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  1. Deep Purple

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    Yep, same boat K8512 Trubi bought the old Unitec2 and has probably upgraded it. It never seemed to perform as good as it should He is also rebuilding Elliphunk at the moment. A good FB record page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/298669934744106
  2. There's a fixer upper at HM Pascoe Boatbuilders in Whitianga. Don't know what they are doing with it but it's been there for years and no sign of action.
  3. A client of mine with a beautiful dry stock farm has just sold it for big money to be planted in trees. Take a drive over the Napier Taupo road and see the farms around the Mohaka being planted in trees. Trees that will never be harvested. Communities that no longer need milkers, shearers, fencers, stockmen and truckies.
  4. Having lived, schooled and worked beside the Waikato river for all my life I can confidently say it is far cleaner now than it ever was in the 70's and 80's. Partly better farming practices but also Hamilton and other towns stopped pumping raw sh*t into it
  5. Or the iPhone app "Pocket" which lets you save and read Herald (and others) articles
  6. Channel island would have to be close Castle island off hahei and cape Brett's piercy island as well beehive but that looks like an island
  7. Gannet Rock? Defiantly a rock
  8. Does a roll of stickyback qualify?
  9. And none of those fire extinguisher things a bucket of sand, painted red, marked FIRE for the fighting of...
  10. I agree, you're out of Cat3 at the moment A lot of boats including most multihulls would not be able to use a 50% reef in anger.
  11. Pocket Rocket 22. Used to be one near Devonport. 2 racing up at Opua http://www.racetrack.org.nz/class.php?classid=1151
  12. 27 on Racetrack http://www.racetrack.org.nz/class.php?rnk=2&s=1&classid=232
  13. https://noelex22.org/ Bonito Aquarius is a nice boat https://www.nztya.nz/blog/622971
  14. Well we had a great regatta until Sunday morning when a luff under genny put the rudders gudgeons in a state that saw us sit out the last 2 races. Still managed 3rd on line overall even with the 88's merged into C Division. Great winds and the 3 divisions that managed fleets had exciting racing. And a huge party Saturday night with the cup on show and guys from TeamNZ making up half the band.
  15. Oh thanks - didn't realise that
  16. Any Ak/Tga updates? Tracker only shows 2 boats sailing and one of those is a launch by the look of it . Looks a bit gnarly through Colville
  17. Yep, it's a great idea done badly.
  18. INVESTIGATION: Is it possible to commute from Hamilton to Auckland using the new $92m Te Huia train service? 4:30am: You wake up to your blaring alarm in the suburbs of Hamilton. Your day is already off to a bad start. 5:30am: Your commute begins. You drive to the Frankton train station. 5:46am: You board the train in the nick of time. The carriage is empty. Thanks to a massive taxpayer subsidy, your fare is only $17. 7:25am: You arrive in Papakura, after 98 minutes on the train. That’s more than enough time to watch the 1996 Ewan McGregor classic Trainspotting. But your co
  19. Maybe but adding a second crossing that uses spaghetti junction and northern motorway to Albany isn't going to work either. The sou-western should have carried on down rosscomon, across weymouth, Pukekohe, tuakau, coming out at pokeno The eastern ring road should go across orakie, glen Innes, botany, alfriston, back of papkura, coming in at Ramarama. If another bridge using the same approaches as the existing bridge is all they can do then they should double stack the motorways like they do in the USA and England Sadly none of this will ever happen. I'll be selling a c
  20. Vision Straight out from the waterview tunnel, under/over the harbour, beachhaven, slotting back in near Oteha Valley Road And a train tunnel from Britomart to the northern busway
  21. Why did I instantly think.......
  22. You could win a B&G chart plotter here - and one for your club https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/bg
  23. We have bunks, headroom, lifelines, more ballast, shorter rig, designed to comply with trailer yacht rules, a PHRF, no trapezes, 6hp outboard, cat4 safety gear We could race them at a pinch. Our elapsed time around the same track at bay week would have seen us at 9th out of 11 sport boats
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