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    We should be there Greg ,you could check it out. No its on the Keri peninsular, so Northern side of the inlet.The boat will be further out at Opito bay.
    What area are you in?

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    t’other side to you JB - Pa Rd, but I’ll be looking for an excuse to get away and would love to see where you are going to move to. Are you still on xxx xxx267?
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    Nice one John. Dont be in too much of a rush to get completely rid of the wattle, if it is black wattle it makes good firewood, and it grows fast enough to be an endless supply .
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    t’other side to you JB - Pa Rd, but I’ll be looking for an excuse to get away and would love to see where you are going to move to. Are you still on xxx xxx267?
    Yep, that would be great to see you,Greg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    Nice one John. Dont be in too much of a rush to get completely rid of the wattle, if it is black wattle it makes good firewood, and it grows fast enough to be an endless supply .
    I've been told that Grant, there's enough to be selective though, a few monsters amongst them.
    What does one do with monkey apple, I'm going to knock a lot of young ones down and end up with 3 in+- poles....10 to 15 ft or so.

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    You seem to have a whole array of different pests to us.

    Rick

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    Our possum pest is protected in AU. As an introduced and particularly destructive beastie, they get shot ,poisoned, trapped and run down without compassion here...unlike Rasputin it usually only takes one of the above to do the job.
    Stoats rats and wabbits. (I put weasels, ferrets and parking wardens in with the stoats as they're all the same basic genus.)
    One of those is protected though, so you have to be a bit careful.

    To get back to boating, I stuffed another dinghy in the van, my eldest daughters sabot,....and sanded and gave a lick of paint to the fabulous stripper so we can tow that north next week. It seems to require a coat of 2 pot undercoat every 3 to 5 years ,after I tape or fill any beach damage from the period.
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    In other news , Our lovely eldest gal is working hard and now engaged. She organises and runs 'everything' still.



    the youngest kid , the slightly weird kid, graduated this year and now has a Psychology degree. ( She's in London now taking some time to travel and work) Did I already put that here?


    but in breaking news.... The boy recovered from his accident in may or june and also just graduated with a degree in Maritime engineering. The same day as his results came in he had a contract in his email with a local naval architectural firm, and starts in january! tinny. Exciting firm too. A few years working there and he might be able to write NA after his name.


    Thats him on the left a few years ago. His mate Jake on the right is on a superyacht, been to the Horn and Patagonia, 50,000 miles in the last 2 years.
    Something trickled down to those boat kids...
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    You always claimed to be a homebody. Must have been the mother. Wonderful.

    Rick

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    I'm pleased to hear that your son recovered well. Congratulations on achieving his degree! (That applies to his Mum and Dad too!)
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Lots of good news to round out the year John. Great to hear.

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    Congratulations to your offspring. They are deserving of success.

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    Thanks for the kind thoughts.

    We went to poor ignored Riada on Tuesday to check her for leaving wed for a trip up the coast. No glycol left in the engine. After the initial dreaded though of a compressed fresh circuit and all that implies ,occams razor presented an awkward but best case scenario. The mechanical seal on the water pump had gone through age and hours. Thanks to advice from a friend I found an old school tradesman who rebuilt it for me. Left today ,sat for kawau and the bay of islands by mon hopefully.
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    Must have been done unhappy moments there!Glad you were able to get it sorted with only a delay. A Christmas not on Riada would have totally flummoxed the fat guy with the beard.

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    Hey. I'm clean shaven....fer now.
    Currently off Tutukaka...very light sea breeze and we reverted to motor sailing.

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    I didn't get it at first either. It must be because I'm in the Nile.

    Rick

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