Page 70 of 71 FirstFirst ... 2060697071 LastLast
Results 2,416 to 2,450 of 2461

Thread: First boating weekend of the season...

  1. #2416
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Vancouver Island
    Posts
    2,120

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Don't let the rain stop you, the sun will be right back any day! Shannon and I just completed our longest trip on Accolade, 27 nights aboard with three stops for supplies. Lots of good sailing weather which means sheltered anchorages, good books and hiking between the raindrops around here for us this fall.
    Tks for this thread as I've been following your travels for years now. / Jim

  2. #2417
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wongawallan Oz
    Posts
    16,041

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Today we want to load and go, but not before a quick supply run in the car with no top (only rich people get cars with a roof).
    Naturally after weeks of pristine spring weather it began showering half way there, and now is persisting down.
    Someone once told me that a "convertible" in New Zealand is a bucket without a lid - you rarely take it out without filling it with water
    Larks

    “It’s impossible”, said pride.
    “It’s risky”, said experience.
    “It’s pointless”, said reason.
    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

    LPBC Beneficiary

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!"

  3. #2418
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Good on you ,Jim. The rain did indeed stop, we did get loaded up and gone and although we did have a breeze, now we're slipping along at about 4 in a lightening gasp of wind. And Greg is right too, I did get water on my knees on the MG.
    Bird rock and Piercy and cape Brett hidden under the bow.
    20201027_144950.jpg

    Just about to post this and a bonito jumped on the line
    Last edited by John B; 10-26-2020 at 09:07 PM.

  4. #2419
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Auriol, France
    Posts
    90

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    This is only to push out to sea 😊. I'm gonna "set sail" this afternoon from Fos sur Mer to Ajaccio, but it is much less promising than yours 😉 Have a good one !!

  5. #2420
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Location
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    186

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Second weekend of the season, here in the UK, with the Tri-Icicle race, a twenty mile round trip. Only the second time I haven't competed in the last 20 years, as my sailing compatriot, is still recovering from an accident 14 months ago.. With covid restrictions, I couldn't even go down to watch the start this year..
    Just an amateur bodging away..

  6. #2421
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    victoria, australia. (1 address now)
    Posts
    63,318

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Next weekend is the opening of our sailing season which, barring another outbreak, will continue almost normally.
    The weather however does not look cooperative!

  7. #2422
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    The fush. I'm assuming Bonito but have some doubts due to the flesh colour and general edibility, which is good compared to a Skippy/ bonito.
    Robbie?

    20201027_164219.jpg.

    Edit, fishy buddy reckons juvenile bigeye tuna.
    Last edited by John B; 10-27-2020 at 08:18 PM.

  8. #2423
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Nice night in Whangamumu harbour but light and headed today, might stop and do the miles on fri and sat when we have some wind.
    Mimiwhangata beckons, one of our favourite spots.

    It ain't Fiji, but we try.
    20201028_134406.jpg

    Danger rock off Whangaruru.
    20201028_113916.jpg
    I wonder why they call it that.
    Last edited by John B; 10-27-2020 at 07:52 PM.

  9. #2424
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    23,474

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    The fush. I'm assuming Bonito but have some doubts due to the flesh colour and general edibility, which is good compared to a Skippy/ bonito.
    Robbie?

    20201027_164219.jpg.

    Edit, fishy buddy reckons juvenile bigeye tuna.
    Bonito are striped.
    Rick

    Lean and nosey like a ferret

  10. #2425
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Waikato. NewZealand
    Posts
    3,120

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    The fush. I'm assuming Bonito but have some doubts due to the flesh colour and general edibility, which is good compared to a Skippy/ bonito.
    Robbie?

    20201027_164219.jpg.

    Edit, fishy buddy reckons juvenile bigeye tuna.
    Bonito have stripes and with that dorsal fin I would agree with your buddy and say very young Bigeye Tuna.
    Seems very early in the season for them though, the water temperature must be quite warm for October.
    I once thought I was wrong, but I was wrong, I wasn't wrong.

  11. #2426
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Waikato. NewZealand
    Posts
    3,120

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    See that big school of fish...
    That is what I used to drift fish into with a trout fly rod and a tiny Translucent Shrimp pattern fly.
    Wrecked quite a bit of gear doing it. Fresh water fishing gear don't like salt water.
    Fun though and caught heaps, Snapper, Trevalli and Kahawai.
    20201028_113916.jpg
    I wonder why they call it that.[/QUOTE]
    I once thought I was wrong, but I was wrong, I wasn't wrong.

  12. #2427
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast Australia
    Posts
    3,294

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie 2 View Post
    See that big school of fish...
    That is what I used to drift fish into with a trout fly rod and a tiny Translucent Shrimp pattern fly.
    Wrecked quite a bit of gear doing it. Fresh water fishing gear don't like salt water.
    Fun though and caught heaps, Snapper, Trevalli and Kahawai.
    20201028_113916.jpg
    I wonder why they call it that.
    [/QUOTE]

    You guys are so lucky with great fishing action like that.

  13. #2428
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Bonito are striped.
    This one did actually look quite a bit different before being bled, but I was focused on the skippy v albacore thing...bait v chicken of the sea.

  14. #2429
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie 2 View Post
    See that big school of fish...
    That is what I used to drift fish into with a trout fly rod and a tiny Translucent Shrimp pattern fly.
    Wrecked quite a bit of gear doing it. Fresh water fishing gear don't like salt water.
    Fun though and caught heaps, Snapper, Trevalli and Kahawai.
    20201028_113916.jpg
    I wonder why they call it that.
    [/QUOTE]

    There were several of those trevally schools, we hooked a kahawai at one and a rat kingy at another. Kahawai jumped off and the kingy put back.

  15. #2430
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Waikato. NewZealand
    Posts
    3,120

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    This is the fly I used on those schools of fish.
    Saltwaterfly.jpg
    And this is an undersized Kingfish I got as well.
    I hooked up on a Kahawai and the Kingfish grabbed it.
    Took a loooooong time to get it in but just too small so back it went.
    Fun though.
    SmallKingfish2002.jpg
    I once thought I was wrong, but I was wrong, I wasn't wrong.

  16. #2431
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I have some fly gear but it's just too much with all our rigging, love to try it one day.

    Today was slatting. I hate slatting in a metre of seaway and just not enough wind, so it's in to Tutukaka for the night. Hoping for a breeze tomorrow, it's 50 miles or so.

  17. #2432
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Now we're rolling at anchor. No, really, pretty sure Rowdy Yates just rode past singing the theme song .

  18. #2433
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    23,474

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    This one did actually look quite a bit different before being bled, but I was focused on the skippy v albacore thing...bait v chicken of the sea.
    They're really bold stripes that don't fade. It's probably the only fish in the tuna family that I can identify correctly!
    Rick

    Lean and nosey like a ferret

  19. #2434
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    We hauled out the old Hood mizzen staysail and went from 4.6 to 6 knots. Hoping it hangs in.
    20201030_102358.jpg

  20. #2435
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    23,474

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Everyone knows that when it comes to boats, the older the better ....

    Hahahahahahahahaha

    Looks nice out there. I'm envious. Has to be more fun than planking a ceiling.
    Rick

    Lean and nosey like a ferret

  21. #2436
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Well, with old boats it's sealing a planking, eh.

  22. #2437
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Anchored up in North Cove Kawau.
    A nice NIS beside us, Taliesin up in front.
    Alia, the Atkin Thistle, the wanderer of the Pacific, also just in front.
    Alia last night in Bon Accord harbour, distorted by the phone camera but you get the gist.
    20201030_182928.jpg

  23. #2438
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    23,474

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I can't see inny of the gists!
    Rick

    Lean and nosey like a ferret

  24. #2439
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    23,474

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    What a lovely spot!
    Rick

    Lean and nosey like a ferret

  25. #2440
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    St. Helens, Oregon
    Posts
    2,459

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Nearly Halloween...there should be gists all over the place!

  26. #2441
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    You guys.
    The sun came out, then it went in, then water fell from the sky, naturally we were dinghying at the time for it is written.
    The NIS, I like it a lot, been monitoring it since it was built in the 90s sometime.
    20201031_120204.jpg

  27. #2442
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Some boat , looks like it's done some miles.
    Attachment 71869

    20201031_120251.jpg
    Has it stayed this time.?
    The reason for the trip was to celebrate Larry's very full life. It was quite moving to see Taliesin there.
    It was an uplifting evening , wonderful speakers and a terrific memorial to the man.
    Last edited by John B; 11-01-2020 at 05:31 PM.

  28. #2443
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    ^ Yet another image didn't take I see now. Shame

    I sailed 3/4 of the way and motored the last bit to Tutukaka harbour, must have been 8 or 9 hours. Home alone, I had posted Kirsty off to Auckland via Steve H and Peter Brookes' boatbuilding yard open day, talk about things working out.
    But some action around the boat this morning , in the glassy conditions.
    A fleet of young kingfish, we call them rat kingys, rose once too often for this guy who happened to have a light softbait rod handy.
    20201102_091512.jpg
    Took a bit to get them excited enough but landed and released that one after 2 hookups. Just now, 7 minutes ago.
    Last edited by John B; 11-21-2020 at 03:21 PM.

  29. #2444
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Waikato. NewZealand
    Posts
    3,120

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    I have heard it said......
    "If Kingies were as big as Marlin, we would never land one".
    I once thought I was wrong, but I was wrong, I wasn't wrong.

  30. #2445
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    That be true. I'm ready if one jumps aboard.
    FB_IMG_1604351021608.jpg
    Heading up the coast to Brett, there's supposed to be 15 going 20, on the nose but there ain't. Shook out my reefs.

    20201103_093155.jpg
    A bit hoppy.
    Last edited by John B; 11-02-2020 at 04:05 PM.

  31. #2446
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    The engine crapped out at Tutukaka, I got it to run after an hour of being cunning, because clever I ain't.. made it out of the harbour. Then it died again so it was a wait for the sea breeze to kick in and the decision to go for the big open harbour at Whangaruru rather than the tighter one at Whangamumu. Mumu is a slot open to the east with high hills, forecast wind NE. So Ruru it was as above. Lovely sail in and nice night. Easy to sail off ,tack off towards Chile for 1/2 an hour and a tack to not quite lay the Cape 15 miles away. But it shifted and I layed through so it ended up well.
    Gee, interrupted by duckling invasion, these are the new ones, I didn't know they even came up to the house.
    20201104_105522.jpg

    So where was I , yep so sailed onto anchor and off the next morning, we often do that to keep our hand in anyway so no sweat. Sailed around Piercy to our marina in Kerikeri and sailed onto anchor outside to tidy up sails etc
    Spent 15 minutes making the motor go again to get in and popped her on her berth. Unless I can bodge up a fix that might be the end of boating for the season. I cant imagine doing a repower until next year.

    The mastodon aka Piercy rock outside Cape Brett.
    20201103_120907.jpg
    Last edited by John B; 11-03-2020 at 05:19 PM.

  32. #2447
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    23,474

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    What's the issue with the engine JB? Repower sounds a bit serious!
    Rick

    Lean and nosey like a ferret

  33. #2448
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Bay of Islands,N.Z.
    Posts
    27,363

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    What's the issue with the engine JB? Repower sounds a bit serious!
    I've been keeping this thing going for years, Rick. The problem now is one thing that no doubt could be fixed, it's going to be corrosion or a ruptured gasket in the freshwater circuit.
    But on top of that there's all the other stuff that's due like exhaust elbow, another turbo ( 12 years after the last one) , control panel issues with lights etc dieing, I could spend 10 k on it and still have a 5000 hr , 30 year old motor. Perkins parts for the prima are getting hard to get and its like being in the clutches of a userer trying to buy them. We know how the marine market works, producer sells at 100 percent to agent who puts 100 percent who supplies to local agent who takes 100 percent who wonders why buyer gets cynical about paying 600 bucks for something that has a clear and profitable fair sale price of about 250. It's a racket.

    We aren't going to the Pacific again with this engine. It'd be nice If I could bodge it up for 4 or 6 months to get through our summer , I have some ideas.

    Meanwhile the rain is near horizontal here at home today, it's nasty out there. Glad I'm home, glad I went with my gut and took that light westerly to start North on Sunday. If I'd left it, let it go and waited so I could be more social I'd still be out in this 'orrible stuff.
    Last edited by John B; 11-04-2020 at 06:00 PM.

  34. #2449
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wongawallan Oz
    Posts
    16,041

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post

    Meanwhile the rain is near horizontal here at home today, it's nasty out there. Glad I'm home, glad I went with my gut and took that light westerly to start North on Sunday. If I'd left it, let it go and waited so I could be more social I'd still be out in this 'orrible stuff.
    Sounds like the front that went through here on the weekend - keep an eye out for neighbours BBQ cover would you JB? It took off heading your way.........
    Larks

    “It’s impossible”, said pride.
    “It’s risky”, said experience.
    “It’s pointless”, said reason.
    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

    LPBC Beneficiary

    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great!"

  35. #2450
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Port Stephens
    Posts
    23,474

    Default Re: First boating weekend of the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I've been keeping this thing going for years, Rick. The problem now is one thing that no doubt could be fixed, it's going to be corrosion or a ruptured gasket in the freshwater circuit.
    But on top of that there's all the other stuff that's due like exhaust elbow, another turbo ( 12 years after the last one) , control panel issues with lights etc dieing, I could spend 10 k on it and still have a 5000 hr , 30 year old motor. Perkins parts for the prima are getting hard to get and its like being in the clutches of a userer trying to buy them. We know how the marine market works, producer sells at 100 percent to agent who puts 100 percent who supplies to local agent who takes 100 percent who wonders why buyer gets cynical about paying 600 bucks for something that has a clear and profitable fair sale price of about 250. It's a racket.

    We aren't going to the Pacific again with this engine. It'd be nice If I could bodge it up for 4 or 6 months to get through our summer , I have some ideas.

    Meanwhile the rain is near horizontal here at home today, it's nasty out there. Glad I'm home, glad I went with my gut and took that light westerly to start North on Sunday. If I'd left it, let it go and waited so I could be more social I'd still be out in this 'orrible stuff.
    I see! I see a repowering thread emerging ....
    Rick

    Lean and nosey like a ferret

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •