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  1. I don't think "because of covid" covers the why? part very well. Why? Why not a slightly bigger or more comfortable boat?
  2. What brand kit did you get Aardy? I'm still keen to install one, but am torn between the cost of a known brand or the potential quality issues of one off AliExpress, along with noise and ease of operation. My missus says we have to be using the boat more before I can spend more money on it, I'm telling my missus if we had a heater we could use the boat more... (something about the new mainsail, anchor, chain, engine, prop shaft, rudder bearings, batteries etc that makes her think I'm spending too much money on it...) I haven't been able to find any info on the plastic duct fittings.
  3. I'm curios Kevin, have you watched the full video of what went on? The RNZ clip is very short and is somewhat one sided, it only shows the kick. The one on the Herald gives more context. Of three workers, one worker is in the water, one is climbing out of the water, and the third is being approached by the guy that he ends up kicking in the face. You will note also on the Herald clip that it can't have been a very good kick, cause the guy (protestor) gets straight back onto the pontoon and continues the scuffle. There are long clips on the Protect Putiki facebook group that don't show th
  4. From the clip on the news, you can see the protestor was having a good go at getting that guard into the water. They had just got another guard into the water, so the danger was real and present. The protestor was in a wettie, the guard in heavy clothing. Protestor swum under the pontoons and popped up in the hole in the middle (where the pole is) to get behind the guard and ambush him. Protestor very nearly got the guard in the water too. It was the protestor that initiated the skuffle, but lost. 50:50 could have gone the other way. No, it is not appropriate to kick people in the face, b
  5. I missed that post Kev, any chance you could re-post / quote it, so we can work out what you are on about? PS, did you have a look at the 'Protect Putiki' facebook page and see what violence the so called peaceful protestors were metering out? It is a real eye opener.
  6. That is some premium and expensive land for a haul out and maintenance operation... High demand for premium apartments in that area...
  7. I've watched the (long) videos on the protestors facebook page. They started it, physically attacked a worker from behind who was taking photos, the protestors dragged at least one worker into the water. They were initiating the violence big time. Fully agree with the above comments. These so called protestors have no mana. They just want to be famous and be on the TV, and are looking for a fight. There has been legitimate resistance to the marina. All legal avenues have been exhausted, and good people have done their bit. These current protestors are just looking for a fight, and startin
  8. Are you sure? Houses are moved all over the place all the time. It needs to be done at night, and with a specialist company, but it is fairly straight forward. Basically a truck with a hydraulic deck and a pilot vehicle. A phone call or two to the appropriate company would tell you if it is viable or not. If boat movers say no, I'd try house movers under google. Sheds and work spaces at marinas are at a premium and priced accordingly. More so with the footprint of your tri, taking up the shed space of 2 regular boats. I expect it is the cost of the shed that is blowing out your costs, no
  9. We had out topsides painted with brush and tipping. You need to have frigging amazing eye site and be sitting in your dinghy 1 foot away staring at the hull to see its not a spray finish. Paying a lot of $$$ to improve the look of the finish form 5 ft to 1 foot...
  10. I understand there can be massive variances in costs in NZ due to the 'non-painting' factors, i.e. hardstand, shed, removing rig, riggers etc. Often costs charged by the marina hardstand area go on top of the painters costs, and the actual labour amount is low. We did a full repaint, used the club shed (at club rates), did all the prep (sanding, filling etc) ourselves and got a pro to do the top coats. At the prices you are talking about, it may be cost effective to truck your boat somewhere and paint it there. I.e. a random industrial building or farm shed. It is most likely highly effec
  11. Hay AA10, I apologies in advance if this post upsets you. Are you using that PVc pipe as a carrier pipe or an encasement pipe? i.e. is it carrying air, or encasing the fancy foil ducting stuff? I've been carefully studying how to install a diesel heater in my old wooden boat, and am fairly cautious about hot pipes in enclosed spaces etc. I haven't yet found a suitable pipe for all of the ducting, other than the rather expensive foil ducting. If you are using regular DWV PVC (drain waste vent, or in common language, downpipe) it is most likely U-PVC (unplasticised). It has a maxi
  12. I would have thought half the problem was the millions of recreational fisho's catching all the snapper, so the kina go nuts and destroy the eco-system.
  13. Does anyone know what a 'sea floor area' zone means, or High protection area? I thought it was very odd that all the media banged on about 18 new marine protected areas, but none said where they are. I had to find the report and read it. I'd far prefer if all of those areas where just made full marine reserves. I'm concerned a sea floor protection area just means no dredging or bottom trawling, where there is very little of that still happening, is there? Its kind of a smoke a mirrors thing from the govt "we are doing lots" when they aren't really. Big area of concern for me, t
  14. My club uses an aerosol can horn, seems to work ok. But here is a variation for a thought. We are required to keep a VHF listening watch while racing, usually 77 I think, both in fully crewed and short handed. This is a safety requirement following a MOB incident last winter that could have easily gone pear shaped (other boats racing near by didn't realise there was a man in the water, just that boat A had done a big broach...) So, you want a horn all can hear, at a distance, and in a breeze? Play it over the VHF. If you have a requirement for a listening watch for safety, this is a
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