed voyage and the full name of the person who is in command of the pleasure craft; and (b) the Director is satisfied that the pleasure craft and its safety equipment are adequate for the voyage; and (c) the Director is satisfied that the pleasure craft is adequately crewed for the voyage; and (d) the pleasure craft and the master compl
  4. What is it about "given permission to depart" makes me want to throw my toys out of the cot?
  5. All the yards in Whangarei allow living aboard. It ain't Aucklandistan.
  6. Have a crack at resuscitation but say goodbye
  7. Dtwo

    Is a SSB Radio

    Benefit of SSB are nets where you can listen in and find out where everyone is. Entertainment at sea....
  8. We have phoned the Harbourmaster and asked him. Last time we were able to pick up a huge mooring for a few days and they seemed to forget to charge us!
  9. Actually I was reliving my years on superyachts. But if you say it's the regs, so be it!
  10. I would suspect it stems from the natural arse-f*ckery of superyacht owners who would want to install one to show other superyacht owners that their superyacht was big enough to have red lights to warn off low-flying aircraft.
  11. SyOhana - a couple of questions for you: "Most lithium batteries on the market are technically illegal to use on boats in NZ and might invalidate the EWoF if the inspector is paying attention." - I have Lithium batteries and I am horrified to hear this, can you explain why? And why would an EWoF inspector be looking at my batteries? "NZ made lithium batteries" - I was not aware of any battery manufacturers here in NZ? I'd like to support if possible. I know there are people who assemble batteries into packs, is that what you mean?
  12. Trying to source some to replace my failing headlining. I got the old lot about 2 years ago from Reid and Twiname. Went in Thursday and they no longer stock the same stuff, but have some thinner, which would be fine but it's a little too dark. Any idea of who/what/where?
  13. Dtwo

    FM AM radios

    I use the VHF aerial at the top of the mast with a Vesper splitter. This deals with AIS/VHF/AMFM. Works like a charm. I did install the recommended aerial from Pacific Aerials.
  14. Beta do a V-drive https://betamarine.co.uk/resources/GA_Drawings/Seagoing/B30-ZF15MIV/#page=1
  15. Dtwo

    Dinghy choice

    I would recommend going and having a chat with Neil at Seafarer. He's good to deal with and there are usually a few different dinghies lying around to have a look at. I have found the C-Tug dinghy wheels to be a great (local) product https://www.railblaza.com/uses/c-tug-dinghy-wheels/
  16. Bronze through hull? I just ground mine from the outside. You can then use the hole again if you need.
  17. https://www.reviveourgulf.org.nz/
  18. Dtwo

    Dinghy choice

    +1 for Seafarer, mine is excellent. and my 2.6m RIB is only 27kgs compared to 24kgs for the TrueKit 2.5m.
  19. Dtwo

    Wolf eel

    Or next to you in the morning...
  20. My guess is about 3-4 Heinekens.
  21. I think you'll find it was bolted down: "The staff who went ashore found that a rack, which was bolted to the floor and held GNS equipment, had been pulled out of the ground and tipped over"
  22. Is this correct? Don't all returnees enter MIQ for 2 weeks, with multiple tests? The "trust" model operated in the early days - we were checked on by multiple professional, courteous and well trained police staff. Then we moved on to MIQ as the volumes of returnees decreased, at inverse proportion to the whingeing and whining of certain political parties who really couldn't decide what they wanted. Goodness knows where we would be had they been listened to.
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