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Island Time

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  1. Yep, we've had changing goalposts from MNZ, and as yet no clear answers....
  2. The spread, to so many destinations, to me makes it look like the weather and tides moved it, not a boat....
  3. That's the issue. Its a pretty big risk for anyone offering their boat, being a skipper, or any club. There is a mechanism to do this (and official approved exemption) but it seems not easy to organize. It's actually in everyone's favor to encourage training and education, but IMO this is quite a stumbling block. Does look like the only real way to do it is for a club to buy a suitable boat/s, and have an exemption...
  4. Currently, MNZ's opinion is that ANY $ changing hands is then commercial, profit or not. We don't wish to test it in court. Plus, using a member's boat for a learn to sail course most likely invalidates their insurance. The idea, in our case, is not profit making, but for the club and the promotion of safe sailing ... It will be discussed further between MNZ and YNZ... and our club.
  5. Interesting. Our requests have been rejected. Which club is this?
  6. No, not saying that. Patrol craft for clubs do have that exemption. Exemptions have been issued in the past, and some are still current (like the yacht club patrol boats) Also they are not interested in small sailing craft. But as soon as it has a motor, it has to comply, as does it's crew. It would be pretty easy for the Director or MNZ to exempt yacht club training vessels, which would have to comply with YNZ rules...
  7. Actually the law is quite clear for a vessel with an engine. It also says that the MNZ director can issue an exemption. To date they have not.
  8. I was not there, but feedback from a couple of people who were says they were pleased with YNZ's part, but the Maritime NZ representation was very poor, and some contradictory. Our Club (Gulf Harbour) is trying to organize an Adults learn to sail course. The Current rules are such that as soon as you charge for a course, and have an engine on the boat/boats being used, MNZ require the vessel to be in survey, and the skipper to be certified and current. This is a huge expense for a club, and basically means that clubs cannot legally be running learn to sail courses on vessels with an engin
  9. I watched it. Pretty lightweight, and basically blaming boat traffic for the spread of most of the issues. Virtually No discussion at all about effectiveness of antifouling, hull cleaning facilities, tidal drift, storm flotsam, or any other means of transmission. The next one may contain some of that... If we do not get involved in this, then more costs are going to be levied on us, as we are, as they say in the video above, "low hanging fruit" and an easy target. There was no scientific evidence given of transport vectors for the pests, it was taken as given it's the boats.
  10. K. Reserved for you to then. Collection in person or by courier. Let me know what you want to do... Matt
  11. I've been given a couple of Chinese wind gens. New in their boxes. 12v 200w. Free. No warrantee. If no-one wants them they'll be recycled as scrap.
  12. as long as you go completely around the base bolts, a bead around the outside will do...
  13. I've just applied to be a reseller of Bed-it for NZ, now that it's available again. I'll update once it's done. Matt
  14. Or you can by the original from here - but not NZ - https://bed-it.com/
  15. I have 2 Rolls of the Sailrite version in stock $50 each + courier if needed.
  16. There is no Boat speed through water/depth pack available under $1000. The B&G one is $1380 + GST. 000-13298-002 Triton² Speed / Depth pack. Includes Triton² 4.1 inch display, IDST810 and NMEA 2000 Micro-C starter kit
  17. Also EPIRB's go directly to the RCC. Not some third party non dedicated rescue center. The fewer links in the chain the better...
  18. If not as BK says above and you must do this, Lead can be melted out into an old pot with a basic butane torch. Then, when putting it back, melt in the pot, pour back in... Torch alike this https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/home-living/outdoor-garden-conservatory/bbqs-outdoor-ovens/bbq-utensils/listing/4125631697
  19. That's disappointing. But not particularly surprising....
  20. I have one. Don't use it often - actually almost never. But I should....
  21. Here is an article about fan worm. https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/2292/58141/Brand-2022-thesis.pdf?sequence=4 When spawning events happen, the tides will move it considerable distances up and down the coast. Local boats are IMO only ever going to be a minuscule part of this issue. Are there really none at the Poor Knights? I'd be surprised, they are everywhere else along the northland coast....
  22. Yes. I have those RYA/MCA master offshore certs. I also have the NZ SRL 24m - they would not give me the NZ coastal master because they (MNZ) wont recognize my sea time as appropriate (not on NZ vessels, or under NZ certification), although they did recognize it for my NZ Yachtmaster <24m. I have all the other ancillary tickets and requirements. So an example is this. For RYA/MCA the change from sail to power ticket is a 3 hour practical test (in power vessel) and an interview. Seems logical, navigation is navigation. For NZ, it's a completely different training course, different sea
  23. Cross crediting martime certificates in NZ is a nightmare. YNZ don't accept maritime NZ certs and vice versa. Coastguard accept some but not all. Its this stupid; If you want an RYA cert to be commercial you need the STCW base pack (fire fighting, first aid, survival etc) that you can get at Mahurangi tech. The RYA cert is not recognized by MNZ (except as a pre-requisite for the Master Yacht <24m commercial ticket), but they do recognize the STCW certs. The STCW stuff is required by MNZ for pretty much any of their tickets. Sea time required for RYA tickets is not accepted by MNZ
  24. Anchor Balls are commonly used in some countries, but here mostly only by larger commercial vessels. The actual international rule is: “STCW Code,Part A, Chapter VIII. If the Master considers it necessary, a continuous navigational watch shall be maintained at anchor. “
  25. She specifically stated this included private recreational vessels. Previously this was a requirment when underway...
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