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Dagwood last won the day on May 20 2020

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  1. Our eldest is nearing the end of his apprenticeship (Electrical) and this is how he's spent most of his time and it shows - I was quietly impressed when he habitually pulled out a small bubble stick to verify a light switch he had just reinstalled was plumb after checking something minor at home. I think the issue might be challenged by the attitude and work ethic he's described of some of his peers. That and the fact that the older hand has limited means to correct said attitude and behaviour. I couldn't handle 8 hours with a feckless handbrake 5 days a week...
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    Without wanting cause any offence from where I'm sitting, money spent getting her back to original could be viewed as an investment as it'd add to the current value. Money spent on improving the rather unique solution that's there - perhaps not so much.
  3. 10% reduction in the likelihood of a successful outcome for every minute it takes to get a defib on the casualty is one stat I've heard...
  4. The official info in NZ is maintained on the New Zealand Resuscitation Council's site. https://www.nzrc.org.nz/ CPR here which still talks of a ratio of 30:2 for compressions to breaths but many organisations suspended the breaths due to COVID and I've heard the same as Wheels - the compressions move an adequate amount of air so if in doubt or on your own - focus on those.
  5. Used to carry one of these when I was diving - tiny when rolled up but but pretty effective..
  6. Found: https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/public/news/media-releases-2021/20210218b.asp The yacht missing off the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula has been found and both people on board are believed safe. Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ) began coordinating the search yesterday evening after a brief and partial Mayday call was received. Senior Search and Rescue Officer, Chris Henshaw, said that a short time ago a vessel advised that it was the one that had broadcast the Mayday call. RCCNZ is standing down the search aircraft and vessel. More detail
  7. Heard a rep from the RCCNZ being interviewed in the radio this morning. That's essentially all the info they're working from. Minimal info from the very broken radio call, no call sign heard. Conflicting info re location, Waiheke was stated, location given east of Coromandel and VHF call came through repeaters on Barrier and BoP.
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    Been with my wife for almost 30 years and feel like a rank amateur when it comes to those aspects. What's your secret?
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    As we're talking about a wooden vessel, this might be of interest: https://waitematawoodys.com/2015/05/15/electrochemical-damage-to-wood-the-marine-version-of-leaky-homes/
  10. Good wake up call. Just moved to an area I'm not overly familiar with and have now purchased a full set of charts which I will be using along with the plotter....
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    Thought this was an interesting story here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/300138081/a-girl-and-her-wolf-attack-the-coastal-classic
  12. Most of the updates are here with the bonus of some photos added: https://www.waihekeworkingsail.org/category/circumnavigation-2020/
  13. No offence to anyone here but you may have a better response on this forum: https://www.fishing.net.nz/forum/the-outboard-clinic_forum73.html Quite a few very knowledgeable outboard folk there. This one is more yachting orientated...
  14. Can't make that venue but would certainly front up if my local yacht club was to organise a similar fund raiser. Very fond memories of following the Whitbread campaigns...
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    Pilot boat

    Tend to do the same - keep well away and make intentions as clear as possible..
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