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  1. We are at pigeon bay in the corromandel rafted up to friends. Not too bad here but still fresh and wet. About 25 boats in the bay with us. Found a westhaven berth so off at 5am so I can at least get the afternoon at work.  We have moved the Evolution loft to westhaven for the rest of the year until the new loft is finished. 

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  2. Hey David, what's the bar like right now? 

    We were planning to come home today or tomorrow but I'm worried about the river entrance and then need to get to westhaven for the Anzac race on Friday anyway but they are completely full and not taking any bookings.

    Anyone got a westhaven berth they are not using for the rest of the week and would rent out to me?

  3. Im no expert but mucked around on a few diesels.

    I guess the first thing to check is if there is diesel actually getting to the engine. Could be a blocked filter or Air in the system but normally it would be a gradual fuel starvation and slow loss of power rather than an abrubt stop.

    The 2 fuel filters should be both on the intake side, a primary and a secondary.  primary being combined with a water trap and then the secondary being a much finer filter.

    When were the filters last replaced? That oil filter looks like its been there a while...

    Normally these would be done every year along with the oil change.



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  4. 1 hour ago, Island Time said:

    I reckon The Elliot Simply the Best is doing great, and might be the best value/performance boat out there? And still a good cruiser...


    Yeah they are doing great.

    The boat has had a major turbo charge

    He would have spent substantially more than I paid for my whole boat on upgrades over the last year. Has done pretty much everything you could do to an older Elliott 13 to pimp it out. Its a very nice boat now but not sure if 'value' is a good word to use, that sh*t aint cheap!

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  5. Doubled up mine and checked all the boats on moorings around me. Lucky I did as a couple had issues which would have caused trouble.  One boat had its stern bridal line wrapped twice around the rudder and that would have been the windward line. Was a bloody mission to sort out but better than having them break free and take us out.

    Think its going to be blowing 50+kts straight down the Weiti river in the wee hours of the night, could get interesting.

    Blokarting mission on the west coast tomorrow! Yeehaa.

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  6. Interesting post from Jarle on facebook just now replying to the stuff article. 

    I actually did a bit of sail work for him before both voyages. He was a likable guy but clearly a cowboy who loved defying the rules.


    Text pasted below.

    Hi sailors and adventurers out there! 
    Here comes todays conspirational from a New Zealand journalist who contacted me in regarding to speak about the Berserk incident. Interesting reading for those who do not believe in a government cover - up.

    Lee Kenny writes that he has worked with this case in 6 months and has discovered nothing new about the actual circumstances leading to the accident of the Berserk 22.2.2011. He collects different thesis from different bureaucrats and crew givving various glimpse of information. I thanked No to partisipate in this interview and urged him to read through the existing documents released through the coartcase and the documentation the logs, fotos and reports that the government of New Zealand has.

    Again I want to give my deepest thanks to Paul Watson Sea Shepherd for their incredible efforts of SAR to find Robert Burro Skaanes Leonard James Banks and Tom Gisle Bellika and the crew on the Berserk Sergey Smirnov Juan Manuel Hernández and Busby Noble and Sam for choosing to search the last traces of the Berserk and depots in Mc Murdo Sound. 

    Too bad that Antarctica New Zealand under the leadership of @lou sanson, NZ had made a strategy against the Berserk and  stole the equipment from the depots and removed / locked down the logbook from Shackeltons hut. He also ignores that his department refused to welcome the missing Berserk crew days before the storm hit from the Ross Shelf. 


    - I outline the key point to the official parties that Lee Kenny failed to reach out to. Nor ask why NZ government did not release it : -  Release the logs, communications with and about the Berserk period 4.11- 22.11.2011 without lies. 

    The claim against New Zealand Navy, and NZ Antarctica and Norsk Polarinstitutt continues to release the logs, documentation and photos from the period of 16 th to 22.11.2011 continues. 

    "Dont run with the big dogs if you piss like a puppy" Lenny used to say. I agree and live that quote together with the philosphy of the missing Berserkers and brothers of the sea every day.  

    The story of the Berserk sagas is to be seen at Goalive.tv for those who wants to see the story of what happened in the sail to Antarctica 2011.

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  7. 1 hour ago, ballystick said:

    3 am? Did you get a notification?? I heard nothing, in the past we have heaps of warnings but nothing this time??

    No warning but I figured something had to come down this way when i saw that Fiji had some effects too. I heard the current from the first one at about 11pm from the house then sat on the wharf until 3am watching. was also talking to friends about 12.30am who had evacuated their boat at tutukaka.

    Pretty strange that there were no warnings especially after the Tutukaka wave did so much damage. 


  8. Some freaky stuff on the weiti river last night too. At least a 0.5m surge (properly measured on my tide level gauge) and some strong currents. At least 5 surge cycles. I sat on the end of the wharf until 3am watching it all.  No damage anywhere here that i can see. 

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  9. I would say about a normal amount of boats up north. In whangaroa now and managed to fit a 5 boat raft up in lane cove even with our late 4pm arrival so its certainly not jam packed. About 8 or 10 boats with us last night at the Cavallis. Not much wind up here the last week we have been out but amazingly clear water. snorkeled the rainbow warrior this morning. 22m of water and could see it clearly. 

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