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    Re: The scale of the thing

    looking for something else I just came across the very animal that hit K in the back...
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  2. Thread: c'est la guerre

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    Re: c'est la guerre

    As stated before , we don't have any of these exciting diversion species much. We have bunnies and tree rats/ship rats and I thought of another.. stoats.
    Rats get trapped or poisoned with one of...
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    Re: Judith Durham,

    More like primary school for me, what a pure voice.
    Certainly evoking some very old memories .
  4. Thread: c'est la guerre

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    Re: c'est la guerre

    Please do.
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    Re: c'est la guerre

    ^ Someone pass me a cloth to wipe my face.( the vid)
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    One nights work..

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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Cool, we were on a mooring down that end once. It can get a bit noisy with the nightclub some nights.Doof doof.
    Discovering that the wind tends to increase at night as opposed to dropping like it...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I've never heard it being given a label before, let alone named after a pack of terrorists.
    oo look, a green truck....
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    space shuttle eh, I'm going to use that. Excellent.
    I haven't been there yet, it takes some organisation and well.....
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    Re: Wonder if anybody was killed?

    Thanks for some facts.
    There was no one at the wheel of the Bavaria, both vessels might have sails up but that means nothing if they're under power, which they pretty clearly are.
    So all this...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    No r egret.
  12. Thread: Gone fishin

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    Re: Gone fishin

    I enjoyed that. The last shark I saw was a 6 footer that swam under me at christmas while I was scrubbing the prop. I came out of the water like a film of an olympic diver running in reverse.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Thanks again Robbie ,I had a quick look around on GEarth. Not sure when we'll get to it but its on the list.
    Make sure you get in contact if you come up this way.
    Motukaraka is interesting, a lot...
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    I think its a bit pithy.
    wait.. is this the dad joke thread.....
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    Re: Why have a Checklist ?

    Where's the inverter off switch?
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Alan Payne.. not specifically but there was a lot of development going on and much excitement when the new boats were built and arriving each year or two here. Cold moulded kauri IIRC. My father was...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Here's another little interesting side memory. Through the 60's at Muriwai and in fact all surf clubs in NZ then and prior, the methods of rescue were based around boats ( 4 men and sweep oar,...
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    Thanks Rick, I never actually was a very good surfer and probably couldn't now, as a brat in the surf I did become a very good bodysurfer, like every kid on the beach. I know what you're saying...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Itd be great to see you Garret. My boy has just got back from your neck of the woods , loved Vermont.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Thats neat Robbie, I was just telling some friends about that road trip last night and commented I'd love to stay at the heads hotel and day trip down to Tane mahuta and drive about some of the side...
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    Re: I must have missed the memo:

    Tootpaste is fine cutting compound, I've used it as such of some mechanicals that needed bedding in myself.
    What could go wrong introducing cutting compound into your fuel.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Thanks again Robbie , great insight.
    A last pic from that road trip a couple of weeks ago. We stayed in Kaitaia, adventured out to Ahipara and then drove the Herikino gorge with sidetrips, caught...
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    Totara is interesting, we have a fallen log on our place but I think its too far gone to salvage anything from. Perhaps I should try again.
    All that pest tree felling I did last year had me in all...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I had already watched it, the algorithm finds us.
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    Re: How ancient sailors sailed west in The Med

    Quote from the article...[but waited for days with a favorable wind in the opposite direction,]

    What a crock.
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    Tony ,Great history!
    I'm away from home at the moment. That photo is literally an instamatic I took in the early 80's and I'll have it in an album( I can photgraph it in a weekj). My recollection (...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    The big dilemma... Waitui or Coprashed mooring............
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Excellent , another shot of the random randomness wall to show my OCD friend.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Very interesting Robbie. The first shot was from Te Hapua, the second Te Pua.
    Te Pua has a private camp ground but is way out in farmland on the point and has a cutting boatramp. That seems like a...
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    I'm excited for them, they're going to love Fiji. As I typed about the Ringolds 2 posts up I was actually wondering . I've sailed through there in daytime and would do it again now I've seen it....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    25 kg! I hope you can achieve that, I suppose with foam you will .
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    Jeans and light sweatshirt yesterday, got overheated in the middle of the day and other people were in t shirts .It's winter.
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    Re: Cruise of the Ketch Julia

    Reaching down to the Ringolds now, headed for Savusavu I assume.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    We were there at christmas and went to that spot off Whangaroa... I'd seen a couple of boats there so we drifted through. Got something outsized on and it busted me off.
    Thanks for the tips, I am a...
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    We drove out to that camp ground.. great spot! Never heard of quicksand here though.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    We have the or one of the largest flying fish species here in NZ, up to about 400 mm long I think. We don't see them often but certainly have seen plenty over the years. Kirsty famously( in our...
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    Re: A gentleman's pocket knife

    I wear this one on my wrist so I'm always ready fer dinner.

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  38. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    Join a car club, you'll soon be wondering what Enid Blyton or Harry Potter book you just fell into.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Thinking about this overnight I thought I should point out that Robbie and Grant ( who I hope might pop in sometime)are long term residents of this part of NZ , whereas I'm a newbie. Things they have...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

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    I forgot about him ,but did have a conversation pointing out the overfalls from closer up to Kirsty, and telling her that some boats went inside while racing.
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    It's a strange place in that respect, all those boats are moored off to the North of stbd markers, which says the channel is to the south.
    I was never tempted , we came in the entrance past the rock...
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Nothing. Within a month or so I was on a delivery from New Cal to Sydney. I was wired on my watches, peering out across the Coral sea for something..
    We went to Brisbane instead because of weather.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    I have better photos of the lighthouse but that fisheye keep on truckin' one makes me laugh.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    Maybe another will take, I removed a few from the bilge so perhaps the software will give me one more today.
    Cape Reinga at the tip of NZ, those overfalls are the Tasman sea meeting the Pacific...
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    Re: Alain de Cadenet RIP

    Thanks.
  46. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    Air bnb and the like has brought a rash of property naming to the country in the past few years, we're still just number.
    After watching fleeing rabbits in the driveway of our place recently I...
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    Those youfo's are slippery customers.
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    I'll try again tomorrow
  49. Re: Don’t you hate when the beer rep. comes into the bar?

    We don't have it here. What is it, a low alcohol beer or a light colored lager?
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    Re: The scale of the thing

    I'll risk another photo today , see if the site will accept it.
    We stayed in a motel for the night on the Houhora harbour. When the photo takes , that is Mt Camel in the distance , one of the few...
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