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  1. Not the only Westhaven club in the crap I'd say. I suspect the ones complaining the loudest will be the ones that drink on their boats until 2 minutes before prizegiving Then again overpriced drinks and pub food at restaurant prices doesn't grab you either.
  2. I used to haul Sundreamer at Okahu Bay. The first few years when NZ Cranes were at Westhaven it would cost about $800 out and in. However when they moved to Onehunga it went up to over $3000. After I used Robertson's in Warkworth which was a pain with the travel but perfectly useable. There are probably facilities at Clevedon and other areas outside the city centre which I suspect is a big part of the angst. Aucklanders want to slot their maintenance in between the gym and their latte. That and being able to take 3 months to do a weekends work. But you know....gym and lattes...
  3. Sad to say Smithy passed away yesterday but not before marrying his sweetheart the day before. Fair winds mate, you fought a good fight :-(
  4. I assume...... the next America's cup to be sailed overseas
  5. 888 had installed 2 electric engines that couldn't push it into 25knots. Last seen without a rig
  6. We're all good along the beach. Did a few drive-bys along the waterfront till 2am and then slept like a baby till 8:30. Missed half the storm. House shaking a bit but no creaks or leaks. We hadn't had any rain at that point so todays high tide at 1:20 might be a little more interesting. Lots of erosion, water across roads and bits of trees north and south of us.
  7. Thats a close one Boo-boo, glad damage is light
  8. Friends don't let friends sail with a spinnaker pole up the mast
  9. Can YNZ process 2689 PHRF applications?
  10. In my experience. Truck to Mana, sail to Nelson but that was a lightweight 30footer
  11. Check the ppsr register https://ppsr.companiesoffice.govt.nz
  12. Deep Purple

    Ross 35

    I was so impressed with Uptown Girl in the early 80's that I named my new build Zephyr Uptown Girl shortly after they were very cool boats
  13. None at the moment https://i.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/130028077/new-electric-ferry-loses-power-during-trip-in-wellington-passengers-rescued
  14. Handicaps aside. It's interesting they have gone to phrf for E division. I'm pretty sure last time it was general handicap. Will be interesting to see if that remains or effects numbers as it adds $100 or so to an already expensive week and I can't see the locals who made up half the fleet want to get phrfs for their etchels and solings
  15. Since the council don't lay moorings, I'd imagine there is another conversation going on down the track. Quite possibly the council has little skin in the game
  16. I think the lesson here is more, don't hang in to a boat that you can no longer maintain nor afford to keep in a suitable location. Classique was possibly once a nice boat although the history has a few marks against it. But spending its days deteriorating, swinging all over the harbour on temporary moorings rendering them excluded to the people that may have had a genuine need to use doesn't get much sympathy from me.
  17. Yeah , starts with p, ends with ussies 2 years ago we entered small boat and were told we had to race short haul and should be in long haul. Paid for 6 races and 2 prizegivings, got 4 races, no prizegivings and smashed in 2 of them. Still went out and kicked arse but decided to sit this year out. This year half the boats we beat in short haul and higher divisions are racing in small boat division!
  18. You know what's funny....Ports of Auckland recently commissioned a fully electric tug boat. They have found on delivery that they do not have the electrical infrastructure to fast charge it so they have 2 yes 2 diesel generators parked on the wharf charging it
  19. No wind at all at Whitianga and a big glassy swell
  20. Looks to be tracking east........ euro model predicted this days ago
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