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Kevin McCready

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Kevin McCready last won the day on September 2 2020

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  1. Report said "many relatively modern production vessels, such as Essence, are constructed from materials that are more susceptible to flexing under pressure. This, when combined with the larger windows that are commonly found in modern sailing vessels, makes the rebated substrate area around the windows more susceptible to failure." Seems they mean the vessel wasn't seaworthy. So even if the storm covers had been fitted they would have needed substantial engineering attachment to stop them being blown out.
  2. The offending post SUPPORTED the kick in the face (didn't just post a link Harry). That's untenable. As for self-defence argument, gimme a break.
  3. The offensive post has been removed. Hopefully the offender has been given a warning.
  4. I find it disgusting that a member on this site can promote the violence of kicking someone in the face, regardless of what "may" have happened first. This violates our rules. Moderator, could you delete it and post a message as to why? Thanks. Also interesting to note that even the workers quoted in the NZ Herald today did not support kicking: "Then there are the workers. A party from that side said today: "I think kicking the protester in the head was way too far and a shocking act but I would like to see a story written about what the workers are put though every day from these so-call
  5. My old hometown bar. BTW it's not Southport which is a bit further north.
  6. And don't forget tidal rise/fall when calculating your scope.
  7. You need much more chain by the sound of it.
  8. I don't answer silly questions
  9. Fish, I'm not trying to inspire you. What do you think I'd do if they couldn't tread water?
  10. I've rescued a few people in surf rips back in the day. The trick is worth knowing. If they can tread water just go out and tread water with them. It's incredibly hard not to panic when you see the beach disappearing so you need to reassure yourself and them. Don't get close to the victim if you can avoid it or they'll pull you under. Just reassure them and tell them help is on the way and we'll probably just get washed back to the beach soon. On one occasion on 90 mile beach in Victoria help was nowhere (LOL) and we were washed back in about 15 mins. On another occasion me and the victim got
  11. You must have missed the bit where she said he was having difficulty keeping his head above water. You must have also missed the bit where it said every second counts.
  12. Yes. Well done to Matt!!! Who's the new owner?
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