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    'Can’t see the pic JB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    'Can’t see the pic JB
    Sorry bout that Greg, sometimes they works , sometimes they don't.

    I was out for a drive in the red non Ferrari this a.m. and detoured up a street to look at a neighbours land work. In the bilge I have a thread on the noxious trees we've been clearing ,leading up to this afternoons felling of the monster black wattle that has been bugging me for the three years we've lived here.
    Lo! What do I see poking it's head up on the horizon but the dead scalp of the very same.
    Eh voila, the scale of the thing. Red, the monster, soon to be missing. Yellow, the elephant in the room ,we don't speak about it .
    Green, our gum trees. They turned out to be lemon scented gums, I kid you not, they get to live.
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    Looks like a nice day JB, I thought it had been raining pretty much non stop over there lately?? BTW, the MIL did buy that house.
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    Perfect beach day here, I sould be sailing but this long weekend comes just after a long lockdown and you cannot get near anywhere for traffic jams. So I'm mowing lawns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Looks like a nice day JB, I thought it had been raining pretty much non stop over there lately?? BTW, the MIL did buy that house.
    I thought she must have. Good job. Yep, heaps of rain, it'll start spitting and the tanks go straight to overflow. It's getting windy now and a bit overcast. I took that horrible thing down, what a mess. But all the branches are off and semi piled. Biggggg chipping session next.

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    Okay, spit it out - what's the yellow one??
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Okay, spit it out - what's the yellow one??
    It's the elephant in Te room, so dang big you can't see its there, it's the wood for the trees, the night sky, why it's always dark, who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of men ( the shadow knows), Ent, Treebeard, the meaning of fear.
    Philosophers arrive just to sit beneath it, guys in rags, guys in saffron coloured robes, city councillors trying to make a name for themselves, neophyte alternative rock bands the same.

    Bloody big old grand daddy wilding pine.
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    Sacrilege, respect or evolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Sacrilege, respect or evolution?

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    Ahahahaha, Can I steal that and wave it in front of Steve H.
    His Ngatira is at his home getting a big birthday.

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    It's car week at casa del Joe dirt , providing an opportunity for a classic scaleott pic.
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    New Warrant of fitness for the quad bike, service and recall work for cam belt on the Ford GT. New Michelins on both now too, if Phil Y was around I'd get him to post some baguettes and a beret.

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    I knew NZ was different, but didn't know this. Here in the US we park in between the lines, but I guess you folks center the car over them? Interesting...


    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    It's car week at casa del Joe dirt , providing an opportunity for a classic scaleott pic.
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    New Warrant of fitness for the quad bike, service and recall work for cam belt on the Ford GT. New Michelins on both now too, if Phil Y was around I'd get him to post some baguettes and a beret.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I knew NZ was different, but didn't know this. Here in the US we park in between the lines, but I guess you folks center the car over them? Interesting...
    I did that special for you, Garret.

    I never do that , might even be a first. .but I might be getting opstreporous in my old age, rebellious even.
    'sides, I own the damn lines, I'm gonna do whut I like. See what I mean.
    Next time I mow the lawn I'm going to go clockwise to start and do some figure eights too.
    I might do bad things but I'm not a bad person.
    Hey! Free new cam belt on the Ford at 97k k because of the recall, not 200 or 250 k as supposed. That's a win, I won something.
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    Hey! You kids get off my parking lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Ahahahaha, Can I steal that and wave it in front of Steve H.
    His Ngatira is at his home getting a big birthday.
    Consider it yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Consider it yours.
    Posted on the appropriate fb page. My work is done.

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    Been ages since I've been on WBF! Nearly fell off my chair when I saw that pic! How can someone else use MY boat name, huh!? Haven't seen the FB posting yet John, I had a tip off late last night and have only just arrived back home to check the thread. I threw caution to the wind and went to the big smoke (well almost, to the north shore) home of Covid in New Zealand to pick up some new keel bolts from Chatfields. My eyes are still smarting at the cost of two bolts but Simon did a grand job threading and nuts with nice thick cast washers. I didn't know I could get so excited over a couple of keel bolts but there you have it. Sort of a milestone in the 'at home' 10 year service of 'NGATIRA". And hi to you to Larks, been a while.

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    Be interested to know who named their yacht Ngatira - in America? A kiwi perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveh View Post
    Be interested to know who named their yacht Ngatira - in America? A kiwi perhaps?
    Rick's in that place you take coal to, or close. It's not in America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveh View Post
    Been ages since I've been on WBF! Nearly fell off my chair when I saw that pic! How can someone else use MY boat name, huh!? Haven't seen the FB posting yet John, I had a tip off late last night and have only just arrived back home to check the thread. I threw caution to the wind and went to the big smoke (well almost, to the north shore) home of Covid in New Zealand to pick up some new keel bolts from Chatfields. My eyes are still smarting at the cost of two bolts but Simon did a grand job threading and nuts with nice thick cast washers. I didn't know I could get so excited over a couple of keel bolts but there you have it. Sort of a milestone in the 'at home' 10 year service of 'NGATIRA". And hi to you to Larks, been a while.
    Hi Steve, great to hear from you mate - too long.
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    If I see the owner of the boat at the boatyard I'll see if there's a story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Rick's in that place you take coal from or close. It's not in America.
    Our contribution to global heating
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    Of course, you don't take coals to Newcastle, I mixed up my dooble entendre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    It's almost as if pioneers said hey there coal here, what shall we call this place?
    I know.....

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    That's actually what did happen. The coal seams were very apparent in the cliffs of our Newcastle. You know, there's coal 'ere, we'll hafta call it Newcastle.

    Like 'New South Wales' - good grief!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    That's actually what did happen. The coal seams were very apparent in the cliffs of our Newcastle. You know, there's coal 'ere, we'll hafta call it Newcastle.

    Like 'New South Wales' - good grief!
    Well, they were south & they hadn't seen those cetaceans before?
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    And, yes, of course, they famously had difficulty with 'h'
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    Busy day in new wetland, it didn't rain so a visit to one of the boat kids we've known since he was 5.
    Just arrived in from Indonesia with a stop at png.
    Traded a pile of fishing gear for..
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    It's the real thing. A hollowed out log.

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    Interesting day yesterday, quick trip over to Opua to help my friend put his boat back in the water and get his forestay back on. He had to take it off for the travel lift and it doesn't have a bottlescrew. Boing....
    Geez, wrong pic..try again.( once a photo has been uploaded you can't get rid of it. It's a Californian quail making a racket outside the house just now)
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    A balsa core boat, we've cruised about 6 or 8000 miles beside them since 17, a very good cruiser. Went into some tricky places and did some memorable things. I followed them out of Ogea, very shallow and they cut lines in the sand as we left there. Being 6 or so inches shallower we just slipped on out without touching.
    The other very memorable place and sail with Matia was leaving Oneata in the Southern Lau group at 10 pm. Pitch black and some rain, 20 knots right behind, we did 7 and 8 knots across the lagoon and threaded the reef pass and coral heads by instruments and the shine of the breaking waves. It took a lot of trust and confidence in our equipment and methods going blind like that ,but we had a plan and it worked out perfectly. And it was a thrill.
    And the reason, it allowed us to make the next destinations tricky entrance in daylight and with sun in the right place.
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    Went on to another area to see an old friend. He still owns Aorere, an 1892 Logan. Yet another rolling restoration boat, unrestored in the modern sense. All original hull, possibly a new deck and certainly a new cabin , she was a flush decker originally.
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    She's interesting because she's a Logan senior, someone who built in the old style near plank on edge. His sons, the Logan brothers were also building their first boats in 92 but they were modern with more developed bilges and cut away somewhat in the forefoot.
    Terry took her to Tonga and back in the 80s, a trip unsuited to the type of vessel, pretty hairy by the sounds of it.
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    Aorere needs more overhang! Looks like a pretty boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Aorere needs more overhang! Looks like a pretty boat.
    She was always one the most elegant of the NZ classics in all the historical photos I felt. Like nearly all of them they've had different deck structures and rigs over the century plus they've been around. She has a cruising gaff rig in her now but still gets along nicely.

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    Also in the haulout area was Alma G.
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    Possibly one of this Country's most famous game fishing launches. 1922 Zane Grey and all that.
    She was a sedan top originally and has had her bow raised, that would be her original sheerline aft.
    Hard working boat.

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    And one more from that location
    Pretty interesting I think.

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    This is a tourist attraction based on an old sugar barge called the tui.
    But the spars are from the wreck of Endeavour II or the (aka)Monte Cristo lost off Northland in the.... 70s?. I seem to recall a forum member was crew in her earlier life , so he would have climbed over them. Now who was that...was it Ron?

    Anyway, there's a scale of the thing link to the WBF for you.

    When originally rigged as the Kelly Tarlton Elingamite treasure museum. I expect that as the years have gone by the rest of the rig has decayed and has been removed.
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    Was it Roger Taylor of 'Roc' and 'Ming Ming'

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