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Fiji Bitter

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@timmytwinstay and @billy backstay

I thought you might be friends  :)
My kids have 1000 of friends, on facebook.

Freud would have explained the phenomenon if he was still alive today, ah well, maybe his name was Sigmund Elvis...

Disclaimer: Early morning after a fight with one of my kids, because I cut off his internet access. And while sipping my first coffee as usual.

 
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billy backstay

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No worries mate  :)


To summarize, Stearns hydraulics were crap, compared to old school, heavy, leaky, unreliable.  Windward Passage would leak water into the wood hull at the keel-hull joint, when the backstay was wanked down good!

'82 SORC Stearns had 2 guys in a van full time, keeping hydros on Evergreen and Passage working, not good!

 

trt131

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All the talk of TNZ trying to lever money from the government begs the question, how much money to you think the Gov. should stump up and how much do you think the gov will stump up.  Do you think the Gov should be bailing out private entities and should they do it for all private entities that are having trouble with funding.

 

Stingray~

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All the talk of TNZ trying to lever money from the government begs the question, how much money to you think the Gov. should stump up and how much do you think the gov will stump up.  Do you think the Gov should be bailing out private entities and should they do it for all private entities that are having trouble with funding.
Seems like the Govt and Auk used the AC as an excuse to forward preplanned budget works to improve the waterfront, all good. The TV coverage of NZ enjoying a COVID-free life must have been worth some kinda value too, plus the general Kiwi entertainment.

Once 2024 rolls around? Some of that value will diminish, folks will be rocking their favorite destinations again, instead. Auk surely has the upper hand here against the possible mystery-venue bids, with the area they already provided for hosting a few teams so easily. 

 
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jaysper

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Seems like the Govt and Auk used the AC as an excuse to forward preplanned budget works to improve the waterfront, all good. The TV coverage of NZ enjoying a COVID-free life must have been worth some kinda value too, plus the general Kiwi entertainment.

Once 2024 rolls around? Some of that value will diminish, folks will be rocking their favorite destinations again, instead. Auk surely has the upper hand here against the possible mystery-venue bids, with the area they already provided for hosting a few teams so easily. 
Remember that just as it will be easy for Kiwis to travel overseas, it will be easy for peeps to travel here which I'd expect to meet than offset the losses.

 

Sailbydate

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I wonder how much Christchurch City Council put up for SailGP, in January 2022?

Maybe the Council will develop an appetite for International Regattas. Could put some additional pressure on Auckland City Council too.

 

weta27

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I wonder how much Christchurch City Council put up for SailGP, in January 2022?

Maybe the Council will develop an appetite for International Regattas. Could put some additional pressure on Auckland City Council too.
Good luck sailing AC75s on Lyttelton Harbour!

 

Barnyb

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Gissie

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Knowing our brilliant local body politicians, the answer will be about 5 times more than they should have.

Retards.
The worst is how they fail as MP's then drop down to local politics. We have John Carter up here. What a useless wanker he while in parliament, now an even bigger wanker as the mayor.

Still at least we don't have Goff. And poor old ChCh has Dalziel. :lol:

 

Gissie

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Didn't he have to leave cos he used the identity of a dead baby to get a passport? Or am I thinking of another useless cunt?
Forgot about that slimy episode. It was Garrett from ACT under that idiot Hide. He went local politics as well I think. Carter was just a typical useless tosser given a medal for doing bugger all.

 




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