Launching the Yak in Napier.

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hermodo
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Location: napier

Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:16 pm

Well, with the Port having closed the ( Bout Ramp), oh my God ,what a typo in the title of an article!! I left it that way because once I had posted it I couldn't change it ! I'm sensitive to incorrect spelling . Probably my years in the printing industry, but that was a doozy!
Anyway, I have noticed that the remaining launching spots in Napier have come under increased pressure, and people are being forced to park their empty boat trailers in suburban streets near the boat ramp. This will piss all the residents off. All these people have paid a premium property price to live near the sea, and now their parking is compromised? Seriously ?
Not only is the surrounding area coming under pressure, but multiple vehicles are now churning up the soft tidal shingle/mud base putting fizz boats in .
Yesterday I noticed a few fish frames floating in the wash,and there are no toilets anywhere close by. I know how the city council works , I work for the council! and believe me this could take a while to work out. In the meantime please look after our remaining launch spots, take home your rubbish , be considerate, and keep having fun .

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Epicskwid
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:48 pm

It's a mess at the port. It's all being slowly closed in to make way for the new wharf. I have been launching off breakwater beach by taking the yak down on its wheels through basically an obstacle course. My trailer and car barely fit in the parks out on the road. I launch here whenever the swells too big at other spots, which is quite often. Who knows what they will do with the area. my money is that it'll get shut down
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Hairy Little Dwarf
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:15 pm

hermodo wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Well, with the Port having closed the ( Bout Ramp), oh my God ,what a typo in the title of an article!! I left it that way because once I had posted it I couldn't change it ! I'm sensitive to incorrect spelling . Probably my years in the printing industry, but that was a doozy!
All sorted, you can rest easier now. Not sure how you managed to swap 'u' for 'a' given they're at opposite ends of the keyboard :lol:
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