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  1. Re: John B - do you still have your head above water?

    State of emergency declared for Northland, hopefully they've jumped the gun a bit on that because of the poor response to Fridays storm in Auckland, where everyone was caught unaware of the...
  2. Re: John B - do you still have your head above water?

    Some boats , including Annie Hills Junk, have moved out of the river down to the inlet near us to be away from the possibilty of debris or worse if the basin floods.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    This Buckler from a few pages back is Ford 10 based.
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    The wheels are the first hint.
  4. Re: John B - do you still have your head above water?

    Here we go... A tough night knowing this is coming, wet and wild, but up to 10 inches from this afternoon, more importantly is the hourly rate which I'm seeing as 1 to as much as 2.5 in from...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I know the feeling, barely moving myself.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Very , very unlikely as it happens. Straight as.
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    With a basement like that you'd think so , wouldn't ya.
    But no as it happens , she's bird phobic. Like to keep it a secret though so don't say anything.
  8. Re: John B - do you still have your head above water?

    When we were out visiting Arethusa a few days ago I was asked if I'd been to the Mahurangi regatta.
    ' decades of them, raced , spectated.'
    I'd love to try and make it next year, we've been missing...
  9. Re: John B - do you still have your head above water?

    Thanks Pete, yes we're fine , ran home thursday in front of it, heavyish rain but not too bad.
    One of my kids has a flooded basement in AKl though
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Not so many people..
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    ^ My Daughter's basement room looks like that.
    Without the trolleys, a bit smaller perhaps.
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    Re: Doesn't this get you thinking?

    You wouldn't have to suffer the slings and narrows of outrageous four tons, anyway.
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    Re: Speaking of Canada...

    Uh Oh, there must be a boat in Canada with Mickey written on it.
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    Re: Doesn't this get you thinking?

    You could tow it if you had a big enough truck.
  15. Thread: Engine cleaning

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    Re: Engine cleaning

    In case you're thinking aerosol, theres been cases of fires and explosions due to the propellent. think potato cannon ,etc.
    ie , don't do it.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Cheers, Rick. I have a better one but the site won't accept it.
    We spent most of the time out under our DODGER for reasons of wind, rain or both.
    a degraded version..
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    Re: the smartest thing yer dog ever did?

    Jethro Tull named a whole album after my Daughter's dawg.

    https://youtu.be/hAt1b21S97k
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    That other one is as sharp as a tack and can pull the unwary over into a full , grass in the teeth...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    This the Kubota dawn snap from 5 days ago..
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    And right now just after an impressive squall and rainburst went through..
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    If you can make out the stbd pile mark centre shot, that's the...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    If I knew that design name I'd forgotten it. Thanks Graeme.I always look out for your old boat , but she's gone from the last mooring I saw her on.
    Like most rule classes the One Ton Cup started...
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    Re: Boat paint quiry

    I became nicknamed JB70 one year after I insisted we hove to 70 miles off the Kermadec islands rather than get closer overnight, your handle gave me a laugh.
    I can't comment on your brands...
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    Great if you have lofty ideals.

    'Course the MG is just half Pininfarina, the roofline/ hatch part.
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    Re: A Visit to the Dark Side- Classic Glass :)

    Yup.
    The other rough rule of thumb, sitting behind my 3mm polycarbonate dodger windscreen, is its roughly as strong as double the thickness acrylic. Yes it is less scratch tolerant, so you take care...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    I don't see anything threatening there, Jim. Having said that we've just had a week of great that followed 2 weeks of rubbish weather, so we're due for a change. I heard a forecast yesterday that...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    True that.
    Lest some would deny it,..I took the snap, compared the colour on the screen to the reality in front of me... seemed accurate to my jaded eye, it is what it is. There seems to be a magic...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

    Another Kubota dawn.
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    Someone had to mention it..
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  27. Thread: Dodger design

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    Re: Dodger design

    Great progress, I like the conduits in particular. Probably mentioned but a grab rail along the back edge . It does two things, grab rail and stops water slopping aft in a seaway, directs it off the...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Rainbow II in Assassination cove a few days ago. I mentioned Rainbow a few posts back and I'm sure previously in this thread over the years. The first truly internationally successful Kiwi boat in...
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    Re: A Visit to the Dark Side- Classic Glass :)

    If you've still got Nana's old bar heater with the wire wound element, they work quite well for a single axis bend.
    Takes judgement, risk and decisive action, but the rewards are clear. Cough.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Same place , a couple of days ago. One of my standard Dad jokes for the last 30 years has been " An aerial shot of..."
    Meaning of course the photo is taken from the vhf aerial on top of the mast....
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    Re: This is my duck.

    This is a cheeky clucker..
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    Re: WBF changes coming?

    Even the most uncivilized forums on the internet either ban politics or have a completely different sub forum for it. It is a taint.
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    Re: A Visit to the Dark Side- Classic Glass :)

    You might win, Jay. But perspex/ acrylic has tension. Lexan / polycarbonate is intended to bends ie lex / flex in the name. It is often available at the big box stores for garden green house type...
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    Re: David G's EVish Car

    Yeah, 240 Zed Datsun had a 0 to 60 of something in the 8's too.
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    Re: A Visit to the Dark Side- Classic Glass :)

    This un has shown thousands of people around our 'new' cruising grounds.
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    It's also quite big and red, and from that early/mid 70s Era some of us like.
    Phantom charters for day trips out of...
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    Re: Some of you have been here over 20 years?

    I thought Scot had left ? Did I miss an update...

    Edit. Just saw the other thread.
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I remember that!
    The advantages of shallow draft..7 ft deep in 8 ft of water.
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    Re: This is my duck.

    You might end up with a brood there AK.
    We've a tight 10 that mostly live on our place this season. Only two duckling survivors out of about 3 broods and they're about to fly. Shot a rabbit one...
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    Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Modern art..
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    This Pou, or totem, is a modern interpretation symbolizing the fact that this bay is a first Polynesian settlement( confirmed by archeological digs.)
    I like the way they've...
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    Anchorwatch art..
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    Re: A bit of fill and antifoul will sort it out.

    Yes beta.. the last time I checked it was all on hold.
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    Re: greetings from another place

    Sounds exotic..
    Ps , the dawg is double exposed or that hit on my head is coming back to haunt me.
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    Re: greetings from another place

    Greetings. For those geographically challenged, is this really another place or is it the same but different.....?
  44. Thread: don't she purty

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    Re: don't she purty

    Don't forget your Harry Pigeon.( for the bigger version)
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    Re: Stern tube in cold molded wooden sailboat

    A great opportunity to fit a completely inert modern glass composite tube .
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/20223

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  47. Thread: spray

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    Re: spray

    Looks like a new boat.
    wait...
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    Re: Some of you have been here over 20 years?

    Well, they say vinegar works, but I think it must be a metaphor.
    Time heals, er I mean heels. (one for Donn)
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    Re: Some of you have been here over 20 years?

    There must have been a glitch in the matrix when I joined cos what it says is what it wuz. There I was, hands covered in epoxy and I thought to myself, where could I go to find out how to get this...
  50. Re: Frustrating intermittent engine starting issue (2009 Colorado pickup)

    Thanks Jay, most I've played with on modern stuff is induction and exhaust sensors.
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