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Old 11-07-2007, 01:29   #16
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Could you guys please throw in some lons and lats so l can look it up......
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:07   #17
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Keri Keri mentioned above:

35° 11'48.51" S
174° 2'10.88" E

From Google Earth I think that's right next to the guy's boat.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:09   #18
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Towns repeatedly hit by extreme weather may have to move - PM - 11 Jul 2007 - NZ Herald: New Zealand National news
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Old 11-07-2007, 22:13   #19
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thanks craig...
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:32   #20
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just got the power back on after 48 hours without, still blowing but moderating, went to Whangarei yesterday, lots of trees up rooted along the way with several blocking SH1, 1 way traffic at times. Rang the tutukaka marina on tuesday and was told that they had been checking all the mooring warps etc and all was fine. got a cell message today that both of Gwalarns bow lines had broken and she had rotated 180 degrees into the berth behind the aft mooring pole with the dinghy in the davits having taken the brunt of the initial backing manouvre hanging by one hoisting tackle, the other having broken. Luckily the yacht that normaly sits in the berth that I am now occupying was somewhere else.Would have hated for it to have been there my alloy versus fibreglass doesn't make for a good combination. There are reports of several yachts breaking their moorings in Parua bay and being washed ashore and one large launch being washed ashore at Tutukaka and supposedly being totalled.Will be off to Toot first thing in the morn to check for damage.
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Old 12-07-2007, 13:44   #21
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I went out to mine yesterday. Still blowing, but not as strong as it has been.
I have very restricted room in my birth. So I have a small line at mid ships that helps hold the boat to the jetty, or she drifts out toward the boat on the other side of me. The wind was so strong side on, that line let go and she drifted across to the other boat. She didn't quite touch thankgoodness. The Stern and bow lines were just tight enough to hold her off.
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We are off to Tutukaka to inspect any damage and put Gwalarn back on her own set of poles,I have a mate who is of to Tonga but he wont leave today as it is friday the 13th, he's sailing Saturday morn.
Weather wise we have only suffered from a lot of broken branches on a large Macrocarpa tree, the bonus, the water tank is overflowing.
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Just got electricity back on at the house after 48hrs, it was like living on the boat again.
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Stories from the front...
Crew.org.nz :: View topic - Storm News

(Sorry I can't resist a promotional opportunity when it arises...)
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geez, followed the link and ended up spending the night there.
Must have been a real Rocna of a link
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Inspection done, damage limited to the dinghy now looking very second hand, it had been hanging from one davit and chafing between the pole and the self steering gear and one life ring bracket badly crunched. Mine was 1 of 2 yachts that chaffed through the bow lines and rotated 180 degrees, Luckily both of the moorings that we rotated into were empty. The Marina supplies the mooring lines but doesn't put on a protection sleeve. As they are spliced it is near impossible to put them on afterwards. The marina Manager said they had a 180 kmh wind reading, probably from the Tutukaka light on the headland. Saw the remains of a launch on the beach in small heaps, liveaboard, not insured, apparently the owner turned down an offer of a berth in the marina as the storm was approaching. He saved some clothing and washed it at the marina laundry but some lowlife stole the lot!!
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Here's the story... more drama:
Storm destroys yachtie's home, thief takes clothes - 13 Jul 2007 - The big storm
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Craig's link didn't work for me.
Storm destroys yachtie's home, thief takes clothes - 13 Jul 2007 - NZ Herald: New Zealand National news
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One thing I noticed in the previous article Craig cited was this quote:
New Zealand settlements being repeatedly hit by adverse weather conditions may have to consider moving, the Prime Minister has said.

I can only imagine the uproar here in the US if Bush had said something equally sensible after Kartrina! Instead we attack the insurance companies for refusing to lose money by insuring such dwellings!
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Hope things are calming down... I land in Auckland on the 19th for a flying visit. Was hoping for sun and 20C, but I suppose that's too much to ask for.

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