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  1. yep neither side looks good in those videos
  2. its kicking off again at the marina... someone will likely be up for assult with that move https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/446456/waiheke-island-marina-video-appears-to-show-protester-kicked-in-face
  3. Whats the going rate on a dst810?
  4. 1 year mortgage rate now at 1.85%, time to talk to my sailmaker!
  5. All the old threads are all still there, just all moved into marine talk now.
  6. The round IOW race leak seems to have come from butterworth via the U.K. times. An LSD article, since pulled, suggested this race would be a “hype” race, and not actually part of the cup challenge. AC37 to be in NZ back end of next year... allegedly
  7. Looking for a backup generator for a plant. Standard unit, 1 year warrenty. Oh you wanted a 5 year warrenty? certinaly, that'll be another $32K please Sir Yep, pieces of paper get very expensive very quickly
  8. There is already the speed limit exemption in the upper Auckland harbour for race yachts, although that is not about protecting marine life. I do agree that having a unified consistent response to the consultation once it formally opens is the way forward. Hopefully everyone submits
  9. Repercussions for yacht racing are pretty serious, it would basically be the end of any sailing regattas, including bay week in the greater bay area, and also the coastal classic would be hamstrung. Just imagine it, you come though the gap at Pearcy leading your division, find a dolphin, so you have to stop and drop sails, meanwhile your competitors sail 400m away and continue on their merry way
  10. Back on topic, the pipe is in the harbour now, having the ballast blocks attached Also https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mcconnell-dowell_st-marys-bay-water-improvement-project-activity-6747246431226216448-NwwZ
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    Boat Names

    Half the Shaw 650 fleet money shot badonkadonk wha ka snatch magic trick barely legal pronstar situation normal and an honourable mention to the Shaw 7 angry dragon
  12. Why didn’t you protest them at the time?
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    Might be able to get cat 3, could out the coastal record even further out of reach
  14. There is a temporary haulout facility at Macefield Beach, but I think the fees are quite high....
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    Main Sheet setup

    The 8.5s generally run a double ended mainsheet with between between 4:1 to 8:1 on the end of the boom. This is run forward to the mast base then back to a winch in each cockpit. Running the sheets forwards means you are not trying to run rope through the main sheet blocks as you ease the traveller, and it helps induce mast rotation.
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