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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 21-08-2020, 20:01
Replies: 56
Views: 3,559
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Second liveaboard question: aerobic exercise?

Is'nt deep water aqua-jogging just for unco's who can't swim? Why not learn to swim mate?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-08-2020, 19:51
Replies: 45
Views: 4,908
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Amel 50 vs. Garcia 52 vs. Discovery 48

Not true. Have done 40,000nm mainly solo on 68ft, and 10,000nm on 50 footer. Am far from unique in this. Have never felt limited to 2-3 hrs, and certainly never due to the possibly harder work of...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 15-08-2020, 22:44
Replies: 54
Views: 3,553
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: exceeding inflatable outboard hp rating

I had a 18Hp on a 9Hp rated Aquapro 2.4 for years. I mirror calm water the GPS showed 45knots flat out. I could pass a smaller jetski, but needed to be well braced in, sitting on the floor.

I...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-08-2020, 15:40
Replies: 1,583
Views: 129,544
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: corona virus alerts - Latest cruising Information for vessels/locations/rules

I spoke with a senior and informed advisor to NZ Government last night, privately, but not In Confidence. That person expects a much wider lockdown is coming, but does admit nothing is certain.
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Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 09-08-2020, 21:32
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Cruisers seeking humanitarian refuge in NZ

If it takes nearly 5 more months to arrange travel between NZ and Cook Is, then my strong view ... that the average S.P. cruisers are stuffed for the cyclone season ... just got a lot stronger.
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Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 09-08-2020, 21:02
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Cruisers seeking humanitarian refuge in NZ

It appears to me that this is not policy, it's a proposal, probably one of many.
Quite different from an announced exemption process.

That said, there has been a general exemption process that...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 07-08-2020, 20:09
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 07-08-2020, 18:44
Replies: 314
Views: 21,026
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: This Is Why People Get It Wrong

The instructor is using "Wind over right side = right-of-way" as a mnemomic. It's helpful in that regard ... then it's easier to remember his term "right-of-way" actually means "Stand-on".

For...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 02-08-2020, 22:20
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Cruisers seeking humanitarian refuge in NZ

Be gentle. At least Rolf was in tune with his singing of it. Or is this about the Sheep Herpes as a CV inoculation again?
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 02-08-2020, 20:27
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Cruisers seeking humanitarian refuge in NZ

There's been several good comments in this thread about "risk" of Covid. Of course sailors are always assessing various risks, accepting a few risks, and eliminating or minimising risk where we...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 02-08-2020, 01:47
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Cruisers seeking humanitarian refuge in NZ

Your comment are misleading. They ignore the nuances. Yes NZ wants to open up borders ... contingent on ..... "when it is safe to do so". Same with Samoa. And there were stuffups that allowed...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 01-08-2020, 19:27
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Cruisers seeking humanitarian refuge in NZ

It's not a case of "not much risk" its zero risk please.
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 01-08-2020, 19:21
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Cruisers seeking humanitarian refuge in NZ

Yeah those tourists that got stuck here in NZ during lockdown, when everyone was required to stay put in their place from 26 March, unable to move their vehicles other than for a grocery or...
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 01-08-2020, 19:08
Replies: 132
Views: 10,044
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Cruisers seeking humanitarian refuge in NZ

The widely held sentiment in NZ is that there is no way health authorities and the wider population, and therefore the Government, will be not take any unnecessary risk of Covid returning. They will...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-07-2020, 16:46
Replies: 1,583
Views: 129,544
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: corona virus alerts - Latest cruising Information for vessels/locations/rules

The reason is that current testing is still not 100% reliable. Here in NZ we are given that as the reason why people returning to the country are both quarantined for 14 days, and tested twice (day...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 16-07-2020, 20:42
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: How do I rig reefing lines with 5 cringles?

I use light bungy, not ties. Every-so-often (few years or so) some (overtired) clown forgets to undo one of the ties before shaking the reef out, or the deckhand assures the skipper they're all out...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 14-07-2020, 22:02
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Customs Immigration Agents for Capt n Crew

Thanks, that confirms my thought. Except the "Primary Agent" could be in NZ, but could just as easily be anywhere, also with offices across time zones so as to rotate service through the time zones....
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 14-07-2020, 21:00
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Customs Immigration Agents for Capt n Crew

Does anyone know of and can recommend a firm that offers this service throughout NZ, Aust, Pacific?

I'm tired of, for each country, going through the process of:
- researching and ensuring the...
Forum: Pacific & South China Sea 11-07-2020, 21:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,885
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: Fiji and AIS tracking

I didn't understand how Lima ("you should stop you vessel immediately") would be used in this situation. Having checked: "The (Lima) flag is flown from a ship that is either arriving in port with...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 06-07-2020, 20:19
Replies: 106
Views: 10,402
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: AMEL - Death of the Cruising Ketch ?

Referring to the beaut. photo ... Do you find, (as I did) having the mizzen up in a following wind adds no extra speed but is harder on the wheel? - harder to exactly maintain course?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-07-2020, 18:41
Replies: 106
Views: 10,402
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: AMEL - Death of the Cruising Ketch ?

Maybe I've gotta really get up with the times .... But having sloops for 15 years and a ketch for 15 years ...

The main thing for my about my ketch was the easier balancing of the vessel - 20...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-07-2020, 18:28
Replies: 106
Views: 10,402
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: AMEL - Death of the Cruising Ketch ?

No more galley slaves
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galley_slave
(The Wiki reference is to prove I am not referring the Admiral - Galley salves as in Greece, Sparta, Rome)
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-06-2020, 16:53
Replies: 1,016
Views: 45,619
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: What Happened to Covid-19?

I recently read an essay about the method of dealing with the plague in the 15th to 17th century, in French towns (I gather). The essay was written in 1919 by a french historian, and written in the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 25-06-2020, 16:15
Replies: 1,016
Views: 45,619
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: What Happened to Covid-19?

He's just trying to find ways of appealing to people to wear them. Appealing in as many ways possible. Science + sham + community spirit + ... everything that may work ...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 22-06-2020, 22:44
Replies: 1,016
Views: 45,619
Posted By Scotty Kiwi
Re: What Happened to Covid-19?

Yes Sheep Herpes still makes immunity to Covid-5G ... EDIT ... apparently Earwax too. Makes the Netflix not so good though
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